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Clean Country Kitchen Challenge - Recap a

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Recap

Lost Track of Time Time has been going by so quickly that I have lost track of how many days have passed since I started my Clean Country Kitchen Challenge.  I decided it was time to post a recap of the challenge.  I hope you have been following along and keeping your kitchen clean as well. Failures Over the last handful of weeks, I have failed a few times to clean up the kitchen at the end Read More

8 Things to Say When a Child Dies

8 Things to Say or Do When a Child Dies

 What to Say (or Not to Say), What to Do (or Not Do) When someone you know loses a child it can be very difficult to know how to respond, what to say, what not to say, what to do, what not to do…That being said, as someone who has lost a child, I am going to share some tips to help those of you who have not to get a better understanding what to do when Read More

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge - Week 3

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 3

Week 3 Update Moving right along on my Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 3, went fairly well. I am still moving forward and have not given up!  That is what is important.  Well, I am a little late with my week 3 update for my Clean Country Kitchen Challenge, but better late than never, ha!  I just heated up my coffee, again, so I am ready to get down to business.  Keeping the dishes done and Read More

Greek Salad

Simple Mother’s Day Fun & Greek Salad

Keeping it Simple This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. This year for Mother’s Day, we went to my brother’s house for a BBQ.  Getting together with family was a GREAT, fun option.  My brother made ribs on the grill.  His family also provided a great traditional salad,  One of my sisters made some delicious cheesecake.  My mom made and brought brownies.  I found a recipe for Veggie Lover’s Greek Pasta Salad and Read More

Simple Joy - Field of Clover

Simple Joy – Field of Clover

Beautiful Spring Weather Today we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the beautiful spring weather together.  Watching Joy playing outside today, I again, realized that so much of what she does are simple joys.  These joys make our everyday lives so wonderful if we take time out to recognize and enjoy them.  I believe these often go unnoticed as we rush through our hectic lives.  Viewing life through the innocent eyes of a child gives me Read More

Simple Joys - Window Block

Simple Joy – Window Block

Seek Simple Joys In this life, we need to take time out to see and truly relish in the simple joys.  I will post many simple joys as I encounter them in my life.  Please share the things that bring you simple joy!  The first simple joy I am sharing with you is what I lovingly refer to as our window block. The Window Block During a recent toy clean-up time before Joy goes to bed, I Read More

Simple Smoothie Guide

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 2

Week 2 Clean Country Kitchen Challenge Update This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. As I go into week 2 of my clean country kitchen challenge, I am proud of myself.  I am doing very well and actually ENJOYING the kitchen so much more now.  Spending a few minutes at a time, all the way throughout the day to clean up and wash dishes as we use them is saving me Read More

Simple Smoothie Guide

Tasty Treat Smoothie – A Simple Step by Step Guide

Tasty Treat Smoothie Machine – Step 1 This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. Since I have been neglecting having smoothies lately, I made myself a tasty treat smoothie yesterday with our Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660).   If you are going to make smoothies, I highly recommend that you invest in a smoothie maker versus just a regular blender.  They are high powered and make your smoothies very…um…smooth, HA! Read More

Simple Smoothie Guide

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 1

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. Week 1 Since I have SO much to work on, in my constant mission to become a better helpmate, I decided to create challenges for myself.  Blogging these challenges is the best way for me to stay on top of these changes.  One thing I need to work on is to KEEP the kitchen in clean working order.  In other Read More

Friday Evening Fun

Friday Evening Family Fun in the Country

Friday Evening Family Fun This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information.  We had a wonderful time this evening; certainly a Friday evening family fun time!  Owen fired up the grill to cook some chicken and we all enjoyed the lovely cool breezy evening. I got out Joy’s Crayola 24 Count Sidewalk Chalk (51-2024-E-000), which we really like, and we had a great time drawing on the concrete (and the fake deer in the Read More