Recipe Roundup – Dinner Time!

Hello! I hope you all are  enjoying this April day! We love April, except for the allergies. (And this allergy season has already been a doozy!) Hoping for a few more April showers, but not any crazy storms. How about you? I have been thinking for some time about putting together a list of recipes that I have gathered from the web that we use on a regular basis in our menu planning. A Recipe Roundup [ ... ]

Banana Sour Cream Muffin Recipe

I call my son Nathan “The Muffin Man.” And yes, I sing the song to him quite frequently too. That sweet child could eat muffins all day long, every day, if I would let him. It doesn’t even really matter what kind of muffins, either. If it is a muffin, he will eat it, and most likely love it. I have tried a ton of different muffin recipes over the years–I even bought a book [ ... ]

Amazing Stain Remover

Believe it or not, this is my SECOND post this week! HA–I am getting better! I have been spending a lot of time studying about essential oils for some classes I am teaching, and that has taken a lot of my time, but I hope to post soon about the incredible stuff I’m learning! It is fascinating to discover how essential oils work, and I am all about the cool sciency stuff (yes, [ ... ]

My Granola “Okranola” Recipe

When Nathan was little, he used to call granola “okranola.” I have no idea where that came from, and sadly, it didn’t last long. But when we think of granola, it brings back those fun memories, and we still call it okranola occasionally because it was just so darn cute. I have a granola recipe that rocks my family’s socks off. In fact, my husband actually wants to eat it EVERY DAY. Sometimes he eats it [ ... ]

What’s So Great About Diffusing Essential Oils?

Did you know that diffusing Young Living Essential Oils is one of the best ways to experience their benefits? A good diffuser puts tiny oil droplets out into the air. Once they are in the air, you breathe them, they go into your lungs, and then quickly get into your bloodstream. This is so fabulous when you need their therapeutic benefits to start working extra fast! There are so many good things that come from inhaling [ ... ]

Hope in the Face of Discouraging Words – Part Three of My Medical Health Journey

So, many (very many) weeks later, I am finally posting again. *sigh* I am determined to write more this year! I promise! Today I am continuing with Part Three of my medical health journey, which will complete this series. I am excited to finish this because I am ready to move on to other things! If you are just now joining me, or if you need a refresher since it’s been FOREVER since my previous posts, [ ... ]

“There Is Nothing More That We Can Do to Help You” – Part Two in My Medical Health Journey

Well, my good intentions for posting at least once a week (and really shooting for 2-3) have gone out the window. I am sorry—my life has been so crazy that I just haven’t had time to sit down and write. Top that off with a myriad of computer issues, and my blogging has gone completely by the wayside. I am really hoping things are going to slow up soon and I can have more time [ ... ]

Raised On the Pharm – Part One in My Medical Health Journey

I’m BAAAA-AAAACK!! Did you miss me?? I am sorry it’s been such a long time since my last post. You would not believe my life this last month—it’s been crazy. But I am working on getting a little more organized, and getting a little better handle on things. We’ll see how that goes. So this entry will be the first in a series of posts about my medical health journey over the last few [ ... ]

15 Tips for Saving Time in the Real-Food Kitchen

If you haven’t already figured it out, the real food lifestyle takes time. There is just no getting around that. When you are cooking from scratch, making many things that you used to just go out and buy in a box, a packet or a bottle, it does keep you in the kitchen for longer periods. For some people, it just isn’t worth the extra time and effort. And, as much as I believe that [ ... ]

Christian Healthcare Sharing: Considering Health Insurance Alternatives in Light of Obamacare

A few years ago when Rex lost his job, we found ourselves without health insurance for the first time ever. That was not a very happy and encouraging place to be on top of dealing with all the other joys of unemployment. I spent a couple of weeks poring over plans and trying to find one that we could quasi-afford (ha—that was a joke) and that would give us the coverage we needed (yeah, another [ ... ]