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Vacation Food Traditions

We don’t “vacation” all that much. But, when we do, we like to eat well. And over the years we’ve developed some special little traditions that are relegated to vacation time. I’m sharing those as well as other tips for eating well on vacation over on Food Your Way today.

How I Became a Marvel Universe Geek

Understanding the infatuation with comic book heroes. Maybe. It all started with a Groupon…. You thought I was gonna say Iron Man, but no, it started with a Groupon. I warned you that Groupons could be dangerous. Once you buy it, you think, “We’ve got time to spend it.” And then you find yourself on […]

12 Ways to Save on Clothing (Frugal Friday)

Everyone needs clothing. Yet, there’s a range of money that one could spend just on new threads. Check out some ways to save. It seems recently I’ve needed to retire more and more of my eight year old’s clothing. As the fourth boy, he’s been the recipient of quite a few hand-me-downs that have now […]

Make the Most of Summer Produce (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Make the most of summer produce sales and freshness! Check out this round up of recipes featuring what’s at its peak during the summertime. Sometime last August, our family started subscribing to a weekly produce delivery. To say that it has changed the way we cook and eat is an understatement. Ours is a year-round […]

The Benefits of a Hotel Staycation

A hotel staycation is just the ticket to rest and relaxation for the whole family — without the hassle and cost of travel time. Disclosure: Our accommodations at Grand Pacific Palisades were provided complimentary by Grand Pacific Resorts. All opinions are my own. This post also includes an Amazon referral link. If you make a purchase through that […]

Play Music More Often

 Sing or play music more often to feel and be happier as a family. Ours has always usually been a musical family. Hubby plays guitar, drums, bass, and piano. And I listen really, really well. When we met, he regularly played in bands and sported long hair and an earring. I married a rock star. […]

Get Your Reusable Water Bottles Ready to Go (& a Giveaway from Contigo)

It used to be that I had a hoard of bottled water in my car and in the garage. It was easy to cart water that way. Quick, too. It was right there with us all the time. However, disposable plastic bottles aren’t good for the environment, and in some cases can emit harmful chemicals […]

European Vacation with Six Kids?

We’re dreaming a big dream over here. This little town, near and dear to my heart, is the petit village of Collioure, France, just a few miles from the Spanish border. It’s our hope to spend a few weeks here in 2014. And I’ve got 22 months to get ready. I’m over at Simple Homeschool […]