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Frugal Fridays: Baby Washcloths

Baby wash cloth from burp rag!

Homemade cloth baby wipes   This week's Frugal Fridays tip is about making homemade baby washcloths by "recycling" old baby bath towels! I first did this when Yehoshua was small, and we've used these "homemade washcloths" ever since! Read about making them!

Autumn weather encourages garage-cleaning

 Monday was quite a rainy, dreary day here in our corner of Ohio. Sunday was so beautiful and sunny and warm; Monday was a complete change, and it truly felt like Autumn had arrived!

 And then Tuesday it wasn't rainy, but it was decidedly cooler and now going outside with the children involves putting on two sets of socks, shoes, coats, and hats. ;)


The Autumn weather gave me this nice warm nesting feeling (which I get rather often, pregnant or not!) and the motivation to tackle some of the larger items on my mental to-do list. One of which was cleaning the garage!

(See "after" photos!)

Apples, apples, apples!

Fancy Springform Apple Cake recipe

Today's apple recipe is this Fancy Springform Apple Cake! It was fun to make, and didn't last long at our house when I made it last week. :D I really love having apples on hand to bake with!

Since this week was mostly about apples, I decided to make a poll about everyone's favorite variety of apple. You get 10 different choices, so be sure to cast your vote for your most favorite apple. ;)

I'm not sure what I have planned for next week, but I'm thinking of posting more potato recipes. I also need to catch up on blogging about what we've been doing lately! I always have so many ideas of things to post about :)

About Whole Grains -- from Elizabeth

 Did you know that whole wheat flour goes rancid within 72 hours of being ground, unless refrigerated? Why, then, do we see it sitting on the shelf right next to the [dead] white flour in most grocery stores?


Did you know that whole grain bread products made without preservatives will go bad within a week, unless frozen or refrigerated? Why, then, do the loaves of bread we buy from the supermarket seem to last for several weeks? Read the rest of what my friend Elizabeth wrote about whole grains!

Cooking Tips: How to obtain superior results when cooking


 Have you ever wondered what you really need to focus on so that your meals turn out great and new recipes don't always "flop"?

I don't profess to be an expert cook, but here are some of my tips for achieving great results in the kitchen! (Read the article!)

Another great apple recipe: Apple Brownies!

   Here's another wonderful autumn dessert: Apple Brownies. Now, before you start imagining chewy chocolate brownies with apples inside, relax! These aren't chocolate at all, but they have a wonderful brownie-like texture! You can see a picture of them at the recipe. They taste even better than they look!

My mom has made these apple brownies for years, and often gets asked for her recipe. They're a great lunchbox treat or afternoon snack. We like ours well-browned, so they're not extremely chewy, but you can bake them to whatever texture you like. If you want an easy and delicious apple dessert recipe, try Apple Brownies!

First apple recipe of the week: Quick Apple Coffee Cake!

Quick Apple Coffee Cake recipe

Today's apple recipe is a delicious quick apple coffee cake! I made this a couple weeks ago, and we all really enjoyed it. It's a soft, cinnamon-y quick-cake with apples on top, and it's easy to make, too! We were given some flavorful cooking apples and this was one of the things I made which used them. If you want a fast dessert or an afternoon snack, this coffee cake is great served warm or cold!

I love apples. I think most people do! They're so fun to cook with. Perfect Homemade Apple Pie is probably my favorite way to eat apples, followed by apple crisp. We also like to add fresh chopped apples to our morning oatmeal. There are so many ways to serve apples. If I had more time I'd make more apple recipes and take pictures to share with everyone! ;)

New Ebook from Crystal at!

Simply Centsible Breakfasts ebook by Crystal Paine 

 My friend Crystal just released a new ebook of easy and inexpensive breakfast recipes and tips! This ebook includes 14 pages of all their family favorites, and she even has two recipes in there that I gave her before she was married! :D 

Currently this ebook is available for just $2.97! You can read more details and purchase a copy at Crystal's website, Biblical Womanhood!

If you link to

Okay friends, I need your help! I'm terribly behind in many different things, and one of them is getting my links page set up. I figured out how to do it, and I'm all excited about getting it filled out! I can't believe it's taken me so long!

I know a number of you link to this website on the sidebars of your blogs, or on your journals. If you link to me, will you please contact me with your blog or website's address so I can link back to you? Thank you so much!!


Yehoshua and Eliyahu try to run away during our walk...

Yehoshua and Eliyahu have been plotting to escape. Click to see more of their tricks!