Spaghetti Squash is my favorite new vegetable. It’s so versatile and healthy. I especially love how I can substitute spaghetti squash for noodles to create a healthier Italian dinner for my family. After making spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash I thought I’d go a step further and make spaghetti squash lasagna. It was really easy to make and so yummy! It made enough for left overs that I had for lunch all week. I’ve included pictures below with each step and the complete recipe at the bottom of this post. [Read more...]
Reader Question: Vacations have gotten so expensive. Do you have any simple money savings tips how to save money on vacation?
Absolutely! I understand how expensive a vacation can be. At the same time, vacations are meant to be fun and an escape from our normal routine. With that in mind, I’ve included simple money saving tips below that can help you save a significant amount of money without sacrificing family fun! [Read more...]
One of my favorite new vegetables is spaghetti squash. It has such a yummy peppery flavor, completely not what I expected. In fact, the first time I made it my husband and I were very apprehensive and figured we’d end up trashing it after a couple of bites. We were pleasantly surprised that it was so delicious. I also love that it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require a ton of complicated steps. Spaghetti squash pairs perfectly with one of my favorite easy go-to meals, Super Easy Spaghetti. Now we’ve just found a way to make it a little healthier. I serve with a big garden salad full of fresh veggies for a delicious healthy meal for my family.
I admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I kept seeing all these recipes on Pinterest with spaghetti squash instead of noodles and I thought surely these people had lost their minds. There is no way that spaghetti squash is good, much less as good as noodles. But, in our quest to eat healthier I was willing to give it a try. I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised. I actually loved it! Spaghetti Squash has a rich peppery flavor and is so easy to roast. I’ve included step-by-step directions below. [Read more...]
Are you headed on a trip for Spring Break or already planning your Summer vacation? Gas can be a huge expense, not only in our daily life, but also on special trips as well. I am always looking for easy ways to save money that doesn’t take much effort on my part. When I heard about Fuel Rewards I knew I couldn’t wait to share with you after I had some time to use it myself and see how it worked for my family! It’s completely legit and so easy to use. You are going to LOVE IT!! From now until June 5, you can sign up for the Fuel Rewards Program and save 25 cents per gallon on your first fill up. An additional 3 cents per gallon will be taken off your fuel balance after each fill-up from there on out. One Fuel Rewards member paid a total of 19 cents for 20 gallons worth of fuel, and even if you just saved the guaranteed 3 cents per gallon, that’s still almost a dollar off per tank!
The Fuel Rewards Network™ program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations:
- For a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program.
- Signing up is simple! You can request your free Fuel Rewards Network Card online HERE.
- Savings can be redeemed on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline including Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline as well as Shell Diesel, up to 20 gallons per purchase! Simply swipe your Fuel Rewards Network Card at the pump before you pay and watch your price drop instantly before your eyes.
- To qualify, you must purchase at least 8 gallons of fuel on your first fill-up using your Fuel Rewards Network Card, while enjoying at least 3c/gal savings. Then, the 25c/gal will be credited to your account for your next fill up.
You earn 25¢/gal when you refer a friend, and they’ll earn 25¢/gal too.
Here’s the BEST part! Of course you want to share this with your friends and family because they would love to save 25c/gal of gas, you can receive an additional 25c/gal every time you refer a friend or family member to join the Fuel Rewards Network program! Go here to get your first 25c/gal then share with your friends and family. They will thank you!
Happy Mother’s Day Friends!
I(Kasey) heard an excerpt from the book, The Invisible Woman, several years ago at a mom’s group at church. Since then, it has become a Mother’s Day tradition to share the excerpt with you. Even though I have read it countless times it always speaks to my heart in such a personal way. So often we give so much of ourselves and wonder if we have made a difference or if anyone notices. On a day like Mother’s Day when we “should” feel most appreciated, many of us may struggle with insecurities in our mind. Today – to every woman out there I want to remind you how important you are, how loved you are by the God of the universe, and how eternally important it is to be a mom.
My Mother’s Day Tribute to my Mom and the little one’s who made me a mommy.
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! So thankful to see her doing so well after having open heart surgery March 0f 2012.
My most wonderful gifts from God. The reason I celebrate Mother’s Day are the little one’s who call me Mommy.
My firstborn and mini me, this girl loves with all her heart. She’s passionate and full of curiosity. Everything is an adventure with my Morgie.
This little man is the best cuddle bug and alarm clock. He loves to make people laugh with all his heart.
Our youngest baby girl, how we all adore you!
We want to acknowledge that for many, today is bittersweet. If you’ve lost your mom, or if you are a mom who has lost a child we pray that you would feel God’s peace and comfort wash over you today as you rest in Him.
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It’s almost Mother’s Day! Here are links to 25 Mother’s Day Kids Crafts we found around the web. Tons of cute Mother’s Day gift ideas that your little ones can make. Perfect for grandmothers, aunts, teachers, and other special Mother’s in their life. [Read more...]
How to Save Money on Your Next Disney Trip
It doesn’t matter if you’re heading to Disneyland or Disney World, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg! But wait, it doesn’t have to. Use these tips to save big on your next Disney trip! We went to Disney World three years ago, and my kids are still asking to go back. They said it’s their favorite family vacation. [Read more...]