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Birth of Avi Tobias Mintz

Birth of Avi Tobias Mintz

Avi (God is my Father) Tobias (God is good) Mintz was born this January 5, 2015 at 6:02pm. He was only 21 weeks 2 days. He never took his first cry, he never got to see his papa’s face or know his mama’s love, but he is with Jesus and that love is a much(…)

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Winner!!!

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Winner!!!

So the count is in!!! Out of 67 votes… the winner is… drum roll please… Kristen Yost!!!! Congratulations! Please contact me with in 24 hours with your telephone number, email address, and shipping address  and we will get your coconut oil on the way to you!

Health Benefits of Gelatin

Health Benefits of Gelatin

  I’ve heard so many good things about gelatin and I’ve been wanting to give it a try, but just haven’t had the extra $$ in my grocery budget to give it a go. I keep coming across recipes that call for it and have to save them for later.

I ♥ Etsy

I ♥ Etsy

I ♥ Etsy! I’m sure many of you know what Etsy is and how it works, but let me tell you… I’m in LOVE!  I’ve used Etsy a lot more than I thought over the last few years and I’ve always been 100%+ pleased with the products and especially the customer service.  It’s real people(…)

Blogs Can Be SO Misleading

Blogs Can Be SO Misleading

I’ve been thinking lately how I can feel insignificant, or like a failure or intimidated by other mama bloggers out there who seem to have it all together and have the perfect family life, with amazing photos!  Looking at someones blog always gives the impression that their life is perfect or that even in the(…)

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to have a quick, short and sweet post to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!  I hope the season  has been enjoyable and special!  We have had a great time celebrating with family and friends through the season. I also think something visual is a great way of expressing the(…)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

  I hope your day is extra special and that it is full of thanksgiving!  We have so much to be grateful for!  Just the simple everyday blessings that we often don’t even think about are HUGE!  Food to eat, a roof over our heads, health (or at least ability to see a Dr for(…)

Family Photos

Family Photos

I know I don’t usually talk much about our family on the blog except in regards to taste testing recipes or a little story to go with a post.  I’m not changing that, but I thought maybe you might like to see what our family looks like!  There are a few photos in the “About(…)

Raising Kids

Raising Kids

Why is raising and training kids so hard?  Why do I stay at home? Will I ever see fruit of my hard labors? I’m failing my kids!  I don’t know what I’m doing!  I’m affecting another life!  1000s of lives if you count their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so forth.  What I do now(…)

Our Nation’s Birthday

Our Nation’s Birthday

The fourth of July! HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! I love all of the patriotic music, the festive clothing, good food, family gatherings and the fireworks!  My kids and I have been talking about this day for the last week!  Tonchi has been asking oh, about, every hour today how much longer it will be til we(…)