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Archives for 2010

Tailoring our Holiday Gatherings for All Ages

Photo Source Holiday get-togethers are occasions when we reunite with family and friends we don’t often see. For our family that means hanging out with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all at one time. With four siblings of my own, this is a little hard to swing sometimes with everyone’s busy schedules. It’s also a […]

Christmas FUN

The days just keep flying by! I hope that you’re making the most of each one. I’m stunned that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. This week, I’ve got a special series lined up – Christmas Fun. You won’t want to miss daily+ giveaways and inspiring content toward family fun over the year end […]

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to the FishHouse! I’m so glad you came! Please excuse the mess, we live here. Over the years, I’ve made some attempts at having a Better Home and Garden, but those didn’t pan out so well. Case in point. Instead, I’ve come to the realization that for this season of life with little ones […]

Meal Planning: Heading for the Hills

Photo source This is where we’re going later this week. Yes, yes, we are. Those of us who live in Southern California pay money to go to the snow in the same way that others might pay to get away from it. And we are soooo excited. My boys have wonderful memories of snow days […]

Amazon is Amazing!

I remember back in the days of dial-up and squirrel speed internet connections. FishPapa came home and told me about this place called Amazon that sold books for less money than the stores. Since we’ve always been bookworms, we were intrigued. We’ve been extremely happy Amazon customers since 1998. In recent years, I’ve seen their […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Gift Cards That Give to You!

Since the freezer is full, there wasn’t a lot of shopping to do this week other than milk, bread and produce. But, thanks to a tip from a Facebook reader, I did head into Albertsons to take advantage of their gift card deal. I had commented that we’re trying to work out the budget so […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti are easy to prepare yet seem so elegant. Bake a batch for now and freeze a batch for later. As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our heart’s content. The kids and I had a great […]

Enjoy the Freedom of Your Frugality

Ebenezer Scrooge was a frugal man. He pinched every penny until it screamed — bloody murder. Yet, as anyone who’s seen A Christmas Carol knows, he didn’t enjoy his life. His frugality kept him in bondage. Certainly there are seasons of life when frugality serves us. In fact, there are seasons of life when frugality […]