Weekly Goals for July 30, 2014

We've been living at our vacation rental for 1.5 weeks now, and we'll probably be here for at least another 2.5 weeks.  Living in limbo like this makes it a little difficult to set goals, but I'm giving it my best shot!  Here are my goals for the … [Continue reading]

Our First Week in Arizona

The view from the backyard of our vacation rental.

Last Thursday, the movers packed up all our belongings, and in the late afternoon, we hit the road.  By Sunday evening, we had made it to our vacation rental in Tucson. The kids were surprisingly well-behaved on the long ride out to Arizona. … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for July 27, 2014

We've made it to Arizona and are living in our two bedroom vacation rental by owner.   I'm really not liking that I don't have any freezer meals made up, but the kitchen here, while good for day to day use, is not freezer cooking friendly.  Instead, … [Continue reading]

TOS Crew Review – Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms

I've always been a busy mom.  I worked full-time for the first 4.5 years of my son's life, then, after a break to have PB & J Girl, I worked full-time for another year until Cuddle Bug came along. By the time Cuddle Bug was 10 months old, I … [Continue reading]

TOS Crew Review: HomeSchoolPiano

I have dabbled in playing instruments before, though I never became truly proficient in them.  In 6th grade I played the French horn, but I stopped after a year because the instrument was too big.  When I brought it on the bus with me, I always had … [Continue reading]

We’re On the Road

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After a lot of drama with my husband's green card status, his employer helped him find what we hope is a solution.  (We'll know for sure if the strategy worked next week.)  So, the move did go as planned. The movers showed up bright and early at … [Continue reading]

How Much Are We Really Spending?

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Food and fitness are high in importance on Brits’ agendas according to research. MYJAR’s infographic shows exactly how much we spend a week on fresh food, as well as how much goes on takeaways and indulgent treats like cakes, buns and biscuits.  (In … [Continue reading]

Moving Day Is Just Three Days Away!


So, Thursday is the big day.  That's the day the moving truck pulls up, takes our drastically pared down belongings, and moves them to Arizona. That means, right now, our house looks like this and this and this Things are … [Continue reading]

An Update on Our Move and Why It’s Bleeding Us to Financial Death

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of chaos, as is to be expected. Scheduling the Movers We booked the movers for July 10th, but then dear hubby, who is under considerable stress at work and while preparing for the move, felt certain that … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for July 6, 2014

This will be the last week that I'll be cooking in this apartment.  The movers are scheduled to come on 7/17, and after they pack everything up, we're Arizona bound.  It still doesn't quite seem real! We're trying to eat up as much food as we can, … [Continue reading]