Archives for 2010

Wilton Decorating Giveaway

Cookies with Sprinkles

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Decorating cakes and cookies has been a FishFamily pastime for quite a few years. The kids love to frost and sprinkle and otherwise create fun and sugary treats in the kitchen. We have a generous hand when it comes to sprinkles. Yes, yes, we do. Wilton products have been at […]

Beech-Nut Baby Cereal Giveaway


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: kelly.olsakovsky@, robjohnsonofwichita@, sydneydav@ FishBoy8 had his first taste of rice cereal on Christmas Eve many moons ago. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. How precious those baby memories are. And rice cereal was a staple at our house for many, many years. It […]

Tailoring our Holiday Gatherings for All Ages

Snow FishBoys

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

Xmas 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

Christmas Mugs

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!

gift cards

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 […]