25 Frugal, Creative Outdoor Activities for BOYS

25 Frugal, Creative Outdoor Activities for BOYS

Need some warm-weather activities for little boys? Check out this list of frugal and fun outdoor activities! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer First, a disclaimer: I’m sure these activities would be enjoyed by girls AND boys alike. However, I only have boys! (Until this summer … when we expect a little girl!) I don’t know about your family, but with my boys, when it’s nice outside, we spend nearly all our waking hours outdoors. We don’t have a “huge” piece of property by any means, […]

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How to Plan Your Garden

This post was originally published in March of 2011, but we’re sharing it today because it’s gardening season once again! Use these tips to plan your own garden and discover how fun and easy it can be to grow your own food! In our Gardening 101 series, we’ve talked about a lot of different things so far… how to select seeds for better success, growing herbs, gardening based on where you live, square foot gardening. I know that the process of planning what and how […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Coming Home @ Clover Lane Pride and Humility at the Grocery Store @ The Humbled Homemaker (this is a great reminder that food choices are not a moral issue!) Tropical Coconut Cookies {Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free} @ Back To The Book Nutrition How the Secret of the Snake Changed My Life Forever @ Storyline Blog Prayer for the mother of adolescents @ The Art of Simple Apricot Basil Chicken Salad @ Simple Bites I’m an Available Woman @ Visionary Womanhood 8 Strategies for Saving Money at Farmers […]

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Nourish Before You Drain

Somewhere during the past year or two, my enjoyable morning cup of coffee turned into just the start of that day’s addiction. Round one, to pump me up for the day ahead. By just after lunchtime, I would find myself looking for round two, another hit of caffeine to keep me going. My husband lovingly pointed out that if I didn’t get it by mid-afternoon, I was on-the-edge and irritable (and I will confess that I did not respond well to his observations at first). […]

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7 Day Real Food Menu Plan 20 Minute Meals Version

7-Day Real Food Menu Plan {20-Minute Meals Version}

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Do you want to eat real food but feel like it just takes too much time to cook from scratch? Do you resort to prepackaged convenience foods or carry-out meals because you’re exhausted and just need something quick? I have been there. Wait, I AM there! I have a very active toddler that I homeschool preschool. I’m still waking in the middle of the night to nurse a baby. I run my own business from home. I’m a […]

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A 2-Week Aldi Meal Plan Keeper of the Home

A 2-Week Aldi Meal Plan

Are you looking for ways to improve your homemaking skills? How about some new recipes? Or maybe you really need some inspiration for your faith, your mothering, your marriage… What if you could get all these things and more, in one HUGE awesome package of digital resources (plus $200 of bonus freebies) for less than $30? The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is 95% off of retail value and worth almost $900! Interested? Read more here! By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I don’t keep it a secret: […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow @ GNOWFGLINS How 15 Minutes Can Transform Your Motherhood (and your life) @ Inspired to Action Orange Creamsicle Smoothie @ Red and Honey Why all those years of lost sleep spent parenting are worth it @ Lisa-Jo Baker Advice to Wives: Stop Praying @ (in)courage Raspberry Crumble Bars (Grain-Free, Paleo) @ Deliciously Organic On Choosing Joy {Even When It’s Not Easy} @ Life Your Way 6 steps toward a financial fresh start @ […]

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One Pot Wonders

One-Pot Wonders: 23 Quick Dinners with Fewer Dishes

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s 4:30 pm. Your stove is covered with the remains of pots and pans from last night’s dinner, and the kitchen sink is bursting with the day’s dishes because you forgot to empty the dishwasher this morning. You’ve been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted lately and don’t have a plan. So, what do you cook for dinner tonight? I have to admit that in this season of life of chasing and cleaning up after little ones, endless days inside because of below freezing temperatures, […]

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