January 2012

The Problem with Budgeting

The biggest problem with budgeting (other than being incredibly boring to most people) is that people don’t do it.  What most commonly happens is that as people earn more money […]

Go Gingham: Dinner group gathering

When our dinner group met last month at our home, it was just prior to the bathroom re-do project.  We didn’t want to subject our friends to toothbrushes next to […]

Please Don't Make Me Text

I hope to never text again.  I tried it briefly and it didn’t stick.  My fingers are too fat.  Genetically, I’m much better with an old-fashioned dial, corded telephone.  The […]

How to Make Popcorn Without a Microwave

Whenever someone learns that we don’t have a microwave in our kitchen, the first question they always ask is, “How do you make popcorn?”  It makes me wonder if that’s […]

Professional Site Launch

When I said yes to having a blog back in 2009 with my sister Mary, she was the one who came up with the idea.  Mary was moving to Alaska […]

Sources: Bathroom Project

With the bathroom project in the final stretch, I’ve had lots of inquiries about colors, stores, and type of materials used.  Since I love to share my sources, below is […]

Shower Curtains and Grommets

The last time I made a shower curtain for this bathroom, I made it with button holes.  Button holes are quite nice but really, I love grommets.  They’re so clean […]

Bathroom Progress Part 4

In a marriage, spouses each take on different roles and responsibilities.  In our marriage, I somehow have the role of plumber and in particular, the one who installs toilets.  I’m […]

Weekly Meal Plan

What’s for dinner at your house?  I ask this question regularly.  Isn’t everyone on a quest to regularly come up with healthy meals that taste good and your family will […]

Meals to Plan, Food to Cook

Meals to plan and food to cook is non-stop, isn’t it?  It’s kind of like dirty laundry, always there, never really going away.  As soon as you’re done with one […]