Gift Idea #25: Thieves Energy Bites

We’re giving you yet another recipe for gifts for the neighbors or your friends!  What’s great about this treat is that it’s ingredients are mostly healthy and nutritious!  It also includes Thieves Vitality essential oil, which is great for boosting the immune system (and is included in your Premium Starter Kit)!  Read More »


Easy Homemade Chili

Does it feel like Fall yet where you live?  Any hint of a slight cool breeze here in South Louisiana and we begin to cook for Fall since it doesn’t always get very cold here. Ha-ha.  Some of my family’s favorites for the Fall weather are gumbo, vegetable beef soup, and homemade chili.  We serve the chili with corn chips or crackers and sometimes a little cheese.  It’s always a hit at the dinner table.  The best part about it? Only a small amount of prep is needed.  Here’s the recipe (which I learned from my husband):Read More »

Frugal Living: How to Feed Your Family for a Week With Just One Chicken! Recipe #10: Cheesy Chicken Nachos

This is post nine in the series that started with the crockpot whole chicken. Just finding out about this great series? Start here to catch up.

I haven’t added a new recipe to this series in a while, but I had a craving for nachos this week and I thought it would fit perfectly as one of the recipes here!  If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m all about using what you have, so my pictures are missing some of the ingredients listed below.  The recipe is the “ideal situation.”  My pictures are the reality of what I had in the house that day, without making a trip to the grocery store, since this was not on the menu plan for this week.  (I shop weekly for the most part, to help stick to the budget)Read More »

Our Little Life Hack #4: Healthy Popsicles & Avoiding Food Waste

I don’t know about you, but it seems as though on the weeks I’ve bought the 1 lb pack of strawberries, the pack is gone in a day or two.  Everyone wants strawberries! So on my next weekly grocery shopping trip, I buy the 2 lb pack of strawberries and I end up throwing away old, yucky strawberries by the end of the week because barely any were eaten.  It’s so difficult to guess whether this week will be a strawberry week or not.  By the way, this goes for lots of different fruits in my household, not just strawberries.  So what can I do to avoid wasting perfectly good produce that my kids are just “not in the mood for” this week?  Hello healthy popsicles!Read More »

Our Little Life Hack #2: Add Some Flavor to Your Water

Welcome to our new series: Our Little Life Hacks!  Check back each week for a quick trick or tip to simplify and improve your life. Remember, little steps help us to stick with a new change or habit.  

We all know that drinking lots of water each day is great for our health.  It helps our body flush out toxins, improves our skin, hydrates our bodies, and the list goes on.  However, some of us get bored of drinking just plain water all day.  That’s where our next Little Life Hack comes in: add flavor to your water.
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