To me, nothing says Tex-Mex like a really good margarita on the rocks. Lucky for me, my husband makes the world's best.

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we're having these with homemade Chicken Fajitas (see my blog post from 3-18-2020 called Meal Planning: Chicken for the fa...

This is the recipe I get asked about most often, and for good reason. It's my go-to dish for bringing to friends who need a meal because it always tastes great. Kids and adults both like it. It's a bit different but not so unusual people are reluctant to try it, and re...

My dear friend, Jennifer Richardson, knows her way around the kitchen. She frequently makes meals for others and has developed fantastic recipes that create a meal for her family along with one to share.

She made this recipe for my family after I had surgery a few years...

My husband has worked from home for the past 15 years, and when I was still working in the corporate world, I worked from home for six of those years. At the time he started working from home, we had a baby and a pre-schooler. Both kids are now in high school and my hu...

Meal planning is especially important now that grocery stores may not be stocking the usual staples. Certainly here in Houston, what you came for may not be there. 

On my trip earlier this week, I had hoped to find ground beef and pasta for burgers and lasanga, but the...

February 4, 2020

You’ve de-cluttered...now what to do with the things you don’t want? I’ve gathered a list of online resources to help you sell or donate your surplus. 

Donationtown.org  

This site helps you locate charities that will pick up your donations

Threadup.com  

An...

If the thought of white upholstery leaves you white-knuckled, check out this fabric stain road test I did before recovering my club chairs and ottoman.


To get white right, here are my must-haves: 1) stain resistance without being coated in chemicals 2) a good texture,...

Have you been inspired to #sparkjoy from Marie Kondo lately? From her Netflix show to her best-selling book to her guest spot with Stephen Colbert, she’s the It-Girl in the world of decluttering.  Worth an estimated $8 million, she’s got the trashbags and donation bins...

November 23, 2018

Sliding barn doors are an on-trend way to add charm and function to your home. I love the way our recent install turned out! However, it took us quite a while to determine what we wanted. It's not always simple to figure which one fits the space and gives you the look...

November 10, 2018

I was pretty content to enjoy my fall decor here at home...until I went to Target yesterday. I found myself engulfed in Christmas decor, with aisles laden with adorable mini Christmas trees, snowflake pillows, Santa plates and all manner of North Pole tabletop decorati...

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