10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 6

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Here at Living Well Spending Less we are 100% committed to bringing you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, especially as [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  My youngest daughter turns 6 on Monday which has me in a bit of shock--can my baby really be that old already?  Happily for us, she is good with having a low-key day--her only requests were to play with Legos and have a cake that she can stick her whole face into.  I think I [...]

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15 Smart Ways to Earn Money at Home

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If you would have asked me ten years ago whether I believed I could earn a full time income--one that would allow my husband to become a stay-at-home dad--I would have probably laughed you right out of the room.  Even just five years ago, after I started writing LWSL, when I told my husband I wanted [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 110}

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Happy Thursday! Is it just me or has this week gone extraordinarily fast?  I feel like time is speeding up on me!  Today is my kids' last day of school, which is just fine with me!  I am definitely looking forward to a more relaxed schedule!  On that note, I want to let you all [...]

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Easy Thai Chicken

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Our theory here at LWSL is that you can never have too many quick & easy freezer meals ready to go, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken!  This tender, juicy, flavor-packed Thai Chicken is sure to be a new family favorite! To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into [...]

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Today I am honored to introduce you to Susan Mead, an amazing woman I have had the pleasure of connecting with a couple of times this past year.  She has an incredible--and heartbreaking--story, one she shared in her recent book, Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace.  Today she is here at LWSL to share about a [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  It has been a crazy week around here with all our home improvement projects, and I am excited for some serious chill-out time! My girls only have a few days left of school and I think all of us are counting the days until summer vacation begins!  What are your plans for the [...]

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7 Ways to Save Money on Fast Food

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings As much as we may try, all the meal planning in the world can't compete with the unexpected. You might have an incredibly busy day at work, or a tiring afternoon chasing kiddos around the house. Or maybe you're out running errands and have a sporting event [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 109}

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Happy Thursday! If you have been following me on Instagram, you've probably seen that it has been a crazy here!  My husband and I are working with Closet Maid on a couple of big home improvement projects--cleaning out our garage that has been complete chaos for more than ten years & also re-doing my master closet. [...]

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Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

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A few months ago my family attended a potluck gathering, and, while we were there, my husband stumbled upon a delicious apple dip made with caramel and cream cheese.  Now, my husband is not normally one for desserts, but this was different.  He couldn't stop eating it.  Or talking about it.  He begged me to find out how [...]

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We all want to be happy, and as parents, we all want our kids to be happy, too.  We want to give them all the things we may have missed in our own childhoods, and fill them up with knowledge, love, and joy. We sign them up for lessons to boost creativity and learning, we push them [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend and Happy Mother's Day! My husband and I are gearing up for a couple of big home improvement/organization projects this week that I am SUPER excited about!  The awesome folks from ClosetMaid will be helping us finally get our disastrous garage in order, as well as redesigning my bedroom closet.  They will be filming the [...]

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As parents, it’s our responsibility to make sure our kids are cared for. We go out of our way to keep our kids safe, from buying bicycle helmets to Band-Aids to winter coats, right down to holding their hand when they cross the street. Most of us worry endlessly about our kids’ well-being. I know [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 108}

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Happy Thursday!  Is it just me or has the month of May brought on some serious summer fever?  My kids are counting down the days until summer vacation begins (11), and I have to admit--I think I am too! Mother's Day is this weekend, so I would once again love for you to link up [...]

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Easy Pesto Chicken

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It's no secret that we LOVE quick & easy freezer meals around here, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken!  Believe it or not, this tender, juicy, flavor-packed Pesto Chicken might just be our easiest recipe yet.  It's got just six easy ingredients (and 2 are optional) but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.  It's even fancy enough to [...]

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