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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Simplify Your Grocery List

As we wrap up January, I thought it was an ideal time to share one last tip that could make your year a bit easier and more organized. Grocery shopping is inevitable, and for many of us (well, me!) a chore. I’ve been mourning the loss of Webvan since it fizzled in the early 90s […]

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Budget Buddies

Last year, we moved from California to Kansas and in the process we learned our finances were a mess.  We ended up having to short sale our house, and the process was less than fun.  The long and the short of it, I felt irresponsible, even though we did everything “right”.  I am a lot […]

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Weekend Links: January 28, 2012

I spent a good part of this weekend making Jello shots.  For work, I swear.  It reminded me of my days in college, and how much fun I used to have.  I still have a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong, but it is a very different kind of fun.  My fun these days […]

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Minted: Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I am starting to plan what my children will be handing out to their friends.  These classroom Valentine’s Day cards from Minted are adorable.  I used Minted for my holiday cards this year, and loved the high quality paper (I really have a thing about nice paper) […]

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Finding Time With My Growing Boy

For the past few months I felt a little disconnected from my twelve year old. He’s my first born and we’ve always been super close mostly because he’s a lot like his dad. We’ve always been able to talk easily and for the most part have a very easy relationship. However, as kids so annoyingly […]

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around the world in 60 years.

My dad turned 60 last year and my sister and I were determined to do something fantastic to celebrate. A party didn’t seem like quite the right thing this time. So we put on our thinking caps and I remembered something a group of my friends had put together when one of us turned 30 […]

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The End of Reinventing the Meal- Menu Planning and The Ultimate Menu Board

I grocery shop weekly. That used to mean that I would menu plan weekly too. You know the dreaded menu planning routine– flipping through cookbooks and recipe cards, penciling a few ideas on the back of a phone bill, and frantically glancing at your calendar hoping to avoid planning a meal that you won’t have […]

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