Archives for 2010

What I Did On My Christmas Vacation


Today is the last day of our Christmas Break from homeschooling. It has just flown by. In case you were wondering, here’s what we did: Cleaned out the garage. Finally! Baked and decorated this cake. Attended tea parties. Visited my parents. Cried that these guys are growing too quickly. Searched for shells and hermit crabs at […]

Ready to Remodel Your Bathroom?

The New Year is full of goals and aspirations. Perhaps this year is yours to remodel a bathroom. If we owned this house, the bathrooms would be the first rooms to get a makeover. I realized today that I don’t like cleaning them because the flooring is so trashed. Make it pretty, and it will […]

Pantry Challenge Progress Reports: Share Yours!


Last week Crystal offered folks a chance to share their plans for the Eat-from-the-Pantry Challenge. It’s been so fun to see the turn out of links as well as those talking about their food adventures on Facebook and on Twitter. Little did we know what a popular activity this would prove to be. Wow! The […]

The Business of Blogging: Growing, Goals and a Great Big Thank You


Photo source: david.nikonvscanon In January of 2008 I found myself searching the want ads for writing jobs. I had spent a couple years writing articles for parenting magazines, and writing had proven to be a great way for me to supplement our income as well as use skills that I had developed since childhood. It […]

Meal Planning and Taking Stock of What’s In Your Pantry


This month I’m focusing on using up what’s in my pantry, fridge, and freezer. The New Year is a great time to take stock, plan goals, and move forward. We’re trying to do that with our eating habits this month. In my kitchen I have quite a bit of excess, lots of chicken and meat […]

Why You Should Have a Budget


Most people have heard that they should have a budget if they’re going to manage their money wisely. But, knowing WHAT to do is entirely separate from knowing HOW to do it or even WHY to do it. To be a successful adult, I think we need to know all three. Today Mandi at Organizing […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Eating From the Pantry, A Beginning


This month my friend Crystal and I are “eating from the pantry,” which basically means that we’re focusing on what we already have to build our menus for January. Since I know that my six children can eat a lot and that our family has decided to make some important changes to our diet, I […]

Frugal New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]