Natural House Cleaners {giveaway closed}

  I like to have a clean house.  Who doesn't?  But, I always wrestle with what cleaning products to use.  I want something safe for my kids, (and the husband and me, too!) but I also want something that actually cleans without having to use harsh chemicals.   Enter my new friends, Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky by Natural House:    Continue reading Natural House Cleaners {giveaway closed}

Down On The Farm

The first  half of this week, we got to take a mini family vacation to see my parents!  We did lots of fun stuff and even got to hang out with my grandmother, bro, sis-in-law, and sweet niece!  On Monday, Grammy & Grampy took us to May Farm to see lots of really awesome animals!  The kids loved it (and so did we!) This was Captain Fussybuckets' favorite….the pony named Glory!


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The Week In Pictures: September 18-24

On Sunday night, we had a devo for the youth group.  We all ate, sang songs, had a mini lesson, and then played some video games.  These are my children during the devo part: getting into everything Captain Fussybuckets had to go get his blanket and Bible! Look at Fussybuckets’ face.  It [...]

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Not everyone likes the spices in this recipe, so play around to see what you and your family like the most!  Captain Fussybuckets liked it because it had chocolate in it.  :o)   recipe Enjoy! ************************************************************************* Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 3 cups white sugar (or brown sugar, less would definitely work) 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1 cup vegetable oil (can substitute all or some with applesauce) 2/3 cup water 4 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon [...]

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Always Pay Attention to the Other Driver.

"Always pay attention to the other driver."  My parents always said that when I was venturing out on a trip, whether it be big or small.  This is awesome advice.     I was taking the boys on our weekly grocery store trip last week and I was waiting in a [for lack of a better term] side exit rampy thing with no lane of my own to go into.  So, I was waiting for the stream of cars to dwindle down before heading out.  Well, this not-so-smart driver of a large SUV PASSES me….with no lane of his [...]

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Paper Coterie

 Paper Coterie is a place to turn your pictures into beautiful works of art and keep them organized.  They have many things that you can create with your personal pictures, like beautiful books, calendars, growth charts, memory boxes, and more!     I was able to review their site and I chose to create two desktop calendars.  They turned out stunningly beautiful.  I was very impressed with the ease of creating these calendars, the uploading process, and the very short time it took from start to finish!  I received these products in record time!     Here are a [...]

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Fun With GF /LG Food! cookbook by Debbie Johnson

I was able to review "Fun With GF/LG Food!" by Debbie Johnson.  She is the pro of GF/LG because she lives it herself.  She says in the first few pages of the book:  "Doctors are finally realizing that about 60% of the population has some degree of Celiac disease or gluten intolerance."  She also goes on to talk about the rising instances of Diabetes.  A Gluten Free/Low-Glycemic diet is essential if you have any degree of Celiac disease, are at risk of having or currently have Diabetes.  Debbie Johnson doesn't have Celiac disease or Diabetes, but has cut out [...]

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Try a leaner choice in beef! Longhorn!

Have you ever tried longhorn meat?  When I first heard of eating longhorn meat I was a bit surprised….but then I read up on it.  Did you know that it is leaner than other breeds?  It is also lower in saturated fat and has less cholesterol and fewer calories than chicken.*   Our family has tried Longhorn ground beef in various dishes…hamburgers, spaghetti, and more.  It's good and we feel better knowing it's better FOR us!  Captain Fussybuckets is a bit of a meat snob and even he eats it!   So, do you want to try some Longhorn [...]

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We love B. toys!! Meowsic and Hugs :) Links review!

Have you heard of B. toys?  If you shop in the toy section at Target, I'm almost positive that you've seen them.     B. toys are eye-catching and different, in a GOOD way!   Captain Fussybuckets and Baby D were able to review two products from B. toys.  First up was the Meowsic.  If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know that Captain Fussybuckets LOVES music.  I knew that the Meowsic would be a hit with him when I first saw it.  It's a keyboard (I called it [...]

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Fruit Leather recipe

I received an email from Homemade Simple the other day with this recipe for homemade Fruit Leather.  I immediately wanted to try it because Captain Fussybuckets LOVES Fruit Roll-Ups.  I love Fruit Roll-Ups because he's getting fruit, but with all of the additional corn syrup and sugar, I'm not sure it's worth it.  BUT I do believe it's better than just handing him some candy.  Right??   Well, I got some no sugar added applesauce and the other ingredients to make the Apple Spice Fruit Leather and went to work.  It was really easy making the [...]

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