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Why I’m Growing Tomato Plants In My Yard

Why we grow our own tomatoes each year and how we do it.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I just came in from planting 35 little tomato plants in the garden. I love being able to grow my own tomatoes each year. We started […]

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Use That Bacon Grease

Saving bacon grease in a jar for cooking and frying

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. It’s Saturday morning and I have a big batch of bacon cooking in the oven. It already smells amazing and I know we all look forward […]

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3 Simple Ways To Make Housework Easier

Here are three simple little tips to make keeping the house clean a little easier. They may seem deceptively simple, but have made a big difference for me.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Keeping the house clean and organized with a busy family and an even busier schedule isn’t easy. Some days it seems that things get misplaced, used, […]

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A Fun Little History Of Valentine’s Day

Curious how Valentine's Day became what it is today? Here's a fun little history lesson for you.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Each year, couples from around the globe celebrate their love on February 14. They exchange cards, flowers, chocolate and other gifts, and go out for special […]

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How To Make Bone Broth

Here's how easy it is to make that first batch of bone broth. All it takes are the leftovers from that roasted chicken, some water and a splash of Apple Cider vinegar if you have it. The only other ingredients are heat and time.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Bone broth is the liquid you get from boiling bones in water for several hours. It has a lot of nutritional value, is full of minerals […]

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New Year’s Day Lucky Meal

Here's what we're cooking (and eating) each New Year's Day for Good Luck. It also makes for a mighty tasty dinner.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Down here in the South we cook a traditional New Year’s Day meal that’s supposed to bring good luck, fortune and wealth in the new year. […]

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Christmas Crafting With The Kids

Fun and easy craft ideas to keep the kids busy while they wait for Santa to come. These make cute gifts and decorations too.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Kids love everything about Christmas except waiting for the day to get here. With them taking a break from school, you’ll often hear cries of, “I […]

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Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

I bake a big batch of these gingerbread cookies each year. It just wouldn't be Christmas without them.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I love gingerbread cookies. There’s just something about that sweet and spicy mix that makes them perfect. Around here it doesn’t really feel like Christmas until […]

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Christmas Books To Read As A Family

Teach your kids about the true meaning of Christmas by sharing some all-time favorite Christmas books.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Christmas is the season of the gimmes. Gimme toys, gimme electronic gadgets, gimmme gift certificates. That’s not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the […]

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