• Scrapbook Bible Journal

    How to Create a Scrapbook Bible Journal

    Bible Journaling is HUGE. Everywhere you look there are journal Bibles, markers, stencils, and DIY videos. You name it and there are resources available to whip up beautiful drawings or magnificent hand lettering. But what do you do if you have zero talent in this area, but you still desire to Bible journal? Well, you can always stencil or color in your Bible. In fact, you can read about my favorite journaling Bible in this post. But, what if you want to be more creative than just coloring? One day I decided that I wanted to be a little more crafty than just coloring, and I knew that my artist skills…

  • 5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Moms
    In the Kitchen

    5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Moms

    School is back in full swing and with that comes all of the kid’s extracurricular activities.  Add to that holidays that are quickly approaching, laundry, errands, and housework and it’s enough to send a woman screaming. We as wives and mothers have so many things to juggle in our daily lives and it’s so hard to also put a healthy meal on the table at the end of the day for our hungry family. Today I am going to share my top easy slower cooker meals for busy moms. There are enough meals here for a full week, plus variations so that you can re-create leftovers on the weekends that…

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    5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019

      Summer has passed by much faster than I wanted, but I have to admit that I’m ready for a little more structure to our days. I have been homeschool planning and making homeschool curriculum choices for my 5th grader.   I will be sharing in a later post what we will be using for our group studies which consists of history, geography, Latin, and art. Today’s post will focus on the curriculum choices for just 5th grade. If you are needing recommendations for 7th grade, you can read what we are using for that here. 5th grade homeschool curriculum choices: This post contains affiliate links. This just means that…

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    7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019

      Summer is winding down and for me that means homeschool planning for the new year. I will have three children doing school work and my 4 year old will be learning his letters, shapes, and numbers this year. In this post, I will share our curriculum choices for my 7th grader. Curriculum choices for the others grades will be posted  very soon. I will also be sharing how we will be learning American history, geography, art, and Latin all together.     Curriculum Choices for 7th Grade: This post contains affiliate links, which  means that if you purchase through the link, I will make a small commission at no…

  • How to homeschool in 7 simple steps

    How to Homeschool in 7 Easy Steps

    It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and a new school year is quickly approaching.  In this article I will give you 7 steps on how to homeschool your child. 1. Check your state’s homeschool laws We live in Texas which is fortunately one of the most homeschool friendly states, but every state is different. I recommend going to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website and learning the laws for your state. You can find the link to that specific page here. I also recommend becoming a member of their organization. While it’s not absolutely necessary, I believe that having their legal support should you ever have any…

  • Top Bible study tips for women

    My Top Bible Study Tips

    Do you struggle with daily Bible studies? In this article I will provide my top Bible study tips for women. For years I couldn’t find a method that worked for me. I would always open the Bible and not know where I wanted to read and then when I finally found a chapter, I would read through never really gaining anything new from the scripture. I wanted a method that helped me learn to dig deep and gain clear understanding. Bible Study Tip 1. Soak it up One day I stumbled upon Good Morning Girls and the SOAK method. This seemed like a great resource for a women’s Bible study…

  • 5 Natural heal books that changed my life
    Natural Health

    5 Natural Health Books That Changed My Life

    To say that natural health books changed my life is a bold statement to make, but I feel so strongly about these recommendations because they completely transformed how I live and look at health. Would you like to have more energy, less pain, strong mental health, and prevent major disease? Wouldn’t you love to have the energy to truly enjoy each day? Or maybe you have already received a life altering diagnosis. I hope this article and the books that I  recommend will inspire you to question what it really means to achieve true health. Health Disclaimer- All material is provided for your information only. This is not medical advice.…

  • 5 family chore routine ideas that will save your sanity and keep your home clutter free

    5 Family Chore Routine Ideas to Simplify Your Life

    Do You Struggle With Clutter? I think we all do! Having kids help with daily chores is extremely important, however creating a plan that is easy to implement can be a difficult task. I have  5 simple tips that will help make your family chore routine manageable.  Important Life Skills There have been so many times that it would have been so much easier for me to just do all of the chores myself. Teaching a child to not only complete a task, but ensuring that it is done properly has been one of the most challenging things that I have had to deal with as a homemaker and mom. …

  • Delicious and super simple 5 minute homemade salsa
    In the Kitchen

    Quick & Easy 5 Minute Homemade Salsa

      There’s nothing quite like a crisp tortilla chip dipped in fresh homemade salsa. Whipping up that salsa in 5 minutes makes it easy to satisfy the craving in no time flat. Garden Tomatoes My father-in-law planted twenty-nine tomato plants this year. To say that there are tomatoes everywhere is no exaggeration. He gave me five pounds to use and I decided that fresh homemade salsa was a must! By the time I was finished, we had ten jars of yummy salsa. This recipe has been in my family for years and is so simple to make. You can easily have fresh homeade salsa in as little as 5 minutes.…

  • About Me

    About Me

      Hello! I’m Kristen, and I’m so happy that you have found my blog. I am a homeschooling mom of four sweet kids and wife to the most adventurous and fun person that I have ever met. We live in a small town in northeast Texas where porch swings and sweet tea are bountiful. I’m a country girl at heart, but I have a love for big cities.  While I enjoy rocking on my back porch or fishing with my family in our little  pond, I will never pass up an opportunity for an adventure driving across the country. We have been blessed to see many places  all over this great…

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