The Ultimate Family Gift

(I’m rerunning this 2012 post here in 2013, because it seems this topic is timeless. Enjoy . . . .again.) I’ve been thinking about whether or not to write this post, as I’ve found myself facing a bit of writer’s block over the last few weeks.  See, here’s the thing.  This is the time of […]

Ten Years of Cake

Yesterday, October 12th was my 10th anniversary with my sweet husband.  I intended to do a long sappy post, but instead of wiling away more time at the computer, I went on a date with my best friend. 🙂 Our marriage has really been a piece of cake. You prepare expectantly, full of hope. Changes […]


Every day when my kids leave for school, my kitchen looks something like this. And even though it is not hard to clean my tiny kitchen or my 1100 square foot house, sometimes the tedium of wiping the same counters, and straightening the same beds, gets old. Sometimes, I lose perspective and I sink into […]

Poorganic Splurge? What?!?

Posts where I tell you to spend lots of money are few and far between, but this is one of them, so you will probably want to read to find out what inspires me to relax my vice-like grip over our money. One of my budgeting victories was figuring out how to allocate money for […]