May, 2011

They’re Back – Crazy Busy Spring Weekends

posted by Andrea | 05/7/2011 | 8 comments

They’ve started for us…have they started for you? Are your weekends turning into crazy busy carpooling sessions from one sporting event to another, and then on to graduation open houses, wedding showers, baby showers, school plays, community functions, etc. etc. etc. etc.??? From now until the end of June, all our weekends will be FILLED with multiple high school open houses {Dave is a high school teacher}, all kinds of sporting events, prom, graduation, Mother’s Day / Father’s Day parties, […]

Is Your House Too Clean?

posted by Andrea | 05/5/2011 | 12 comments

I’m guessing that after reading the title of this post, some of you might have laughed and rolled your eyes. Your mind might have quickly remembered the pile(s) of dirty laundry on the floor, the baskets of clean laundry waiting to be folded, and the stack of dirty dishes sitting in the sink. Nope, your house is NOT too clean! However, as you prepare for your next play date, your next batch of company, or even the friend you know […]

Triple-Layer Taco Pie

posted by Andrea | 05/4/2011 | 7 comments

Tomorrow is May 5 — Cinco de Mayo — but that’s not the main reason for this post. The main reason is because I found yet another simple, delicious, and inexpensive Mexican meal that I’m pretty sure your entire family will love. And as with nearly all of my recipes, you can feel free to substitute and swap out ingredients to fit your family’s preferences…or just whatever you have in the house. I’ve listed a bunch of substitution options in […]

Organizing for Small Spaces – Our One-Room “Apartment”

posted by Andrea | 05/3/2011 | 11 comments

Do you live in a small space? A one-bedroom apartment? Maybe a small condo — or even a loft? If so, I can totally relate to your feelings of frustration trying to organize a very small space! Over the past few months, we’ve been significantly renovating our dream house…which sounds SO romantic and fun, but let me tell you — it’s not as romantic and fun as you might think! Don’t get me wrong, we are beyond excited to own […]

10 FREE Gift Ideas for Mom

posted by Andrea | 05/2/2011 | 6 comments

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and whether you’re looking for a gift idea for your own mom, for your wife, your sister, or even just for a dear friend, I’ve got a few FREE ideas to you might want to consider — after all, it’s the thought that counts, right? 1. Homemade Cards: I just saw a certain brand of cards “on sale” for $7.99 a piece!! Seriously, when did a sheet of card-stock get so ridiculously expensive? Make your own cards using kid’s artwork, a […]