24 Best Disney Halloween Costumes for Infants

Halloween will be here before you know it! I love Halloween as should be evidenced by my DIY Serial Killer bathroom I do every year. We also love making DIY costumes complete with homemade Halloween blood, but sometimes, that isn't possible. That's why I wanted to put together a … [Read more...]

Our 2018 – 2019 Homeschool Curriculum

It is so hard for me to believe that we're ready for the start of a new school year, but here it is. Monday was the first day of school for my Emma and Laura, who is still in public school, has her first day today. It really does seem as if the summer has just flown by. Up until … [Read more...]

Christopher Columbus Unit Study { Columbus Day Unit Study }

October 8 is Columbus Day and whether you believe he was someone to be celebrated or not, I firmly believe kids should learn about Christopher Columbus since he has had such a huge place in our history for so long. As such, you may be looking for a Christopher Columbus unit study … [Read more...]

Homemade Halloween Blood {Homemade Theater Blood}

I seriously love Halloween. There's just something about fall and kids dressing up as their favorite things that makes me happy. Combine all of that with being scared witless (in a fun way) and I am in my element! What I don't love though is how expensive Halloween costumes have … [Read more...]

Things to do in Texas – Visit Rudy’s BBQ in Austin

Ya'll? I love BBQ. Seriously. And it isn't because I'm Texan. Sure, good BBQ is a Texas right of passage, but for me? Good BBQ is like a holy experience that soothes my soul. Six years ago when I moved to Texas, I thought I knew what good BBQ was. I was sadly, sadly mistaken. If … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe { with a Pecan Crunch Topping Recipe }

When most of us think about fall recipes, we either thing apple recipes or pumpkin recipes. For me, it tends to be both. I just can't think of anything related to fall without thinking of picking apples and carving pumpkins; especially in the Texas heat where fall doesn't really … [Read more...]

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Succulent Planter { Upcycled Mason Jar Craft Ideas }

Around here, I love using mason jars decor to help create a country/farmhouse look that I have been a fan of for years. They just have this ability to give your home that country vibe without needing to do any re-painting or serious decorating. One of my favorite things to do … [Read more...]

27 Must Have Canning Supplies for Beginners Learning How to Can Food

Canning has become one of my favorite things to do to save money on food. Aside from the savings, I love the fact that I can provide healthy, shelf stable foods for my family when times are rough or we're in the middle of an emergency. Plus, once you are bit by the canning bug, … [Read more...]

Top 30 Best Road Trip Stops in the US That Won’t Break the Bank

Road trip season is here and you know what that means; lots of families looking for the best road trip stops in the US! I absolutely love a good road trip and so do Steve and the girls. We spend a lot of time on the road on the days Steve is off work and when the girls don't have … [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe With a Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

If there is one thing aside from cooler temperatures that screams fall, it's finding and making an amazing homemade apple pie recipe. Actually, it's all apple recipes period, but there is simply something about a warm piece of apple pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Shopping Tips: How to Shop at Thrift Stores {Without Blowing Your Budget}

One of my favorite ways to save money is by shopping thrift stores. Okay, I'm not telling the whole truth. Thrift store shopping and bargain hunting is actually one of my favorite things to do period. There's just something about being able to go out and find a great deal on an … [Read more...]

Free Things to Do in San Antonio – Mission San José

I have always been a student of History. I feel like there is so much to learn from what our ancestors did, how they lived and what their culture was like. My daughter will tell you that I can spend hours reading a historical biography or other historical books and one the rare … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – Ancient Egypt Homeschool Unit Study

I am a huge history buff and one of my favorite periods in history is Ancient Egypt. That's why when I planned our homeschooling curriculum a few years ago,  I wanted my daughter to get the full experience so that she could fall in love with it too. To do that, I needed to … [Read more...]

Lotion Bar Recipe with Earl Grey Scent

As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin. If I allow it to, my skin peels and cracks because I just can't seem to keep it hydrated enough. Over the years, I've learned to make homemade beauty products that help with it in ways commercial products just don't. I started with … [Read more...]

How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]