A House is Made of Bricks and Beams. A Home is Made of Hopes and Dreams.

We did it! I never thought we would, but we did. We moved. Not just around the corner or a couple of hours away, but across the country! And even more surprising is that we moved from our beloved farm in the country to the heart of suburbia. Talk about a major change! As you…

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The Only Thing That Stays The Same is That Everything Changes

Have you ever just had one of those days? No, I mean weeks? Ok, really it has been one of those months. You know what I’m talking about. The kind that you don’t know where it went but you really don’t have anything to show for it and you can’t even recall what you did.…

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Crockpot Lasagna

Happy Monday 😁 It’s time for the Meal Planning Monday Recipe! Crockpot Lasagna- I serve with a salad and garlic bread. It is a family favorite and sooooo easy! I always use crockpot liners when I use my crockpot and it makes clean up a breeze! Here is the recipe: Crockpot Lasagna 1 lb. ground…

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Shredded Beef Roast and Noodles

Meal Planning Monday Recipe Shredded Beef Roast and Noodles 3-4 lb Beef Roast 1 can(15oz) beef broth 1 package brown gravy mix 2 cups egg noodles Place roast in crock pot and season the top with brown gravy mix. Add can of beef broth. Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for 8-10…

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Crockpot Cheesy Chicken, Corn and Rice Casserole

Here is your weekly Meal Planning Monday recipe 🙂 Enjoy! Crockpot Cheesy Chicken, Corn and Rice Casserole 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 onion, chopped 8 ounce box of rice (prepared) 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can whole kernel corn, drained Place chicken in bottom of crockpot. Cover with…

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Happiness is Simple

Happiness is simple. Maybe I should say it like this instead-Simple makes me happy. Simplicity makes me happy. I am not saying that happiness is easy. (But it definitely isn’t as hard as people make it) I am saying that keeping things simple is a key to my happiness. I can say this as a…

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If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring?

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring? Is this a joke???? No, if I remember it correctly the joke went like this: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! It didn’t say anything about snow in April. It is supposed to be spring. Sunny warm days.…

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CrockPot Chicken Parmesan

It is Meal Planning Monday! Here is a new recipe for your menu rotation. It is one of our favorites! CrockPot Chicken Parmesan 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese 1/4 t black pepper 1/4 t salt 1 TBSP olive oil 1 egg, beaten sliced or…

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Making Beauty From The Scraps

Making Beauty From The Scraps I should have know that something was up. Through out last week both of my children kept asking to help feed the horses, muck the stalls, clean the barn-anything that gave them some time in the barn. I thought they were enjoying the spring weather or just being out of…

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What is that smell????

What is that smell? That can be a dangerous question. Just by hearing how it is asked is a predictor of if you want to know the answer or not. Was it asked like this: WHAT is THAT SMELL? or What is that SMELL? I would associate the first with a bad outcome. Such as…

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Surviving On Jesus and Dry Shampoo

Sometimes you know it is just gonna be one of those days. It is the end of March, so the weather is very unpredictable. Today it is rainy and dreary. That doesn’t help my motivation level. If anything it makes me want to take a nap. It has been a busy day already, my energy…

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Meal Planning Monday Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 stick of butter 2 15 oz cans chicken broth 24 oz. frozen egg noodles (I use Reames) 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (optional) Cook chicken, soup, butter, and broth in crock-pot on low for 6-7 hours or high for around 4. Take chicken…

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Good Morning! It’s Monday!

Well Monday is here again. The beginning of a brand new week. And this week is going to be a great one! Why do you ask? Because I plan it that way. I always start the week by planning how I would like it to go. So of course I’m planning on a great week.…

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I Love Cleaning Up Messes I Didn’t Make. So I Became A Mom.

I Love Cleaning Up Messes I Didn’t Make. So I Became A Mom. When I first read that I laughed out loud. Sarcasm is some of my favorite humor. But then it hit me. A big part of my day has been doing just that, cleaning up messes I didn’t make. I’m not complaining, it…

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Excuse Me, You Forgot To Wash Your Hands

Excuse me, you forgot to wash your hands. Yep, I’m gonna say it. But I hope it’s not to you. It’s that time of year that everyone is sick with some type of yuck and there are germs everywhere! Going to the grocery store and touching the buggy (yes, buggy- I’m from West Virginia, that…

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Somedays Running Late Is The Only Exercise I Get

According to my husband- if you aren’t early, then you are late. Well then-I AM ALWAYS LATE. He also says that I will be late for my own funeral. I’m not sure if that is possible, but if it is possible, he is probably right (he usually is). Somedays (more like most days) running late…

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Carrots and Chocolate Cake

Did that title say carrots and chocolate cake? Yes, it did. Actually I could have titled it a few different things. Like- Salad and Ice Cream,Kale Chips and Fudge Brownies, Salmon and Bacon. All are things I should be eating and what I really eat instead. Meal planning is very important. Remember that if you…

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HELP!I’m talking and I can’t shut up!

I have a confession to make. I talk to myself. A lot. Sometimes I even answer myself. Sometimes during the day that is the only social interactions that I have. Well, human social interactions that is. My husband works out of town quite a bit. My children are in school most of the day and…

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Ain’t nobody got time for that!

I have always wanted to start a blog. It is one of those things that I have never gotten to cross off of my list. Until now. I am a farm wife, a mama, a daughter, a sister and a friend. Blogger was not a title that I had time to add.I have children to…

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