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How to Cook Ground Turkey or Ground Beef into a Fine Texture

Pin ItShareCooking Ground Turkey or Ground Beef into a Fine Texture When making tacos, chili, lasagna or spaghetti, I like the texture of the meat to be small, itzy bitzy, fine pieces.  I truly dislike having large chunks of meat in a … Continue reading

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Healthy Choices can equal Unhealthy Stress and Confusion

Pin ItShare Are You Stressed and Confused over Healthy Choices? Are you just starting out on a healthy food and healthy home journey, or have you struggled around with it for years trying to figure out what works for you and your … Continue reading

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Glittered Star – Crafting With the Lil Ones

Pin ItShare               Glittered Star Crafting With the Lil’ Ones                    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star  Are you looking for a quick and easy craft to go along with a story such as  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars, or How to Catch … Continue reading

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Book Review – Peace in the Pressure Cooker

Pin ItShare Patti Davis Peace in the Pressure Cooker by Patti Davis Oh, what a great book.  This is an easy read.  With a cup of coffee and a quiet house you can read this lil’ keeper in just a … Continue reading

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2013 Christmas Puzzle

Pin ItShareThis year’s puzzle, a nice little Thomas Kincaid picture.  This is one that we will have to frame.               Several years ago we bought a puzzle to work on during Christmas, little did we … Continue reading

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2013 Triangle Walk to Cure Diabetes

Pin ItShareOn November 2, Krista and Adam Vick will be participating in the JDRF 2013 Triangle’s Walk to Cure Diabetes.  This walk is to raise awareness and funds for research and development for the millions of people who live with Type … Continue reading

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Marine Praying with His Bride Before Their Wedding

Pin ItShare Marine and His Bride Praying Before Their Wedding http://thepowerofprayer.tumblr.com/post/40525128644/powerofprayer I don’t personally know these people, I am simply reblogging the post titled Power of Prayer on tumblr.  I stumbled across this post while looking at some other sites.  I have to say … Continue reading

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A Cry From Egypt – Book Review

Pin ItShareI just finished the book A Cry From Egypt by the very talented author, Hope Auer.   The book is written for young teens, maybe even older teens, but can certainly be enjoyed by all ages.  I know many moms … Continue reading

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Our Second Homeschooled Graduate

Pin ItShare Our Second Homeschooled Graduate Pomp and Circumstance is playing for Homeschoolers in every state across our nation. We are proud to once again have a graduate of our homeschool walk across the stage to get that piece of … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Coffee

Pin ItShareFair Trade Coffee, or not; is it important? Why should we even care?  Is it important? There’s a lot of hype going around about Fair Trade coffee, what’s good, what’s not, and why. If you really enjoy a good cup … Continue reading

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Homemade Spaghetti / Lasagna Sauce

Pin ItShare Homemade Spaghetti / Lasagna Sauce Do you often wish you had your own Spaghetti or Lasagna Sauce in the cabinet or freezer?  I know you don’t want to buy sauce for 2 reasons, the price and the hidden ingredients. … Continue reading

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Dump Starbucks or Not? UPDATED

Pin ItShare Dump Starbucks or Not? UPDATED, read to the end We got the word that Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, said that if you support traditional marriage that they don’t want your business.  http://joemiller.us/2013/03/starbucks-ceo-no-tolerance-for-traditional-marriage-supporters/#ixzz2OkHVeHJP Oh my word!!!! I already knew … Continue reading

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Stomp on Jesus

Pin ItShare“Stomp on Jesus” is what the students were told to do, says one student from Florida Atlantic University. You have got to be kidding me. One student, Ryan Rotela, says it happened like this; the students were told to write … Continue reading

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NutriBullet vs Juicer

Pin ItShare NutriBullet vs Juicer Yesterday I made my Orange Blush Juice using my Jack Lalanne Juicer, which I love. Today, I made the Orange Blush using my new   NutriBullet, which I am getting used to. update: I have come to … Continue reading
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Orange Blush Juice

Pin ItShare Orange Blush Grapefruit/Orange/Carrot This is a quick and easy juice.  It takes just a couple of minutes to peel 1 grapefruit and 1 large or 2 small oranges.  Use one or 2 carrots.  Run those through the juicer, and … Continue reading

