This was on my friend Julie Murphy Casserly’s Facebook page earlier this week.  The bolded part of the quote comes from Lotus Blossom Consulting: Great words from a good friend of mine, and so relevant to money. Don’t let your money struggles be the center of your lives; let your authentic self be the guiding […]

Me and the kiddos just got back from visiting my parents and sisters in the homeland (Wisconsin).  I grew up in Madison and while it’s not a large city, I didn’t grow up on a farm.  However, I didn’t grow up very far from farms.  And summertime means the farmers come and set up their […]

When the toddler was smaller, she would eat anything you put in front of her.  Now she’s become very, very picky about vegetables and I worry she’s going to end up with scurvy or something else really terrible. This recipe from hit my in-box last week.  Weelicious is a great recipe site, though I […]

There’s a few stand-by magazines I get recipes from, Real Simple is one of them.  I like to rip recipes from magazines and keep them in a file.  If I try them and we like them, they get put in a plastic sheet protector and go into my 3-ring recipe binder.  If they suck, it […]

This poem has been around for years and you can find it on lots of blogs. But it makes me cry every time I read it, or think about it for that matter. Steel Magnolias has the same effect on me. It’s a good reminder to stop and be in the present moment with your […]

If you click on a job listing on Craig’s List and it’s in ALL CAPS –  you don’t want to work there.

Did you watch The Gilmore Girls? How I loved the Gilmore Girls. Lorelai and Rory’s rapid-fire speech, witty reparte and pop culture references.  It made me want to move to a small New England town and run an inn. Well it’s all back in Bunheads. Small town now in California, rapid-fire speech, pop culture references […]