The Big Day Snacks

We are a mere six days away from the biggest days of the football season. Super bowl Sunday. Now whether you watch for the commercials, or a legit sports fan, no super bowl would be complete without snacks! We are a sports family, and last night was the kickoff season for wrestling fans around the…

Thrift Shopping: Don’t be snobby, go for it!

I’m back from the worst head cold ever. I still have leftover issues, but better then I was three days ago. Don’t matter! I’m back! Yeah boyee! Today, we shall discuss thrift shopping! Now, I love it. I guess it’s more of saving money in the long run. I shop at resale stores, and donation…

Updates on our projects(so far)!……

Over here at Casa de Common Sense, I’ll admit, sometimes I’ll start projects and forget them, but it’s rare. Two projects I mentioned, I actually didn’t forget, but each take time. I figured I would update you guys on the process! The first one was mentioned a while back before Christmas, and it’s beautiful! Christmas…

Our Black History and how we celebrate it.

We gear up around here for the three day weekend. It has different meaning to us in this household. Martin Luther King Day. To celebrate his birthday, which was earlier this week, and his contributions to the civil rights movement. In the past, it was stressed in a sense, and maybe it was because I…

Planning Series Pt. 2: Storage and Prep

Originally posted on Common Sense Mommy:
We got through shopping. One cheat I forgot was buy a oven dinner for this night. You’re gonna need it. Now, remember I mentioned a deep freezer? Great if you have one! If not no worries, you’ll just play tetris like the rest of us. If you don’t know…

Planning Series Pt. 1

Originally posted on Common Sense Mommy:
One of the many one liner advice given to me was, ‘buy what the kids eat’. Great advice, and I put a twist on it. Buy and cook what they eat, make it easy and as healthy as possible. Now, one of the top three questions I get is,…

Sangrias! : The best way to introduced to wine.

Funny thing about talking to people about wine, first thing they say is, “I’m curious, but don’t know where to start” or ” don’t like the taste of wine, especially red wine”. I get it. One complaint I had was the red wine statement. Here’s the deal. Wine is good with certain foods, and that’s…

Lunch with Mini You(crew) and how to make it fun!

I missed yesterday’s post, due to entertaining my crew since they got called off yesterday, and they are home again today. I’m ok with it, because it’s frigid outside! Which leads into the post for today. Lunch. Its always interesting to have to have lunch, especially if you’re not ready for it. In most cases,…

Snacks: why do we waste so much money on them?

Snacks. You love them, I love them, kids love them. I don’t know who doesn’t love snacks. Tell me why we are still buying pre-made snacks? With the knowledge of what is actually going into food, and what isn’t, adding on to trying to save money right? Now, you can continue that, or you have…

Breakfast after break…….am I awake yet?

Hey peeps! I know, I’m supposed to be doing homework right now, but a little mishap in my records has me blocked from everything, so waiting to hear back from my advisor to straighten everything out. In the meantime, I created a theme for the week, I like to call ‘Kid friendly week’. It’s not…