The Weekly Ramble

Homemade Mocha Chocolate Syrup Recipe

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Love People. Cook them tasty food. Yes! This is my first Christmas gift this year and I love it! My friend Anne sent me a surprise package from Penzeys. It just made my day. Thank you, Anne! I’m a little late getting the Weekly Ramble up. […]

Thank YOU for Sharing the Year with Me!

Thank you LAM

Thanks so much for sharing the past year with me. I love having this space to come to and share my family’s life as well as my personal struggles and triumphs. This year has been filled with both. Thanks for walking with me this year. I’m thankful for you!

The Weekly Ramble

real life in my kitchen

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. On Monday I woke up to a pristine white counter. See above. FishPapa removed the grout on one section of the kitchen counter and replaced it with bright white. Oh my! It’s like my soul has been cleansed! Keeping white grout clean has never been one […]

Plan Now for a Simpler Season

simpler-season-3d midsize plan now

Buy the book here. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have the potential for great good — as well as great evil. No, you can’t fool me. It’s not all fun and […]

The Weekly Ramble

england bank

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I’m a little late posting this wrap up of the week. My parents and my sister’s family have been here this weekend to celebrate FishChick8. We’ve had a great day, but that means I’ve stayed off the computer and relished in real life. Here’s what’s been […]



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Motivated Moms can Help You Clean Your House


Do you wish that every morning you could come down to a neat and tidy kitchen? That your purse would be organized and not the Dumping Ground of Dead Things? That you could find whatever you needed when you needed it? Does cleaning house drag you down? One tool that has really helped me is […]

The Weekly Ramble

girls paris

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. What a week! I’m typing this on Friday night (French Friday, to be exact) after enjoying an amazing meal. Like I said in this post, one of my take-aways from our European vacation was to tweak the way we eat. This afternoon I baked a couple of […]