Loss of Infant

My family has had a very difficult week. Last Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, my cousins 3-month old daughter stopped breathing at the babysitters house. She was resuscitated by emergency workers, but unfortunately she went too long without oxygen and passed away the following day. Which was the day before Thanksgiving. Along with many others,… Continue reading Loss of Infant


10 Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

10 Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving 1. Kids I’m thankful for the creative crafts, hugs, laughs and endless love. 2. Start of the Holiday Season Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and many more! The season of giving is here and I am super excited! I love this time of year, having the spirit of… Continue reading 10 Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving


Cute Black Friday Shopping t-shirt

Are you a Black Friday shopper? When my boys were younger I went every year, but now that they are older, I don’t go shopping anymore. Here’s a cute Black Friday shirt for you and your friends to wear while out shopping!  


Count Your Blessings

I see lots of my facebook friends post daily during the month of November on something they are thankful for. I’ve never done this, but I have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m incredibly blessed beyond what I deserve. As a Christian, I believe that giving thanks to God is important, because it… Continue reading Count Your Blessings


Quitting Caffeine Changed My Life

I was addicted to diet soda, either Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke; I would buy whichever was on sale. I could easily drink a two-liter bottle of diet soda every day. Not only was it expensive to do, it was hard on my body to drink that much caffeine. Diet Soda I stopped drinking soda,… Continue reading Quitting Caffeine Changed My Life


How to Start a Blog

I’ve had a few people ask me how to start a blog, so I thought I’d post it and share with everyone! I know how intimidating and overwhelming it can be when you’re a newbie. Although this particular blog is newer, I’ve had other blogs for many years. You don’t have to be a techy… Continue reading How to Start a Blog

Canning/Freezing · Freezing · Recipes

Homemade Applesauce

I took Friday off work, and my husband and I drove to Arthur, IL, where there are a lot of Amish stores with fresh food, homemade items, etc. We love going here! In particular, we went to buy some fresh apples so I can make homemade applesauce. I’ve only made homemade applesauce twice, and it… Continue reading Homemade Applesauce

Fall · Halloween · Thanksgiving

FALL Scents to Transform Your Home Atmosphere

I love this time of year, watching the leaves turn colors, cooler weather, and the warm fall scents that are associated with this time of year. Below are some of my favorite scents that I want to share with you. Pumpkin – First up is America’s favorite, the beloved pumpkin! You can find pumpkin-scented everything!… Continue reading FALL Scents to Transform Your Home Atmosphere

Christmas · Gifts

The Best Family Matching Christmas Pajamas!

I can’t believe that November is next week! Where has this year gone?? With the holidays fast approaching, I want to share some traditions that I have with my family. Most importantly, we attend Christmas Eve services at the church I attend. Since our two older sons are married, we take turns having our family… Continue reading The Best Family Matching Christmas Pajamas!