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DIY Compost Bin for under $10

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

After purchasing a house this past spring with a modest little yard, I’ve been looking forward to setting up my very own, very first veggie garden. We’re a little soil-challenged here in Arizona, as our natural soil has a really high clay content. I’ve started with some raised beds and seed starters, but remembered back […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 5/9-5/13

Monday, May 9th, 2011

  My very first Mother’s Day started at 4:30 AM when the baby woke up needing a diaper change. I decided it was a great opportunity for us to snuggle since his Dad was out of town. He spent the next two hours grabbing my nose and cheeks until I gave up and we started […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 5/1-5/6

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Just in case you weren’t paying attention, a sneaky little lass called May showed up. And, I now know how newer mothers find themselves a year later still trying to work off the baby weight. I mean, I now have a 7 month old and things still aren’t right. I gained 60 pounds and had […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 4/24-4/29

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

This week we’re having a pot luck dinner at work. I’ve been to enough family dinners at church that I should be locked, stocked and ready to go on casserole dishes. I’m not.  But, years ago I heard Charlie Gibson on Good Morning America talking about a Dorito Casserole that he is famous for making. […]

Food: Chicken Pot Pie

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Last week I posted our meal plan for the week. We stuck to it 80%. Unfortunately, the husband got sick and lost his appetite for a few days, so there were a few days that he didn’t eat much and I ate Wasabi Doritos for dinner. Like a lot of people, I saw the Alton […]

Home: Dinner plans for 4/17-4/22

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

In March we did such a great job making and eating dinner at home. We hit a groove with the crock pot, making double batches of dishes for the freezer and it was great. Then April hit and life got busy and our whole eating at home thing went out the window. We noticed it […]

Greenify: Fold, store and reuse plastic shopping bags

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve purchased canvas reusable bags to stop using plastic ones at the grocery, but I’ll admit that I’m not perfect about remembering to take them back to the car after I unpack my haul. Of course, I have an ungodly stash of these plastic shopping bags stuffed between my fridge and cabinets because I don’t […]

Roundup: Is pie the new cupcake?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

It’s no secret that we love cupcakes around here. I mean, I’m writing this blog post at 6:00AM (CDT) because I know @mollyluise is happily spooning her pillow right now in Arizona and  won’t have a chance to delete it before you read this. I’ve been hearing lately that pie could overtake cupcakes as the […]

Home: How to clean up for last minute company

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

“Oh Hiiiiiiii, I’m in the neighborhood, mind if I swing by?” Panic! I’m not a neat freak by any stretch of the imagination, so when I have guests over it usually requires some straightening up around the house. Many times, I’m left with only a few minutes to make everything look more presentable before said […]