Calm and Peaceful Days

I absolutely love this! This is exactly what I have been struggling with lately.


* This is one of my favorite posts that I have written. Mainly, because it works for me when I follow my own advice!  I wrote it originally 2 years ago for a Christian woman’s magazine.
The alarm goes off at 8:00am. You jump out of bed.
 You have to find the kids clothes to wear, feed them, and be out the door by 9:30.
 Oh no!  You forgot to get the library books together!
Now you have to hurry to get everything done so you can search for them — and you still have to make a grocery list.
 Your kids can’t find anything to eat because they ate the cereal yesterday. Now what are you going to do?   ” Just find something!” you yell.
They end up eating Goldfish® crackers.
You tell them to get dressed so that you can find the library books and make your grocery…

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Easy cheap lunch!!

2 boxes mac and cheese(according to package directions except cut water by half)
1/2 roll potter’s or blue and gold sausage

Brown sausage with onions. Add cheese packets, milk, 3 cups hot water, butter . Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pasta is done. Our kids eat this up!!! Easy peasy lunch!

menu plan monday

Breskfasts: chocolate pancakes, smoothies, apple cinnamon oatmeal, french toast andbacon, scrambled eggs with onions, peppers& cheese, muffins

Lunches: turkey and pepper jack wraps,pbj, w/oranges, sandwiches, leftovers x3, tuna salad

Suppers: lasagna soup & artisan bread, tacos & beans, baked potato soup, stuffed shells and salad, venison roast and baked sweet potatoes

Hopefully, I can do these every week to keep me accountable and help us save money! Maybe it will help someone out. If anyone would like recipes, I will try to post some this week.

Merry Christmas! Julie

Real life struggles….


I sent this as a text to my little sister today. She gets me. Thank God. I’ve got to pull myself up and keep going, I know this, but my everyday life is a struggle. Always has been. Depression is evil. But, I’m the victor because with Christ I can do all things….

Hope this helps you today!!!!

Keeping it real,