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Fall Decorating Ideas

Photo Source: My Blessed Life Interior decorating is not my forte. I just don’t see the potential in a decorating item. Long ago I learned that I could, given time and resources, mimic the things that I liked in photos and magazines. My friend Myra, on the other hand, has style. And the ability to […]

Apples and Maple Whipped Cream – An Easy and Healthier Dessert for Fall

One night last week when my kids asked for dessert, I came up empty handed. I really didn’t have a plan. But I knew we had lots of delicious farm-fresh apples, though. I could have made a caramel sauce, though I never have and suspected that it would bomb my first time out. But, I […]

Spiced Pumpkin Bread & Other Pumpkin Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I had a little mad money in my pocket book the other day when I was strolling through Walmart. And I saw this, similar to this pumpkin pan on Amazon. And I said, okay. Yes, yes, I did. I know it’s a fairly frivolous purchase. But, I’m guessing I can transform a pumpkin pan into […]

Basic H2 and Shaklee Cleaning Supplies – A Giveaway

Earlier today I shared how I’m on a new cleaning kick. After months of just cleaning when the mood struck, which believe me, that kind of mood is fleeting, I’ve decided to reestablish a cleaning schedule. Our family is in a season where I can let the kids play, including the toddler, and I can […]

Establishing a Cleaning Schedule for Fall

Photo Source: Pottery Barn One of the things that can really help you manage your home is to have a regular cleaning schedule. There, I said it. Yes, it’s sad but true. If you put your household tasks on a schedule and actually do them, you’ll be amazed at your productivity as well as how […]

Grocery Geek Hits the Central Coast

One of my favorite places in the world is the Central Coast of California. I went to college and met FishPapa in Santa Barbara where he grew up. My sister lives just over the hill in Solvang and my father-in-law in nearby Santa Ynez. For five years we lived a little farther north from there […]

Febreze Set and Refresh – A Giveaway

I’ve never been one to buy air fresheners. I don’t know why really. My mom never did. So I don’t. But, I’m willing to try something new, especially when it smells pretty, as FishChick says. And when you have four boys in the house, well, “pretty” smells are hard to come by. (Just saying.) Recently […]

Fall Decor on a Dime (Frugal Friday)

I am not strong in home decor. In fact, if it weren’t for FishPapa’s sense of style…. oy, I don’t even want to think about it. My friends have always been stunned that my husband cares about interior design, but as a project designer and builder, he’s got a great eye for what works. And […]