Lean 2019- A Thrifty Year of Penny Pinching

Happy New Year to my beautiful people and readers. I love this time of year.  When the calendar completely changes.. it gives us hope that we too can change, but it is indeed a choice.  Most of us know we don’t need a Monday to start eating healthy, to finally start running when it warms…

How I Try To Beat The Winter Blues

It is another cold day here in Kansas- we have had 4 different snow storms and it isn’t even technically winter for 11 more days.  Now here me when I say:  I love Christmas— but I wouldn’t mind like a California version of how they celebrate it- 80 degrees – no snow- no changes in…

Healthy-ish Homemade Hot Cocoa

Well the snow is falling here in Kansas and baby it’s cold outside. One of the most important lessons that I’m grateful to have learned early on in this parenting thing is— to be Present over Perfect. Rather than stop to fix your kids hat- and square it perfectly so it photographs just right– let the kid…

A Thriftier Way to Swifter

Cleaning… Everyone’s favorite task… NOT. However at the same time- walking around your sparkling clean house feels like nirvana. Rather than use a weekend morning totting around all your cleaning supplies disgruntled from room to room – a trick I learned from the book ‘Simply Clean’ is to break your cleaning task in to daily 10 minute chores you…