Disney, Disney, Here We Come

Yes, you heard me.  We are going to DisneyWorld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, now that you are done screaming with me, let me tell you all about it.  Due to some Christmas money, gift certificates, and money we didn't spend on Christmas, we were able to pull this off.  Disney is offering a buy 4 night get 3 free … [Read more...]

Holiday and After Holiday Shopping

I had some great experiences shopping this year before and after the holidays.  Now, I am still not sure where there is a local TJ Maxx by me.  However, I did some shopping at the one in Wisconsin by my family after Christmas.  It is was just liked I remembered -- great items for low prices.  With the economy the way it is, we all need to start shopping at … [Read more...]

Holiday Cleanup

How do you clean up after the holidays?  For us, it is a tad more interesting.  Madison's birthday was yesterday (she turned 5!), so we always have the quick cleanup that needs to be done from the time we get back from visiting Wisconsin and her birthday party.  I usually get about a week if we are lucky.  Since we have the basement now, Bill let me keep up … [Read more...]

Be Fire Smart and Stay Safe

Now is the time of the year to talk with your kids about fire safety.  With many of us stuck in our homes (see the post before this about being snowed in) and having real Christmas trees, this is a talk we all need to have.  Even if you don't have a real tree, your kids definitely need to know what to do if a fire would happen to break out.  I know that … [Read more...]