Basic H2 and Shaklee Cleaning Supplies – A Giveaway

Earlier today I shared how I’m on a new cleaning kick. After months of just cleaning when the mood struck, which believe me, that kind of mood is fleeting, I’ve decided to reestablish a cleaning schedule. Our family is in a season where I can let the kids play, including the toddler, and I can […]

Establishing a Cleaning Schedule for Fall

Photo Source: Pottery Barn One of the things that can really help you manage your home is to have a regular cleaning schedule. There, I said it. Yes, it’s sad but true. If you put your household tasks on a schedule and actually do them, you’ll be amazed at your productivity as well as how […]

Grocery Geek Hits the Central Coast

One of my favorite places in the world is the Central Coast of California. I went to college and met FishPapa in Santa Barbara where he grew up. My sister lives just over the hill in Solvang and my father-in-law in nearby Santa Ynez. For five years we lived a little farther north from there […]

Febreze Set and Refresh – A Giveaway

I’ve never been one to buy air fresheners. I don’t know why really. My mom never did. So I don’t. But, I’m willing to try something new, especially when it smells pretty, as FishChick says. And when you have four boys in the house, well, “pretty” smells are hard to come by. (Just saying.) Recently […]

Fall Decor on a Dime (Frugal Friday)

I am not strong in home decor. In fact, if it weren’t for FishPapa’s sense of style…. oy, I don’t even want to think about it. My friends have always been stunned that my husband cares about interior design, but as a project designer and builder, he’s got a great eye for what works. And […]

Quicker Minestrone – Favorite Fall Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Feel a little chill in the air? See the harvest coming in? Ready to dust off the soup pot and get cooking? Autumn is a wonderful time to bring back tummy-warming, stick-to-your-ribs meals. When quizzed, FishPapa said that his most favorite fall recipe was Minestrone. (I knew he would say that.) Traditionally, my Minestrone bubbles […]

Filtrete Water Station – A Giveaway

Even though the hot summer days are fading, our need to drink water hasn’t. In fact, as kids play in team sports or ramble outdoors in cooler weather, it’s even more important that they keep hydrated, even though they may not think they’re thirsty. While I know that filling my own water bottles from our […]

Making and Keeping Fall Traditions

Traditions are the things that we cling to when life bounces us around. Traditions are stability for our kids when their minds and their bodies are growing too fast for them — and us. Traditions are what we use to create beautiful memories with our families. Can we be deliberate in tradition building? I think […]