Weekly News Digest – Big News Edition


*The first bit of news is that Bee turned 12 yesterday! Part of her gift from us was the Demi Lovato concert we took the girls to earlier in the month. We also bought her requested gifts of an apple-scented candle for her room, British sweets, including Digestives, Curly Wurlies, and Crunchie bars (I have turned […] Keep Reading

The Man Cave Reveal


Long-time readers have probably noticed that in my 6+ years of writing this blog, whenever I've shown pictures of our house, or written day in the life posts, I've never included my husband's basement office. I've typically mentioned it in an offhand way, with the disclaimer that "I don't go in there," and yes this was a joke, […] Keep Reading


I came up with this recipe after a visit to Panera Bread with the girls. I had their Autumn Squash soup, and loved it so much that I came home and went right to work creating my own version. Don't skip roasting the squash seeds! Their salty crunch is a perfect complement to the sweet […] Keep Reading

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Long-time readers will remember that Friday is treat day around here, and what could be better on this beautiful fall day than these delicious pumpkin cupcakes! It's pretty rare for me to make a recipe that I find on the back of a box, but I actually did find this recipe on a package of...something. […] Keep Reading

Autumn Reflections


Ah....fall. My favorite time of year. The colors, the smells, the crisp, cool air.... The germs. I know that I haven't posted in more than 3 weeks, but in my defense it's difficult to type when you're violently coughing non-stop. Which is what I've been doing. As is typical, we were healthy all summer long, […] Keep Reading

25 Things I Do to Save Time and Money


1. I don't listen to voice mail. In my outgoing message I make it very clear that I don't check voice mail regularly, so if people need a quick response they should text me. Most people accept this without complaint, and it has eliminated about 99% of the problem. I do this because I find voice mail […] Keep Reading

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Sale Extended!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is still available! To make amends for the unfortunate site outage yesterday, the Ultimate Bundles team has extended the sale through noon PDT today (3:00 P.M. EDT, 2:00 P.M. CDT), to allow extra time for those who tried to purchase a bundle yesterday and couldn't due to site problems. The […] Keep Reading

A Game of Catch


DJ has had a mild sniffle for the last few days, and in spite of all my best efforts, I seem to be coming down with it today, too. I have a headache, upset stomach, scratchy throat....blech. I had an idea for a blog post, but I just don't feel up to writing it today, […] Keep Reading