Kid-Free Time

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At the risk of feeling your eyes roll... I must give props to my sweet husband this week.  Last Friday we were making plans (yet again) to attend a ballgame nearly an hour away.  I could have gone, but I just wasn't in the mood.  Four issues: I … [Keep reading…]

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

I'm not one to pass up a good deal, but until a couple weeks ago I was almost afraid to pick up the manager's special mushrooms tempting me in the produce aisle.  I wasn't sure if I could use them all before they go to waste.  At a fantastic $1.67 … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of March 1

Here is the Kansas high temps forecast for the week starting with today:  35°, 52°, 61°, 74°, 82°, 72°, 71°  How crazy is that?!?  We are soooo pulling out the grill this week! I don't normally plan three meals a day during the week, but since we … [Keep reading…]

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Recession-Proof Your Family

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It's not about how much you make!  It's about making that amount, however large or small, work for you. You can find me over at Homemaker Barbi today, giving a little no-nonsense advice for recession-proofing your family.  Check it out! … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Jumping Rope

This week our school held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event.  Our Phys. Ed. teacher does a fantastic job motivating the kids and making the two-day event exciting.  So convinced of the importance of her participation, when my kindergartner … [Keep reading…]

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Garden Plans (Part Two)

Ask and you shall receive! Thanks to my readers I've had much to ponder about my garden this week.  Last week's gardening post was basically a random wish list.  My first garden was rather small, but very successful (we're still enjoying peppers from … [Keep reading…]

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Ebook Bargain

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What a deal! My blogging buddy, FishMama, is hosting an amazing two-day-only sale for two fantastic ebooks. The first is Pretty.  Cool.  Cakes:  A Baker's Dozen of Creative Birthday Cake Ideas. I've looked through this book and believe it to be … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meal, 2/25

Bargain meal options abound at Dillons this week! Ground beef is $1.99 per pound, which is great, but I'm more excited about the other proteins on sale (I don't purchase beef at the store).  I'll probably head straight for the chicken.  Split breasts … [Keep reading…]

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Lenten Devotions

As I child I was encouraged to "give up something" for Lent.  For me, that often meant chocolate, or pop.  My siblings would likewise give up candy or gum.  Then for the next 40 days we'd make do with different treats. The season of Lent is a time … [Keep reading…]

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