Quick tips for Surviving the Solar Eclipse

It's coming.  If you live on planet earth, you can't avoid it. On August 21st, 2017, the earth will experience a Solar Eclipse.   That's when the moon will travel in a path that puts it directly between us and the sun so that all we see is the Sun's corona. You know, the part around the round part of the sun that we draw as spikes when we are kids? It's been a few years and many of … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Warts, without duct tape

They are unsightly, embarrassing and often painful if they pop up in the wrong place. Warts are a pain, in more ways than one.  Have you had a wart that just would not go away? I have and with 6 kids we've tried all kinds of things from freezing to burning to drug store remedies to duct tape (yep...even went there :/ ) I've even made my own concoctions with essential oil blend recipes that I … [Read more...]

Teach Liberty

Just a quick post to share something important...and time sensitive. Need help teaching the children in your world about the principles of Liberty?  Proper role of government? Your child's education is not complete without a foundation of freedom Give your children the knowledge they're not getting in school. Buy the award-winning Tuttle Twins books—a unique series of compelling children's … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Idea – Give memories not stuff

It's that time of year again, the cut off date for online ordering has past for Christmas delivery.    The frenzy is over...unless you do the Christmas Eve Wal-Mart thing.  Don't- - just don't do that.  Who really needs more stuff anyway. Instead, I have a great idea to share with you.  One that will be much more thoughtful than fuzzy socks or Christmas CD's. How … [Read more...]

Christmas-in-a-Box #LIGHTtheWORLD

Christmas in a Box? No, not that kind of box. Want to bring the spirit of Christmas to a loved one serving in the military, on a mission, away to college, in a nursing home or maybe sick and staying in the hospital during the Christmas season?  I have the perfect idea to share with you which was created and designed by Melia from Brightly Street.  She has created a unique idea that will bring … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday Spotlight – LDS Charities #LIGHTtheWORLD

If you are reading this you survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with perhaps only a little weightloss in the wallet. That means that today is "Giving Tuesday".  The day we can turn our thoughts outward and focus on the needs of others. Today I wanted to just shine a little light on the efforts of a charity that does tremendous good in the lives of people all over … [Read more...]

The Abolitionists

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke I didn’t want to go. The conference was amazing, the workshops full of great information and my to-do list was long after the first day of the Build Your Blog Conference this spring.  There we met representatives from all sorts of related industries that wanted to partner with us.  They were all a … [Read more...]

The New-Fangled “Hay Box”

Thermal Cooker Nitty Gritty UPDATE: We had a terrific response to the contest for this Thermal cooker and one lucky person took it home. Now don't be sad if you didn't win because you can still reap the benefits of this Saratoga Jacks 7Liter Thermal Cooker.   You can get this one and a smaller version on Amazon. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It … [Read more...]

Giveaway # 4 – Seven Winners

This giveaway has concluded...But don't worry, there are a couple more in the works. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners: 1. Berkey--Lola B. 2. Sun Oven--Mikki O. 3.Kelly Kettle--Kathy B. 4. WonderMill--Leslie D. 5. Propur--Alice F. 6.1 Seventy Two Hour Kit--Ron D. 7. 1 Seventy Two Hour Kit--Jeff C. 8. Honey--Christy M. In honor of September being National Preparedness Month, The Prepared … [Read more...]

Giveaway # 3 The Kelly Kettle

Kelly Kettle Group Giveaway Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle in our group giveaway? Tell me that you know that September is National Preparedness Month? I'm sure you do by now. A large group of my blogging buddies is trying to show the world what's amazing products are available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. We are so thankful to Glen at KellyKettleUSA for sponsoring … [Read more...]