Friday, July 22, 2016

AMAZING Giveaway

Here's the giveaway from my youtube channel, the last option can be completed once per day for the entire contest period. Must be 18 or older with an address within the United States.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Crispy Every Time" Fried Fish


  • 1 lb fish (we use fresh cod)
  • salt to season
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 bottle of beer
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Corn Flake cereal
  • blackening seasoning, cayenne pepper, OR a mild seasoning such as nature's seasoning or everglades fish seasoning
  • oil for frying
  • Heat oil to 375
  • Cut fish into strips and season with salt
  • Mix batter by combining egg, beer, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until it resembles pancake mix
  • In a separate bowl crunch two cups of corn flakes by hand and add seasoning of choice, about one tablespoon
  • dip fish in batter, then corn flakes, then drop into hot oil
  • let cook about 4-6 minutes, until flaky inside
  • enjoy!
For Tartar:
Mix one cup of PLAIN greek yogurt with about two tablespoons of relish and the juice of a half of a lemon, add salt to taste, and allow to sit in refrigerator until you serve fish.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Whoopsie Daisy :)

Hey Y'all, sorry I've been so behind on this blog, I've forgotten more than once to post both here and on youtube, here's a little bit of a catch up. Stay tuned in the next week or so for some REAL blogging, rather than just youtube posting. Summertime is calling my name, and I miss having the time to post here!

My Homeschool Favorites:

Let's Talk Series
Meal Inspiration
I promise I'll be back regularly once our summer break begins,

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mid Year Book Haul

Here's a peek at my latest homeschool amazon order. Keep in mind we have MANY more books and DVDs, these are just what I've ordered as a "refresher" to spark my kids' interests!

Group books and DVDs


First/Second Grade Girl

Kindergarten Boy


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Homeschool Favorites, and GIVEAWAY!

If you are popping over from my you tube channel, here is a list of items mentioned. Please know that these are Amazon Associate links and I do receive a small percentage should you choose to order. If you do NOT want to follow the affiliate link, then just use the address bar to go to amazon and search for the items by name. All thoughts in the video were my own, and were not sponsored by the products or manufacturers. Note: to enter giveaway, comments must be submitted on the youtube channel itself, not here :)



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Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Favorites

Woohoo, it's time for some Friday Favorites with  AndreaErika, and Narci!

I know it's only February, but a girl can dream, right? I swung by Gymboree this week to grab my kids some new swimsuits (I typically take my kids to the beach alone, and need SUPER bright swimwear to keep a close eye on them so I shop early). They've got some great deals going on right now, here's what I grabbed:

Call me crazy, but I love valentines day! I've been with my husband since I was 15, and at 15, you celebrate anything that involves gifts! We've continued to celebrate every year, but with a family dinner instead. We split it up, boys and girls, with the boys cooking a surprise meal and the girls making a special dessert or two...or seven. We finish off with a fun scavenger hunt (matching bible verses about love to the right verse number) leading to a bin or bag of treats for the kids to SHARE (no individual gifts), and then my husband and I usually head to dinner the next night to celebrate alone. This year, we got the kiddos some perler bead and rainbow loom refills and some yummy "Righteously Raw" chocolate, seriously, nothing major. Just fun. We are still recovering from Christmas, but it's about the right time to refill the parts to some of their Christmas gifts ;)

I'm on a mission to drink more water, and in doing so, I realized that my kids aren't drinking nearly enough, either. I've been sending them to the barn with water bottles and I'm finding them unopened at the end of a ride, so if they're not drinking much water when they're outside, how much less are they drinking when they're INSIDE? I whipped this up on Tuesday and told them that if they earned all of their stars by Saturday they would get new shopkins (for Bella and Jesse) or a minion surprise (for Eli). They're on a successful path :)

I LOVE Shelby Jane and Co. I discovered her little etsy shop back at Halloween, and have since ordered quite a few dresses. Her dresses are so simple, timeless, and perfect for girls of any age. She recently sent us some dresses to photograph, and I think this may just be my daughter's Easter dress!

For this dress and more, check out Shelby Jane & Co.!

Happy Weekend!!!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two Week Grocery Haul

I fell in love with ALDI about three months ago, and my grocery shopping life will never be the same! With the exception of our shelled hemp hearts and lara bars (both of which I order through Amazon), I buy every last grocery and household item between ALDI and the farm stand. I mean, less than $250 for organic or whole, good quality food for two weeks at a time?! I'm there! Here's what my last trip, which was a household restocking, looked like.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let's Talk: Homeschool Burnout

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Favorites!

WooHoo! It's been awhile since I've participated in a Friday Favorites and linked up with AndreaErika, and Narci!, and I am so excited to be back in the swing of things :)

Here's what I'm currently loving:

This age! Ahh, this age. The best. 

And these "Daddy aren't you proud" eyes!

And this snuggle munchkin. Swoon. 

And lastly, who has one of these? I homeschool, I should not need a lunchbox, right? But I have been drooling over those planetbox lunchboxes for two years! I finally decided to just go ahead and order them (great for the beach, right?) and then I found the yumbox! Ahh!! Which one?! 

 Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gymboree Money Saving Tips!

If you know me at ALL then you know that I just swear by Gymboree clothing! My kids have always been dressed head to toe Gymboree since the day they were born, and you can save, reuse, and even resell on ebay for a great price! The beginning of this video shows what I purchased, and about halfway through I explain how we keep this and affordable way to dress our kids!