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Life Update: Dentist Appointments, Bread Store, and New Glasses

This post actually started out as a different post but it got so long that I broke it down and decided to share this part of it with you today!

Things have been SO CRAZY BUSY here lately… I can’t tell you about everything we’ve been up to but I will let you know about a few things we have been doing down below. We are so excited about EVERYTHING that is going on and we just can’t wait to SPILL THE BEANS with EVERYONE!

For now, though I’ll tell you about some of our latest adventures here in our little cabin.

A trip to the movies

We took them ALL to see the new Lion King and it was so GOOD! My oldest son was a HUGE Lion King fan when he was little… and I believe he may still be very partial to the original but my younger kids only knew about the new Disney version of the series.

Here’s a trailer for it if you haven’t seen it yet:

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No More Itsy Bitsy Spiders!

Do you hate spiders? Ok, well the ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ nursery rhyme is kinda cute but I don’t want any spiders anywhere inside of my house and neither do the kids. This video made me think of how my kids act when they see a spider:

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Why We Love Our Berkey So Much and Why We Think You Would Love One Too!

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Throwback Thursday: I Don’t Wanna…

This isn’t really a blog post but just something to make you laugh and maybe help you get through the rest of the week… no need to thank me!

This reminds me so much of my kids when they were younger so I decided it would qualify for a Throwback Thursday…

Please share this with a friend who might need a good laugh too!

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Question of the Day

I’d say I’m about an 8 or 9 on most days… I really don’t like a dirty house but I hated the smells of the chemicals but with Norwex we can clean super-fast with just a microfiber cloth and water! So easy! Continue reading “Question of the Day”

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Try out $5 Meal Plans for FREE!

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The Family Camping Handbook

The Family Camping Handbook will show you how to survive and even thrive out in the woods with young children. You can bring your babes and your real food, too! Continue reading “The Family Camping Handbook”

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Homemade Grain-free Pizza

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Easy Alfredo Sauce

This is so easy to make and so much better for you than the store-bought stuff. I just used this recently to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole and it was so GOOD! This will definitely be our go-to recipe from here on out. Continue reading “Easy Alfredo Sauce”

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Meet Our New Berkey!

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No More Lines At The Checkout!

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Freezer Cooking Made Me Cry Yesterday

Hey, y’all its been a few days since I’ve checked in with you. I hope everyone is doing well. We are finally getting over these colds that have been passed around and around and around… you get the point. Continue reading “Freezer Cooking Made Me Cry Yesterday”

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A New School Routine For The New Year

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A Look Back On 2018

So I’ve been posting quite a bit about my goals for 2019 but let’s not forget about all the good times we had in 2018. Sure, there were some sad times and some hard times but remembering the good times can help ease the pain of the not so good. Here’s a quick peek back on some of our pictures, posts, and activities from 2018:

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7 Easy Steps To Simplify Your Life Today

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I had originally written this series of posts in honor of National Simplify Your Life Week, which falls during the first week of August, I decided to make a shortlist of 7 easy steps that almost anyone can use to simplify their life starting today. With the New Year fast approaching I thought it might be helpful to post this again for anyone looking to simplify their life and have more FREE time. Continue reading “7 Easy Steps To Simplify Your Life Today”

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Free Printable Shopping Guide – Makes Christmas Shopping So Much Easier!

I know, I know …. some of us just don’t want to think about Christmas shopping yet, even though I have already bought a couple of gifts. However, I am getting a lot of requests about what my kiddos want or what sizes they are wearing so I think its time to make up my list so I can send it to those people who have asked for information.

Seeing how I normally go through the kids’ clothes around this time of year it makes it the perfect time to take note of what sizes they like. I can also use this time to ask them about the styles and colors they prefer and maybe even ‘sneak’ in a quick question about what they might like for Christmas. Continue reading “Free Printable Shopping Guide – Makes Christmas Shopping So Much Easier!”

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Southwestern Produce Company

Update:

We have been using this company for over 2 years now and we love them even more than we first did! This is a great way to stock up on healthy options and save money too!


This is a company I had recently heard about and really wanted to try. Well, this past weekend we did pick up our order of veggies and I will say that I am very pleased!

I’ve been really busy this year and we didn’t put out a garden so being able to get farm fresh produce was a real treat. It looks just as good as if I had gone to the work of growing it and putting it up myself. Best of all the freezer is pretty well stocked for the next couple of months and hopefully, we will have enough frozen veggies to supplement the fresh ones I find until we can place another order. Continue reading “Southwestern Produce Company”

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Homeschool: Acorn Crafts

What a better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with some fun crafts? This week we are doing some different Fall themed crafts so I’ll try to take some pictures and post them so you can use them in your home as well. Most kids love art projects and my kids love ones that involve scissors and glue. (They love glitter too but I’m not that brave today…lol.)

This idea would really work for just about any shape you like for any season… just find or draw your shape and let the kids decorate with torn paper, paint, buttons, beads, or things they might find on a nature hunt. Just have fun with it!

