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?

7 Things That Help Save Over $150/month on Groceries

7 things that help me save over $150month on groceries

  Many years ago, I spent money as I wished and honestly didn’t give it much thought. Being a young couple with only two or three kids afforded us a lot of wiggle room in our budget. However, as the kid count went up, the wiggle room went down. Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks for keeping food on the table without breaking the bank. Say goodbye to paper towels and napkins While

7 Ways to Keep the Littles Busy {While the Bigs do School}

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. See my full disclosure here.* It has been in my heart and mind to do a series for a little while now but until this morning, I was unsure of the direction in which I should go. I am super excited to start a new series with the number 7. Wait.. did I just sound like the Count from Sesame Street? 7!  7 ways to keep

Upcycled Ties to go with Apologia’s Land Animals of the Sixth Day {Snakes!}

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. See my full disclosure here.*     Julia has been studying snakes in science. She uses Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day. Can I just say that I *love* the Exploring Creation Series? We worked through the Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day last year and she will be starting General Science next year (sixth grade). Never heard

Zucchini Bread {my most requested recipe}

The leaves are changing and there is a crispness to the air. Pumpkin recipes are everywhere and the seemingly confused department stores are already stocking Christmas trees. Autumn brings about many things. For me, it is the urge to bake. Baking is by far one of my very most favorite things to do. I enjoy the entire process… collecting recipes and concocting new ones, teaching my daughter the “tricks” of baking, the way it makes my