Category Archives: Back To School

Homemade Nacho Cheese

Homemade Nacho Cheese

The other day the kids were asking for nachos, not just chips and salsa, for their snack. I try to make a little bit more elaborate snacks during the weekends since I have a little more time to work with.

It was one of those lazy Saturdays where everyone got up late and we were eating breakfast at 11 am.  We don’t often get to sleep in like that so it totally throws off our usual schedule. Since breakfast was so late,  I decided to have a heavier snack than usual.

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Lotus Wei Pure Energy Serum Review and Giveaway

Where did summer go?!?! Up until about 3 weeks ago our schedules were sort of , uh, boring. Now that school has started, the schedule has been filled to the rim. I know I’m not the only one! It gets easy feel like the 5 hour energy is the only option.

I was personally tired of that gross shot that made me feel jittery and then crash. So I got this ah-mazing bottle of Pure Energy Serum, and I fell in love.

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Using Essential Oils

Lately, my family has been trying out essential oils. Rather than administering pills to each child for different things before bed, or taking pain pills when some of our back problems feel like being mean to us, we use a few drops of essential oils. I honestly didn’t expect them to work, but they do! My mother, who has major back problems, is able to run errands with no pain pills. She’s been using nothing but essential oils for about a month now. Her favorite is peppermint. She applies a few drops to her back in the morning, and then some more whenever she feels it wearing off.

My personal favorite is the Balance blend. I am a very scatter brained person. My though processes are all over the place, and it is literally impossible for me to have a conversation with someone and stay on topic the whole time. I just apply a drop of Balance to the back of my neck and I am able to focus on whatever task I need to complete.

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The other plus of essential oils is they work FAST! Within a minute you will be able to feel the effects. There are endless ways to improve your life with essential oils. Allergies, pain, anxiety, eczema, itches, aromatherapy, mood improvements, digestion, air freshener, laundry detergent, homemade cleaners, wound treatment, respiratory/cough relief, and much much more!

My word that is a mouthful.

And I didn’t even finish.

Using essential oils has really changed our lives for the better.

To get your own visit here.

~Maria Alison

30+ Back to School Recipes

Summer’s coming to halt pretty quickly, which means switching from relaxation and slow days to get-things-done and fast paced schedules. This time of year is usually not fun if you don’t know how to make things easy. Kids getting frustrated about going to bed earlier, being responsible for their school supplies, and waking up earlier. While it’s not that much easier on me either, with helping teach the younger children, doing my own schoolwork, blogging, shopping, and cooking.

I will be even busier if I get this bakery job I’m trying to get. So it’s not an option to make things like Cheeze Blintz, Baked French Toast, or Pancakes. Oh gosh. Not the pancakes. They take FOREVER to make enough for my family and the meal is done being devoured in minutes!  Oh, no. When it comes to this time of year I need recipes that are relatively fast and easy to make. So I have come up with a list of 30+ recipes to solve those back to school problems.

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