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This blog contains the musings of a working mom trying to balance faith, work and family. Readers.. will find organizing ideas, book reviews, menu plans, sewing projects and free tutorials.

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New teachers, students and homeschooling families will find many useful resources here. Information.. here includes lesson plans, lab activities for home and school, teaching techniques, worksheets,.. planners and more!

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  • How to Make your Kids Enjoy Their Summer Reading - A Tutorial!
    on Jul 15, 2011 in Parenting tutorial family
    My kids are avid readers.  This is something I am very happy about as thier parents are too. BBBUUUUTTTT, assigned summer reading, well that is another story.  First of all, it's assigned.  Second of all, we would all rather be swimmin...
  • Free Font Download: Honey Script
    on Jul 15, 2011 in fonts downloads
    I love this quote.  Mainly because my students are always getting on to me for quickly yanking out their flash drives.  I love this font also!  It is called Honey Script and you can download for free here!  Happy Friday!
  • It's Christmas in July! Freezer Canning Salsa I love this picture.  I can't believe I took it. So I have super-sized it, because there won't be another like this for a long time. This is how I spent my morning.  I love salsa and the hotter the better!  I do have a favorite r...
  • Hemming Jeans - A Sewing Tutorial Test Run
    on Jul 13, 2011 in tutorial Sewing Projects
    Soooo, I return from a glorious week at the beach to this note from my sister-in-law and a brand new pair of jeans. Here in Georgia we would then add, "Well, bless her heart."I really dislike hemming pants, but I especially dislike hemming jeans...
  • Quick Tip Tuesday
    on Jul 12, 2011 in family Quick Tip Tuesday
    I want to share with you something my husband and I do to save on dinning out cost and calories! It's called...Split the Plate! Just think of how many times you eat out and leave food on the plate or leave miserably full.Mexican and Japanese res...
  • Half Marathon...Why must you keep calling my name?
    on Jul 11, 2011 in half marathon training running
    Relatively speaking, I am a new runner. With only a year under my belt, I am still learning a whole lot about the sport. Such as....1 mile never gets easy! (I'll give you a list of the things I have learned about running in another post).It is a long...
  • Sewing Tutorial for a PillowcaseHello! It has been a while since I have given my readers something they can really use so I am giving you all a sewing pattern that I wrote several weeks ago.I used it to teach several teens and pre-teens how to sew. It is a great beginner project...
  • Envelope System Wallets
    on Jun 10, 2010
    Has it really been that long since I have posted??Now that summer is in full swing around here, I am finally getting caught up! I'll fill you in later on some of my spring adventures but for now I want to tell you to check out my etsy store!I am wor...
  • Multitude Mondays ...on a Thursday!I am ever thankful because I am FORGIVEN!* I never have to live with guilt* I am capable to forgive others*Guilt cannot not drive my decisions and choices* Each day is a new opportunity to LOVE!*I can have peace with God*I have a great inheritance* I...
  • Ahhhh...I am drooling over my new fabric! Oh weekend, please give me some free time!
  • Flourless wheat-free COOKIES!I thought I would share with you one of my families favorite cookies! This peanut butter cookie recipe is fool-proof!We like ours with oatmeal added, but if your diet does not include oats, no problem! We also will add chocolate chips too! But let...
  • A Story
    on Feb 17, 2010
    One tween girly girl with day old braces one rambunctious boy who turns 8 at 9:07pm one average mom who carries a little more weight in the hips than she used to one all-american dad who looks more distinguished with the years...
  • Make Me French Toast Til I Tell You To Stop!
    on Feb 16, 2010 in Parenting family Meal Planning recipes
    My wonderful husband is known for his difficult mornings. They all began when he was a young child. His horrible mother would come wake him up, help pick out clothing and then had the nerve to ask (in her bright cheerful voice), "What would you lik...
  • A little Februaury Sewing InspirationI thought I would take a minute and show you a few things I have been working on!I love this new Envelope System wallet! A suggestion from a promising customer influenced my fabric choices here. So cute and bright for spring!This wallet can be purc...
  • Everlasting Love
    on Jan 26, 2010
    The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued to extend faithful love to you.Jeremiah 31:3Lord, I praise you for loving me always and for drawing me toward you with your faithful love.
  • Need to Re-Think the Menu Plan
    on Jan 25, 2010
    We made our first visit to the orthodontist last week and it seems as though life as we have known it is about to change. Both youngsters will be in braces next month. Luckily the orthodontist uses payment plans, but I have a feeling that this is g...
  • Gluten Free CasserolesYes - you read it right! Going gluten free does not mean that you have to give up your creamy comfort foods! Below is one of our favorites!Vegetable Casserole - this works well with carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and/or potatoes! I sometimes buy th...
  • Envelope System WalletAfter a very busy holiday, I am slowly cranking out more of the Envelope System Wallets! I will be listing 3 wallets today with a varying price range to accommodate different budgets! After a year, I am still using AND loving my wallet. I would lik...
  • Cash Only!
    on Dec 18, 2009 in Cash Only Wallet family
    Even CNN is noticing the Cash-Only budgeting system!
  • Judge
    on Dec 16, 2009 in Faith 1000 Blessings family
    It is late.I have been falling in and out of sleep for hours. Not like the gentle rolling hills of the countryside but like the crashing, choppy ocean waves before a storm.The phone rings again all too loudly and my stomach tightens.I hear the man n...
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