Welcome! Are you a working mom, a homeschool mom, or just a really, really busy kind of mom? Well, I have been all three at different times – and sometimes all at once – and I know how it is.  This blog is for all my fellow busy bees who are working hard to do it all – put a nice, healthy meal on the table, create a beautiful home, feel happy and healthy and have some laughs and adventures along the way.

If you’re looking for ways to cut back on your budget, but still want to eat well, the recipes on this blog will help you do just that. There are no fancy, gourmet, budget killing recipes here! Although I do love to try a new one every now and then, with a job, a husband and three boys who homeschool part time and participate in sports and school activities, this mama ain’t got time for that.

Love crafts and DIYs? Me too! But only ones that I can do relatively inexpensively and that don’t take too much time. You’ll find that here as well.

I hope this blog provides you ideas, inspiration, and a reminder that though we sometimes have to do it all, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be the perfect thing for ourselves and our families. As one of my favorite YouTube vloggers, Katherine from Do it on a Dime says, “A done something is better than a perfect nothing”. Amen to that!

I would love your feedback on this site to create better recipes, crafts and posts that will make your life a little easier. Feel free to drop me a line anytime at thevanvagabonds@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Susan