Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner (Eat Well, Spend Less)

As I mentioned yesterday, Thanksgiving Dinner is an all-time favorite at our house. My kids start dancing and breaking out in song when they see anything remotely resembling mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and oh yeah, the turkey. We have a smaller version of that meal throughout the winter and there are rarely leftovers. But, […]

Fall Decor on a Dime

I am not strong in home decor. In fact, if it weren’t for FishPapa’s sense of style…. oy, I don’t even want to think about it. My friends have always been stunned that my husband cares about interior design, but as a project designer and builder, he’s got a great eye for what works. And […]

Falling for Fun 2010

Autumn is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the crisp weather, the hot bubbling soups and stews, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The turn of the season hearkens of good things to come, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and as my husband would add, football season. Fall is also full of […]

Giveaway Winners Update

I’ve got some winners from last week’s Duncan Hines giveaway. Chosen by random.org, the 5 participants who will each win a free Duncan Hines product coupon are: The Coupon Basics Coby Katy (presprizes@) Liz @ Hoosier Homemade Lana Also, before I left on my trip I announced a whole mess of winners. Unfortunately, I’ve only […]

Another Great Diaper Possibility!

Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Diapers.com. Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]

Giving Generously on a Small Budget – Frugal Friday Guest Post

Today’s post is written by Amy from The Finer Things in Life. Amy has a heart of gold and I love to see her creative spirit at work in sharing what she has with others. What do I have to give? While the holiday season was in full swing, our senses were bombarded with pleas […]

Vegetables for a Healthier You – An Ultimate Recipe Swap

Last week, we rounded up a great collection of healthier recipes. Wow! This week it’s time for the dish that folks dread the world over – vegetables. It seems that veggies have got a bad rep. Time to change that, moms! When I asked my kids what their favorite veggies, I received a range of answers, […]

Meal Planning: Week 2 Pantry Challenge

One pleasant surprise from this Eat from the Pantry Challenge has been a renewed interest in cooking. Ask me again in three weeks’ time if I still like it. But, right now, it’s been a fun challenge to create fun meals for my family. I was dumbfounded when FishPapa and FishBoy12 asked several times if […]