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Hey ya'll! My name is Steph and welcome to That Wyo Life. I'm a former veterinary technician of 10+ years turned stay at home mom and blogger. I love to cook, read and I'm a HGTV and Food Network junkie. I have an amazing husband and two awesome little kids. We also have several furry kids; a Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Daisy Mae, a black Lab puppy named Luna or as I lovingly call her Loony Bin, an old crabby Yorkie named Boo and we just recently added 3 baby chicks to the mix (more about them later).

We are Wyoming transplants and just recently closed on our first Wyoming home. When the hubby was offered a job opportunity out here we jumped on it but going from being a home owner in Georgia to renters here in Wyo was an adjustment and we are so happy to be homeowners again. Our new house was logistically exactly what we wanted in a house except for the interior. It was built in the '70s and it hasn't changed since the '70s! Now I'm not afraid of a fixer upper because you get to update to fit your specific taste and you usually pay less for the house BUT I want to be able to do it all on a budget. Not just a budget but a realistic budget and I hope that we can inspire you to do the same. Remodeling on a budget is possible if you know where to look and if you're willing to get your hands dirty.

I've always tried to find ways to do things on a budget, I mean you don't get into veterinary medicine for the money, but when we found out that my son was gluten intolerant I was even more hard pressed to find ways to keep our grocery bill down but still provide him with his special dietary needs. I can't wait to share my favorite recipes, how I meal plan to save money and where I buy our groceries to make eating gluten free on a budget possible.

I hope you follow along on our journey and get a taste of That Wyo Life!


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Back to School Freezer Meal Prep

Well y'all its about that time...schools back in session! Now my little ones aren't of school age yet but my stepson and nieces are. School in the south starts much earlier than we do here in Wyoming and many of the counties have already begun classes. Now I know it is a relief to get the kids back in school and out of your hair, regardless of whether you're a working or stay at home parent. But things can get stressful when it comes to making sure you have a healthy(ish) meal on the table every night when there's work, school, extra curricular activities, etc. 

Don't fret! I have got you covered with 30 freezer meals you can prep in a day and be set for the entire month. I chose 10 meals and repeated each meal 3 times. This means you'll be eating the same meal 3 times in a month BUT repeating the meals makes the prep go faster AND it is cheaper because you can buy certain things in bulk. If you don't like having the same meal more than once per month you ca…

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The biggest way to save money on any remodel is to do as much as you can yourself. Paying a contractor or handyman adds up quick.…

14 Gluten Free Vegetarian Freezer Meals

There have been a couple of times throughout my adult life that I have tried to go vegetarian. I think the longest I have ever gone is a few months and then I was back to eating meat again. My hubby is a pretty big meat eater but lately he has been having a lot more stomach issues and since my kiddos pretty much eat the vegetables and everything else other than meat most meals I decided to do a trial 2 week vegetarian dinner meal plan. The kiddos and my hubby will still be eating some meat at breakfast and lunch time but all of the dinners will be vegetarian or I believe the technical term is lacto-ovo-vegetarian since a lot of the dishes contain eggs and dairy. 

My goals for this meal plan, when I was searching for freezer friendly vegetarian meals, is that they have to gluten free, protein dense so we don't feel deprived or starving, kid friendly and around my usual grocery budget. I also tried to find recipes that called for vegetables that I will be growing in my raised beds th…