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

Dewy spider web

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 […]

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 […]