Monday, February 09, 2015

Save by Shopping the Pantry

Ten years ago I was a new mom practically living on the couch with my newborn for her first month of life. (Yeah, labor and delivery was no joke.) We didn't have cable -- just one channel would come through with our antenna. I could watch whatever was on TV as long as it was on ABC.

It seemed as if E nursed all the time, so I spent many an hour watching ABC. I got to know their lineup by heart. I watched a lot of Good Morning America in those days. As a result, when I think of my favorite TV channel, it's always ABC -- even though I don't actually get that channel anymore. Weird, huh?

When my sister told me that she was being interviewed for a segment on GMA, I got so excited! It aired this morning. Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch it live on TV, but thank goodness for the internet. Instead of cuddling with my newborn on the couch, I had my 10-year old sitting on my lap in my desk chair as we watched the segment on the internet. We've come a long way, baby.

Here's a link to the GMA segment -- Eating Down the Pantry. If you want to know more about having a Pantry Challenge at home, visit Jessica's blog GoodCheapEats. Her most recent post has some great Tips for a Successful Pantry Challenge, including links to some yummy recipes.

Friday, February 06, 2015


I had to laugh at myself. It has been so long since I posted here that I forgot my login. No joke.

A little over a year ago, I was posting about a FROZEN kind of January. Now, I've got palm trees in the distance, beautiful sunsets, and weather that I definitely won't complain about. Not only does my skyline look different, but my life looks very different too.

  • I'm no longer a law school wife. I'm a lawyer's wife.
  • I'm no longer a public-schooling mom. I'm a part-time, homeschooling mom. (Seriously, y'all those are words that I NEVER thought I would type.)
  • I'm no longer taking Body & Soul classes (because they don't exist here), but I'm trying to rectify that! I'm approved to start a local class, just working on all of the logistics.
  • I've got a 10-year old and a 7-year old. How did that happen? 
Life is good. Life is full. Sometimes I struggle to balance it all, but I have a feeling that I'm not alone in that.

I'm not sure what will happen here on the ol' blog. I do miss it. I miss doing creative things and sharing them. I miss documenting this life with L and E. So, we'll see what happens...