Thrifty Thursday – Easter Ideas

Want a quick, easy and “cheap” Easter decoration? Who doesn’t.  This Easter garland is so easy and practically free!

1. Just swing by the hardware store and grab several paint samples in easter colors.

2. Create an egg shaped template with card stock or an extra paint card sample.

3. Trace your egg shape on each paint card.

4. Cut out samples.

5. Use a hole punch or sharp object to make 2 holes in the top of the egg.

6. String the eggs to create a beautiful garland!

Have a “Hoppy” Easter!

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Tip Tuesday – Cook Book Holder

We thought this idea was clever for those that don’t have a cook book stand.  It also works great for those recipes written on paper or printed off the internet. Just clip your recipe on a pant hanger and you’re set.  If you don’t have knobs on your cupboards, try hanging from the handle on your microwave.

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Famous Wet Nurse Saves the Day!

Would you ever be a wet nurse for another baby? It sounds a bit strange but just a few years ago there was no formula. Breast milk was one of the only ways to feed an infant.  If you had no formula and no breast milk, would you allow your baby to be fed by another mother? In a world on convenience it’s hard to image being in this situation. Most mothers would do anything to make sure their baby fed and healthy. We speak in past tense because of the options we have today, but there are many places in the world where options are not available. These are times when the term “it takes a village” makes more sense.

The story below speaks about a courageous event where a mother had to make a decision to feed a starving baby or leave them crying in hunger. Unconcerned about modern society ridicule, this mother made a choice that changed an infant’s day.

Read below:

“On a goodwill trip to Sierra Leone in 2009, Salma Hayek famously breastfed a week-old infant whose mother was too malnourished to produce milk herself. The actress recalled the wet nurse experience.

The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina [then 2-years-old], but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” she says, her voice dropping. “You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”

Hayek says she was hoping to raise awareness that Sierra Leone has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. She went on to say, “I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.”

Years later, Salma continues to answer questions about acting as a wet nurse.

‘If you have milk, you have milk, and if they’re hungry, they’re hungry,” she said. “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other.”


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Food Friday – Asian Meatballs

Are you always looking for delicious healthy recipes?? So are we and this recipe is both. Try it with a little brown rice and edamame and your meal is complete!



Asian Meatballs
Servings: 4




  • 1 lb ground beef, 93% lean
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced cilanto
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp Srircha or other Asian hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mixed together all of the ingredients except the ground beef.
  3. Add the ground beef and mix together with your hands until just combined. Then roll out 20 meatballs. They will be about 1-1.5 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with a touch of cooking spray. Add the meatballs and cook for 4 minutes until browned on all sides.
  5. Finish cooking the meatballs in the oven for an additional 7-8 minutes or until cooked through. You can do this by placing your skillet in the oven if it is oven safe. If not, just pour the meatballs into a glass pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and finish in the oven.


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Thrifty Thursday – Kool-Aid

If cleaning weren’t enough, somehow we find ourselves cleaning the appliances that clean other things like dishwashers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners. The dishwasher seems to create most of the problem, leaving water spots and streaks on the plates we eat off and the glasses we drink from. Although there are many products on the market to clean your dishwasher some can be very expensive.  Yes vinegar works in the rinse cycle, but who knows when that rinse cycle starts??? We found a cheap option that will help to keep your dishwasher clean more frequently.  Kool-Aid…Yup that’s right! The lemonade flavor Kool-Aid (or generic brand) helps to keep the inside of your dishwasher clean.  So grab a few packets of the drink mix the next time you are at the store and start cleaning.  Just pour the powder into the soap dish and run a regular cycle in an empty dishwasher. It MUST be the lemonade flavor. The acid in this particular flavor is the only one that seems to work. Happy cleaning!


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Intoxicated on Life Review

We are so happy to share this great review we got from an awesome blog called “Intoxicated on Life”.  Check out their blog to read our review and get great information, recipes, articles and inspiration. Read our review then visit their site at


More than a Nursing Cover – Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover

bizzy baby nursing cover in use

Not every mama needs (or wants) a nursing cover. It’s every mother’s right to nurse her child however she’s most comfortable—and, for many moms, that means sometimes they’ll use a cover.

I personally stand by my right to public nursing; however, I’ve got plenty of stretch marks and a post-baby belly that I’m not super psyched to show off. For that reason, I’m more comfortable right now throwing on a cover when my little guy is hungry.

Other Nursing Covers

I’ve had other covers before, and usually, the only thing they covered well was the only part I didn’t really care about covering—namely, my baby. Most covers would ride up and expose my yucky stretch marks, or pull to one side and show off some of that lovely muffin top.

I had a cover with supposedly adjustable neck straps and a plastic insert that’s supposed to make it possible to see your baby as you nurse. That particular cover failed me the first time I needed to wash it – the plastic loop seemed to be malformed by the dryer, and the neck strap would never stay strapped. It was a total waste of everything. Oh, and it was ugly and uncomfortable.

How the Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover is Different

When I received this cover from Bizzy Babee Designs, I was excited as soon as I opened the package. First, the fabric was very soft and comfortable (my previous cover was scratchy cotton). It also is designed so it can’t accidentally ride up and show off tummy – there’s full coverage with this cover.

Probably the best thing about it, though, was the fact that it can also function as a top. It comes in five colors that would complement any wardrobe. I’ve put this cover on over a tank top, and gone out in it. It looks like I’m just wearing a cute poncho-type top.

One of the models on the website even shows off the nursing cover by pairing it with a belt. I don’t really want to attract attention to my waistline right now (what with it being virtually nonexistent), but once I’ve gotten my figure back, I will definitely be throwing my belt on over this cover!

This is a very cute, comfortable nursing cover that would be a great solution for any nursing mama!

How to Get Your Own Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover

Each Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover is $39.99—not a bad price for a cover that can easily convert into a top and be a part of your wardrobe for years to come! You can check out their website to purchase one.

Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll also be giving away a Bizzy Babee nursing cover in April!


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Food Friday – Cool Crescent Rolls

Do you love crescent rolls? So do we! They are kind of a guilty pleasure for most of us. Alone they are delicious, but we found this great blog that lists so many ways to use them.  Just reading the story made us hungry. The pizza and s’mores are sure to be a kid favorite. For a list of all of the recipes, click here:


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Thrifty Thursday – Our Favorite App

Have you ever been out shopping and as you walk up to the register it hits you……….Dang it! I forgot my coupon! It is so frustrating knowing you could be saving $5, $10, even $20 dollars. You don’t have time to put everything back, run home to get your coupon, and come back. This has happened to everyone at least once. Well we have your solution. A free app on your phone will solve your issues. GeoQpons is fantastic app that will quickly find the coupons you need. Once the app is downloaded you can easily search the store you are looking for. All of the current coupons will pull up for that retailer/restaurant/etc.. Choose the coupon that saves you the most money based on your purchases. A barcode will pull up for the cashier to scan. Voila! You’re saving money.


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