No Spend Weekend, Do You Dare? Over 30 Ways to Make it Happen!

No Spend Weekend, Do You Dare? Over 30 Ways to Make it Happen!

Are you down for a NO SPEND WEEKEND?

 

I think it’ll be fun and adventurous and time to catch up with one another, family, friends, get stuff done and you know what, it’s like hitting the re-set button on our spending.  So, I’ve put together a list of ideas, not rules.  I’d love you to join me if not this no spend weekend pick another.

Before I get started, let’s talk a bit about the WHY. My first answer is why not? Growing up we didn’t have internet or even cable TV. We played outside, visited family and friends. Imagine that! Does anyone even know what Red Rover is anymore? We played Cards! Yeah, real card games at the table, on doorsteps, at the beach, in the park. We socialized and it was all FREE!  My best memories are from ‘unplugged’ moments. I think most of you will agree on that!

So, while this is an exercise in saving and spending control, it’s also a moment to experience a little bit more of your life.

a penny saved is a penny earned benjamin franklin

 

  1. Attend free music/movies in the park or some local community theaters.
  2. Have a Yard Sale!  May as well turn this into a fun and money making weekend while you’re at it.
  3. Have a picnic at a local park, in your backyard or on your family room floor.
  4. Take a hike! Literally, take a walk, hike, stroll. Get to know your neighborhood or explore a new one.  Try a local state forest or park. Earn some $ with your activity tracker too!
  5. Bike ride or roller skate? dig out the wheels and have some fun!
  6. Games! not video either haha. Don’t have any? invite some friends over and play charades, cards (remember card games?) !
  7. Scavenger Hunt!  I’m on the ‘hunt’ for some fun kid and grown up ideas, got any?
  8. Friends and Family Dinner or Brunch, pot luck style.
  9. Learn something new.  Check out YouTube.  Even better, ask a friend to show you a craft.
  10. Read a book, there are many freebies online now or borrow one from a friend.
  11. Cook, Bake, freeze ahead snacks and meals (this will save you all week or month long)
  12. Create! Plan ahead and go on Pinterest and find how many things you can make with items you already have.  I’m going to try finishing up a rag wreath (fabric from old worn out clothes) on a coat hanger!
  13. Organize your files, photos, closets. Put aside bags for donate or yard sale for your next no spend weekend!
  14. DIY something (refinish or paint some furniture), o.k. this could be your ‘craft’.
  15. Visit the library, borrow a movie or book, see what other great resources they offer today.
  16. Volunteer, help an organization or a neighbor, school.
  17. Camping!!   Backyard camping has some fun memories in my family or family room camping!
  18. Go Fish!  (grab a stick, some string and a hook! Huck Finn style if you like or borrow a fishing pole).
  19. Visit your local lake, ocean, or pond and pick up driftwood, shells, stones. Pack dinner!
  20. Take pictures of your no spend weekend and pick some good ones for framed gifts!
  21. Paint a wall, a room, a cabinet or two or clean out that really gross closet you avoided all year! (ps.. Yard Sale!)
  22. Get organized. Use this no spend time to collect your thoughts and come up with a plan to help you feel more organized going forward. Journal those goals and baby steps towards them.
  23. Garden or yard work.  Ask a friend if they have any plants they can share/ split.
  24. Have lots of plants already? Split a bunch and share or hmmm, have your own plant sale!
  25. Chill, take some downtime to do zip zero nada nothing.
  26. Clothing swap for yourself, kids
  27. Draw or paint or print out some fun coloring pages for free.
  28. Play a video game or Pokémon go! Is that still a thing?
  29. Invite your friends over for a girls or guys weekend, sleepover and all!
  30. DIY Mani Pedi or with friends.
  31. Write bunch of small notes to friends or anonymously send words of kindness throughout the week, have these little notes handy, you can even drop them on cars in parking lots ( a smiley with have a nice day would bring a smile for sure).
  32. Put together your holiday gift list and what you can DIY this year.
  33. Join a Facebook Group that is useful for helping you learn something new.
  34. Take in a free local school football, soccer, softball, etc.. game.
  35. Browse Etsy stores for DIY inspiration or inspiration of how to start your own store.
  36. Start a Blog!!!
Are you with me?
no spend weekend
Quick Cash Today, 6 Ways You Can Too!

Quick Cash Today, 6 Ways You Can Too!

How to Come Up With Quick Cash!

