Author: ChristinaRRoot

17 of the Best Gifts for Manly Men, Made By a Man!

I hate shopping for my husband Ian. Last year when I got fed up with his less-than stellar suggestions for gift ideas, I went in with my best friend and we got him a gorgeous, custom-made knife. Sadly, the knife company is no longer open, but we did end up with a gorgeous blade that he’ll be able to years. This year, I forced asked him to put together a list so I can send everyone ideas and then, of course, it got turned into a blog post, because I know I’m not the only one out there who is missing...

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How to Convert Pinterest Recipes into Usable Recipes for Menu Planning

Hey budget bosses! I’m so excited to share this video with you! I have been using Cozi for years for my calendar as a companion to my paper planner. I use it for text reminders (mostly for my husband!) and then for important tasks I like to have as part of my normal routine, but I don’t always remember. But the best feature of Cozi is their menu planning interface. Firstly, it’s totally 100% free, and you can import recipes from Pinterest in under 30 seconds. It’s awesome!!!  Here’s the video of how, or if you scroll down a little further there’s...

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How Steam Canning Can Save Time and Effort on Meal Prep (Guest Post)

Canning is the process of preserving food in glass jars so they are shelf stable for up to a year. It is a science (as opposed to an art) that anyone can master, so long as they follow a recipe from a trusted source. Any busy mama can incorporate canning into their cooking routine to preserve a small basket of berries, a few extra tomatoes, or to fill shelf after shelf in their pantry like grandma did; canning is just as versatile as YOU are, homemaker! The Big Myth About Modern Canning Canning has a reputation as being a...

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Stick To Your Budget with these DIY Cash Envelope Systems

For $4.99 this pattern is a great bargain! I love these envelopes with their tabs, they would work well in a large clutch style wallet like the one I have. Get it on Etsy Get it on Etsy Get it on Etsy This $5 envelope pattern from MP Digital Shop is a great little pattern. For the price, you can’t beat it and the design is very minimalist! This beautiful $5 PDF pattern if you’re a stickler for keeping the change in your cash envelope wallet systems together. I personally don’t worry about that, I just throw my change in a jar at home we occasionally empty out for splurges or to meet financial goals faster. Get it on Etsy And, of course, if you have a new envelope system, you’ll need a wallet. Loose cash envelopes are a bad idea. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on them, all of these are less than $20! You’re welcome. 😉 Looking for a cash envelope system that isn’t DIY? Click here to see my favorite non-DIY cash...

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