Where Are We??

Ahh, how life changes, and how quickly it can change! Well first let’s start with my regularly scheduled apology…I am sorry- I went MIA on you…again. Now that being said, life has been crazy for us lately! I started a hyper-local website, it is amazing and has taken off! I am really excited. We may […]

Save Money On Text Books :D

Are you ready for the Spring semester at school? Are you prepared to dish out big bucks for new books? I know I never was, in fact I currently have a huge stack of 10 year old college text books that I couldn’t bear to sell back to the book store and recuperate only 10% […]

Frozen Birthday For Under $100


Want to know what is cliche? My 5 year old wanted a Frozen Birthday Party! #Surprise Well, of course I have to do it better, for less. Because, that is just how I roll. We threw a Frozen Birthday For Under $100- presents, party favors and food!   For our main table we used an […]

Asparagus & Scallop CousCous


I saw this really awesome looking recipe for scallops and it inspired me I love scallops, asparagus and the kids love CousCous (or goose, goose depending on what side of ten years old you live on). This was a huge hit with everyone in our house….This dinner is also an easily transported meal…for ya know, […]

Back To Reality

Well, it has been a whirl-wind kind of summer, and back to school, and work. Okay, life, life has been crazy. I am sorry I haven’t been posting as often as usual. I suck. But in my defense life has gotten busy and I have a lot to tell y’all about. Where to start. Where […]

Recap Of Our August Budget


I am sure some of you have noticed I haven’t done a dedicated budget post in a few months. I tend to negate the budget during the summer, because, well, it’s rather painful to look at. School just started again for us which means I don’t have to take 4 kids on daily, or even […]

The Time My Husband Used Braces To Conduct Electricity (And Invisalign)


I am one of those poeple who are super blessed to have naturally near perfet teeth. I didnt marry someone quite as lucky though, Corey had braces for 4 years in high school and wonky teeth for all his years prior to that. When you put those genes together the odds are the off spring […]

Frugally Refinish Furniture In An Afternoon


I have a sick addiction to refinishing furniture. I would do it all day, every day if I could. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time, nor the resources for that. When the opportunity arises for me (and CJ) to refinish furniture I jump on it (CJ jumps too, just far more reluctantly)! Recently a friend […]

Vegan Rocky Road Ice Cream


Mothers Day was a real win for me, my kids {cough, husband} bought me the Ice Cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid Mixer! I absolutely :pink sparkle heart: ice cream buuut with Mr. Justus’ allergies there isn’t a whole lot of ‘safe’ ice cream out there (same goes for Brett). I made my first batch […]

Mimosa-Esque Recipe


If you have been reading, I am certain you have noticed that Brett’s birthday was yesterday! I can’t believe that he is 7!! Well, we celebrated his birthday this past weekend and I chose to enjoy the kids! How you may ask. By enjoying Mimosas, duh. O Wines sent me some delish wine and said […]