 

Over in the Barefoot Budgeting Facebook Group we talk lots about ways to save, earn money.  Inevitably discussion comes up about a few of the quick cash ideas I’m sharing below.  Don’t be mislead, there is much more potential than $10 on all these ideas!  However, the question was put out for $10 to show that it’s attainable by anyone.

need cash now

Yard Sale!  Yes, I said it again. Hold a live yard sale or better yet and quicker to prepare for, post an item or ten for sale on an online Yard Sale!  Either way, put your best foot forward to make a good impression and have your goods look desirable to the right buyers (desirable NOT deceitful!).  You’ll be on your way to some quick cash with zero expense.  Bonus too!! You’ll be less cluttered.

Apps! and Online Rebates!   Cash in one some rebates with your Apps on your shopping trip.  Using Apps like SavingStar, Ibotta, MobiSave, CheckOut 51, Ebates, TopCash can yield some pretty quick and easy cashback on items you are already purchasing.  If you are new to signing up for these, you’ll even earn an incentive bonus (gift card or cash depending on program) in addition to your rebates!  Many of these are also available online as well as apps. You can cash out with PayPal, which is like walking away with same day cash in hand.

Craigslist!  Check out your local Craigslist area and see what prices you see being posted for items or services you may have to sale or offer.  Be competitive and you could earn repeat business.  Grab some kids and offer a party clean up service.  I’d be happy about that one.

Ebay! Need I say more? EBay is the worlds largest marketplace for selling.  Used, New, Auction, Buy it Now. I doubt there are many out there that haven’t tried EBay yet.  Get to it today! Seriously, money DOES grow on trees! Need more tips on how to start selling? I’ve got a post and video for you right here.

Etsy!  Are you crafty or technically crafty? Sell it on Etsy!  For real, you can sell those ultra warm easy no sew fleece blankets or you can create your own beautiful printable and sell over and over again !  Again, Paypal and if you’re selling a digital product like printables you can have a steady cash flow with no work after initial design.

Facebook!  Oh yes, people are making a mint selling products using Facebook as their free marketplace.  Don’t see an online yard sale site that’s local to you?  Start your own!  Sell your crafts, your junk, offer services… the only limit is your imagination! If you need some help setting up your facebook page or group, give me a shout!  Even easier, check out the posts I’ve put together for you here and here.

Bonus

Not so quickly to earn, however over time you can also build a nice ‘passive’ (sit on your butt) income with blogging about what you love to talk about, love to do, your family, your career experiences, travel, fashion, dogs, cats, monkeys, gardening, photographs and photography, food, savings, even open an online shop of your own or sell digital products like books, video tutorials, dance instructions.  You get the idea.  Blogging is for ANYONE! Need a hand let me know, my niche was ways to save and earn, but mostly I like to find ways to help others succeed.  THAT is my true passion, seeing and hearing about YOUR SUCCESS!

cash quickly realistic sensible smart now

 

 

Meal Plan & Prep June 4, 2017, It’s not the norm.

Meal Plan & Prep June 4, 2017, It’s not the norm.

Meal Plan & Prep June 4th, 2017

 

This week I’m just not into it, yet this week I need to be a little more organized than most. My father in-law passed away June 1st and with upcoming services and burial we won’t be around much.  My husband also has a terrible time eating when he’s depressed or stressed.  UnPerfect Storm!  I need to keep lots of snacks in fridge at the ready like cut up fruit, veggies n dip, cut up cheese and salads.  We’ll also be out quite a bit and well… you know. It’s not a normal time and won’t be for a while.

I’m always trying to find ways to save when I’m grocery shopping as well as trying to find ways to either avoid shopping or getting in and out quick.  This week won’t be hard at all.  I made a 10 minute trip to get fruit n veggies.  That’s it for the week.  The rest is freezer prepped or salads with YAY!!! lettuce from the garden containers!!

By now most of you know I was out of work all of last year. Well, technically I was under employed, I was fortunate enough to get back part time  without benefit hours a few months after being laid off. That lasted for a year until I could find full time employment almost exactly one year later.  NO unemployment either. Those are my personal reasons, however it motivated me to keep on track that year.  It’s actually been harder staying on a budget while working than when I wasn’t full time.  Less time and energy can mean BIG TROUBLE in the grocery store. I am living proof!  I’ve been making small improvements in my routine and spending habits with little effort, just good planning. 

