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Hello dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another Monday. I’m not, but pretty sure that doesn’t matter to “Monday” ūüėČ Just have a couple features to share with you before moving on to the party. From Meghan Carver, I found a funny little post that reminded me quite well of my own homeschool days. As a homeschooler, things are often rather unconventional and “do what works” and kids learn. That’s what matters? Check […]

Wake up to a Clean House Every Morning by Doing This!

Tired of waking to a messy house? Wake up to a clean house every morning by doing this! Just a few minutes in the evening will make a huge difference!

Most evenings I’m exhausted. By the time supper is over and baby in bed I don’t want to do anything but veg on the couch, or better yet, just go to bed. But if I do that, I have to deal with a messy house in the morning before I can even officially start a new day. I wake up to a clean house every morning with these three little tricks. No, I don’t have a cleaning fairy, or friendly […]

Zucchini Pie Recipe ~ A Tasty Veggie Dessert

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Having trouble getting the kids to eat veggies? Try this delicious zucchini pie recipe! It tastes like a blend of pumpkin and apple pie without the thick slimy texture of pumpkin. Best served cold with a larger dollop of whipped cream than pictured here (I ran out lol), this is a summer favorite and one of the few ways I know of to nicely preserve zucchini squash. Start with 2-3 medium-sized zucchini. Each recipe calls for 3 cups of zucchini […]

If Momma Isn’t Happy, We Have a Problem

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It’s an old saying “If Momma Isn’t Happy, then Nobody’s Happy”. I find that statement to be pretty true. As the “queens of our homes” we are largely responsible for the attitudes that are found there. How we feel about order and cleanliness will be reflected in the overall appearance of our homes, and how we feel about life will be reflected in our family’s attitude. If we are short-tempered or easily frustrated, our kids will quickly pick up on that and […]

11 Water Play Ideas for Summer

11 water play ideas for summer that the kids will love!

Summer isn’t my favorite season, I’m just not a fan of being hot. But summer has one redeeming quality, water play. Be it good ol’ fashioned swimming, playing in the sprinklers, or a water fight, I’m there! Today I’m sharing¬†11 water play ideas for summer¬†that the kids (and probably you) will love! Getting wet and messy is how I enjoy summer. Sponge Ball Water Fight – Make these cute sponges, fill a bucket with water and head outside for some […]

Crepe Cone Recipe | A Summer Delight with Blue Bunny

Crepe cone recipe. These are crazy easy to make and so fun to eat! Wow your friends and family at your next gathering with these tasty crepe cones.

This post¬†Crepe Cone Recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias Inc. and its advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are my own.¬† #SunsOutSpoonsOut¬†#CollectiveBias Summer is a delightful time. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies there for the eating, camping trips, swimming, fireflies, nights under the stars… and ice cream! Now quite frankly I’m a fan of ice cream any time of year, but there is nothing like a scoop of ice cream to cool your insides on a hot summer day. I […]

Living Proverbs 31 Linkup

Living Proverbs 31

Hello lovely readers! How are you enjoying the outdoor sauna that much of the country is under? Me, not so much. I try not to complain during the winter, even when it’s bone chilling cold. Why? So I can complain now. I really struggle to breathe when it’s hot and humid and grocery shopping over the weekend was miserable. The good news is, my shopping is now done for another 2 weeks. So, if you are one of those lucky […]

How to Get Rid of Washer Stink – Front Loader Mold


I knew when I bought my front loader washing machine that I would likely have issues with mold and stink. But I love how well they clean huge loads (as long as they don’t stink) so chose one anyway. A front loading washer needs bi-weekly cleanings (or monthly in my case) to keep it clean and mold gone. Not a hard thing to do and typically it completely takes care of the smell. But lately my washer stunk every single […]

The Summer Doldrums + linkup


Hello dear readers, It is my custom to write a post of inspiration and/or encouragement to start off your week. On occasion that custom gets broken. Occasions like today, when the summer doldrums have struck and I find myself more interested in chilling with the family, than writing. I prayed several times over the past week for a topic, but none ever came to mind. It just seemed more important to love on my little man, and deal with something else […]

Deals for Homemaker’s Depot & Planners

Deals for homemaker's depot

Hey friends, I hope your Friday is off to a great start and your weekend is looking good. I’m looking forward to some chill time with the family, while attempting to wrestle my house into some semblance of clean. (Just promise you won’t look under the couch or in my closets!) I wanted to help start your weekend off with some deals for Homemaker’s Depot! Deals for Homemaker’s Depot! Long time readers will remember the planner I use to help […]

