The challenge: To eat popcorn for a snack This might sound like a challenge that doesn’t quite fit into the 52 weeks to simplify your life, but in essence it does. How many times a week do you grab those chips, cookies, or other snacky foods to fulfill your cravings? What I want you to […]
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We are living life with 10 children with lots of love and joy. We live as simple and plain as we can be, but life with a visionary husband is definitely not so plain. Look around and see how we live and enjoy life.
The challenge: to declutter a room Do you ever feel that when you look around your room it is like you are living in chaos? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of work that it takes to keep up in your rooms? When looking for things, does it take hours to search for […]
The challenge: to clean a closet How many of you, open your closet each day and look at its contents and think, “I don’t have anything to wear today?” That is something most woman see while looking into their closets. Even though there is a mass of clothing, an unlimited number of shoes and purses, […]
When we first started homeschooling over 15 years ago, I was amazed at how much curriculum was out there. I received numerous magazines with hundreds if not thousands of different curriculum choices. It can be overwhelming especially for a new homeschooling parent. The quest to find the perfect curriculum can be a daunting task. One […]
For some of you, the topic of homeschooling might be something new that you have heard more parents are doing these days. It could be considered the new “fad.” But in essence homeschooling has been around since the beginning of time. What did our ancestors do before there were public schools? They home educated their […]
I have been looking through my recipe books trying to come up with different recipes that my daughters can practice their kitchen skills on. This was one that I passed by many times. It just didn’t stand out much with ingredients so I didn’t think it would be that spectacular. Well guess what?? It was, […]
These are a great spin on plain old boring tacos. A nice different flavor combination and something different to make. We all need variety in our dinners. Try this tonight, you won’t be disappointed. You will need to cook the following in a small pot over medium heat: 1 pound ground beef, cooked 1 can […]
This recipe was originally called “Jared’s casserole” but it has since been changed to sausage bowtie casserole. I didn’t think anyone would understand if I gave it that name. A guy from my husbands’ work gave me a slightly different version and as with all my foods, I tweaked it to give it a version […]
The change: to pray For most of us, we pray. We might only pray when things go wrong or when we need something and that is not the kind of prayer that I am encouraging. Even though those things are okay to pray for,this week’s challenge is to encourage you to pray MORE. Pray more […]
The change: to gather up your fragments To gather up your fragments means to use what you have without having to search elsewhere for supplies. This week, I want you to avoid shopping. Yes, I said that correctly AVOID grocery shopping. I hope that you have a small stash of groceries left in your pantry […]