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That Time I Went Half-Naked to Church

That Time I Went Half-Naked to Church

Barry will tell you that’s an exaggeration. But I’m sure that by the end of this story, if you’re a woman, you’ll agree. If you’re a man…probably not. Because I think as long as men have on underwear, they consider themselves dressed. :-p I’ve already shared this on Instagram, so it might be a repeat for some. :-)

It was the end of the service. We were leaving…having been at church for about 2 1/2 hours at that point. That’s when it happened. A blessed saint leaned over as I was leaving and said, “Dear, you do know there is a rip down the side of your top, right?” Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I’m pretty sure I had a deer in the headlights look. I laughed it off and said “No doubt! The kids have been pulling on me today.” I smiled and continued my trip out.

Inside I was screaming “DEAR GOD! PLEASE LET IT BE A TEENIE, TINY LITTLE RIP?!”

You know how sometimes God says “no?” Well….this was one of those times. I had that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I knew it was bad(more…)



Let’s Face It – Food is Expensive

Let’s Face It – Food is Expensive

I used to be of the mind that anyone could afford good, high quality, pure food. In fact, I even wrote several posts on it from my high and mighty stallion where I looked down on all the little people who had Hamburger Helper and Cheese Doodles in their grocery cart. See How We Eat Healthy on a Budget, Keeping Costs Down in a Real Food Kitchen and Why The Myers Are Spending More on Food.

Something you should know about being on a high and mighty stallion. When you fall off, it hurts REALLY BAD.

Let me preface this by saying I do think everyone should have a food budget (budgets in general) and I do think that MOST PEOPLE have the ability to purchase good food…but MOST PEOPLE isn’t everyone.

I think I was at Sam’s Club in the check-out line when it finally hit me. I had a very few things in my buggy: cheese, fresh produce, nuts, meat….you know, only the things a good and holy person buys (insert sarcasm font). When she told me the total, I was disgusted because I knew it was over half of my budget for the month. Half.  (more…)



How to Save Money Eating Out Part One

How to Save Money Eating Out Part One

Post from Contributing Author, Sonja at Practical Stewardship 

I’ll be honest. I try to avoid eating out at almost all costs…figuratively AND literally! I try to think ahead, use the crock-pot or make portable meals a lot (go HERE to see 80+ different and easy crock-pot recipes). Sometimes with our crazy lives eating out is unavoidable. You’ve gotta spend some money, but there are still ways to spend less.

1. Eat an apple, banana, carrot or some other kind of fruit or vegetable or crackers or something so you aren’t as hungry when you eat out… (more…)



No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Note –> Non healthy recipe ahead! Non healthy recipe ahead! Okay, you’ve been warned. But man alive – some things are just worth it. Amen?

I hesitated to even write this post. I mean, there are probably 1 million No Bake Cookies recipes all over the internet. But, alas I found myself making my one millionth batch of these and I took a few pictures.

There are load of these recipes and lots of them have very different ratios, so I wanted to post my Mamaw’s version. I’ve seen it a few places as well…and I know it works. And I like sharing stuff that works. Because ain’t nobody got time for duds ’round here.  (more…)



I’m a “No” Mom

I’m a “No” Mom

Not too long ago, the big thing for moms was the mantra “Be a yes mom!!!” The idea is that we should be trying to say “yes” to our kids more than we say “no” to them…within reason.

I tried so hard to make this work for me. I thought it was a great idea! I saw people using the hashtag on Instagram (613 posts to date). I tried. I really did.

I think I maybe lasted part of a day. I even used the hashtag once. Fail.

The truth is, you guys…I’m a “No” mom. It’s true. I can’t try to be something I’m not. Just yesterday I said to Annie, “Can you please ask me something that I can say yes to?!” True story.  (more…)