Two weeks ago I had to make a tough decision: Do I keep the 4 bottles of hand soap I have in the stockpile closet and move them across the country? …OR… Do I toss them and move the ingredients I had on hand to make homemade hand soap? OBVIOUSLY, as the title of today’sClick to Continue »
Archives for November 2015
I don’t think it’s possible to really comprehend what you own until you view it in terms of boxes. We had 27.
We all know that holidays can be stressful. The gifts, the family, the travel, it can all become overwhelming… But maybe there’s a way we could learn to enjoy the holidays again by reducing the stress associated with them. We can all start to simplify the holiday season by choosing to have a no debt holiday, cuttingClick to Continue »
One of the bigger challenges of moving from Texas to California 7 years ago was figuring out what do to with all of our stuff. Each of our 3 bedrooms in our Texas home was fully furnished. There was baby furniture, an office, two dining sets (one in the kitchen, one formal) and a completeClick to Continue »
My love for cranberries extends far beyond the sauce (or chutney or jello mold, depending on where you’re from) you typically find on Thanksgiving tables. I love them in scones, in salads and homemade trail mix. I love them in granola bars, in biscotti and even in potpourri! I’ve been known to buy a bag orClick to Continue »
Fall is finally beginning to set in here in Texas, and the cooler morning breezes have me in the mood for pumpkin everything… It’s a good thing, too, because Thanksgiving is next week! Every year at this time, I find myself trying to slow down the holiday season so we can savor every part of it. I addClick to Continue »
I love soup. Love, love, LOVE soup. My family, on the other hand… not so much. To them, there’s no difference between Potato & Corn Chowder and Minestrone. Other than the noodles, of course. “It’s just soup,” they tell me. Bleh.
I have a story to tell. And it’s personal. It’s not an awesome recipe or an easy DIY. And to bare it all here on the web where everyone can see it is kinda scary. But I’m hoping that by sharing it, you’ll see that I’m just like you. I struggle. My family goes through hard timesClick to Continue »