Good Habits Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s series. Hopefully, we’re all better encouraged to get a few good habits going in 2011. Here are the winners of last week’s giveaways: Booking It – Join the Club (& a Giveaway) Sheena Eat Breakfast Every Day (& a Giveaway) chayo.ramirez@ shmilgah@ kyleandbridget@ bluehydrangea@ copterwife@ Get a […]

Tips for Terrific Teacher Gifts

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Teaching is hard work. Whether your students are your own flesh and blood or someone else’s children, the life of a teacher is one of giving. And so it’s nice when others give back. Plus, thanking one’s teacher is a great habit to instill in our children. Here are some tips for making your teacher […]

Amazon is Amazing!


I remember back in the days of dial-up and squirrel speed internet connections. FishPapa came home and told me about this place called Amazon that sold books for less money than the stores. Since we’ve always been bookworms, we were intrigued. We’ve been extremely happy Amazon customers since 1998. In recent years, I’ve seen their […]

Printing Fun Picture Cards with Shutterfly


Isn’t my Disneyland Christmas card cute? I told you how much I love Disneyland, right? Well, I love this collage concept, too, because you don’t have to wait for all. six. kids to smile at the camera! Just find a handful of pictures similar in theme and you can create a fun holiday greeting in […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping to Fill the Freezer

December Freezer Cooking Groceries

This week, I inventoried my freezer and came up with a cooking plan to fill my freezer. Then the kids and I ventured forth to Costco one day, and I took my two middle guys to the regular grocery store on a different day. What’s pictured is what’s being transformed into lasagna, enchiladas, and burritos. […]

Big Sale Monday for Grocery University

Grocery University One Day Sale

I’ve told you about Grocery University in the past. It’s an amazing 2 hour audio course to teach you all you need to know about couponing and saving money at the grocery store. Author Carrie Isaac totally knows her stuff. Tomorrow Starting now, for Cyber Monday, Carrie is offering rock bottom prices on the audio […]

Dancing with the Stars

My girls looove to dance. So, we thought we’d put on a little holiday show for you. May your smiles be merry and bright this season!

Save Money with Shop at Home

It used to be that I would drive all over town near birthdays and Christmas, spinning my wheels. No, I wasn’t doing any fancy Nascar driving. But, I’d go into a store with an expectation of what I wanted to find and leave empty-handed only to go to the next door to have the same […]