Goals for the New Year... It's January friends. The month that we enter into with the loftiest of intentions and the highest of aspirations. Much like the month of March, which comes in like a lion, we enter January like a raging bull. Our heads high, our gym memberships paid in full, our new calorie tracking app geared up and ready to register all those chia seeds and kale we'll be ingesting. Ahhhh, the smell of optimism is in the air. Until...about January 20th or so. Then, the smell ... Read More about Some Pipe Dreams for 2016
Resolutions suck. Yep. Resolutions...they aren't my favorite. I don't like setting myself up for failure. In general, I don't think that's a healthy practice. But, this blogging thing has kind of forced me to create goals. If I don't, I have nothing to blog about. And well, that would be boring. Then we'd just have a weekly screen staring contest with one another. And while I do love a good staring contest, I think we'd both tire of that quickly. Today, I'll recap our goals for ... Read More about 2015 Penny-Pinching Punchlist Playback
Merry Christmas to all our fine feathered friends from the Nest! Things will be a little slow, and a little quiet around here this week and next. I hope the same goes for you. No matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, the year end is a great time for reconnecting with family, laying low, eating a lot...maybe drinking a little, and just centering yourself once again as we prepare for the year to come. Today my kids were home from school. And I'm writing this as the rain outside is ... Read More about Merry Christmas!
Christmas garland need not be expensive, and not necessarily just for Christmas... What's not to love about the holidays? The hot cocoa, the presents, the gatherings of friends and family, the cookies...I could go on for pages. What's NOT to love about the holidays? The Costco parking lot, the lingering taste of envelope glue after licking 200 envelopes ala Susan on that fantastic Seinfeld episode? More than any of these things, it's the COST, at least for my family, is the biggest ... Read More about 5 Ways to Use FREE Greenery for Winter & Holiday Decor
A winter's update from our DIY painted Christmas Village... Almost Christmas time. Last week, we took the kids to Ford's Theater in DC to see Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. If you ever get the chance to see a show at Ford's Theater, I highly recommend it. The feeling of importance and history just kind of oozes throughout that space. The show was great. The kids loved it...except for the "Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come". Let's face it. That guy will scare the you-know-what out ... Read More about It Takes A Village, People. AKA A Christmas Village Update.