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The Top 7 Kitchen Must Haves for Busy Moms

The Top 7 Kitchen Must Haves for Busy Moms

I am a (quality!) short cuts kind of girl. If I can find a way to create more space and time in my life as a working wife & mom, you bet I’m going to do it. I always find short cuts so exciting because I […]

So Yummy Pumpkin Biscuits

So Yummy Pumpkin Biscuits

I am a firm “no Christmas until (the day) after Thanksgiving” kind of girl. So, despite the current snow on the ground and the christmas displays that are already creeping in- it is still fall guys! And since it’s still fall, we can still enjoy […]

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The 7 Most Important Things in Our Debt Free Journey

The 7 Most Important Things in Our Debt Free Journey

I came out of PA school with $100,000 of student loan debt and a car payment. As I went on to work in the real world, my husband and I added on debt for a wedding, financed a television, and had credit cards. As Dave […]

Why You Really Don’t Want Those Anitbiotics

Why You Really Don’t Want Those Anitbiotics

I am not the stingy keeper of all tiny pills, calling them my precious while salivating over them in a dark corner of my office. I am not a judge that sits up high and pins a gold star on your shirt because you have […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Create More Time in Your Busy Life

7 Things You Can Do to Create More Time in Your Busy Life

“Time is what we want most but what we use worst.” -William Penn Isn’t it the truth? I always thought if I could have one super power, it would be the power of not needing sleep. I could do so much! Dang that pesky little […]

6 Big Things I Learned from Lysa Terkeurst’s, “The Best Yes”

6 Big Things I Learned from Lysa Terkeurst’s, “The Best Yes”

I borrowed this book from the library, but this is one book I wish I would have bought because I would have highlighted almost every single page! Instead, I made a very small dog ears and used post it notes on pages I wanted to […]

6 Incredibly Easy Things I Gave Away During the Minimalist Challenge

6 Incredibly Easy Things I Gave Away During the Minimalist Challenge

Four-hundred and seventy-eight items of excess. What would your life look like with 478 fewer items of excess in your home? That is how many items the Minimalist challenged their followers to give away during a month. The premiss of “The Minimalist Challenge” was that you […]

Hurricane Irma: Can I count it all joy?

Hurricane Irma: Can I count it all joy?

Tonight I’m struck by an insomnia and anxiety that has pushed me out of bed. I could no longer lay helplessly with this kind of anxiety. The kind of anxiety you feel in your chest. The kind of anxiety that I need to snuff out […]

7 Ways to Stop Looking at Your Phone so Darn Much

7 Ways to Stop Looking at Your Phone so Darn Much

Forget the black plague, cholera, and even smallpox. These are a cakewalk compared to the proportions of the epidemic we are currently experiencing. No, I’m not referring to our obsession with pumpkin spice…although, good guess. I am talking about the device you hold in your […]

Good Habits: Exercising in the Morning

Good Habits: Exercising in the Morning

I am really pleased to say that I have kept the first two weekly good habits! I’ve created a good bed time routine. I wake up at my set time of 5:00am every morning without the snooze button and have kept up with my morning […]


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So Yummy Pumpkin Biscuits

So Yummy Pumpkin Biscuits

I am a firm “no Christmas until (the day) after Thanksgiving” kind of girl. So, despite the current snow on the ground and the christmas displays that are already creeping in- it is still fall guys! And since it’s still fall, we can still enjoy […]

Decadent Weekday Coconut Milk Oats

Decadent Weekday Coconut Milk Oats

It seems my family is always rushing in the morning, no matter how early we wake up. An easy and quick breakfast is a must! This recipe takes about 15 minutes or less to make and is so decadent that no one will complain about […]

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

We received an ice cream maker a few years ago as a gift. We promptly used it once and then never again! This summer we have an abundance of blueberries thanks to the four blueberry bushes the previous owner planted and lots of rain! We’ve […]

To Die for Crock-Pot BBQ

To Die for Crock-Pot BBQ

Okay, Confession. Our “BBQ Beef” was made with something else. This recipe can be made with chicken or beef; however, today I made it with venison! And, it was delicious!     Start with 3 pounds of your favorite meat! I have used beef and […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Oh, summer time! Isn’t it so sweet! Our summer evenings are spent trying to extract as much outdoor fun as possible from the extra daylight we’re given. If a summer meal isn’t made in the crock pot or on the grill, we are just not […]