Happy New Years Day 3..

So sorry to miss the last couple days, but life has a way of changing things!

So we will continue with our recap of the last year!

Making applesauce in the camper..


Family Time















We did have some fun times mixed in there!
To be continued!
Heidi

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Happy New Year Continued

A few more highlights of our past year! We started an etsy storeand it is doing ok! The link is: www.etsy.com/shop/HeidisVarietyStore We are excited to see what God will do through that this year. We have all natural body care (deodorants, Salves And lip balms) as well as Dog bone pillows for your neck in the car or bed, Baked potato bags for baking potatoes in the microwave, Some fabrics and some skirts!

In September we closed on our house and worked furiously to get it finished out in good time. I don’t ever want to do that again! It was a lot of work! On October 14 we moved out of the house into a camper! That was the experience of a lifetime! Living in a camper in WI in October and November! We lived in there 5 weeks and 1 day! It was so cold most of the time! ANd a few times it was 45* or less when we got up in the mornings!

Within a couple weeks of moving out we started building a small house for us to live in. It is less than half the size we moved out of but that is ok! We got the shell up, insulation sprayed in and doors on and moved in the next day! In a day or 2 I’ll post pictures. We have now lived in here very unfinished for 6 weeks now. But we decided we won’t move into the upstairs till the bedrooms were ready! And we are now ready to mud 2 bedrooms and the third is almost ready! We are so excited!

Another major highlight of our year is Home school Family Camp every September!
Tug-O-War!




Horse Riding



Fun with Kittens!

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We Love family camp and have already registered for this coming September!

We also did Farmers Market most of the summer! Our Booth!

To be continued tomorrow!
Heidi

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Happy New Year!!!

What a year this past year has been! I hardly know how and what I should say that it will come out like it should! It has been a year of many struggles, emotions, unsure moments, hurts, wondering how everything was going to turn out and even some fun times! It was a time of severe financial struggles, feeling so alone in so many ways, But God has been there even when it felt he wasn’t near…

This is only one of the beautiful sights we saw in Florida during our almost 3 month stay there! That was probably one of the main highlights of our year! Spending time in Florida! We love the warm weather so much!


This is a painting that was being done on a wall at the park by an Amish lady as we were getting ready to leave! It is beautifully done!

We got home in mid March to lots of cold, snow and ice! We felt like we were freezing all the time. We went home early as we thought we had our house sold. We had a signed offer, pending the funds come through! It went 3 months and still no funds, and things weren’t going well so we decided that since we were out of contract that we were going to start showing it again and within a couple days we had a phone call asking if they could come see our house that evening… We said yes and we had an offer the next morning, by the end of the week we had a signed offer. And so the journey began again and we were a bit apprehensive about it all. We also had a lot of work ahead of us that had to be done by October! We totally finished out our house and moved out by October 14! We thought that it was going to be less stressful, but it ended up being very stressful for our whole family.

Couples night.



Our homeschool group did a Mother/daughter tea in April! That was a highlight for us!


We went Camping in June! A first for our family and enjoyed it. It would have been much better if the mosquitoes would have stayed away!

Making Mountain pies over the fire!

IT was Fathers Day weekend so they did things for the Fathers!

Older children reading verses to the dad’s!

We did put a garden in and that was a stress reliever for us! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed lots of fresh veggies all fall! It was the first garden in about 7 years! We did a lot of canning amidst the other work we had to do! But it was fun!

Friday Game nights! Something our children look forward to every week!


Time with friends! Making Memories!






Yummy Food!

More Friends

More to come tomorrow! Happy New Year!

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Project 365-Day 5


One of my favorites of the day!


Yummy food!


More Food!

Playing Phase 10! We had a blast this afternoon!

I hope you all had a very Lovely Sunday as we did!

Thanks to Melodies coffee addiction!

May you all have a beautiful night and a beautiful day as you awake refreshed!

Thanks to A Godly Woman Daily!

Blessings, Heidi

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Project 365 Day 1, 2, 3,and 4


Day 1, April 3 Canning dry beans!


