Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter! My kids and I had a nice time with family at my brother's house. We had a big dinner with ham and sausage and cream cheese corn, green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, deviled eggs, and rolls. Then on top of all that, for dessert there was pie and cookies and graham cracker fluff. If you have never tried the fluff, you should! It is so delicious!!

My kids are getting older now, but I still love giving them a basket of goodies on Easter morning.

 For my daughter, who is 18, I gave her peanut butter and chocolate candies and a Starbucks gift card.

My son is 13 and he got sugar free candy and tic tacs (since we eat mostly low carb) and a basketball.

Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Two Week Menu-Low Carb Eating On a Budget|How I Am Losing Weight

I'm back with another 2 week menu. I always shop my refrigerator and cupboard first so that I use what I have on hand. I find this helps keep the cost of my groceries down quite a bit and helps avoid waste! I spent about $125 on what I needed for this 2 weeks. I buy for breakfast, lunch, and dinners.

The Menu

Taco Soup

Velveeta w/ Hamburger Cheese Dip
(with homemade chips)

Breakfast Burritos

Pigs in a Blanket

Baked Pork Chops

Ham & Cheese Sliders

Rotisserie Chicken

Tatertot Casserole

Chicken & Broccoli w/ Alfredo Sauce

Chicken Caesar Wraps

And as always, we have a few nights of leftovers.

**We use low carb tortillas for wraps/burritos & to make our chips. We use a low carb dough for the pigs in a blanket. We use low carb buns.

I would love to hear what you've got on your menu and how you are saving money on your groceries!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Laundry Room Cuteness on a Budget

I decided to give my laundry room a little love and decorate a bit. I did have a couple things hanging on the walls, and an old wash board sitting out, but other than that it was kinda drab. Everything I did here I used things I already had around the house and spent NO MONEY :)

I have had the basket for a long time it came from a thrift store. I keep clothespins in it & carry out with me to hang clothes on the line. I have lots of old glass jars sitting around so I grabbed this little one & put a few clothespins in it. The letter holder thing I got at a thrift store a long time ago. It was ugly and brown. I finally got around to painting it & love it now. I have had the cake plate & thought it looked sweet with another old jar with flowers stuck in it. I have a stash of fake flowers that I have picked up at thrift stores over the years. The are kind of expensive new so I keep my eye out for cheap ones!!
The basket I got as a Christmas gift. It had pedicure stuff in it so I took it out to use for this. Another old jar with powder stain remover in it. The old jar in the back has liquid detergent in it. I had the little pot but it was shiny & didn't go with my decor so I painted it and added faux moss. The piggy bank was something we had laying around. It was gold so more white paint!!

Here I hung a little scrap fabric garland I made from fabric I already had. The WASH sign was an old sign I wasn't using anymore so I gave it a makeover :)

These zero dollar projects really make my day. I love walking into my laundry room now :)

Have you done any cheap decorating lately?? I would love to hear about it! :)

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