Enjoy a Blustery Day with Pooh (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

I’ll always remember when the oldest FishBoy was about four. We had been reading the Winnie the Pooh books for awhile. Along came a rainy, stormy day, and he said, “What a blustery day it is!” Yes, indeed. Winnie the Pooh has been a wonderful part of my children’s early years. He’s influenced our playtime […]

Create a Family Bucket List for Fall

photo source: Katie Balla I’ve created a family “bucket list” with my kids each summer for as long as I can remember. But, it wasn’t until I was scrolling through Pinterest and saw this very cute graphic that it dawned on me that we could make bucket lists for every season! {smacks head} Why didn’t […]

Meal Planning: Weekly Meal Prep (& a FREE Planning Page)

You know that I love my freezer. Soooo much so that I wrote a cookbook chock full of freezer-friendly recipes. Make ahead makes me happy. But “make ahead” does not have to be limited to the freezer. In fact, there’s a wealth of things that can be prepped in advance and stored in the pantry […]

How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Here she is, in all her glory, my new planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my goals, hopes and dreams inside her little pages. I mentioned last week that this is my brain on paper. I […]

A Christmas Planning Ebook

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

A Cars 2 Birthday Cake & Easy Party Ideas

Hey race car fans, are ya ready? Cars 2 opens today in theaters all over. I’m excited about the adventure. The original Cars movie opened on the day of FishBoy9’s 4th birthday. We made a day of it and took the whole fam to the movies — something we rarely do or did — now […]

Plan Some Outdoor Adventures (FREE Planning Page)

The weather has just been amazing lately here in San Diego. Of course, it’s been pouring rain one moment, and sunny and warm the next. But, it’s been amazing amidst the amazing! And now I don’t feel bad that we’ve been cooped up inside — we’re starting to get out more. Do you have favorite […]

Free Vacation Planning Page!

Hubs has been working six, sometimes seven, days a week at his job. They are understaffed and overbooked. Overtime can be a good thing. But, since he never got his vacation at Christmas and is working long hours. He’s ready for a break. Since I’ve been keeping the home fires burning, I think I’m gearing […]