Pumpkin Carob Cookie Bars – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free


One of my favorite food bloggers, Jessica at Good, Cheap Eats, is experimenting with gluten free living to help with an autoimmune condition.  She posted a recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  Of course, I'm always on the look out for … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for September 19, 2015

It's still in the 95 to 102 range for average high temperatures, but we've put a lot of soup on the menu, mainly because it's healthy and frugal. Our 1/4 side of beef will be coming in about 3 weeks, so we're trying to clear out the rest of the … [Continue reading]

4 Important Lessons to Teach Young Adults about Credit


Do you have a young adult about ready to leave the nest and fly out on his own?  Hopefully, you’ve taken the time to teach him about financial responsibility including responsible credit use.  Careless credit use in young adults’ early 20s can affect … [Continue reading]

Our Homeschool Wrap Up, 2015 – 2016, Weeks 14, 15, and 16

Those of you who've read my blog regularly know that I've been lamenting about being housebound thanks to the Tucson bus strike.  At first, it wasn't a big deal that my husband had to take the car to work every day, making us trapped stay home. … [Continue reading]

TOS Crew Review: Super Teacher Worksheets


My kids have a variety of learning styles.  Ironically, the one who most enjoys hands on activities (PB & J Girl) also loves doing worksheets.  When I was given the opportunity to review Super Teacher Worksheets, I thought I would use it … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for September 15, 2015, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

What's that, you ask?  Is the bus strike still going on?  Yep.  Another week, another boring daily tally.  :) Day 41 of the Tucson bus strike.  I thought for sure it would be over now, especially now that it's entering the 7th week.  This is just … [Continue reading]

How Are Healthy Living and Money Management Related?

How are health and money connected?

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Money and health.  Health and money. Have you ever thought about the connection between the two?  Of course, if you have a lot of money, you can receive the best health care available. … [Continue reading]

The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung: A Book Review and Giveaway

  Most Christians grow up learning various stories in the Bible.  We know about Cain and Abel; we know about David and Goliath; we know about Samson and Delilah.  But do we think of all of these individual stories and how they’re woven … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for September 12, 2015

Groceries.  Yikes!  We're still trying to make it on our $500 every 4 weeks grocery budget, but ooyy! it's a challenge when there are good sales.  Last week, Sprout's had coconut yogurt on clearance as well as gluten free bread and Daiya cheese buy … [Continue reading]

Captive by Ashley Smith: A Book Review and Giveaway

I vaguely remember tuning into the news in March, 2005, and hearing that a woman, Ashley Smith, had been held hostage by an escaped prison who had shot and killed four people the day before.  I remember the story because not only did she survive the … [Continue reading]