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How to survive the nasty stomach bugs

Now is the time of year when all the stomach bugs are floating around. When you have a large family like we have it can get very stressful. So how do we handle the stomach bug or nasty bug as my little ones call it? Continue reading “How to survive the nasty stomach bugs”

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Homeschool Resources

This is a list of some of the educational sites and resources that we currently use. I will update this list on a regular basis. Continue reading “Homeschool Resources”

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Who can you count on? (Especially when you have a wedding to save.)

Original Blog Post-June 6, 2016
I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been super busy around here. My oldest daughter got married last Friday!
Last-minute struggles, cancellations, and changes had us all running a little crazy around here. Lucky for us we have a BIG family and a few very loyal friends.

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I wanna shout it from the rooftop but I can’t… YET.

So I had this really great, exciting post planned for today but unfortunately, that’s not gonna happen just YET.

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We’ve all heard the expression ‘It is better to give than to receive’ but what about when we are the receiver and not the giver?

I was once told, by an old preacher, that I should always accept things that are given to me. He told me that if I refused these kinds of gifts I may be robbing the giver out of a blessing.

Whoa! I had never looked at like that but now I do and I try to be as thankful as I can for everything even critical remarks and comments. I definitely don’t want to be considered a thief…

via Don’t Rob Others of Their Blessings!

 

via When God Says No, Not Yet…

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Steak Paprika Over Egg Noodles

Ohhhhhh… sometimes I hate our internet… I had already written this cute little post with pictures and everything only to have our internet glitch and lose EVERYTHING!

So here we go again…

Today was a bit extremely hectic and I really didn’t feel like cooking want to cook but the little humans who had been EXTREMELY loud and crazy today were really getting on my nerves and Mr. Awesome had only asked me a few times what we were having for dinner so I figured that I should probably go ahead and get dinner started.

(Those freezer meals I put together the other day were really tempting me but Mr. Awesome had already seen ‘steak’ on the menu so freezer meals were ruled out.)

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Even the dog was staring me down because she was ready for dinner…

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Oh, What a day! Freezer meals, Pinterest Suspension, and No Toilet Paper

Oh my goodness, what a day I’ve had and it isn’t even been lunchtime yet. I actually went to bed early last night as I was just so exhausted. Mr. Awesome had a meeting and wouldn’t be home until late so I made the most of the evening.

The kids helped me make Chili Dog Casserole for dinner. We made it a little bit different as we just put the hotdogs into hotdog buns, instead of tortillas, and then spread the chili sauce on top and sprinkled with cheese before baking.

Mr. Awesome is not crazy about the tortilla version so we decided to give it a try this way and it was a WINNER! Continue reading “Oh, What a day! Freezer meals, Pinterest Suspension, and No Toilet Paper”

8 Medicines You Should Already Know How To Make At Home


Most people don’t know the 8 health “preparations” you should know how to make at home…

 

Are you ready to change that?

I hope so because the esteemed Marjory Wildcraft is here to teach you all about home medicines in this 30-minute training class!

—>>Click here to access Marjory’s training video now!

Do you know how your great-great-grandmother cared for her family’s common medical needs?

Are you able to quickly address your family’s most common needs, with medicines you’ve made yourself?

Would you know which herbs to look for in the wild, and how to prepare them if you need them in an emergency?

Join me for this video training to expand your herbal medicine skills and gain the confidence to handle many common health issues with your own medicines (just like your ancestors did)!

When you take the time to learn from Marjory, you’ll feel the peace that comes with knowing you’ll be able to keep your family and friends healthy, even during an emergency…

…and, you’ll be inspired to take your home medicine skills to the next level!

In this 30-minute training video, you’ll learn:
+ How one herb can boost your stamina and vitality
+ Make your own pills, decoctions, infusions, tinctures…
+ And, your own salves, liniments, poultices and more
+ Why, how and when each of these preparations is used best
+ And more!

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When you register to watch this training, you’ll also save your ticket to the free, online Home Medicine Summit taking place October 14-20, 2019 — over 38 expert presentations filled with great home medicine advice, recipes and a wealth of knowledge aimed at enabling you to become your own medicine maker!

Start learning today!

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Diy Reusable Wipes

Do you feel guilty every time you grab that container of cleaning wipes from under the sink? I know I do, especially when it is so easy to make my own! Since we’ve gotten motivated to go further on our ‘chemical-free’ journey I have really been trying my best to eliminate nasty, toxic chemicals from our home in any way possible. These not only do that but they also save us a ton of money since we aren’t buying those expensive cleaning wipes anymore.

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Who can you count on? (Especially when you have a wedding to save.)

This was such a great day! I love looking back on some of my old posts and reliving the memories!

Kirby's Kabin Blog

Original Blog Post-June 6, 2016
I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been super busy around here. My oldest daughter got married last Friday!
Last-minute struggles, cancellations, and changes had us all running a little crazy around here. Lucky for us we have a BIG family and a few very loyal friends.

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Susie’s Chem Free Zone: Our First Norwex Unboxing

Hey guys!

Oh my goodness, things have been so crazy here… I wish I could share it all with you but we are trying our best not to ‘jinx’ ourselves but my patience is wearing thin and I’m about ready to scream because I JUST WANT TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD HOW EXCITED WE ARE! Continue reading “Susie’s Chem Free Zone: Our First Norwex Unboxing”