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About Holli

Hello everyone. I live in Battle Ground Washington and am a mommy to 3 boys and one baby girl ages 10 on down. We have also lived in Summerville SC, Jacksonville FL and Seattle WA. My husbands job allows us to be nomads. I am definitely a blue collar mommy. We live on a very strict budget so I am always looking for double duty items and great consignment stores. I am not sure if my children are crazy or if it is really me that lost my sanity along time ago. There is never a dull moment in my house. As for me, I work as a freelance writer, artist, and small business consultant. In the 30 - 45 seconds of free time I get a day I like to read, draw, and do word puzzles.

Christmas PartySignature Drinks for Cooler Weather

The return of cooler weather brings the season of holiday parties and family get togethers. As children we look forward to getting out of school and presents. As adults it is about entertaining, finding the perfect gifts, and lots of … Continue reading

Wholesome BreadSuper Easy Homemade Pita Chips

I love pita chips, but every time I buy a bag, no matter how well I hide them, my kids inhale them. At upwards of $4 a bag that is an expensive treat that might last 60 seconds. I found … Continue reading

Close up of vintage typewriter machineThe Job Search: Tips, Tricks, and Hints

Searching for a job can end up being a full time job in itself. You are putting in the leg work but getting no where. With our current economy and unemployment rates I thought that an article with some information … Continue reading

espresso potHow To Make Espresso at Home

I admit it. I am a self professed coffee addict. Espresso flows in these veins. My boys will tell you, “Momma is not happy until she gets her coffee”. They have even been known to bribe me by saying, “ … Continue reading

Baby Eating ChairEating Out With Kids

If you are like me, you probably read the title of this article and thought ‘nightmare waiting to happen’. I have seen both sides of this coin. I have 4 kids and I wait tables. I have seen children that … Continue reading

NewbornMy Newborn Must Haves

As a mother of four children under age 8 I have learned that the makers of baby products want you to believe that all ‘cute things that you cannot resist for your first baby’ are necessities. With my first child, … Continue reading