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We are 2 sisters who have so much in common yet still have many differences. We are very crafty and love finding things that we can do/make instead of buy and since we enjoying spending time with our families its easy to incorporate that. We are budget friendly always finding the best deals! Homeschooling mamas who love sharing about the Lord. Join us as we share, teach and have a blast on our blog

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The book of Mark
Take your time and take notes. If there is a word you don't understand take the time to investigate it. Also always have fun

Friday, December 26, 2014


What can you accomplish,  cleaning-wise, in 15 minutes? Sometimes A LOT more than we think! I've been challenging myself lately to take a chore and see what I can do with it in 15 minutes.  You see, I homeschool,  work part-time and am supposed to keep my home but a lot of times I don't have more than 15 minutes at a time to offer on any given chore. Used to be that I'd wait until the perfect time to do a task; a time I felt I could solely devote to household chores. Good thing I stopped waiting and started doing because there is NEVER a perfect time, and just when you've gone out of your way (kids are being babysat,  nothing scheduled on the calendar,  etc.) to make sure you have the time available to get er' done, something always happens like neighbor visiting, child needs to go to ER, your struck with sudden fatigue and so on and so on.  These things happen folks! So now instead of waiting you'd be quite amazed what you can do when you stop over-thinking and just do. I've given 3 before and after photos of our main bathroom(although we have 3 bathrooms,  this one is everyone's favorite) and 1 before and after pic. of  the right side of my closet (the messy pile up side). Each task completed in 15 minutes or less. By the way, I know this because I set a timer. This girl is serious about her 15 minute rule ;-)  ~Amy
Bathroom before, pic. 1
Bathroom before, pic. 2
Bathroom before, pic. 3
Bathroom after, pic. 1
Bathroom after, pic. 2
Bathroom after, pic. 3
Closet before, pic. 1

Closet after, pic 1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Are you washing clothes in grime?

Take a peek inside your washing machine and you may be surprised at your finding.  Yes, that's grime! But where did it come from? You'd think that since your washer is constantly cycling water and cleaning your laundry that it would be self-cleaning, but not so. Just like you get soap scum in the bathtub,  you get scum from your laundry detergent in your washing machine. BUT,  I am going to bless your bones by letting you in on a little secret on how to get rid of that grime quickly and with little effort:

Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into washer,   start your washer until it's filled with water and then stop it and let vinegar sit in the water for an hour. After an hour, allow water to finish cycling through and  then wipe with a sponge and VOILA!  looks brand new.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Awesome Turtles Decorations!!

My sister is super crafty and over in their house they made these super adorable ninja turtles tree decorations real simple green ball,craft paper and googly eyes. You can also dress it up by adding glitter all around the ball or for added flare glitter just the mask. Also for the eye mask try using colored felt instead of craft paper.Have fun!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas is coming!!!Arts and Crafts

OK so Christmas is right around the corner but throughout the gift making,homeschooling and other things I am determined to put a new craft up everyday. It may be for children or for gift ideas for adults to make so here goes....

The 1st one is Hand/foot print reindeer! This is super easy for younger children older children can decorate this more. Also Grand parents would love this framed up. Have fun we did! :)
You can do it brown . we ran out of brown construction paper and my son decided not to color. The head is his footprint and the antler his hands. It was fun and pretty cool because I couldn't find his googly eyes so I pulled some from my craft stash and these happen to glow..BONUS lol.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lemongrass and Peppermint (essential oils that is)

We've got some new and exciting things in the works and can't wait to share them with you! BUT before we get to that, let's talk lemongrass, and peppermint too :-) We've been studying up on essential oils and wanted to share a couple of our favorites and why we love them:

LEMONGRASS is healing in so many ways: It helps with circulation, is an analgesic, which helps reduce pain and inflammation, antibacterial, antiseptic (great for wounds), an astringent, smells awesome and works amazingly in deodorant (which is even more awesome if you have teenagers). Lemongrass also happens to be my (Amy) favorite scent.

PEPPERMINT treats indigestion, nausea, respiratory problem, gets rid of headaches, body aches and fever, is a great flavoring agent, contains vitamins A, C and Omega 3, eliminates bad breath and has antibacterial components. I love this stuff in toothpaste (homemade of course), hand soap and as a natural air freshener.

and our surprise will be in an upcoming post REALLY soon :-)