how to organize receipts and coupons

I used to be a big couponer -- get 5 copies of the Sunday paper, do the whole free stuff after rebates at Walgreens & CVS,...more

What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag!

Hey there, beauties! When you’re a product junkie like myself, choosing which items to take with you on vacation can be a daunting task. I’m your typical over packer, who envisions every what-if scenario, justifying the...more

Spartan Race Memorial Day

I always love sharing these posts with you because I am so excited to join in next year. I think it's an awesome challenge! One that I'll be proud of for sure!If you're wanting to join in and challenge yourself, right now you can use the code 'MEMORIAL' to get up to 40% off your registration! ...more

Lemon Panna Cotta

Yes, a lemon recipe. However, this isn't just your ordinary lemon recipe. This is an easy to make recipe that looks elegant and is perfect for any get together. It's lightly sweet and cool on the tongue and not to mention looks like you spent all day making it.Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert. It reminds me of a cross between custard and Jello, a sweet and creamy jiggly dessert.Traditionally, Panna Cotta is made with cream, honey, egg whites, and a gelatinous form of cooked fish bones. Lucky for you (and me) home cooks have simplified the recipe by using unflavored gelatin so you can make this under 30 minutes.It's a most versatile dessert as you can make it with heavy cream, half and half, buttermilk, coconut milk, almond, or cashew milk. Plus you can use your choice of sweetener or flavor you desire....more

Is Your Student a Good Candidate for Online Learning?

Cyber school, or online learning, has the potential to provide a solid education to students who wouldn’t otherwise receive one. I’ve had students enrolled in my virtual classroom for reasons ranging from medical issues to a...more

seminary graduation (mine and how it was just yesterday)

My heart is in a knot.It has been for a few weeks. Having a child graduate is very bitter/sweet. He's ready.I'm not.It is a glorious culmination celebration of so many years of wonder and work and worry and whining :) ...more

Sometimes You Need a Do-Over

My 8-year-old has been wanting her ears pierced for two years. When we stop at Claire’s in the mall, she admires the pierced earrings, longing for the day she can wear them. That day finally came this past February ....more


Shearing day was long over due. This is One year old Shaun the Sheep with a fleece so full of hay and grass it's hard to see what is happening. But it turns out just under the surface of vegetation was some amazingly gorgeous wool ....more

Toast, poised and ready.

Toast, just humble bread with a little application of indirect heat. The best breakfast in the world on a busy school day was a slice of soft white bread, toasted, buttered, and wrapped around a couple of slices of crispy bacon. I can almost taste it this very moment ....more