August 28, 2014

Meet Stasia from Our Life on a Budget

I love introducing you to great blogs that I've discovered, and today, I am excited for you to meet Stasia! When it comes to living frugally, she speaks my language; and I know that so many of you are going to enjoy getting to know her and her space! - Elizabeth
Stasia here, from Our Life on a Budget!
A little about me?  First and foremost- saved by grace!
I am a wife, mother, teacher, blogger, cloth diaper enthusiast, runner, and person who loves to eat (had to throw that one in there).  
As the name of the blog infers, I am pretty frugal and the blog started as a journey to document that.  Then it grew to cover more- everything from family, to faith, to how to have a garage sale!  
Some of Stasia's Favorite Posts:

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August 27, 2014

Sandwiches on the Griddle

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 Today, I'm linking up with Momfessionals for "Recipe Club" and Leslie for "What You Wish Wednesday", and we're talkin' hot sandwiches - easy pleasers for sure (at least in this house)!

While I always love a good deli sandwich, my hubby is not a huge fan of cold cuts, etc. 
A hot sub? A grilled panini? Now you're speaking his language!

A couple of years ago, I introduced you to The Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and it is still one of our favorites around here!
With this sandwich, sourdough bread is a great place to start! Pile on a variety of cheeses, some sliced avacado and tomato, a couple slices of bacon (In my opinion, thick cut is the way to go!), and then add a little more cheese to the top. Grill this concoction up on the griddle - making several at a time - of course! Yummo!

I love using my griddle to make hot sandwiches - It allows me to make everyone's sandwich at one time, and it's super easy cleanup! Alot of times, I will simply use whatever is in my fridge...
...like cheese, bacon, spinach, and onion~ Grill those onions separately before you throw them on, and it will make for heaven on earth. While we love sourdough, sometimes we use just plain bread. See that heel down there on the end? Flip it over (facing in) and no one ever seems to notice they're eating the heel. Okay, okay, I'll admit it. I always eat the heel just in case it's going to upset anyone. This would be just one example of the many sacrifices I make as a mother.




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August 26, 2014

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Favorite Things Party

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It's time for another Favorite Things Party! 
I'm linking up with Andrea & Erika and sharing some of my favorite food related items for kids!

Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack Bag, Urban Jungle Blue
We love these things! They are especially perfect for summer days at the pool or mornings on the beach! So many cute patterns, too! Be sure to check them out!

To Market, To Market
My kiddos think this book is hilarious! We have the large board book version, and around here, it receives lots of love!

OXO Tot Straw Cup, Aqua, 11 Ounce

I absolutely love this cup! We pretty much solely use The First Years Spill-Proof Cups, Take and Toss, 10 Ounce, 8-Count - They are easy...so, so easy & and we have had very few problems with spills & messes when using them - unlike when trying 12,745 of the other sippy cups out there. However, I have been super pleased with this gem! It's been spill-proof & I like the 11 oz. size. (I'm typically pleased with OXO items.)

Nature's Bakery Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bar 24 Twin Packs

Have you seen these? My kiddos love them! Items featured on the "Favorite Things" linkup are supposed to be $10 or under - that is true for these...depending on which size box you order.

Be sure to check out: 5 More Baby/Toddler Items that have worked well for us!



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August 25, 2014

An Update on My Boys

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I love sharing about all kinds of different things, but this post includes an update on my two little sweeties. If you're new to this space, I would like to introduce you to Caleb & Isaac. 

This is Caleb! He turns three next month~ 
Current Loves: Making His Little Brother Laugh & Watching Daniel Tiger
Favorite Food: Quesadillas
Favorite Summer Activities: Swimming & Playing at the Park
Current Measurements: 41 in. - 38 lbs.
Current Clothing Size: 4T
Accomplishments: Memorizing "The Pledge of Allegiance" 

This is Isaac! He just turned one~
 Current Loves: Laughing at His Big Brother 
Favorite Food: Where do I begin?
Favorite Summer Activities: Swimming & Riding in His Stroller Wearing Nothing But a Diaper
Current Measurements: 32 inches - 24 lbs.
Current Clothing Size: 18 months
Accomplishments: Speed Crawling & Smiling

Being a full-time mom is the most frustrating and exhausting thing I have ever done in my entire life. It has pushed me to my limits, exposed my selfishness, gifted me with gray hair and stretch marks, and challenged me in one thousand different ways.

At the same time, however, it is the most incredible thing in the world. I love these two little fellas more than I ever could have imagined possible. Their little lives are an amazing gift, and I am honored to give my days investing in them. I am constantly reminded that my work with them is kingdom work...an eternal investment...and as a result, I am drawn closer to my Savior; and is anything more beautiful than that?