First up on the Meal Planning mini lecture…..

The reasons.
  • You will save money if you have a plan, I promise, it  mysteriously happens.
  • You will save hours of cooking or rifling through your freezer or making last minute stops to the market.
  • You will STOP wasting money in spoiled foods or items in the waaaaaaaaaaaaay back of your freezer/cupboards/shelves.
  • You will have more time to spend with your family and friends.

There are lots of tips n tricks you’ll learn along the way, but I like to just start with what I like, what my husband likes, and make it.  I prepare some ahead of time on weekends.  Trust me, I’m no cook and this is easy stuff!

Here’s my 4th   5th  6th week meal planning post shared below.

meal plan and prep 6/4/17

Meal Planning, my way week of June 4th, 2017.

For the preparation…

Keep in mind like I said above, I am NOT a COOK!  I’m also out of the house more than I’m in it.  This is pretty simple stuff!  As I’m unpacking my groceries I’m doing things like frying up hamburger, tossing chicken in marinade (ummm, salad dressing or teriyaki sauce kinda thing)  For REAL! No sense putting it away to take it out again and again. I’m cheap with my time too!

  • Like I said up top, my father in law passed away on June 1st.  We’ll be eating really simple or cooking what I’ve prepped in past weeks right out of the freezer.
  • This week, not much prep is needed and I’m not planning on doing any more shopping.  Fruit, Veggies n dips is all I needed to get.
  • I’ll chop up the lettuce and put in my lettuce keeper for salads and sandwiches throughout the week, this is now coming right from out my back door! YAY for free food!
  • Oh, we had a luncheon at work last Friday and I brought home a HUGE leftover salad so there’s that too!
  • Remember last week, my mom made us quiches?  I still have 3 left in freezer as backups.  Tonight she’s dropping off a beef teriyaki dish which should last us a day or two of meals.  THANKS MOM!!

Other than the warm days, all meals are prepared with enough for Andy to have for lunch. Sometimes for me to have also.  I am not a huge lunchtime leftover fan. I like making salads, pasta salads, and my old standby is to have a loaf of bread and jars of peanut butter and jelly at work (umm, for breakfast at work too.. shhhhh).  This year I’m going to try making my favorite many berry jam again.. shhhhhhhhhhhh…. when the fruits are ready i’ll share the recipe here on the blog!  It’s a good one, simple too and it’s canned so it preserves for the year!  I’ll have some downtime this week and may use that to dig out the extra canning jars to see what I need to start re-stocking on.

How am I doing ?

 

Well, last week I somehow managed to avoid the grocery store yet again, score more points for me!!  I ended June at just over $300.  I still have in freezer chicken and hamburg as well as frozen veggies, and other items that’ll keep me going for another week or two.

June Groceries so far are this week at $30 and that should do it.

My monthly goal is $200/mos I’ve got a ways to go from May but June is looking better already, let’s see if I can pull off this budget on a month my mom isn’t contributing to my meals haha!

Summer is almost here so that means more free fruit n veggies. We noticed our peach tree has well, a truckload of peaches on it!! We’re a little worried the tree may not hold the weight and are talking of ways to ‘support’ it.   I’ve never canned peaches before, time to dig out the cookbook!  And did you know how much I love making home made pickles!! For someone who doesn’t like to cook I do love preserving!  We’ve planted a bunch of stuff in the garden (eg; 30 tomato plants!)  as well as a lot of containers right out the backdoor like lettuce, herbs, strawberries, garlic.  My husband adds more in garden and containers almost daily, I can’t keep up. It makes him happy to plant and I enjoy harvesting and preserving.

Remember, we also have our own backyard poultry, so eggs are free!

All in all, summer is a super busy time around here, but it truly saves us so very much through a good part of the year.

About Meal Planning ~ It’s really pretty simple and you can move meals around use leftovers from one meal to put into another next night or later in the week.  It’s finding the right price when things are on sale and buying a few extra, for example when I buy boneless chicken, chicken it’s always at a great sale price or manager special, never regular full price.  Same goes for most meats.  I also buy fruits on ‘sale’ not just any fruit.  I use SavingStar as my fresh food deal of the week too for added savings. For more on how it works, you can check my post here.

BONUS:  Because my cooking skills are sub par, we seldom if ever have anyone stopping over for dinner!!

