Packing A Suitcase For The Whole Family!

packing for a trip

A couple of years ago a missionary friend introduced me to a new way of packing. I figured she knew what she was doing, since she often packs to travel from country to country for her entire family for extended periods of time. I tried her method once, and I fell in love! It just […]

Print Friendly

Simple Solution to a Crowded Table: A Wall-Mount Fruit Basket!


We’ve struggled with table space for awhile now! It’s just so easy to walk from the garage and into our kitchen and leave a pile of things on the table. When it comes time for dinner, I’m clearing off the table and making room for the fam. What really annoyed me though, more than my […]

Print Friendly

How to freeze berries

freeze berries

Freezing berries is simple! Here’s what you do — Rinse your berries. If you have strawberries, cut them up. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are good as they are. Space them out and set them on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours. Then remove berries from the […]

Print Friendly

Grocery Shopping for a Big Group


Shopping for a large group can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. I have actually been given this task twice now. A few years ago it was for a girls weekend with ten of my best girl friends from college. This last time it was for my husband’s family reunion, when fifteen of […]

Print Friendly

DIY Travel-Size Toothpaste!

diy travel toothpaste

After making my own toothpaste and then resorting back to the old store-bought travel-size for a recent trip, I got a canker sore. Ugh. So I’ve decided that when at all possible, I really need to bring my own homemade toothpaste! A glass jar doesn’t seem very practical though. So I began brainstorming. And I […]

Print Friendly

Ditch the Pam!

olive oil sprayer

Always looking for more ways to cut out processed stuff, be green, AND to save money! So when a friend showed me her Farberware Oil Sprayer, I was thrilled to be able to ditch my Pam! I realize you can always grease a pan with straight olive oil, coconut oil, butter, or the like, but […]

Print Friendly