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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Feeding The Nut House

How I feed my Large Family on a small budget.

DIY Soup Can Storage for Pantry

DIY Soup Can Storage for Pantry

I have been working on filling our stockpile again, and after coming across some great Kroger deals combined with coupons, I found myself with a ton of canned soups and sauces with no where to put them. I started searching for storage for canned goods and found some outrageously overpriced stackable units, or entirely...
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Eating Healthy at Affordable Prices, a few Quick Tips

We used to go to Whole Foods to get our organic food…we now call it whole paycheck…the food there is so expensive. Eating healthy is not about going to a health food store to find the good stuff…it is about finding the good, healthy, or organic food at your cheap store, aka wally world...
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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2011 II

The finished hanging upside down tomato planter.
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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2011 I

Making my upside down Tomato planter  
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How to Make a Upside Down Tomato Planter with Flowers

I promised that I would share how I make my DIY upside-down tomato planter, so today I managed to get everything together and vlog about it. There are many different ways to make these, I have seen 5 gallon buckets, gallon milk jugs, heavy duty plastic bags and all sorts of random things like...
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A Sample of The Nut House Veggie Garden

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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut, Starting Our Veggie Seeds and Straw Bale Gardening

Wednesday is WeighDay for Wing Nut. He as been doing well for the most part. He gained a lot of weight at the very start, I am guessing that it is because he was so far underweight. A few weeks ago we were disappointed when he didn’t gain any weight. And I am kind...
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We Still Have Apple Trees!

We Still Have Apple Trees!

I think we started out with 4 baby apple seedlings In January. And all 4 of them did well for awhile. I forgot to water them for too long and we lost a few. So sad. And then there were 2. But they are getting bigger and growing tons of leaves. I am really...
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A Beautiful Day and a Recipe!

Today was in the low eighties! It was an amazingly beautiful day. My children ended up filthy, happy and tired. My windows were open all day long, which made homeschool lessons a bit difficult early in the day, but was awesome none the less. My new studio and office space is in the back...
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Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones

I am not really sure what possessed me to make calzones the other day, but I had a craving and just had to make them. I hadn’t made them in years and never with this much whole wheat flour. I am so excited how well this turned out on my first attempt and creating...
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Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones

I haven’t made calzones in years! For some reason I had a craving for them today. This was the first time I used almost all whole wheat flour, usually I used a mix of bread flour, whole wheat and white. I also never made them for a a family of 7 before and had...
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Dinner Menu Plan for the Week

I have been meaning to get back into menu planning for the week. I hate those nights when I realized it is a half hour to dinner and I have no idea what to make. I have been organizing my kitchen and pantry for the past couple of months…and yes that is really how...
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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

It is hard to live in a house with 5 kids and not have Macaroni and Cheese on a waaay to regular basis. I need to keep it exciting and different for Mr Wall Nut and myself. I love cooking in the slow cooker and I am on a mission to see how many...
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Free Cookbook from Readers Digest

Request your free cookbook from Readers Digest. Quick Food: Gourmet Recipes in Just 30 Minutes Enter UPC code 037000326946
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Apple Crumble

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A few weeks ago Kate from Kate’s Life made a simple comment on Twitter about making Apple Crumble. It was right after we went to Carter Mountain Orchard for a Mended Little Hearts outing. I was planning on making pies with my stash of apples, but after Kate mentioned Apple Crumble, that was all...
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Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

A few weeks ago Kate from Kate’s Life made a simple comment on Twitter about making Apple Crumble. It was right after we went to Carter Mountain Orchard for a Mended Little Hearts outing. I was planning on making pies with my stash of apples, but after Kate mentioned Apple Crumble, that was all...
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Feeding The Nut House

Have you noticed one of my new pages up in my menu bar? It is called Feeding The Nut House. I used to have a recipe blog where I posted my yummy treats and my dinners that satisfy my family. Some of my recipes are super easy and only take a few minutes, and...
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Cooking with WIC

If you are currently on the WIC Program or are considering applying for it, I have many great recipes that utilize the food offered on the WIC checks. If you look around you will see all the wonderful and healthy recipes that I make from food that I get from my WIC checks. If...
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Tips to Help Cut Down on Preparation Time in the Kitchen

You have just found the perfect recipe in your favorite cookbook, recipe website or cooking Television show with a preparation time of 15 minutes and cooking time of 30 minutes. Unfortunately, 20 minutes into your prep time and you still can’t find that measuring cup that is supposed to be in the drawer under...
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Romain Lettuce Hearts with Mango, Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

Salad with Mango, Cranberry and Walnut

This salad is a variation of a classic favorite that contains spinach, dried cranberries, almond slices and mandarin oranges with a balsamic dressing. I was craving something light and healthy with a bit of substance to it. So I opened up the fridge and this is what I came up with. I am very...
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Broccoli Quiche with Cheese

I have found that cooking for a large family is not as easy as doubling the recipe, it just never turns out the same. So, I have come up with my own recipes. This Broccoli Quiche recipe is great for a large family for dinner or for a smaller family for dinner and leftovers....
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A simple Sugar Syrup

Simple Sugar Ingredients

Making a Simple Sugar Syrup is one of the easiest, and just as its name indicates, simple things to make. Also known as Simple Syrup or Bar Syrup, it can make sweetening many different types of drinks a quick and simple thing. Once you have a bottle of Simple Syrup in the fridge you...
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