Really Pre-planning for Christmas

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Electronics vs. Outdoors

Do you remember growing up by staying outside until the street lights came on? I knew I needed to be inside when the street lights cut on. If my mom yelled my first name, I needed to be rounding the corner, however, sometimes I would push the edge. If my Mom managed to get to…

Rotisserie Chicken in the Crock Pot

For those that follow my blog you know already that I love my crock pot. I would like to tell you that I am a good cook and only use my crock pot for convenience sake, however, I think it may be time to tell you the truth. I will purposely look for something that…

Pasta Salad

On hot summer days, I like to enjoy a cold pasta salad. I mean why heat up the kitchen if you don’t have to? This is easy to make and you can add a variety of veggies to make all of your family members happy. This pasta is great to eat on for about a…

Family Game Day

Do you and your family play board games? We started with Chutes and Ladders, then moved on up. I tend to be very competitive which has helped my son to deal with disappointment (never give up!) even now with all the electronics that children have there is something special about dragging out a board game….

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken In the Crock Pot Ready for a quick and easy meal on a busy week night? Me too! This is one of my Mama’s-busy-and-there’s-a-ton-still-a -lot-to-do meals. I have played around with this and I like the way it comes out moist from the crock pot. It makes it easy to dish up and…

My Fall Bucket List

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Things have changed

Growing up my grandmother, Nanny, would spend numerous sweltering days canning. We lived in Miami with no air conditioning. Can you imaging that? Thankfully, we had an in-ground pool that would cool us off. Nanny loved to garden and could basically grow anything. Except there was a banana tree that would only produce one banana…

Say it’s not so

Imagine my sons shock when he realized that he has to do chores and yet most of his friends do not. Noah (age 14) says that his friends get a kick out of seeing my daily text to him with a list of chores. I laugh because he doesn’t have nearly as many as I…

8 Things To Enjoy

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

10. Christmas music is acceptable all year long. I’m so thankful for Spotify. I mean seriously, how good is their music? I listen to Christmas music while at work if I can get by with it. To me it represents the happiest time of the year. I have already planned out my design for the…

To Ride A White Horse Book Review

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Child of the River book review

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Belmont Masion

We live about an hour away from Nashville, Tennessee which as you probably know by now is known as Music City. Country music anyone? What you may not know is that Nashville has a ton of architectural designs to see. We have enjoyed the Parthenon and their art exhibits, Bell Meade Plantation, Cheekwood Estate and…

Free & Fun Things To Do With the Family

It’s that time of the year again. Summer!! That means figuring out fun (preferably free) things to do over the summer. Do your kids say that they are bored? Mine does. Yep. To many times to count. I rattle off various things that he is always saying Noah wants to do but he doesn’t wish…

Easy French Toast

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Green Beans

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Corn on the cob

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A little about me

Hello Friends!!  Welcome to heartyourlifestyle.com.  This is my first blog and I hope to write many, many more. What is it that I plan to write about? Funny you should ask. Recipes Gardening Family Vacations Cleaning A little about me: I am a single working mom of a 14 year old teenage boy! Wow!! A…

Crock pot apple butter

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This old house

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Fall Creek Falls

Yesterday, we took a two hour trip to visit Fall Creek Falls. What a great way to spend a day trip. We packed plenty of snacks, water, and sun screen (spf 50) and headed on our way. Fall Creek Falls is 26,000 acres of beauty and if you enjoy nature this is a wonderful state…

Harry, Hermione and Noah?

If you are a Harry Potter fan then Universal Studios is on your list of either to do, or go back to do. Noah has thoroughly loved the books and movies since 3rd grade. Don’t even get me started on his teacher saying he would never finish the first book! Boy was she in for…

French Onion Soup

About a year ago I decided to make some soup. You know when you live to far away from Panera Bread but you really want some good French Onion Soup? Well, that was me. I decided to try my hand at this French Onion Soup and to say I was pleasantly surprised. My son, Noah,…

Beef Stroganoff

1.5 pounds stew meat 20 ounces of cream of mushroom soup 1 large yellow onion wostershire, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together in the crock pot, put on low for 8-9 hours.  This does not need any additional liquid.  Right before serving add 4 oz of sour cream to the stroganoff. You can use…