Modifications Are Sexy!

For a long time I thought modifications were like cheating. I am a very follow the rules type of personality and I want to do things right because #recoveringperfectionist and this is probably part of why I prefer baking to cooking. Comfort with modifying recipes and improvising with what you have is prized in good cooking. Following the rules in baking so that all the science of baking works out is more my speed. I have come to change my mind about boundaries though. If it weren’t for finding the freedom to modify, I think there are a lot of things I would never attempt at all. Continue reading

Frugal Fun: Birthday Treats!

So I had a lot of fun celebrating my birthday last week. I celebrated all day long and the only thing we paid for was childcare and a movie ticket for my birthday date that night to Avengers: Endgame. The best part is? I still have birthday treats to come! After asking for suggestions on instagram, I had a few people follow up and asked what birthday treats I scored for free, so I thought I’d write a little blog post about where you can get some birthday freebies. Continue reading