Eliminating Single Use Items

Eliminating Single Use Items

Disposable, single use items are available nearly everywhere.  Due to this availability, people often choose disposable, single use items.  These items are marketed as convenience items.   It seems more and more people are choosing single use items which is having negative effects on our planet. These items are disposable, right?  They are used and then tossed Read More

How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a staple in our refrigerator and I recommend it to everyone.  This syrup is easy to find in stores for purchase; however, it is actually super easy to make.  Recently, I made elderberry syrup using my Instant Pot and was thrilled with the results.  If you are wondering how to make Instant Pot Read More

Stevia / Sugar Blend Recipe

Eat Less Sugar – Stevia / Sugar Blend Recipe

Reducing your sugar intake in half is simple when you use this stevia / sugar blend recipe.  This recipe calls for only two ingredients…so easy!  You will be able to eat less sugar once you make this stevia / sugar blend.  Oh,  if you don’t want anyone to know, no worries!  They won’t know it Read More

Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

We are finishing the third week of our new school year and I realize I haven’t shared our 2018-2019 homeschool curriculum.  I have been so busy planning that I haven’t been posting!  I am excited for the upcoming school year.  This is the first year that I have actually made a schedule.  Like a real Read More

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk (Photos & Video)

Making your own almond milk is super easy and only requires two ingredients.  You read that right.  Two ingredients.  Homemade almond milk tastes better, is better for you, and is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t made this already. If you have been wondering how to make homemade almond milk now Read More

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio (Florida)

Homeschool portfolios are crucial for a child’s annual homeschool evaluation.  But, what is a portfolio and how do I create one?!?  No worries, take a deep breath and keep reading.  It’s easy, pinky promise! What is a Homeschool Portfolio? A homeschool portfolio is a record of what each of your children has learned during the school Read More

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

Making Instant Pot chicken bone broth is super easy to make and crazy good for you too!  All you need is the leftovers from a chicken dinner, a few veggies, and an electric pressure cooker.  I enjoy making bone broth in the Instant Pot because I don’t have to monitor it.  I just set the timer Read More

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup

Making homemade condiments is a great way to eat healthier while saving money.  I enjoy making our own condiments for both reasons and have been making homemade ketchup for several years.  The first homemade ketchup recipe I shared uses honey as a sweetener, the second recipe I shared uses sugar as a sweetener but it calls Read More

Homeschool Planning:  12 Weeks at a Time

Homeschool Planning & Prepping: 12 Weeks at a Time

We are a very relaxed and eclectic homeschooling family.  I create the curriculum that my kids use picking and pulling from many different resources.   I find that homeschool planning and prepping 12 weeks at a time works best for us.   My detailed planning and intense prepping can take a lot of time up front but Read More

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

I was a total slacker this year on making and feeding my family real foods.  I am determined to change that and I am not waiting until the new year to make these changes.  Until recently, I had no idea how to make homemade mayonnaise.  I enjoy making homemade condiments a lot but have always Read More