If Mornings Are Not Your Cup of Tea…


  I  admit it. This from the girl who used to wake up at 4am to exercise before heading off to work. Mornings are not my friend. I stay up late to get work done so I have a little trouble getting a boot-up in the morning.  I still try though because I know that the morning is the optimal time for me to get things done. The house is quiet. I can focus and I have a the whole day ahead of me. My husband also gets up early so this is a nice time for us to connect before he heads off for his day. Besides I personally think my sweet peanut like seeing her mom bright eyed and bushy tailed in … [Read more...]

Just in Time for Spring The Ultimate Homemaking Ebook Bundle 2014

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase. Act now to get the ultimate … [Read more...]

The Wise Woman Story with Literary Analysis Journal Questions: A Schoolhouse Crew Review

These past few weeks we've swapped out our usual Reading Curriculum and replaced it with The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions from Home School Adventure Co. Along with other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew we reviewed The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions is a reprint of George MacDonald's The Wise Woman with the added bonus of questions for thought and pondering. The Wise Woman is meant to be used as a read aloud and discussion time for families and also as a read aloud with children … [Read more...]

52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas – Week 13 – Turkey Breakfast Patties

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. Sorry I'm late with this post. I've been scouring my computer for images of these great breakfast patties and at this moment I don't have any. So try and picture this....Fluffy white (or buckwheat brown) biscuits cut … [Read more...]

Monday – Menu Plan: Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce


  *this post contains affiliate links* I'm turning back to my Simplified Dinners this week for a quick and easy stir fry. Now I'm not allowed to tell you any of the ebooks and resources that are available in this week's Ultimate Homemaking Ebook bundle but if you like making quick and easy dinners with what's in your pantry, and you want to serve up real (that's basically from scratch) meals you might want to pick up a pack. I'm just saying. Okay no other hints. Now even if you picked up last year's bundle this year is completely different. How they manage that I … [Read more...]

Washing Colors Together. Purex No Sort for Colors Giveaway


My husband loves to wash all of his work clothes together. That inevitably means that they come out all kinds of nice shades far removed from the original. This was okay for his heavy duty work clothes but when he tried to help me out by washing some of my things...well not so good. Oh how I wish this came out years ago when we first got married. I'm talking about Purex No Sort for Colors. Purex No Sort for Colors in the latest in laundry innovation from Purex. It contains a new technology that traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your wash. It's not a … [Read more...]

Claiming Mariah Pam Hillman a Litfuse Book Review


About the book: After her father's death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father's farm, the only home she's ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father's rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah … [Read more...]