Frugal Friday: DIY Backyard Toys

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Ultimate Carrot Cake (URS: Easter Dessert)

I must admit when I find a recipe I like, well, it’s a keeper. It eventually finds a place in our family traditions, and I’m hard pressed to move it. For instance, every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make Pretzel Berry Dessert. Every year. And only at the holidays. We don’t usually eat it any other […]

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Family Fun: 6 Meaningful Easter Traditions

It’s easy for the reason of Easter to get lost amongst the chocolate bunnies, ham, and scalloped potatoes. But, knowing why we celebrate and teaching it to our children is so important! Here are some kid friendly ways to talk about what Jesus has done. 1. Hide and seek Resurrection Eggs and talk about them. […]

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Pretzels

The boys and I had a great time making these for breakfast a few weeks ago. I made the dough in my bread machine very early in the morning. It took about 1 1/2 hours until the dough was ready to be formed. Once they were baked, we brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled […]

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Freezer Meal Q & A

Over the past few weeks I’ve really enjoyed peeking in the freezer to find out what’s for dinner. It doesn’t take much thinking – it’s already prepared! I spent one morning last month cooking up a storm, followed up by a few triple batches of other nights’ dinners. A little pre-prep resulted in meatloaves, meatballs, […]

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Coming Up on URS

I enjoy Thursdays so much! It is a great time for me to browse a ton of new recipes. Thank you to everyone who participated last week. I hope you had a chance to peruse the different Easter Meal Ideas that readers shared. Many were some of our family’s old standbys, including cheesy potatoes and […]

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New Giveaway

Have you tried 8th Continent Complete Soymilk? You can win two cartons of this new product by filling out my form here. Giveaway open until Saturday night. Last week’s winners are here.

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Counting My Blessings

I seem to have been in a funk lately. A little hormonal. A little out of sorts. Last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure a way out. The thought came to me to write out a list of I’m thankful for’s. While this doesn’t necessary solve every ill in the world, it […]

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