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How to Keep a Child’s Room Clean

I know I deserve it after the mess that I put my parents’ through, but I had high hopes that I wouldn’t have slobs for children.  I’ve told you before about how my room was so messy when I was growing up that a police officer inspecting our house thought my room had been ransacked… 

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Weekly Devotion: Do Not Repay Evil for Evil

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. I am sure you will agree with me that we live in a sinful world. We are surrounded by evil. If we are not careful, we can find ourselves trying to… 

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Strengthen Your Marriage with a Weekend Getaway

Once a year, usually in the Fall, my husband and I pack our bags, kiss the kiddies goodbye, and head out into the world all by ourselves for a weekend getaway.  No bedtimes, no alarm clocks, no one waking us up in the middle of the night, no set meal times, no responsibility.  Just us…. 

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How to Make Vegetables Taste Great

Photo by Kairos Photography   I’m always baffled when people tell me they don’t like vegetables.  Don’t like vegetables?  What a tragedy! I often wonder if it’s vegetables that they don’t like or if it’s because they’ve never had them prepared well.  If they’ve only had tasteless mushy vegetables from a can, then we can… 

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Weekly Devotion: Bible Trivia

This is our weekly devotion, written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   I thought I would have a little fun this week. I am going to give you a pop quiz to see how well you know what the Bible says. Are… 

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Tips for Baking with Kids + $250 MightyNest Baking Giveaway

This is the time of year that kicks off my baking season.  I rarely bake in the warmer months, but something about fall and winter makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake, bake, bake.  Banana bread, apple muffins, brownies. Yes please! My children LOVE to help me bake and always have.  My… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 8

This is our weekly devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.  We have come to the final week of our series on Abraham. What a journey we have traveled. God loved Abraham and used him even though he was not perfect. Abraham… 

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

We’re wrapping up slow cooker week around here.  We’ve done spicy.  We’ve done creamy.  We’ve done hearty.  Now we’re doing sweet and sour. Sweet and sour?  That sounds a bit odd, I know, but it totally works. This slow cooker sweet and sour chicken was a total experiment.  It’s not a dish that I would… 

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

In the cooler months, I have similar characteristics to that of a bear. Eat and eat and eat. Find a warm cozy spot. Hibernate for the winter. Yeah I’m not much of a cold weather kind of girl.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love Fall and all that it brings. The leaves changing to vibrant… 

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

We purchased our first bulk grass fed beef last year, not having a clue how to cook it.  Because grass fed beef is lean, it does not cook the same way as conventional beef. Here we had a freezer full of delicious and healthy beef, but I was too scared to do anything with it,… 

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