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Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Ranch Carrots

Baby carrots can be deliciously flavorful and pleasantly soft with only a few minutes of preparation and cooking time in a crock pot. The carrots end up being cooked al dente (soft without being overcooked or mushy). They hold their shape but are easy to chew. I originally created this recipe for my 10 month old and 2 1/2

15 Inexpensive Laundry Hacks That Will Save You Hundreds

Laundry is more enjoyable for me than many other tasks. That said, I do sometimes get frustrated at how quickly it piles up and how it never seems to end. Then I remember that for centuries before my time people had to hand wash laundry. When I remember this, my slight frustration turns to gratitude. We are very

27 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is not an easy job (that is an understatement by the way), but it sure is rewarding! Below are just 27 of the many reasons I love being a stay-at-home mom. Quick note- By writing this blog post I’m not trying to personally demean anyone who is not a SAHM. I’m just simply sharing what

Home Fire Proof Safes: Why Have Them & What to Put In Them

Accidents happen. I’ve known some people whose homes have been completely burned or ruined by natural disasters. Other people I know have suddenly lost the bread-winner or financial leader of the family. These unfortunate incidents although rare, do happen at random. It really is a wise thing to prepare in case such incidents do occur

Fun and Creative Ways to Make Lunch Boxes More Exciting

Packing lunches is a great way to save money and ensure your kids are eating healthy. That said, it can get monotonous for kids and parents if the same things go into the lunch box each day. I like to do something creative now and again to keep my son excited about eating his meals. I

11 Inexpensive Quality Home Decor DIY Projects

You don’t have to spend a fortune decorating your home beautifully. Below is proof of this! Check out these amazing ideas of how you can create quality home decor items inexpensively. 1.   Frame Fabric– This is such a gorgeous idea. I have a bunch of frames I picked up at a yard sale. Now I

How to Make Money on Fiverr

  Today, Adrian, a friend of mine will be doing an interview on how she successfully makes money on Fiverr each month—doing things she likes and chooses to do! It’s an impressive story. Note- although 95% of the mothers interviewed in this series are stay-at-home moms, Adrian works a day job. I am making an exception and

Our Recent Target Shopping Trip

Yesterday we got to run to Target to grab a few last-minute recipe items and to check out the back-to-school clearance shelves. A trait that thrifty people have is to look for deals after large event-type sales and holidays. You can save big by buying holiday or back-to-school items after the event has past. We went

Spinach Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread

I’ve made this a few times in the last few weeks. One for a family party, once for me, and once for a big party of women (church gathering). This is an awesome recipe that tastes better than most restaurant spinach artichoke dips. So far most everyone who has tried it has loved it and

15 Steps to a Successful Morning Routine for You and Your Kids

Mornings are such a double edge sword for me. I love that I wake up rested and looking forward to a new day. But yet, I kind of dread getting out of my soft comfy bed (esp. if I feel like the morning could be chaotic). I’ve found (and I’ve heard from other moms, including my

19 Delicious No-Bake Pies

The holiday season is fast approaching. I am so excited for family get-togethers, parties, costumes, Thanksgiving feasts, and gift-giving. No-bake pies are so easy and quick (especially if you buy pre-made crusts). They can be thrown together in just a few minutes of prep and a few hours of chilling. They are a great idea

No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie

Aren’t no-bake pies fantastic? I love them because they are so quick and easy to make and usually very good. This one is no exception. This No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie has a Nutella cream cheese filling with a nice subtle crunch from the Heath bits which are mixed throughout. For added texture and flavor, you’ll find a Cocoa Krispie-Nutella crust. It

Reasons Why ‘Bubblegum’ and I Love Sprout® Organic Foods

‘Bubblegum’ is the little lady of our household. She turned 10 months today! She is a total angel. She smiles so sweet and loves everyone. She is slightly shy and will lean into me and snuggle her head on my shoulder when she gets a little embarrassed—it’s so endearing! She rarely cries, loves to crawl around, chew on things,

Motherhood eBook Bundle

For 38 hours only, you will have the opportunity to get 10 motherhood eBooks for just $10! Hurry, this sale (found here) will end tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 17th. My sister and I’s popular motherhood eBook will be included in this bundle:  Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom! Our eBook, endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (America’s

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