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Lazy Shopping: My Quest to Never Leave My Pajamas

mid-day pajamas

I’ve gotten incredibly effort-averse in recent days, with lots of lazy shopping online and doing my best to avoid housework as much as possible. With my belly burgeoning out of sight and Some Boy entertained in the backyard now that the weather’s finally cooled a bit, I avoid leaving the house because frankly, I don’t […]

Blogger Buddies

blogging friends

The blogosphere is a strange place. I try to explain it to my family but mostly, I just get blank stares. Nate: Let’s go to the movies on Friday night. Me: Friday’s not so good. I’m hosting a party. Nate: We have people coming over? Shouldn’t we go grocery shopping or something? Me: No, it’s […]

Baby Organization

baby organization

Babies can really throw off the whole organizational standards of any household. It sure did for us. As soon as Some Boy came along, our office/guest room turned into an office/nursery/guest room. Yikes. If you’re short on space (or just short on sanity and sleep), there are a few ways to maximize space and minimize […]

Mmm…Iced Coffee

iced coffee

I’m a coffee fanatic in general, but iced coffee is my favorite thing in the world. I actually like it when the ice starts to melt just a little bit and it’s the perfect temperature. Not too hot, not too cold. I have a very specific coffee order at Starbucks that gets me eye rolls […]

Gardening with Kids #GoGreenNGiggle #CBias

gardening with kids kit

When I was a kid, my mom made a point to have my sister and I get out in the garden. Regardless of whether or not we actually cultivated anything successfully (we didn’t), she thought we needed to learn the amount of work that actually goes into producing food (that we definitely did). It’s important […]

Me Time #DelMonte

me time

I was at a parenting seminar the other day and the speaker asked, “Parents, when is your ‘me’ time? Have you had at least five or ten minutes to yourself in the last day?” I thought for a minute…I’d taken a shower that morning. That was a good fifteen minutes to myself. “Showers and personal hygiene […]

Modern Shopping

walmart dot com

I think of myself as the typical modern-day shopper. I’m a saver, so I get all the daily deals sent to my email. I like to buy from reputable stores or directly from manufacturers (call me paranoid, but I generally don’t trust eBay or Craigslist). I go to the mall to ooooh and ahhhh over […]

Budget-Draining Drinks and the #ClearAmerican Alternative

budget drinks

I’ve noticed a couple money-draining culprits around our house lately, particularly in the food department. I’m normally Johnny-on-the-spot with the budget, but lately I’ve been so busy that I keep just grabbing whatever looks good while I’m shopping. It’s definitely been showing up on the credit card statement at the end of the month! One […]