Tooth Powder Recipe ~ Rethinking How You Brush

Tooth Powder Recipe ~ Rethinking How You Brush

Have you been rethinking how you brush? Are you looking for a natural tooth powder or tooth past you can use that will kill germs and possibly help remineralize your teeth?¬†Try this tooth powder recipe¬†and see what you think! Over the years my tooth brushing habits have changed a lot. Like every other American child, I brushed with Fluoride toothpaste, flossed and was taken to the dentist for regular cleanings. Yet I still had cavities in my baby teeth. I […]

New Things. Tomorrow and Living Proverbs 31 Linkup

Living Proverbs 31

Hi all, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend and got to spend lots of time with your family! I have two great posts to share with you today and I hope they are both encouraging and inspiring to you as you began your week. All Things Have Become as New. At A Tiny Mix Of, you will find a reminder of things becoming new when you are in Christ. Such encouragement to be found in the […]

Line Drying Clothes Saves Money


My work schedule and the weather doesn’t always allow it, but when possible our laundry is line dried. (Not the granny-panties or whitie-tighties but everything else!) Today I want to share¬†how line drying clothes saves money. How Line Drying Clothes Saves Money   Your dryer takes a lot of electricity. An ehow article from 2010¬†states the average family spends 44 cents to $1.32 per load of laundry dried. Considering how the cost of electric has went up in the past […]

Food Storage Inventory Sheets


Living in a land of plenty, we are blessed. If I go hungry it’s simply because I haven’t taken the time to eat. Food shortage isn’t an issue here. Food storage is. Because we live in a smaller home, I have to be very strategic and organized with my food storage technique. We buy most of our meat from farmers during the winter, and summer-time finds me preserving all sorts of fruits and vegetables. This means stuff really gets¬†piled into […]

How to be a Proverbs 31 Woman


Many women who come to my blog are searching for one thing. How to be a Proverbs 31 Woman. They’ve read, or heard read Proverbs 31 and are wondering if they can become a “super-woman” too. I’m afraid I may disappoint you ladies, but if you are looking for a checklist on how to be a proverbs 31 woman, you aren’t going to find it here. What you will find is that you are most likely A Proverbs 31 Woman […]

Fruits and Veggies are Great for Our Health

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Fruits and Veggies are Great for Our Health! It is no secret that fruits and veggies are great for our health. But do you really know how important they are? Do you know all the great benefits they have for you just by eating the right amounts daily? Today I am going to share with you some great tips on the benefits of fruits and veggies and how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily diet. (I am […]

Why Babies Wear Necklaces – My Thoughts on Amber +Giveaway!


Disclaimer: Estany’s Flame provided some of the Baltic Amber jewelry mentioned in this post for free. All thoughts are my own. It’s a growing trend. All these babies and toddlers with necklaces. But is it just a fashion trend or something more? Today I’m talking about why babies wear necklaces, and why I wear one as well. Why Babies Wear Necklaces These necklaces are made with Baltic Amber which is a fossilized tree resin. Baltic Amber contains succinic acid, an […]

Monday Encouragement Living Proverbs 31

Monday encouragement to start your week

Who’s ready to start a new week? No? How about a little Monday Encouragement? Just like I’ve realized that many times God is the author of my posts, I’m also learning that God writes a lot of blogs. The two posts I’m featuring both carry the same sentiment of God’s Love for us. Monday Encouragement Showered in Grace talks about letting your inner beauty shine. She compares the unique beauty of vintage jewelry to each on of us. A reminder […]

Make Your Own Printables ~ Bible Memorization Trick

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If you’ve ever wanted a simple bible memorization trick, printed or written out verses placed around your house are the answer. Today I want to show you how easy it is to make your own printables. It’s best to choose graphics for this and not photos. Photos tend to take up far more ink and unless you have a professional printer, they never look as nice on paper as they do on your screen. I found all the graphics for […]

First Birthday Party Fun!


Ready for some first birthday party fun? I am now the momma of a one year old! Still a little hard to believe it’s been an entire year since little man first made his appearance. His birthday was Monday, but the celebration was on Sunday. We weren’t going to do a party since he will never remember it anyway. However we changed our minds and decided a party was most definitely the best way to celebrate a child turning 1. […]