“Summertime and the livin' is easy...” Whoever wrote that lyric is my new best friend. They have captured, in just a few words, my main goal in life, which is to make things as easy as possible – especially during the summer! And cooking dinner is no exception. I don't know about you, but the last thing I want while I am in the sun reading a book weeding the garden is to have to stop to go … [Read more...] about Cheap and Easy Meals for Summer
Have you ever had one of those days when you're just too tired to go the grocery store and you have to scrounge through the fridge to make something for dinner? That was me a few months back. We had just started our new homeschooling schedule, I was back in college full-time, and I just didn't find the time to meal plan. Time to do a little culinary scavenger hunt! I found onions, chicken … [Read more...] about Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Orzo Skillet
I have three beautiful children. They're older now, but I will never forget the day the doctors told me that baby #3 would be a girl. After having two boys, I was over the moon ecstatic! Until that moment, I was never really a girly girl. I never thought I'd dress my girl in all pink with frilly socks and hairbows. Boy, was I wrong! I painted her room pink, and it was all things pink from … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Pink Day With All Things Pink
Summers are hard for families. The children are home all summer, older kids want to sleep in, younger kids are eager to play all day, and mom and dad frantically look for ways to keep them entertained while trying to hold down the home and a career...all at the same time. With summer comes a new routine and often Jesus gets left out of that routine. Between weekend trips to the lake, summer … [Read more...] about Make Jesus the Center of your Family This Summer
For over a year I have been studying my Bible in a new way. Growing up I was told to never write in my Bible. But I decided I would break those rules and soak in the knowledge The Word has for me and enjoy it! Since I love to doodle and draw I set out to learn to journal my Bible studies. It has given me such a better understanding of what I am studying and I find I am retaining more. To … [Read more...] about Journaling the Bible
I was driving along and I heard a sput, sput, sound. I looked down and my cars thermometer gauge was in the red. NOT a good situation. What does this mean? Money for repairs. The kids get sick. ALL at the same time. What does this mean? Money for doctor visits and medicine. Hubby calls, no work this weekend. What does this mean? A short paycheck. Chances are you have been in the same … [Read more...] about 3 Ways you can Make Money QUICK!
I am so excited to tell you that it is that time of year again! The time of year to start purchasing homeschool curriculum and supplies. I want to share with you a great resource to help you save money and get a jump start on the year ahead. Along with this time of year comes some great curriculum sales! The Build Your Bundle Sale has to be my very favorite of them. With a little something … [Read more...] about The Biggest Homeschool Bundle Sale of the Year
Dear Homemaker, Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage. I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
I am back to posting the Hearts for Home Blog Hop! I thought it would be a great way to bring fun new posts right to you without you having to leave MTM! The most clicked post from last week was: Friday Freebie: Earth Day Resources Now, go check out these great articles and be inspired to praise, create, learn, and teach this week! … [Read more...] about Hearts for Home Blog Hop 4/16
I was first introduced to Marble Cookies when I was a children's Pastor as a young woman. One of the families in our church invited me over for dinner and served these cookies for dessert... and I was HOOKED! Now, anytime I have a little bit of left over sour cream in the fridge I'm hunting for chocolate chips to see if I have the key ingredients I need to make these scrumptious treats! The … [Read more...] about Marble Cookies
I am a huge believer in the philosophy that as women we set the tone and mood of the home. Does this makes me a popular person? Nope. Does this mean that my house is always in a great mood? Nope. However what I have learned is that those around me feed off of the energy that I give out. So here is how we have a somewhat peaceful environment. Hang outside interferences out into the back of … [Read more...] about Creating A Peaceful Environment
I don't know about you but lunch time is my least favorite time of the day. My kids hound me from breakfast on asking if it is time for lunch. You would think that I occasionally forget to feed them, though that isn't the case. I remind them that I have yet to forget to feed them lunch and today is not the day that I will start. I recently had a revelation! I could make lunch time easier for … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to make lunch time easier.
I am such a fan of food. I am betting that is why I have gained so much weight lately! As much as I love food and love to eat I also love cookbooks! I wanted to share my top favorites with you! The 2 cookbooks that I feel no kitchen is complete without are... I own each of these books and use them almost weekly. If not for a full recipe then for reference while making something new. … [Read more...] about My Favorite Cookbooks
Spring is right around the corner, and I can almost smell the fresh air. Spring is a time when things are new, and fresh, and most of us want to make our homes feel that way too. Yet, we are busy, over worked, underpaid (amen!), and just don’t have the time to make spring cleaning happen. If that is how you feel, then I have three tips to help YOU make spring cleaning happen. 3 Tips to … [Read more...] about Three Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Happen!
I am thrilled to tell you about the new Spring Clean Your Home and Heart eBundle for 2015. Part of why I am so excited is due to the fact that I had the privileged of creating the graphics for this bundle. It was cold and snowing while I was working on this so it was very nice to be able to work on something bright and cheery and not gloomy and covered in frozen precipitation. Another reason … [Read more...] about Spring Clean eBook Bundle 2015