Posts Tagged ‘food’

Me want

December 3, 2009

I want this lunchbox!


What Should I Eat?

November 24, 2009

Cereal Flow Chart

Also in Fast Food version! (No Steak and Shake though, boo)


November 19, 2009

Sky high cake

November 19, 2009

Lemon cake

Awesome sandwiches

November 19, 2009

Funky Lunch sandwiches shaped like animals

Construction equipment utensils

November 19, 2009

Kid’s utensils on amazon

Salty Soup

November 19, 2009

Scientifically proving you can’t save a salty soup. Oh well.

Can it

November 19, 2009

Why Jamie won’t buy or eat canned food.

Spend money to save money

July 21, 2009

The more you spend, the more you save! While that may not be entirely true, I’ve found some instances in my life where I need to spend some money, even in very non-frugal ways, in order to avoid spending much more down the road.

1) Clothes shopping: If I put myself on a complete clothes-buying diet, there is eventually a point where I’m staring at my closet on the verge of tears screaming about how I have nothing to wear. Creative wardrobe remixing can help, but eventually I break down and buy a whole bunch of new clothes so that I can get out the door and go to work without a junior-high style breakdown. So spending a little along the way to keep up my closet is a worthwhile investement. If I’m constanly on the lookout for deals (anywhere from TJMaxx to yardsales to craigslist), I can snatch them up when they appear.

2) Snacks: This seems a little counter intuitve, but in order to save money on snacks, I don’t buy them in bulk or at the grocery store or make them at home. I buy them from the overpriced cafeterias or vending machines at work. This is because if I had them around in any volume at home, I’d just eat them all up as fast as I could, negating any cost savings. Hopefully this is a little better for the waistline as well. (Note: I don’t consider a carrot stick to be a snack.)

Sometimes no does mean yes

July 15, 2009

Unclutterer has a post up about a family that says ‘no’ to a bunch of afterschool activities for their kids so that they can say ‘yes’ to more family time

and another post that echoes the same sentiment of prioritizing what is important in your life.

Last night I said ‘no’ to a work happy hour (well, really, I snuck off after a vague promise to try to get there – sometimes maybe means no?) and instead went grocery shopping and then home. At the grocery store, I also passed on hanging out with some friends for a bit to watch the Sprockettes. I used that time instead to hang out with my kid, give my stay-at-home husband a little assistance on the home front, and whip up a couple of loaves of Joy of Cooking’s Fast White Bread.

I do love a good happy hour, and also wish I could socialize more with people from work that I like, but that didn’t win out over fresh (cheap, organic) bread and watching my kid get a kick out of punching down the risen dough after the first rise.