is a new favorite! is a new favorite website! I recently came across . I saw a post about this young mom, Brittany Williams, who lost 125lbs by cooking and eating at home using her Instant Pot! I have an Instant Pot and I love it but I don't really use it as much as I would... Continue Reading →

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Homemade Turkey Sausage I have tried several brands of turkey sausage and have never found one I love. I am not a huge pork eater, but my family loves bacon and sausage! I found a turkey bacon at Sam's Club called Godshall's. It is nitrite and nitrate free. I bake it on a rack in... Continue Reading →

Healthier Treats

Since beginning my journey to a healthier lifestyle I have lost much of my sweet tooth. This is amazing because I used to crave sugar so much! Every once in a while I still like to have a nice treat. I have spent hours searching for simple, healthy, and fairly inexpensive recipes. I found one... Continue Reading →

Easy Greek Salad

  I am all about easy, simple, healthy meals. I mean, life is too busy to make many of the recipes you see online that call for a million exotic ingredients! Not to mention the cost of those ingredients! I have found several simple meal ideas that I will be sharing over the next few... Continue Reading →

Homemade Dental Health

I used to hate going to the dentist. (I still don't love it.) Even though I actually brushed and flossed like I was supposed to, they would always find a cavity or fuss at me about gum disease. Ever since I was little, I have had dental issues. I had so many cavities and fillings... Continue Reading →

Muffin in a Mug

There are tons of "muffin in a mug" recipes floating around out there in cyberspace. I have tried many. While I don't really like using the microwave too often, sometimes it is nice to have a quick, easy breakfast idea in your pocket! Blueberry Muffin in a Mug 1 large egg 1/4 c ground flax... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in the Struggles of Life

I have a dear friend named Holly. She is fighting a horrible disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. Many people think it is a joke when they hear the name. Believe me, it is not. Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) is a neuro-muscular disease that affects every part of her body. She lives in constant pain. The... Continue Reading →

Joy in the Journey to Health

The Monday after Thanksgiving 2017, my husband and I began a journey to health and healthy eating. I know, what were we thinking starting a "diet" right before Christmas?!? Well, we did. We haven't been perfect, we have had plenty of "cheats," but since November 27, 2017 we have lost around 30lbs each! We have... Continue Reading →

About Me

My name is Rhonda. I am a Jesus follower, wife, mother, friend, teacher. I live on a little dirt road in the country with my family, 3 dogs, 3 goats, and about 20 chickens. I love making things myself. I love gardening. I love the idea of becoming self-sufficient. I am trying to embrace minimalism.... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me as I dive into the world of blogging! This is an idea that has been bouncing round in my head for several years. I have put it off and put it off because I wasn't sure I could do it. Do I really have anything to say, enough to say to... Continue Reading →

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