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Urban Adventure Quest – Fun for the whole family

  If you’re looking for a great idea for a family adventure in the city,... 

The Car Seat Key

The Car Seat Key Do you struggle unbuckling that red button on your child’s... 

Urban Adventure Quest – Fun City Scavenger Hunt

I really love this idea. Great for a homeschool adventure or small group or family... 

Forbidden Island Board Game

This is another great family board game, nike chaussures probably more suited to... 

Carcasonne – Great family game!

Amazon’s got some great board games on sale today. Get ready for a few of... 

Marriage and Family with Kirk and Chelsea Cameron

Wow. I just finished the last of a six part online course on marriage and family... 

Turngram – Instagram in the mail!

I just got my first Turngram in the mail! Such a cool idea! Here’s how it... 

Groceries – How to keep your spending under control

I’m guessing the biggest line item in your family budget aside from your mortgage,... 

Staying healthy during a bad flu season

When I was young, I always thought a cold was something that included a runny nose,... 

Why I love Essential Oils!

About 10 years ago or so, I discovered the world of Essential Oils. I had never heard... 

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Reviews

The Car Seat Key – What a great tool!

When I see new moms out and about with their kiddos in car seats, carrying scarves,... 

Book Review: Winnie: The Early Years – Horse Gentler in Training

Book Title:  Winnie: The Early Years – Horse Gentler in Training. Author: ... 

Book Review – Calm, Cool, and Connected

Book: Calm, Cool, and Connected Author: Arlene Pellicane (with Gary Chapman) Published... 

Book Review – The Great and Small Bible

Book Title: Great & Small Bible Published by: B&H Kids Version: Christian... 

Winc Wine Club

The idea of a wine club has always been intriguing to me.  We don’t, however,... 

Baby Wipes and pads from North Shore

Walk through any WalMart or Target baby section and you’ll see a whole wall... 

Holman Women’s Study Bible – Book review

Book Title: Woman’s Study Bible Published by: Holman Bibles Amazon info:... 

Book Review – Lies Women Review Study Guide

Book Title: Lies Women Believe Study Guide Author: Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth Amazon... 

Book Review – Lies Women Believe

Book Title: Lies Women Believe Author: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Publisher: Moody... 

Review – Worldview Study Bible

Title: The Worldview Study Bible Author: God Contributors: David S. Dockery,... 

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Recipes

Recipe: Elderberry Tincture and Elderberry Syrup

What’s the difference between Elderberry Tincture and Elderberry Syrup? One uses vodka to extract the goodness out of the elderberries. The tincture is taken in very small amounts. The other is a reduction with honey and other items more suitable for use with children and you’ll use a larger dose for the same effect. basket nike tn Pretty... [Read more of this review]

Recipe – Cyclone Fire Cider tincture

This is so simple. nike requin If you want to save some money rather than buying the Cyclone Cider at the health food store or on Amazon, here’s how you do it: Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion 3 heads of garlic 1-2 cups grated horseradish (the fresh kind that you grate yourself – NOT a jar) 5 inch knob of ginger Cayenne pepper Apple Cider... [Read more of this review]

The Best Ever Cranberry Sauce: Cranberry Chia Jam

  I used to love the canned cranberry sauces to serve with my turkey until one year I decided to try and make my own. I’ll never go back to the canned again! It’s so easy and pretty healthy. I kind of mish-mash these ingredients so feel free to embellish to your own taste and add in other things as you see fit! But here are the basics:... [Read more of this review]

Simple Icing for Cookies

A simple recipe for icing your favorite cookies! Yields about 12 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp milk 2 tsp light corn syrup Food coloring Instructions: Mix sugar and milk into a smooth paste. nike air max pas cher Add the corn syrup and vanilla extract and beat until creamy. nike air presto Add the... [Read more of this review]

Easy Honey Chicken Dinner

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: ½ cup chicken broth (ideally low-sodium) ¼ cup liquid honey ½ cup fresh lemon juice 2 chickens (about 3 1/2pounds each), cut into pieces 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cups pitted olives (black, green or a mix) Fresh thyme if available, otherwise dried Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Heat the oven to 450º F. nike... [Read more of this review]

Family-Favorite Taco Salad

This is my go to lunch and dinner meal because I usually have all the ingredients laying around the house at any time. There’s so much flexibility with these Ingredients too – you can change it up and make it into taco soup, for instance, or a taco bar. nike roshe run 2017 Healthy too! So let’s get started! Ingredients: 1lb lean... [Read more of this review]

