Working Mom to Homemaker

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If you or someone you know would like to take part in a billion dollar company and work from home like I am, I am paying off my family’s debt and helping people to be healthier, get better results with their workouts and not to mention bringing the family together! It’s a win win! I’m looking for 3 people to work on my team. Remember, this business isn’t for everyone, but you’ll never know until you ask questions and get answers.

My business is really taking off and I have an immediate need to add 3 people.
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3. Positive work environment.
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5. Values based environment that honors God through faith in family and friends first.
6. Diverse dynamic culture.
7. Personally schedule your own time off.
8. Skills and Leadership training provided ongoing.
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Ideal candidate…
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December 1, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

School Work Yearbook

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I’m one of those people who hoard home videos, photographs and my kid’s school work. But I’ve also got the issue of hating clutter and unorganized things. I had to figure out what to do with all these memories and keep it under control. The digital age really makes this type of thing much easier. I’ve already got all of my digital photos and videos filed by year and month on my computer, as well as backups on those portable USB drives. One of these days, I’ll get around to scanning all the old family photos and getting those organized onto the USB drives and my computer as well. But just thinking about that project makes me exhausted.

Anyway, onto the problem of the kid’s school work. When I was younger, my mom saved quite a bit of my stuff and had all those papers and projects stored in plastic tubs. It’s fun to dig through those every now and then, but really, how convenient is it to struggle with pulling out a buried storage tub and then sort through a mess of papers and artwork? Those old memories rarely get looked at. I’m an only child and over my school years, more so the younger ones, I accumulated A LOT of school work. My husband and I have 2 kids, and I can’t imagine how we’d display or store all that work from both of our kids, without living in a palace.

A couple years ago, I had made each of my kids their own little family story about when they were born through their first year of life. They both enjoy reading those from time to time and it gave me an idea for the school work problem. I’d take pictures of everything, or nearly everything they brought home from school. This way I could have the photos filed accordingly on my computer and the back up USB drives. I’d have a designated bins for the actual paperwork and projects, that I could store in the basement, but I wanted to go slightly further with the photos I took. So I created a Yearbook. The book could easily fit on a shelf and the kids or anyone visiting could easily look through it and see the cool things they did during that school year.

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I used Shutterfly and made a Photobook. This is my son’s PRE-K book, and it had quite a few pages in it. I’m glad that Shutterfly always has online coupon codes and deals, otherwise this probably wouldn’t be very budget friendly. It’s not the cheapest route to go, but I just love the look of it and how well their books turn out. For me, it’s worth it.

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I used the 10×10 size book because I thought that would fit better on a book shelf. I tried to maximize as much of the page space as possible, but I have a funny feeling after the pictures I’ve already accumulated so far during Kindergarten, I may need to do the 12×12 book!

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The cool thing about this idea, you can get as crazy as you want with it. I like to preserve all those memories, so I incorporated ALL of his work. If you’re on more of a budget or just don’t think the worksheets are as important, then just take pictures of the art projects that are awkward to store or display for too long. Maybe you’d just rather take pictures, print them and put them in a separate photo album. However you decide to do it, just remember, you don’t have to throw those precious memories away and never see them again. Take advantage of the digital age and at least take pictures of their work. After you have the photos, the possibilities are endless!

November 6, 2014 Posted by | ALL THINGS KIDS | Leave a comment

Pepper Steak with White Rice


I found this recipe because we had received a generous gift of large amounts of different cuts of beef. I was already familiar with the roasts, T-Bone, Sirloin and Rib-eye steaks, but when it came to cube steaks and round steaks, I had no clue what to make with those. I came across this recipe with the impression that my husband and kids probably wouldn’t like it, but I would love it. I’m a huge steak fan, but my husband is not. (I find this odd) Anyway, I gave this recipe a try one night and he’s been asking me to make it again ever since. My 2 year old and 5 year old also loved it! 



  • 1 1/2 lb round steak
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green peppers cut in strips
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup beef bouillon dissolved in water (or beef broth)
  • 2 TB cornstarch


  1. Cut meat across the grain into strips. Brown meat in a large sauce pan with the garlic.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and the peppers. Add soy sauce, peppers, sugar, ginger and 3/4 cup of bouillon. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend cornstarch with remaining bouillon. Stir this into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Serve over hot rice.

I decided to go with a Parmesan theme for my sides for this dish and made ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN BROCCOLI and ROASTED PARMESAN POTATOES. I found them to be an amazing addition to this dish.

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli





1 head broccoli, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces (I used thawed out frozen broccoli florets)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheeseDIRECTIONS:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
2. Wash the broccoli and cut it into bite sized pieces. Place the broccoli on a large rimmed baking sheet.
3. Mince the garlic and toss it in with the broccoli.
4. Drizzle 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over the broccoli, then season with coarse black pepper and kosher salt.
5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the broccoli is tender.
6. Toss in lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil and serve immediately. 

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Soups, Salads & Sides | 1 Comment

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes




  • 5-6 medium sized potatoes (I like using red potatoes or Russet potatoes), skins on, scrubbed and diced
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the kind that you shake over spaghetti!)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Dump diced potatoes on the foil-lined pan.                                                                                                                          

4. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and using your hands, gently toss the potatoes until oil has covered all the potatoes.

5. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the potatoes and once again use your hands to incorporate spices over the potatoes.                                                                                

6. Place pan in the oven and cook for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes so that they are evenly cooked and don’t get burned on the bottom. When finished baking, remove from oven and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.

Makes 4-5 servings.

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Salads & Sides, Soups | 1 Comment

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