Celebrating on a budget is more important now than ever before. You don't need money to celebrate the season! Look around you and find inspiration in the beauty of nature!
Turning unusable space on the side of our house in a flourishing garden! Easy, cheap and delicious!
We attempted a no waste Halloween! The main part of the pumpkin is of course used as the Halloween jack-O-lantern. The carved out chunks that make the faces were happily gobbled up by our dogs as an afternoon treat. The inside pumpkin leftovers were up to me!
Here are the freezer meals I prepared before my daughter was born! It was so convenient to not have to worry about all that goes into creating a meal or running to the store for missing ingredients while trying to figure out this new tiny human I had just brought into the world.
I wanted something personal from me to my daughter. Starting a "Dear Baby Journal" was the best idea I've ever had!
Just a fun little game.
I scoured the internet for hours looking for pregnancy to-do lists and pre-baby prep lists. The more I looked through the more frustrated I got. List after list containing to-do items like "drink lots of water", "get plenty of rest" and "pamper yourself with a pedicure". That's cute, and all well and good if you're looking for a sweet list to remind you to take a piss every couple hours. I was looking for a serious pre-baby check list. One with actual necessity items not all this fluffy sh**!
We released a collective sigh of relief once we made it past the terrifying first trimester of pregnancy. I naively expected to be able to sit back, relax and watch my belly grow...
If I had truly thought long and hard about it I would have realized that conforming your body to hold a whole new person inside an already pretty cramped space wouldn't be easy or comfortable.
Fortner Baby Coming!