15 years ago today…

Joshua’s arrival made us a family of three. It’s weird…in some ways, it doesn’t seem all that long ago....more

You know that to-do list I made last week?

Check it out now. _____________________________ -Go grocery shopping. -Help S&Z organize/declutter their room ....more

Seven Meals

Once a month, I usually post a grocery photo, give an update on my average weekly spending for the year, and share a week’s worth of meals at our house. This month, all I have is the meals....more

Iced? Nah.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Most summers, a hot mug of tea is the last thing I’d want to drink. But oddly enough, this summer we’ve had quite a few cool mornings where I’m not at all tempted to ice my tea ....more

I took the pop-up ad down.

I’m so sorry about the annoyance, you guys! BlogHer suggested I give that product a try (it’s called a Tune-in bar). It’s supposed to increase the viewability rating for my site, which will help my sidebar ads perform better, and it was only supposed to show up when a premium ad was available ....more


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Not to toot my own horn (ok, that IS what I’m doing.), but I got rid of so much stuff yesterday! Between Goodwill and Freecycle (mostly freecycle), I gave away tons of books, a game, some toys, some clothes, an outgrown hockey stick, and more ....more



A last-week-of-summer to-do list.

As you know, last week was a little unusual here at Chez FG, and I’m trying to play some serious catch-up before we start school next week. (Fortunately, Joshua’s room looks nothing like this now!) And since I’m giving myself permission to go a little light on the blogging for the moment, I’m just gonna share my to-do list for the week. (I always like reading other people’s to-do lists, so if you’re like me, this is your lucky day!) I still have some stuff on my summer bucket list, and then there are things that need to be done due to my week of neglect ....more

A not-too-impressive food waste week

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it ....more

This has not been my favorite week.

Last Friday, we discovered that Zoe had head lice....more