10 Reasons Why You Should Homeschool

red apple on a pile of books against dirty chalkboard

It’s that time of year again, the stores are filling with back to school supplies and families are gearing up for another year of learning.   Some parents are tossing around an idea in their head.   One that makes them a little scared, a little excited, and full of questions...   Maybe I’ll homeschool them this … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #79

Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinkyparty   to  Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party @ Sew Crafty Angel ************************************************************   We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us. Check out this weeks Featured linkups. Thank you so much to all those who share your … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal and Raisin Breakfast bars- these are so hearty and delicious they are a favorite in my house!

It's been one of those days... The to-do list is long & as much as I wanted to get a jump start on my day, my sweet little Daniel came down at 7 and said, "Mommy will you lay with me?" That was it. The child is a human sedative, he is so snuggely, that all of a sudden it was 9. And nothing got checked off the list while I was … [Read more...]

How to Make a Clip On Pocket

Make a clip on cargo pocket! A super easy project that is so handy!

My two youngest boys choose their clothing based on the availability of pockets. They need  a place for their stuff. Their weird stuff... like rocks, candy wrappers, small toys... and the more practical stuff like phones. If they don't have pockets, they'll sink to the bottom of the clothes pile only to be worn when they have nothing else … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #78

Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinkyparty   to  Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party @ Sew Crafty Angel ************************************************************   We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us. Check out this weeks Featured linkups. Thank you so much to all those who share your … [Read more...]

Hot Dog Doggy Treats

Here is a simple way to make your dog's treats out of hot dogs! My dogs love these and they are so easy to make!

Do you ever have leftover hot dogs? Maybe you threw some on the grill and there's 2 left in the package. Or you made them for lunch and one is still floating in the pan? Or maybe you don't eat hot dogs because you don't want to think about what they're actually made of and would just like a tasty treat for your dogs? No matter what, here's a … [Read more...]

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Cucumber and Avocado salad- this is so simple and so amazingly delicious!

Have you ever tried to sprout an avocado seed?? I have one, on a table in my bedroom. A big ol' seed with toothpicks stuck in it, balanced on a glass of water. It's been there for weeks.... weeks... and it is just starting to crack. My love for growing food seems to have rubbed off on my little one because this whole growing an avocado thing was … [Read more...]

Popsicle Sidewalk Chalk

Here's a fun way to get creative this summer! Cool and colorful these sidewalk chalk popsicles are so much fun!

I don't know about where you are but here in Ohio our summer got off to a slow start. There has been a ton... I mean a ton of rainy days, and the heat seems to be delayed.  June was just kind of blah. We had some very beautiful perfect days, but more grey dreary ones. (By the way, I am totally not complaining, it is not snow, it is not -5 … [Read more...]

Bottle Top Candles

These little candles are a great addition to any picnic or party. They are super easy to make and burn for half an hour!

I have this weird habit of saving chunks of wax. My mother even saves chunks of wax for me.  I hate to waste anything and some of the big chunks that are left over when you burn a candle are just asking to be made into something else... At least that's what I hear them saying. I went through a stage where I made a bazillion fire starters. I … [Read more...]

10 Easy Steps to Be Healthier Right Now

10 Easy and practical steps you can take to be healthier without any huge changes. These are great ideas!

Healthy is one of those words that has a pretty broad translation. To some people it's running marathons, eating 100% clean and organic, to others it's breaking that daily soda habit, stopping smoking,  or giving up sweets. It's a relative term but one that I think most people are striving for. I try really hard to find balance, and maintain my … [Read more...]