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Christmas: What About Next Year?

So, it’s all boxed up, right? Ready to be stored away until next year. The red boxes on the right gave way this year to the six red boxes on the left. Each kid has his own box, labeled with his name. This should make decorating SOOOOOOO much easier next year. I can’t take credit […]

Ready to BOOK IT in 2010?

So, I’ve been alluding to a mystery reading plan for a week or so. Today’s the first chance I’ve had to share it. Life has been so full of outings and good conversation with friends, there’s been little time to read, let alone talk about it!I love to read. It is one of my favorite […]

URS: New Schedule

Just a head’s up if you’re interested in swapping recipes this month. Here’s the schedule for January’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up! 1/7 – Healthier Recipes1/14 – Vegetables1/21 – Pantry Inspiration1/28 – Birthday Cake Round-Up!

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 […]