Instant Pot Refried Beans

Easy & Delicious Instant Pot Refried Beans

Homemade refried beans are a favorite in our home.  I have been making refried beans in my slow cooker for years, recently I decided to try cooking them in my Instant Pot.  I was extremely pleased with the results of this new cooking method.  Instant Pot refried beans are so easy to make.  They taste […]

Not back to school fun

August 2016 In Photos: NOT Back to School Fun!

We tend to homeschool year round and actually get more school stuff accomplished in the summer.  The summer is perfect for staying inside and tackling new ideas and interests because summer is HOT here in Florida.   Another reason to spend time at home during the summer months is that places are crowded when the schools […]

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Making Instant Pot baked potato soup is quick, easy, and delicious.  This soup is totally a comfort food, no calorie counting on this one.  It is a rich, creamy, and hearty soup that will leave you feeling extremely satisfied. When I say quick, I really do mean quick….from prep to soup cooked and in your bowl […]

Homeschooling with Audiobooks

Homeschooling With Audiobooks

We have been listening to audiobooks for three years and we are still loving them.  Homeschooling with audiobooks is a great way to have fun while building your children’s literary library.   Audiobooks have been a great addition to our homeschool, I know that we will continue to utilize them. We listen to audiobooks while […]

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Making homemade condensed cream of chicken soup is easy and delicious to taste.  Making your own condensed soup is much better for you as well.  Many classic recipes call for condensed soups so making your own is an easy way to enjoy your favorite dishes while skipping the chemicals often found in canned soups. Alex […]

July 2016 in Photos

July 2016 In Photos: Summer Fun & Ava Turns 8!

Creating my July 2016 in photos post reminds me of how much fun we had over the summer.  I know I have fallen behind but when I finally get up to creating these posts I get to reminisce a bit and I love it. July 2016 in Photos July was kicked off by celebrating Independence […]

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy

My mother in law gifted me a bone in turkey breast and I was excited to cook it in my Instant Pot.  Cooking a turkey breast in the Instant Pot is easy and quick and the results are tender, juicy, and delicious.   Not only can you make a super tasty turkey breast in your Instant […]

2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2016-1017 Homeschool Curriculum

It is November and we are finally finding our homeschool groove.  This homeschool groove seems to be ever-changing but right now we are on a roll.  Last night I realized that I never posted our 2016-2017 homeschool curriculum.  I enjoy writing these posts because they serve as a reference for years to come. These posts are also handy for future […]

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 […]