Monday – Menu Plan September 22, 2014 AND a Giveaway


Happy Monday and a new week to make new menu choices! I hope you're having a good week so far. I'm doing well thank you ;) Last week's menu went fine until I looked in the fridge and spotted the leftovers from Monday. Remember we had the pork chops that my husband was hinting at. I wasn't sure what to make with them but based on the other things in my fridge I landed upon stuffed cabbage leaves. I've never made those before and they looked kinda easy, not to mention healthy, so I made those. It's great because they were basically just a few leftovers in my fridge. Leftover … [Read more...]

Week’s End Homemaking Journal September 20, 2014


Another busy week come and gone. How quickly the week's fly and Autumn is already here! A dear friend of mine mentioned that Autumn is her favorite time of year. I love Autumn too. The rich colors are so cozy and warm. The Garden We've been doing some gardening we can here at RavenHill. Did you know Fall is one of the best times for picking up gardening items and preparing your garden beds for a nice cozy winter? You can pick up plenty of gardening items at deep discounts AND there are plenty of things you can still grow this time of year. Vegetables to Grow in the Fall We made … [Read more...]

Free Pirate Printables Pack from Gift of Curiosity


Katie at Gift of Curiosity has a new kid printable for you. This pack contains 74 pirate-themed activities for kids ages 2 to 7. The activities cover a range of skills, including shapes, colors, sizes, same vs. different, patterning, puzzles, fine motor, mazes, math, and literacy. Keep the younger ones in the family busy while you homeschool the older. More information about the pack can be found at     You can get many other free printables as they come available when you sign up for … [Read more...]

52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas : Week 27 Pull Apart Bread


I'm taking the bull by the horns so to speak. I haven't been getting along with breakfast for some time and I aim to rework that this year. Join me in my quest to find 52 Fresh Breakfast Ideas that don't leave me feeling heavy or my family still hungry. We may revisit dishes you already know or find some new favorites but my goal for 2014 is a new appreciation for breakfast. ~~~~~~~~ Welcome back to 52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas. This week's post is sort of a takeoff from last week's post. Simply because my husband enjoyed the item so much he's been asking for it daily. Last week we … [Read more...]

Homeschool Record Keeping a Schoolhouse Crew Review


Just in time for the new school year we recently got to review  Butterflies by  My Student Logbook a homeschooling company owned by a homeschooling family. You know you can spend a lot of time looking for the perfect way to keep homeschool records and that's what Corina Abbott was doing when she created My Student Logbook Necessity is the Mother of Invention Great inventions always come when you create something that meets a need you have and then you find out that other people were looking for just that very thing. That's what Corina Abbott did. Created from a need she had as a … [Read more...]

I Underestimated These Labels…


Okay first of don't do what I did. And that is underestimate these labels. I'm reviewing a pack of Label Daddy labels that I received  with our last name and home address. I though. Simple. I'll use them for putting on bills and such (because we're old school and still mail checks) for our return address. Seriously I thought that is all they would be good for. NOT! These are nice, shiny, durable labels that I have to hide from my husband lest he put them on a bill. What a waste that would be! My labels came in a nice waterproof zipper pack and each label has my favorite color … [Read more...]

All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes: a Book Review


About the Book: Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie's bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single. But when Lucas Brannen, Kat's best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New … [Read more...]