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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 9

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   Last time we met, Jacob had finally agreed to allow Benjamin to travel to Egypt with his other sons. Upon seeing Benjamin, Joseph became extremely emotional and had to… 

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How to stretch meat to save money

How to Stretch Meat and Protein to Save Money

A common practice for saving on meat and protein is to buy cheap meat when it’s on sale at the supermarket and stock up.  While I am normally in favor of stockpiling when a good sale hits, I do not use this method for my animal products.  Meat is one area where I don’t want… 

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100 dreams

My List of 100 Dreams

Today I was reading one of my new favorite blogs, Modern Mrs. Darcy.  On my pursuit to finally become a reader, I usually quickly skim through what great books she’s reading right now for ideas of what to add to my local library queue, but today I was stopped dead in my tracks by her… 

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confessions of a perpetually late mother

Confessions of a perpetually late mother

I’m sorry I showed up ten minutes late to our play date/church function/special event/(insert anything).  I know you get tired of my excuses.  I know it’s rude.  I know it’s annoying for you to wait, and it’s a waste of your time.  I know this isn’t the first time or even the second…or third.  Really… 

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weekly devotion

Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 8

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelle.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. The last time we met, Joseph’s half-brothers had returned home from their travel to Egypt to buy food for their families. Simeon was being held prisoner in Egypt until his… 

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Our Homeschool Curriculum for 2nd grade and preschool 2015-2016

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end.  Pools are in their final days.  Our garden is starting to wilt.  Sale fliers for school supplies fill our mailboxes, and the frenzy of going back to school begins. After much begging from my daughter, we started back this week.  I hadn’t planned… 

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organized school year

Getting Organized for the School Year

I am not a naturally organized person.  If left to my own devices, I forget important events, run late, forget to make dinner and end up in the drive through, and have a mountain of laundry in no time.  Organization and neatness just doesn’t come easy for me.  If you have that organized gene in… 

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Real Food Breakfast Ideas

30 Frugal Real Food Breakfast Ideas

We are serious about breakfast in our house.  You won’t find cereal or pop-tarts in our cabinets, not because we don’t like them, but there are just so many other better options.  Not only are they filled with an abundance of sugar and other undesirable processed ingredients, they just don’t cut it when it comes to… 

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Lemon herb chicken kabobs

Lemon herb chicken kabobs

  There’s something about the summer that puts me in the mood for food on sticks.  Roasting marshmallows on sticks, hot dogs on sticks, fruit kabobs, and grilled meat on sticks.  Food on sticks is just so much more fun than without, don’t you think?  Ok, maybe I’m the only weird one. Kabobs are a… 

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DIY bug spray

DIY Bug Spray for kids

This post was sponsored by Plant Therapy. As always, all opinions and pictures are my own and I only work with companies that I use and love in my own home and feel will bring value to my readers. Right here under this tree is my kids’ favorite spot in the yard.  It’s a prime… 

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