re·al adj \ˈrē(-ə)l\ (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Definition) 1: of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (as lands or tenements) 2a : not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine ; also : being precisely what the name implies real professional> This word actually has several definitions, but I’m just going to focus on one…the second, actually. You can look at all the definitions by following the link above, if… Continue Reading
I have threatened on many occasions to “write a strongly worded letter” to whomever is in charge of whatever I am upset/disappointed/irritated with, but I don’t think I’ve actually ever followed through with that. It’s an expression my husband and I use often, jokingly. That, however, changed today – when I redeemed some Speedy Rewards Points in an effort to be frugal while out and about and got way less… Continue Reading
OK, so this is totally against all the “real foodie” in me…but in my quest to spend as little money on things as I can by making as many things as I can myself, I have wondered: Can I make a healthy, or healthier, marshmallow? Is it even possible to make your own marshmallows without the benefit of ginormous industrial equipment or magical woodland elves? Well, as it so happens,… Continue Reading
We have a free, local paper here that has a column called “Speak Out.” It has long been a source of amusement for me, to read the complaints (such as “we live in the United States of America but I don’t understand why we have so many Canada Geese”), bizarre questions and various soapbox diatribes that people call in to have included in the column. Today, however, I just about… Continue Reading
I just added a post to my Purposeful Nourishment blog on making your own cream of mushroom soup, plus I’ve included a recipe for Taco Seasoning and my mother in law’s famous Burrito Casserole. Come check it out! Kicking the Can(ned Cream of Mushroom Soup): A Healthy Alternative + 2 BONUS Recipes!
Canned Cream of Mushroom soup is a staple in the cupboards of my region. It is the heart and soul of a myriad of casseroles. We make Green Bean Casserole with it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Dinners. It livens up Beefy Macaroni and Cheese for a quick supper on a busy night, something known in our house as Surprise, It’s Supper. It’s one of those magical ingredients that you… Continue Reading
(Due to technical difficulties on November 1, the winner of the Really Woolly Kids DVD giveaway was chosen just now…thanks to ClassTools.net Random Name/Word Picker) AMANDA, you’re the lucky winner! Please contact me with your address so I can send it out to you! Thanks again for following my blog and for entering the giveaway, I know your kids will love this DVD!
Originally, I didn’t want to have children. I didn’t want to sacrifice my freedom, I absolutely adored sleep, and I didn’t want to bring another innocent life into this crazy world. God had other plans in store for me, though! I now have five kids…three stepsons – 20, 18 and 16…a daughter, 10 and one boy of my very own, who is almost 3. God is funny like that, really…. Continue Reading
The winner of the Really Woolly Kids DVD is… Congratulations! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope your kids enjoy the DVD!
Have you heard of the No-Poo movement? It’s quite interesting. I gave it a whirl, then did a guest post about it on my friend’s blog, The Homesteading Hippy…come check it out! Really, her hubby read it and just totally cracked up. You’ll love it, I promise! Just click that link down below there… Confessions of an SLS Junkie: How I Went No-Poo