Friday, February 21, 2014

Pregnancy Tea {Primally Inspired}



I came across this recipe and thought I would share it for any of you ladies who are currently pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the future.  Happy tea making!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Elderberyy Syrup {cold and flu}

 It's flu season again, last year I posted a wonderful lemon and ginger syrup  that has done wonders for our family when hit with a cold or flu.  This year I have started using Elderberries as a flu/cold rememdy and prevention in addition to the tea.  Elderberries have been used for years as a way to treat the flu, I'm a little slow on the uptake. 

 "Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and is being effectively used on the dreaded H1N1 .  It is also effectively used to relieve hayfever and seasonal allergies." 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Real Food Protein Shake



There is nothing like a real food, pick-me-up, energizing, protein filled drink. No protein powder added, just the way I like it! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe, have fun with it and make it your own!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband {without saying a word}

1 Peter 3:1-6
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,...


Actions do speak louder than words, what are you saying to your husband?  

Sharing from Loving Life at Home 

For a printable version click Here.

What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time you tell your husband how much you respect him, he won’t have to wonder if you really mean it.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Praying For Our Husbands from Head to Toe





Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. 

Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well.

Sharing this prayer from Loving Life at Home 






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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Wishing all my dear readers a very Merry Christmas!  I pray that the love of Christ fills your home!  




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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Homemade Linen Bread Bag {DIY}



For my last project I made a bread bag.  Why would I want to do that you ask?  Well here's the short of it:  fresh crusty type bread stored in a plastic bag quickly becomes spongy. Bread stored in a paper bag becomes hard. Bread stored in a linen cloth sack stays crusty and fresh much longer.  

Picture (left) actually has two loaves of homemade Ciabatta Bread  from one of my favorite recipe websites!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Soap Dispenser {DIY}



As promised here is my other DIY project I completed, homemade soap dispensers.  This is an easy project and can be made using whatever jars and lids you like.  Design it to fit your home and decor style. Here is what I used.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Burlap Place mats {DIY}


I have a few projects on my list to do and I have completed a couple that I would like to share.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beef and Bean Burritos {freezer}



A while ago I posted a recipe for Crispy Mexican Chicken Wraps. They are loved by everyone in our family and are always requested.  I get sad faces when I make "regular" burritos these days.  I came across this beef and bean burrito recipe that I have adjusted to be similar to the Crispy Wraps.  Both recipes have been a favorite for school/ work lunches, even cold (according to my son).  He has kids following him around begging for his food and wondering if what he has is what they are serving in the cafeteria.  This made me smile.  No I will not be feeding the whole school thank you very much!

 Tip:  double/triple the recipe and you will have plenty to freeze for lunches or a last minute dinner!

Enjoy!


Red Enchilada Sauce


I am not sure why I haven't posted this recipe already.  It has graced many a enchiladas in our house for quite a while now.  In my attempt to eliminate most canned foods (which contain MSG), this was a flavorful and less sodium filled alternative.  My suggestion, double it and freeze it or can it. Yum!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Etsy Grand Opening



Announcing my new Etsy store!

My Etsy story:  I have wanted to open an Etsy store for a while to sell my handmade creations.  It started out with the idea of selling crocheted items and then moved to reusable heating and ice packs (because I love them).  The idea of it was very exciting and then overwhelming.    I went out and bought a bunch of material and had every intention of starting my sewing adventure.  Then life happened and it all got put on the back burner. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Homemade Brown Sugar



There is nothing quite like homemade brown sugar.  Not only is it frugal but so amazing!  Trust me. Try this. Two ingredients, ten minutes, perfect in a pinch, and the best part of all, besides feeling awesome all day (you just made. sugar.) is you get to control how light or dark the sugar is by how much molasses you add! Fancy!