The Weekly Ramble

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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

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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

FishKids June 2014

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 […]

You Can Now Pre-Order Good Cheap Eats

Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinner and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less is my concentrated effort to help you make the most of your grocery money. You don

Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinner and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less is my concentrated effort to help you make the most of your grocery money. You don’t have to choose between real good food and a low grocery bill. You can have both! I received a package from the Harvard Common Press last week. What […]

The Weekly Ramble

all the pickles

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. 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 was the week when […]

The Weekly Ramble

weekly ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. 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! We  call this “Bored […]

Happy Reading, Happy Summer Sale

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Tomorrow is the official first day of summer! Yay! It’s also my dad’s 71st birthday. Everybody say, “Happy Birthday, Grampa Jack!” Whichever occasion you’re celebrating, I say, it’s time to have a happy summer filled with good reads. Whether it’s for you or for your kids, reading is a great way to spend the summer […]