How to Cook Frozen Chicken in 10 Minutes (Instant Pot)

Frozen Chicken Breasts Cooked to Perfection in 10 MINUTES! (How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot)

I have been raving about how much I love my Instant Pot.   Seriously, if I could only keep one of my kitchen gadgets (and I have a lot) I would choose my electric pressure cooker AKA my Instant Pot.  I cook dry beans to perfection in 55 minutes, a whole chicken in 20, a whole […]

How to Make Homemade Organic Lip Balm

How to Make Homemade Organic Lip Balm

I am going to share how you can make your own homemade lip balm at home.   It is super easy and you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen.  Making your own lip balm eliminates the many chemicals and preservatives that are in many store-bought lip balms and it will save you money, the […]

Field Trip Fun:  WFIT

Field Trip Fun: WFIT Public Radio Station

If we are not listening to an audio book or Pandora we are listening to WFIT 89.5.  It is one of the very few radio stations programmed in our van.  My husband introduced me to this radio station many (many!) years ago.   He actually thought of this fun field trip idea…thanks Shane! The kids […]

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Easter and eco-friendly are two words that very often don’t go hand in hand.  Plastic eggs, plastic grass, candy with artificial flavors and colors….not so great for the environment or your body.   We have dyed our eggs naturally for years and the bunny has been kind leaving organic candy for the kids as well as […]

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pasta

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pasta

Sometimes the only thing that I want to make for dinner is a big pot of comfort food.  This cheesy broccoli chicken pasta is a one dish meal that I often turn to when I am craving comfort foods.  I use gluten-free noodles so that everyone in our family can enjoy this creamy cheesy pasta, […]

January 2016:  Our Month in Photos

A Mini-Vacation & Tons of Fun: January 2016 In Photos

My kids were looking through all of the photos in the Mamatography Project that I used to participate in, a photo a day,  and they were bummed when they came to the last post.   They asked me to start posting photos again and I agreed that it was a great idea.  The Mamatographgy Project […]

How To Make Your Own Magnesium Oil

How To Make Magnesium Oil: Reduce Stress & Sleep Better!

Making your own magnesium oil is extremely easy, great for your health, and can save you money.  I will share with you the step-by-step instructions for how you can make our own magnesium oil.  You only need 2 ingredients and a spray bottle to store your magnesium oil in, easy peasy! I have been using magnesium […]

Fun Learning Lessons:  The Periodic Table of Elements

Homeschool Learning: Discovering & Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements

Alex decided to ditch the science path that we were on this homeschool year in order to learn about chemistry (yeah, we often change it up mid-year).  I knew that learning about Chemistry would involve learning about the periodic table of elements and that scared me.  Once I got over this fear I found many […]

How to cook dry beans in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

How To Cook Dry Beans In An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Are you ready to cook dry beans from start to finish in an hour?  It took me several attempts but I finally made the perfect batch of cooked beans n my electric pressure cooker and I am happy to share how it’s done.  I use an Instant Pot, but any electric pressure cooker would work. […]

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhaler

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

I have used Himalayan salt in our home for years.  I have Himalayan salt lamps throughout my house and I use Himalayan salt in the kitchen so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered a Himalayan salt inhaler at our local herb store. I was searching for ways to treat my daughter’s asthma […]

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes (Quick & Easy!)

My kids love homemade pancakes.  My fluffy whole wheat pancakes were a very common breakfast item until I realized that Audrey needed to eat gluten-free.   Making gluten-free pancakes for my family was very much trial and error.  There were many more batches that they wouldn’t even touch than there were ones that they would tolerate. […]

2016 Reminders for the New Year

16 Reminders (Not Resolutions) for 2016

Real quick….  You may be wondering why I didn’t title this post ’16 Resolutions for 2016′, the reason is that I don’t like to feel pressured.  Sounds silly but it’s true.   I quit smoking, quit soda, ditched eating junk, ditched chemicals, and have made so many positive changes in my life in the last […]

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Living & Learning With Love: October & November 2015

We have been having a blast living and learning with love.  It seems that there are so many things going that we have had a hard time finding the time to sit down and do ‘schoolwork’ but THIS is the reason we homeschool.   I am beginning to find peace knowing all that I have […]

Magnesium:  The Invisible Deficiency

Magnesium: The Invisible Deficiency

Are you wondering if you are deficient in magnesium.  The answer is most likely YES.  I never thought about being deficient in magnesium but now that I supplement with my homemade magnesium oil spray I can tell a very big difference, verifying to me that I was indeed deficient.  Magnesium is so very important to […]