Dips & Sides

Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

I have been making stuffed mushrooms for some time now. My husband loves them and they pair perfectly with anything; steak, chicken, seafood, barbecues… ANYTHING. They are just the perfect bite-sized, finger food side dish of all time!  My original recipe was great until we visited Bj’s Brewery in California and my husband ordered their stuffed mushroom appetizer. It was an…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Oh No! Mom Is Sick.

Well, it happened- Mom caught a virus and it was a real “oh my gosh-kill me now” type thing. Where it came from still baffles me. What I thought was just me catching up on catching that flu my kids had a couple of weeks ago quickly turned into something much worse. I kept asking myself “Why me, what did…

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All Things Products

Top 6 Homeschool Must-Haves (For Young Learners)

*  This post contains affiliate links. Homeschooling children is extremely rewarding. There are so many styles & options, so many curriculum choices, so much to plan! After all, we want our children to be well educated and teach them all that we can- especially while they are young and so full of curiosity. Where do you really begin? Alright, so maybe…

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Ethnic Splurges

Fresh & Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

With our Fall temperatures hitting the low 60’s I was looking for something fresh, flavorful, and belly-warming for dinner; something that really hit the taste buds. The one thing that kept coming to mind was that sizzling hot plate you get at a Mexican restaurant. Now I have had a lot of fajitas in my time, which is rather odd…

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Health

Beat The Flu Quickly With No Medication

*This post contains affiliate links. It is flu season once again and I can say that as always and on time, that evil virus has made its way into our home. The thing about the flu and having a large family is that it attacks slow and hangs around for awhile. It seems that as soon as one child is…

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Every Day Eats

Flu-Fighting Chicken Noodle Soup

*This post contains affiliate links There’s nothing more soothing when you are sick than having a nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup. Not only does it soothe a sore throat, but it warms the belly and provides a relaxing sensation. Chicken noodle soup is extremely versatile as well, which makes it so easy to customize to your families preferences.…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Why I Don’t Budget On Groceries

If you search on Pinterest you will find numerous posts about budgeting on groceries. I have been amazed by some of them really, wondering to myself “how do they do that?” I mean really, I have read some articles where a family of 5 spends $200 a month on groceries- how do they do it?! For a while I was…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Connecting With Your Eldest Daughter

Being a mother has been the most rewarding adventure of my lifetime. I have birthed 3 beautiful children and was given a 4th blessing the day I met my husband, my oldest daughter. Raising babies was a breeze! They eat, sleep, poop, and play. Toddlers were exciting; all of their firsts in life happen and every moment was a new…

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