Homemade Fried Rice: A Review and a Giveaway from SunBird

Our family loves Asian flavors. One of our favorite splurges is a Panda Feast. And while I have perfected some copy cat meals, Chinese food is not one I’ve excelled at. I can do Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Summer Rolls, but that’s about it. Traditionally, I am a chinese food fail. So, I jumped at […]

What’s Your Single Best Afternoon? (& a Giveaway)

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My best days include these people — and this guy. They are truly what give my life purpose and joy. I am such a blessed woman! Eighteen years ago, shortly after I met “Fish,” we spent Easter Day together. We had known each other just a few months, having met in his hometown/my college town, […]

Have You Started Your Adventure in Couponing?

Couponing is not for everyone. It is one of those things where you need to measure the return on your investment. Is the money you save worth the time you invest? If your family makes a large income that more than covers your monthly necessities, then maybe your time is better spent in other ways. […]

Seed-starting Greenhouse Giveaway from Burpee

Several years and four children ago, we lived in a more rural community on a two-acre parcel of weeds land. We did our best to “take dominion” of that land, and I had a great time learning to garden. Wow! That was fun! Then life got busy and then busier still. With a baby or […]

America’s Finest City – San Diego

Where is the most Southwestern point in the continental United States? Where is the birthplace of the taquito? Where can a Legomaniac go wild? What is the permanent home of the USS Midway? Where can you find tide pools and seals and such amazing beauty in the middle of Winter? Well, my friends, these amazing […]

Freezer Cooking Giveaways: Three Cool Prizes to Win

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Vicki R., Heather Mullins, and Kelleen Potter! When Crystal and I were soaking up the sunshine last month and talking up a storm about all things family, fun, and frugality, we thought it would be a great bonus to Freezer Cooking Days if we were able to offer […]

Birthday Cake Round-Up & A Dave Ramsey Cake

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Today is the day! Time to share what fun and creative cakes you’ve made for your family. Thank you to the ladies who sent me photos of their family birthday cakes. How fun! Many sent in more than one cake, but in the name of space, I’ve just been able to post one per person. […]

Pirate’s Booty: A Giveaway

We discovered Pirate’s Booty about ten years ago as a baby-friendly snack that the whole family enjoyed. Now, it’s not designed for babies, but its crunchy texture was one that we all loved and one that a baby could easily eat. It was a great alternative to chips, pretzels, or popcorn that would require me […]