easy breakfast crepes, 5 foodie finds, & 3 months

They’re so easy to make & contain no gluten, dairy, or oil. You can fill them up with lots of fresh fruit, drizzle a bit of maple syrup, & you’re good to go. I’m going to share the recipe with you today, but first,

It was sad, but not unexpected.

It was a little ironic, since the day before, I posted an update on our debt snowball progress & admitted because of “unexpected” expenses we aren’t as far along as we’d like to be. And, wouldn’t ya know the next day our computer dies. I guess lesson to to be learned is that “unexpected” expenses are to be expected.

According to the very geeky guy from the Geek Squad at Best Buy, the computer had lived a long life & it was time to say sayonara. We did some number crunching & looking around & ended up buying a laptop for $650 at Costco....

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debt snowball update + getting real with a budget

It’s been awhile since I gave an update on how our debt snowball is going.

But first, can I show you some pictures of my latest crush?

Tyndale is almost 3 months.

(My how he’s grown.)

If you’re wondering what I do all day, the answer is: Yes, I gaze into those blue, blue eyes. Yes, I hold Tyndale every second I can get & kiss his fat checks. Yes, I adore this little man.

I’ve had four babies before, but this has to be the funnest I’ve ever had with a baby. If he’s slept for too long, I get kinda sad & want him to wake up just so I can smile & coo & cuddle with him. He is the sweetest, most chill baby I’ve had. We all love him. So much.


We’re about half way through our good-riddance-debt process. It all began about October 2012 when Joseph got his first real paycheck, from his

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{MM} easy baked beans + two awesome must-read books

I’m on a “gotta-make-more-bean-dishes-kick,” & yesterday I made some super easy “baked” beans–frugal, easy (don’t let the list of ingredients scare you!), & tasty. 

(And you know, navy beans are on my list of foods to focus on for weight loss, so even better.)

I’d like to share the recipe with you, but first,

On Friday Joseph had a required “morale/family day.”

(I think this is the Air Force’s way of making sure the underlings don’t revolt.)

We went up to Fredricksburg, a little German themed town (which means all the restaurants served beer, potatoes, & sausage) north of San Antonio & spent the day going to a WWII Pacific War museum, window shopping, & just enjoying the beautiful spring weather with the rest of Joseph’s office pals. Since it was a family day I brought Salem & the...

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