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Pasta, Two Ways!

For your consumption, here are two pasta dishes that are easy, affordable, and always a hit in our house! Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Mushrooms This is rich, and tasty. It’s not a high summer meal, but sometimes on those cooler days we sneak it in if we’re feeling indulgent.  This can be made omitting [...]

A 1st Birthday Celebration

Who doesn’t love a good and thoughtfully planned party? ::crickets:: Of course I do!  Fellow bees have thrown some wonderful 1st birthday parties with such thought, detail, and love!  I will not be following in their footsteps though.  Miss Kitten will not be having a party proper. Why?  Well… Money – we can’t justify spending [...]

Icky Bad Stuff

Who hasn’t been there with family issues?  From pushy in-laws to difficult siblings and parents, most families have some sort of icky bad stuff.  Some don’t, and man, I wish I could be you!  Most of the times these problems simmer for years, sometimes resolving or hiding for a while, before coming back for another [...]

It’s Been Tough

We weren’t financially ready to be parents.  I mean, sure, on paper we had the home, jobs, and enough to not be out on the street, but we weren’t at that sweet spot.  The place of security and minimal worry.  Not wealthy… just comfortable.  We cut, we paid down, we saved where we could.  We’re still [...]

“What a Cute Little Boy!”

It is really not much of an exaggeration to say that I hear this pretty much any time Baby Kitten and I are out together.  While I appreciate the compliment (cute certainly is a nice thing to hear), I cannot help but inwardly cringe a little bit.  Being the type to not want to be [...]

Little Miss Kitten’s Birth and Extended Hospital Stay

I can’t believe she has already been with us for over seven weeks.  It has been quite the whirlwind, but I think we are finally starting to move towards our new normal.  I was torn about writing her birth story, mainly because I was (and still am, to be honest) upset with how her first [...]

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Fit For a Kitten – The Whole Kit and Caboodle

Over the past four months, our once guest/storage/cat room has been slowly transformed into Baby Kitten’s bedroom.  The process was certainly slow going at times, as it is only this week (for those keeping score, my 39th week of pregnancy) that we are finally calling it done. We kept the budget as small as possible, [...]

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