A Chocolate Superfood! Cacao Powder Goodness

A chocolate superfood in the form of cacao powder!

If you’ve ever wanted a good excuse to eat chocolate, here you go!!! Cacao powder is a chocolate superfood! Unlike regular cocoa which contains only 2 grams of fiber and 2% of your daily iron, cacao powder is chock full of goodness! A Chocolate Superfood in the form of Cacao Powder: It contains the following: 4.6g Dietary Fiber -5% dv 60mg Magnesium -15% dv 183mg Potassium -5% dv 88mg Phosphorus -9% dv 0.5mg Manganese -23% dv 1.6mg Iron -9% dv […]

Quick and Simple Breakfast Casserole

Quick and simple breakfast casserole that you make the night before, and bake in the morning!

Cereal is our go-to breakfast most mornings, but sometimes I like to fix this quick and simple breakfast casserole. One of my favorite things about this breakfast casserole is that you make it the night before.  It takes me about 20 minutes to make it, and then I toss it into the fridge. Next morning it goes in the oven and while I’m getting dressed, breakfast is baking. Sadly this recipe calls for milk, cheese and onion, so it isn’t […]

WeightMaster by Ozeri ~ I’m Taking Charge of my Weight!

Ozeri weightmaster

Since the birth of my little man I’ve gotten within about 5 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. Those first few pounds really dropped off fast, but these last few seem determined to stick around. I’m equally determined that they go! So I’m going to take charge of my weight and track it with the WeightMaster by Ozeri bathroom scales. I was sent the WeightMaster scales from Ozeri to use and review, and let me tell you, the timing is just […]

Time and Money Saved with Paperless Coupons

Time and money saved by using paperless coupons gives me that much more to spend with my baby! #shop #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias

This shop and post: Time and Money Saved with Paperless Coupons has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias Ever since the arrival of our little man I’ve discovered that my days are shorter. I’m pretty sure I no longer get 24 hours in a day. I’m thinking that somewhere or the other, at least 4 hours are missing.  The other thing I’ve discovered is our paychecks seem smaller. Not sure […]

Being Prepared for Marriage

Being prepared for marriage starts in the heart.

A couple weeks ago I shared a post for the unmarried ladies on Praying for your Future Husband.  Apparently these dear single sisters are still on my heart because here is another post mostly for them, but also just a little bit for those of us who are married. What does being prepared for marriage mean? Filling a hope chest? Learning the basics of homemaking? Knowing how to make a killer pie? because we all know “the way to a […]

Healthy Granola Bar Recipe Roundup


Jason and I both love granola bars, but most of the store bought ones have.. well, you know what I’m going to say. :)  9 times out of 10 the healthiest foods are made at home. So I decided to try making my own granola bars. After searching for a healthy granola bar recipe I realized that I had LOTS of choices! So I picked out a bunch that sounded yummy and put them all together into a healthy granola […]

How Canning is Beneficial to Everyone.

How canning benefits our wallets, home and health!

Been thinking about canning lately; maybe because I’ve been doing a lot of it. And any rate, I got to thinking about how canning is beneficial to basically everyone. I love going out to my shelves and seeing the jars full of food all lined up in rows. It makes me feel good to know that we have food for the winter months ahead. And of course, it makes my tummy very happy! How Canning Benefits Everyone: The Earth: Buying […]

Back to School Health. No Sickies with Essential Oils!

Back to school health is important. Keep them healthy with these essential oils!

Where did the summer go? I feel like the past two months have just zoooooomed by. Most of that I’m sure has to do with having a new baby and going to Oregon for a wedding. Today I have our doTerra sponsor Kate, here telling us how we can use essential oils for back to school health. Back to School Health for Kids: Summer for the kiddos is coming to an end. Its Back to School time and its time […]

Living Proverbs 31 Linkup #101

Living Proverbs 31

Welcome back friends! Time to linkup and share your posts on faith, marriage, motherhood and homemaking. I hope you had a great weekend, I know we did, a short visit from a brother and his wife was fun. Sunday marks 1 week since I went off of dairy. Kolton has been pretty colicky for a long time and I finally decided that I needed to make a diet change. I knew there was a happy little boy underneath all those […]

Healthy Lunches for Work

7 ideas that make healthy lunches for work. Plus snack ideas!

