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Thank You, Marlboro Man

Thank you, Marlboro Man.       It’s nice for normal people of average strength (i.e. me) to see that someone who can wrestle steers to the ground without even blinking…       Who can ride across the pasture on a horse at lightning speed…       And who can lift a locomotive with his pinkie finger…       Is still capable of tripping over a rock the size of a quarter.

Back to the Future Move Quiz: Saturday Night!

Marty McFly…we love you! I can’t believe I’ve never had a movie quiz based on Back to the Future…so Saturday night, I’m fixing that!

North Face Giveaway!

Note: I had a North Face giveaway last February, toward the END of winter…so I made a point to remember to have another one BEFORE winter this time!


In the eighteen-plus years I’ve lived in the country, I’ve seen my share of wildlife. I’ve seen colts being born.

Smart Money Smart Kids: Book Review & Giveaway

By Heather Sanders I do not remember the first time I read Dave Ramsey’s mantra, “Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.”, but I wish I’d heard it earlier in my life; better yet, I wish I had heard and implemented it earlier in my life.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Yesterday I made a cheesy version of my mom’s cauliflower soup because the weather outside, while still beautiful, has been just barely chilly enough to trigger the I NEED SOUP NOW mechanism in my central nervous system, and a creamy, comforting soup just sounded good to me.

Community Question: Grammar for Literal Thinkers

Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

One of Those Weeks

It’s been one of those weeks! Like, totally.   I got back from a trip on Sunday. Then I resumed filming new shows on the ranch, which we’ll be doing through next week!

My Favorite Bag: Giveaway!

Because I’m still loving and adoring my Kelly Moore bag, I’m repeating this giveaway I’ve had a couple of times before!

1970′s Movie Quiz: ENTER NOW!

UPDATE: Arrrrrrrrgh! I thought the quiz had been set to post at 8:00 pm sharp…but it turns out that it hadn’t!

Mean Ol’ Schoolmarm – “Climatic” or “Climactic”

By Heather Sanders While sitting in the dentist office reading outdated magazines, I came across the word “climatic” and thought I caught a typo.

Self-Rising Biscuits

This is a very old, very easy biscuit recipe for those times you don’t have a second to waste. They’re sometimes called Southern Biscuits, sometimes called Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, sometimes called 3-Ingredient Biscuits (even though, if you add salt, there are four!

Bathroom Throwdown: The Results

Back in July, when we were in the last days of our office renovation, I posted a glimpse at both the bathrooms at The Building and asked you to weigh in on which one you preferred.

1970′s Movie Quiz 2.0: Wednesday Night!

The 1970′s were quite the decade for movies, and while I had a 1970′s movie quiz some time ago, there are still scads of movies left to cover.

Knife + Cutting Board Giveaway!

Today, because it’s Monday, because it’s pouring down rain on the ranch, and because I love ya…       I’m giving away three (3) of these Wusthof Nakiri knives (my favorite knife in the world)…       Along with a beautiful, fabulously useful John Boos end-grain maple cutting board.

Toenails, Tires, and Titles

Good morning! Are you alive, awake, alert, and enthusiastic? If so, I’ll have what you’re having. Zzzzzzzzzz.

Community Question: Teaching with a Toddler

Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

Spelling Answers and Winners

Great job on the quiz, guys! And yep…there’s one in every crowd: I have deleted the supersede/supercede question because it appears both are right.

Big, Bad Spelling Quiz: Enter Now!

Time for the big, bad Spelling Quiz! Here’s the place to find out once and for all how sharp your spelling skills are.

The Kitchn Cookbook + Le Creuset Giveaway

It’s cookbook season…big time! So many great cookbooks left and right, and I wanted to share another one of the new ones I’m loving.