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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
We went to visit my brother today. The kids know him only through our memories, but they do know him.
Burdened with the weight of all there is to teach them, I was also struck once again with gratitude... for this earthly life is … [Keep reading…]
I may fall flat on my face with this whole "planning all three meals" thing for the summer, but... well... it wouldn't be the first time and it certainly won't be the last! Here goes -
scrambled eggs, whole wheat cinnamon raisin … [Keep reading…]