The Luckiest Girl in the World….

                Wednesday was the kind of day I imagined when I pictured the life of a stay at home mom.  The February day was warm and sunny.  I spent it with a happy, laughing baby boy.  I  fed him squash baby food I had made in my kitchen from a three dollar organic squash.  (Still […]

The Pumpkin Project: Recipe Number One

Failure.  Complete Failure.  Not much more to say.  I was trying to make a cake using cake mix and canned pumpkin.  But I didn’t have all the right ingredients and I tried to make it up as I went.  Well, it didn’t work.  I guess I’ll try something else in a few days.Moral of the story: Follow […]

Warning: this post contains donated underwear

We quote Dave Ramsey a lot around our house.  Jason’s favorite has got to be “Live like no one else, and later you can give like no one else.”  We are looking forward to the day we can give away more than we keep instead of making payments with more than we keep.  But for now we are […]

What in the World is She Going to Do With All That Pumpkin?

Ty is teething. He turns five months old today and he is already cutting his first tooth. He’s on his way to becoming a man and leaving me. (Crazy I know, but I really feel this way.) He and I went to Walgreen’s yesterday to get him a teething ring. (We have a ‘baby stuff’ […]

Winter Wonder-where?


Let’s face it, there’s a really good chance it’s not going to snow in Charleston this year. I know, I know we all remember last year, the big snow of 2011. It’s a miracle we aren’t still shoveling snow after that storm. But 2012 is probably going to be different than last and not produce […]

It’s not that great of a bargain….the Library

I love the library.  It’s one of my favorite places to visits.  I have felt this way as long as I can remember.  Just thinking about Library day in elementary school still makes my stomach flutter.  Lining up to make that trip across school, nothing was better.  The first week of summer vacation always included a trip to […]

Financial Freedom

I was thinking today about our financial goals.  My first answer is, of course, financial freedom.  But what does that really look like?  It looks different for every person, for every couple.  How does it look for you? Is it being debt free? Is it 6 months of expenses in the bank? Is it money to pay cash for college?  […]