weekly devotion

Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 4

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.   We learned last week that Joseph had been accused of trying to seduce Potiphar’s wife which landed him in prison when in reality, he was the one being seduced…. 

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Classic Italian Meatloaf

Classic Italian Meatloaf

I love trying new complex flavors and combinations in restaurants, but when I’m at home, I continue to go back to the classics time and time again.  I hope you never get tired of me posting them because my family likes them best, and it just screams comfort to me.  To me, if you have… 

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Act Like a Grandma

10 Ways to Act Like a Grandma and Save Money

Everyone’s looking to save a buck these day, myself included.  Ironically enough, you could look no further than your grandma or great grandma to learn some of her best penny pinching skills.  Grandma knew a thing or two about saving money.  She had to.  She lived in a time where her family depended on her… 

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weekly devotion

Weekly Devotion: Joseph 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. Have you ever been accused of doing something of which you were innocent? It can be extremely frustrating, especially when you must bear the punishment. I think about those who… 

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Crispy Chicken Fingers

My kids love chicken fingers if we go out to eat, but sadly restaurant chicken fingers don’t love them.  I don’t know if it’s the oils they fry them in or the breading ingredients, but you can almost guarantee they will end up in the bathroom at the restaurant with a tummy ache in the… 

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KidSafe oils giveaway

Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oils Giveaway

I’ve talked about Plant Therapy’s essential oils many times before, but today I have a special treat for you.  My friends at Plant Therapy are generously giving away a set of six oils from their KidSafe line, developed by essential oil expert, Robert Tisserand.  I love these oils because they are specifically designed with little… 

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A Simple Rain Collection System

As I type this post, I’m listing to the gentle pitter patter of rain falling outside of my window.  I’m thrilled because I planted seeds yesterday and I know today my seeds and my plants are getting a nice drink of pure and rich rain water.  There’s nothing like rain water to perk up a… 

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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 2

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture as well as a short devotion to encourage us.   God has a plan for all his children. I believe there are times in our lives when we are disobedient to God’s plan and we have to… 

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Tackle dirty jobs

Tackle Dirty Cleaning Jobs with 1 Non Toxic Product

This post will be one in which I am utterly humiliated.  I’m showing you the dirtiest parts of my home.  The places that have been neglected for far too long.  Yes, I’m revealing the dirt. Friends, this ain’t no Pinterest worthy picture of a perfect home.  This is a real home that gets lived in. … 

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Children's garden

The Children’s Garden

My kids love helping in our garden.  They get involved in the entire process from start to finish:  seed planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.  Both of my kids have been helping since they were about a year old.  Every year they look forward to getting out our seed starting supplies, watering every couple of days,… 

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