Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle 2014!

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and {Read More}

Decluttering Paper Part 1: Organizing Important Documents

DeCluttering Paper Part One: Organizing Important Documents

Lately I’ve been on a mission to get our paperwork in order. It’s been a slow process but progress is being made. In this new series I’m excited to share all I’m learning with you! The first step in getting your paperwork organized and de-cluttered is to gather up all the important documents and store in a safe place, preferably fireproof. Some of these documents should include: 1. Social Security cards 2. Birth Certificates 3. Marriage Certificate 4. Deeds 5. {Read More}

Apple Pie Baked French Toast

Apple French Toast Bake

One Saturday I went to breakfast with my mom, aunt, and brother at the best bakery/restaurant in town. And I’m not just biased because my brother is a baker there! On the menu that morning there was Strawberry Baked French Toast. It was amazing. Wonderfully rich and sweet, topped with strawberries and an incredible homemade whipped cream that is made fresh every morning. It was so good that I was inspired to make my own. Except I didn’t have strawberries. {Read More}

Top 10 Uses for Baking Soda

Top 10 Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda has so many amazing uses! It can be used for things like cooking, cleaning, gardening, and more. Here are the top 10 that I’ve found: DIY All-Natural Carpet Freshener Mix with water for a relaxing foot soak Keep cut flowers fresh longer by adding a teaspoon to the water in the vase. Put a container of baking soda that’s open in the refrigerator to absorb any odors. Sweeten tomatoes by sprinkling some baking soda in the soil around {Read More}

Apple Pie Biscuit Bake

Apple Pie Biscuit Bake

This is a recipe I threw together one afternoon when I wanted to use up some apple I bought the week before. I thought an apple pie filling would taste good in between some bubbly biscuits… so this is what I came up with! Ingredients: 4 small apples 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon 4 Tbsp brown sugar 1 cup baking mix 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup milk Start by chopping the apples into small chuncks. But them in a {Read More}

Spotlight on Essential Oils: Balance

Balance Essential Oil

I love this blend called “Balance!” It smells SO good. The blend includes the essential oils of: Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Fractionated Coconut Oil. I think it smells so soothing and it helps me feel more mentally and emotionally balanced. It’s a great stress reliever! I like to rub it on my wrists and neck to wear as a perfume so I can smell it for hours. *The preceding statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I {Read More}

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are so soft and cake-like! They are easy to throw together, too. Homemade chocolate cookies always make a great snack or dessert!   You’ll need: 1 1/2 cup flour 1 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 2/3 cup butter 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp water 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups chocolate chips Directions: Mix butter, sugars, water, and vanilla in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add eggs and combine. Add flour, cocoa, salt, {Read More}

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

These biscuits are really similar to the kind from Red Lobster. They’re so easy to make, too! Especially if you have some baking mix handy. Ingredients: 1 cup baking mix 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup shredded cheese 1/2 tsp garlic Directions: Combine the baking mix and milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then add the shredded cheese and garlic and mix until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into 5 or 6 biscuits and place on a cookie sheet. Bake {Read More}