Day 1 April 3 Ready to remove from canner!


Day 1 April 3 Finished job!


Day 2 April 4 Washing and packing hundreds of pints and quart jars into totes to keep clean!


Day 3 April 5 Homeschool Group game night!


Day 4 April 6 Relabeling all deodorants with better labels!


Day 4 April 6 Each box represents a different scent of deodorant They are ready to be shown to store owners and or shipped to whoever wants some!


My favorite is the Mocha and the King coffee mixed, But didn’t have pictures at the moment!


Just an encouragement for you all! Thanks t Warriors of God via Facebook!

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Moms In Business giveaway

Hello everyone! Come check out this wonderful giveaway! There are over $600 in Prizes to 1 winner!!!! We are so excited to share this with you!! There are many different things in this giveaway. Some of them I know are Young Living essential oils, Pampered chef, Stella and dots, scentsy, Lila Rose, Origami, Jerky direct, Thirty one, Little girl hair bows, Fragrances 123,and more… Please share this post with your Friends and family and enter to win! We are just a bunch of mom’s trying to help make ends meet!

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Welcome to this HUGE Giveaway of products from Mom-Owned Businesses!

Do you know a mom that owns a small business? We do! We would like to take the time to honor all their hard work and recognize their business ventures. Below you will find many companies you may heard of, some are totally unique and new. Each Mom in this giveaway is donating products from her business or businesses. Thank you ladies for joining forces to bring us this HUGE giveaway and to encourage other moms to start their own business!

Stay-at-Home Moms are no longer just taxis, cooks, and housekeepers! Now they have their own, very profitable businesses! I admire them! I wish I knew how they find the time to keep a business going while raising a family. Some of our moms featured below even home school their children- some have seven children! Please be sure to visit all our Mommy Businesses below. Don’t forget to take advantage of the special discounts!

Special thanks to these fabulous bloggers for making Sarah Ives (Independent Consultant for Lilla Rose) vision come true:

Emptynester Reviews, Couponing4you, Mom Does Reviews, Powered By Mom, Donna’s Deals and More

Abby’s Amazing Attic

Welcome to Abby’s Attic where you’ll find the amazing vintage, handcrafted and craft supplies/items you’re looking for! We are having a sale on some of our items! Feel free to check them out! Abby is donating a $25 Gift Code to use in her amazing Etsy Shop!

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Sarah Ives- Lilla Rose Independent Consultant:

Lilla Rose carries the finest Hair Jewelry around! The Lilla Rose product line centers around unique, functional, and well made hair jewelry. From their flagship Flexi Hair Clip, they have expanded to Hair Sticks, Orings, Hairbands, andBobby Pins. From there they rounded the line out with complimentary designed You-Pins, and Badge Holders.

Sarah is donating TWO $16 Certificates so you can start your own Flexi collection. Here is Sarah’s favorite flexi:

Special Discount: Buy 3 Flexis, Get 1 FREE! New customers only. Please email Sarah at sarahevan5@aol.com

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Ocie and her mom own Love of Bling:

Ocie has a passion for everything with bling! Love Of Bling carries Handbags and Wallets in Camo, Mossy Oak Camo, Rhinestones, Bling Bling. Pink Camo Western Handbags. Zebra and Animal print purses.

They are donating a Fuschia Zebra Flat Wallet with Rhinestone Horseshoe ($18 arv):

  • 1” W x 4.5”H x 7.5”L
  • Push-lock closure
  • Silver-tone hardware
  • Multi credit card slots
  • Matching checkbook cover included

Read Mom Does Reviews review HERE. I LOVE my wallet!

Special Discount: 10% off everything but handbag sets and concealed carry purses. Coupon Code will be MOMMY at Love of Bling

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Emz Bows:

Emily started Emz Bows because she started making bows for her little girl. The Perfect Place to find beautiful bows handmade with love for the little girls in your life

SET OF SEVEN RAINBOW CLIPPIES: ($7) This set includes: Rose Red, Apricot, Maize, Celedon, Blue, Tropical Lilac, and White! Each clip measure about 1 3/4″ and is partially lined with a no-slip grip. Each clippie will stay in even fine hair!

