Oh how I long to buy all organic! When you’re a family on a budget, how in the world is that going to be possible? You know, I don’t even have the answer to that question, but I’m learning! I’ve tried buying organic here and there, but I’ve never been able to go all out. Usually, it’s because of our limited budget. Most of the time, it’s because we can’t find the foods we love in an organic option. I know, I know, we should just suck it up and sacrifice those things we just ‘have to have’, right? While we are not at the point of going all organic, I feel the first place to start would be with our meats and dairy products. I’ve recently found that organic meats, when found locally, are usually just a $1 or so more than what I’m already spending. Yay! One of the cheapest ways to eat organically while on a budget is to make a casserole! Usually, your additional items aren’t that expensive, and who doesn’t love a one stop meal they can throw together and toss into the oven? Another thing I’ve realized is that it’s more cost efficient to buy a whole chicken and make two meals out of it instead of buying one pack of chicken breasts for just one meal. You can usually cut your costs by $2-$3! If you’re not sold on buying organic meats or not sure what the fuss is about, just watch Food, Inc. Yuck! It has forever changed my perspective of the food industry!
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Can someone please explain to me how in the world a three year old can be bored? Seriously, he has toys, a backyard, crayons, Play Doh, a swing set, LEGOs…but he still manages to be right up under me climbing on me, falling on me and poking me in the face. I figured out pretty quickly that it would be a looong summer if I didn’t find some things to occupy his time and hands. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t want to be around my little boy. I just want him to have fun without maiming me or destroying the house! So I decided to try to find some easy, cheap activities that we could make at home. I’ve taken mental note of several we’re going to try over the summer, so here’s the first one we’ve accomplished. *Insert resounding trumpet – “Ba-da-da-daaa!” here*
Find a cardboard box or gift box.
Cut into fun shapes.
Find shoelaces or strings of yarn.
So I’ve abandoned my old blog for a newer, updated blog…maybe I can figure out WordPress as I go. 🙂 There isn’t much to browse here, but hopefully that will change in the upcoming days/weeks. I can’t wait to share some of the crafts and projects we’ve been working on, so I hope you’ll keep checking in!