Downsizing - What, Why, and How

Downsizing – What, Why, and How?

It all started with one  little big problem. You see, I’m frugal. I always have been. Living simply comes natural to me because I was raised that way. I drive a 15 year old high mileage van with no car payment and it makes me happy NOT to have one.  I think car payments are evil! Unfortunately, […]

A digital media library for homeschoolers.

SmartKidz Media – A Digital Media Library for Homeschoolers

What if I told you an entire digital media library full of educational videos and games existed online for homeschoolers? Your child could have access to documentaries on a wide variety of subjects, all types of music, and fun games that can be accessed on any device. SmartKidz Media has created SmartKidz Media Library for […]

My mama's beans and rice

Mama’s Pinto Beans and Rice with Sausage

My mom is the queen of delicious frugal recipes, but we did eat a lot of beans and rice. As a child, I got sick of that meal quick. After I got married, I refused to cook beans for a long time because I thought I didn’t really like them. Now that I’ve been out […]

Favorite Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies - What To Buy

What Cleaning Supplies to Buy at the Dollar Tree

One of my favorite stores to browse and shop is the Dollar Tree. Even my four year old daughter loves going to the Dollar Tree with me! It is so easy to get kind of side tracked while shopping because you think, “Oh, it’s only $1.” Then you quickly realize that all those $1 items […]

Behold, Children are a Heritage Free Printable

“Behold, Children are a Heritage from the Lord” Free Printable!

I’ve wanted to have a printable with this verse on it for a while. Of course we believe are children are a precious gift from God! I just love this verse. Every time I read it I am reminded of how blessed I am to be the mother of four beautiful people. There are definitely […]

june monthly meal plan

June Monthly Meal Plan

June is just around the corner! Since I shared my May meal plan last month, I thought it would be fun to share my June monthly meal plan for those of you interested. I really enjoy monthly meal planning. Keep in mind, I use my monthly meal plans as a guide. I often end up […]

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A digital media library for homeschoolers.

SmartKidz Media – A Digital Media Library for Homeschoolers

What if I told you an entire digital media library full of educational videos and games existed online for homeschoolers? Your child could have access to documentaries on a wide variety of subjects, all types of music, and fun games that can be accessed on any device. SmartKidz Media has created SmartKidz Media Library for […]

CTC Math for Homeschoolers Review

CTC Math for Homeschoolers – Review

I will be the first to admit that I struggle with math. I excelled in almost all other subjects when I was in public school, but I struggled with math. Of all the subjects I must teach my children, math is the one subject where I just lack confidence. I do not want to pass […]

Exploring Creation with the Field Trip Journal from Apologia

Exploring Creation with the Field Trip Journal from Apologia – Review

One of the things I absolutely love about homeschooling is the ability to go on field trips whenever we want! I remember when I was in the fifth grade I was so excited about taking a trip to Toltec Mounds, a local park with huge mounds made by Native Americans. Every fifth grade class before […]

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My mama's beans and rice

Mama’s Pinto Beans and Rice with Sausage

My mom is the queen of delicious frugal recipes, but we did eat a lot of beans and rice. As a child, I got sick of that meal quick. After I got married, I refused to cook beans for a long time because I thought I didn’t really like them. Now that I’ve been out […]

Lime-Cilantro Rice in the Dutch Oven

Cilantro Lime Mexican Rice in the Dutch Oven

Tuesday night here is Taco Tuesday! I LOVE Mexican food. Before Mr. Simple and I got married, we would eat at a Mexican restaurant every Wednesday night. It was our cute little tradition. My favorite part of eating at that restaurant was the rice. It was sooo good. Now that we rarely eat out, I’ve […]

5 Ways To Relax

5 Ways for Moms to Relax during Nap Time

This delicious and relaxing shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias When 1 p.m. rolls around, I get a little bit excited because I know my little ones are going to head to their rooms for quiet time and I’m going to get a […]

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Downsizing - What, Why, and How

Downsizing – What, Why, and How?

It all started with one  little big problem. You see, I’m frugal. I always have been. Living simply comes natural to me because I was raised that way. I drive a 15 year old high mileage van with no car payment and it makes me happy NOT to have one.  I think car payments are evil! Unfortunately, […]

My favorite baby carriers!

My Favorite Baby Carriers

Baby wearing is the only way I get laundry folded and dishes done some days. I’ve been wearing my babies ever since I started having babies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Baby wearing is great for both moms and babies. It’s no secret babies love to be held, and baby carriers allow […]

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10 Budgeting Tips for Buying Your Dream Home

Luke and I are currently in the process of preparing our finances in order to buy our forever home. We are ready to settle down in the home where we hope to raise our kids and live out our lives. I know for many that is the American dream, but especially after the last real […]

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