Monthly Archives: November 2011

Semi-homemade Gifts

This was originally posted over at Sunny Vanilla a few weeks ago when Jennifer asked me to be a part of her Homemade for the Holidays week. Enjoy! When Jennifer asked me to participate in the Homemade for the Holidays … Continue reading

Posted in art work, budget, christmas, crafts, decorations, family, gifts, sewing | 9 Comments

Car Trip Survival

Here’s how to successfully complete a 10 hour car ride with your 3 children. Yes. Let them watch movies. Lots and lots of movies. In my opinion, Redbox movies and their kiosks are perhaps one of the greatest inventions ever.  … Continue reading

Posted in activities, Alex, Andrew, bargains, budget, caroline, family, movies, parenting | 6 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone- I’m taking the week off to enjoy the holidays with my family. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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A Little Reading Spurt

I just completed a little reading spurt and was so surprised and delighted that I liked 3 out of 3 of the books. How to Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward From the back cover: To their neighbors in suburban … Continue reading

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Always Be Prepared

My son just walked in on me in the bathroom. His face was a look of horror. But it’s not what you think. I was using his old baseball shirt to wipe my daughter’s rear end since there was not … Continue reading

Posted in Alex, bathroom, caroline, observations, parenting | 4 Comments

Outside Set

I don’t even tell my husband when I’m planning on a trip to the resale store. It just stresses him out. He begins envisioning long hours behind a sander and even more time with a paint brush in hand. A … Continue reading

Posted in bargains, decorations, furniture, goodwill, house projects, husbands | 6 Comments

Guest Posting over at Sunny Vanilla today

Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla is hosting a week of homemade holiday gifts and yours truly is guest posting over there today. I’m sharing this… and this… and just a little of this… Go ahead and hop on over to Sunny … Continue reading

Posted in christmas, crafts, decorations, gifts, guest post, holiday | 1 Comment

It’s a Blogiversary!

Exactly one year ago today I published my first post. This is my 239th post. I never thought I would be a blogger in a million years. What do I have to say? Turns out I have a lot to … Continue reading

Posted in games, hospital, observations | 12 Comments


Andrew, who’s six,  came home with some additional homework this week. His assignment was to provide Tom the Turkey with a disguise so that he wouldn’t be cooked on Thanksgiving Day. Andrew turned his turkey into an elf complete with … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, art work, dress up, paper craft, school | 4 Comments

The Look

Do I need to eat my dinner? Do I need to take a nap? Do I need to help clean up? The answer is no and let me tell you why. I am a super hero. I’ve got more important … Continue reading

Posted in caroline, dress up | 5 Comments