• Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (whole30, gluten-free, paleo friendly)

    Hi Friends and happy Monday! I adore slow cooker meals, they make dinner time so much less stressful and make me feel accomplished because I planned ahead for once! Instead of standing in my kitchen wondering what I am in the mood for right before my husband comes home, I can relax and know that dinner is done…awesome! This is my version of Chicken Cacciatore, I just tried to replicate the flavors I enjoyed at our favorite local Italian eatery. I love the mix of tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, true comfort food that warms the soul. Perfect for any night of the week, although I am partial to this…

  • Cacao, Nut Butter and Date Balls

        Best snack ever, especially when you are craving something nutty and chocolatey. Basically most of my cravings involve chocolate and some sort of nut butter and this way I get to feel like I am cheating and eating something not so healthy but it isn’t bad for you! All three ingredients are wholesome and clean. That’s a win in my book! I am sure there are other recipes like this out there and I have seen where you just use a nut butter and dates but my husband didn’t like how sticky they were so I tried rolling them in oats, which were ok but then the idea…

  • Oregano Essential Oil

    Hi friends! In keeping with my weekly oil posts this week I want to share with you about Oregano. I have only begun to tap into this powerful oil in the past couple of years. I have heard amazing reviews and testimonials of this amazing oil but like I have said in other posts I will only share here what I have used and personally know about oils. *I interrupt this post to say that I am not a doctor, I only share what I use and has worked for me and my family. Please do your research before using oils!* Back to the regularly scheduled post :-)! The facts I…

  • Overnight Oats

    Hi Friends! This will be a short post today but I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite recipes/methods for breakfast! I guess the title of this post gave it away, so yes I am sharing my overnight oats recipe. I eat this just about every single morning, I crave it all day and can’t wait until I can eat it again in the morning! If you are lucky you can find gooseberries, those little, tart, yummy and yellow berries, oh how I love them so. They aren’t available ALL winter here and it is so sad, every week I go to the produce section and walk away defeated…

  • R.C. Essential Oil Blend

    Happy Wednesday friends! What a crazy busy week this has been already! So happy because today I have no appointments and get to stay home most of the day and catch up on housework and school paperwork. It is always nice to be able to check things off that to-do list isn’t it? Allergy season is upon us, because the snow is FINALLY gone (can I get a whoo-hoo?!?!)! Since it is the time of year that so many of us suffer from seasonal allergies and prefer not to take over the counter meds and even when we do they only minimally help, I thought I would share what helps…

  • Typical Homeschool Day

      Hello and welcome! We have been having the most marvelous weather, I am beside myself with happiness! Something about the sunshine and blue skies, especially after a very long and snowy winter season, that makes everyone happier and just a pleasure to be around! Had an amazing weekend with friends visiting and celebrating our 20th church anniversary. God is so good and if you don’t know God visit my Hope page and read how you can know Him. Back to the original intention of this post, I often get asked what does my typical homeschooling day look like? What do I do all day? To be honest I used…

  • DIY Deodorant

    Hi friends! I want to share with you my favorite, and only one I use, homemade deodorant recipe. Seriously, it is the only deodorant you will ever need. It passes the high stress 12 hour test! Store bought deodorant with all it’s long chemical words you can’t even pronounce doesn’t work this good, once you try it you will never buy deodorant that can harm you again. When you try this recipe let me know how you like it! Also, let me know if you find different oil combinations so I can update for others! Forever Grateful, Kelly *This post may contain affiliate links, when you purchase the item after…

  • Crochet Happenings

    Hi friends! My Spring project is not progressing as quickly as I would like, have been busy this week. We have friends from North Carolina coming over this weekend so, of course, I have been super busy putting on my fake house. I am sure you know what I am talking about, cleaning so much that it looks like we don’t live here haha! I can’t be the only one who does this! In fact my kids always ask who is coming over when I start to clean and declutter like a mad woman. Don’t get me wrong my house is always technically “clean” I don’t like dirty surfaces but…

  • Thieves

    Hi friends! To continue from my last post which I said if I could only have 2 oils, the first being Lavender and the second is the blend Thieves. It is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary. The history is pretty interesting, it was created from research of a group of 15th century thieves (hence the name) who rubbed this blend of oils on themselves to avoid getting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead (ew…apparently it was a lucrative hobby!) When caught by the authorities they gave their recipe in hoping for a softer punishment. Studies have shown the blend’s ability to…

  • Stir-Fry Sauce

    Hi friends! I love a good stir-fry, how about you? It is so great to be able to turn new or leftover veggies into an amazing meal the family will devour with no complaints! Add this sauce and you will have just that, a healthy easy meal. It is great for those clean out your fridge nights. You could easily make this sauce ahead of time and have all your veggies prepped so you could have this on the table in less than 30 minutes. My middle boy has started saying ‘awesomesauce’ about things he is happy about, well for me this stir-fry sauce is awesomesauce! I am so excited…