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How to be a Mystery Shopper

Have you ever been a secret shopper? It is actually kinda fun… if you ever had James Bond (ish) fantasies and a desire to earn extra cash…. This photo is of three checks I recently earned by performing *secret shops*.  The type might be hard to see, but they were for: McDonald’s ($10 +$13 food…More of this…

Chicken Burrito Recipe

I don’t know why I sometimes get hung up on the idea that you need to work hard and/or take a long time to make a healthy and tasty meal.  Tonight I intended to buy fixings for burgers, but when I got to Costco I didn’t want to pay full price for high fat hamburger…More of this…

Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked Ziti Recipe

This week is a great week for spaghetti and sauce deals, so I plan on making baked ziti.  It is VERY easy, tasty, and great warmed up the next day.  Best though?  Only takes a pot and a lasagna pan! Ziti Ingredients: Spaghetti Sauce Ricotta Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Noodles   Recipe Directions Boil the noodles…More of this…

Homemade Pesto Recipe!

Homemade Pesto Recipe!

It’s a given that having time for making homemade items is limited when you are a working mom.  Therefore, you have to be strategic about where you spend your energy and time.  You probably ask yourself “What will give me the most return on my investment?  (energy, time, and $) Homemade Pesto is at the top of my…More of this…

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Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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