September 2011

The biggest stay the same

Seated on an airplane next to my daughter several years ago, we found a show on the television to entertain us while in-flight.  It was, “The Biggest Loser” TV show.  […]

Go Gingham: Homemade pesto

Every September, I make pesto for our family to enjoy all year long.  Once September rolls around and the kids are back in school, I can find a good chunk […]

Go Gingham: Corn and black bean salad

Slow Food USA recently had a $5 challenge.  From their website:  “The goal is to take back the ‘value meal’ – because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than […]

Betsy's best brownies

We had to get rid of one our chickens this week.  This was not an easy decision as we have come to love our backyard chickens.  They’re our pets and […]

Free Tools for your Blog or Website

I love saving money or finding a treasure at one of my usual “haunts” but getting something for free is the best.  Below is a list of “free” tools that […]

Go Gingham: Homemade lunch sacks

Back to school means school lunches. If you or your student needs a lunch bag and you’re not interested in the designs offered at the store, you can easily make […]

Go Gingham: Time as a Luxury

People do all sorts of things to save money, but don’t always apply this same attitude toward time.  If we all viewed time as a luxury or other precious commodity, […]

BlogHer in The Backyard

Sometimes indulging takes the form of making time to make new friends.  At the BlogHer 2011 Conference in San Diego, CA, I had the opportunity to meet Elisa Camahort-Page, who […]

Go Gingham: How to hard boil eggs

This “Ask Sara” question comes from my sister, Mary. She asks, “What are the tricks to hard boiled eggs? I boil them for about 20 minutes, dunk them in cold […]