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Month: November 2017

Is Canning Worth The Effort?

Is Canning Worth The Effort?

Is Canning Worth The Effort? Maybe you follow No Time 2 Nap on social media and have noticed that I process a lot of our food myself. Perhaps you want to jump into canning and processing your own food but are wondering if it is economical to do so. Or maybe you are trying to convince a spouse or family member that canning your own food is worth it. To answer the questions: Is canning worth it? Yes. Yes, it…

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Building Project: Mudroom Cubbies

Building Project: Mudroom Cubbies

Mudroom Cubbies With 4 kids, 2 adults, and all of the coats, helmets, shoes, backpacks, life jackets, etc. the one set of hooks we had in our mudroom was just not working. The mudroom was always a mess, you could hardly get through it, and no matter how much I cleaned it, you could still never find anything. When we were negotiating the purchase of our house, we asked for the hot tub, which the mudroom was custom made to…

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Success After The Military: Featuring Daniel Anton

Success After The Military: Featuring Daniel Anton

Success After The Military: Featuring Daniel Anton A Sense of Security Being a former military family, I know from experience that it can be scary when you leave the safety that you are provided by being a member of the service. It’s not so much as physical safety, because you know at any time your loved one can be called to serve their country, and they may not come back home to you alive. It’s the financial safety that eases…

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A Mothers Fight – Part 2

A Mothers Fight – Part 2

If you have not read Part 1 you should go read that first. Thursday Thursday morning I get a phone call that my sleep deprived brain, was able to comprehend was an upper GI for Zach later that day. I take Zach in for his test, and get sent over to the E.R. to wait for the results. The same E.R. doctor that we had seen Wednesday night  was still on duty, and he set us up in a break…

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A Mothers Fight – Part 1

A Mothers Fight – Part 1

A Mothers Fight Today we celebrate our oldest son’s life. But today is not his birthday. Today marks 8 years since he received lifesaving surgery. That day marked the end of my 7-week nightmare. 6 of those weeks I fought, and fought, for someone to take me seriously. My fight was not physical. I did not fight for custody. I did not fight to protect him from something. I fought to get a doctor to listen to us. I fought…

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DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

Chocolate Covered Cashews The holidays are upon us. Christmas is just over a month away, and that means it’s time to have all of my homemade gifts planned. My dad really loves chocolate covered cashews. I was going to buy him some for Christmas a couple of years ago. First of all, the chocolate covered cashews were hard to find in store, and then once I did find them, they were really expensive and in really small packages. That year…

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New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake

Is there anything better than a New York Style Cheesecake? We are not a cake loving family. In the past we have done themed birthday cakes, which the kids love looking at, but they almost always get thrown out. I don’t tend to feed cake to the chickens, it’s not very healthy for anyone. But if you are offering up cheesecake, it’s a completely different story. Everyone (except Zach) loves cheesecake. The kids request it for their birthdays. Our wedding…

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole It’s that time of year again. Kids are in school, it’s cold outside, and we need something warm and fast for breakfast. I make this specifically for my husband, and he can grab a slice and go. This casserole stays together well enough where you could pick it up and eat it one-handed (if it isn’t to hot). Last year we were given the opportunity to acquire some large bags of tater tots, at about 50%…

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

  Christmas Gift Ideas (this post contains affiliated links) I do a lot of our Christmas shopping, months in advance. Usually I start as soon as I see something in store, that I think one of my kids will like. I have noticed that you actually have a better selection of toys, depending on the store, before the Christmas season. Once the Christmas shopping season gets here, stores are going to stock items that they perceive as being “hot”, and…

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