Picnic Plans

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My children think they've hit the jackpot every time I serve up their lunch outside on the picnic table.  And if we pack a lunch to take to the park?  That's a Finer Thing in their eyes!  For a kid trip to the park I will probably keep it simple and … [Keep reading…]

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Organic Salad Bargain

Prepackaged convenience foods usually don't do it for me, health-wise or cost-wise, but one open-and-serve item that is worth it's (manager's  special - reduced) price is Organic Baby Spring Mix salad. The ingredients:  "May contain some or all … [Keep reading…]

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Name That Plant

This beautiful plant seems to be no match for my black thumb. Can anyone identify it for me so I can find out what I'm doing wrong?  And... yes... I am watering it! More wordless Wednesday here. … [Keep reading…]

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Desperation Dinner {Hot Dog Skillet}

The lazy, hazy crazy days of summer? They have arrived.  In full force. I may lose some readers over this recipe ;-) , but it's a true lifesaver when life happens and you've got to call in Plan B reinforcements. This speedy, … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of June 1

As I type this while it's 86° in my home, I think I can safely say that summer is here! Being the cheapskate that I am, I refuse to turn the air on when a cool front is on the horizon... and I don't plan to use the oven much until mid-week when the … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: When Cyber Friends Become Real Life Friends

In a completely spontaneous, rapid-fire emailing, quick-decision making turn of events, I got to spend Tuesday with two of my favorite bloggers!  See?! While Laura and I did meet at a birthday party once (Laura may remember nothing aside from … [Keep reading…]

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Children – Natural Minimalists

Children are naturally frugal, simple beings. They crave food, shelter, and loving attention.  Pretty basic. As adults, we tend to complicate our kids' lives unnecessarily, which can easily lead to overspending on them.  We're the ones who give … [Keep reading…]

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Chicken Marinade

One of my favorite things about summer is the food.  We often fill the grill and then eat from that one cooking session for the rest of the week.  Love it! My uncle clued me in to what is now our favorite marinade for grilled chicken breasts.  … [Keep reading…]

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Washing Windows

I can't say that washing windows is my favorite way to spend sunny spring afternoons, but thanks to my mom I do know how to make them shine!  (And thanks to my children, I don't stress when they are smudged up 10 minutes after I've tackled the … [Keep reading…]

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