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Making Sacrifices To Be A Stay At Home Mom

I’m venting. I pretty much never blog when I feel emotional, but here I go! Right now, I’m feeling the gravity of the decision we made 4 years ago that I would be a stay at home mom. I’m thankful, but annoyed, too. I’m disgruntled. 

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10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants - Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers

10 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Plants

Spring is here! Who’s excited? THIS GIRL! Although I’m becoming more of a winter person the last couple years, mostly due to my love of ice fishing with my family, I absolutely love Spring, and the change of seasons we get to enjoy here in Iowa. Spring is a refreshing change of pace, and it […]

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Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine

Over the Summer, I had the huge privilege of working with Woman’s Day magazine as a contributing blogger on an article titled, “Secrets of the Super Savers“. I was honored to be featured in the September 2015 issue, where I shared some of my favorite frugal ideas and thrifty finds. You can click here to read […]

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20 [Mostly] FREE Things to Do With Your Toddler This Summer

Summer’s here. Actually, it feels like it’s almost over. July has just started, but it’s already a blur on the calendar, filled with one event after another. And by the time August arrives, I’ll feel like it’s practically time for school to start! The days have a way of getting away from me too fast, […]

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How I Turned a $30 Goodwill Cabinet into a Pottery Barn Look Alike!

As you know, I’m sort of a Goodwill Groupie. I frequent all 3 of my local stores, looking for deals. I especially love getting cool pieces of furniture there that are in major need of some TLC. I’ve recently been looking for the perfect piece to complete our screened-in porch. I needed a spot for […]

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Week 3: How I Fed My Family For Under $50 This Week!

If you like my frugal meal plan series, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s $1.99! Hi guys! It’s been FOREVER since I posted meal plans for Week 1 and Week […]

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is one of our favorite go-to cheap meals. It makes mass quantities, everyone loves it, and it’s oh-so-cheap. I always include this on my “favorite freezer meals” list. Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meals Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 55 mins […]

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Thai Ramen Noodles

My Version of “Thai” Ramen Noodles with Peas & Mushrooms

I love Ramen. I could eat it daily, but, sadly, I think it may shorten my lifespan and I’d swell up like a hot air balloon. Did you know that if you ate Ramen Noodles for every meal, every day, for a year, you’d only spend $140 A YEAR on groceries?? It’s true! The dirt […]

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Best-Ever Beans & Rice

This is one of my all time favorite meals! It’s dirt-cheap, healthy and it makes a gigantic pot that you can eat all week or freeze for another meal (freezer meals, yay!!!!) Best-Ever Beans & Rice Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Southern Food Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 90 mins Total time: […]

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Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies

Ok, so this isn’t exactly made-from-scratch…BUT, this is a quick, easy and cheap meal that is great for busy nights. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. Gotta love those freezer meals! And it’s fairly healthy, too, made with grilled chicken and a big dose of veggies! This is definitely a go-to meal […]

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