Category: Family

Recreating Restaurant Meals and Saving Big

While everyone is out shopping, I’m tallying up the prices on recreating restaurant meals at home. Yes, I live this lifestyle now and I kind of love it. Black Friday has changed so much for us since we’ve taken on the “frugal” title. I’ll get into that more soon!

It’s no surprise around here we like to enjoy good food. What I don’t enjoy is the bill that goes with many new trendy foods or going out to eat. As we’ve flexed our Frugal muscles, I’ve gotten better at cooking in the last decade, too.

When we consume a meal out, I savor it and start to figure out how to recreate it at home. Now being gluten and egg free due to intolerance, that has become even more important as many of the foods I enjoyed before are off limits.

This summer we went to a place nearby that is called Playa Bowls. They specialize in fruit and vegetable smoothies and smoothie bowls which are all the rage these days. I’ve only been there twice, but I definitely wanted to try to remake what they sell at home for less.

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Some moments in life are priceless. After a long day that was mentally taxing at work, we ended our evening with an amazing sight for me to see.

Monkey has been learning to read and for the first time ever, he read an entire book by himself. He rarely wants to read stories with his little brother, but tonight he said he wanted to read him a bedtime story. He read Crab The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Continue reading…

Atlantic City Marathon Series Weekend: Part 4 – Half Marathon – I did it!

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3 here.

The morning of the Atlantic City Half Marathon was beautiful. Right outside our window, I could hear the quiet bustling of the volunteers getting everything ready for the day. The medals were being hung up, the food was being organized, and sleepy runners emerged from their rooms. I stayed up in my room until 15 minutes before the race, because it would take me about 30 seconds to get down there to run.

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We’re Always on the Move Cycling Around Town

It’s Friday, and who couldn’t be more excited about the weekend ahead of us. It’s supposed to be decent weather, and perfect for more bike rides.

Last weekend, before the triathlon race, we rode our bikes down to the beach. I dropped off the boys at a playground with Daddy, and continued further down the boardwalk to pickup my race packet and returned to meetup with them.

Riding bikes as a family has been one of my happiest moments. I love when we’re on the go, together, and getting fresh air. I love the area we live in, where we can hop on our bikes (or I can run) right down to the beach, the boardwalk, or go out to eat. It’s so nice to live in a somewhat bikeable area.

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