Got an organizing tip?

Over the holiday break I cleaned out my pantry for our new healthy eating journey. (More about that later!) When I was trying to figure out what to do with my aluminum foil, saran wrap, wax paper and such that had been taking up precious storage space on my pantry...

How To Bake Cut-Out Cookies With Your Kids

I’ve been baking cut out cookies with my kids for 29 years.  Through many disappointments and trials and errors, I’ve finally learned how to do it well at every stage of mothering.  Let me share my secrets with you! Here’s the recipe I use:   Cut-Out Cookies 1/2 c....

These are a few of my favorite things!

Our new clean eating journey has us experimenting with new foods, new spices, and new ways of making some of our favorite recipes.  We’ve cut out refined sugars, GMO (genetically modified organism) foods, and artificial sweeteners, as well as reducing dairy and...

Two New Favorite Clean Eating Recipes!

So I’ve finally begun a serious move toward clean eating. Cancer will do that to you, you know. It also helps that two of my kids have really gotten into clean eating. They did the Whole 30 challenge and got me started in the right direction. I’m focusing...

Organic or Not?

As we’ve been changing our eating habits at the Savage household, one thing I’ve started to be more aware of is what produce I should be buying organic. As a mom feeding seven hungry people, I usually disregarded organic options in the past because of...

Homemade Hot Chocolate

During the winter months, homemade hot chocolate is a favorite at the Savage household. In fact, when my kids’ friends come over, they always ask, “Mrs. Savage, can we please have some of your famous hot chocolate!”  I’ve even been known to...

Do. It. Now.

Yesterday we were discussing home organization in our Professionalizing Motherhood book study on Facebook.  It soon became obvious that home organization is a challenge for many of us moms. As a recovering messy myself, I have found one strategy that makes a HUGE...

Are you an innie or an outie?

Are you an innie or an outie? When I was first asked that question, I thought the person was referring to belly buttons. She wasn’t, though; she was referring to my organizational style! Innie’s like things neat as a pin. They file and tuck everything away...

Third Thursday Blog Hop: Imperfect Meals

It’s our monthly blog hop day where you get to glean from the insight of other moms who link up to talk about the topic of “no more perfect meals.” I could write a book on this subject…oh wait! I already did! Let me be honest. Cooking is my...

Yummy No-Bake Cookies

My 16-year-old comes home from school looking for an after school snack.  I love this recipe because it’s quick, easy, and can be prepared ahead of time.  Not only that, but my mom used to make these for my sisters and I, too! Butterscotch Cornflake No-Bake...