Category: Recommendations

Let’s Go to the Movies

We rarely go to movies as a family, so you can imagine how unusual it was for us to see not one but TWO movies this past weekend. First up: Percy Jackson and the Olympians—The Lightning Thief. Boy #1 and I read all of the Percy Jackson books, so...

Get Lost in the Interweb

When Husband and I started dating, his family introduced me to one of the most amazing family pastimes—playing “get lost in the country.” Basically, it’s where you start driving out of town and then take turns saying “left,” “right,” or “straight” when you come to an intersection. The goal...

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris—A Review

Call me a nerd (it’s okay, really), but I love theology. The study of religion has always been intriguing to me, but I admit that it’s been a struggle to find books that have a proper amount of theological rigor without being too dry that I can’t stay awake...

Thritifilicous Holiday Tips for a Crappy Economy

If you’re finding yourself short on cash this Holiday season, you’re not alone. I think most of us are feeling the pinch, and for me it’s actually leaving a bruise. Why is it, by the way, that everything seems to break within a month of Christmas, right when you’re...

“Icky” Gifts—New at Gift Guide for Boys

Still shopping? Yeah, me too. If you’ve got a boy or two on your list, check out my latest picks that may gross you out but will make any boy’s eyes light up. Tweet...

Your Black Friday Survival Guide

So, for my friends who have been living in their bomb shelters for a few months, as well as my agoraphobic peeps who do not have a television, computer, or daily newspaper, I’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s Black Friday Week! Oh, and Thanksgiving too. Right....

Thrifticilious Thursday—Deals to Get You Ready for December

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is one week from today? And after that, we’ve got Black Friday and then the short slide into December… Are you ready? No? Well, I know you’ll find this hard to believe but—neither am I. I have only a handful of gifts purchased, and...