How Could One Diet Soda A Day Be A Problem?

How Could One Diet Soda A Day Be A Problem?

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How Could One Diet Soda A Day Be A Problem?

My father used to say that you can twist a scientific study say anything you want it to. There are so many factors from politics and greed to personal bias and internal coercion. What we mothers really need to do is our research, be discerning in everything we read, ask for wisdom, and use our God-given motherly instincts.

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~ Jacqueline

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Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’€™ll use for many years to come.

Unlike a library, though, you don’€™t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase.

Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on homemaking at a once-in-a-lifetime price.

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I’m confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere — and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’€™d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97!

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. This has been a popular request over the years and I’m excited to say it’s now available!

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it’s gone!

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

In addition to all the amazing eResources, this bundle includes the best bonus offers it’s ever had, including:

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

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Learn more about the bonus offers.

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This huge wealth of information and guidance will be right there on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or Kindle, whenever you need it.

Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 23 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, April 28

What? 78 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 audio files, and 2 printable packs PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

Where? Purchase the bundle here.

How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth nearly $900, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Want to learn more? Read about what this amazing bundle offers—or just buy it now!

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Did you know that you can also buy the Kindle and the PDF versions through PayPal?

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 8 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, April 28th.

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Build Your Library: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

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~ Jacqueline

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DIY Revive Your Wardrobe Without Spending a Cent

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DIY Revive Your Wardrobe Without Spending a Cent

Do you like thrifting, finding bargains, sharing your awesome finds with friends, and especially saving money?

Then, this post is for you. By taking the time to share with your friends about how they can get $10 of free clothing, you could potentially completely update your wardrobe without spending anything!

Introducing…

DIY Revive Your Wardrobe Without Spending a Cent, ThredUP Practically New Clothing

There are only two simple steps that you need to follow:

1. Pick out a FREE item! 

No, I’m not joking.

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~ Jacqueline

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Thrift | 10 Comments

The Tree Swallows Have Returned To Nest

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The Tree Swallows Have Returned To Nest

An exciting event is underway in our front yard! We were alerted to the tree swallows’ appearance after hearing their cheerful twittery song and noticing their bat-like acrobatics as they raced for flying insects. We understand they can eat their own weight in insects every day.

The Tree Swallows Have Returned To Nest

A male arrives to check out last years gourd nest.

They seem to have arrived back all at once looking for their old nests. We now have up eight plastic gourds, which they seem to like very much. The openings are just right to prevent starlings from entering, and they hang from shepherd’s crooks planted firmly in the ground. Continue reading

~ Jacqueline

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Take The Challenge: Bible Study for Busy Mamas

Take The Challenge: Bible Study for Busy Mamas

Will you join me in taking the Pam Forster ‘Bible Study for Busy Mamas’ Challenge?

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Pam Forster of Doorposts says:

Mothering is a wonderful but demanding job. In the day-to-day grappling with dirty diapers, sticky floors, and full laundry hampers, it’s easy to forget Who we are doing this for and why we are doing it.

During a season of life when we so desperately need the nourishment, wisdom, strength, and comfort of God’s Word, we can find ourselves struggling to find the time – or even the motivation – to open the Bible and read it.

We need to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to God. We need His Word! But how do we make it happen? Continue reading

~ Jacqueline

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The Mathematics Of Marriage

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The Mathematics Of Marriage

As we wed in a beautiful evening candlelight service over 40 years ago, my mother, in the front row on the left side of the church, wiped away a flood of tears. But did I, the bride? No, I was beaming. What was I thinking in that moment of becoming ‘one’ with a man I had known for such a short time? Did I have the smallest inkling of what will be required of me as a wife? Did the thought of sacrifice ever cross my mind?

And did my groom who was tingling with anticipation as he watched me come down the aisle have an understanding of God’s reasons for ordaining marriage? Did the reading, “For the procreation of children, for a remedy against sin, and for the mutual society, help, and comfort that the one ought to have for the other, both in prosperity and adversity – into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined,” mean anything to either of us?

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~ Jacqueline

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Get Rid Of Ants, Fast, The Non-Toxic Way

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Get Rid Of Ants, Fast, The Non-Toxic Way

Almost three years ago, we had ants. You know…those industrious little 6-legged annoyances which gather crumbs wherever they find them. (As a very little girl, I used to lay on my tummy and watch them go in and out of sidewalk cracks with over-sized food bits and ant eggs. What fascination they provided!) But that day in our home, medium-sized, brownish-red ants came in from under the base board. There were droves of them all in a few hours, and we had to do a little dance to avoid stepping on them. Eek!

Maybe they were enticed by the sweet aroma of cinnamon and raisin scones baking in the oven, but more than likely they had been nesting in the sand-bed under our house. It is 24″ deep with sand, pea gravel, and radiant heat lines connected to solar water collectors on the roof which heat our floor, and would be a very cozy environment for ants to tunnel in, but I digress…

It is possible to create a homemade ant trap using boric acid powder and sugar. Continue reading

~ Jacqueline

Posted in DIY, Healthy Living, home management, Thrift | 11 Comments

Treat Yourself To Dark Chocolate Daily/ How Much?

Treat Yourself To Dark Chocolate Daily/ How Much?, rich, dark chocolate bars broken into pieces

Treat Yourself To Dark Chocolate Daily/ How Much?

Remember when you were a child, and your parents made you eat all your vegetables? I remember – I disliked the texture of peas intensely, but they said they were ‘good for me.’ Compliant child that I was, I swallowed them, probably whole.

It is just coming to light that there is one thing we should be eating [on a semi-regular basis] because it is so terrifically good for us, and it is dark chocolate. Hopefully, no one is disgusted with dark chocolate. Continue reading

~ Jacqueline

Posted in Health, Raw food, Superfoods, Sweet Treats | 19 Comments

Celebrate ‘Bringing in Spring’: Apron Giveaway

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Celebrate ‘Bringing in Spring’: Apron Giveaway

This week, we are giving-away a beautiful, hand-made apron, like the one pictured above, to one fabulous reader.

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~ Jacqueline

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4 Ways To Keep Monsanto Out Of Your Home Garden

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4 Ways To Keep Monsanto Out Of Your Home Garden

Spring is here; it’s such a happy, forward-looking time to be sure. Various pretty garden seed catalogs have been arriving all across the US and Canada. Folks are underway planning the garden, ordering, and receiving their seeds to grow their own food.

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Food is a pretty emotional subject. It matters a lot to all of us. We are what we eat after all! The subject is also of financial interest for the corporations that manufacture genetically modified seeds and agricultural technologies.

Sadly, many of the old-time garden seed companies have been bought out by the voracious mega-giant Monsanto. Continue reading

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~ Jacqueline

Posted in Garden, Health, Restoring Lost Arts, Seed Saving, Vegetables | 13 Comments