Giving up on Coupons

So it’s time for another “Giving up on Good” post with Naptime Diaries and the Tiny Twig.  As the name of my blog points out, I am the envelope keeper in our family.  I’m the one who spends the money.  As a stay at home mommy who doesn’t contribute to the budget financially, I put […]

Spray paint it sunshine yellow


I’ve always thought of myself as “crafty.”  In the glue gun, stacks of fabric and spray paint kind of way not the sly, sneaky way.  I come by it honest from both my mama and Creator.  When I was a girl a sign hung in her sewing room that said, “She who dies with the […]

The dip with no name……


     Here’s the dip recipe from my last post.  It was so easy (and inexpensive maybe $4 total).  When we opened the can of tomatoes and poured them over the cream cheese, my mom took one look into the bowl and said, “I don’t know if this is going to work.”  I still had faith […]

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 […]

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 […]