Family Binder – Free Printable Set!!

If there is one thing I learned, it’s that being organized makes life SOOOO much easier! A “family binder” has worked for me, for years and I’m super excited to be able to have one to share with you! It’s FREE!! You can simply print of pages, pop them into sheet protectors and add to your own binder. Monthly Budget […]

Mermaid Birthday Party – With Free Printables!

This gem comes to us from my friend Jodi — who’s adorable little munchkin just had the big third birthday party! When the little princess insisted on a mermaid birthday party I got right to work researching, brainstorming, creating, and plotting. While she had in mind a Disney Little Mermaid theme I prefer doing a general theme to specific characters. So […]

Wisconsin Crafts From the Land of Cheeseheads!

I am a firm believer that learning can be FUN! This is a great example of this as you can make fun crafts as your kids learn about the great dairy state. Wisconsin is considered the dairy heart of the country, being home to hundreds of acres of land where dairy cows are raised. As part of the Midwestern states, […]

How to Throw a Rainbow Birthday Party

Miss Sarah wanted a Rainbow Birthday Party when she turned 7. It may or may not have been the result of my coaching, as I had stocked up on a few supplies that would really make it work. So, here is what we did and with a budget of under $50.00! We simply got a little creative, and put a […]

Crock Pot Refried Beans

Once you make your own “refried” beans, you will NEVER buy them in a can again! First of all, they are SUPER easy to make! Bulk dried beans are a thriftier version as they run about $1/# when a can of beans runs about $1.50 a can (16oz). Bulk beans makes 6 cups of cooked beans, so you get three […]

Shredded Beef Burrito with Red Sauce

Shredded Beef Burritos are taken to the next level when you use the simple red sauce…and then top with a little queso fresco! So, let’s get started with the red sauce! 12 Smart Points Per Serving Burrito Red Sauce You wil l need: 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce (Mexican preferred) 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 Tbsp. cumin Crushed […]