Homestead Journal

We moved!!! Yay! We finally bought my dream home.


My husband is such a wonderful man. He grew up in a ranch style house that was “simple”. There isn’t much guessing when it comes to most ranch style houses. He has just always been more of a cautious man and doesn’t really take many risks. While looking for a house to buy he really was leaning more towards a ranch style home. I, on the other hand, love old farmhouses.…

June 30, 2016

Delicious Dump Cake

As you may already know, my family and I are moving this Friday (2 days)! We are so very excited and busy. I’ve been working on packing up our belongings while my husband must still go into work. Since most of the packing is done I figured I might as well work on cleaning out the freezer and cupboards next (just making it so we have fewer things to move). I found that we had a gallon size freezer bag of strawberries in the freezer and a chocolate cake mix in the cupboard.…

June 15, 2016

A Lifestyle of Health and Fitness

June 14, 2016

Most of us want to be healthy and fit, but not very many of us actually want to exercise or eat healthy foods. I fall into that category, as well. I try to eat healthy most of the time, but I love family campfires with s’mores, snacks at the many birthday parties for my kids, nieces, and nephews, cookies and chips while camping and fishing, and the occasional ice cream or root beer float to stay cool on those hot summer days.…


Freezing Avocados

Freezing Avocado
June 1, 2016

We eat a lot of breakfast shakes using avocados as the base, but avocados are expensive! Every once in a while, there is an amazing sale on avocados where we locally shop. When they are almost one fourth of their normal price, I stock up!

Putting over 2 dozen avocados in the refrigerator along with our other food is not easy to do, and I want to make sure they don’t go bad before I get around to using them.…