Posted in February 2012

Organizing Coupons

So this is my second post in a little series on getting started with coupons.  If you missed my first post on Coupon Sources, you should start reading there. PART 2: Organizing Coupons There are MANY methods for organizing coupons.  How you choose to organize depends a lot upon how much time you want to … Continue reading

Marsala Chicken and Mushrooms

Have I ever mentioned how much I love mushrooms?  I’ll never forget the first time I tasted a grilled portabella mushroom.  I spent the summer volunteering at a retreat center on the coast of Croatia.  My Croatian friends decided to have a barbecue on the rooftop one night.  Of course they grilled the traditional “cevapi” … Continue reading

Save 50% on groceries!

For over 10 years now my job has required that I fundraise for my entire salary.  That has meant that I’ve had to learn to trust God to provide for all of my needs… and He has in some amazing ways!  But it has also meant that I’ve had to learn to live on a … Continue reading

What I really do…

I created my own version of the popular “What I really do” pictures that are going around.  I couldn’t find one that depicted a work-from-home mom, so I tried to create something fitting…. What do you think?

Laughter is the Best Medicine

In my last post I talked about how my husband and I have been more critical of one another lately and are committed to prioritizing our marriage more in the coming year.  So last weekend our church offered a marriage seminar and we decided to go and see what we could learn.  We didn’t really know … Continue reading

Dating my mate…

This Valentine’s Day I’ve been inspired to prioritize my marriage more in the coming year.  It seems like the past year and a half  has been absorbed in figuring out this parenting thing and basically just surviving!  But we’ve now found ourselves in a place where we’re getting more short with each other and more … Continue reading

Save time at the grocery store

One thing that I’ve learned as a mom is that every minute is precious!  I want to maximize my time with my family, so that means I’m always looking for ways to decrease the amount of time I have to spend on daily tasks.  One of the ways I’ve learned to do that is by … Continue reading

To exercise or not to exercise…

That is the question that goes through my mind most every morning.  And I admit that my answer to that question is usually NOT! I’ve never been a fan of exercise really.  There were the days of playing high school basketball and softball which forced me to exercise, but I was mainly motivated by being … Continue reading

Super Bowl Party Ideas

I love planning parties!  Practically everything I learned about being a good host I learned from all the wonderfully hospitable Bosnians who welcomed me into their homes over the years I lived there.  They really know how to throw a party! :) The coworkers in my department dubbed me the party planner and would look … Continue reading

E-reading… my new hobby!

One of my hobbies is reading books.  I love curling up on the couch with a good book and cup of coffee (though I haven’t had many opportunities to do that since becoming a mom).  The biggest piece of furniture we own is a bookshelf that won’t even hold all of our many books!  Thankfully … Continue reading