This is Halloween

Well, like everything that has been of the year 2020, we have no idea what Halloween will look like. So, in trying to still make the most of it, and still enjoy every holiday to the fullest, I decided to have some fun decorating for Halloween, which oddly enough – I’ve never really done before!…

#FreefuninAustin

Y’all, I love freebies that involve fun. So when it comes to Summer activities I’m really not down for forking out $100 for a pool pass that rarely gets used or $250+ for a day at the water park. There’s also a lot of focus on South and Central Austin, but I haven’t seen much…

Let’s Eat! 2 Week mealplan

Here’s my 14 day meal plan consisting of mostly organic / “clean-ish” eating options. This feeds a family of 5-6 (sometimes with leftovers depending on how hungry everyone is!). My goal is to get the cost down, but this currently totals around $250 (shopping mostly sale items and/or using cartwheel coupons when shopping at Target)….

Road Trippin’

Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

One-Pot Veggie Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I adore one-pot meals.  Dishes pile continuously throughout the day in my home, so I’m always looking to create less mess when it comes to cooking dinner.  Hallelujah for one-pot meals.  Really, they’re a life-safer for this crazy-busy momma!  Here’s a favorite for us, and thankfully it doesn’t take too many ingredients (or dishes, yay!)…

Eggplant Rigatoni Pasta Bake

I was at the store, stumped on what to make for dinners this week. I feel like I’ve tried a ton of different things from Pinterest, and my family is somewhat bored of the same things on repeat. Luckily, I found a ‘yummy – sounding’ eggplant spread at Trader Joe’s and thought “hmmmm, this might…

Ranch Turkey Roll Ups

Winter break came and went like a flash of lightning.  Still trying to get back into the groove of things.  Along with getting back on schedule I’m also trying to get my freezer stocked for the rest of the school year. My kids are not so much “into” pb & j sandwiches, so it’s a challenge to think…

Zuppa Toscana

I love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, but we try to limit ourselves to eating out only once a week, if that.  So, in an attempt to save money, and have a better knowledge of what ingredients we are consuming, we make an effort to eat at home as a family almost every night of the…

One Pot Tortellini Soup

I’m stumped more often than not on what to cook for my family.  I want something fun and fresh, but I also prefer to sit through dinners without complaint from 3 little mouths…  I also LOVE one-pot, easy, breezy, quick to clean meals that are hearty and filling. Here is a yummy take on tortellini….