I have to confess while I am not a kitchen guru or even enjoy cooking very much, I have a ton of fun doing these posts for y’all and I’m getting pumped to get back on track all around with budgeting my expenses, time and maybe even healthier eating habits.  Now that I share what I’m really spending I feel like I need to do better to show you it’s real and it can be done with or without coupons!

 

Do You Meal Plan? Love it, hate it? let’s hear it in the comments

Meal Plan & Prep May 28, 2017, I’m Back!

Meal Plan & Prep May 28, 2017, I’m Back!

Meal Plan & Prep May 28, 2017, I’m Back!

Did you even notice or miss last week’s meal plan? I sure did!  O.K., so I had meals prepped last week and a rough idea, I just got busy with our May Birthday celebration and catching up around the house, so I never posted.  Let’s get back on track today.

I’m working my butt off over here trying to think of ways to bore you to pieces with my meal plan ups n downs and attempt to drive down my time spent cooking and shopping!!!  Did I ever tell you I actually despise shopping. I mean, I truly do NOT like shopping.  Crazy, right?!!! I mean I’m always talking about ways to save when you shop.  I just don’t like spending money, period, the end.  I dread walking into those sliding doors.  My fear or phobia or just dislike goes away once I get in the door and I get to ‘work’.  Grocery shopping is a chore to me, not a leisure activity where I’m allowing myself to spend a bit more freely.

If you’ve been following me on Facebook for the past two years you know I was out of work for a year. Well, technically I was under employed, I was fortunate enough to get back part time hours a few months after being laid off. That lasted for a year until I could find full time employment almost exactly one year later.  NO, I didn’t collect unemployment either. Those are my personal reasons, however it motivated me to keep on track that year.  It’s actually been harder staying on a budget while working than when I wasn’t full time.  Less time and energy can mean BIG TROUBLE in the grocery store. I am living proof!

First up on the Meal Planning mini lecture…..

O.K., here are my reasons. (I know, I’m starting to babble)
  • You will save money if you have a plan, I promise, it  mysteriously happens.
  • You will save hours of cooking or rifling through your freezer or making last minute stops to the market.
  • You will STOP wasting money in spoiled foods or items in the waaaaaaaaaaaaay back of your freezer/cupboards/shelves.
  • You will have more time to spend reading my blog and finding more ways to save and earn!!!  Or spending with your family and friends.

There are lots of tips n tricks you’ll learn along the way, but I like to just start with what I like, what my husband likes, and make it.  I prepare some ahead of time on weekends.  Trust me, I’m no cook and this is easy stuff!

Here’s my 4th   5th week meal planning post shared below.

Go ahead, look at my pretty meal plan below.

meal plan and prep 5/28/17

Meal Planning, my way week of May 28th, 2017

For the preparation…

Keep in mind like I said above, I am NOT a COOK!  I’m also out of the house more than 60hrs a week, so this is pretty danged simple!  As I’m unpacking my groceries I’m doing this. For REAL! No sense putting it away to take it out again and again. I’m cheap with my time too!

  • We are expecting ANOTHER cool and rainy couple of days so I’ll use one of those to bake something I didn’t put on the meal plan (cause it’s for a blog recipe and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise).   Still haven’t gotten to this.
  • This week, not much prep is needed and I’m not planning on doing much, if any shopping. Some fruit, bread/rolls should do it.
  • I’ll chop up the lettuce and put in my lettuce keeper for salads and sandwiches throughout the week, this is now coming right from out my back door! YAY for free food! Can I tell you how much I miss having our own back yard tomatoes, hoping for at least cherry tomatoes w/in a month!!!
  • This week, my mom dropped off FOUR amazing Best Quiche’s EVAH!!! We froze what we didn’t devour on Saturday evening.  We’ll have a dinner freebie from mom on the meal plan menu!  Having backyard freebie eggs is a huge benefit and sharing with family always feels right.  However, when they bless you with their master culinary skills, WINNING!!

Other than the warm days, all meals are prepared with enough for Andy to have for lunch. Sometimes for me to have also.  I am not a huge lunchtime leftover fan. I like making salads, pasta salads, and my old standby is to have a loaf of bread and jars of peanut butter and jelly at work (umm, for breakfast at work too.. shhhhh).  This year I’m going to try making my favorite many berry jam again.. shhhhhhhhhhhh…. when the fruits are ready i’ll share the recipe here on the blog!  It’s a good one and it’s canned so it preserves for the year!

