July 2012

Vacation rules for bloggers (and moms!) who need them!

For the record, I didn’t agree to these rules before our home exchange trip to Spain. These rules were just announced to me by my teens and put into place […]

Frugal Living with Style

Hi everyone…just a quick reminder that I’m speaking this Saturday, July 26th, 2012 at the Kenton branch of the much loved Multnomah County Library system. My talk begins at 3pm […]

Sewing Machine Tune-Up

My longtime friend and fellow sewer, Lisa, e-mailed me recently with a question. Lisa wrote, “I’m wondering with all the sewing you do, do you do your own sewing machine […]

How to save money on smart phone bill

I get a lot of questions from readers about how they can save money on their smart phone plans and internet service bills. I don’t have a good answer for […]

Home From Spain

Hello dear readers – I’m back from a fantastic home swap and trip to Spain. My yard, garden, and email accounts are getting back under control finally. It’s amazing how […]

Family Travel

When we travel as a family to spots near and far, I want my kids to remember the trip. Sometimes they need a little help, especially if they’re young. The […]

Remove trim from rug

I have been looking for a new rug for the closet I share with my daughter. Yes, with old houses there’s always closet sharing going, isn’t there? My daughter’s bedroom […]

How to knit men's ties

This is a guest post from my sweet sister, Mary, who is getting married next month. She’s a fabulous knitter and shared about the floral bouquet for her wedding, which […]

White vinegar has many uses

  This is a guest post from my very clever friend, Annie Kip, who is the master-mind behind the blog Plenty Perfect. Hello Go Gingham readers! The most important thing […]

Dress = top + skirt

While clothing shopping for my home swap to Spain, I found this super cute summer dress at the Goodwill “Bins.” To clarify, “the bins” are Goodwill’s clearance center where items […]