Friday, March 28, 2014

How to Sort and Clean Dry Beans - Pictorial

For some, making beans from scratch seems a daunting and complicated task.  Over the next few days, I'll show you how to make delicious, healthy beans from scratch!  Say goodbye to canned beans forever.  Today, I will start by showing how to sort and clean beans. 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust - Homemaking Simplified

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This week, our eldest daughter lost her first tooth. It was a reminder of the short time we have with our babies.  With this reminder came the reality that my eldest "baby" is becoming a big girl who is formulating opinions, experiences, and expectations based on past experiences. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Eight Reasons I Don't Share My Faith

Dear Christian,
Do you ever share your faith and hope in Christ?  I am not talking about cornering people and declaring their imminent demise and judgement, but sharing your blessed hope in the age to come.


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Monday, March 10, 2014

Delicious but Simple Five Ingredient Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Scratch


Mashed Potatoes from Scratch

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My family and I love potatoes.  Really, we love potatoes.  Because we eat them so frequently, and because the are a root vegetable--that is, they grow underground soaking in everything from the soil, not just onto its skins, but into its flesh--we buy organic.  Mashed potatoes are a family favorite that are sure to complement most any meal.  Here is a quick and easy recipe that uses only 5 ingredients!

Simple Five Ingredient Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

You will need:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Currently for Sale at PsalmBaby on Etsy- Coupon Code

I have been sewing since I was very young.  It is my favorite creative outlet.  I love making things for my kids and for others' kids.  Among my favorite things to make are hybrid fitted cloth diapers.  I have been making them for over 5 years.  I wanted to share a few things that I currently have ready to ship at my Etsy shop.

Psalm Baby on Etsy

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And for your coupon code:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Free Pancakes Today at IHOP




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Today only, free short stack (3 pancakes) at IHOP. 
It gets pretty busy on National Pancake day, so if you are hoping to make it out, I recommend going early or at an off time.

If you are like me and would rather avoid the crowds and just cook at home, check out my whole-wheat pancake recipe


Happy Tuesday!

Here are some other posts you may like:
Fluffy Dairy Free Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe
Simple Mexican Pita Melt
How to Easily Wash and Dry Your Rugs Without a Carpet Cleaner

Sunday, March 2, 2014

According to the Bible, I Am...



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I saw a photo on Pinterest that I really have not been able to get out of my mind.  It is a picture of a little girl with a hand written poster with two columns.  One column states, "According to religion I am: -broken -flawed -sinful -dumb -weak -nothing" (sic.).  The other column states, "According to science I am: -full of wonder -smart -a great learner -beautiful -potential for greatness" (sic.).