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Kick Start Green Fruity – Detox Smoothie

Pin ItShare Kick Start your Day with a Nutrient Packed Good Morning Blended Green Fruity/Smoothie.  I like to call this one a “Fruity” instead of a smoothie.  Smoothie makes me think yogurt, creamy, hot summer day, or snack.  This one is more … Continue reading

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Very Extra Large Egg

Pin ItShare HUGE Egg Extra – Extra Large WOW!!!! Egg Picking up eggs this morning was just like any other day.  Getting the eggs while the girls are all around my feet wanting a treat is the usual thing.  Not until … Continue reading

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Just a little thought for today.

Pin ItShare Yes, Girls, before planning to marry a guy know that he has a job. Look for signs of stewardship, frugalness, and wisdom. Know that he is filled with Godliness, self-control, moral character, and gentleness. Just a thought for today.

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Homemade Laundry Soap that Really Works

Pin ItShare Frugal Homemade Laundry Soap that really works. Make 5 gallons of Laundry Detergent/Soap. It’s so easy and FRUGAL to make your own laundry soap with just a few ingredients and a little bit of time. I have tried dozens … Continue reading

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The Daily Juice

Pin ItShare Juice for lunch  — Make your own juice — fresh and ready for a quick and easy lunch. Today’s lunch was a quick juice. Just 1 mango, 1 kiwi, 1 apple, 1 orange, and 2 small carrots. Throw … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle book: How to Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any

Pin ItShareHow to Manage Your Money When You Don’t have Any by Erik Wecks Free kindle download. I stumbled across this free kindle download today.  I’m sure this is a keeper.  I have not taken the time to look at … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetable Soup and Homemade Bread

Pin ItShare Homemade Vegetable Soup in your crockpot and Homemade Bread It’s a cold rainy day here in NC, so what better to have cooking in the kitchen than a good pot of soup and loaves homemade bread. I have decided that … Continue reading

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Detox Smoothies

Pin ItShareI have been “pinteresting” again.  It’s amazing how 15 minutes can turn into 2 hours once I pull up pinterest. Today I ran across a real jewel.  You know I love coffee, I enjoy smoothies, and juicing, so this … Continue reading

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Breadless Breakfast Casserole

Pin ItShareBreakfast Casserole Makeover.  For years we have had that same old breakfast casserole, you know that usual breakfast casserole with eggs, bread, and sausage? No sausage for ours but you know the casserole that I’m talking about. 6 slices of … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Pin ItShare Chocolate Peanut Clusters 28 ounces of lightly salted peanuts (dry roasted works well for this recipe) you can use 2 jars of lightly salted or one jar salted and one jar unsalted. 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate … Continue reading

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Fudgy Bon-Bons

Pin ItShare Another recipe from my friend Elise Johnson.  For more wonderful recipes from Elise go to www.cookingwithelise.com.  Her cookbook is a keeper too, don’t miss out, order yours today.   Fudgy Bon-Bons 1- 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate … Continue reading

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Elise’s Best Biscotti

Pin ItShareThis recipe is from my good friend and talented chef Elise Johnson.  My daughter took a cooking class with Elise a few years ago and she has been baking and perfecting her cooking skills ever since (my daughter, not … Continue reading

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Make an Heirloom Christmas Tree Skirt

Pin ItShare Make an Heirloom Christmas Tree Skirt In December 2004 I was waiting in line to get fabric cut to make a round tree skirt.  I was trying to figure out how much I needed to make it large … Continue reading

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Faux Bacon is in the house aka Turkey Bacon

Pin ItShareAlong with celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, December brings with it all sorts of excitement.  We look forward to seeing family and friends that we don’t see very often, singing Christmas … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Smoothie

Pin ItShare Move over Egg Nog — Hello Pumpkin Smoothie! I’m sure that I am not the first to come up with this, but since no one shared it with me, and I didn’t find it anywhere else.  My lil’ … Continue reading

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Almost Homemade Wickles type Pickles Recipe

Pin ItShareThis is a recipe that has been around for many generations, and it is so easy to make.  I bet your Grandma has made this recipe.   First you start with a gallon jar of Sour pickles (not dill … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie

