Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 40


The superman of remodeling did it again.  Despite having only one day to work on the house this weekend, he knocked out all the painting and started putting the rooms back together.  Take a look at what he did today: Earlier this week he worked on the back storm door.  He replaced a piece of cracked glass and … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 132)

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Grocery shopping and cooking have been hit and miss lately.  This is NOT typical for me and I don’t like it.  I’m going with the flow but I’m really anxious to get back to normal. This past week I did go to the grocery store with a list and a menu but the menu plan didn’t turn out even close to reality.  Here’s what I’m talking about: Monday’s plan:  Leftovers Monday’s reality:  Leftovers. … [Read more...]

How to Stock the Perfect Kitchen


That was a trick title because there’s actually no right or wrong way to stock a kitchen.  When people are setting up their first kitchen, they often want to know exactly what they need.  That’s a valid question and there are some items that definitely should be included in that first kitchen.  But the perfect kitchen is going to be exactly what YOU need and that’s going to be different for each … [Read more...]

Apple Crumble (GF)

Apple Crumble

My husband LOVES dessert but since he’s been eating gluten free, he hasn’t had dessert very often.  Until we know for sure that he’s gluten intolerant, I don’t want to invest in all the different kinds of flours because they’re expensive!  But I found this recipe for apple crumble that’s gluten free so I made it for him and he liked it a lot. Ingredients: 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Pile Instead of File


When it comes to paperwork, I’m a piler.  I’m not proud of it.  I’m pretty organized in every other area of my life but my desk is usually a mess.  I don’t want it that way, I just don’t seem able to do anything about it.  If I was a piler because I was lazy or didn’t care, I wouldn’t worry about it.  But I’m not lazy and I do care and I DON’T WANT TO BE A PILER. So, as is my custom, I … [Read more...]

9 Random Tips for Getting More Out of Your Planner

Planner Tips

1.       Subdivide your to-do list.  Physically divide it into two or three sections to match your life.  For example: Morning, Afternoon, Evening Work, Home, Menu Priorities, Blog, Home Subdividing your list keeps you from having to sort through the list to find the appropriate tasks for what you’re focusing on now. 2.       Color code your notes – but not necessarily … [Read more...]

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

I’ve seen this recipe in magazines for several years and wanted to try it but never had an opportunity.  I finally made it – with a few modifications, of course.  It’s a keeper! Ingredients: 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. package) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened (1) 6 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon oregano leaves 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh … [Read more...]