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Is a Healthy Holiday Feast Possible?

healthy holiday

November is a favorite month around here. Not only do we celebrate the last two birthdays of the year, but the feast to beat all feasts occurs at the end of the month. My little gluttons gourmands adore Thanksgiving when we bring out all our favorite once-a-year treats. And although, Nanna’s Toffee Dream is certainly […]

Give Desserts a Little Dazzle

Pumpkin Custard

Dessert season is upon us! Yes, I know dessert never goes out of style. But, let’s just say that fancy desserts beckon to me during the fall and winter. While I love a scoop of ice cream, there’s something so much more dazzling about an individual streusel-topped pumpkin custard with a dollop of maple cream. […]

Gearing Up for the Holidays in a Frugal Way

Christmas Envelope

Even though Christmas is still several weeks away, I know that it will be here in the twinkling of an eye. And since I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and NOT get caught up in the craziness that often accompanies Christmas, I’m doing a few things to gear up. 1. Start […]

Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

legos

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

Fall Decorating Ideas

fall decor myra

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

apples and cream

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)

Pumpkin Bread

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 […]

Establishing a Cleaning Schedule

sample cleaning schedule for the week

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 […]