In the Beginning and Noah’s Ark Board Books by Susana Gay & Owen Gay: A Review and Giveaway

We recently had the chance to review some adorable board books, In the Beginning and Noah's Ark by Susana Gay & Owen Gay, published by Worthy Kids Ideals. If you know someone who is expecting, or if you're looking for quality books for your … [Continue reading]

April, 2017 “Found” Money for Travel Report

One of my goals this year is to "find" an extra $700 to help fund our trip to Michigan this year.  To that end, I tried some new ways to raise money that have been successful. In April, I "found" $64.24 In March I "found" $75 In February I … [Continue reading]

Alabaster by Chris Aslan: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

What was like for women in the time of Jesus?  What could a woman do if her parents died?  If her husband mistreated her?  What options were available? This post contains affiliate links. Alabaster by Chris Aslan explores all of these … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, 2017: Week 17

My goal this month is to stay under budget. Our group that buys grass-fed beef direct from the farmer ordered it this month, but we decided not to buy a 1/4 this time, even though we really could have used it. We have some upcoming expenses coming … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”

It's no secret around here that we're huge fans of Dave Stotts and Drive Thru History®.  We love the series so much that I even wrote a post about it.  So, when we found out we could review Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels”, we jumped at the … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: Planet316 Daily Bible Jigsaw

When I was recovering from foot surgery, I tried to find things that could keep me and the girls entertained.  One we found and loved was Daily Bible Jigsaw by Planet316. About Daily Bible Jigsaw Daily Bible Jigsaw is completely free to use, and … [Continue reading]

Austin Bunionectomy & Tailor’s Bunion Surgery Recovery: The Second Week

At the end of the first week (day 6) I was given a walking boot.  I was told I could walk without crutches, just using the walking boot, but that was uncomfortable, so I used crutches for the next three days.  Then I used one crutch for two days, and … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for April 23, 2017

Whew, it's been a long time since I've had to menu plan.  Before my surgery, I filled the freezer, and for the last 5 weeks, we've lived off the freezer stash.  But now we only have three freezer meals left (boo-hoo!!), so it's time to cook … [Continue reading]

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: A Book Review

One of my and my husband's favorite movies is  About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson.   He's an old curmudgeon whose wife has recently passed away, and though he won't admit it, he's lost without her.  Throughout the movie, he's trying to make sense … [Continue reading]

3 Things You Should Spend on Instead of Pricey Car Insurance

Nothing is worse than overpaying for a necessity. Whether you are buying groceries, buying clothes for the kids or researching Dallas local insurance agents, getting a fair deal is of the utmost importance. So why are so many families still … [Continue reading]