November 2012

Go Gingham and Shutterfly giveaway

Hello readers! Shutterfly and I have a nice little holiday gift to giveaway to one lucky reader. It’s a $50.00 gift certificate to use on If you haven’t ordered […]

Go Gingham: Plastic grocery bag alternatives

Ever since our first home exchange to Paris in 2004, I’ve been making a real effort to not use plastic grocery bags. While on our trip, with my starving family […]

Go Gingham: Weekly Meal Plan

While our family stopped eating fast food several years ago, I’ve noticed the talking about fast food hasn’t really stopped. With billboards showcasing sandwiches that would entice practically anyone to […]

Go Gingham: How to make turkey broth

Once you’ve enjoyed your Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to use the leftovers and enjoy it again. Roasting the turkey carcass (or any bones for that matter) makes all the difference […]

Go Gingham: Meal plan every week

The biggest saver of money in our food budget doesn’t include clipping coupons or buying in bulk. It only takes 10 minutes or less to do and involves a quick […]

Go Gingham: Weekly Meal Plan

Sometimes I don’t feel like doing our weekly meal plan. I don’t want to take the time to look at the calendar, see what our family is up to for […]

Go Gingham: Thanksgiving-Turkey

Because we’re always trying to simplify our Thanksgiving celebration, this recipe for dry brining a turkey for Thanksgiving falls under the category of “super duper simple.” It requires only a […]

Go Gingham: Whole Foods Heritage Turkey Giveaway

The winner of the Heritage Breed Turkey from Whole Foods Market is….Petra! with comment number 20! Congratulations! Petra keeps chickens in her front yard and writes the blog Sew Paint […]

Go Gingham: Weekly meal plan

One misconception many people have about meal planning is that you are stuck with what you plan and can’t react to what’s in season – or what’s on sale – […]