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 […]

Summer Bucket List

A summer bucket list: Things completed and yet to do. How we make it happen!

Who has a bucket list? More specifically, who has a summer bucket list? We do, and while for me anyway a bucket list is just a list of things I would like to do sometime; there were a couple things on my list that were more than a “I would like to do sometime”. There were a couple things that I really really REALLY wanted to do this summer. Our Summer Bucket List: (Things we really, really, REALLY wanted to […]

Would I Stand Strong in Persecution?

The question every Christian needs to ask themselves in light of the developements in Iraq. "Would I stand strong in persecution?"

The recent happenings in the middle east where Christians are fleeing for their lives and dying for the sake of Christ has me doing some pretty deep thinking.  I found myself wondering, “would I stand strong in persecution?” Do I have the type of deep seeded faith that would help me stand up for Christ? I had read of a man whom according to the reporter was forced to say “there is no god but Allah” in order to save […]

Living Proverbs 31 #103

Living Proverbs 31

Welcome back peeps! Hope you had a great weekend I know we did. By the way… If you haven’t seen my granola bar recipe round-up, you should check it out. Like right now, I’ve been working my way through the recipes and on Saturday I made the pumpkin ones. Yummy! I also made the sift chocolate ones and used coconut butter and shredded coconut as the add-in. Double yummy! (and those are ALL mine b/c Jason hates coconut) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First […]

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

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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 […]