Rise and Shine is my way of sitting down and having a cup of coffee with you! We talk about the new deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help us save time, money or energy.
Good morning! How are things going this morning? Anything exciting happening at your house this week?
Yesterday I finally published a post that’s been on my mind for a long time. I’ve decided to hire someone to help with recipes and homemaking posts. This post came after months of consideration. I struggled with the choice – because I love recipes, I love cooking and I love photography. BUT – these posts are so time consuming. And to do them well can takes hours. This season in my life – with a 6- and 3-year old and a busy blog – I just don’t have the time to do the recipe posts well. We are eating a lot of the same meals these days – many of which I’ve already shared on the site. I could cut out recipes all together – but I believe that cooking meals at home is one of the BEST ways to save money – so I feel like it’s an important part of being a frugal person. Part of being a good wife, mom and business owner is knowing when to ask for help! So that’s what I’m doing. I think bringing a new person on board – will help us learn new things and cover topics that I’m not totally comfortable with (like canning, baking, etc). And I still plan to share recipes and homemaking posts as time allows – especially with my garden and chickens! Thank you for your patience and I look forward to seeing your application if you’re applying! Read more about this here.
Red Tricycle has a new giveaway – you can win the Ultimate Baby Registry – with top-of-the-line baby gear and products. Valued at more than $900, this would be a sweet prize for an expecting mom! To enter, start on the Red Tricycle giveaway page, enter your email and select a Red Tricycle newsletter edition (for example I would select Seattle) and click the big red ENTER button!
If you’re looking for fun, creative cupcake ideas for Easter – check out my post with these Spring Cupcake Designs. All of them are super simple and you can get all the supplies at the local grocery store.