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Painted Pumpkin Sunlight Catchers

Painted Pumpkin Sunlight Catchers

Seasonal art projects are one of my favorite things to dream up and use for festive decorations around the house. While carving pumpkins is always a fun tradition, lasting projects are fun to get back out each year. Art (especially paint!) is a lot of […]

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

This spring I had a sweet potato start sprouting in my potato bin. We love eating sweet potatoes here. Since it was pretty close to planting time and I had gardening on the brain, I decided to see if I could grow sweet potatoes. 1. […]

From Plate Art to Granola Bar Cookies

From Plate Art to Granola Bar Cookies

My kids love arts and crafts. Unfortunately, I can’t keep everything they make or we would be swimming in drawings, coloring papers and projects covered in glitter. I’m not very excited about throwing things away either. So, I try to look for projects we will […]

Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

While they look pretty impressive, a raised garden bed is actually easy to assemble. With just a few supplies, you can make your own DIY gardening box and have a contained space for plants in no time! The beds take just minutes to assemble and can […]

Sweet Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Sweet Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

These crispy, sweet and flavorful wings started out as a copycat recipe, but evolved into something totally different. This wings recipe is one I’ve perfected over the months to have a wonderfully crunchy skin with the perfect balance of lemon and white pepper. Between this […]

Simple Pre-K and K at Home

Simple Pre-K and K at Home

If you’ve read anything else I’ve written or posted, you’ve probably seen me stress simplicity. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and think you need to keep up with every Pinterest craft you’ve pinned if you are going to keep your kids home. Who has time […]

Why I Homeschool (And You Can Too!)

Why I Homeschool (And You Can Too!)

A lot of mothers I know get overwhelmed at the thought of teaching their kids at home. The first few grades are simple and the biggest factors are really patience and consistency. More and more is being expected of our young kids in school. I […]

Making an Effort to be Bored This Summer

Making an Effort to be Bored This Summer

Let them be bored. As a parent today, it’s hard to let our kids be bored. There is so much to do. We constantly face pressure to show off what we are doing with our kids. Whether it’s learning activities or entertainment, we want to […]

Spinach She Lovely Burger Recipe

Spinach She Lovely Burger Recipe

Fresh baby spinach is my go-to ingredient for a lot of recipes. I use it as a replacement for lettuce and more. We rarely have lettuce in our home, and when my Swiss Chard is in season, I sometimes use that in place of spinach. […]

Hello Year 3 of Square Foot Gardening

Hello Year 3 of Square Foot Gardening

  When we moved into a more urban area of town, I wasn’t close enough to garden on the farm with my grandfather. But, my husband enjoys wide open yards and really didn’t want me tilling up a space to use for vegetables. Then I […]