Wanna know a secret to a happy life? I’m not going to say it’s THE secret. But it’s a secret.  It doesn’t really matter what the circumstances are, I believe you can make your life a happy one. I mean, here I am at the laundromat again, but I’m smiling. Because I know a secret. The secret? <<Be where you’re at.>> I know, deep right? Stop wishing for something different. Stop telling yourself you’ll be happy when (insert goal here). Start being happy NOW. Enjoy the little moments....

This post contains affiliate links. It doesn’t change the price for you, but it helps me support my family and this blog. Thank you for your support!  So you just bought an Instant Pot and now you MUST have all the accessories. After all, you heard how great poached eggs in the Instant Pot are, and you MUST have cheese cake. I mean, cheese cake is essential.  Your instant pot came with EVERYTHING you need to start cooking. But if you want to get fancy, there are a few things that are handy to have.  1. A glass lid....

It’s been awhile since I just wrote. Most of my posts have a purpose. A list or a recipe or something. But what I really miss is just writing. Just talking about life and all it’s ups and downs.  It’s so easy to forget that sharing REAL life is so important. Sharing what goes on in the day to day is what I think helps me connect to you, and you to me. It’s what proves that I’m real, and it’s what (I hope) gives you strength to get through your day.  Three truths about me this week:  I...

This post has affiliate links. It doesn’t change the price for you, and it helps me pay my bills. Thank you for taking the time to click on them.  The Instant Pot is the latest craze in the kitchen. It’s turning non-chefs into gourmet dinner makers. It’s simplifying things in the kitchen, and lemme tell you, it’s amazing.  If you don’t have one already, this is the one I would recommend getting.  This bad boy can do a lot of amazing things. It’s a rice cooker, a soup maker, a yogurt...

Since we moved into our fifth wheel, our only income has been my online income. (okay, okay, and a loan or two from the bank of mom. Thanks, mom 🙂 ) I am trying hard to create a career from home, but as anyone who has created a career online knows, it’s tough going. I’ve been working on this blog for a few years, and it’s just finally to the point where I can make money from it consistently. I have a few other sources of income, and I wanted to share them with you.  1. MLM. I know that these are often given a...

I am a HUGE fan of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) based toys for my kids. I love that they can play and play and play and not realize that they are learning. Plus, I personally think these types of toys are way more fun for ME to play with WITH them.  Here are a list of ten STEM based toys that I think would make amazing Christmas presents. Click the picture or the link below to learn more about each toy. <<These are affiliate links. It doesn’t change the price for you, but it helps me buy my family food...

I talk a lot about how much I love our fifth wheel. And I do. We live in a fifth wheel with three kids, age 5, 4, and 2. Our primary reason for living in it is to save money, and have the freedom to go to where the opportunities are. Right now, we’re in Colorado, because my husband could take a year of classes here for free (thanks to his Native American heritage). That wouldn’t have happened without the fifth wheel.  BUT. It’s not all butterflies and roses, people. There are a few things that are really tough!  1....

We recently started homeschooling and we are LOVING it. We have done homeschool preschool, but things feel so much more official now that we have a kindergarten student.    Breakfast before school! Homeschooling in a fifth wheel means that the table is our homeschool room. It’s not fancy, but it works!   Now, before you tell me all the reasons why we SHOULDN’T homeschool, let me just tell you that we prayed about this. Like a LOT. We know, for sure, that this is the right choice for our family right now. Next...

One question we get a LOT when we tell people we are living in a fifth wheel is: What about your stuff? Where did it all go?  My answer: It’s gone.  All of it.  Well… almost all of it.  See, we moved from a 3000 square foot house into a 32 foot fifth wheel. We had a LOT of stuff that wouldn’t fit. Couches and chairs and dressers and clothes and toys.. and toys.. and toys…..  But the good news for us was that MOST of our stuff was what I like to call Vintage Good Will. We hadn’t bought...

I had a huge demand for a good list of healthy snacks! You ask, I answer!  When it comes to snacking, my opinion is that it’s best to stick to fruits and veggies. But that gets old sometimes! So here is a list of 25 of my favorites!  **Note – I didn’t make up ANY of these snacks. The links will take you to blogs that have the recipes posted!**   Bell Pepper Pizza by Peas + Crayons No Bake Energy Bites by Cooking Classy Banana Peanut Butter Honey Roll Up by Flatout Flatbread Healthy Baked Broccoli...

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