Shop Wisely! ShopAtHome – Online Discounts and Cash Back


Our first online Christmas order arrived today. {Shhh! I ordered FishBoy5 is Chargers’ jersey from Kohls.} I love to order online because you get such a bigger selection than in the store. And if you go through an online coupon website, you can maximize your savings. I’ve told you about Ebates. Well, there is another […]

Travel Kits for Families


Getting ready for a trip? With the holiday season upon us, families find themselves packing the kids, the dogs, the food, the presents, and a partridge in a pear tree into the family mobile and heading out on the open road. Traveling with children can be a wonderful experience. But, it can also be worse […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Tradition, Decor, and Thankfulness

Today at The Homespun Heart, Monica continues our series of Thanksgiving on a Budget. She’s sharing ideas for decorations, traditions, and thankfulness. Pop over there and be inpired to make your holiday a little more meaningful.

Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving)


T Minus 7 Days and Counting…. Are you ready for Turkey Day? Thankfully, I will not be cooking this year — unless I want to. We’re heading to my in-laws where we usually get spoiled rotten. So, I’m looking forward to less cooking than on a normal Thanksgiving. However, I have made many a feast […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Presentation Counts!


Last year I was both pleasantly surprised and a little dismayed when a popular foodie magazine featured an $80 Thanksgiving Menu. Having read this particularly publication for years and years, I knew that for most of its readership, this was, indeed, a “bargain meal.” But having tracked prices for so long, I knew that they […]

Bob the Builder Birthday Cake


We love Bob the Builder around here. We really do. You would think that now that the toddlers in the vicinity are girls that we’d have moved on to My Little Pony or something. But, no. FishChick loves Bob. It may be that we just have more Bob the Builder movies than any other character or […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Very Make-Ahead Turkey


You know that to make the most of your cooked turkey and stretch your budget further, it’s best to make stock from the leftovers. However, who wants to mess with that after a full day of cooking? I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you see this next installment of Thanksgiving on a Budget. […]

Lego Bionicle Thornax Birthday Cake


Remember this? It’s the Lego Bionicle “thing” my son wanted his birthday cake to look like. You know I’m always up for a birthday cake challenge, right? (Just for the record, it’s called a Thornax.) Well, I’m pleased to report that I came, I saw, I baked that cake! The frosting job wasn’t the best, […]