Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?” So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water […]

Links of Love: The Green Edition

There is such a wealth of do-it-yourself, save-the-environment, pinch-your-pennies things to do out there! Here are a few that I stumbled on recently. The EcoSmart blog talks about how to find natural insect repellents in your spice rack. Passionate Homemaking explains how to make reusable nursing pads. Lois offers a suggestion for never running out […]

Baking Up a Storm!

One of the things we love around here are baked goods. From pancake art to an afternoon baking session with the kids, flour often flies throughout my kitchen. This weekend I made homemade baguettes. So good! There are all sorts of fun baking opportunites for you and your family these days. Here are two great […]

Not So Random Acts…

I’ll never forget the day my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and garlic bread. It was no special occasion. No new baby from the hospital. It was no trying or tragic time. There was no obvious need that she was filling. She just wanted to do it, she said. We […]

More Cake-Ish Things

We’re having a lull here at the Fisher Household. I haven’t baked a cake in over a month! The winter birthday season is over and our next round of birthdays – 4 in 3 weeks’ time – doesn’t begin until May. (Thank goodness, I’m not ready for it.) So, my cake decorating skills are dormant. […]

Challenges, Challenges

There are quite a few blogs out there hosting challenges of some sort. Many are to encourage you to develop good, new habits. Others are to encourage you to encourage others. Either way, sounds like a good plan to me. Here are a few I’ve seen: No Spend Month from Mom Advice Earn a Vacation […]

Greatest Hits of 2008

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for reading. I started this blog on Mother’s Day weekend. The last seven and a half months have been filled with ups and downs, but it’s been so fun for me to bring you ideas, to pose questions, and to find out I wasn’t talking […]

Links of Love: Quick Food Gifts

I prepared this post yesterday before my world dramatically changed. I hesitated to post it. Yet, experiencing grief and realizing what a GIFT food is at a time like this, I thought I’d go ahead and post it. I hope that your recipients are not in dire need, but irregardless, whatever you make for whatever […]