My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

Chicken and Dumplings is a family favorite during the cold winter season. Here is my favorite version adapted from Pioneer Woman! I love that I can make both Chicken and Noodle Soup or Chicken and Dumplings off the same recipe.   Chicken and Dumplings/Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients: 1/2 stick butter 1/2  sweet onion, diced 2… Continue reading Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

Motherhood · My Bookshelf

Mama’s 2019 Book List

Today, I am sharing my personal reading stack for the year. In 2019, I’m looking to slow down, simplify, and clean things up a little. Hoping this will allow us the time and energy to build relationships and get outside more! Digging deeper into our: Health + Heart + Home. 📚❤️🏠 #mamareads #simpleliving #homeeducation *PS:… Continue reading Mama’s 2019 Book List

My Kitchen · Seasons & Holidays

Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles (Gluten Free)

For Valentines Day, I bought the kids a mini waffle maker! We made some semi-homemade waffles inspired by the Paleo Waffles Nesting With Grace posted recently. I had some Gluten Free Pancake Mix from Trader Joe's on hand so we subbed it in for the dry ingredients. The recipe on the box only makes 2 waffles! By… Continue reading Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles (Gluten Free)

My Sewing Corner

Etsy and Paypal fee calculator and shipping links

If you sell through Etsy and ship through Paypal like I do... here's some quick links I use often. If the buyer did not pay through Paypal you can still use Paypal to ship! Use the ship now link below! I bought a food scale to use at home and it comes very handy. No… Continue reading Etsy and Paypal fee calculator and shipping links

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Reading Weather Has Arrived

  We had our first dusting of snow this morning in Middle Tennessee. The children are out trying to scrape snowballs together with their dad. I'm cuddled under blankets by the fire, shivering and struggling to stay warm. My body was definitely not made for winter weather. I'm trying my best to embrace this season… Continue reading Reading Weather Has Arrived

Homeschool

A Playful Pioneers Picture Album

Our latest Playful Pioneers Adventures. Make sure to check back throughout the year! “At noontime everyone was allowed to move about the schoolroom and talk quietly. Eliza Jane opened the dinner-pail on her desk. It held bread-and-butter and sausage, doughnuts and apples, and four delicious apple turnovers, their plump crusts filled with melting slices of… Continue reading A Playful Pioneers Picture Album

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

25 Days of Christmas Books!

Happy December! Time to change the calendar and gather Advent materials. (And I should probably consider removing the rotting pumpkins from the front porch.) As we count down to Christmas, we will pull out a new book from our December book stack. Christmas books are my favorite! We will also be adding Advent activities and… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas Books!

Homeschool · My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

We finished up our science unit on bugs last month. I decided to pause our usual science lessons and do a quick unit study on trees and leaves. The leaves have been beautiful this year! The kids love going on leaf hunts and running back home to identify them in their books. They really enjoyed… Continue reading Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves