Med Diet Day 3
Breakfast: apple & cinnamon lower sugar oatmeal, 1/2 red apple Lunch: chicken stir-fry leftovers, 1/3 rosemary Wasa cracker thin with garlic hummus, Tangerine Snack: vanilla & honey greek yogurt with blueberries and strawberries Dinner:
Med Diet Day 2
Breakfast: WG English Muffin with 1/2 Avocado and 4 small slices of Cracker Barrel Vermont White Cheddar block Snack: Seeded Grapes Lunch: Pepper Feta Salad in WW Pita Pocket, 1 Rosemary Wasa Cracker Thin, Carrots and Broccoli with Garlic Hummus, Tangerine (or Tangerlo? some small, seedless, yummy orange citrus bought in a bag of 8 for $1.99) Snack: Vanilla Oikos Greek Yogurt (0%) with...
Mediterranean Diet Day 1
Just trying to keep track of our meals and since we don’t ever seem to use this blog anymore, I guess this is the perfect place for it. Breakfast: Whole Wheat Toast, 1/4 Avocado, 1/2 Cup Pepper & Onion mix, 1 Egg Snack: ~3/4 Cup Grapes Lunch: Pepper Feta Salad*, 1/2 C Imitation Crab, WW Tortilla, Romaine, Pear Snack: Tangerine Dinner: Salad (tomato, cucumber, red onion, mushrooms,...
Matt's Au Gratin Potatoes
Matt’s Au Gratin Potatoes 4 Potatoes, Peeled and Sliced 1/4 cup Flour 2 1/2 cups 2% Milk 4-5 Garlic Cloves, Minced 2 tsp Butter 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar 1/2 cup Monterey Jack 1/2 cup Cheddar 8 thin Onion Slices 1 cup Ham, Cubed Salt & Pepper Italian Seasoning Garlic Salt (Preheat oven to 350) Put potatoes in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic salt. ...
My Mac & Cheese
I have always loved mac and cheese and might even go as far as saying that I am a mac and cheese connoisseur. My favorite, from a wonderful, little restaurant called The French Laundry, is a white cheddar mac and cheese. After three attempts and inspiration from several different recipes, tonight I finally enjoyed the perfect bowl of homemade mac. Its pretty damn good, if I don’t say so...
On Tuesday, I made some amazing nachos with a great cream sauce on it. Here is what I did… Chicken Nachoes Topping: 1/4 Red Onion, Diced 1 Roma Tomato, Diced 1 Avacado, Cubed 1 Can Black Beans 1 Can Corn Mix all together in a bowl and add salt, pepper, cheyenne, cumin and lime juice to flavor. Set Aside. Cream Sauce: 1 Block light Cream Cheese, Softened 1 Can Green Enchilada Sauce...
We haven’t written in a while and I need to get better about that! Although our apartment hasn’t gotten too many additions (our attention and money went to Bonnaroo for a few months), we have had a lot of fun making some food and trying different beers. So maybe we will write about that for a while. And keep you updated on the great deals we find (which hopefully included a dresser...
The Best Daily Deals in Nashville: Flowers for Mom →
Mother’s Day is this weekend! Here is a good Living Social Deal.
I would really love this poster. →
It would look great on our collage wall that we plan to create. I must add this to my list of items to get because I think it says something very powerful. And I love the typography.
Sorry It's Been A While!
Hello Michigan Family! I am SO sorry that it has taken so long to update the blog and keep you in the loop, but I figured that you would all be together today and could look at them today :) We are obviously still working on getting more decorations, but my Dad hung our mirrors for us and it is all coming together! Thought I would update you on what we are doing today too down here for Easter!...
We bought a $50 Groupon for $200 at Mattress Firm! If you aren’t signed up for Groupon, DO IT! They have them for a ton of different cities. We will now be getting a $550 mattress and box spring for $350 (So really $400, but when you go to use the Groupon it feels like even less because you bought it a while ago!)
Though we didn’t buy anything, we came across an awesome store this weekend, completely by chance. We were at a furniture store when I saw a billboard for Southeast Salvage Home Furnishings, so I looked it up on my phone. It was a bit shady, but definitely worth checking out! They had great mirrors and paintings, tons of garden accessories (I thought of my mom), rugs, building supplies,...
Flea Market Finds!
Last Sunday, we went to the most amazing flea market! Here is what we got and also what we saved: Vintage Mirror, 2x4 ft (at least!): $30 (Originally $45 but the seller made us a deal) 2 Rugs, 2x3: $6 (We saw it the same day at Walmart for $11), 3x4: $12 Vintage Something that we’re going to use as a bookend: $1 So we spent $49 and saved AT LEAST $35! We are planning on getting a rug...
What we're working with.
Our apartment is about 950 square feet and has vaulted ceilings. It is MUCH bigger than all the other apartments we looked at and the 200 extra square feet was a major reason we picked this one. Other pluses were the washer and dryer in the unit, the open floor plan and the price. We also got lucky enough to get a brand new apartment and be the first ones to live in it!
Welcome to our new place!
Hi there! We finally got our own place! We have a month until we move into our new apartment and we have been preparing and buying and coming up with tons of ideas to make it feel like home. We will keep you up-to-date on our thrifty finds, ideas and inspirations with lots of pictures! Whether you are our family across the country or just looking for ideas for your place, thanks for stopping by!