Some of My Favorite Things!

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 Check out the amazing bonus offers available through the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!

The bonuses that I have received from the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle have been amazing. It’s worth purchasing the bundle just for the bonuses! With over $200 in bonuses, you will be getting some pretty awesome stuff in the mail. I wanted to share some of the bonuses I’ve gotten with you, and make sure you know what an extraordinary, once a year event this really is!

I used my $15 credit to HopeInk and picked these two art prints. I love the bird one as it reminds me of my mom who passed away (she loved birds). When I see the scripture with the dress, it reminds me of my business and what I stand for. :)

Artwork My husband helps with laundry and gets interested  in what detergents we are using. He loves these strips because there is no mess involved with soap. I love them because they work well and are all natural. You receive one of these packs in the bundle set, and they send another 64 pack to a food bank! ($3 shipping applies, only in the USA)

Dizolve Laundry Strips

Remember this adorable ruffle skirt I posted on the last Modest Monday post? It’s from the Marie Madeline company, and I used my $15 credit and applied it towards this skirt for my daughter. You can get fabric or patterns, and just pay shipping!

Ruffle skirt from Marie Madeline

I really enjoy watching Shoshanna’s herb videos from the Bulk Herb Store! You get the instant downloadable version of Making Herbs Simple, Volume 2 for free!

Making Herbs Simple

My varicose veins are really bad, so I jumped on the chance to order this circulation support tincture created by Shonda Parker. You get a free $15 store credit to TriLight Health to pick out a tincture of your choice! (You pay shipping, but a $25 order gets free shipping!)


My 3 eye shadows are in the mail, and I only paid $3.46 for shipping! I’m pretty excited to try some new natural eyeshadow!

Free Mineral Makeup!

Those are just some of the bonus offers available! You still get a 2 month membership to Fit2B Studio, a free 3 month membership to ListPlanit, and a free one month membership to Once a Month Meals, and a free 10 pack of Premium Greeting Cards at Dayspring!

Remember, when you order through my blog you receive a $15 off $30 coupon for the Cami page, or the Media and Toys page at Deborah & Co.

Deborah & Co. Coupon!

You also get the Little Character Badges ebook and a Charlotte Mason quote printable!

You just need to order the PDF


or Kindle version

and then fill this form out. I send the coupon codes out each evening of the sale.

I’m running an extra special sale today though! The first 5 people that order through my links today will receive a free flexi clip (my choice) in the mail on top of these bonuses! Just email me your address and I’ll get it in the mail! (USA only)

Flexi Hair Clip |

It’s a crazy good deal, but it really is true! Oh yes, and on top of all this, you get 78 ebooks!


The sale ends Monday night! Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity. 

How to Make Your Own Magnesium Lotion

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Make your own magnesium lotion! |

Magnesium oil is receiving a lot of attention these days. It can be commonly overlooked, but magnesium is a crucial mineral for our body.  Magnesium is used in hundreds of different body functions, but due to the diet most Americans eat, many of us have a deficiency. I have read that millions suffer from magnesium deficiency without even realizing it.

I started looking into Magnesium about 6 months ago. I endured a very difficult first trimester with our fifth baby, lost 10 pounds and with my blood sugar always low I was feeling rather loopy. I started researching ways to hopefully have a better first trimester if the Lord should choose to bless us with another baby. I read several stories about how women were dramatically helped by taking magnesium, so I have been taking magnesium (trying to remember to take that is!) in the hopes of it possibly helping morning sickness in the future.

My mother in law has suffered from migraines and they got to the point that she was having dizzy spells. She went to several doctors but they didn’t help her. Finally, someone suggested she try taking magnesium, and it has greatly helped her dizzy spells.

natural calm

I try to remember to take magnesium at night, and prefer the Natural Calm powder. It really does help me sleep better, and it doesn’t taste bad. You need to start at a small dosage and work your way up as magnesium can cause loose stools.

Another alternative to taking magnesium powder is to make magnesium lotion! I recently made this, and I’ve been thrilled with the results!  If you struggle with constipation, it will help you in that area. :) Magnesium also gives you a calming effect, which is great if you are stressed or anxious.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Low Energy
Loss of Appetite
Restless Legs
High Blood Sugar
Muscle Cramps
Inability to Sleep
And more…

 I was excited to see the ebook “Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts” included in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This ebook has not been released yet, and will not be available to purchase until this fall! Included in the ebook are all sorts of natural and herbal remedies. This is a favorite of mine from the bundle, as it is a high quality ebook with excellent recipes.

The recipes are broken down into different sections, ‘The Basics’ (salves and tinctures), ‘Respiratory Ailments’, ‘Head and Stomach’, ‘Skin and Surface Remedies’, ‘Balance’, and ‘Other’.

The magnesium lotion recipe comes from the ‘Other’ section, and I have permission to share the recipe here with you all! I had so much fun making this recipe, it really is enjoyable to make your own healthy product in minutes! 

This is simple, requires only a few ingredients, and can be made in less than 15 minutes.

