Our family day at Day Out with Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011!


    May 14th was a fairly cloudy, cool day here in CT.  Not exactly ideal temperature wise, but also a wonderful day to be out and about without having to worry about overheating.  My kids love trains- all three of them- I can't tell you how many hundreds of hours we've logged building tracks, [...]

A Stork’s Studio 3D/4D Ultrasound Review Part 2

  As promised, I am writing a follow up review of A Stork's Studio 3D/4D ultrasound.  You can see my original review post here.  I first tried out this service when I was 26 weeks pregnant.  We got some great shots and were able to see the baby moving it's legs and arms around.  The Stork's [...]

Dadgum That’s Good! Cookbook Review And Giveaway


Summer has finally arrived here in New England!  That can only mean one thing:  Cooking Outdoors.  I LOVE to cook on the grill in the summertime.  Not only is it great for keeping the house cool and cutting down on kitchen cleanup, but I love to try out new grilling recipes.  There are so many [...]

Plumbing! NIGHTMARE!

Why is that whenever you hear "plumbing" the price tag for whatever follows is enormous?  We try to do almost everything ourselves (and by ourselves, of course, I mean Mr. Bargains does it and I "help" by supervising and being an assistant), in part to ensure things are done to our standards but also to [...]

More thoughts on redecorating!

With all of the rearranging of kid rooms and stuff, I keep dreaming about having a separate room for each of my kids, and then...the big one...a guest room.  Oh, to have that much space!  Not a huge room, and nothing fancy- but a calm, soothing room, like the one pictured here, where maybe I [...]

Check out Wahanda.com for a little spa time at a big savings!

Wahanda.com offers consumers a variety of services/products at discount in the health,  beauty and wellness arena, and have a daily "mobdeal" offer – which is usually a service or product that's at a substantially discounted rate, usually for a limited time.  Something that caught my eye on this site were the spa offers- something I've secretly hoped [...]

Polka Dot Posh Review and Giveaway


As many of you know by now, photography is my new passion.  I am by no means a professional, but I find that it is such a rewarding hobby.  When I found out that we were going to be adding another little bee to our hive I immediately started thinking about photography and birth announcements.  [...]