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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Giving a gift that is useful, and that someone will LOVE, is so joyful and the purpose of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! It makes me sad when I am in a store and see people tossing things into a cart. They think “this will […]

Southwest Chicken Salad

Southwest Chicken Salad

Our family enjoys eating hearty salads for dinner, and the Southwest Chicken salad is a favorite in our house. As a general practice, each week I cook up chicken breast so that we have it in the refrigerator throughout the week for a quick, easy […]

Give Thanks Fall Banner

Give Thanks Fall Banner

In our home we prefer simple decorations like this Give Thanks Fall Banner. You won’t find us filling up a basket at a store to deck our home out with each season. It amazes me every year at how many decorations fill the store shelves. […]

DIY Kitchen Remodel

DIY Kitchen Remodel

I am happy to say that our DIY Kitchen Remodel is done and we spent just a little over $5,000! We purchased our home over eight years ago and the plan then was to remodel the kitchen shortly after we moved in. Well, that did […]

Gluten-free Orange Chocolate Chip Cake

Gluten-free Orange Chocolate Chip Cake

The taste of this gluten-free Orange Chocolate Chip Cake reminds me of the chocolate orange I would receive as a child at Christmas-time. This is one of those recipes that is quick to whip up and it’s a crowd pleaser. The only thing I need […]

Blueberry Cake {gluten-free}

Blueberry Cake {gluten-free}

Blueberries are a favorite in my family and we enjoy this Blueberry Cake in the summer with fresh berries or off-season with our stock of frozen berries. Our nice sized patch keeps us with enough berries for the year and some to share. In July […]

Gluten-free Pumpkin Scones {FALL}

Gluten-free Pumpkin Scones {FALL}

I LOVE pumpkin, but only in treats… not drinks. These gluten-free pumpkin scones are my first fall bake this year. After searching the shelves at Trader Joes and Fred Meyer I was happy that I had some in my pantry left over from last year […]

Close Your Nutritional Gap with MegaFood

Close Your Nutritional Gap with MegaFood

The following post contains Amazon ad/ affiliates links.  See our disclosure page if you have any questions about our affiliate links or our product recommendations. Now that 2017 is well underway and we all know New Year’s resolutions don’t work very well, what are the […]

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Cold and flu season is upon us. We know so many people who have been or are sick, and in this season the bugs are holding on for weeks! Our family makes Elderberry Syrup from organic herbs; and during this time of the year, we […]

Gluten-free Sausage Gravy

Gluten-free Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy are a favorite in our house My gluten-free sausage gravy is super easy to make. I like to make it in large batches and freeze it in individual servings so that I can prepare a quick, hot breakfast in no time in […]


All Time Favorites

Blueberry Cake {gluten-free}

Blueberry Cake {gluten-free}

Blueberries are a favorite in my family and we enjoy this Blueberry Cake in the summer with fresh berries or off-season with our stock of frozen berries. Our nice sized patch keeps us with enough berries for the year and some to share. In July […]

Popo Agie Falls Trail Hike {Wyoming}

Popo Agie Falls Trail Hike {Wyoming}

While visiting family in Wyoming in June we had the opportunity to hike the Popo Agie Falls Trail with our cousins and their husbands.  The scenery was beautiful, and we went early in the morning since Lisa and I are used to the cooler weather […]

Do you have plans June 4th & 5th?

Do you have plans June 4th & 5th?

If you live in the NW and don’t have plans on June 4th or 5th, I would recommend a road trip to the Linn Country Expo Center in Albany, Oregon for the Mother Earth News Fair. The Mother Earth News Fair is an annual event […]