March 2011

stockpile meals: easy sunday pot roast

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "you really expect me to try a pot roast recipe from a vegetarian?" Well rest assured that this recipe is largely Husband created and 100% Husband approved.  In fact, for this particular pot roast, he even did all the leg work. I don't cook a lot of meat, [...]

Planting Our First Garden

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2 weekends ago we planted our first-ever vegetable garden. It was a big moment for my husband Chuck and I.  We have literally been talking about it for years. Our oldest daughter Maggie was pretty excited too.  The fact that she is sitting in dirt (in a dress, of course) is a sign of just how into [...]

How to Make a Fabric Table Runner

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Maybe it's because my birthday is in March that I've got parties on the brain.  Last week I shared how to make paper garlands, a DiY project I did for my dear friend's daisy-themed 40th birthday party.  This week I am going to show you how to make the fabric table runners we used to [...]

How to Make Grilled Pizza

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I don't know how the weather is where you are, but here in Florida it has been just beautiful.  It makes me want to be outside as much as possible, which means for us, grilling season has begun. If you've never tried grilled pizza, you are really missing out.  It is delicious!  It is probably [...]

Coupon Organization: Binder vs. Filing

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I really don't like spending a lot of time messing with my coupons.  There are too many other things to do!  If you've read my Beginner's Guide to Coupons or watched this video on quick & easy coupon organization, you know that I have always been a proponent of using a filing method for organizing [...]

How to Make a Paper Garland

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Last week I shared this daisy-themed 40th birthday party. In order to keep the party budget in check, I did a lot of DiY projects.  The great thing about DiY party decor is that it often turns out looking so much better than something you just pick up at the party store.  To be fair, [...]

Vegetarian Moussaka

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I adore Greek food and all things Mediterranean, but until I decided to make this recipe the other day, I had never eaten Moussaka. The traditional recipe for this eggplant dish is made with meat sauce, and it never occurred to me to try it without. But the trick to stockpile cooking is to make [...]

5 Simple Strategies For Staying Organized

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If you are anything like me, the concept of home organization is a journey, not a destination.  Over the years, I have bought lots of books on the subject, some better than others. (For the record, in my opinion the hands-down best, most life changing book on organization I have read thus far is The [...]

Happy Daisy 40th Birthday Surprise Party

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Good people deserve great parties.  LeeAnn is one of the best people I know, so naturally her surprise 40th birthday party was tres fabulous.  It was a reflection of the wonderful person she is. Any guesses as to her favorite flower? The dessert table:  cannoli cake & a variety of fresh-baked cookies (LA's favorites!) Shock and [...]