Camping Meals for Dinner and Dessert at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Camping Meals – Dinner and Dessert

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking dinner and dessert!Dinnertime for us is the slow down and take it easy meal of the day. […]

Camping Meals – Lunch and Snacks

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking lunch and snacks!The best camping lunch requires great taste, minimal effort and easy clean up. We have […]

Camping Meals – Breakfast

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking breakfast!While we’re at home I go to great lengths to prep well enough on Sundays that my […]

Planning a Weekend Camping Trip at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Planning a Weekend Camping Trip

We are really not a “take a vacation every year” type family. Vacations can be expensive and don’t fit into our very tight budget.We also don’t much care for the idea of going somewhere for a week, running ourselves ragged, and coming home more exhausted than when we left.No thanks.We keep it low key in the Nerddom, and what’s more […]

Preserving Potatoes at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Preserving Potatoes

The thought of preserving potatoes used to scare me. I thought it would be far more complicated than it actually turned out to be. I like to buy potatoes in bulk when I find them on sale, but unless you have a root cellar, potatoes aren’t going to last much longer than 2-3 weeks without preserving them in some way. […]

Preserving Strawberries at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Preserving Strawberries

It’s almost that time of year in my neck of the woods – strawberry season!!We have a strawberry farm a few miles from our house and I so look forward to each season’s crop. While we can get them year round in the grocery store, there’s nothing quite as sweet as a fresh from the farm strawberry.I adore strawberries!  There’s […]

Frugal Fitness for Busy Moms

I admit, I don’t exercise as I should. In fact, unless walking up and down our stairs twice a day is considered adequate exercise I’m way below the bar.I know that I need to exercise for my health. I want to be around to see my kids and grandkids grow up. However, I know me well enough to know that […]

5 Reasons I Always Shop Aldi First

I pass three grocery stores and a Wal-Mart Supercenter on the 5 mile trip to shop my local Aldi. I’ve had people ask me why I wouldn’t just save myself the gas and time and shop at the nearest store. Here are my top 5 reasons. #1 – Less OverwhelmingExcept for a few rare occasions that they get a good deal […]

Free Stuff To Do With Kids

Frugal Summer Fun: Free Things to do With Your Kids

Summer fun with kids doesn’t have to be expensive. Kids are far more interested in who is with them than in what they’re doing, so the things you plan don’t have to be complicated.If you’re trying to save money this summer, but don’t want to sit around doing nothing for weeks, then I’ve got a great list of ideas to […]

Meal Plan 101: The Grocery List

This post contains referral links for your convenience. For more information, please see my disclosure page. Thanks!   The final step for our meal plan is making our grocery list that we’ll take to the store with us. The Grocery List I will preface this section by saying that my method is probably redundant to most people, but it absolutely […]