Young Living Essential Oils and an Asthma Rub Recipe

asthma chest rub

I was an oils skeptic. I heard people talking about how great essential oils were but really, I figured it was a placebo effect fad. After all, the things people were talking weren't really tangible or visible. To me, at least. And then I read Connie's testimony on Smockity Frocks about how her little girl was scalded by hot ramen noodles and [More...]


Dandelion Honey Recipe

dandelion honey

  I know, I know. Honey comes from bees. But if you have dandelions and no bees, this is a yummy alternative! It may not be as healthy as honey because it uses processed sugar but it tastes surprisingly similar to honey and makes for a good treat. Making dandelion honey is a bit time consuming (mostly just letting the honey simmer) but [More...]

Baked Pancakes Recipe and Homemaking Link-up

baked pancakes recipe

I don't know about you, but there has always been one part of a pancake breakfast that I always dreaded a bit. And that was flipping pancakes while trying to serve the kids. I almost always ended up with at least one burned pancake because I would get busy cutting pancakes and pouring syrup. I would stay quiet cooking to try to finish them all [More...]

How to Make Snow Ice Cream and Homemaking Link-up

how to make snow ice cream

We got another good dumping of snow the other day. They said it would only be 5-10cm. Yea..it was more than that overnight, and it snowed heavily the entire next day. When I opened the front door mid-morning, our driveway looked like this. There are actually 3 steps going down from the house to ground level. With all of this brand new, [More...]

2 Recipes for 5 Minute Homemade Silly Putty

silly putty recipe

My kids and I made this the other day and they loved it! Best of all, it was quick, cheap, and easy. You need: 120 mL white glue 120 mL water 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp borax food colouring Directions: First, measure out your glue. Next, add in the 120 mL of water. Stir, then add in your choice of food colouring. In a [More...]

Amish Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Recipe

amish chocolate chip banana cake

  This is delicious! I got the base recipe for the Banana Cake out of my Amish Friends Cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter. (Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.) Banana and chocolate just go so well together that I added chocolate chips to the recipe. ┬áThis recipe is super easy to put together so even young children can [More...]

Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe

pumpkin pie late recipe

I've never really like the taste of coffee but I do like some flavoured coffees. Basically, the less it tastes like coffee, the better. 'Tis pumpkin season and I've discovered that I love pumpkin lattes! So here's an easy recipe. 1 to 1-1/2 cups of milk (I use a big mug and I like lots of milk, so I use 1-1/2 cups) 2-3 Tbsp pumpkin puree or [More...]