Drool-worthy Yema Cake and Frozen Brazo by Claudine’s Homemade Classics

When it comes to food, the ones I like best are usually created by chefs and patissieres I’ve met. Not that I’m being biased or anything because I do appreciate food created by people I don’t know personally, but I’ve been such a lucky gal to actually  meet some of the quality ones. I met Claudine of Claudine’s Homemade Classics at a baking workshop in 2015 at what I refer to as my favorite kitchen in the South – Feed 5000. There were four of us in the class, two of whom were running cake businesses, Claudine being one of […]

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Our Belo Baby Year and a Belo Baby Giveaway!

Note: This giveaway is officially closed. Winners have been announced. It’s been a year since I’ve sat listening to the Crystalle Belo introduced us to their all natural product line for babies, Belo Baby. I remember how eager I was to try the products on my youngest son, Judah, who was then experiencing dryness of skin that was causing him to itch and scratch. At that time, I was trying so many so-called baby soap bars and washes on him, desperate to stop his discomfort so he could sleep through the night. The pediatrician we consulted said it was nothing […]

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Of #Mocktails and Motivation at #JollyUniversity Cook Off and Congress 2017

I said “yes”to judging the Mocktails category at the Jolly University Cook Off and Congress last March 3, 2017. I wasn’t sure at first when I learned that it was the category I’ve been assigned to judge, but later on decided that I’d do it from the point of view of a consumer. I may not know much about mixes and stuff, but I know my drinks, so that’s where I was coming from when I sat there and sipped on every single one of the 19 mocktails I was served. And if you’re curious about it, yep, I can’t tell you […]

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Homeschool Review: Walking with the Waodani by Homeschool Adventure Co.

I have heard of the story of how the gospel was brought to the Auca Indians from one of our pastors in church a few years ago, except that I didn’t know what the tribe was called. All I knew was that they were Indians and that they killed the five missionaries who dared to go near them so they can tell them about Jesus; and how one of the wives, instead of fearing for her life or thinking of avenging her husband, courageously continued the mission to bring the gospel to these people. When I had the opportunity to […]

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Homeschool Review: Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A

My 6-year old Judah is taking a bit longer in learning how to read. We’re confident that he will eventually catch up and are not overly concerned about it, except that he loves books so much and has been showing a lot of drive to learn how to read them that I decided to review Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A to see if it will speed up the process for him. I got Level A, which is intended for non-reading first and second graders. Our Judah is still in Kindergarten and still trying to remember all his phonetics. But he is […]

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