CVS: Case In Point

Early this evening I ran out to CVS. Sunday nights are a good time for me to do this because it gets it out of the way. I am not tempted to think about when to squeeze in a quick trip on a school day. Go on Sunday and I don’t think about it again.Tonight […]

MOM Deals This Week

Part of being a MOM is being in charge of the Supplies and Procurement Department. You know, buying groceries, clothes, household items. And one way to do this joyfully is to avoid going in the hole when you go out and get the stuff! So, here are some things to keep in mind this week: […]

Grocery Geek Reporting: Making Costco My Pantry

One night last week I headed out with two children and a fistful of coupons. Surely, an outing to the grocery store would provide alone time with my four year old while the baby slept in her carseat and I could get an important errand accomplished simultaneously. Hmmm…yeah… Well, the baby fussed the entire outing […]

TGIF: Dress Up Like a Burrito

What great lengths I will go to in order to get something free! Remember when the kids and I dressed up like cows? Well, Chipotle is offering free burritos tonight to whomever comes in dressed like a burrito (from 6 pm until closing). You know where I’m eating dinner! My mom is coming to town […]

Budget Living: Online Checking Account

Recently, we established a new checking account. With banking turmoil the way it is these days, it’s not as simple as it used to be. I never used to think about which bank I chose, except for which was closest to home, or on the way home from work. However, after consulting with a friend […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage (Recipe Swap: Harvest Time)

I love fall! And even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way as the rest of the country, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby that are a vivid red. I know they can’t be the same kind of tree as they have in New England. That’s […]

Christmas Planning: Make a Gift

This morning I started thinking about Christmas. And when I start thinking about Christmas, my mind automatically goes to gift-making. I’ve always enjoyed making gifts and for several years, I made ALL of our gifts to give to family and close friends. (Yes, some would call me a glutton for punishment.) But, I have always […]

Links of Love

Here are some short stops on the web that peaked my interest this past week: Last weekend was really relaxing at my mom’s house. It was nice to be on someone else’s turf and to enjoy a lower degree of responsibility. I guess I was really relaxed because I said YES to most of the […]