Mouthwatering Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

There’s just something amazing and delicious about getting to enjoy fresh blueberries during the summer months. If you live in an area where you can pick them yourself, they would make an amazing addition to this Blueberry Cheesecake Bars recipe! Not only does my family CRAVE this simple and delicious recipe, I find that it’s becoming one of my favorites as well. I love the fact that the directions are easy to follow, and it comes out perfect each and every time. Part of what makes this recipe unique is the fact that one of the main ingredients is cream Continue Reading...

Amazingly Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Nothing says summer like the powerful duo of strawberry and lemonade. There’s something truly magical about how they compliment each other perfectly. And while I like them both separately, I LOVE them together. Who knew that there was a way to combine the freshness and flavor of strawberries with the sweetness and tartness of lemonade to create a truly amazing recipe that is sure to become a family staple. And what I love the most about this recipe? It’s the perfect food item to take along with you to all of those fun summer gatherings. Potlucks, bbq’s, and family reunions Continue Reading...

Patriotic Cookies

With the season of fireworks right around the corner, what a perfect time to give this recipe for Patriotic Cookies a try! While they may not have the loud factor of the true fireworks, they will definitely have the “wow” factor for anyone who takes a bite. What I love most about this recipe is that it is made with cream cheese. It’s just one of those ingredients that take these cookies from good to great. And don’t take my word on it. Ask any of my kids as well! They’ll be happy to tell you how much they love Continue Reading...

How To Get The Most From Other Cultures On Vacation

This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. It’s vacation time again, and you’re wondering where to go. Not to worry! I have you covered. I’ve been drinking a lot of tea lately and have been so inspired by the Twinings brand. In 1706, Thomas Twining opened the house of Twinings of London where he dreamed of only selling Continue Reading...

5 Tips For Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy

Everyone knows that you need to eat healthy to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. But living in a society which serves food high in saturated fat and sugar can make the lifestyle seem impossible to obtain. Trust me there is hope! Here are five ways that you can help your family make the switch to eating healthy foods.   Great Tips For Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy   Get Them Involved Families can form great bonds by including everyone in the kitchen. Working together can pave the way for more communication and provide opportunities to teach children about different Continue Reading...

20 Farm To Table Summer Salads

Summertime is prime time for fresh produce from your local farmers’ market, where you’ll find tomatoes, corn, summertime squash, asparagus, radishes, fruits, berries and so much more. With such fresh, local ingredients, easy summer salad recipes are practically begging to be made. An abundance of lettuce varieties and green leafy vegetables can serve as a salad base while you get creative with vibrant vegetables, juicy fruits, farm raised meats, farm fresh eggs, and hand-crafted cheeses. It is my absolute favorite time of the year to try new farmers market recipes. There just isn’t anything quite like farm to table produce! Continue Reading...

Twinings Herbal Tea The Perfect Tea For Tea Time

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. As a homeschool mom of 6 children and doing daycare for 7 more, finding time to get quiet time for myself is pretty rare. I do make sure that every single morning I focus on myself. I start my morning with a cup of coffee or tea and just sit Continue Reading...

All Natural Sports Drink and GIVEAWAY

If you have been a follower of this blog or know me personally, you then know I am a parent to some VERY active kids. Our kids get a short time for screen time in the afternoon, but that is it. The rest of the day they are off running and playing. They come in at the end of the day exhausted and dirty just like kids should! As of now, our kids drink lots of water and that is it. Really due to the preservatives, dyes, and junk in most sports drinks. We have been frequently looking for a pick Continue Reading...

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam ~ With 1/2 The Sugar

Every year we make a bunch of strawberry freezer jam to fill our big freezer to last us until next strawberry season. We have now realized the kids will no longer eat store bought jam anymore. I can’t blame them since homemade jam tastes SOOO much better. Plus it doesn’t have any preservatives, dyes, and is all organic!! The first couple of years we made normal freezer jam, following all the regular freezer strawberry jam recipes are made. Last year was the first year we decided to only add 1/2 the amount of sugar to the recipe. The original recipe calls Continue Reading...

How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading...

50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

As time goes on we have been slowly working on taking toxic chemicals out of our cleaning supplies and making our own natural cleaning products. Not only is it healthier for our family, often times it saves us money in the long run as well. Depending on what type of cleaners you are using there can be an array of toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems such as cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive problems, among others. In studies 90% of dust samples taken from homes have been found to contain toxic chemicals. These chemicals Continue Reading...

Natural Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Most adults get 2-4 cold a year and the average child easily gets 6-10 a year. This equates to consumers spending about $5 billion on over the counter remedies yearly just for the common cold. 20% of people will develop the flu. People are most contagious before they even start feeling symptoms of either illness. Virus’s can survive for 3 hours outside of your body, and up to 48 hours on touchable surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts, etc. Just a single virus within a day can have 16 million offspring. Just 1 sneeze can spread 100,000 germs into the Continue Reading...