Being an Intentional Mom

These are just a few of the things I'm glad I wasn't too busy to notice over the past few days...   What are you glad you didn't miss? … [Read more...]

On Our Way to a Cleaner Home in 2015

I posted this awhile ago, but if you haven't seen it I didn't want you to miss it.  I'm putting together a spring cleaning schedule soon, so I am refocusing on making sure I keep up on these things here.   My challenge in regards to intentionally keeping a home this year was in following a … [Read more...]

Free Books for Kindle

I loooove my Kindle.  I do buy some books that I want, but I also have mine loaded with hundreds of freebies that I look for.  I thought I would share some of the ones I come across that could be of interest to you.  If you don't have a Kindle, they have an app you can download that will let you … [Read more...]

Beauty and Grace Has Been Made Full

I first spoke of Kara here.  I had been so faithfully checking for updates knowing the end was near.  Caught up in all the sickness over here, I completely missed that she was called home on Sunday.  In honor of Kara, I will be loving on the people in my life for a few hours.  I will update with the … [Read more...]

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Soup

Because I have a household full of sick people, this is what's for dinner.  Getting it started right now!   http://www.thecookierookie.com/chicken-soup/   I plan on pairing it with this. … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

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Being an Intentional Mom

The current count is four kids down, three still standing.  Interestingly, it is all of my girls and then the baby who are down.  My oldest son likes to say that it is "the girl sickness."  It hasn't been fun, although it rarely is, but high fevers, body aches, exhaustion, and headaches that all … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 3/22

If you are looking for guidance in how to make your own menu plan, look here, and then here.  Menu plans are a frugal girl's best friend.  Here are some other ideas on how to feed your family on the cheap, here and here. Breakfasts:  Monday:  oatmeal Tuesday:  homemade waffles using this … [Read more...]

Great Deal on K-Cups

I was just sitting down to enjoy a cup of this and wanted to pass these along.  If you have a Keurig, you may like these, too.  I always buy these on Amazon, and at only $.42 a K-cup, they are very reasonable.  This is the only flavor I have had, but I really love them.  Makes me feel just a little … [Read more...]

My Trip to Walgreens 3/22

Today my trip to Walgreens was a smaller one since there were not a lot of great deals to be had.  You can find them here.  I spent $19 and some change after taking into account the Register Rewards and came home with: 4 Softsoap body wash 2 Colgate toothpaste 2 aluminum foil (this was not … [Read more...]

Make It, Make Due, or Do Without

Did you happen to miss my frugal mantra that I shared here?  It's worth repeating.  Maybe it would help you stay on track to meeting your own financial goals!   When truly embracing a frugal lifestyle, there is a total mind shift that is necessary, and this mindset led me to this mantra: … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

This week I mourned the loss of the gummy smile of my Little Prince as he got not one, but two teeth!  What is it about gummy smiles I love so much?  I'm not really sure, but I do love all things baby. As I now have children from baby to teen and everything in between, I can say that each age is … [Read more...]

Under Construction: A New Series

  I wanted to give you a heads up on my next series.  I’m gathering some questions and struggles from newer moms with a young child or children.  Life is far different than it was 14 years ago when I was a young mom, so the struggles that the young moms of today face could be a bit different … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

This is my Giggly Girl in the midst of command central.  Excuse the state of my office, but you know, keeping it real. Anyhow, we rotate kids who get "special time" with mom in the evening, and although it was not her turn last night, she was needing some extra love, come to find out. Since I … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Walk in the Word

Who can't use more reminders about being bathed in God's grace?  I know I can.  This is one of my favorite verses, and it reminds me that it is His grace that makes me strong when I feel weak.  It reminds me that we can use our struggles to glorify Him, even in the midst of great trial and … [Read more...]