Hello, Blake here. Jayleen is my better half! I hope to be a regular contributor to this blog. For my first entry, I would like to address the over use of the word HERO. Particularly, military veterans being seen as heroes. I am a proud Army veteran! I served my country well, if I do [...]

Are you looking for gift ideas for 13 year old boys? Our in-house 13 year old has come to the rescue! He even blessed us with the reasons WHY he loves these gift ideas. This boy is always full of ideas and is actually easy to buy for. The hard part is narrowing it down a [...]

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the house, The budget was busted, credit cards maxed out. You would go to the ends of the earth to make Christmas awesome for your kids. Money is tight and just getting through day to day life maxes out your budget. How can you give the kids a Christmas [...]

Are you stumped at what to give the teenager on your Christmas list? Gift ideas for 15 year old girls can be challenging. That’s why I went straight to the source. Our, in house, 15 year old. Read on for Hazel’s recommendations! Every year around the end of October my family starts to ask me the dreaded [...]

I had precisely two minutes before picking the kids up from school when there was that dreaded knock on the door. My heart sank. I have read you should never avoid that knock in case it’s a thief just checking to see if you’re home. You know the drill, they knock on your front door and, when [...]

Fall is the perfect time for everything pumpkin! Pumpkin bread just so happens to be one of my favorites and homemade pumpkin purée makes it so much better! It’s a joy to use real pumpkins from the garden! Who wants to depend on canned pumpkin with questionable ingredients? We planted our very own sweet sugar pie pumpkin seeds this year and [...]

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