Two WOVEN HEADBANDs: ($10)The headband measures just over an inch wide and will fit toddlers to adults! I carefully weave the ribbon over a plastic headband, and all ends are heat-sealed to prevent fraying.

SET OF FOUR 3″ PINWHEEL BOWS: ($9) These adorable bows are the perfect size for babies and toddlers, & big girls.Each bow is made with high-quality 7/8″ grosgrain or satin ribbon and is attached to a partially lined alligator clip with no slip grip. These bows will stay in the finest baby hair!

Two FIVE PETAL RIBBON FLOWER ($8): These cute little flower clippies are so sweet and at 2 1/2 inches long are perfect for little girl’s of all ages.The flower comes attached to a partially lined alligator clip with a no-slip grip. It will stay in even fine hair. All ends have been heat sealed to prevent fraying and to give the clippie years of wear!

ZEBRA HAIRBOW HOLDER: ($6) Keep all of your bows organized and in one place with one of these beautiful flower bow holders!The ribbon is attached to a silver d-ring—READY TO HANG! :)Included with each bow holder is a removable gerber daisy hair clip. The flower measures nearly 4″ wide and will look gorgeous as decoration for your bow holder or in your little girl’s hair.

SPECIAL Discount Code for YOU for EmzBowz: use coupon code MARKET to receive 10% off!!emzbows

Essentially Oily:Megan is an Independant Distributor for Young Living essential oils(#1245589), and loves to share her experiences with others.

Essential oils have been proven time and again through personal experience to be effective in bringing health and wellness to the human body. However the tips and testimonies on this page are for educational purposes only and nothing posted here is meant to diagnose, or cure any illness or disease.
Megan is donating: Young Living essential oils ($58 arv)-Lemon, Lavender, Thieves, Purification
2- 2oz samples of NingXia Red
Read Pam’s Review at Mom Does Reviews.
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Heather just started her journey with jerky to get her family eating healthier snacks. Jerky Direct products provide a healthy, all natural source of protein. Many of our products contain no preservatives, no added MSG, no nitrites, no Erythorbate, no artificial ingredients, and are only minimally processed. Check each product for more specific nutritional information. This unique product is a staple of health conscious customers and those who demand a top quality product at a great price.
Heather is donating: Two 3.25 pouches of jerky- one BBQ turkey (which is gluten-free) and one beef “slab style original”. ($25 arv)
Read Pam’s Review at Mom Does Reviews.
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Amanda loves owning her own Younique business as a Presenter because it allows her the opportunity to work from home, choose her own hours, and control how much money she wants to make. She is a wife and a mother to a little boy and she enjoy writing, decorating and spending time with family.
Amanda is donating: Mood Struck Mineral Eye Shadow Pigment from Younique. Amazing eye-shadow using all-natural ingredients, and no fillers. These eye shadows last all day long and can be used dry or wet. ($10 arv)pigments_all_mainc
This spring is all about putting the “fun” in “function.” We have 15 new prints and fabrics, plus 22 new styles, including a whole new set of organizing products – the Your Way Collection!
Jennifer is donating an All-That Laptop Case in Grey Quilted Poppy ($35 arv)
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Origami Owl allows you to create a living locket to tell your own story. The lockets, charms, tags and chains are beautiful and it’s so much fun to create your masterpiece.
Shannon is donating: $25 gift certificate to Origami Owl
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Shannon also has an eEsy shop for handmade bracelets: It’s a Blessing- Scripture Blessings in Bracelets and gifts. Choose from our beautiful selection of blessing bracelets, blankets and baby dolls. Each hand made with quality materials and much love! The beads on the bracelets have coordinating Scripture verses to encourage and bless the recipient.
Shannon is donating a blessing bracelet of the winners choice. Here is my newest favorite:
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Elizabeth Mindemann Close to My Heart Consultant

