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Grocery Budgeting + Meal Planning (part 2)

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Hi Friends! Checking in with part 2 of our grocery budgeting strategies. Over the years I’ve dabbled in a lot of different ways to “meal plan” including meal boxes, meal prepping websites that provide you the week’s recipes, making my own recipes for the week, etc. There are a LOT of great resources and strategies out there, but for me, the strategy that works best for me is reverse meal planning. (full disclaimer that if you aren’t super comfortable in … Read More

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Grocery Budgeting (Part 1)

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Hi friends! Checking in today with a topic that I’ve been sharing more about on Instagram and getting SO many questions about: grocery budgeting! I’ve gotten lots of questions from you all about our grocery budgeting process, which has been fairly new to us, too, but something I’ve wanted to get a handle on for a while. Step 1: Know Your AverageIf you want to make an effective grocery budgeting strategy, my first step is to know what you are … Read More

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KALE + PEPPERONI + PEPPERONCINI FLATBREAD FOR ONE

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While I’m not new to the work-from-home game, I know many of you all are probably still working from home more than you ever have in the past. I have a really cute co-worker who is still working at home in our playhouse, which has spurred another home project – a workhouse! I’ll be sharing plenty about our workhouse building project soon – a place for both myself and Joe to work at home but away from home each day … Read More

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DIY Daily Harvest Protein Energy Bites

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You all know by now how much I love Daily Harvest, right? Well when I started to realize that Truett also loved Daily Harvest snacks + smoothies, it because clear to me that I needed to be able to make all these goodies at home, from scratch, because Daily Harvest is way too expensive to justify feeding to my whole family. One of our favorite Daily Harvest treats are their “bites” that are stored in the freezer and eaten cold. … Read More

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Chicken Burrito Bowl Bake

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To say our family has been in a dinner rut would be an understatement. Anyone else feel a little “blah” about meal time lately? With “back to school” fast approaching, I’m feeling the pull to refresh our family dinner round-up. But since Joe is also coaching football and busier than ever, dinner is best in our house if it’s easy to pull together and can be prepared in advance.

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Daily Harvest Review + DIY Daily Harvest Mint Cacao Smoothie

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I have had my eye on Daily Harvest and their yummy-looking smoothies + bowls + bites for a while. If you’re not familiar with Daily Harvest, you can read all about it here, but the basic premise is that it’s a high-quality food delivery service. You fill a box (either monthly or weekly or in a frequency that suits you) and it comes on dry ice with your selections. The Good: -The quality of the ingredients used in their products … Read More

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Chunky Peanut Butter Granola

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Over the last year I learned that one of Joe’s favorite breakfasts is yogurt with granola and fresh berries. I don’t know when I came to this realization – I believe it was on vacation when he mentioned one time while eating yogurt, berries and granola – that he could eat that breakfast every day. And suddenly I realized that I hardly ever had that very combination on hand at our house. Since then, I’ve been working on sampling and … Read More

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Making an Income as a Blogger

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Back when I first started blogging nearly a decade ago (what?!) I had no idea that blogging was something you could make a living doing. I saw a few other bloggers at the time who blogging as a career, but the entire concept was a mystery to me. It wasn’t until a few years later that I started to dream about possibly making blogging something I could do as a career, or at least part of a career, if I … Read More

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Our Family’s All-Time Favorite Biscuits

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Hi friends! I can’t believe that I don’t have this recipe up on the blog. It’s our family’s absolute favorite biscuit recipe and the recipe that my mom made for me growing up, too. I realized I do have a version of this recipe up on the site from years ago, but for some reason I made them with whole wheat flour rather than all purpose flour, a decision I don’t really understand since these biscuits really should just be … Read More

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Easy Beef + Bean Enchiladas

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We might as well just call these “pregnancy enchiladas” since this seems to be one of the few foods that regularly sounds good to me. Even 16+ weeks into this pregnancy I’m still feeling pretty sick to my stomach most days and enchiladas are one of the few foods that I can count on to sit well with me. While I tend to prefer enchiladas from a taste perspective with regular-old white soft taco shells, for the sake of health … Read More