Frugal Cooking: Make Ahead Mixes

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Presenting the Indiana Jones Birthday Cake…

Well folks, to make your own Indiana Jones cake start with this: Do a little mixing, baking, cooling, crushing, frosting, sprinkling and placing, and get this: This cake really was one of the easier ones to make. You can do this, too! Here’s a quick how-to for all you Indiana Jones fans. You will need: […]

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Meal Planning the 1950′s Way

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I mentioned before that there are lots of different ways to approach meal planning. I’ve experimented with different methods as seasons of life come and go. One way that I often fall back on is the Regular Weekly Menu, or in other words, Meal Planning the 1950′s Way. Back in the days, moms often assigned […]

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Remembering Romance: A Picnic for Two

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photo source: Jamie Getskow Voeltz Now that Spring is here, one fun date night idea for you and the hubby is to go on a picnic. Pack up a cooler or basket of yummy food, grab a blanket, and some cool drinks and head for your favorite park, lake, or beach. Being outside is so […]

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Counting It Joy

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. — James 1:2-4 Four years ago today I was meditating on these words as […]

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Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too

This is not difficult. Repeat after me. This is not difficult. Trust me. It really isn’t too hard to make a cool looking cake. The basics that you need include a boxed cake mix, a couple cans of frosting, some candy, and some toys. You can get more elaborate with some paste food coloring to […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Portable High-Chair/Booster Seat with Tray

At our house tools are things that help you do your job better. Love that definition. You could put such a spin on it. “Honey, this new chair will really make our family read aloud time so much richer. It’s definitely a tool our home needs.” Can you just see husbands everywhere rolling their eyes? […]

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Climbin’ on the Birthday Express

May heralds the beginning of the celebratory season at our house. As if Mother’s Day and our anniversary weren’t enough, my husband gets hit with a FishMama Trifecta with the arrival of my birthday near Memorial Day. Poor guy has three major holidays to cover. But, in addition to the FishMama festivals we also have […]

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