Celery Powder: How to Make Your Own and Why you should Use it

How to make your own celery powder and why you should be using this amazing spice in your food.

Celery Powder; one of the many seasonings I use very regularly. Onion, celery, and garlic powder, are all natural flavor enhancers that I use all the time. Since buying my dehydrator I have been having all sorts of fun with it. I was waiting until summer so I could start drying even more of our produce, when it occurred to me that I could dry some stuff right now! I was out of celery powder and since we don’t grow […]

Feminine and Modest ~ Confident Daughter of the King

Feminine and modest. Why modesty should actually be a sign of confidence in who you are.

A very common misconception of modesty is that a woman who dresses modestly is ashamed of her body. That couldn’t be farther than the truth, and today I want to talk about being confident, feminine and modest. Modesty is the act of decreasing self, and increasing God.  We are called to be daughters of the Most High King, and as such we should reflect him. When you think of a King, what comes to mind?  Here’s what I often think: […]

Why Have a Lilla Rose Party?

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Why have a Lilla Rose party? Well, today I would like to tell you why! A sweet blog reader here bought a Flexi Clip from me back in November. She later emailed me saying she loved it and would like to have a party in the future. The future ended up being last month. Now, I didn’t actually sign up with Lilla Rose to do parties, and since she was a few states away from me, helping her host a […]

How to Make Burlap Placemats Last Longer

Ever wondered how to make burlap placemats last longer? Use this simple trick to double (or triple) the life of your burlap!

Ya’ll remeber Jane right? Our awesome Mary and Martha consultant Jane is here shareing a fabulous trick with us. How to make burlap placemats last longer! If you have been eyeing the burlap placemats and table runner from Mary and Martha; but holding back because you knew your family would destry them in one meal. Well, you are not alone! Jane also wanted to use the burlap placemats but knew they wouldn’t last long with her littles. So she came […]

Special Announcement!!!


Our Mary and Martha consultant Jane Martin emailed me the other day with some exciting news. If you’ve been thinking about joining Mary and Martha, but felt like you couldn’t afford it, here is an offer you cannot miss out on! MARY & MARTHA ANOUNCEMENT! Wouldn’t you like to JOIN this new and growing company and share your FAITH and make a income?  Many parts of the US are WIDE OPEN with no consultants for Mary & Martha!  Be the […]

Old Jeans and Fabric Scraps Repurposing and Creating

Repurposing old jeans and fabric scraps to make a picnic blanket

Who has old jeans and fabric scraps lying around? You know, old jeans that are raggedy, worn out, or too small/big; and that ever growing pile of fabric scraps from other projects, or maybe just because you found a good sale on fabric. I don’t know about you, but I have both. It was time to clean out my crafting area. No more piles and stuff hiding more piles of stuff with no idea what all was in there. The […]

Living Proverbs 31 #83

Living Proverbs 31

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was fun and full. And with a full week ahead of me, what can I say? Other than I am so glad for the warmer weather that is finally happening!!!  In bloggy news I shared my 30 week prgnancy update, feel free to check it out if you haven’t already. On to the features! At Diamonds in the Rough I found their family’s top pics for movie night. There were […]

Meal Planning Made Simple!

Meal Planning Made Simple, an easy look at planning out daily meals.

Meal planning made simple, is that really possible? I’m a skeptic when it comes to meal planning. Honestly I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to any type of planning. Since it was part of the bundle sale that’s being offered right now, I thought I should at least read through the book even though I was convinced that Meal Planning just wasn’t for me. Turns out that Author Melissa Alink thought so too. Below is an intercept […]

What to do With Old Magazines

This is a great idea of what to do with old magazines! Keep what you want, toss what you don't!

Have you ever wondered what to do with old magazines? I mean there they are, on the shelf, in a basket, spilling off the coffee table, and when you went to the mail box today, there was another one to be added to the pile. We don’t get very many now, but we use too. I used to get cooking magazines, and better homes and gardens. Jason would get readers digest, outdoor life, hunting and fishing, handyman, and goodness know […]

30 Week Pregnancy Update!

30 week pregnancy update

Oh my goodness! I’m cannot hardly believe that I have reached the 30 week mark, or that there’s only 10 or so weeks left to go! Of course, that means time for a 30 week pregnancy update. I say about time though, this little one is very active and he/she likes to make my belly jump all over the place. Not too painful, but it really gets old after 15 minutes of it. I mean seriously, don’t he ever get […]

Healthy Whole Wheat Lemon Bars

Deliciously healthy whole wheat lemon bars recipe! The perfect, not-too-sweet, not-too-sour treat!

