Living in a military household sometimes the budget can be pretty tight. Well, really, living in ANY household the budget can be tight. Here are 5 awesome parenting hacks that I have found work for us to help us save every penny we possibly can. 1- Register for everything! From car seats to q-tips make… Read More 5 Money Saving Hacks for New Parents
…or a guaranteed way to make your kid an unhealthy, picky eater. In one of my local ladies’ groups on Facebook put a call out the other day for donations to a local shelter. They had an influx of families and needed “kid-friendly” foods such as chicken nuggets, mac-n-cheese, corn dogs…you get the idea. Reading… Read More Kid-Friendly Foods
Welcome to Gen Gap where we discuss current issues from different generational perspectives. This week’s topic is Blogging. What is the purpose of blogging? What types of blogs do you read? Why do you want to blog? Catherine says… …I feel that blogging should be used to educate. These are the types of blogs I… Read More GG: Blogging
I visited my grandmother, Lorena aka Nanny, last weekend and one of our projects was to go through some scrapbooking photos and memoribilia I found at my house. I wasn’t sure why I had this box that was clearly full of her very old photos. After getting together and finding scrapbooks we had already worked… Read More Remembering the Story
After making a batch of lemonade the other day, I ended up with a pile of lemon rinds that I just couldn’t throw away. Previously I had used the peelings to make window cleaner (infuse peels in white vinegar for two weeks and add water in a spray bottle). But, I didn’t need any more… Read More When Making Lemonade, You End Up With Lemons
Mother’s Day is an excellent time to throw a tea party. The following menu was used for lunch, but, by adding muffins or scones it could easily become brunch. Eliminate the sandwiches, and it becomes afternoon tea. Whenever you decide to have the party, this menu will be a hit. Menu Turkey and Cheese… Read More Mother’s Day Tea Party
I’m losing my freedom? That sounds very dramatic. No, I’m not getting ready to be incarcerated and (at this writing) our country has not been invaded or taken over from within. I’m starting a part-time job tomorrow. Yes, a J-O-B, with a desk and a paycheck and (somewhat) regular hours. Why? Has my art business… Read More Last Day of Freedom
This started as a simple conversation between my mom and myself. She was exploring blogs, reading, writing, etc. I was lamenting on how I didn’t want personal stuff on my professional art blog but I couldn’t seem to keep another blog going on my own. The light bulb went off and we started brainstorming about… Read More What’s a Southern, Creative Blog?