How am I doing ?

Well, last week I somehow managed to avoid the grocery store yet again, score more points for me!! This week, I expect to grab some fruit, a couple of tomatoes and bread/rolls.  Keeping it light.  Next week, I’m going to try to map out a month of meals so I want to keep it super tight this week and start emptying out the fridge.

Total so far is standing at $315 for the month.

I know it’s way more than my goal of $200 or less a month.  Upside, I will still have meat in freezer for another month or more.  Summer is almost here so that means more free fruit n veggies. I’m hoping for a better year. Last year we had a drought and conditions weren’t good for a well producing garden or me being able to preserve or freeze much.  Did you know how much I love making home made pickles!!

Remember, we do have our own backyard poultry, so eggs are free!  Now, lettuce is starting to be ready from our gardening, so that’ll be FREE through mid fall.  We also expect backyard  blueberries and strawberries in June, so that will start to cut down on the fresh fruit budget for the summer.

It’s really pretty simple and you can move meals around use leftovers from one meal to put into another next night or later in the week.  It’s finding the right price when things are on sale and buying a few extra, for example when I buy boneless chicken, chicken it’s always at a great sale price or manager special, never regular full price.  Same goes for most meats.  I also buy fruits on ‘sale’ not just any fruit.  I use SavingStar as my fresh food deal of the week too for added savings. For more on how it works, you can check my post here.

ps.. here is ‘last week’s ‘ 5/21 meal plan I never got around to sharing:

meal plan and prep may 21, 2014

BONUS:  Because my cooking skills are sub par, we seldom if ever have anyone stopping over for dinner!!

I have to confess while I am not a kitchen guru or even enjoy cooking very much, I had a ton of fun doing these posts for y’all and I’m getting pumped to get back on track all around with budgeting my expenses, time and maybe even healthier eating habits.  Now that I share what I’m really spending I feel like I need to do better to show you it’s real and it can be done with or without coupons! 

So, tell me, did you like even one part of this meal planning and mini preparation

post

or

will you beg me in the comments to stop? I dare ya!

Attempting Another Meal Planning n’ Prep May 14, 2017

Attempting Another Meal Planning n’ Prep May 14, 2017

Attempting Another Meal Planning n’ Prep May 14, 2017

Here I am, still at it. I’m working my butt off over here trying to think of ways to bore you to pieces with my meal planning woes and attempt to drive down my time spent cooking and shopping!!!  Did I ever tell you I actually despise shopping. I mean, I truly do NOT like shopping.  Crazy, right?!!! I mean I’m always talking about ways to save when you shop.  I just don’t like spending money, period, the end.  Although the dawn of internet shopping has it’s temptations for me!

If you’ve been following me on Facebook for the past two years you know I was out of work for a year. Well, technically I was under employed, I was fortunate enough to get back part time hours a few months after being laid off. That lasted for a year until I could find full time employment almost exactly one year later.  NO, I didn’t collect unemployment either. Those are my personal reasons, however it motivated me to keep on track that year.  It’s actually been harder staying on a budget while working than when I wasn’t full time.  Less time and energy can mean BIG TROUBLE in the grocery store. I am living proof!

First up on the Meal Planning mini lecture…..

O.K., here are my reasons. (I know, I’m starting to babble)
  • You will save money if you have a plan, I promise, it almost mysteriously happens.
  • You will save hours of cooking or rifling through your freezer or making last minute stops to the market.
  • You will STOP wasting money in spoiled foods or items in the waaaaaaaaaaaaay back of your freezer/cupboards/shelves.
  • You will have more time to spend reading my blog!!!  Or spending with your family and friends. Or reading my blog!

There are lots of tips n tricks you’ll learn along the way, but I like to just start with what I like, what my husband likes, and make it.  I prepare some ahead of time on weekends.  Trust me, I’m no cook and this is easy stuff!

Here’s my week 3 meal planning post  I’m sharing with you below.

Go ahead, look at my pretty meal plan below and you can finally get off this post!!

I love you all, you know that, right?!

Meal Planning, my way week of May 14th, 2017

may 14, 2017 meal planning and preparation attempt

For the preparation…

Keep in mind like I said above, I am NOT a COOK!  I’m also out of the house more than 60hrs a week, so this is pretty danged simple!  As I’m unpacking my groceries I’m doing this. For REAL! No sense putting it away to take it out again and again. I’m cheap with my time too!

