This and That, December 11, 2017

Things were a little quiet on the blog here recently because we’ve been busy, busy, busy. Colonoscopy, Oh Yeah! I finally got to schedule and have my colonoscopy.  I know colonoscopies are not that exciting for most people, but I was overjoyed to finally get this done!  Because my dad died of colon cancer in […]

A Fabulous Deal on YWAM Books

I’m not a deal blogger at all, but I do want to share good deals that our family uses when they’re available. This year, Cuddle Bug (7.5 years old) has been learning history through the YWAM Heroes of History books.  Every day I read a chapter or two to her.  Although these books are designed […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

2018 Plan: “Finding” Money for Our Trip to Michigan

Earlier this year, when life was a bit quieter, I set on a goal to “find” $750 for our trip to Michigan.  Unfortunately, we didn’t end up going to Michigan; instead, we took a four day trip to Flagstaff, Arizona and to the Grand Canyon. In 2018, I really want to make it back to […]

Grocery Report, October 12 – 25, 2017

I continue to try to find a way to eat the way we’d like for our health, stock up when prices are low, and not go over budget.  So far, I’ve not been that successful.  🙂  I don’t know if that means that $750 a month is unrealistic for our family, or if it’s just […]

Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree by Roger Campbell: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

I recently had the pleasure of reading Roger Campbell’s book, Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree: Small-Town Faith and Words of Wisdom. Roger Campbell, who passed away in 2015, was a pastor and author.  He had a syndicated weekly newspaper column for nearly 40 years, and his son has found Campbell’s over […]

Grocery Report, October 5 – 11, 2017

The kids and I stopped by Natural Grocer to get a few things when, HELLO!, I saw a sign that said all bacon, any type, was just $2.99!  Our normal bacon that costs $6.99 a package was included in this sale.  I bought 6 packages, but I’m not going to lie, next week I plan […]

Our Hike to Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon

This past weekend, we went with the girls’ American Heritage Girls troop to take a hike to Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon.  The event was to run from 8:15 to 1 p.m, but it extended beyond that. We knew it was going to be hot that day (98 degrees), but we were hopeful that it […]

Grocery Report for August 9 – 15, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. This month is even […]

What We Ate Last Week: August 5 – 11, 2017

We were returning from a quick trip to L.A. on Saturday.  We got food for lunch in the car, but then traffic was so bad between L.A. and San Diego, that our return time was pushed back three hours! We didn’t make it home for dinner as planned, so we stopped by the store and […]