Avoiding all chemicals on your veggie crops can be a challenge, but it can be done. We haven’t used chemicals in our garden in years! One of the best tricks for the organic vegetable gardener is companion planting. Read More
Looking for a fun and easy garden project for kids? Plant a sunflower house!
There’s something magical about seeds–stick them in the ground and then a plant appears. And there’s something even more magical about sunflower seeds–such a tall and beautiful flower from such small beginnings.
Planting sunflower seeds always reminds me a bit of Jack and the Beanstalk.
If you have yet to grow sunflowers with kids, why not give it a try this year?Read More
I guest posted this week over at Money Saving Mom, all about my early budget training as a child, my husband’s lack of budget training, and what we’re doing now to train our own children. It all started with a Velveeta cheese box…
What I Learned About Money from a Velveeta Cheese Box
The irony is not lost on me.
While my real-food adult self wouldn’t touch the stuff with a ten foot pole, I’m thankful for what I learned about money from a Velveeta cheese box as a child.Read More
These DIY Towel Rack Labels add charm and remove the guess work in our high-traffic, multi-use powder room.
A small project that somehow got stuck on my to-do list FOR-E-VER, the labels required Read More
I get it–I know cabin fever is a real thing. I know it’s hard to get everyone bundled up. I know it’s cold. I know some days are sunless and dreary. Many people simply do not enjoy winter.
While I happen to love winter–A decade spent in Texas left me homesick for full blown seasons and I was thrilled to return to “real” winter (and spring and summer and fall) here on the east coast–I get it. I’m just as thrilled as the next gal when spring finally arrives.
But here’s the thing–those of us who have a real winter every year can’t wish away the snow, the gray days, or the reality of being stuck inside for days on end with kids who are going stir crazy.
So we can either Read More
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! If you shudder at the thought of all the sugar, food dyes, and sketchy ingredients looming just around the corner in the form of valentine treats, these non-candy valentine ideas are for you. In honor of my crew of three boys, these valentines are geared toward the guys but would work equally well for gal pals. Read More
Marriage is not always easy, but you probably don’t need me to tell you that.
12-and-a-half years of marriage don’t make me an expert, but Read More
Use the discount to cross off another person from your Christmas list, or to treat yourself to one of my top picks for your home library…
PS–Remember to take advantage of these great deals from a few of my favorite natural retailers: All Natural Black Friday Deals. Save big on makeup, skin care, gluten-free foods, and more!
Don’t you just love place card holders?
The possibilities are endless…use them to label food dishes, announce a special message, provide instructions, display photos, add Read More
At the beginning of our marriage in 2003, we had a lot of debt. Over $80k, to be exact. It seemed insurmountable, but with some great resources (more on that later), and God’s provision, we were debt free within three years. And we did it without high paying jobs and while continuing to tithe 10% of our income.Read More