The Weekly Ramble

pizza night

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week was monumental in several ways, the main one being that I’ve turned my “gazelle intensity” back up. Those of you who’ve read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover will know what I’m talking about. For others, here’s my brief explanation. Years ago we found ourselves […]

The Weekly Ramble

Baby Cakes

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I went to Scotland, England, and France this week. Forgive me for I am still suffering from jet lag. Okay. I didn’t really go there. Not really. But, I did virtually. Oh my word. Google maps is a game changer when it comes to international travel. […]

A Giveaway from Visual Latin


This giveway is sponsored by Visual Latin and Compass Classroom: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. […]

FREE Christmas in July Download

FREE Christmas in July Download

Longtime readers know how much I love Christmas in July. I’ve posted holiday content every summer since the beginning of time. Or since the beginning of this blog anyway. Planning ahead for the holidays can save you buckets of money. Today, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you should have received an early Christmas present from […]

The Weekly Ramble

Apricot Ice Cream with Chocolate

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Has it really been less than a week since we were on vacation? I feel like I’ve lived an eternity since then. One of the highlights of the weekend was revisiting this hilltop along the Santa Ynez Valley where my in-laws live. We were last here […]

The Weekly Ramble


The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. As I type, this is basically what we are doing: resting and relaxing. We drove up to Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez for the weekend. It’s a whirlwind trip, just brief visits with friends and the grandparents. But, it’s been so good. I’ve unplugged for the […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I love this picture. Wow. How did we get here? For the last few years, FishBoy17 has towered over the others so they were no longer the “stair step” kids they had once been. But, FishBoys 13 and 12 have had growth spurts, so it looks […]

Join the Pantry Challenge!

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It’s that time again. I’m hosting a Pantry Challenge over on Good Cheap Eats starting next week. For two weeks, we’ll make a concentrated effort to use up groceries we have on hand in order to save money, waste less, and learn from ill-gotten grocery purchases. I’ll be hosting a Facebook party on Sunday night […]