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Homemade Beef Stock

Somehow in the past week I exchanged swimming pools for apple picking. 90 degree temps for 40 degree temps… grilling for slow cooking… tank tops for sweatshirts… popsicles for hot tea… I wasn’t ready for it.  I didn’t see it coming.  I was still enjoying my sweet summer garden tomatoes, sprinklers, shorts, and flip flops… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 5

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. ———————————   We are in the fifth week of our study on Abraham. We learned that God told him he would have a son and would become the father of a… 

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Natural Medicine Cabinet

My Natural Medicine Cabinet

Last week my kids were ill with a virus, which triggered a secondary virus in my son, hand foot and mouth disease.  I had heard of it before, but we had never experienced it in my house.  It ended up being extremely mild, for which I am incredibly thankful.  I loaded them both up on… 

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Keeping Healthy Eating Sustainable

Keeping Healthy Eating Sustainable

I know a lot of people that go through a cycle of jumping on the healthy eating train full force and then falling back off.  Truth be told, I have certainly been there myself.  It’s not that we don’t want to eat well, but there are so many road blocks that keep us from staying… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 3

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. ———————————————————————————————– This is the third week of our study about Abram.  Today we will be taking a slight detour and discussing the life of his nephew Lot.  In one of… 

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August Real Food Frugal Meal Plan

August Frugal Meal Plan

July slipped right past me and I forgot to do a July edition of these frugal meal plans.  A few of you have been asking for a new plan, and today is the day.  The August edition is here! It’s the end of summer and fresh produce around me and still coming from my garden… 

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Gluten free Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits

I have a secret. I have made these garlic cheddar drop biscuits three times in the past couple of weeks.  ::hangs head in shame:: I’d like to say it was “recipe testing,” but that would be a lie because I’ve made these delicious little gems MANY times in the past.  Oh well, we’ll just call… 

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Real Food Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes…slop sloppy Joes. Tell me you understood the Adam Sandler lunch lady song reference there. No?  Ooookay…well this is awkward.  If you are an American, you know what sloppy joes are.  They certainly don’t need an explanation or introduction.  This American classic has graced many a dinner table and school cafeteria for years.

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 2

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture an a short devotion to encourage us and nourish our souls. —————————————————————————- We are continuing our study this week of Abraham.  Our lesson will come from two different passages of scripture that speak on the same subject,… 

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Where have I been? Summer Recap

I’m sure most of you have much better things to do with your life than wonder where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting as much.  I truly hope that you were so busy having fun and living life that you did even notice.  I hope you  didn’t even realize that instead of posting… 

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