Freezer Cooking Plan, January, 2018

We are blessed to have my mom here visiting for six weeks.  However, her time here is almost over, and one of my goals before she leaves is to stock the freezer with meals to last us the next two to three (or four) months.  We are finally finished … [Continue reading]

My Goals for 2018

So, I'll be completely honest and tell you that the last two years have really kicked me in the fanny.  Between the financial and emotional strain, I'm tired.  And I'm burned out. This year, therefore, will be the year of taking care of me.  Let's … [Continue reading]

Magic Stix–Review and Giveaway

Cuddle Bug LOVES art, drawing, and being creative.  This kid goes through markers and paint faster than you can imagine. This post contains affiliate links. She was delighted when we recently got the chance to try out Magic Stix by The Pencil Grip, … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, December 14 – 20, 2017

There are 10 days left in the month, and so far, I've been able to stay within our $750 budget even with feeding another adult.  I've also managed to double a few meals so I can put some away in the freezer.  However, while my mom is here visiting, I … [Continue reading]

Baking Freezer Cooking Session, December 19, 2017

As I posted on Instagram, all three of my kids went down this week with the flu.  There was a lot of laying on the couch and watching TV or sleeping.  I took advantage of that time and had a little freezer cooking baking session.  When it was all … [Continue reading]

This and That, December 18, 2017

This week was an off week because the kids were sick, but we still had some learning time and some excitement at our house thanks to bobcat visitors! Bobcat Sighting A few days ago, we had unexpected visitors--a mama bobcat and her baby.  Our … [Continue reading]

Daniel Boone: Frontiersman by Janet & Geoff Benge

Daniel Boone is a name most school kids know.  They likely think of him with a rifle and his coon skin hat.  That is what I thought about.  Though I knew his name, over the years, I had forgotten his significance in U.S. history. This post contains … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, December 7 – 13, 2017

As a reminder, part of my plan to reduce our grocery budget is to buy about $250 in stock up items each month and $500 in regular groceries.  I wasn't keeping good track of that, so this week, I tried to separate out stock up items and regular weekly … [Continue reading]

This and That, December 11, 2017

Things were a little quiet on the blog here recently because we've been busy, busy, busy. Colonoscopy, Oh Yeah! I finally got to schedule and have my colonoscopy.  I know colonoscopies are not that exciting for most people, but I was overjoyed to … [Continue reading]

The Delusion by Laura Gallier: A Book Review

Imagine if you took a drink from a well in the woods of your land because a man you do not know was there and kept pestering you to drink the water.  When you look down at the well, it is dry, but when the man pulls up the bucket, it's full of clear … [Continue reading]