Monthly Archives: July 2011
I grew up in the heat, y’all. I get it. But up here in New Jersey, we are not equipped for this. When the temperatures hit the mid-90′s up here, I stopped using my oven, and when they topped 100, I considered just boarding up the kitchen and ordering pizza.
For a month.
BUT I couldn’t justify spending money on pizza that I would rather save for air conditioning. So I decided to draft a menu that involved no oven time and less than fifteen minutes of stove time per meal. Continue reading
Ready or not, for those of you with kids in school – or going to school for the first time – it’s time to turn your attention to preparations for the coming year.
There are deals to be had and bargains to be found everywhere when it comes to school supplies, but even so without utilizing a few tricks and strategies your purchases can quickly add up and infringe upon other earmarks in your back-to-school budget.
In our latest dispatch, Wendy shares a few tips from a seasoned veteran, followed by some advice for those of you who may not be able to afford some or all of the items on your child’s back-to-school list. Continue reading
Over the next few weeks, Wendy and her son will be trying their hand at making toys, some modern and some old-fashioned. She’ll be sharing the how-to and their results with you along the way, working on projects suited to his age (7), though many activities can easily be enjoyed by both older and younger kids as well. To begin, have a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most items on the master supply list. Ready, set, go! Continue reading
Does it surprise you that I have a list called ‘Things to Spend Money On in Case of Unexpected Funds’? Of course I do. Here are a few categories on that list. Continue reading