Gnome, Zombie, Boxer Homemade Halloween Costumes Vs. Store Bought

homemade halloween costumes

We made Homemade Halloween Costumes instead of buying store bought ones.  I wanted to challenge myself to see how much we could actually make their costumes for. Since purchasing costumes for 3 kids can be quite expensive, especially when the costumes they wanted were about $20 - $30 each. I don't know about you but I always liked homemade Halloween costumes better because they were original. … [Continue]

10 Free Kid Friendly Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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I put together this list of 10 Free Kid Friendly Pumpkin Carving Patterns.  My kids loves carving pumpkins but I wanted something free and easy for them to do.   … [Continue]

Church vs Sports and Why We Chose Sports

church vs sports

Church vs Sports.  When your schedules just don't mix.  Which one do you choose? In the summer we enrolled our kids for Wednesday night Awana.  Which happens to run during our school year.  For those of you who don't know what Awana is, just think of the Boy/Girl Scouts, but Christian based. The kids learn bible verses, etc and earn awards, … [Continue]

Good Cheap Eats Cookbook + Giveaway

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Good Cheap Eats Cookbook by Jennifer Fisher just released and I had the opportunity to take a look at this cookbook.  I'm amazed at some of the delicious recipes you can make for $10.00 or less! … [Continue]

Homemade Pearsauce Instead of Applesauce


Making pearsauce instead of applesauce came to mind when I was actually craving some homemade applesauce.  When I looked in my fruit basket and noticed all of my pears were to ripe to eat I figured why waste them. I could make pearsauce instead.  This worked out perfect too because sometimes we buy more fruit than we can handle and I love to find … [Continue]

Fight Back to School Sickness with Dr. Cocoa for Children

Dr. Cocoa For Children

Back to school usually starts the cold season. In my house when one kid gets sick, watch out! It's like the germ herd invaded my house and next thing I know, everyone is sick. … [Continue]

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