Portland Monthly Subscription

I was excited today to see that Portland Monthly is on Living Social today. You get a 2 year subscription for just $15. Here is why I love this magazine :: It always has great food articles.  The most recent was the Best Restaurants of 2012. They highlight everything from the best breakfast spots to […]

It’s Time For “The Talk”

It’s that time of year again, so bringing back a post from last year. We are fully into November now and we are coming up on Christmas quicker than you can say “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” If you are one of those families that buys for everyone, why don’t you approach the […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I know I have been slacking lately and not posting, but I have been trying to enjoy the holidays.  Wrapping gifts, looking at lights, eating goodies given to us by friends and neighbors, and celebrating the birth of our savior. I will be back next week as we do a purge and haul stuff to […]

To Blessed to be Stressed

Isn’t that the best saying? This time of year it is so easy to get stressed.  But we need to all step back and look at what we have. Try not to stress about making this a perfect holiday season.  Enjoy the blessings of your family and friends. Enjoy the reason for the season. I […]

Call me Bah Humbug

Us in Mexico 2 years ago This time of year is not my favorite.  Now hear me out, I really do want to like Christmas, but it just makes me crazy. I think my friend said it best about Thanksgiving a couple weeks ago.  She said ” I hate that on Thanksgiving you are required […]

Outlet Malls, Are They Worth Your Time?

The Christmas season is in full swing, which means everyone is out searching for bargains, deals and the items they just can’t live without. Many people will head to Outlet Malls.  Here in the Portland, Oregon area, many people will head to the Woodburn Company Store.  Funny facts about this “Outlet Mall” It’s one of […]

Meat, Songs, Apparel and a Whole Lot More

Check out the Groupon in Philadelphia today.  For just $25 you can get $50 worth of steak.  Not just any steak, this is corn fed beef aged up to 28 days. This is a online deal from the Kansas City Steak Company, so anyone can take advantage of it. To find this deal, just click […]

Christmas Gifts That Are Easy to Make

There is still plenty of time to get to work on your Christmas presents, well, that is, if you are crafty.  Oh how I wish I was crafty.  I actually have a few things in here I could potentially make. For the readers in your life I thought both of these ideas were so great. […]

4 Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Budget Through the Holidays

First thing you have to do is know your budget before you can maintain it.  So get those figures, do your long division and you’ll be set. What You’d Normally Do: With the holidays comes a lot of baking.  Most people go in with their list, but just start grabbing supplies and getting a few […]

Pancakes, Homemade Christmas Gifts and More

Today I want to share with you some great things I have found around the blogoshere. I really like the Lunch box ideas, my kids are older, so theirs would need to be much bigger, but nonetheless she has some great ideas.  My kids would probably appreciate if I changed things up a little too. […]