Crust- 2 cups of flour 1 tsp. Salt 1 cup of butter (I use salted, I like my crust a little savory to balance out flavors, but you could use unsalted) 1/4 cup ice water 1 egg yolk 1. Sift the flour and salt together. 2. Quickly rub small pieces of the cold butter into … Continue reading Christa’s Apple pie❤
Today I’m writing about my living room routine. I start on the living room right after the kitchen is finished and I feed my newborn. The kids are always in this room, so there is a seemingly never-ending cycle of tidying at all times of the day therefore, I like to get the bulk of … Continue reading Daily Living Room Routine.
So many times, I have struggled with feeling like no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to stay on top of things! There are a million things to do and not enough hours in a day. With three children, (my brilliant and always on the go 4-year-old, my spunky 2-year-old, and my … Continue reading Daily kitchen cleaning routine.
Buttered Rosemary Potatoes Okay…So this simple recipe is one of my go-to staples. These potatoes go with just about anything and they’re rich, creamy, and did I mention simple? I buy the honey gold potatoes in the produce section of the grocery store for this recipe. The ones that are only an inch or 2 … Continue reading Buttered Rosemary Potatoes
The amount of trash generated daily, on average, equals to about 4.4 pounds. Typically, Americans generate around 254 million tons of trash in a year and 22 billion plastic bottles are thrown out annually by us. We live in a society where generating waste is the norm. We don’t tend to give a second … Continue reading Something every family should consider.
Before we ever conceived Alayna (my littlest little), I knew I wanted to make my next baby's food from scratch. The price of baby food adds up pretty fast, especially in that 7-12 month stage when babies seem to eat heaping adult-like servings! I also love to cook and knowing exactly what my kids are … Continue reading Scratch-made Baby Food
This is the best scratch-made bread recipe I've ever used! This bread is perfect for sandwiches, toast, and goes great with any meal! The texture is firm and holds together well yet simultaneously soft and fluffy. This is a great beginner's recipe. In fact, this was the first bread recipe I've used and fell in … Continue reading Bread Recipe
Two of the questions I'm asked the most is about how I use my essential oils and why I use them. Many products we use and consume in this day and time are chock-full of artificial chemicals, carcinogens, and have mile long lists of horrific side effects. About two years ago my journey with … Continue reading How I Personally Use Essential Oils
Hello my friends! I'm sure most of you noticed that I've not posted anything lately. This last month has been crazy to say the least. I feel I owe you all an explanation and also share with you what's been going on in my life. A few weeks ago, my little girl and I … Continue reading It’s been a while.
If you’re a mom, wife, or really any woman in general, you will at some point of your busy week need to stop and take a break. I feel that sometimes we overwhelm ourselves with endless to-do lists and work schedules. Pouring our hearts out for our children and husbands can be mentally and … Continue reading Frugal “me-time” ideas