Custom Holiday Photo Books Made Easy!

Creating custom holiday photo books?? Blurb’s Book Making Boot Camp Makes It Easy! disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links and I received some form of monetary compensation for writting it. It could be just me, but I think it’s much easier to learn how to do something by watching a video (even it is’s a short one). For instance, making your own custom book seems like it would be really complicated, but then you watch a video walking you through […]

Simple Lightweight Wrap for Babywearing +Giveaway!!!

babywearing on back

I’ve posted different photos on Instagram and Facebook of me babywearing. A lot of people have been curious about what I’m using, and asking where I got it. Sooooo, today I’m sharing my simple lightweight wrap for babywearing. Plus… I contacted the gal I bought mine from and she agreed to give one away!!! *Disclaimer… selfies and other people taking photos of me = less than par photographs. I apologize! For those of you who have happy contented babies, I’m […]

Ways that I am a Proverbs 31 Woman

Would you believe that there are many ways that I am a proverbs 31 woman?! Most likely you are too. Let's take a look :)

In one day I had ordered co-op with my mom, drove to the farmers market for potatoes and tomatoes, and drove to a bulk foods store for raw cane sugar and maple syrup.  My mom laughed and said I was being a proverbs 31 woman because I was “gathering my food from afar”. It made me smile and wonder how many other ways that I am being a Proverbs 31 woman without realizing it. I actually came up with quite […]

Rejoice with Those that Rejoice ~The Problem with Social Media

Black-and-white background for cinematic themes

Social media can feel like a competition, or a time suck, and there are a dozen good reasons to take a break from it or leave it all together. However, there is one common reason that I feel is a terrible reason. It goes something like this:  “I get on Facebook and see status updates on how well so-and-so’s kids are doing, photos of delicious food that some susie-homemaker made, and a picture of the bouquet a friend’s husband sent […]

Recipe for Pear Cobbler ~Simple and Delicious!

Simple and delicious recipe for pear cobbler. Can be made dairy free!

We’ve been enjoying fresh pears off the tree and I’ve been doing a bit of baking with them as well. So today I’m sharing my recipe for pear cobbler. It’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. Recipe for Pear Cobbler: 3 recipes pie dough 12 cups sliced pears 1 cup maple syrup scant 1 cup flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 milk Make your pie dough and hold 1/3 back. Use the other 2/3’s […]

Make Healthy Choices. Get Rewarded!

How to turn miles walked into rewards for groceries and more! Make healthy choices and get rewarded! #balancerewards #shop

The shop Make healthy choices. Get rewarded has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I don’t know about you, but when I set clear, defined health goals, I find it far easier to make healthy choices and reach my goals.  Walgreens is using their balance rewards program to help me do that. I don’t know about you, but making healthy choices has its own rewards for me. However, if a program […]

Living Proverbs 31 #107

Living Proverbs 31

  Hehe!!!  Actually, Monday’s aren’t that bad. I’m a nanny and really enjoy seeing the kids again after the weekend. All the same, I’m a bit sad to see the weekend end because Sundays are family days and I enjoy them. Alrighty then! Who ready for a new week? My goals for this week go as follows: catch up on sleep, continue figuring out what I can eat that doesn’t have dairy or large amounts of tomatoe products, and enjoy […]

How to Freeze Peppers ~Bell, Bananas and Hot

How to freeze peppers for recipes

I love peppers. Not raw, but in different dishes. Chillies, spaghetty, stir-fry and other dishes all get a dose of peppers. Bell peppers are my favorite, but bananas and the occassional hot pepper get added as well. Since it’s way to expensive to buy peppers in the winter, I thought I would share how to to freeze peppers today. Since I literally froze a bunch yesterday, I took photos just for you! (you’re welcome ) How to Freeze Peppers! I […]

Flu Season Essential Oils

onGaurd by doTerra

Hello dear readers! We have our essential oil lady Kate, here again. This time I’ve asked her to share more about the OnGaurd Protective blend, and how it contains your flu season essential oils. I bought that awhile back and really like it. I actually added it to my EarthPaste toothpaste and love the fresh clean taste it leaves in my mouth. I know there are no germs left after I brush!!! Before I turn this over to Kate, I […]

Speak No Evil ~Why do We Tear Each Other Down?

A challenge to speak no evil. To guard our thoughts and our lips so that nothing negative comes out.

