Category Archives: Holidays

It’s the unofficial start of summer! I’m freezing!

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So here in Maine this weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer.  Usually by now we’ve got tan marks from our flip-flops, have the kids red, white and blue outfits laid out for the Memorial Day parade, have the weekends barbecue menu all planned out and have sunscreen and Off!  on hand.  Because, SUMMER! […]

So. Much. Stuff.

The calm before the storm.

Do you guys ever struggle with how much to give your children on Christmas?  You know…how much “stuff” is enough?  My girls are pretty good about picking just one main gift that they want the most, and then I add some fun filler items to round it out.  But this year we seem to have […]

Fur Real Friends Butterscotch, My Walkin’ Pony Pet $7.98!

Toys R Us

We’ve got a great deal on Fur Real Friends Butterscotch, My Walkin’ Pony Pet right now at Toys R Us.  Regularly $24.99, on sale right now for $7.89 with free in-store pick-up if you order online!  You can also price match this toy at Target and get the same sale price!  

Sweet deals at Target!

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Halloween is my favorite holiday…second really only to my birthday, which I celebrate for the entire month of March.  (March 12.  I like chocolate cake and silver jewelry…get busy)  Halloween brings out the kid in me and the girls and I start decorating the house and the yard on October 1.  We shop at yard […]

Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Crown.

For a couple of months now, we’ve been living off a good bit of my stockpile from couponing.  Not once have we run out of toilet paper, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, razors, not anything, really.  The only money I’ve spent has been fresh items..dairy,  meats and greens (at a discount, of course).  I’ve got to tell […]

A Quick Note On My Christmas Shopping Progress. And An Apology.

As evidenced by previous posts, I HATE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.  I have endless patience with my children.  I can be up to my eyeballs in autistic stimming, echolalia and hand-flapping with one kid, be checking math homework, making cookies and listening about the antics of those crazy kids on iCarly (AGAIN) with the other kid and […]

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree..We’re Going To End Up On A Milk Carton.

Today was it….Tree Day.  The day that we decided we’ve had enough of this stupid wandering around in the woods crap bundled up and headed out as a family to find the perfect Christmas tree.  First of all let me state for those of you not here in Maine..it was COLD today.  Lower 20’s and windy. […]

Thanksgiving With A Side Of Pork Fried Rice.

Hey, Al..just sitting here like a ticking time bomb of botulism..don't mind me.

I come from a family of cooks.  Serious, Bon Appetit reading, spices you’ve never heard of using, take no prisoners, start cooking a week before Thanksgiving cooks.  And then there’s me.  My first solo turkey was in 1993 in Charleston, SC.  I cooked the giblets in the turkey and had to throw the whole thing […]