Granola Cereal

Granola Cereal Recipe

We don’t eat commercial cereal, and we try to stay away from processed foods. However, kids love cereal for breakfast, and it is a quick and easy way to start the day. So, I have started making home made granola cereal. It is a delicious alternative to store bought cereal, and it is a wonderful topping on a fruit parfait (which my kids enjoy having for supper quite often).

If you don’t have all of the dry ingredients, you can skip them and/or add more of another one.…


Natural Wart Removal

Have you ever had to deal with plantar and Palmer warts? I would like to take the time to share my experiences with them. Please keep in mind that I am in NO way a doctor or physician. Nor do I have any medical training. I’m sharing what has worked for me!

When I was a child I remember having a Palmer wart on the palm of my hand. I’m the type of person who will pick at anything that is not supposed to be on my body.…

The Slight Edge

Becoming a Millionaire One Penny at a Time

For the past 2 months I have had a habit tracker in my journal where I mark off things that I do or want to do on a regular basis, such as exercise, take my vitamins, read my Bible, etc. Through setting up these trackers I have discovered that the act of coloring in the boxes each day makes me want to do it again the following day.

Some days I feel like the small choice of deciding to work out is pointless and isn’t really making a difference.…


Becoming a Better Me: Learning to Love

I have dedicated this year to the start of making myself better. I don’t enjoy reading nonfiction books, but I know how much beneficial wisdom is in many of them. My desire to grow has outweighed my dislike of nonfiction, and I have the first book done…finally!

I decided to start the year with being a better parent since homeschooling has me spending almost all of my time with my children. I want to make sure I am properly preparing them for an emotionally successful adulthood (which seems to be creeping up faster than one would expect).…


American Boy Doll Clothes

Last month I turned an 18″ girl doll into an 18″ BOY doll. My son was so very happy to have a “mini-me”. You can read the blog here. Since creating the boy doll I needed to make some clothes for JoJo.

I just wanted to share a great book that I found at a local sewing shop. The patterns are, of course, for girl dolls, but it’s very easy to make boy clothes by just purchasing boyish fabrics!…


One Month Down, Eleven To Go

First month of 2016 is in the books (literally for those of you who keep a journal or calendar). The first week of a new month is the perfect time to do some reevaluation!

How many of you made some New Year’s resolutions that have already failed? You are not alone. Every year, people all over the world vow to make changes in the new year, and then life happens and it is the same old routine.…


Family Fun

I love spending time with my family. After a busy day we usually find ourselves wrapped up in blankets, watching a movie. In my opinion, watching tv doesn’t really count as “quality” family time. It’s hard to think of fun activities to do as a family at the end of the day (or any time of day!). To make my life easier, and more enjoyable, I created our “Family Fun Night (or anytime)” box.


Inside this special box I have 4 categories.…


Surviving Zombies, Disasters, and the Great Outdoors

I am not a doomsday thinker, but I do like to be prepared for unexpected scenarios. A large part of that is because I like making a list of things to prepare and then checking them off as I get them. The other part is that I have a desire to survive. I don’t give up or quit when things get difficult, so I would like to have something in place to help me out if that happens.…


Homemade Monkey Bread

We love monkey bread, but I don’t love buying biscuits in a can. I got this brilliant (at least I feel it’s brilliant) idea to just make my own biscuits for monkey bread. I tried it last week and it was a hit!

Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Monkey Bread
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  1. 1 cup warm water
  2. 3 1/4 cups flour (I used unbleached white all purpose flour)
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 2 Tablespoons softened butter (we used homemade butter that's unsalted)
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 3 teaspoons yeast
  1. Add all the ingredients into bread machine in the above order.

Goal Setting: How to Get Started

I love goals. I love thinking of them, breaking them down into smaller bits, writing them in lists, and achieving them. I love everything about goals! I also believe that one of the key components of completing goals is writing them down.

I recently had some family members tell me that they didn’t have any goals written down because they didn’t know where to start. That reminded me that several years ago I had put together a small workbook about organizing and setting goals.…