Clamoring for Kombucha

The first time I tasted kombucha, I almost spat it across the room.  I know that kombucha is a fermented tea drink, but I honestly didn’t expect it to taste like rotting garbage!  Why on earth were all of my health-nut friends clamoring for kombucha, and I couldn’t stand even the smell of it?! It must […]

I get the whole frugality thing.  I really do.  I love a good deal as much as anybody, but you will never find me clipping coupons.  There are a million reasons why I will never be a Coupon Queen! In order to give you a little perspective, I’m going to give you a little glimpse into […]

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

Hey guys!  I don’t do this very often, since I don’t have a ton of extra time on my hands, but today I’m guest posting on one of my favorite blogs!  Get yourself over there to check it out at My Joy-Filled Life! We’re talking more about our trip to see the “live” dinosaurs!  We […]

Valentine's Day Bath Fizzies

I’ve never gotten too excited about Valentine’s Day.  I think it’s gotten too commercial.  Sure, I appreciate flowers occasionally.  I love a thoughtfully written card and let’s be honest, I’ll never refuse diamonds.  I’ll probably even eat the sub-par chocolate because I have a problem that way.  But what’s the deal with over-priced teddy bears and […]

Learning About Steam Power

We’ve been studying the classic children’s book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel as part of our Five in a Row homeschool curriculum.  This is the story about Mike Mulligan, who along with his beloved steam shovel, Mary Ann, finds himself caught in a changing world.  In fact, the book was written in 1939, around the […]

As the weather slowly turned cool, ushering in fall, our next reading adventure seemed an obvious one.  Five in a Row:  How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World.  Growing up, I have some wonderful memories of my parents taking us each fall to the apple orchards to pick bushel after bushel of apples. […]