ABOUT CLOSE TO MY HEART: We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

Elizabeth is donating: Five 2-page digital layouts and 12×12 album with Close To My Heart ($64.94 arv)
Special Discount: $5 a layout – buy two get one FREE – good with Elizabeth Mindemann! GO here to Studio J for more details.
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Elizabeth is also a Norwex consultant.
Norwex is committed to radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning to promote health. More than ever we feel the need to emphasize the positive environmental impact of reducing chemical use.
She is donating a small mop system as well. ($81.99 arv)
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Keturah Kastendick is a Pampered Chef Consultant
At Pampered Chef, we believe that multipurpose tools are the cornerstone of an efficient kitchen, and we’re committed to developing timesaving tools, tips and recipes that enhance shared mealtime and suit busy lifestyles.
Keturah is donating: Food Chopper ($32). Set of 3 Small Flexible Cutting Mats ($10). 3 Pan Scrapers ($3)
Food ChopperOur most popular kitchen tool and with good reason! Durable, stainless rotating blades uniformly chop veggies, nuts and cooked meats in seconds. Chop onions without a single tear! A flexible cap doubles as a chopping board.Comes apart for easy cleaning and dishwasher-safe.You will wonder how you got along without it!Small Flexible Cutting MatsPerfect for light prep tasks like cutting vegetables and seasoning meats. Silicone backing grips counter-tops to prevent sliding. Thin, flexible material lets you funnel ingredients into recipes.Set of three in red, orange and green. 8½” x 10½”. Dishwasher-safe.Pan ScrapersWhile the pan scrapers are designed to help you easily clean your stoneware I use them for everything! They are great for any stuck on mess and they will never scratch any of your surfaces.An essential cleaning tool that saves time and effort.
Special Discount: Email Keturah at keturah.kastendick@gmail.com for 10% off their product order and the small cutting boards in the giveaway are free for all orders over $60
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Brittany owns Mountain Creek Gifts:
She makes all natural bath and body products using only the best natural ingredients, colored and scented only with herbs and spices, and completely free of artificial ingredients.”Each recipe is original to me… one of my favorite parts of making these products is creating a new recipe, testing it out, seeing how my friends and family like it, and then offering it here to you. I make soaps, skin creams, herbal bath salts, sugar scrubs, organic bath teas, and massage oils. Soon I will be adding hand dipped beeswax candles, lotion bars, lip balms, and other things. I’m pretty much always adding new things, so keep an eye on my shop! =)”
Brittany is donating: One bar of handcrafted all natural Oatmeal soap and one bar of Cinnamon Bun soap. All of my soaps are made with all natural ingredients in small batches in my home. ($12 arv)
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At Amazing Grace, we believe that our health is very important. Whole foods and healthy cooking is one way to maintain our health. We all need to be responsible with the foods we feed our family and how they are prepared.

A Cuppow (wide mouth size) THE ORIGINAL CUPPOW – FOR SPILL-FREE SIPPING ON THE MOVE $8.99
Book – Naturally Healthy Cuisine by Shonda Parker and Vickilynn Haycraft REAL FOOD FOR REAL FAMILIES $24.95
Cotton Dish Towels in Red – A set of 3 oversized towels which includes a check, herringbone stripe and a box plaid design. $9.99
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Auntie Mae owns Mae’s Soaps.
Mae’s Handcrafted Natural Soaps are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Tallow is used for the hardness & gentleness it imparts to the bar, making your bars long-lasting and gentle to your skin. I include olive oil for additional gentleness and a touch of coconut oil for fluffy lather. Mae’s soap proprietary formula produces a soap which is very gentle, not drying and has great long-lasting lather!
Mae is donating 2 bars of her natural soaps in Winter Grapefruit. If you get a chance, be sure to try the Chocolate Covered Cherries!
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Dress up a room with a Scentsy warmer, add one of 80-plus fragrances, and enjoy! Shop for all the latest styles and scents.
Mickie is donating a Scentsy Wickless plug-in ($20) and a Scentsy Bar ($5)
Special Offer: free new lip balm to anyone who places a $30 order under “march orders” at her Scentsy Store
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Michelle is a blogger and has Fragrances 123.

