Motivated Moms E-book Chore Planner Review

Having four children (plus one on the way), two dogs and six chickens in the house I have always struggled to not only get the house clean, but keep it that way. Motivated Moms offers a chore planner that could work well in any family setting. Whether it be a bit chaotic like mine or a one child family. The planners offered by Motivated Moms is primarily for moms however, there’s no reason you couldn’t get the kids

How to Turn an Orange into a Candle

My mother had this idea to turn an orange into a candle. You know what that says to me? BLOG POST! Naturally, I made her wait until I could find my camera. It’s incredibly easy. What you need: orange knife lighter bowl orange essential oil (if you like the smell a bit stronger) filler oil (anything will work- olive, canola, vegetable, coconut) Grab your orange and slice it in half   Carefully slice out the

Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken and Rice {My Kitchen Mondays}

In general, I plan my meals. I inventory the kitchen, pantry, fridge and both freezers. Based on that, I make my menu and then my grocery list of what I don’t have on hand. I despise throwing food away, wasting is one of my peeves. Keeping an inventory and using most of what I have on hand really helps cut down on wastage. Having said that.. there are days when I don’t have a dinner

Here’s To Hoping This Next Year Is A Bit More Organized

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. Read my full disclosure here.* Just over 72 hours from now this year will be gone and a new one will have begun. It seems like at the end of each December we think, “sheesh, we just celebrated New Years, last year!”. Time flies. Seriously. Somehow, I’m 30. I am 30, with four kids and a dog. I live in a house where my daily thoughts

Our Advent Plans {and a Review of Celebrate Jesus, Light of the World}

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. Read my full disclosure here.* December 1st marks the first day of Advent. Many people don’t know what Advent is, so let me explain… Advent is a season we celebrate as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Typically, people begin their celebration on December 1st and continue up until Christmas Day. Why celebrate Advent?