Weekly meal planning:  It’s what’s for dinner.

Weekly meal planning: It’s what’s for dinner.

A few posts back I shared our non-commanding command center, created to support our newly-formed habit of of weekly meal planning. We are so pleased that Sara Tetrault of Go Gingham has asked us to write about what we’ve learned so far on her blog today. I read Sara’s blog all the time to get(…)

Marriage equity = home equity

Marriage equity = home equity

Yesterday, I spent more than 4 hours pounding down I-5, on my way home from a visit to my parents. I had my two kids in the backseat, groggy from 3 days of spoiling at the hands of their grandparents. We’d had a great few days of family time together. For about the last two(…)

On doing it right

On doing it right

Conventional wisdom says that for our blog to be successful, we need to post regularly, and when we do post, we need to deliver killer content. I also need to be engaging with all of you on social media. You know, Twitting regularly and Facebookering and Pinning…stuff. Oh, and Instagramming! I think I signed up(…)

The upside of ants

The upside of ants

Once again, we are late to post. Once again, there will likely be only one post this week. It’s not that we don’t have things to say. To paraphrase an old favorite of mine:  So many blog posts, so little time. (That applies to both the writing and the reading of them. I’ve been missing(…)

Taking command (without a command center)

Taking command (without a command center)

Command centers. Just gonna come right out and say it:  We kinda hate them. At least, we kinda hate the ones we see all over Pinterest. I’m sure it’s probably a large helping of sour grapes on my part, but they are all just so dang cute, with their matching file folders and baskets and(…)

Warming up a cold exterior

Warming up a cold exterior

It’s not spring quite yet, but in the last week or so we’ve been seeing signs of it everywhere. That’s gotten Rita and me to begin talking about things we want to do in our outside spaces this year, and we figure you might be having those kind of thoughts/conversations, too. So, we decided this would(…)

Keeping the main thing the main thing

Keeping the main thing the main thing

On Monday, I had nothing to give you guys. I was feeling used up and worn out and I just couldn’t get myself to edit a post we’re almost ready to share. So in that day’s post I announced my intention to spend the morning doing something with my hands. It was a way of(…)