Delicious Springtime Cookies

Yields about 24 cookies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups margarine or butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extra ¼ tsp salt 1 cup powdered sugar 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted Instructions: With an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter and salt until creamy. nike air max 90 femme gris rose Then beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the sifted flour and beat... [Read more of this review]

BBQ Lamb Chops with Rosemary

Ingredients: 12x 1″ thick loin lamb chops, trimmed 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 3 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 3 tsp dried) 6 cloves of garlic, minced ¾ cup Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Arrange lamb chops in a single layer in a glass dish. Mix vinegar, oil, lemon juice, rosemary and garlic... [Read more of this review]

Fast Family Meal Ideas

Dinner time is family time. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get everyone together and it’s often even more difficult to find time to prepare meals. Home prepared meals are generally healthier than take out options. With a little meal planning and some advanced preparation you can get a meal on the table in mere minutes. Here are some fast... [Read more of this review]

How to Make a Strawberry Spinach Salad Your Family Will Love

Spinach salad is one of my very favorite salads to eat in the summer … well really almost any time of the year.  It’s healthy, looks fabulous on the plate with almost any other main dish and most people love it! Avocado & Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar – Yummo! (Photo credit: SweetOnVeg) With a tasty dressing and summer... [Read more of this review]

Superfoods – Summer Berries

English: Alaska wild berries from the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Berries are some of the most healthful foods, and summer is the season of the berry. From strawberries to blueberries to cherries, summer brings these healthful fruits to our tables. They are more affordable in summer, being in season. Here are some of the... [Read more of this review]

Fun Special Family Breakfast – Oatmeal “bar”

Breakfast of rasperries, blueberries and oatmeal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A while back we offered to care for our friends’ 7 kids while the parents went on a short trip out of state.  For this mom of two, this was quite an undertaking.  I’ve never had more than 2 kids and really had no idea what it would be like to have a large family... [Read more of this review]

How to Roast and Use Pumpkins!

Image via Wikipedia by Tawra Kellam www.LivingOnADime.com Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin — Now what does he do with it? How to Roast a Pumpkin You can only do this with a freshly carved pumpkin! Do not use on a pumpkin that has been carved and sitting out for several days. To bake a fresh 6 to 7 pound pumpkin, halve the pumpkin... [Read more of this review]

Delicious Homemade Recipes For Using Apples!

Image by rocketlass via Flickr by Jill Cooper www.LivingOnADime.com I’ve always dreamed of having an apple tree in my backyard. You know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Now that I actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the apples piling up around me thinking, “Oh no — What do I... [Read more of this review]

Easy Cabbage Salad

Here’s a great summertime salad recipe that the whole family will love. It’s easy and healthy too! Ingredients: 2 cups grated cabbage ½ cup cucumber, peeled and diced 2 large carrots, grated ¼ cup pine nuts 1/3 cup mayonnaise or yogurt (or a mix of the two) 1 tsp white wine vinegar Optional: 1 tsp sugar or honey Instructions: Combine... [Read more of this review]

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Toast

Serves 3 Kids (or one daddy?) Ingredients: 3 thick slices of bread (ideally organic white) 2oz butter, softened 2 tbsp sugar (ideally superfine granulated sugar) 1 tsp ground cinnamon Instructions: In a bowl, mix together butter, sugar and cinnamon. Place the bread under a broiler until one side of each slice of bread is toasted. Spread the other... [Read more of this review]

Coconut Rice

Image via Wikipedia Delicious Coconut Rice Serves 4 – 5 Ingredients: 2 tbsp organic coconut oil oil 1 medium red onion, chopped 10oz rice (ideally long-grain) 2 cups coconut milk 1 ½ cups vegetable stock 2 tsp turmeric 2 whole cloves 3″ cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves 3oz toasted almonds Dash of soy sauce Instructions: In a large, non-stick... [Read more of this review]

Simple Traditional Baked Ham

Image via Wikipedia A springtime Easter favorite, this baked ham will bring ooohs and aaahs from your family members   Baked Easter Ham Serves 8 – 10 Ingredients: 1 cooked bone-in ham (about 7-8lbs) ¼ cup dark brown sugar ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 15 whole cloves Instructions: Preheat oven to 325° F. Score the surface... [Read more of this review]

Beer Can Chicken -the easy way!

If you’ve never tasted Beer Can Chicken then you are really missing something!  Our friends made this for us once and we don’t want to eat our chicken any other way now. The problem is, our oven isn’t really made for making it the traditional way, which is just placing your whole chicken over the open can of beer and putting on a... [Read more of this review]

Basic and Easy Turkey Stuffing

Makes about 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup plain breadcrumbs 4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 tsp dried tarragon 1 tsp thyme Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stuff your Thanksgiving turkey or chicken.  Read More →

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