  • 3lb ground beef, fry up.  Add 3 cans of Mexican flavored tomatoes.  Half in freezer, Half in Fridge (for chili).
  • did the above last week x 2 so i’m good.  the extra fried meat with Mexican tom’s will be mixed with rice and going into the stuffed peppers this week.  SCORE for me on saving time!! 
  • This week we’re having meatloaf so i’ll defrost enough, fry up the extra hamburg. We’ll be having a Mexican rice dish this week. I can fry meat, add Mexican tomatoes, and freeze.  .
  • This week we’ll work off of a Whole Chicken, I’ll put in oven Sunday early afternoon.  I’ll still have the 2nd container of marinated boneless chicken for a future meal plan. Didn’t happen last week! we had boneless chicken cooked on our George Foreman grill.  I did cook a whole chicken today, froze broth/drippings. put chicken in fridge for this week.
  • Large Red Onion, cut in half.  Half slice for sandwiches, half dice up. (I use this handy little thing I’ve had for about 8yrs now to help with dicing onions YUK!).  Off to plastic bags or containers they go in fridge. I like to do this once a week.
  • Lg Green Peppers (already froze some cut up from last week!) Time Saver!!!
  • We are expecting ANOTHER cool and rainy couple of days so I’ll use one of those to bake something I didn’t put on the meal plan (cause it’s for a blog recipe and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise)
  • We got extra rolls for meatloaf sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches
  • I’ll chop up the lettuce and put in my lettuce keeper for salads and sandwiches throughout the week. Same with a couple of tomatoes I picked up. Can I tell you how much I miss having our own back yard tomatoes!!!

Other than the warm days, all meals are prepared with enough for Andy to have for lunch. Sometimes for me to have also.  I am not a huge lunchtime leftover fan. I like making salads, pasta salads, and my old standby is to have a loaf of bread and jars of peanut butter and jelly at work (umm, for breakfast at work too.. shhhhh).

How am I doing ? (i’ll save you the time, I’ve got a long way to go!)

This week at the grocery store I spent $150! YIKES!!  Although I’ve been in the meal plan doghouse, I’m o.k. with the total for starters.  I’ll get 2 1/2 – 3 weeks of meals including breakfasts, lunches and snacks from what I bought with only having to buy fruit.  I’ll survive on frozen veggies until the garden comes back except for lettuce, tomatoes n onions.  (april 30, 2017)

O.K. so last week I spent a LOT!!  However, I’m giving myself a little slack here.  This week I’ll spend approximately $25.  So total will be up to $175 for 2 weeks at this point.  This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. (may 7, 2017)

Well, last week I somehow managed to avoid the grocery store altogether, score more points for me!! I went today, exhausted and not even wanting to be there and well, hungry.  I was horrified and delighted when I got caught red handed without coupons!  The horrified part is well, self explanatory, right?! One of my dear friends and someone I was so delighted to help learn about couponing a few years back was there. She was the one who caught me!! I mean I had to beg her not to take a pic to ‘out me’!!  TRUE story!!!  O.K., I was filled with joy to see how well she was doing and still couponing and still saving. She was off to get a few deals and well, lucky me… shared some coupons with me!!  (was I sooo embarrassed!!) Again, TRUE STORY!

Oh, Yeah.  I spent $140 this week. I am anticipating this to last two weeks or more.  However, my overall goal is to spend no more than $50/wk on groceries. I’ve got a way to go to get back on track!! Quite a ways.

Total so far is $315 for the month (yes, I swear much of this will last much longer)

I’m curious to see what my total will be End of Month, so these meal plans here will help keep me accountable.

One more ‘full disclosure’ kinda fyi.  We do have our own backyard poultry, so eggs are free!

Hope I didn’t bore the heck out of you or well, freak you out with my novice meal skills.

BONUS:  Because my cooking skills are sub par, we seldom if ever have anyone stopping over for dinner!!

I’m still working on some warm weather meal prep in Mason Jars, I hope that’ll help cut expenses too and well, keep it interesting and fun!

I have to confess while I am not a kitchen guru or even enjoy cooking very much, I had a ton of fun doing this post for y’all and I’m getting pumped to get back on track all around with budgeting my expenses, time and maybe even healthier eating habits.

 

So, tell me, did you like even one part of this meal planning and mini preparation

post

or

will you beg me in the comments to stop? I dare ya!