Friday, December 11, 2015

First batch of posts is up!

Hi, folks!

It's been a little slow going, but the first batch of back posts is finally up here on PGEW Classic! I struggled a bit with the decision of starting back in 2011 and working my way up to current times, or working backward from more recent posts. Because of the many missing images I'm trying to replace and save from different sources, I decided to go with the latter and my way back through the older posts. This way there's more content available for you to sift through now, while I keep piecing things back together.

I'll add a brief update post every time a new batch goes up, but I'm also itching to share a couple recipes that have been on the back burner for a few months, so you'll have a smorgasbord of tasty things to peruse in the next few weeks. To stay up to date with everything PGEW related during this transitional time, be sure to subscribe to receive email updates, and stay connected on Facebook, Instagram (@poorgirleatswell), Pinterest and Twitter (both are @poorgrleatswell).

Lastly, don't forget to check out the holiday menu of goodies on my Etsy shop! Plenty of delicious cookies, cakes and other treats to enjoy, made fresh to order by yours truly. You can check out the PGEW Kitchen & Bake Shoppe at

And now, for the first batch of post links...
Not sure what happened and what we're doing here? Check out my last post to catch up.

Hope you've had a fabulous week, everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Welcome! (Temporarily, that is...)


So I find it a little ironic that my last post on the old school PGEW here on Blogger was teasing you about the "whole pile of awesome" that was set to make its debut four years ago. I can't believe it's been that long since I moved "homes" and I must say, it was an adjustment coming back to this platform. But I feel a lot more comfortable using Blogger over WordPress (though I'm still determined to learn), so for now, it's nice to have one less thing to worry about when it comes to putting my baby back together.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Review: Farm Fresh To You - Organic Fruits & Veggies Delivered To Your Doorstep

Many thanks to Mom It Forward for sponsoring and providing compensation for this post. All produce was provided by Farm Fresh To You and Mom It Forward; however, the opinions are entirely my own and do not reflect the views or opinions of either company. 

A couple weeks ago, I was approached about an opportunity to try Farm Fresh To You, a well-known CSA service here in California. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to apply - I mean, an organic fresh fruit and veggie delivery service isn't exactly something I would ignore. I was thrilled when I learned I would be part of this special project, and just as excited to tell you what I thought. I'm also pretty giddy about a special discount I get to share with all of you later in this post, but first things first!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 4: The Good News

Wow. What a summer. When I left you last, I was on a roll, ready to give you the final installment in this series to show you that it's not 100% gloom and doom. And then everything from Part 2 piled up at once and I've been on a crazy Race Against Time roller coaster all summer. First, it was the internet getting shut off; then the rent; then the electricity; two weeks later, another internet disconnection (because the $50 restoration fee keeps adding up, making my past due balance bigger and bigger every month, so they disconnect me about every 10-14 days), and so on and so forth. My bake shoppe has been helping here and there, but it's been difficult to keep up with the fees and ingredient costs, so growth has been slower than I'd hoped for the summer.

To top it all off, my mom also lost her job this summer (she's a nanny and once the kids are ready for preschool, they usually let the nanny go even if there's still a need). That may not seem like a big deal to some, but for her, being 71 and not that well-versed in technology, it's harder to get hired in today's job market than it is even for me.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Realities of Recovering From the Recession, Part 3: Mental, Emotional & Physical Ramifications

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series. If you haven’t read the first two posts, please do so before continuing with this one, as each new post builds upon the previous ones. You can find Part 1 here,and Part 2 here. ~Kimberly
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If those first two posts were hard to write, this one’s going to turn me into a blubbering mess. Because all of what I just wrote about has led up to this: the way this kind of stress makes you crumble from the inside out.
For those who are ultra sensitive, I want to alert you to some possible triggers in this post. I will be covering topics like anxiety, depression, and feelings of shame in raw, painful detail. So if you are prone to these things yourself or are sensitive to triggers, please proceed with caution. I, for one, am writing this with a fresh roll of TP at my side, because I know I will cry as I write.
I also added “physical” to the title of this post. My original focus was going to be on the mental and emotional ramifications of living with chronic financial stress. Then I realized that was a little dumb. I’m the one who bursts into shingles at the first sign of negative stress (or bad weather, or someone else’s cold, or…); it would be silly for me to ignore the fact that stress can also make you physically ill. So, we’ll start with that.


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