How to Save Time at the Movies with the Fandango App

Can Little Ones See Inside Out?

We’ve had a couple of rainy Sundays lately that were perfect for taking the kids to the movies. Last weekend I took the three big kids to see Inside Out (PG.) It’s classic Pixar — a movie that works well for both kids and adults. Your children will explore the feelings of Joy, Fear, Sadness, […]

Weekly Meal Plan – January 25

Weekly Meal Plan from Stowed Stuff

This week we’re looking down the barrel of a major winter storm.  Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili sounds like a nice warm meal for the blizzard.  Here’s the meal plan for the rest of the week. What’s your plan for the storm? Sunday: Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes Monday: Creamy Broccoli Chicken with Shells and Cheese Tuesday: Slow […]

5 More Reasons To Ski Wachusett This Winter

Emily and Daddy at Wachusett Mountain

Two years ago, when the “big kids” were 4 and 7, we wrote 5 Reasons to Take Your Kids Skiing at Wachusett.  Now that those “big kids” are 6 and 9, their little brother is 4, and they’ve got a 1 year old baby brother, we’ve discovered another 5 reasons why Wachusett is a great place […]

Korus Wireless Speaker Review

Korus Speaker Review

Two years ago I finally splurged on a good surround sound system for our family room.  We ended up with a decent 5.1 speaker system that works well for watching TV, movies and for playing video games. However, none of our music is on CDs anymore, so the conventional receiver-based surround sound system never really […]

Big Hero 6: A Day at the Movies

Stow Kids at Big Hero 6

I took the three big kids out for a special trip to the movies on Saturday.  When we asked them what they wanted to see, it was unanimous that Big Hero 6 was the coolest one playing.  “We’ve seen spoiler videos, but we won’t ruin it for you,” they said.  There was an early showtime […]

Roast Chicken Dinner with Carrots and Potatoes

Roast Chicken and Vegetables Dinner Recipe

On Sunday morning before venturing off to the 9 o’clock mass, I turned to Chris and said, “Can it be a roast chicken Sunday?” He laughed, smiled and said, “I was JUST about to ask you the same thing.” Roast Chicken Dinner by Mr. Stowed Stuff is one of my all time favorite meals – […]

13 Tips on How to Plant Peonies

Peonies Tutorial

My sweet friend Lauryn from The Vintage Mom was so generous to give us some of the peonies from her new FARM. Guys, her backyard is killer – I can’t wait to see what it looks like this time next year. She’s got big plans. Anyhow, we took her up on those peonies and Chris planted […]

How to Fix A Chevy Traverse Taillight

Is there anything more annoying than driving behind someone with a broken taillight? It’s dangerous too, and no one wants to be pulled over for something silly like that. And no one wants to take the car to the mechanic if you can help it, right? Once again, Chris taught himself how to repair a […]

How To Make Your Own Hanging Basket

Hanging Basket How To

Everyone loves a beautiful hanging basket to make their house look pretty for the summer.  Rather than spending a bunch of money for a lackluster pre-made basket that is past its best by the time you buy it, why not make your own? It’s easy and you can pick plants that match your home and […]

How to Replace a Chevrolet Traverse Rear Wiper

We all know it’s no fun bringing your car into the dealer. Most likely, you’ll be asked to fork over a bunch of dough, no matter what the problem is – big or small. Our rear wiper in our Chevy Traverse was recently broken. The rubber blade of the rear wiper had broken off during […]