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
Do you have a lot of luck signing up for all those giveaways on the web? Until just the other day, I’ve never won a thing. I was so excited that I finally won a blog giveaway! But… I have to be honest, I entered the giveaway thinking I wouldn’t win anyway, and it was helping out a friend of mine. No biggie. I honestly didn’t really WANT what was… Continue Reading
GUEST POST ON HEATHER’S BLOG A really good friend of mine gave me a reusable shopping bag stuffed full of hair care products – shampoos, conditioners, styling products. I was really happy at first since any money I don’t have to spend on stuff we need to keep ourselves hygienically civilized can be spent on other stuff we need, or Starbucks. But then I started to get suspicious… I started… Continue Reading