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Growing Our Own Spaghetti

Every year we like to try something new, this year we're going to grow our own spaghetti! | Virginia George

Every year we grow a relatively large garden in our front yard. Already my husband has broccoli, cauliflower, and tomato seedlings growing in our front window. They are bigger this year than they’ve ever been, and I’m so excited to get them in the ground! Every year we also like to try something new. Last […]

Is Real Maple Syrup Better Than the Fake Stuff?

What is the difference between REAL maple syrup and all the pancakes syrups found at the grocery store? Is REAL maple syrup really that much better? Find out at

I recently read an article with a title something like, “Why Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Fake Maple Syrup”. Intrigued, I clicked and read on. The article said very little that was actually insightful, and contained no real statistical data other than that just over 25% of their 1,000 person sample said they prefer real maple syrup. The […]

Essential Oils: Meet Lemon

Uses for Lemon Essential Oil | Virginia George

Have you ever peeled a lemon or squeezed a lemon wedge into your water? If so, you have probably experienced lemon essential oil. The essential oil is extracted from the rind, and that left over oily substance on your hands is exactly that. Cool huh? Lemon essential oil is antidepressant, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, and invigorating. I […]

Spring Clean Your Home and Heart in 2015

It’s March, the month where Spring finally springs! And the time of year we begin to consider spring cleaning. We open the windows, air out the house, and tackle a few projects around the house so we can start the spring and summer anew. We often do this kind of cleaning in our homes, but […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Growing in Motherhood and Growing our Faith | The conclusion to our 3-part series on allowing motherhood to grow and stretch us. | Upside Down Homeschooling by Virginia George

Being a mom is hard. It’s beautiful, fulfilling, rewarding, encouraging, and quite possibly the most crazy-making, frustrating, and character stretching thing I have ever done. In the midst of all the bodily fluids, whining, sibling bickering, and too much touching are four beautiful humans who rely on me for guidance, support, discipline, and safety. It’s […]

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