Homemade Sauerkraut and Why You Should Eat Some Every Day

Let’s talk sauerkraut.  Do you love it?  Do you hate it?  Is the only kind you have ever eaten come out of a can?  If you answered, “Yes” to the last two questions then you have a good reason to not like sauerkraut.  The stuff in a can has been made sour using vinegar.  Fermented Read More …

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It is that time of the year when the bugs start going around.  Actually, the bugs go around throughout the year, but the really nasty ones, like the flu, like to go around when the weather turns cooler. If you are like me, boosting my family’s immune systems is a top priority.  One way I Read More …

Eat More Lard!

For many, lard is an ancient food that is no longer eaten today.  It wasn’t that long ago that lard was a staple in pretty much every kitchen. Today it is considered by the majority of people to be a very unhealthy, artery clogging, heart disease inducing, high cholesterol promoting food.  What if I told Read More …

Chicken-Pumpkin Tacos

It’s the time of the year when the stores are full of pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that.  Of course you can’t forget the pumpkin spice lattes.  Which, for the record, I do not drink.  I can’t help it, I have never liked the taste. When most people think of eating pumpkin they think Read More …

Will All Teens Rebel?

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review.  This post also contains affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Rebellion.  That is a scary word for a parent.  Is it just a normal part of the teenage years?  Can it be avoided? Maybe what we view as rebellion Read More …

The Most Awesome Tool Ever!

This post contains an affiliate link where I receive monetary compensation if you choose to purchase using the product link in this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.      I have got to share with y’all my most favorite tool for yard work. It is my… Battery powered weed eater!   No joke.  This thing is Read More …

Teens are Like Preschoolers on Steroids

I remember the days when I had three children all under four years old.  Those days started early and ended late.  Sometimes the days seemed to sort of flow from one to the next with no distinct ending of the previous and the beginning of the next.  Those were the days of constantly picking up Read More …

When You Want More

What do you want more of?  I’ll share first. I want more… -time with my husband, alone -time with my children -books (I have a long list) -cloth napkins (we use them everyday and I like having different prints) – time to myself -money I could probably fill up pages with a list of things Read More …

Our Stone Mountain State Park Adventure

This past weekend my husband and I decided to take a trip to Stone Mountain State Park.  Neither one of us had ever been there before.  We took our six-year-old and our daughter.  Unfortunately our two other sons weren’t able to go, but that just gives us an excuse to go back.  And since they Read More …

Squash and Zucchini Salsa

Everyday I pick a basket full of squash and zucchini.  Even though these are two of my favorite vegetables, I do run out of ways to prepare them. The other day I decided that I was going to get creative and make squash and zucchini salsa. I remembered how the chef at one of the Read More …