10 of My Strategies for Coping With ADHD


I have ADHD.  Yes, I know – I’ve only mentioned it a million times.  You know why I do? It’s not for sympathy.  It’s not for attention.  It’s because it’s a big part of who I am.  It affects everything I do!!!  And I hope that by sharing my struggles and victories I can encourage others. That’s why I decided to write this post.  It’s a little different than the ADD/ADHD posts I’ve written in … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 47

house exterior

Okay – the truth is, I’m getting really tired of writing about painting.  It seems like all we’ve been doing for months is painting!  Painting, painting and more painting!!!  And guess what we did this week? Yep – more painting! This week’s post isn’t very exciting because we pretty much spent the whole week painting and cleaning windows.  Take a look: Here are the … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 140)

Place Setting

This week's menu went very well!  I actually managed to cook most of what I had planned!!!  Hoping for more weeks like this one. -Monday- Zesty Potato Soup Steamed Asparagus Garlic Bread * * NOTE:  David’s still not eating gluten so I bought a box of frozen garlic bread and cook one piece at a time for me. This potato soup is DELICIOUS!  The chilies add a really nice flavor to … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan (GF)

Chicken Parmesan (GF)

Of course, you usually think of Chicken Parmesan served over pasta, but since David is eating gluten free, we were pleased to find this recipe that didn’t need pasta. (He does occasionally eat gluten free pasta, but as much as possible, he’s trying to eat products that are naturally gluten free.) Ingredients: For the Parmesan-Herb Blend: (1) 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup … [Read more...]

One of My Favorite Kitchen Utensils:  Potato Masher

Potato Masher

For years I lived without a potato masher and had no idea what I was missing.  One day I decided I might need one so I bought one to add to my kitchen utensil collection. I didn’t use it right away and wondered if I had made a mistake.  I don’t like to buy things I don’t need and I don’t like to keep things I don’t use.  But I just couldn’t bring myself to get rid of my potato masher. And … [Read more...]

An Updated Look at My Planner Set-Up


I've been enjoying the DIYFish Life Mapping Inserts for the last five months or so and thought it was time to share a planner update. It was more difficult than I expected to leave behind the Franklin Covey system.  I used it for 20 years and it's familiar and comfortable.  I know it backwards and forwards and inside out.  We've been together for 20 YEARS!!!  But I needed (or maybe wanted) a … [Read more...]

An Important Tip When Choosing Home Décor

living room

Choosing décor for your home seems like it should simply be based on what you like and what you can afford.  But there’s another element to keep in mind and that’s MAINTENANCE. You might love that ornate piece of furniture you found at the antique shop but you might not love all that’s required to take care of it.  Or that white sofa or plush white rug might be everything you’ve dreamed of but … [Read more...]