A penny saved is a penny earned Reclaiming or recycling is nothing new to this midlife woman, but rather a new label for the “eco friendly” times. Reclaiming was something my parents put into practice; a habit carried on in my own life. Being penny-wise, salvaging useful items, and not wasting was simply the right thing to do. Cans with lids, paper bags, baskets and ribbon from gifts, and glass jars were always put to further use. My mother never wasted anything. In fact, mom kept a plastic container in the fridge for leftover tablespoons of veggies, pasta, and...Read More
Happy Fall Y’all! Yes, I have been gone from this blog for far too long. In that time I have been updating my home, preparing new recipes, and moving our company forward since the big fall out in 2009! Autumn begins tomorrow September 23rd, and it seemed the perfect time to start sharing my DIY home journey and midlife experiences with you again. Before I jump in, I’ll start with a few of my fall inspiration favorites! I simply ADORE this “No Cost” idea to cover a plain supermarket Mum pot. Simply fold down the top of a brown paper bag and...Read More
My boys ate cereal of one kind or another most every morning. Cooler days warranted hot cereals like oatmeal and cream of wheat, especially when they were very young. Cold cereal with milk and fruit was the most common breakfast, as they got older. Back then, my grocery list included no less than four boxes of cereal! The youngest adored crispy rice treats. You know the ones with crispy rice cereal, marshmallow, and butter. Typically, I’d throw in dried fruit like raisins or cranberries and nuts into the basic recipe. Regardless of the recipe bar amount, it seemed as...Read More
Tiny Prints is having an awesome one day sale on business sized cards – Check it out these cards are 50% off! Even if you don’t have a business this deal is still for you. These cards are great for moms and dads; hand them out to play date parents and as mommy or daddy info cards too. Tiny Prints does business or contact cards better! They have tons of templates and you can completely customize them to fit your style. Creating custom business sized cards is easy: 1. Visit their Deal of the Day Page. Click through to the business cards. Make sure to do so before 7:30 AM PT Friday August 30 to allow yourself time to finish your order by 8:00 AM PT. 2. Choose from hundreds of designs. Pick the one that best fits your personality. 3. Customize the cards. Pick your own fonts, add pictures to some designs, choose your favorite colors, and play with the design. Make it scream “you.” 4. Double check your design. Make sure it looks like you want it to. 5. Checkout. When you checkout, use the promo code LABOR13 for 50% off. That’s it! Super simple, but you have to act fast. They’ll be to your door in about a week. Then you just need to start handing them...Read More
The Mid-Life Woman …
"You are truly the generation in the middle! You have at once aging parents as well as maturing children to cope with, and you are not granted the deference accorded age, or the indulgence given the young."
Helene S. Arnstein