Creamy and Delicious, Raspberry Cream Pie

Raspberry season is already coming to an end at our house. The hot weather seems to do them in. If you still have raspberries at your house you might try the raspberry freezer jam to preserve some of that fresh raspberry flavor for those long winter months. Or try this delicious pie recipe.

Summer Pie, Raspberry Cream Pie | Frugal Family Home

Since I had a few raspberries left from my u-pick trip I shared last week, I decided to make a yummy pie recipe. I found this recipe in one of my mom’s old cookbooks. She never made it, because she wasn’t big on all the seeds in the raspberries, but I’ve made it a few times and it’s so very good.

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Kid’s Craft, Clothespin Airplanes

Airplanes are something my kids love. My husband is a pilot so the kids are used to being around airplanes. We are often out at our local airport doing something around planes. So when I asked my son if he would like to make an airplane he was really excited.

Beat boredom with this easy kid's craft, clothespin airplanes |Frugal Family Home

This project doesn’t take much to make just a few items, most of which can be purchased at the dollar store. If you have seen my other kid’s craft posts you know most of them are very inexpensive to make and use common household items. Making it easy on Mom to let the kids get crafty.

How to make clothespin airplanes | Frugal Family Home

What you will need for each airplane,

Two jumbo popsicle sticks
A wooden clothespin
Paint to paint the airplane
Craft, hot glue or wood glue

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Yummy and Easy Freezer Raspberry Jam

If you saw my garden update about our raspberries then you know I love them. Growing up we didn’t really have an inexpensive source for raspberries so I didn’t get to have them much. We had lots of strawberries but we usually didn’t go raspberry picking. But now each year I go out with a friend to u-pick raspberries. (see how big the raspberries were this year)

Yummy and Easy Raspberry Freezer Jam | Frugal Family Home

I will usually make some cooked raspberry jam each year. But if you have ever had freezer jam you know how fresh and bright the flavor is compared to the cooked jam. I made a batch strawberry freezer jam this year and I thought I would share how easy it is to make raspberry freezer jam too.

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Menu Plan Monday, July 21st

Menu plan with recipe links


This week promises to be a busy week for us. I’m continuing to work on our bathroom remodel. So I’m keeping our menu plan easy to make, so we don’t end up eating out. I have a few slow cooker meals planned along with some easy stove top meals.

Nothing too fancy this week, but at least we will all be well fed. Here’ the plan for this week,

Our Menu


Italian Chicken, Rice and Grilled Zucchini (from our garden)

Crock Pot Lasagna, Salad, and French Bread

Chili Dogs, Salad, and Fruit

Tuna Patties, Rice, and Sugar Snap Peas (from the garden)

Cheeseburger Skillet Dish, Salad and Cherries

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad, and French Bread

Soft and Crisp Tacos, Homemade Salsa, Refried Beans, and Chips


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Goals for this Week, July 20th

My Goals

I’m a little late getting my goal update ready. It’s been a busy week. But I was able to get quite a few of my goals accomplished.

Our bathroom is coming along nicely. We are almost done with the vanity. Then we will take on the floor. We would have finished the vanity but we forgot to take one of the old screws to replace with us to the hardware store. If you would like to see how things are going so far you can see the vanity top on Instagram.

I’m hoping to get more reading in this week, since I didn’t get to it at all this past week. I was only able to get part of my back office tasks done. I’ll keep working on them though.


Here’s the things I was able to accomplished this past week,


Prime and paint the vanity and wood trim in the bathroom

Do a craft project with the kids


Read a chapter of the book, Platform (affiliate link)

Drink 6 glasses of water a day

Exercise 5 times this week

Get to bed by 10:30 each night


Write 3 blog posts

Continue working on more back office tasks

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Super Saving Saturday, Stocking Up to Get Through the Week

We are continuing our bathroom remodel and that is taking up more of my free time. We are trying to do most of the work ourselves to help save money. So, I didn’t have extra time to run to too many stores this week.

I did manage to get out to two though. I couldn’t pass up the good deal on cherries at Fred Meyer. I’m going to dry or freeze some of them and we will be eating the rest. Today’s the last day of the sale at Fred Meyer so if you want some be sure to make the trip today!

Winco Foods Shopping Trip


I spent a little more this week than I would have liked to at Winco Foods. I could have went to one of the discount grocery stores and done a little better on price, but then I would have had to make it out to more stores. It was worth it to me this week to save more time than a little bit of money this week.

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