Updated on November 3, 2017
I visit a fair amount of blog posts daily. I like reading blog posts that are about what I am interested in to help me improve my life and to inspire what I blog about. The following is what bugs me about blog pages, from least to most important. Of course, this isn’t an extensive list, but it’s good to keep these things in mind when you are dealing with your own personal blog.
Updated on October 20, 2017
This past year, I tried to grow onions. I started with seeds and grew it exactly according to the instructions I read in several places, placing them in front of our large living room window (on a table) that gets plenty of sunshine in the winter. However, when it was close to when I was to plant them outside, more than half of them died! The only thing I could think of is that I really needed an artificial light, which I didn’t have, or could afford to get one.
So, my suggestion is to just get onion seedlings from your local nursery. It’s just easier this way, unless you have a greenhouse with artificial lights! (Also, the transplants I planted were twice the size of the ones I grew from seeds.) Read More
Posted on February 23, 2018
As all parents know, having a routine at bedtime is crucial to ensure a “smooth” sleep schedule. (I know, smooth never really happens with children!) For us, we brush Lemon’s teeth, have her go potty, put on the PJs, and then read her three books. One of those books is always her children’s Bible first. God always comes first for us! We want her to know the love and grace that God has for her from a young age. For her other books, she can pick whichever books she wants (from a pre-selected selection I have picked—because I am not reading a 1,000 page book for bedtime!). Usually, it is a Disney book we have picked from the library, as she loves her Disney princesses right now. However, I always love when she picks one of her books about God! Recently, Lemon and I got to review a book named A Very Happy Easter Prayer.
Written by Bonnie Jensen, this book is very cute and sweet. Written in a poem style, it is very easy for even children of a younger age can follow. Each page thanks God for a one of the things that spring brings. There are even hints on certain pages that point to what Jesus did for us on Easter morning. Great for having a deeper conversation with your child if they are interested in it!
Thank You, God, for gentle breezes
Dancing through my hair.
I praise You for the gift of life
You put in the springtime air.
As you can see, even though this is called an Easter prayer book, I find it more like a spring time prayer/thankful book. The only true mention of Easter is at the end. This doesn’t take away from the specialness and sweetness of the book though! I love how it teaches children to be thankful and thank God for all the wonderful things that happen in the springtime.
The illustrations by Natalia Moore are very cute as well. They are done a few mediums that make the illustrations seem soft and airy, like springtime feels! My daughter loved all the details each page boasts.
If you are looking for a great book to read to your child during Easter time, this is the perfect book for you to get! This would be a great addition to an Easter basket. After all, Easter is about the resurrection and love of Jesus!
Would you like to win a copy of this book just in time for Easter? Click on the link below to enter!
Updated on October 20, 2017
I know that it is February and it’s so cold out, but now it’s time to plan your garden for spring and summer! Who doesn’t want to dream of warmer weather, am I right?
To plan your garden, first start thinking about which vegetables and fruits your family actually eats. Do they eat tomatoes and strawberries? Plan to grow these. Do they hate radishes? Don’t plant these, though they are easy to grow. Perhaps ask your family what they would want to see in the garden. Write a list of these fruits and vegetables. Read More
Updated on December 15, 2017
I posted a blog earlier this week where I talked in detail about the safety of essential oils. Now, on to fun stuff—making recipes! Throughout the years, I have accumulated a quite a few recipes and I have made a few recipes (with research, of course!). Below, I will list a few recipes that I have picked just for you. This is a HUGE list of essential oil recipes!
As I mentioned earlier in the week, please be super careful to properly dilute when putting it on your skin. As for diffusing or using your personal inhaler, follow the instructions included for those items. Read More
Updated on December 15, 2017
Essential oil usage has increased dramatically in recent years. With every day people who are not certified aromatherapists and without any training selling oils and giving recommendations on how to use the oils, there also has been a lot of misusing of essential oils. Education on how to use oils is the best way to make sure that essential oils are used the best and safest way for you and your family.
Used properly, essential oils can moisturize your skin, lift your spirits, make you fall sleep faster, and heal you quicker. God made these plants for us to use, so use them wisely!
Updated on January 23, 2018
Non-stick cookware have been popular lately because they don’t stick and easy to clean. However, it also emits toxic fumes when overheated. Toxic fumes from Teflon released from pots and pans at high temperatures may kill pet birds and cause people to have flu-like symptoms.
Though cases of Teflon flu are rare, they do happen. Some sites, like the EGG, have concerns about potential cancer concerns links with the fumes; though more research have to happen.
So, the best way to avoid the Teflon flumes in the kitchen is to use alternative pans. One of those choices is cast iron. Read More