Blogging Party Welcome – it's nice to meet you!

Me and baby

There was so much buzz about the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom that I had to see what it was about. It looks like an awesome way to meet a lot of other bloggers, so I am joining in! If you are visiting for the first time, I’m really glad you are […]

Homemade cleaners for the entire house

homemade non-toxic cleaners

Homemade cleaners are a cinch to make an require only a few ingredients. I love making my own and knowing exactly what is in them. It’s also wonderful that the kids can clean without the fear of chemicals. Earlier this month I shared (at Keeper of the Home) how easy it is to make cleaners […]

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

herbal tea

By tea, I mean herbal tea. My favorite! (Hope that’s not too disappointing to my black tea and coffee drinking friends!) It’s so warm, soothing and comforting. And it smells good too! Peace and joy in a cup! (What can I say? I like my tea.) So, lets get right to it, shall we? When […]

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway!

Coconut Oil

If you’ve read many of my recipe posts, you know that I am a big fan of real food. I love to make it and love to eat it! As I continue to learn about real food preparation, I find myself reaching for the coconut oil more often. In fact, I now use it for […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Lighten Up!

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Image by Horton Group With today’s topic, I have my finger pointed sharply at myself. I am way too serious for my own good! Not always, but being serious is my natural disposition :)  As I said before, I’ve worn the furrowed brow far too often. Let’s face it: there are many reasons to feel […]

Rich and Dark Chocolate Ganache with Cookies and Clementine

chocolate ganache

Tonight I splurged and made this decadent treat. Actually, it was so rich, I couldn’t finish my serving. Which is saying something, let me tell you! The ganache is super quick and easy to make, only requiring a few ingredients. I purchased the cookies because I was going for simple tonight. We used wafer thin […]

Taming the Paper Clutter Monster!

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Tsh from Simple Mom (who also happens to be the author of my new favorite book: Organized Simplicity) is encouraging us to get rid of clutter with her five week series: Project Simplify. This week’s hotspot: Paper Clutter! Definitely a problem area for me. I got a tub and gathered lose papers from all over […]

Bigger Picture Moment: Simply Sharing Together

SIMPLE MOMENTS

Yesterday the house was a mess. All I could rustle up for dinner was a batch of scrambled eggs because I was busy printing and cutting Bible verses for our Ladies devotional. As I sat at the computer, I clicked over to Ann’s video. I knew I wanted to show it to the ladies at […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Don't Rely on Yourself

In other words:  we need God. The fact that motherhood does not come with a detailed handbook, is a truth we know well. Many of us spend a lot of time floundering around trying to figure out how to do this thing. Of course, if we should ever feel that we’ve got it under control, […]

The Mega List of Time Management Resources

I said I would share a bunch of time management resources with you… I have struggled with time management over the years and have read a lot on the topic. Here are some useful books,  articles and Bible verses I have come across in the never ending quest to manage my time efficiently: (Please share […]