Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIldcrafting Wednesday Link Up #134

Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-fourth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday and Herban Momma Give Away! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by:
While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a weekly blog hop for sharing self-sufficiency and homesteading tips, tried and true home-remedies, and your favorite herbal uses. It's a place to gather information on ways to incorporate old fashioned wisdom in our day-to-day life. It is anything and everything herbal - from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking. It is remedies and natural cures made at home from natural ingredients. It is self-sufficient living, homesteading, and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources. If it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it! In other words, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a "one stop shop" for the best tips and simple steps to become more healthy and more self-reliant! Please join us! :)

Herban Momma Give Away!

RG giveawayYou still have time to enter the giveaway on the Herban Momma page so scoot on over there and enter before it's too late!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tips For Gardening With Children

Are you looking for activities and hobbies to do with your children this summer? Start a garden! It can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. There are many, many options when it comes to gardening. Gardening will bring many educational opportunities to your family, and will produce quality, nutritious food in the process! Here are a few tips to get you started.



Choose type of garden
There are different methods of gardening, and you need to decide which will work best for your family. Have your children research the different methods, and let you know which way they think would work best. Let them be very involved in the whole process. The more they do, the more they will learn.
 Different methods include: raised beds/square foot gardening, vertical gardening, tilled rows, and container gardening. Or if you have the funds and the time to learn, you could try hydroponic gardening.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend Deal Roundup - 4/18/14

Has Spring sprung where you are? We had a small cold snap this week, but in general, the weather has been quite lovely. Here are the deals and freebies of the week.

Medallion necklaces 50% off at Dayspring - great Mother's Day gift!

Huge savings on Flirty Aprons the month of April for Mothers Day, 25% off with code APRIL25 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Current Reading List

One of my goals for this year was to read much more than I did last year. I have always loved to read, but with two kids, an online business, a blog, and housekeeping, I hadn't been reading as much as I wanted. I have made it a point to spend less time online, and more time reading this year, and it's going great.

Here are the books I'm currently reading, or have just finished up.


The Big Book of Homeschooling by Debi Pearl
I just finished this book, and it was absolutely amazing. I didn't want it to end! I was constantly inspired by the ideas in this book. There are ideas for all learning styles. I fervently believe that homeschooling (and all learning) should be enjoyable. If it isn't; you're doing it wrong. You don't have to do boring workbooks to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic (or anything else, for that matter). You can use real life to learn these important things, in ways that sticks with you much better! (At least for me.)

I'm almost done with Earthing. It is so very informative. There are many testimonies from people with all kinds of health issues, who have seen amazing results from sleeping grounded. From high blood pressure, to heart problems, to fibro, to arthritis, and many things in between, the results are amazing. I know that I sleep much better when I sleep grounded.

I'm just starting a book called The Insanity of God. We are reading it aloud as a family in the evenings when my husband is home. We're only one the second chapter, but it's good so far. I'll let you know if I liked it once I'm done with it.

I'm a little ways into The Case for Christ, and it's really good. It's a bit of a slow read for me, but it's very informative. It would be a great book to incorporate into homeschooling.

I also just started Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity. It is about the absolute importance of gender distinctions, and is great so far.

What are you reading?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wildcrafting Wednesday Link Up (and giveaway!) #133

Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-third edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by:
While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a weekly blog hop for sharing self-sufficiency and homesteading tips, tried and true home-remedies, and your favorite herbal uses. It's a place to gather information on ways to incorporate old fashioned wisdom in our day-to-day life. It is anything and everything herbal - from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking. It is remedies and natural cures made at home from natural ingredients. It is self-sufficient living, homesteading, and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources. If it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it! In other words, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a "one stop shop" for the best tips and simple steps to become more healthy and more self-reliant! Please join us! :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Womb to Walking Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Womb to Walking Giveaway Event
A wonderful group of bloggers has come together to bring you this great giveaway!


co-hosted by Addicted 2 Savings 4 U

Spring is in the air, everything is blooming... It's definitely baby shower season!  What better way to bring in Spring than with a giveaway??  We've brought together some of the top baby products that you would need from womb to walking - the best for baby's first year - into a great product guide and now we're giving those items away!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wildcrafting Wednesday #132

Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-second edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday and Herban Momma Give Away! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by:
While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a weekly blog hop for sharing self-sufficiency and homesteading tips, tried and true home-remedies, and your favorite herbal uses. It's a place to gather information on ways to incorporate old fashioned wisdom in our day-to-day life. It is anything and everything herbal - from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking. It is remedies and natural cures made at home from natural ingredients. It is self-sufficient living, homesteading, and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources. If it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it! In other words, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a "one stop shop" for the best tips and simple steps to become more healthy and more self-reliant! Please join us! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wildcrafting Wednesday #131

Welcome to the one hundred and thirty-first edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by:
While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a weekly blog hop for sharing self-sufficiency and homesteading tips, tried and true home-remedies, and your favorite herbal uses. It's a place to gather information on ways to incorporate old fashioned wisdom in our day-to-day life. It is anything and everything herbal - from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking. It is remedies and natural cures made at home from natural ingredients. It is self-sufficient living, homesteading, and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources. If it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it! In other words, Wildcrafting Wednesday is a "one stop shop" for the best tips and simple steps to become more healthy and more self-reliant! Please join us! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wrapsody Baby Duo Wrap Giveaway


Summer is coming!! It's time to think about all those pool and beach days! The Wrapsody WrapDuO is the perfect baby carrier for those hot summer days. It's perfect to wear in the water, but it's also a nice lightweight material, so it's perfect even just for the hot weather days that lurk ahead!