The Oldest Kind of Slavery

THe oldest kind of slavery still affects us today

Slavery. It’s as old as time. The Jews were inslaved in Egypt. There was slavery of the American natives when Columbus landed in the Bahama’s. There was African slavery. There is still slavery. (more slaves today than at any other time in history) But all these and more stem from the oldest kind of slavery. The oldest kind of slavery started thousands of years ago. In fact, it began shortly after the begining of time. It is a slavery of […]

Keeping it all Together. My Life as Mommy, Wife, Nanny and Blogger

Keeping it all togother hile wearing different hats!

Keeping it all together…. Most days I feel like I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  Not a pretty picture for sure! I really don’t know how mom’s who work full time manage to do it all. I’m guessing they’re a bit like me and they don’t, some things just have to give. I’ve considered giving up blogging but there are two reasons I don’t, actually there are a lot more than that, but anyway. […]

Living Proverbs 31

Living Proverbs 31

Hello friends. The events of the past week has left me without a post for today. The linkup is below though, so share away! I would love a little feedback on something though. During the month of November it’s my goal to share 30 days of Thanksgiving, with each day having a certain topic of thankfulness. Would you like me to add the linkup to the Monday posts even though I will not be doing features, or shall I take […]

BubbleGum Betty ~Writing Memoirs

a6b84f60-45e4-4302-9287-cfe9f2905a4e_D

Do you have an older family member who loves telling stories about their growing up days? Jane Martin does. Her mother told her many stories about growing up during the great depression, and Jane wanted to do something fun for her mother. So Jane dug up a few old photos of her mother during her younger years and began writting. She titled the book BubbleGum Betty and gifted it to her mom. I feel that the stories of our parents […]

A Good Steward or Just Plain Stingy

Are you a good steward or just plain stingy? Thoughts on tipping and more

Am I being a good steward or just plain stingy? I will admit; I love getting good deals. Clearance racks attract me like a bee to flowers, huge savings always excites me and I enjoy bargaining at garage sales. Is there anything wrong with loving a good deal? Absolutely not. Budgeting and making your dollars stretch is important when it comes to being a good steward over financial matters. But if your “good deal” comes at a loss to someone […]

Death Is Inconvenient

This was taken in the first part of August.  Kolton liked the warm little pocket tucked in there by grandpa.

Death is inconvenient. It doesn’t work around your schedule. It adds work that no one has the energy to complete. It creates decisions that no one wants to have to make. Death won’t call you up and say “your loved one is on my list, what day does it suit you for me to take them?” Of course, were that to happen, the answer would be “never!”. So Death comes.  He comes and takes your loved ones; leaving behind disrupted […]

Living Proverbs 31 #111

Living Proverbs 31

Hello Monday! (early   So glad to see you all popping back for another Monday linkup party. Today’s features both have a bit of cleaning fun for you. First off comes a post from Cornerstone Confessions with 5 different cleaners you can make at home. Think, make your own cleaners = Saving money! Check it out here: 5 Homemade Cleaners to Use Everyday. Are you a soap maker? At Simple Life Mom there’s a tutorial for hot processing soap.  I […]

Natural Treatment for Cradle Cap

Use this natural treatment for cradle cap and "punch" those nasty flakes to the curb!

It’s the bane of any mommy’s existence. Especially if the baby has dark hair. I’m talking about that scaly, white flaky stuff that shows up on baby’s head. Cradle Cap. I wanted to share my natural treatment for cradle cap today. Little k ended up with it by 4 weeks and it took me awhile to figure out how to get rid of his cradle cap without those chemical laden baby shampoos. I may be wrong, and I would love […]

Don’t Let the Cold and Flu Stop You!!!

Don't let the cold and flu stop you! Here's how to be prepared!

Um yup, it’s that time again. Coughs and sneezes abounding. But, you don’t let the cold and flu stop you, nope, because you are being proactive and learning natural ways to avoid it! Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the FDA, please use comon sense regarding your health. Today Kate is sharing how to tell the difference between the cold and the flu, and how to use one of my favorite oils to guard against them. I mix […]

I get a Mini Massage each Evening!

IF

Some women are blessed with hubbies who enjoy giving their wives massages. This girl not so much. If asked, he will cheerfully do it, but he doesn’t really have the right touch. It seems like no matter how hard he tries, my muscles just won’t properly relax. I was sent an Electronic Pulse Massager from SantaMedical to try out and well…. It’s like I get a mini massage each evening! The massager works by sending electric impulses to your muscles […]

Laugh at the Days to Come +linkup

She can laugh at the days to come. Where is this strength coming from?

Back at the beginning of this year, a group of wonderful ladies and I wrote a 4 week study guide on Proverbs 31.  We titled our book “Set Apart“. I’m sure many of you have heard it mentioned here, and I know lots of you already own it.  The authors and I agreed apon 5 posts that could be shared on our blogs so that you could get a better idea of what our book is like. I just realized […]

Dairy Free No-bake Chocolate Cookie Recipe

A dairy free no-bake cookie recipe. Simple and delicious chocolate without the dairy!

Besides cheese, chocolate is the biggest thing I miss since going dairy free. Of course I’m willing to give up dairy for my little man, but I don’t want to give up chocolate unless I have too. I decided to re-vamp a recipe of mine the other day and made dairy free no-bake chocolate cookies. Here’s a little bonus for you: They are also gluten free!!! These cookies are easy to make and will disappear in as much time as […]

15 Rewards Programs that Every Mom Should Know About

15 Rewards Programs that every mom should know about. Earn rewards on just about anything!

I have said it before and I will say it again. “I Love Rewards Programs!” Today I want to share 15 rewards programs that every mom should know about. I have used most of these for several years, some are newer to me but they are all great. 15 Rewards Programs Every Mom Should Know About: Slight disclaimer: due to the nature of this post, there are a couple referal links below. Swagbucks: Earn “bucks” just for surfing the web […]

Cozy Kitchen Makeover at Jane’s House

unnamed (12)

Recently I was talking with Jane (via Email that is) and she was telling me how she was planning on making a few simple changes to her kitchen.  The main change would be paint, curtains and wall decor. I asked her if she would share some before and after photos with us.  I love seeing how just a few changes can give a room a whole new look! So without further ado I give you, A Cozy Kitchen Makeover at […]

Living Proverbs 31 #109

Living Proverbs 31

Happy Monday friends! If you’ve got anything special you are thankful for, share it in the comments below! I for one and thankful for my unexpected 3 day weekend. Sometimes it’s nice to have a Friday at home with just me and the little guy. In case you missed it, there is a giveaway going on for a baby wrap. It’s the one I use all the time and I love it. I also did a quick video to show […]

Little k’s 3 Month Photo Shoot

DSC_5287-001

Little k is 3.5 months already and I forgot to share the photos from his 3 month photo shoot. Oops Now, I’m more than a little predjudiced, and I see this cute little face every day. But something about seeing his sweet expressions frozen in time like this just melts my heart all to pieces! So, scroll down and enjoy the cuteness. Or just get ideas for your own 3 month photo shoot. My mom took these photos and we […]

Custom Holiday Photo Books and Insta-Books

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 […]