Friday, November 4, 2011

An Update

About 7 months ago I got my first dslr and have found a new passion in life - photography. I loved taking pictures years ago, but found the film to be too expensive to take very many pictures. I still want to use this blog to share my journey towards frugal, healthy eating, but also to share my journey towards taking better pictures and documenting the wonderful family and life that God has given me.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Presto Popcorn Popper

As I just mentioned in my last post, I am always desiring things to make my life at home easier. One of those things I thought I just had to have was a popcorn popper. Popcorn is such a healthy and frugal snack - especially when you are feeding two growing boys! I thought about it for a few months, mentioned it to my mom, but then put it out of my mind. I couldn't justify buying one when I could make popcorn on the stovetop.

A few days ago when I opened a Christmas package from my parents, there was a Presto Popcorn Popper! The boys and I couldn't wait to try it so we plugged it in right away. I am amazed at how quickly and easily we can have healthy air popped popcorn! Clean up is a snap. We melt a little butter in a pan while the popcorn is popping and stir that in when the popcorn is done and sprinkle a little sea salt on top.

Although I didn't have to have this popper, it sure has made a favorite snack a lot easier to prepare!

Contentment in the New Year

I've heard a lot of people lately giving themes for each New Year. A word that keeps coming to my mind is contentment. This is something that I continually struggle with. As I spend most of my time with my kids at home, I am always thinking of one more thing that would help me have an easier life - whether it be in the kitchen, or for our homeschool, or - whatever! And when I get this item in my mind that I just need to have, I waste minutes thinking about it and researching why I really must have it!
When I get back to basics and am grateful for the abundance that I do have all around me in things, people and spiritual blessings, I am so much more at peace!
This year I desire to have more contentment in what the Lord has already given me.