Homemaking

25 Christmas Cookies

I love how Christmas gives an excuse to bake all the cookies! I am thinking about doing a Christmas bake off and trying to bake a new kind of cookie every day in December. Here are some that I thought looked festive and yummy! These Snowball Christmas Cookies from Wicked Good Kitchen look like a pile… Read More 25 Christmas Cookies

Homemaking, Large Family

The Best Dinner Roll Recipe

These rolls are seriously the best rolls I have ever had. They are so delicious and sooooooo simple! There are only 6 ingredients. You whip up the dough, let it rise, turn it into rolls, let them rise, then bake. Easy peasy. Here is a photo tutorial to help you make them. Mix the dough:… Read More The Best Dinner Roll Recipe

Homemaking, Large Family

My Cloth Diaper Routine

I love using cloth diapers. They save us money, they are good for the environment, and they are way cuter than disposables. But they do require a little extra work. The work is not hard, but it’s necessary. I live in my fifth wheel, so my routine is a little different than those with a… Read More My Cloth Diaper Routine

Homemaking, Marriage, Motherhood

A Lesson in the Kindness of God

  This past weekend, our tiny church had the pleasure of hosting a conference called “Cultivating a Discipleship Community in the Church.” Rick Thomas blessed us with his teaching on several topics. It was such a great time of learning and fellowship and I thought I would share a few of the things that I… Read More A Lesson in the Kindness of God

Homemaking, Large Family

I baked on my BBQ Grill!

Yesterday I did something amazing… I baked muffins and biscuits on my BBQ! I am so excited about this because right now, living in our camper, as soon as I turn on the oven, the whole place heats up to 100 degrees and takes forever to cool down. Ok, maybe not 100 degrees, but it… Read More I baked on my BBQ Grill!

Homemaking

doTerra’s BOGO Sale is Here!!

Today is the first day of doTerra’s buy one get one free sale! Each day of the week they will have a new deal. Today’s deal is buy one TeaTree oil and get one Purify oil free! TeaTree oil is one of my favorite and most used oils. I use it for infections, aches, sunburns,… Read More doTerra’s BOGO Sale is Here!!

Homemaking, Large Family

When The Days Are Hard

  Being a parent is hard. Having a little one, or in my case, several little ones, who rely on you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can be trying and exhausting. Yesterday was a tough day for me. I was on the verge of tears most of the day and bursting out… Read More When The Days Are Hard

Homemaking

Lavender Oil

Lavender makes me think of sleep. Its the fragrance used for all of the relaxing and soothing products you can purchase. It does have sedative properties, but it can be used for so much more than that! Some of the other properties of lavender oil are analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,… Read More Lavender Oil

Homemaking, Large Family

Meal Plan Monday

I finally have a meal plan again!!! We just moved into our 300+/- square foot camper from a 5000 square foot house and I have been so busy that I haven’t meal planned in the last few weeks. Yesterday, Austin went to the grocery store so I sat down to make a meal plan. My… Read More Meal Plan Monday

Homemaking

Peppermint Oil (and a quick oil business introduction)

Hello! I am so excited to tell you that I have recently become a wellness advocate for a company called doTerra, aka the essential oil company. Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in plants. For thousands of years they have been used in cooking, beauty treatments and health-care practices. Peppermint oil is one of the… Read More Peppermint Oil (and a quick oil business introduction)