June 2016 in Photos

June 2016 in Photos: Hospitals, Dancing, and Beach Fun

June was a crazy busy month for our family.   This month included Audrey being admitted into the hospital, dance performances at libraries and nursing homes all over the county for the girls, and a week-long beach visit with family.   Although June began a bit bumpy it ended up being a super fun and busy […]

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding Laws: Breastfeeding Mom Arrested?

This morning while I was enjoying my cup of coffee I was shocked by a post that appeared in my Facebook feed.  This post claimed that a mom was sentenced to prison after multiple citations for breastfeeding in public.  Quickly, I clicked over and read the article.  I read about a  woman that had been sentenced to 7 […]

Homemade Arnica Salve Recipe

Homemade Arnica Salve Recipe

Arnica salve is a must-have in any natural first aid kit.  Arnica reduces pain and inflammation and is great to use on bruises, aches, sprains, strains and even arthritis flare-ups.  Arnica also helps to reduce irritation from insect bites.  Health food stores often carry an assortment of arnica preparations but why not make your own concoction?  I […]

Instant Pot Potato Salad:  Quick & Delicious!

Instant Pot Potato Salad: Quick & Delicious!

Potato salad seems to be a summer staple.  It goes well with the barbeques and potlucks that seem to come together during the summertime.   Alex requested potato salad for a recent family get together and I decided to use my Instant Pot.  Boy, did this speed up the process!  Instant Pot potato salad is […]

May 2016 in pictures

May 2016 in Pictures: Fishing, Butterflies, & Kittens!

Here is my May 2016 in pictures post, watch out I am catching up!  Just like in April a lot of fishing occurred.  It is a good thing that we are surrounded by water!  We also had new additions to our family and even fostered a few critters until they could be released back into the […]

Our 6th year homeschooling and we are still loving it!

Our 6th Year Homeschooling…Still Loving It!

It is transition time in our family homeschool.  Alex and Ava had their annual homeschool portfolio evaluation, required by our state, and moved up a grade level.  It doesn’t have to happen this way but since we homeschool year-round it seems like a good time to move on to the next grade level. I also sent […]

Benefits of Tongue Scraping

Benefits of Tongue Scraping

There are several benefits of tongue scraping to improve overall health.  Benefits range from eliminating bad breath to boosting your immunity.  You may have never heard of tongue scraping.  I will share what it is, the type of tool you need, and the may benefits of tongue scraping with you. I was unsure of tongue […]

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

This is a simple pasta salad that pairs well with many dishes or is wonderful on its own.  Noodles, black beans, and feta cheese come together to create a delicious black bean pasta salad.  This is a salad that is sure to please everyone, all three of my kids like it so that says a […]

April 2016 in pictures

April 2016 in Pictures: Fishing, Fun, & A Road Trip!

April was an awesome month for our family!   We fished, played, learned, and went on a fun road trip.  We spent the month doing what we do best, living and learning with love.   Join us on our adventure…April 2016 in pictures! April 2016 in Pictures The Sebastian Inlet Tide Pool is one of […]

Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Clear Skin

Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Clear Skin

There are many different facial masks that I whip up in my kitchen that work great for my skin but the bentonite clay face mask is my favorite by far. If you are looking for a face mask that will shrink your pores and detoxify your skin this bentonite clay face mask for clear skin […]

Using Lapbooks with Literature

Using Lapbooks with Literature

In our homeschool we prefer living books over textbooks.  Some of our favorite homeschool moments happened while snuggled up reading books together.   Two of the three children are fluent readers but we still enjoy reading aloud together.  We really enjoy using lapbooks with literature studies.  Using lapbooks is a fun way to record what […]