March Calendar Free Printable


Each month I design a "fridge calendar" to keep on our fridge so that everyone in our home knows what is going on when, who is going where at what time, and who may or may not be home for dinner. Since there are two babes and three adults in this casita, it's pretty necessary.

As if this isn't enough, I still do a meal plan/grocery list separately, put everything in our shared iCal (except for my mom - too high tech for her, hence the printable), and I also update my Plum Planner weekly. Love that thing.

I need lists upon lists and calendars upon calendars to keep this train running. Also, it's my OCD shining through.

Anywho, here's my March printable shared for all of you! Just click on the image to access the downloadable PDF.

A Fresh Start


I've cleaned the look up a bit around here, and I'm working to delete some of the old posts that make me cringe from years ago. I'm not really sure where this blog is headed, but the outlet has been missed greatly in the past few months. So, for now, I'll pop in when I feel like I have something of substance to write about!

December Calendar Free Printable


Since my mom lives with us, keeping the whole household on the same calendar was beginning to become a bit tricky. Who would be home when for dinner, who had an appointment, when did the kiddos need to be watched, etc. So last month I made a calendar to post on our fridge that we could all add items to and everyone would be able to get an idea of how the month was going to be.

Today, I'm sharing our December calendar after quite a few requests from Instagram. Just click on the picture below to download. If you have any problems, just leave a comment and I'll work on it...

Happy organizing!

Quick and Delicious Cranberry Sauce


I am a reformed cranberry sauce lover. You see, shamefully, I admit that for years and years I loved the canned cranberry crap stuff, much to the dismay of my mother. As I've gotten older, and cooking - especially whole cooking - has become a hobby and love of mine, things have changed.

I perused about no less than 10 different cranberry sauce recipes this year online, and decided to mix bits and pieces of all of them and I've created my best cranberry sauce yet.


4 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light, pick your poison - I use dark)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider (not juice, but cider - I used honeycrisp cider)
1 small orange or cutie - juice and grated peel
1/3 large lemon - juice and grated peel


Bring the brown sugar, water and cider to a boil. 
While heating, add rind and juice of both citruses.
Add in cranberries.
Cook for about 15 minutes, or until desired consistency (I tend to cook mine on a lower heat for longer, to get a thick sauce).

Thanksgiving Week - Birthday Week - Best Week


I'll be out of commission this week.

I've planned a week-of-Thanksgiving-fun for myself, and my family. Yesterday? We hit up a nearly empty Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at the Arboretum, ate some Torchy's for lunch and Ellie enjoyed a 2+ hour nap (a rarity around here).

Today? Welp, today I'm 33. I actually don't mind getting older... at this moment.

So today I'm going to celebrate with my family - first off, a trip to the Math Alive! Exhibit at the Perot Museum, followed by lunch with the U. Then, tonight, my parents and our little fam of four are hitting up my favorite local restaurant for a (very) early dinner - as is the norm when you have two small children who are in bed by 7pm.

And the rest of the week I hope to fill with adventure, celebration, good food and good times with our friends and family.

Oh - and next week it's our annual first of December trip! We're headed to Cali to visit family, take some holiday photos and, most excitingly, DISNEYLAND!

So - I'll catch you all on the flip side. In a week, or two, once our lives have calmed a bit.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!