…Provides food for her household (v.15)

Today, I have a secret confession. Well not so secret anymore. I am a couponer. It started as a curiosity and has blossomed into a favorite hobby. I spent hours each week matching up coupons to store ads using blogs like SouthernSavers and FabulesslyFrugal. I have two newspaper subscriptions to the Washington Post and I pick up two more each Sunday. I shop at Harris Teeter and get super stoked when it’s TRIPLE COUPON WEEK. I have saved so much money in our grocery budget and have taught myself how to cook from my stockpile too. I am not perfect or even great at it but I definitely put in an EXCELLENT effort and will share some of my savings later this week.

I work hard to spread every dollar in our budget as far as it can go and coupons does the trick. The best part is that I enjoy it so much so it never feels like a sacrifice.

“She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” -Proverbs 31:15

Side Note: I DO need to work on the, “she rises while it is yet night” part of this verse. Getting up early is something I have to work toward and be intentional with because it does NOT come naturally or easy.

Pancakes

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I want to share something. with you that makes my heart happy. Pancakes. And not just any pancakes. I have been blessed to marry into a family with stellar pancake making skills. My father-in-law has a pancake recipe passed down over several generations that is better than any pancake you have ever experienced. No one ever believes me. But then he comes to visit and makes several large batches for all my friends and turns everyone into believers. These pancakes are so delicious that they do not require syrup or butter or anything to sweeten them. They are by far my favorite breakfast treat. I can’t wait for Ryan to learn his papa’s tricks for our kids one day. Until then you should come over some time for pancakes when my in-laws are around.
Pancake tip: fold the ingredients together gently, do not wisk or blend