Pin ItShare It’s Green Smoothie time.  Yeah, it’s pumpkin time too.  Every season is green smoothie time. I do love pumpkin everything and I have several really good pumpkin recipes that I might get around to posting sometime before this … Continue reading

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Hauling off the Trash to Save Money

Pin ItShareHauling off the Trash You can save $200 -$300 a year by hauling your own trash to the landfill. I mean literally hauling off the trash. We live in a rural area, we are not in a sub-division and we only live a couple … Continue reading

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2012 North Carolina Voter Guide

Pin ItShare 2012 North Carolina Voter Guide. What’s on your ballot? Check out your ballot before heading to the polls. Go to the link and put in your address, then get your ballot and learn more about your candidates.                                                                      2012 … Continue reading

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Biden’s bizarre question to father of Navy SEAL who died in Benghazi attack.

Pin ItShareSay What????? Ok, I know I said I’m just a passive politicker, but I just can’t believe the nerve of this guy. He said WHAT?????? Oh my word, Mr Woods should get the opportunity to take Joe Biden “out behind … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from your Momma

Pin ItShare                                                         (great sign: I don’t know where it came from or who … Continue reading

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Pin ItShare I just ordered my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil.  They have a Buy One Get One Free special going right now.  Plus Free Shipping for using the code 221211. The code expires at midnight on October 25, 2012.  So … Continue reading

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Pin ItShareEven if you don’t have a tendency toward finding / purchasing Made in USA products, you can still support your locals. Shop your Mom and Pop stores, look in the older downtown districts for those Mom and Pop locations.  Go … Continue reading

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“List”

Pin ItShareMade in the USA “List” Are you concerned about the lack of American made items you can find in your local stores.  You will not find very many in the big box stores. It is depressing and the only … Continue reading

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Teaching your child to read

Pin ItShareLearning to read can be fun and it can be quite a challenge for both parent and child.  If your little scholar is ready to read, then go ahead and teach. If little munchkin is not ready don’t push.  … Continue reading

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Benghazi terror attack, yes or no? Video to blame, yes or no?

Pin ItShareSay What?? Benghazi terror attack, yes or no?  Video to blame, yes or no? Yeah, What did they say? Can’t they get it straight? First they blamed a video, then they said that they didn’t blame a video for the 9-11-12 attack. … Continue reading

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Bread that doesn’t mold. Really?

Pin ItShareWhile standing in line at the grocery store yesterday, I overheard the lady in front of me declare wonderful news about her bread. She said to the cashier, “this is the best bread I have ever had” after a little … Continue reading

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Not funny “math problem”

Pin ItShare Not funny. Not cute. Not Math. Diabetes doesn’t come from what you eat. It comes from the fact that your pancreas no longer produces insulin. Just like ignorance, there is no cure for diabetes. Yeah, I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens vs Hawks

Pin ItShareChickens + Hawks = Trauma in the flock. Do you have free ranging backyard chickens?  If so, you are always worried about hawks, and dogs, and any other critter that might make it into the yard and cause havoc among … Continue reading

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So Much Curricula – Only 13 Years

Pin ItShareSo Much Curricula – Only 13 Years Are you an overwhelmed Homeschool Momma, looking at all the choices and have no idea which way to turn? Getting started with homeschool you actually wondered where you would get books and … Continue reading

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Hatching Baby Chicks

Pin ItShareHatching baby chicks, naturally. No incubator needed. Hatching Baby Chicks is a lot of fun and excitement for the kids, and adults too.   How do you know when you have a broody girl: She will not leave the … Continue reading

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White Sugar – White Flour Fetish

Pin ItShareJust so that I am perfectly not misunderstood on my healthier choices statement. I publicly admit to having a White Sugar and White Flour Fetish. 

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Homeschooling in North Carolina

Pin ItShareIn January of 2010 National Home Education Research Institute reported that there were over 2 million home educated students in the United States. This was up from 1.5 million registered in 2007. In January, 2011 North Carolina reported more … Continue reading

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Our First Homeschooled Graduate

Pin ItShareOur First Homeschooled Graduate For 13 years now we have had 2 questions constantly asked of us.  The first is the ever so worried family and friends mantra of “aren’t you concerned about socialization?” and the second is “do … Continue reading

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