I started back to work last week and in line with my goal to keep eating healthy all the time, I thought I would share my ideas for healthy lunches for work. Many times I can just grab leftovers and heat them up at work. Since I’m a nanny I often take advantage of the kitchen and use a skillet to heat my foods instead of the microwave. We don’t have a microwave at home and I don’t feel that […]

Canning Homemade Salsa

Canning homemade salsa is pretty easy to do and so tasty. This salsa recipe can be canned or enjoyed fresh!

Late summer finds me in the kitchen canning homemade salsa. We eat so much salsa during the year that it would be insanely costly to buy it.  If you know how to can and don’t mind chopping onions and hot peppers you can also can homemade salsa. My homemade salsa is one that mother and I have been making for years. However, each year it tastes a little different. In fact, the salsa I can, tastes different than the salsa […]

Living Proverbs 31. The Big 100!

Living Proverbs 31

Would you look at that!?!  The living Proverbs 31 linky party has been held 100 times! For the first 40 parties it went under the name of Matrimonial Monday and then the name changed a bit. However, we’ve partied here 100x We’re starting the party early and I hope you share it and invite others to join it! I thought it would be fun to share some of my old Monday posts instead of writing a new one for this […]

Healthy Sandwich Bread Recipe ~Simple!

Healthy sandwich bread recipe. Made with honey and whole wheat!

Have you ever read the ingredient list on a loaf of bread? It’s ridiculous. Even the “healthy” breads have a list of ingredients a mile long! Well, not quite, but you get my point.  I looked and looked for a healthy sandwich bread in the stores, and by healthy I mean less than 10 ingredients at the very least! I did find something that I was comfortable with; in the freezer section with a price tag I was NOT comfortable […]

A Little Pepper on Everything! #FreshGround with Ozeri

Put a little pepper on everything!

Around our house, pepper is a big deal. Not only does it make our foods taste great, but it also has some pretty great health benefits! Jason likes to put a little pepper on everything (except for fruits and deserts lol) a friend of mine even puts it on her fruit. But I’m not so sure about that one. Pepper is a warming herb. Meaning it is spicy on the tongue of course, but it triggers your stomach to produce […]

Canning Problems and Solutions ~Simple Prevention

Common canning solutions and problems for pressure canning and hot water bath canning methods.

For the homemaker who preserves her family’s food for the winter knowing canning problems and solutions is an important part of canning.  Whether you use a hot water bath, or pressure canner, the problems and solutions are often the same. Jars don’t seal. Jars break. The liquid leaks out of your jars while canning. Jars unseal after they have been canned and shelved. I’m not THE expert on canning, but I’ve been canning for over 10 years and thought I would […]

Oregon Fun and a Wedding

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We spent the last week in Oregon with family and had a lot of fun. The occasion for going out there was a wedding, adding another girl to the family. However, I was talking to one of my sister-in-laws later and we realized that yes, there have been 3 girls added to the family (3 out of the 5 boys getting married) but we have added 3 more boys (her 2 sons and mine) so the girls are still out […]

Living Proverbs 31 Linkup

Living Proverbs 31

Welcome to a new week!  I’m excited and a little nervous about what this week will hold. For starters, I go back to work on Wednesday. Little man comes with me and I cannot wait to see “my other babies” but I’m also a little nervous about how it will go down.  In the past, the 1 year old had about 75% of my attention and the 4 year old got the rest. My little man is used to 100% […]

You Are Worth it! How Becoming a Mom Showed me God’s Love

"You are worth it" I whispered to my small son, and I hear the words repeated in my heart by the Lord...

I looked down into the eyes of my perfect little boy. Just 5 days old and I was in love already.  The hormones were still raging and I was near tears most of the time. Just looking at him made me feel teary eyed. Kissing his little cheeks I whisper “You are worth it! You were worth all those days of feeling sick. You were worth the aching hips and back….” I continue listing everything I suffered while being pregnant […]

Saving Money Online Shopping with Cardpool and Ebates

Check out my saving money online shopping tricks with these two saving sites.

Recently I needed to purchase some nursing bras. My total was over $70, but with coupons, discounts and cash back, I was able to pay much less than that.  Many times when shopping online I am able to get deals that I could never get in store. So today I want to share my secrets for saving money online shopping. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no cost to you. Thanks! Saving Money Online […]

Witnessing to Others as a Stay at Home Mom

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Do you ever feel like you aren’t doing enough for the Lord because you are a mom? Do you feel like witnessing to others as a stay at home mom is impossible because you are just too busy? Many women feel like they are a failure when it comes to doing stuff for the Lord, because they are too busy raising a family.  You hear of a sick neighbor that you should take food to, but your own children need […]