And She Bought a Car

Life has been flying by in the blink of an eye! It is SO true what they say, kids grow up SO fast! I can't believe my oldest 2 will be official adults later this year. The twins have been keeping their eyes out to each buy a car. Sarah recently found a local car and after my dad and I researched it and asked some questions of the seller via email, we made time to go check it out.

My CVS Savings for 2016

If you've followed my blog for a little while, you know that I absolutely LOVE shopping at CVS and get TONS of free or low cost deals. The CVS app keeps track of how much money you've saved over the entire year so I wanted to document here how much my daughter and I saved so we can look back to compare it to coming years.

Because we both purchase things, we have 2 cards (she has one and I have one). So that is why you see 2 different savings amounts below, but CHECK IT OUT!!!

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

 Nothing is better on a chilly, winter day than homemade cinnamon rolls. Even better, the copycat recipe to Cinnabon's Cinnamon Rolls! They take a little bit of work but they are oh so worth it! I even took pictures as I went through the process!

The Beginner's Bible Review

My little ones love reading books! We have a vast library of children's classic books as well as a lot of books based on Bible stories. One book that we recently were given to check out is the new updated version of The Beginner's Bible from Zonderkidz.

The Beginner's Bible

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Blessing to you & your family from my children & I this Christmas season!


Chili Soup

It's that time of year that a comforting soup just hits the spot! The other week, my kids asked if I could make some chili soup. I've made chili before which they love, but never in soup form. So I was tickled to have a reason to try out a new recipe! And let me tell ya, it was a hit! This was also a simple recipe to throw together and even better, it freezes well. You can make adjustments to suit your taste. I made ours with a little bit of spice to it as the kids like spicy food. I also topped my bowl with mozzarella cheese, diced red onion and cilantro (I ♥ that stuff!)

Chili Soup

Homemade Kinetic Sand

You all have seen that moon sand in the store, right? It's a cool product but it is SO expensive for the small amount you get. Especially when your kiddo is going to spill some of it and it ends up in the trash.

My teens love looking on Pinterest for activities to do with the littles. Sarah saw a recipe to make a homemade version of moon sand using just 2 ingredients. So I told her to go ahead and give it a shot (I was busy nursing the baby so I didn't get to snap any pics as she mixed it). But she said it was super easy and came together in just a matter of minutes.

kinetic sand

Christmas Love Letters from God - Giveaway

I can hardly believe we are already entering the Christmas season! The temperatures have dropped and Christmas music is already playing on the radio. My kids and I have been talking about some of our favorite holiday traditions as well as brainstorming new ideas.

One new tradition this year has come in the form of a newly released book to read to my younger children. A special book about Jesus' birth!

2 years ago I had the blessing to correspond with author, Glenys Nellist, when she wrote the book Love Letters from God. A year later, she wrote the book Little Love Letters from God. I am excited to introduce her latest children's book in her Love Letters collection entitled "Christmas Love Letters from God".

Saving Money with Groupon Coupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Groupon has been around for quite some time but they have really expanded what they offer over the years. It used to be that most people used Groupon for saving money while eating out. Did you know they also have a section called Groupon Coupon? NOW you can save money pretty much every day on many things you are shopping for!

Commissioned Board Game Review

Ever since my children were little, I always said I wanted a huge game closet. Each year our family adds a few new games to it as we LOVE playing games! We have all sorts of games for ages little to adult. We recently got to try out a game that is new to the market called Commissioned from Chara Games.


And They are 17. . .

Friday October 21st was my twins, Sarah & Susan's 17th birthday! They started the day with their weekly science class with friends but then had the afternoon to look forward to. They had off work and had 2 of their friends over to hang out and carve pumpkins.

Fun-Time Phonics- Review

Olivia has been a budding reader from quite early on. She enjoys working on learning phonics in a variety of methods. Recently, she had the chance to try out Fun-Time Phonics!™ Software - 2-PCs Win Download from The Critical Thinking Co.™.  This is a software download for Windows which means you don't need the internet to use the program. Fun-Time Phonics is part of the "Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Before Kindergarten!™" bundle which offers several downloadable programs to help prepare your pre-K student for Kindergarten. You can also download these programs as apps in iTunes and Google Play.