The Best Day of Her Life

The Best Day of Her Life The Best Day of Her Life

5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children

5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children 5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children

10 Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar

10 Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar 10 Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

A Few Easter “Necessities” for a Simple Celebration

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The Best Day of Her Life -- It's not what you think.

We stood clustered in a small group listening to the exuberant man with the dynamic voice and the red hair. He talked about wonderful days–being born, getting confirmed, graduating, getting married, having children–wonderful days. Then he–the man with the big voice and the even bigger faith–said this: “This is the happiest day of your life. This is the day you have been waiting for. This is your…

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Gardening 5 Tips (1)

Children love to make things grow. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who is responsible for watching children could and should take advantage of this natural fascination for the botanical kingdom. I’m not going to give you any hidden secrets or amazing tips for how to garden with children. In fact, most of my gardening attempts have been failures, but my gardening with my children has…

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10 Funky Tips for Cleaning with Vinegar -- save time, avoid chemicals

If you haven’t discovered the amazing cleaning power of vinegar, you haven’t lived.  Okay, you may have lived just a little bit, but chances are you are spending too much money on cleansers. Cleaning with vinegar is cheap, simple, non-toxic, and, uh, aromatic. There is little that cannot be tackled by this powerhouse in the cleansing world, from stains and build-up to daily clean-up.  Tuck…

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Disclosure: We were given a free bottle of GREEMU Oil by Devonian, distributed by Koru Naturals to review. I first learned about emu oil back in the ancient times when I would ride past an emu farm to get to school. The emus are quirky, cute, ostrich-like birds, only slightly smaller. The one I liked best I named Elmo. Elmo the Emu.The emus were used…

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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich (1)

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I created this amazing jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich after seeing this juiced-up version on Pinterest. The original uses goat’s cheese and requires me to roast jalapenos. I’m sure it’s totally fantastic, but goat’s cheese is not a part of my current reality. Also, I travel the country in a travel trailer with my hubby…

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My family received a copy of Heroes of History- Milton Hershey from YWAM Publishing for review purposes…and for an excuse to eat lots of chocolate–it’s educational, after all! We also received access to a Digital Unit Study Curriculum Guide for the review. First, a bit about YWAM’s “Heroes” series.   YWAM has two heroes series which they’ve developed over the past two decades. They carefully…

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Please know that I was given a free copy of Writers in Residence from Apologia Educational Ministries in exchange for my and my daughters’ fair and unbiased review. All opinions are our own. I want you to meet Emily. Emily is our vivacious and fun thirteen-year-old. She has never met a writing class she liked, which is okay, because I don’t generally use writing curricula…

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