At Fragrances 123, we’re here to help you and bring you your favorite perfumes, candles & other products so you can pamper yourself!

We have all name brand Perfumes! Calvin Klein, Boss, Chanel, Escada, Christian Dior, Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabana & so much more. We have them all and if you can’t find it tell us and we’ll find it for you!

Michelle is donating: A 6-inch glass pillar scented candle. combines sweet creamy vanilla and coconut to create a delightful fragrance. burns approx. 90 hrs. RV $24

& a Lavender & Vanilla Essential Blend Travel Candle burns approximately 25 hours. RV $6

Special Discount: email Michelle at contact@fragrances123.com: With any $30 purchase or more, you will get at least 10% off . If it’s $50 or more , 15% off!

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Janelle is a Stella & Dot Stylist.

Stella & Dot designs an irresistible line of fashion jewelry and fashion accessories that can be purchased exclusively at home jewelry parties or online.Shop our collection of women’s jewelry, including fashion necklaces, fashion bracelets, fashion earrings and fashion rings.

Janelle is donating a $25 Gift Certificate. So many choices….You could buy these: Renegade Mini Drop Earrings:

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Heidi own Heidi’s Variety Store.

Heidi’s Variety Store has handmade deodorants, lip balm, fabrics, Christian gifts and OrganGold Coffee. Heidi homeschools her 4 children!

Heidi is donating a stick of deodorant, A sample pack of healthy Coffee, a chest salve, and a lip balm ($17 arv)

Heidi’s Variety Store

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WOW!

This HUGE giveaway is open to US only.

ALL the prizes go to one winner!

Please be sure to complete the mandatory entries and only claim the entries that you completed.

Giveaaway ends on 3/15 at 1159p

Good luck!

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A Chilly Sunday here in Florida

It is a chilly weekend here! High for today is only 54* right now! For here this time of year that is cold!

Thanks to Warriors of God on Facebook for this picture!

A few of us stayed home this morning due to colds, but I think we will all try and go tonight! Got to make the most of our last few weeks here, before we head home to hopefully sell our place! We signed the offer and sent it back last night! With a tentative closing date of April first! We are excited yet unsure of what this means for us.. Please Pray for God’s direction in our lives! We need it right now.. We have wanted to sell for a long time, but never listed it as we weren’t sure how it would go, But God has been Faithful and through friends showing it since we aren’t home, we have a possible closing date!

We have many things to do yet before we come home! And then much to do after we get home! But God is Good! We will be out of debt! And that will feel good! Then we will be able to pursue some of our other things more and hopefully go visit my husbands family again!

And it really is all Because of our Lord That these things are happening! I can only say Thank you Lord! May he get all the Glory!

Thanks to Christian design studios on Facebook for this image!

Well tomorrow its time to make more deodorants, shaving cream, shampoo and hopefully some lotions too! Also need to do sewing this coming week! Many things need our attention right now!


Thanks to Melodies Coffee addiction!

May Jesus Be near you Today and everyday!

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Tuesday tid bit- Nursing


Thanks to Melodies coffee addiction on Facebook!

I Love helping people and when I was young I always wanted to be a nurse or midwife! Sometimes I wish I had gone on to school before I married, But never had the opportunity. Since I am a mother I am a nurse for my own children. But I do still do desire to be a nurse someday when my children are grown, Our oldest has said that she also wants to be a nurse someday! I would still Love to be a midwife. I never had the experience I wanted when I had my children and have a deep desire to be at a birth someday! Maybe someday! It may only ever happen if I become a midwife or OB nurse. Not sure how well that will all work out with all the new stuff coming in with the new health care, and how it will be so hard to practice as a Christian nurse and doctor. But it is in God’s hands. He knows my desire! If it is his will then he will provide the finances and everything else it takes.

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Wednesday


Thanks to House of Prayer Holiness Church!
May God Bless tour day with much Joy of the Lord!

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