• DIY: Rope Rainbow for under $30!

    We have been conducting an experiment in the Team BF household and it’s been going rather well. We declared January through March “No Spend” months.  Well, I declared them no-spend months and my husband was forced to abide. Not that he has had much trouble, since I’m the professional spender in our home. The rules are simply this: No spontaneous spending…

  • Holiday Frame of Mind: Why this heathen is putting up a nativity set.

    Christmas is coming, y’all. No, I’m not shunning Thanksgiving. In fact, I’m in the throws of preparing to host it. However, for the last few years, I’ve decorated for Christmas right before Thanksgiving. We enjoy being surrounded by twinkling Christmas trees and garland galore while we eat our turkey. And we’re not one dang bit sorry! I have so many…

  • Sheep and Guinness and Cliffs, Oh My!

    “Was that the best drunken decision you’ve ever made or what?!” My little brother called me yesterday and, without even saying hello, he blurted out the above.  He had been following my posts on Instagram as Brian and I traveled through Ireland and was taken aback by it all.  Needless to say, my answer to him was a resounding Hell…