August 2014 Home Organizing Checklist


____ Aug 1 Clean patio and lawn furniture. Wipe down with hot sudsy water. Rinse them with the hose. Wipe dry with cloth rags. Finally, fix yourself an icy drink and then relax in your newly cleaned outdoor furniture. ____ Aug 2 Visit a farmer’s market today or check locally for a new market that you have not yet visited.. ____ Aug 3 Go to the library to check out a book on a city or a country that you would like to travel someday. Spend the afternoon learning about your favorite dream destination. ____ Aug 4 Today is International Friendship Day. Call a friend or friends to meet … [Read more...]

Washable Lables for Back to School


Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and all the places they go. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick … [Read more...]

Princess Printables Pack from Gift of Curiosity


Katie at Gift of Curiosity has a new kid printable for you. This pack contains 74 activities for princess-loving 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 the Gift of Curiosity … [Read more...]

Monday – Menu Plan for July 28, 2014


Woo hoo! Life is getting hard but I can handle it. This is me talking to myself. Life actually isn't really getting hard I'm just being whiny. I would like this whole home buying thing to end but I understand everyone is making sure all the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted but it's just seems to drag on and one. In the meantime we're still eating through the freezer. I did break down and bought a pound of hamburger last week so I could make lasagna, I already had the noodles, sauce (jarred), and cheeses (cottage, mozzarella, parmesan) so I just needed that pound of beef to top … [Read more...]

God Knew All Along What Was Best


Have you ever had a situation in your life when you thought you wanted/needed one thing but then you got another slightly different thing and it worked out that the slightly different thing was better than the original that you thought you wanted/needed? I don't know why this has dawned on me as of late. It could have to do with the situation we are in now. We are having to move. Our landlord is selling our home and we need a new home. Of course being on the internet and having a Pinterest account has not helped in keeping me on solid ground. My list of must haves was/is a mile long. … [Read more...]

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Paper Craft Supplies Giveawey


We just celebrated a Wedding Anniversary in our extended family and coming up we have a birthday to celebrate. Right on time I was sent this wonderful selection of papercraft supplies from the NEW Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection by Richard Garay. You can see the results of some of my work in the image above. The pretty colors and easy to attach emblishments got me out of a real bind. I love the little padded stickers to make sure each addition pops! I haven't gotten to to use the embossed paper for making a cute ice cream cone but that's next on my list for the upcoming girly … [Read more...]

Fresh Baked Banana Bread – 52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas


  It's been hard to have a real relaxing breakfast the last few weeks. We've been vacating our home so the plethora of real estate agents can show it to potential buyers. Hopefully this will end sometime in August. In the meantime my lovely mother has been hosting us and making all kinds of yummy things for breakfast. I know I'm missing my breakfast posts here and there but I wanted to at least post this recipe for you. Nuts in yummy warm sweet bread are so good. This healthier banana bread uses applesauce instead of fat for your moistness. Be sure and adjust the amount of nuts to your … [Read more...]