Make Your Beach or Pool Days a Breeze

great day at the beach

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the […]

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My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

aunt cass confetti

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

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Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

girls at museum

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

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This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Pretty Meaty

Pretty Meaty Plan

This meal plan is pretty meaty, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. Ready to get cooking, save money, and serve your family some tasty meals? I’m here to help. Gosh. I could go on an infomercial, couldn’t I? Only that would mean you’d need to […]

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If You Only Knew

live simply ronald regan

Are you sure you know the whole story? How can we love one another and not condemn? photo source: Sean MacEntee The other day we were late meeting friends at the beach, but I knew the contents of the gas tank would not get us there. I missed my turn for the gas station and […]

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The Weekly Ramble

the week in pics

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! We  call this “Bored […]

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Happy Reading, Happy Summer Sale (EXPIRED)


Tomorrow is the official first day of summer! Yay! It’s also my dad’s 71st birthday. Everybody say, “Happy Birthday, Grampa Jack!” Whichever occasion you’re celebrating, I say, it’s time to have a happy summer filled with good reads. Whether it’s for you or for your kids, reading is a great way to spend the summer […]

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Make Some Simple Summer Freezer Meals (Frugal Friday & a Free Printable Plan)

Better than a Big Mac

Ready to save money on food costs? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. I’ve been talking a lot about quick fixes for summer meals this week. It’s been on my brain a lot. It may be because I’ve got deadlines looming. It could be that my […]

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