Magnesium Lotion Recipe 


Benefits of Joy Essential Oil |
*You may sub any other liquid oil (almond, olive, jojoba, etc.). Some have even used coconut, although it produces a harder lotion.

Ingredients for making magnesium Lotion

Step 1: Heat 1⁄2 c. filtered water just hot enough to steam, then add the magnesium flakes and stir or shake in a covered jar until dissolved. You will not use all of it for this recipe, so save some for later.

Magnesium Flakes Dissolved

Step 2: In a saucepan over low heat, melt the shea butter and beeswax together, then add the avocado oil.

Step 3: Add the melted oils to a blender. At this point, you want the oils and the magnesium oil to be about the same temperature, or just warmer than room temperature. If they are drastically different, they won’t form an emulsion.

Step 4: Add the magnesium oil to the blender too. Turn it on low at first, then turn it up until the lotion turns thick, white, and opaque.

Step 5: Immediately pour the finished lotion into a glass jar – one pint-sized or 4 4-oz. jelly jars. Use a spatula to scrape the lotion out of the blender and into the jar. The lotion is finished!

Step 6: Run the blender under hot water, then add soap and blend on high to make cleaning easier.

Use: Use 1/8 tsp. for small children and babies, up to 1 tsp. for adults (possibly more for pregnant women) daily or as needed. Spread on a thin-skinned areas. This lasts for 3 – 6 months.

Caution: Those with an allergy to latex should not use, or should choose cocoa or mango butter instead of shea butter.

Magnesium Lotion |

I had purchased magnesium oil after finding out how great magnesium is. That stuff burns though! Making the magnesium lotion is a much gentler way to get a good daily dose of magnesium in.

This lotion is best applied on your stomach or thighs area. I normally do my stomach because I figure the good oils in it can’t hurt my stretch marks. :)

I highly recommend the “Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts” ebook, and you can only find it in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through Monday!





Easy Chicken Quiche Recipe

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Easy Chicken Quiche Recipe |


This easy chicken quiche recipe  is a staple at our house. It’s not something I make every week, but we have it probably once a month. Now if we were talking about burritos, that is something we have once a week. Or 2 times. I think I fall back on that extremely simple meal too often, some of my children are starting to groan when I say we are having burritos again. :)

If you don’t want chicken in the quiche you can always substitute it for a different kind of meat. We have had leftover quiche for breakfast, and breakfast sausage might taste good in it for a change.

Chicken Quiche Recipe

3 beaten eggs

1 ½ cups milk

¼ tsp salt

(We always use Redmond Real Salt and love the taste)

⅛ tsp ground pepper

½ tsp all purpose seasoning mix

(we prefer this mix which you can also find at Costco)

¾ cup cooked chicken, shred into bite size pieces

1 ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese

(I use sharp when I have it, but we still like it with Monterey Jack)

1 Tablespoon flour (I have used pastry or white)

Pastry for single crust pie

(You can use your  own favorite pie crust recipe, or if you are looking for a natural recipe then try this flaky whole wheat pie crust that uses coconut oil)


Make Pie Crust and bake in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes. Take the pie crust out and cover it with foil, then bake it again for another 5 minutes. Take the crust out and turn the oven down to 325 degrees.

While the pie crust is baking, stir together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and the all purpose seasoning mix. Then add the chicken. In a different bowl, mix the cheese with the flour. Then add it in with the egg mixture and mix together. Pour it in the pie crust and bake in a 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. It needs to stand for 10 minutes before serving it or cutting into it.

I like to use a quiche pan instead of just a pie pan, as it has more room for the filling.

I serve it with cooked broccoli, or rice, or a salad.

Seasons at Home Homemaking Magazine

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When my Mom passed away 3 years ago I inherited a lot of books and magazines, which was very special. I had to sort through all the homemaking and homeschooling magazines, as I just didn’t have room for all of them. When I found the Seasons at Home magazines in the pile I knew these were keepers. I was excited to recently find their website online and discover they are still printing magazines!

In a time where everything is going digital I find it refreshing to still have something you can put out for display on your end table and pick up to read whenever you have a moment. The internet is wonderful, but it can steal so much of our time.

Homemaking Magazine |

Seasons at Home is a magazine that you and your daughters will want to read! There are articles that encourage you in your role as a wife and mother, but beyond general encouragement you will find plenty of practical articles and tips. Cooking recipes, Craft instructions (things that you or your daughter will want to make!), seasonal crafts, art tutorials, gardening tutorials, sewing tutorials.

Beautiful Cooking Recipes can be found in the Seasons at Home Homemaking Magazine!  |

The photos are beautiful and they give very clear instructions on all the tutorials found in the magazine. I’m looking forward to sharing these magazines with my girls when they get a little older. It’s so important to pass down homemaking skills to our daughters. If you were not raised to be a homemaker, don’t give up! Resources are out there to help you. Books and magazines can help, as well as attending classes at your local stores and online. It can be hard to find an older woman to help teach you, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t find someone.

Seasons at Home magazine can be purchased for $7.00 for individual issues, or you can purchase a year’s subscription for $17.95.