5 Fabulous Ways to Relax and Unwind With your Girlfriends


I had a sweet ladies get together this weekend at my house. Once a month my lady friends and I make it a point to get together and do something special. It's not always at my home but it is always just the ladies.  Occasionally a rogue child is in attendance and that just can't be helped. It's a nice time to connect, pray together, share, and fellowship. I think it's important to have women you can connect with who have similar interests. But it doesn't have to be all hashing out your problems. It can be a time of pure fun too! Here are 5 Fabulous Ways to Relax and Unwind With … [Read more...]

These are the Days of Elijah

Well I meant to post this yesterday but as I do no web work on Sunday it gets posted today. My husband (now retired) wasn't in the Marines but I feel a kinship with all the military branches nonetheless. We play this song in church. My nephew is rather talented on the piano. It's a very timely song. And it's a blessing to see our men in arms sing His Praises. ~ Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Monday – Menu Plan for September 29, 2014


  Happy Monday Menu Planning! How were your dinners last week? Mine were okay. The interesting part is that I only had $18 to spend on groceries for the week! My husband and I, in an effort to look at all our spending, have decided on a monthly grocery budget to try out. This includes household items such as napkins, TP, laundry soap, fabric softener, and any cleaners. No normally I would just go spend on those items but we're trying to narrow down exactly what we need to spend on those items. So to end out the month of September and the rest of the grocery money I had $18 … [Read more...]

Eat at Home With Your Family Day


Hey everyone it's Eat at Home With Your Family Day! How often do you eat dinner at home with your family? Did you know that it's one of the best times of the day to connect with your spouse and children? Find out what's going on in their day? We make it a point to sit down to dinner together EVERY night during the week. I know gasp! But I grew up this way and it's what I've always known. My husband relishes in it. My daughter can't wait until daddy gets home so we can all have dinner together. Even years later when my parents were no longer together and I traipsed off on a cross country … [Read more...]

Week’s End Homemaking Journal September 26, 2014


Happy week's end! I'm wearing a sweater which means that Fall is definitely here. That's okay because I needed some motivation to do some Fall Cleaning. It's cooler this week at RavenHill so we haven't been going out as much with all the rain (pout). This is what we've been up to... The Garden Not much happening here because of the rain. Hubby got part of our fence sealed before the rain started. Oh well. We'll get to the rest next time. Of course we don't really have a garden here yet anyway. Just a small patch of grass that we're ruminating what to do with. Some things we … [Read more...]

52 Weeks of Fresh Breakfast Ideas : Week 28 Homemade Yogurt


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. Let's eat! ~~~~~~~~~ This week (week 28) was inspired by one of my bonuses from the Ultimate Healthy Living Ebook Bundle. I know many of you were able to purchase the bundle too and probably have already … [Read more...]

Save 20% on Maestro Classics Music CDs and Downloads!


Maestro Classics is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of bringing great music and stories to young listeners around the world! And they're sharing their birthday with you! Now through December 10th save 20% on everything the Maestro Classics Store. These recordings are beautifully done and we are still enjoying our copies. Want to know what I'm talking about? Maestro Classics Music publishes beautifully put together CDs of classical children's stories set to classical chamber music. The ageless stories are captivating and the music is mesmerizing. They are beautiful productions sure … [Read more...]