A Giveaway from Safeway and Betty Crocker

A Jesus Cake from Easter Past The kids and I came up with a great creative Easter cake idea this past week. And, no, it’s not bunnies and chicks. It’s Easter as in Resurrection-Sunday-kind-of-Easter. We’re trolling the Playmobil collection this weekend in the hopes of finding all the necessary components. I hope to share our […]

Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

Share Your Disney Adventure

That’s us! Many moons ago on one of our last trips to Disneyland. Can’t believe that it’s been 15 years! But, we’re getting ready to hit “the Happiest Place on Earth” in the next month or two. We’ve never taken the kids, so we want to do it up right. Yesterday I asked you all […]

Rainbow Vegetable Garden Giveaway from Burpee

Nutritionists tell us that a great way to have a well-rounded diet is to include all the colors of the rainbow in our diet. (No, ketchup doesn’t count for red.) But, as you browse the produce aisle, try to include all the different hues and you’ve upped the substance in your family’s diet. You know […]

Help Me! Disneyland Do’s and Don’ts?

I grew up as a Disneyland girl. My dad was — and still is — a kid when it came to Mickey, Donald, and roller coasters. His excitement about a day at “the Happiest Place on Earth” was contagious. And we were raring to go whenever he said so. We lived about an hour’s drive away […]

Making St Patrick’s Day Meaningful and Fun

Photo source: Family Fun Magazine Many people think of St Patrick’s Day and images of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows come to mind. And those are certainly fun, don’t get me wrong. But, there’s so much more to the patron saint of Ireland than meets the eye — or has been related through modern […]

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, […]

4 Fun Girlie Birthday Cakes You Can Make

You know me, love a fun birthday cake! After 9 years of slaving over castles, Star Wars, and Bionicle Boy Birthday cakes, God gave me a girl and then another. Oh my! Have we learned a lot about pink in a short amount of time.  I realize that in the girly cake department I’m just […]