Christmas Eve Gift from Jesus

Christmas Eve Gift from Jesus

Each year our kids get to open one gift on Christmas Eve - a present different from all the others.   It is a gift from Jesus - something to grow their faith in the coming year.   Some years is has been an Adventures in Odyssey CD, other years a new Bible, last ...

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Pinterest PartyThe Homemade Renegade

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How-To Host a Holiday Pinterest Party

How-To Host a Holiday Pinterest Party

  Need ideas for the holidays?   Host a holiday-themed Pinterest party! Here is how it works: 1. Send out an invite to some friends asking them to bring a holiday food item that they have "pinned" on Pinterest to the party.  This can be anything - a beverage, a class party idea, an ...

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Paleo Almond Cherry Nut Bars

Paleo Almond Cherry Nut Bars

A delicious mixture of almond & cherry in a paleo friendly recipe.

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Blue Ribbon Apple Crumble Pie

Blue Ribbon Apple Crumble Pie

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Create an Elegant Rustic Wedding

One of my dear friends, Kim Washko, of Hands to Art, had both of her daughters married in one year!  We were honored to celebrate their weddings with them.  While there were many elements that made each occasion  unique and special, one thread weaved in both: resourcefulness.  Kim and her daughters proved that you can Read More

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3 Meat Italian Pasta Bake

This is a recipe I created based on my kids' favorite foods.  They have given it a 5 star rating, and my hunch is your kids will too! BONUS: This works great as a freezer meal.  I triple the recipe and make one for dinner and two to freeze! Enjoy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:52]       Read More

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Berry Protein Breakfast Smoothie

What I have every morning.  I LOVE it! Add a sweetener if you wish - I use truvia Read More

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Healthy Pasta Cream Sauce

I loveeeee alfredo sauce with all of its creamy goodness, but I can't afford the cals.  So I set off to find my own version that I could eat!  Here is the result.  I make this all of the time and serve it up with my Miracle Noodles.  My kids like it too, and they Read More

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Chewy Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats

My Aunt Emma always had rice krispie treats for my brother, sister, and I whenever we'd go to her house.  My brother would sneak into the kitchen, climb onto the counter, and gobble them down.  It became a tradition, and we were always mad at him for it. Aunt Emma didn't just follow the box Read More

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10 Favorite Things for Busy Moms {my favorites}

Just for kicks I thought I'd share with you some of my current favorites - things that I incorporate into each and every day just because they make my life better or more fun!   1. The Soda Stream The bad news: I'm now hooked on sparkling water. I mean, completely lost with just boring Read More

Paleo Almond Cherry Nut Bars

{Paleo} Almond Cherry Nut Bars

My daughter is doing Paleo with me and I'm trying to create some on-the-go items for her.  Since almond and cherry are the favorite combo. around here, these fit the bill.  The ones pictured have sesame seeds in them.  If you love them, add them, but I decided I like this recipe better without! What Read More

The Jesus Gift

Christmas Eve Gift from Jesus

Each year our kids get to open one gift on Christmas Eve - a present different from all the others.   It is a gift from Jesus - something to grow their faith in the coming year.   Some years is has been an Adventures in Odyssey CD, other years a new Bible, last year Read More

Pinterest party

How-To Host a Holiday Pinterest Party

  Need ideas for the holidays?   Host a holiday-themed Pinterest party! 1. Send out an invite to some friends asking them to bring a holiday food item that they have "pinned" on Pinterest to the party.  This can be anything - a beverage, a class party idea, an appetizer, dessert, etc. 2. Optional: As Read More

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Blue Ribbon Apple Crumble Pie

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Hang Up Your Towel Printable

We needed this sign in our house. What is it with bath towels on the floor?  The little things matter! Download it HERE Read More

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Fireside Menu:13 Freezer Meals

My friends and I have so much fun cooking together!  It is a huge blessing.  It's a lot of work when you are the planner, shopper, and executer of the menu, but it's SO worth it.  Then, for the next few months, you just get to show up and enjoy the labor of the other Read More

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Southwest Grilled Chicken Sandwiches (Freezer Meal Recipe)

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Sweet and Sticky Drumsticks (freezer meal recipe)

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Chicken Divine (freezer meal recipe)

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