Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

Toffee Dream Pie

This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967.  My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story […]

Christmas: Getting Organized

Christmas baubles --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

We’ve discussed why we celebrate Christmas as well as how to get our minds set on simplifying the season. What we think determines what we do. Now, let’s look at how to organize it all, so that we can actually do it. I’ve told you before about the wonders of Organized Home. CEO, its founder, […]

Christmas: What, Why, and How?


Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]

Christmas in July 2008

Ornament Hanging from Decorated Christmas Tree

Don’t forget! Starting Sunday night we’ll be talking up a Christmas storm to get you thinking about the holidays. How can we plan ahead so that we can enjoy the season without feeling frantic? Let’s get organized now so that we can breathe just a little more easily come Thanksgiving Day. Coming your way: Christmas: […]

Christmas is Coming….


And my giveaway pile’s gettin’ fat! That’s right. I’ve been scheming this last couple weeks to put together some very cool, Christmas-in-July giveaways. Corporations and individuals have been so generous, that I will be able to give away something fantastic everyday next week and several more as the holiday season gets closer. Christmas? That is […]

Surfer Beach Cake

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Some frosting, some candy, and a few toys make for an easy birthday cake that any surfer or beach bum would love. Hosting a Summer-themed birthday party? Want a little beachtime fun? Have I got the cake for you! Last month one of the FishBoys chose “ocean” for his birthday theme. We made an ocean […]

Christmas in July! Ideas, Recipes, Giveaways, Fun, Fun, Fun!

Child Decorating a Christmas Tree

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a planner. I love to think ahead and dream big dreams. This is a good thing if I can follow through with actually doing the things I’ve schemed about. And internet accountability? It’s a beautiful thing. If I tell you I will do something, I feel a little added […]

Round up: Fourth of July Fun

American Flag Hanging on a House

Got some great ideas planned for the Fourth of July? Please share them with us! Post them on your blog and then come back here and share the link. As for the FishFam, we’re going to read The Fourth of July Story and watch Johnny Tremain. Then we’ll enjoy our company and some burgers and […]