Essential Oil Bug Repellent (It really works!)

young living essential oil bug repellent

It's that time of year ago...mosquito season! Our back yard has cedar hedges along 2 sides so we are definitely not lacking in any mosquitoes. I hate putting the strong, chemical bug spray on the kids, especially the younger ones who still tend to get stuff in their mouths, but seeing them covered in itchy bug bites seems even worse. I started [More...]


The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook Review

Berenstain Bears Country Cookbook Applesauce

Book Description It’s The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook! Bear lovers everywhere are sure to find favorite recipes for fun food in this new kid-friendly, cookbook—ranging from Bear favorites that use honey and berries to delicious main meals and breakfasts, and even Berenstain favorites like Jan Berenstain’s famous Green [More...]

Kale Egg Drop Soup Recipe

kale egg drop soup

  Doesn't that look good? Believe me, it's delicious. I've been wanting to try making egg drop soup for a long time and for some reason, I never got around to it. When I saw that chicken broth was on sale at the grocery store, I decided to go ahead and grab some! I usually have some homemade broth at home but I'm out and I don't see us [More...]

Young Living Essential Oils and an Asthma Rub Recipe

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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...]