The View From Here: May

May has been full of sunshine and warm weather here, perfect for walking outdoors. We’ve had a few of the really hot days that will become the norm later this summer, so we are soaking up the mildish warm weather while we can.

View From Here-May 1

Now that Josh is out of school (as I mentioned here), we’ve been trying to catch up on some projects around the house (okay, maybe just one project—unpacking!) One of the annoying things about moving is that the boxes never seem to go away. But I think this really is the last of them. It feels good to be somewhat more settled. Now if we could just make everything fit…

View From Here-May 3

Budgeting has also been on our radar this month. We’ve been looking for ways to really stretch our income without compromising on some of the things we are committed to (such as high-quality food sources). It’s a challenge to say the least, but budgeting/analyzing our costs (as much as I didn’t want to do it) has been very beneficial. I’ve been able to monitor and keep tabs on exactly where our money is being spent and look for ways we can cut back. Hopefully I’ll be able to share more about this in the coming months.

View From Here-May 4

Favorite New Recipe: While I am currently on a grain-free diet, my husband is not. But we still do our best to make sure the grains he eats are prepared for optimal digestion (think traditional methods like soaking, sprouting, etc). I made these gluten-free Soaked Granola Muffins for his breakfast one week and they were pretty amazing (yes, I did try one…or two…). By soaking the oats overnight, the antinutrients are broken down for easier assimilation and absorption (check out this article for more information on traditional preparation of grains).

Frugal Change: We started cutting my husband’s hair here at home. It’s pretty easy because he keeps it short. We’ve talked about doing it for a while but finally pulled the trigger this month.

I’d love to hear how your month was or any new recipes or changes you’ve made. Please feel free to share!

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