January 2011

Kids and cooking

Parenting is a big job.  Along with everything else in life, we’re supposed to teach our kids how to be responsible and have good life skills.  That’s no easy task.  […]

Go Gingham: The Bins Field Trip

If you missed the field trip on Wednesday to “The Bins” as I like to call them, I’m sorry.  We had a good time and the Goodwill Outlet Store in […]

Go Gingham: The home gym

During the month of January, gym memberships increase like crazy.  Everyone has the best intentions at the start of the year with exercising and eating well.  Sometimes just getting to […]

Go Gingham: the last catalog

Receiving catalogs in the mail used to cost us money.  Even though I wasn’t actually purchasing anything from the catalogs, just looking at the non-tattered, cord-free, cleaned-up pictures made me […]

Tools needed for installing fake grass

Our backyard has been a work in progress over the years.  We recently had blue star creeper planted in between the stones in our backyard.  During the winter months, the […]

Go Gingham: Chipotle peppers in adbo sauce

I’m sharing all of my favorite recipes here but before I can do that, I have to share with you some of my super-secret-ingredients. This is my favorite. Chipotle peppers […]

Go Gingham: Ping Pong Table DIY

Our dining room table gets used a lot and not just for dining.  We eat at our dining room table nightly but after the dishes get cleared, let the ping […]

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior – WSJ.com This article caught my eye.  It seems to have caused quite a stir.  I agree with some points (piano lessons, limited screen time) […]

Go Gingham: Colored sugar

The University of Oregon Ducks are playing in the BCS game on Monday and I’m totally getting into the spirit of it!  The game is only being shown on “regular […]