Why is it that we as a culture and especially us women tear each other down? It’s like this huge contest of who is right and who is wrong. No more do we “prefer one another” it’s every man for himself; in thoughts, words, and actions. I want to challenge myself and you readers to “speak no evil”.   Remember the 3 monkeys? The ones that say “Hear no evil” “See no evil” and “Speak no evil”?  In this day […]

Light of the World Paper Lanterns Craft

Light of the world paper lanterns craft to make with children for Sunday school or bible lessons.

Have you ever used crafts to teach your children about God? That is exactly what Mary Kate from Christianity Cove does. With games and crafts you can teach your children bible lessons that they will remember! Today she is here sharing a Light of the World Paper Lanterns craft. It is cute, fun and easy to do! Light of the World Paper Lanterns Craft: Materials Needed: – Construction paper or patterned Scrapbooking Paper – 1 sheet for each child – […]

How to Freeze Fresh Green Beans

How to freeze fresh green beans from your garden.

I don’t know about you, but our little garden did very well this year and we were blessed with lots of green beans. I canned quite a bit, and canning is ideal because they keep well this way and there is no worries about loosing food if the electric goes out. However, we are huge fans of frozen green beans. They just taste so much better! I took some photos of the relatively simple process and thought I would would […]

Imagine…. What if you had Ability but no Opportunity?

Owl coaster set, made in Mumbai

Here in America we are blessed richly. If we have abilities, talents or special gifts, we have opportunities to use them. But what if you had ability but no opportunity? What if you were able to sew beautiful clothing, or design lovely jewelry, but no one would buy it or pay you what it was worth because they had no opportunity either? We are all aware of Fair Trade right? Fair Trade pays what an item is worth, fair trade […]

Living Proverbs 31 #105

PicMonkey Collage

Welcome back to Livings Proverbs 31!  Hope you had a great weekend I forgot to share our camping photos from our Labor Day camping fun last week so I thought I would share a few here. We went with some of my siblings and their “other halves” and one my cousins and her husband came too. So there were 5 couples and it was a lot of fun. Saturday was my birthday and my sweet mom totally made my day! […]

How to Can Beef Stew

How to can beef stew. A delicious and simple way to have a healthy meal at easy disposal!

Today Jane from Mary and Martha is sharing how to can beef stew. I’ve canned beef before, but never a stew. I really think I should give it a try! Nothing like having healthy foods from your own garden (or you at least know where they came from) all canned and ready to heat for easy meals or surprise company! Home Canned Beef Stew; Simple to make, Simple to Serve The past several years I have enjoyed canning my own […]

God in the Small Things

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The God we serve is an awesome God. He is strong and mighty, great and powerful. It’s easy to tilt one’s head back and look at the expanse of the night sky, or to gaze in awe at the mighty fountains and see God. But do you see God in the small things? It’s always easy to see God in the mighty, but God is in the small things too. There are many different sides to this God that we […]

Benefits of Buying Meat from Farmers

Learn the benefits of buying meat from farmers directly instead of at the store.

Do you buy your meat directly from farmers? Do you know what the benefits of buying meat from farmers are?  Since I grew up on a farm, we had access to beef and chickens. In the wintertime we would get a hog from a farmer and butcher it ourselves. My parents no longer raise cattle, but they still have chickens and we (Jason and I) still get our chickens from them.  However we were spoiled by getting meat straight from […]

Send a Card and Greetings with Hallmark Value Cards!

Send a card and greetings with the 0.49 and 0.99 Hallmark value cards at Walmart!

This post: Send a Card and Greetings with Hallmark Value Cards has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KidsCards #ValueCards #CollectiveBias It started last month when I found a card from my mom in the mail. It was a cute little card that simply stated “Motherhood is not for wimps”. The inside contained an encouraging note from her. It made my day. It also got me to thinking. Why is it that […]

Happy Labor Day!

For those of you enjoying a long weekend… have fun! I know we are. Camping and family time…. always good times!

Buttons Diapers Review and Giveaway -AI2 Cloth system

Buttons diapers

As many of you know, I use pocket diapers for little K. But I’m always open to trying new things so I’ve now tried out an all in 2 (AI2) cloth diaper. An AI2 system for cloth diapers is made up of a shell and inserts. However, unlike pocket diapers the inserts lay against the shell and against the skin. Changing an AI2 diaper requires pulling out the insert and adding a new one while keeping the shell. This system […]