More Effective than New Years Resolutions? It worked for me!

Do you believe in making New Years Resolutions?  Or do you think they’re for other people because you know you’ll forget about them in a few weeks; or maybe as a perfectionist you know you’ll give up when you can’t meet your expectation as well as you’d like?  Even if we all gave them up…

After 59 Years

She sported a sequined newsboy hat over her gray hair and looked at me with friendly eyes when I complimented her hat.  “It’s new!” she replied, lifting her cap to show me bobby pins, “I’m wearing it to cover up my pin-curls!” “Oh, you’re getting snazzy for a party, eh?!” I guessed. Neither confirming nor…

Sheet Pan Frozen Mixed Veggies

One thing I buy frequently at COSCTO is their mixed frozen veggies.  Did you know often frozen veggies have more nutritional value than the ones in your crisper drawer because they have been flash frozen directly from the field rather than sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf in the grocery store for a…

No Shopping November: But Baby it’s Cold Outside!

I looked through my clothes last week and realized I had ONE everyday sweater shirt to wear…and it was in the laundry pile.  Also, it was freezing outside.  Bummer.  Normally, I’d run to the thrift store and pick a few out, wash them and be good to go.  But nope.  This is NO SHOPPING NOVEMBER,…

Summary of No Shopping November Challenge, wk 1

Sometimes when inconvenient things like these happen, it can be easier to say “Let’s go to Starbucks and treat ourselves!  We’ve been through a lot!” But nope, sticking to the challenge despite the unexpected things. 

Two words I’m going to keep repeating this November no matter the challenges that may keep coming: Thankfulness and Intentionality.  (And thank YOU for intentionally spending time reading this!)    

One Minute Instant Pot No-Fail Noodles

I like cooking and am glad it’s part of my job, but I don’t want to be a slave to my kitchen, and I’m guessing neither do you. That is another reason I love my Instant Pot.  It makes my life a lot easier.  Especially when it comes to making gluten-free noodles. I don’t like…

Should I Be Cooking Fresh Meals All the Time if I’m a SAHM?

Once a girlfriend who has twice as many kids as I wondered how often I cooked fresh meals, and was really relieved when I said I try cook less often but make bigger meals to have leftovers for the week.  As a SAHM, sometimes people think (or we pressure ourselves) that we as moms ought…

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli and Chicken (with IP Noodles)

Meal Planning During my month of no shopping: Week one, Post 2 This is what I made for supper the other day: IP Noodles, roasted (frozen) broccoli and oven baked, breaded chicken.  My kids had fun helping me make the gluten-free chicken breading. Sheet pan Frozen Roasted Broccoli is easy and my favorite way of…