About a week ago I wrote this post, declaring I was on a mission to eliminate pretty much all processed food from the house. I had really already done that for the most part, but I had started slipping back into the habits of convenience, and I wasn’t feeling good about it. I also vowed …Read More
We typically haven’t done too much to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids in the past. But now that they are getting a little older, I wanted to do something fun with them. I put out a call on the Facebook page for suggestions from readers asking what you all do with your kids, …Read More
We have a ton of Christmas books. They just aren’t ever organized and all in one spot. And every year, Christmas comes and goes, and I’ve missed the opportunity to read Christmas stories to the kids. So yesterday I went on a hunt. I found all the Christmas books. I picked out my favorite twenty-five. …Read More
How to throw a good, old fashioned, inexpensive birthday party (and be able to sit down and enjoy it).
I have written about my thoughts on birthday parties before. I am not anti-party. I looooove a party. But I am anti-over-the-top parties for little kids. I am also anti-excessive party decorations and anti-cakes that take hours to make. And I am seriously anti-goodie bags. Numbers 3, 5, and 6 all have birthdays within 5 days …Read More
I was 35 when my husband and I got married. I had been living in my cute little condo before that. All alone. It was really nicely decorated. Almost magazine-worthy. In my spare time on the weekends I did things like paint furniture. You know, Martha Stewart-y kind of stuff. So when we got married …Read More
A couple weeks ago I got a card in the mail. It was from someone I had sent a Christmas card to this year. I just thought what was inside the envelope was so cute, and I thought I’d share it. It’s a handmade ornament. Super simple. On one side is a recycled card with …Read More
Make your own playdough in less than 4 minutes with only 4 ingredients. And it’s better than the stuff you buy in the store. I swear.
We had about our 4ooth snow day of the year today. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making my own playdough for a while now. Today was the perfect opportunity. Last week I looked around online for recipes. All of them called for cream of tartar, so I bought some the last time …Read More
I tried to do a little meal planning for the week last night. I enlisted the help of Number 4 and 5. I had six packages of ground turkey. I wanted to make mini meatloaves and meat balls, and get some other stuff ready for the week. Number 4 and 5 helped me with that. …Read More
This table was another side-of-the-road freebie. Nothing fancy. I could have just painted it. But I had a little more of a vision for this one… I had to enlist the help of my husband. He’s got a lot of scrap wood in his shop, and since we are in a rough financial spot right …Read More
I’m on a smoothie kick for the kids. They’re full of protein (I get plain Greek yogurt from Costco). And fruit (I buy the frozen berries from Costco — that bag goes a long way). They’re also great for using up fruit that’s just a little too ripe to eat. Like the pear I added …Read More