Just For Fun: The Mouse on My Doorstep


I’m taking a break today from the practical homemaking articles I usually write to share some bits and pieces of my crazy life because there’s more to homemaking than just cleaning house, making dinner and doing laundry.  Some people actually think homemaking is dull but I haven’t EVER found that to be the case. So here we go. Our family has a long history of interesting animal encounters - … [Read more...]

14 Ways to Use a DIYFish Daily Page

DIYFish Life Mapping System

Flexibility within structure.  That’s how I roll.  Too much structure and I rebel.  Too much flexibility and I flounder.  That means you’ll rarely find me using a planner page the way it’s designed. Instead, I take the basic page and then use it how I want to.  Sometimes ever day of the week looks different and other times a week looks exactly the same.  It just depends on my schedule, my work … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 75 – Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Re-do

I'm getting really excited about the master bathroom as we get closer to completion. It's looking SO awesome. This week David got quite a bit done. His completed list includes:  Painted the ceiling.  Painted the woodwork. Installed the cabinet.  Installed the countertop.  Installed the sink and faucet.  Permanently installed the light fixture.  Installed the mirror. The light … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 162) & Cooking Tips, Too

What's For Dinner

Last week didn’t go as planned at all!  I broke all my rules, including: Making a menu.  Yes, I went to the store without a list or a menu.  I know many of you do just fine shopping and cooking that way but it’s a recipe for disaster for me. Planning meals the night before or early in the day.  If I don’t make a menu, I at least have to decide the night before or early in the day what I’m … [Read more...]

How to Bake Eggs

Baked Eggs

My preferred method of cooking is baking.  I absolutely hate stovetop cooking, broiling and using the griddle (mainly because I hate cleaning it).  So I’m always looking for ways to take a recipe that’s traditionally cooked on the stove, broiler or griddle and converting them to the oven.  So I was pretty excited when I realized you could bake eggs.  Here’s one way do it: Ingredients: Eggs … [Read more...]

5 Reasons a Really Long To-Do List Can be a Good Thing

Long To-Do List

It goes against traditional wisdom to have a really long to do list, but it actually works well for some people, including me. I was using Wunderlist on my iPhone for a few days and one day I actually got everything done on my list. I'll confess, it freaked me out a little. When I realized there were no more tasks for the day, I didn't quite know what to do with myself. Of course, there were … [Read more...]

Potato, Spinach & Cheese Frittata

Potato, Spinach & Cheese Frittata

I really love Go Gluten Free Magazine.  I’ve found so many great recipes including this one. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 5 small red potatoes, washed & thinly sliced 1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup frozen peas 1 clove garlic, minced 1 to 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 8 eggs 1 tablespoon fresh … [Read more...]