Today is a first! I made my own spaghetti sauce from scratch! With vegetables all from my own garden too, so I get extra points for that 🙂 Honestly, growing up I would not eat any sauce but Ragu. I remember my mom giving up making sauce from scratch thanks to my refusal to eat … More Garden Blend Spaghetti Sauce
My goal in writing this is to not only help myself, but to hopefully reach another person struggling through life like I am. I don’t want to present myself on here as a perfect mom, perfect wife, perfect homeschooler, homesteader, homemaker, etc. That is so far from the truth! So often I fall in to … More Mid-life Make Over
Cedarwood oil has a warm, woodsy scent that promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. Often referred to as Cedar oil, this essential oil is both unique and useful. There are many types of cedar trees, but all are coniferous, evergreen trees from the cypress family. Native to cold climates, Cedarwood thrives in high … More Using Cedarwood Oil in Your Home and Garden
Homesteading, backyard farming, grow your own food, it all seems to be the cool thing to do these days. And a noble pursuit! I don’t want to discourage anyone from their dream or from being more self-reliant and bettering the planet. But I do want to paint a picture of reality, or at least my … More So, you think you want to homestead?
We spend a lot of time outside whether it be at baseball games, working in the garden, taking care of animals, or just playing at the park. One thing I do not enjoy is being followed or attacked by insects! And who does really? I do not want to use any chemical spray on my … More Bugs, nobody got time for that!
I have never been a sporty person, not even as a child. In fact, my tennis coach in high school once told me I have no hand/eye coordination! Hey, it’s true! I had no plans for my children to be involved in sports, especially not team sports. I won’t go in to my psychological issues … More How Baseball Won me Over
Growing up we always had a big Easter dinner and egg hunt after church on Easter Sunday. And we usually had the same foods every year because they were our favorites and because my brother and I were extremely picky eaters! Now I have two even pickier kids! Any elaborate holiday meal for them consists … More Easter Essentials