We have had such a hot week, I’m ready for some cooler weather!!! Since it has gotten warmer the boys have taken up fishing and swimming in the pond almost everyday.  This makes dinner time a little more challenging for me since I’m watching them instead of inside getting our meal ready.

I’ve been doing a lot of prep work!!! Either crock pot meals, or getting everything ready the day before, so dinner time goes a little smoother.  My kids do NOT want to come inside so I have to have a plan of attack for our meals!

This is when meal plans are… Continue reading

I have several tomato plants this year.  My plan was canning or freezing several things such as tomato sauce, pasta sauce, tomato basil pasta sauce, salsa, taco sauce, and Rotel.

We love salsa at my house and I did not want to use canned Rotel so we had to start making our own.  It is so easy!!! Aaron is pretty sure that with the homemade Rotel my salsa tastes better than it ever has. 

I do want you to know that if you plan on freezing it the peppers do get hotter, so keep that in mind.… Continue reading

This week has been so much fun.  We have went to several baseball practices and played a lot at home too. 

Alex has been using his new bat a lot, since he outgrow his last bat. The Easton 2014 MAKO Baseball Bat has excellent reviews so if you are in the baseball bat market for you child check it out.

We have done more Geocaching, which is such a fun way to get your family outside and moving.  We even started our own cache for people to come and find.  My boys have loved it!

7 Day Clean Eating Meal Plan with Recipes.  Family Friendly.  Real Food. Real Fitness. Real Life

Remember the we serve veggies and fruit with every meal.… Continue reading

I am writing this because I attended my first competition and did not have everything that I wanted . You live and learn I guess.

I am not a competition expert by any means, but I have learned.  :) Here is my list of CrossFit equipment and food that is a must. 

crossfit comp Marion

CrossFit Equipment:
If the WODs are posted prior to the event you can go through every event and think head to toe in regards to the equipment that you will need.  It’s even good to do the WOD’s prior to the competition with your partners to figure out who… Continue reading

It’s no secret that I love using my Crock Pot.  I really like coming home to a meal that is already cooked. I think I enjoy a super easy clean up after my meal even more.  This meal is both!!

easy Crock Pot Roast.  Very juicy meat.  Super easy.  Place in the slower cooker and its ready when you get home from work.  Real Food, Clean Eating

We are always so busy! Currently we have started Fall baseball so we have 2 practices every week and I want to continue to eat clean so this is a perfect meal to eat quickly before or after our practices and upcoming games too. 

Alex getting ready to bat.

I have had so many roasts that have been dry and without flavor.  That ended a… Continue reading

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So I have seen several different recipes floating around Pinterest for homemade deodorant.  But do they work?  Really?  Aluminum free homemade deodorant?  Have I gone completely nuts?

So my all natural ways needed to give this a try.  The great news? Its super easy to make and it works!

I can now used deodorant with no harmful chemicals!


  • 6 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • A Few Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermint oil


  1. I melted the coconut oil.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together.
  3. Ben… Continue reading

So we will be in Florida for the entire week, starting tomorrow.  I’m pretty excited about this myself.  My plan is to find a grocery store when we get there since we will spend 2 days in the car. 

I will, however, make sure to take several snacks with us.  Alex and I might starve if I don’t. :)

I’ll take several fresh fruits, nuts, raisins, popcorn, veggies, and some granola bars for our car time.

Once we get there I plan on eating out some for dinners, but all breakfasts and lunches I will prepare.  I put together a eating… Continue reading