Monthly Archives: November 2009

Winner – $30 Walmart Gift Card

Winner – $30 Walmart Gift Card

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Thanksgiving Can Be Affordable giveaway. Walmart provided a fantastic deal with their “Thanksgiving Dinner for 8 for $20” and my readers carried the theme well. There were some great mon ...
The Ground is Shaking

The Ground is Shaking

I had to laugh recently when my daughter said “I feel like the ground is shaking”. We were upstairs in her room and she’s right, the floor was rumbling. She was too young when we moved from Los Angeles to remember what an ...
Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Ever since the kids got old enough to sit through full-length motion pictures, we’ve been in heaven. If it’s a G-rated movie, chances are that we’ve been to see it… except for the occasional one that gets put on time ...
Who Puts Cheese on Pie?

Who Puts Cheese on Pie?

Our family recently had dinner with family friends when hubby’s mom visited from out of town. After a nice meal, our hostess offered us some homemade pie – rhubarb or apple. When she brought it all to the table, she brought alon ...
Thanksgiving Can Be Affordable

Thanksgiving Can Be Affordable

Lately I haven’t been as good about clipping coupons as I could be. It isn’t that I don’t like doing it, I just haven’t put forth the effort. In reality, with the economy what it is, I should be focusing even more th ...
Boys Need Bonding Too

Boys Need Bonding Too

After trick-or-treating with my brother and sister-in-law, we sat around their kitchen just socializing. My cousin and his family live in their neighborhood also and stopped inside to warm up during their trek around back home. My cousin ...
Starting the Morning with a Jump

Starting the Morning with a Jump

Mornings around here have been less than perfect. Miss K, I’ve discovered, is not a morning person. As I try to wake her up, she moans and says “not yet mom” and all I see is a teenager grumbling “Just five more minu ...
Winner – Eating Right Kids Gift Basket

Winner – Eating Right Kids Gift Basket

It’s always fun to give away stuff! Congratulations to the winner of the Eating Right Kids Gift Basket: “Janet and Maya” won with a bonus entry for blogging about this giveaway. Congratulations! Watch your email for detail ...
Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Fate is a funny thing…As I sat down this evening and looked at the entries in the Pink Together Inspiring Hope Giveaway, I was pleased to see so many positive comments regarding the Pink Together website. And my heart went out for tho ...
Great Reasons to Spend Time with Family

Great Reasons to Spend Time with Family

Everybody has heard the phrase “Stop and smell the roses.” Do you? Seriously stop and smell the roses? If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had people tell you “Enjoy them (your kids) while you can because they ...