California City, Spring Break & Dirt Bikes… Oh My!

“If people focused on the important things in life, there’d be a shortage of dirt bikes.”  Last week, our kids had their Spring Break from school. I don’t recall break ever being this early before but we’re more than happy when they have days off. Vacation days means options. We LOVE to camp and have …

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Homemade Fresh Whipped Cream

“Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”     ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   I used to purchase my whipped cream in a tub or in a can. Then I …

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Oh Thank Heavens for… Slurpees!

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz   Just so we’re all clear, bribery is alive and doing well here in Southern California! I said so many things about how I was going to parent my children, then I had children and I realized I knew nothing. As parents, we have to observe, listen, learn …

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The Chronicles Of The Blue Pot…

“I know by my own pot how the others boil.”   – French Proverb    If you don’t cook you won’t understand how one pot could change your universe. It won’t make the world start spinning the other direction, your left earring to be found, do your mountain of laundry or make your toilet seat to always be …

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Eye of Round Roast with Veggies

“Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be.” -David Grayson   I keep stumbling upon super cheap deals on eye of round beef roasts. The first one I passed on because honestly, I had not a clue what I would do with …

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Price Check Your Coupons!

“It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.”   ~Charles Osgood If you collect coupons each week, it’s likely that you will have a few newspapers delivered to your door each Sunday. I often hear of people in other …

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Happy Target Shopping!

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.   We are very happy Target shoppers! Every single member of our family likes Target and all for different reasons that change trip to trip. They have us by our nose and we can hardly ever resist the temptation of …

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Want Fries With That… Cake?

Lisa: Haven’t you ever looked at your globe? [Tears off wrapping paper on a gift with a tag reading “Happy Birthday! Love Grampa” on it] See, the Southern Hemisphere is made up off everything below the equ… [stares at Bart] this line. Bart: So say in Argentina, and Rand McNally[pointing at Rand McNally logo on …

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Don’t Forget Your GREEN… PESTO!

Marie: “Restaurants are to people in the ’80s “what theater was to people in the ’60s.” I read that in a magazine.  Jess: I wrote that.  Marie: Get out of here.  Jess: No, I did. I wrote that.  Marie: I’ve never quoted anything from a magazine in my life. That’s amazing. Don’t you think that’s …

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Happy Birthday Luc!

“May you stay forever young.”  – Bob Dylan    We have a tradition around here for birthdays, we always fill the birthday kiddos room with balloons while their sleeping. The kind that takes hours to blow up by hand and kills your cheeks.  Who came up with that crazy idea? Oh yeah, um, let’s not… hey, …

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Super Easy Veggies

 “July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people don’t put squash on the front seat. I used to think that was a joke.” –Garrison Keillor    I did not realize until I was in my 20’s that I was hopelessly in love with …

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Going Once, Twice, SOLD to Finders Keepers Treasures!

“People always say congratulations. When you’re a successful bidder it means you’re willing to spend more money than anyone else. I’m not sure if that’s congratulations or condolences.” -Eli Broad   YUUUUP, we buy storage units at auction as well as purchase from estate sales too.  Many of you are familiar with the made for TV version of this …

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Almond Milk

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” – Woody Allen Listing this under Products I APPRECIATE…. Silk Vanilla Flavor Almond Milk in a handy dandy to go package with straw included! My people don’t get excited about milk unless they decided to have cereal and there wasn’t any milk left. Then, they get …

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Handsome Prince Easy Chicken Drumsticks… & You’ll Live Happily Ever After!

“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’ “ — Jessica Simpson   My Handsome Prince never has been, nor do I believe he cares to ever be known for his cooking. Sure, in his bachelor life, I’ve been witness to some out …

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Can You Find The FREE Coupons?

“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” – Homer Simpson   As I kissed Luc good night, his last words to me were, “I Love you too. Don’t forget donuts please, please, plllllleeeeeeease?!” I feel so used for my donut fetching skills, however I’ll take loves, thanks! Not my fault that within the first month that …

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