Entries by Mrs. Maker

My Capsule Part Two

Starting a Capsule: 1. Pare down your closet to 37 items. 2. Wear only those 37 items for three months. 3. Don’t go shopping during the season until… 4. During the last two weeks of the season, plan and shop for your next capsule. ​5. The amount you buy for the next capsule is up to you, but less is more. […]

ThredUP

Creating less: 3 reasons to build a capsule wardrobe 1. Figure out what matters. If you are overwhelmed with stuff and busyness, you may have forgotten what really matters to you, how you like to spend your time, and the dreams you had for your life. Living and dressing with less helps you reconnect and […]

Limoncello

As you probably have figured out by now, our family is Italian. One of our favorite family dessert drinks is Limoncello. Well with the inspiration of Mr. Maker making all the home brew and wine, I couldn’t let him be the only one making fabulous beverages. This is what started my obsession with anything cello. […]

Chowder

  Print Ham Potato Corn Chowder The most delish, easy summer chowder that is perfect for the night before back to school.  Servings: 6 people Ingredients 2 stalks celery 2 carrots 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour 1 tsp thyme 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 package Morrel Diced Ham 1 bag […]

Non Paper Towels

To make one ton of paper towels 17 trees are used and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted. In the U.S. we currently use more than 13 billion pounds of paper towels each year and that number is growing steadily. This equals more than 3,000 tons of paper towel waste in the U.S. alone. Decomposing paper towels produce […]

No Spend Day Fail

It’s Friday, and you know what that means….I am going to show you how to make or save money. This month we are working on NO$SPENT days. As I previously admitted earlier this week, I had a super emotional shopping day on Monday and I want to go through that experience and show you exactly […]

HELP! My Spending Is Out Of Control

You would think a savvy budgeting guru like myself would have all of the answers, you would be wrong. One of the reasons that inspired us to write this blog,  is so that we can relate to real people like ourselves with budgets, families, and debt.  With that in mind I should let you in […]

Oatmeal Cups

It is always a good morning when you have oatmeal.  Did you ever notice that oatmeal cups are $1.50-$2.50 per cup.  Family of 4 and you have $6-$8 just in one morning. Courtesy of my friend, the other Kathy….DIY Oatmeal Cups.  I can’t type much more I need to enjoy my breakfast 😉 Print Oatmeal […]

Friday Money Saving

It’s Friday, which means it is time to make or save money. Today, I wanted to focus on saving money. More over I wanted to focus on saving money for gift giving. Christmas, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, or Weddings.  Most of us have so many of these each year. Not to mention Anniversaries, Mothers […]

Back to School Bummer

Hi Mrs. Maker again, I wanted to share with you a weird obsession I have. I love anything in small individual packages or sample size. Ever since I was little, I am obsessed with snakc food that come in interesting packages and prefer a single serving anything over a family size. With that being said, […]