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Get Your Act Together in 2011

Tomorrow is a new day. It offers a chance to turn the page on last year and its old ways. Leave behind bad habits along with the leftover Christmas wrappings and the blinking lights that no longer work. If you find your household topsy turvy than this just might be the day to put a […]

Create a Memory Page for the Old Year (Frugal Friday)

People spend hundreds, thousands of dollars every year on entertainment and on ways to improve themselves and their family relationships. While some of that money is very well spent, often we can find less expensive ways of having fun and learning to appreciate our families. One way that you can have fun and fall in […]

Good Cheap Eats in December

Good Cheap Eats is “my food blog,” where I catalog a lot of my recipes. Thanks to a great redesign earlier this year, done by the fabulous FiveJs Design, the site is easily navigable and quite fun to browse. It’s where I do my excessive food talking and share “delicious ways to act your wage.” […]

New Year’s Foods (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

This week ends in New Year’s, so it seemed appropriate that we swap recipes we enjoy this time of year. For our family we don’t do any particularly “lucky” foods. I’ve read those lists of beans and collard greens and what have you. We’ve never done that. I guess since those weren’t things our moms […]

Booking It in 2011

Are you ready to get reading? I had a great time reading with you last year. It was a great encouragement to me to make sure I had my nose out of the computer and into a book. Your recommendations were some of the best ever. My family and I are richer as a result […]

Keeping New Year’s Traditions

As much as I would like to think of myself as one who goes to fun New Year’s Eve parties where you dress up in fancy gowns and dance the night away, I’ve never been invited to one. And quite honestly, even if we were invited to one, I don’t think FishPapa and I would […]

New Year’s Goals (& A Free Planning Sheet)

I  love this week of the year. Not only do the kids and I have a week off school and my husband has a week off work, but I usually get a chance to catch my breath and think about the year we’re finishing and the year that’s beginning. I feel like my system gets […]

Meal Planning: Vacation Week

I feel like I’ve been cooking for a week. Wait a minute — I have been cooking for a week! I’m ready to rest. So, this week, we’re digging into the freezer and pantry for quick and easy meals this week during our vacation. 26. Leftovers (tamales, enchiladas), green salad 27. Chicken Gumbo in the […]