Who wants a recipe for healthy whole wheat lemon bars? I did! Problem is, I couldn’t find one.  I’m guessing it’s because lemons are so sour, that they need a good deal of sugar, and lots of sugar means not healthy.  So look as I might, all I found were great and yummy sounding recipes that called for highly processed flours and sugars. Drawing inspiration of off about 3 different recipes I made a batch. Meh… still to much sugar, […]

A Perfect Cleaning Schedule for Me!?!

Is there really a perfect cleaning schedule for me, or is this just another how-to that really doesn't help at all?

Is there really a perfect cleaning schedule for me? According to Christine, the author of Create Your Perfect Cleaning Schedule, there is a perfect cleaning schedule for me and for you. But mine isn’t yours. At the beginning of her book Christine points out why having a cleaning schedule is so important. Save you Money Increase Productivity Simplify Hospitality “By creating a customized cleaning schedule that fits your preferences, needs, and lifestyle, you are more likely to put the plan […]

Life Happens Sometimes ~Living Proverbs 31 Linkup

Living Proverbs 31

You never mean for it to happen, last you checked you had plenty of time, and honestly, why not? I mean you are super woman after all, and it would seem that you can do it all…. Oh? what? Yeah, that’s right, I’m not superwoman, and life happens…. My Point? The week has went by, it is now Friday afternoon, and I have nothing ready for Monday’s linkup post. I try to stay offline as much as possible on the […]

Old Photos, Letters, Kid’s Papers and More ~Organizing 101

Old photos, letters, Kid's papers and more can really make a lot of clutter, here you can find ways to organize it all!

If you read Monday’s post, you will know that we are on a bit of an organizing, spring cleaning kick around here. You could call it spring fever, in my case maybe it’s called nesting. But no matter what you call it, it’s happening. Disclaimer: The post “Old Photos, Letters, Kid’s Papers and more” contains affiliate links that help support this site. Thanks! Since we are promoting the Wonderful Get Organized Bundle of E-books, I thought perhaps you would like […]

Respected in the City Gates

He was respected in the city gates? Who was he and why was he so honored?

Respected in the City Gates is a devotional from our new e-book Set Apart. Her husband is respected in the city gates, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land Proverbs 31:23                                                                                                                           By: Crystal Hatcher Respected in the City Gates: At first glance this verse appears to be a prerequisite unrelated to us as women, but instead to the quality and character of the man we chose to marry. How many times have women looked at […]

Stinging Nettles are Good for What!?!

Why would anyone in their right mind actually want nettles growing in their back yard? Apparently I'm either in the "wrong" mind, or I learned something amazing about them!!!

What are stinging nettles good for? If you asked me that a month a go my response would’ve been to avoid them at all costs. Now I’m making plans to dig some out of the woods and plant them in a container in our backyard! So what changed? Why am I now drinking nettle tea, putting nettle cream on my arms, and planting it in my backyard? Long time readers are aware that I subscribe to the Natural Herbal Living […]

Spring Clean, Organize, and Love Your Home!!!


Yeah! Spring is here (or almost!) and for many of us this means more energy and this strange desire to Spring Clean. Often that desire leaves real fast once you look at the piles of stuff that you have no idea what to do with. Below is a bundle of E-books that will help you with your spring cleaning and organizing. There are 5 mini bundles in this group (but they are all sold together), focusing on Cleaning, Being a […]

“The Church Thing” and “Joyful Wife” Living Proverbs 31

Living Proverbs 31

Welcome back to another Living Proverbs 31 linkup! I hope you all had a great weekend and are well rested up for the workweek. We had a great weekend, but not sure about the rest part… Saturday like usual was very busy and involved helping my mom with some stuff too. This preggy momma found herself hanging wallpaper in a stairway; fortunately little sis did the high up parts, leaving my feet firmly planted. btw, little sis reminded me that […]

Best Sloppy Joe Recipe ~Your New Family Favorite!

The best ever sloppy joe recipe. Once you try this you will never go back to the canned stuff you buy at the store!

For your Friday night dinner I bring you: The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe ever! This is another one of those recipes that I grew up with. Tangy, sweet and perfect for summer nights. Okay, okay, I know it’s not even spring yet, but a girl can dream right? And in all honesty, it’s great any time of year. Best Sloppy Joe Recipe: 2# hamburger 1 chopped onion 1 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 4 tablespoons brown […]

Renew Your Skin for Spring!

Best essential oils to help you renew your face for spring!!!

For those of you who love essential oils, and or want to know more about them, this post is for you! Kate from Kate’s Bodywork and Fitness is here to tell us about using essential oils to renew your skin for spring! Renew your Skin for Spring! This has definitely been a brutal winter! Not since the Blizzard of 78, when I was a little kid, have I seen so much snow! I loved it then, it meant no school […]


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