Birthday Giveaway #4: $35 DaySpring Gift Certificate

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Blessed and Loved. I felt blessed and loved on my birthday this year. A sweet family that paid attention to me. What more could I ask for? I can’t help thinking that without anything good, I could still be blessed and loved. I already have more than I deserve. Forgiveness. God blesses and loves His […]

Birthday Giveaway #3: Plan It, Don’t Panic {Meal Planning eBook}

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I’m a firm believer in meal planning. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that menu planning will help improve the level of peace and joy in your home. Think about it: The kids are hungry, your husband will be home from work soon, and you have no idea what to make for […]

Birthday Giveaway: Dining on a Dime Cookbook

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Our second birthday giveaway comes from Tarwa Kellam of Living on a Dime. Dining on a Dime Cookbook Eat Better, Spend Less by Tawra Kellam and Jill Cooper This book contains over 1,200 recipes and money saving tips. There’s lots and lots of food recipes, but also instructions for making your own playdoh, gifts in […]

Natural Skin Care Development Course

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I was blessed with generous birthday funding (thank you family) and decided to spend it on this course. I wanted to tell you about it because I think it will interest some of you (and there’s a $100 discount until Wednesday). Vintage Remedies is one of my favorite natural living resources. They always provide very […]

Birthday Giveaway: When Motherhood Feels Too Hard

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Last week I told you about this awesome book from Kelly Crawford:  Devotions, Advice & Renewal for When Motherhood Feels Too Hard I think most of us get overwhelmed at times. Motherhood truly is a hard job. Especially when you are striving to do your best. When Motherhood Gets Too Hard is full of encouragement […]

It’s My Birthday! I’ve Got Giveaways and a Discount Code!

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Image courtesy of BetterWithCake.com I’ve been alive for thirty-six years today! My parents tell me it’s strange to have a child that old. I believe them. Since I was born in Australia, my birthday was technically yesterday. My sister says I get a birthday week, starting from my real  day of birth. I’ll take it. […]

Culinary Uses for Lavender

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If you were intrigued by the idea of adding lavender to shortbread cookies, you might like to read my post at Frugal Granola today: Culinary Uses for Lavender. In this post I share a few ideas for incorporating lavender into some of the dishes many of us already prepare such as brownies, cookies, and lemonade. […]

Your Green Resource – Week Twenty-Two

Your Green Resource

What is “Your Green Resource”? It’s your chance to share all your green ideas, resources and solutions with ALL of our readers! That’s right, when you link up on any of our blogs, your idea will get shared with all of the readers here and at: Andrea of The Greenbacks Gal, Emily at Live Renewed […]

Lavender Shortbread

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Eating lavender wasn’t something I considered until recently. I’ve always used it in my homemade body products and displayed dried lavender around my home, but had never thought about adding it to food. Obviously I like lavender. It’s in my blog header and on my business cards! I love the color and the rustic look […]

How I Get My Family to Eat Healthy Food

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Today the high five moms are sharing how we feed our family healthfully. Below are a few things I think have helped. I’m honestly never completely confident in saying anything I have done has caused a specific outcome. After all, some kids are just good eaters. But generally, most need a little encouragement in the […]