Preparing for Fall: Tips to Get You Ready

Preparing for Fall

Fall is here, and with it comes a change in weather, clothing, and activity. Preparing for fall is painless with these simple, easy-to-check-off-the-list, tips! Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on […]

Meal Planning: Favorite Fall Dinners


Fall begins this week. And while autumn in San Diego isn’t quite the same as it was in Kansas City, we’re still experiencing a change in weather, and I definitely notice the amount of daylight hours lessening. The nights are cooling off and it’s almost time to bust out the footed jammies. Almost. I love […]

A Fall Festival of Fun, Food, and Friends


Where did the summer go? Autumn begins next week. Well, Fall is one of the best times of year, anyway. So, let’s make the most of it! Why not celebrate, plan ahead, exchange great ideas, traditions, and recipes? Join us for a great week of autumn-themed festivities. Five blogs, five days, five great ways to […]

What I Did On My Summer Vacation


Is it gone already? Where did it go? My 42 days of summer vacation are spent before I even got warmed up. And I had such big plans! How did I spend it? — I cleaned the schoolroom from top to bottom. My dreams to do the whole house fell by the way-side. I’m so […]

A Salad Buffet (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Salad’s On!)


Summer is the perfect occasion for salads. It’s cool and crisp. It makes the most of fresh produce which are in abundance during this season. And a salad can be prepared ahead of time to keep the cook out of the kitchen on a hot summer day. For some bizarre reason, I have always been […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Digging for Dinosaurs


Today is the 40th anniversary of man’s walk on the moon. Check out last week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta for all sorts of movies, books, and activities to share with your kids in honor of the lunar landing. This week’s Camp W is Dino-themed. Dinosaurs seem to be every kid’s fascination. They’re pretend, but they’re real at […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Blast Off Into Space and Celebrate the Lunar Landing


Did you know that next week marks the 40th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the success of the Apollo 11 mission? I’m amazed. I wasn’t born then, but FishPapa remembers watching it on TV when he was a young child. Man’s first walk on the moon was a pinnacle event for the United States […]

Frugal Friday: Making the Most of In Season Produce

Fresh Cherries

Cut grocery costs by making the most of in-season produce. Here are some tips to get the best prices and enjoy the fruit of the season.