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Hi! I am Laura, I am just a small town country girl who you know…grew up and married a handsome Soldier! This little nest on the interwebs is my haven to share recipes, tips, tricks, homemaking, and homeschool advice. Y’all come pour yourself a cup of sweet tea and sit back and relax a bit!

Teaching Kids To Write Effective Letters

  Teaching Kids to Write Effective Letters The writing skills acquired prior to the social media explosion, pre-2000s, are dying out at an alarming rate. If you feel compelled to disagree, check out a few social media posts from people of varying ages. You may or may...

Instant Pot Cheeseburger & Fries Party Dip

Fourth of July is just around the corner and people are planning their Fourth festivities!  With all the decorations, shopping and planning, getting a menu together that is sure to be a winner can leave us all stressed! If you are you looking for the perfect hit for...

Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie

Years ago my husband tried to impress me with his kitchen culinary skills by trying his hand at Shepherd's Pie. He spent about 8 hours in the kitchen reading recipes, chopping vegetables, peeling potatoes and browning meat. Basically, it took him about 8 hours in...

Easy Gifts To Create From Your Phone

We live in a world where technology is not only all around us, but rules many aspects in our lives. Online forums, mobile device apps, and even our alarm clocks found on our smart phones. Technology is in our pockets, in our purse, in our car and even next to our...

6 Types of Letters Kids Can Write

  6 Types of Letters Kids Can Write Want to teach your kids how to write effective letters, but not sure what kind of letters they can write? Here are 6 ideas to get you started! Thank You Notes The ability to show gratitude is a skill we all want our kids to develop....

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

My kids love Tacos. In fact, my oldest reminds me every week that we need to have tacos on Tuesday. When were stationed at Fort Bliss, I learned from some good friends how to fix tacos and other authentic Mexican dishes "the right way." Well, we followed the trend of...

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

My grandma made the absolute best chicken and dumplings in the world. Although my opinion is very biased, I stand by it nonetheless. The second best chicken and dumplings I've ever tasted was made Helen Bowen, a school teacher and member of my childhood church. It...

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Instant Pot Chicken Chowder

Instant Pot Chicken Chowder If you are looking for a hearty bowl of chowder then this Instant Pot Chicken Chowder is the recipe for you! You can't go wrong with this chicken chowder and even the pickiest eaters won't turn their noses up. It is made with chicken broth...

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

  Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers As a busy wife, I am always on the hunt for healthy dinners that taste great and offer a variety to my menu plans. We are a family that likes to offer a change to our normal plans and this Instant Pot stuffed peppers recipe is delicious....

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Instant Pot Brown Butter Oatmeal

  Instant Pot Brown Butter Oatmeal with Pecans and Blueberries Make this Instant Pot Brown Butter Oatmeal with a topping of pecans and blueberries in the fraction of the time compared to the stove top version. You have perfectly cooked oats that you can top with a...

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June Instant Pot Meal Plan

The meal plans I've been sharing are a great resource for the busy mom, the family with activities every night of the week, or if you're stumped about what to cook for dinner. If you haven't been keeping up, I've been posting monthly Instant Pot Meal Plans! Remember,...

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