Easy Crockpot Roast

Easy Crockpot Roast

I love this meal because it’s easy to prep and there’s no work on my part. It’s ready when I come home and easy to transport to the hayfield. TIP: I like to marinate my roast overnight for extra flavor. I don’t measure but I mix garlic salt, onion powder, pink Himalayan salt, and pepper into a bowl and rub all over, heavily coating it. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator. To cook, grab your crockpot, quarter Yukon gold potatoes and cut your carrots unless you’re using baby carrots. Add a layer to the bottom of your crockpot, set roast on top, add the rest of your potatoes/carrots, slice a white onion into strips and throw in, cover with water until all is covered. Pop lid on and put on low for 8 hours. When you come home, your house will smell amazing and all you have to do is serve! I usually throw some green beans on the stove and...

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Hayfield Wife Hacks

Hayfield Wife Hacks

I've had a lot of questions come in about transporting food, meals, favorite products, etc. Today I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks regarding Hayfield Meals and will probably end up extending this to a two part post on down the road. For now, here are some tried and true things that I do to make hay season a little easier. We all know the feeling of our vehicles being the mobile kitchen table, water wagons, and what have you. The entire back half of mine is usually dedicated to storing my "feed bag", ice chest, and whatever food I'm delivering that day. Get an ice chest that YOU can carry but will also fit your meals or whatever you need to keep cold. Most of the guys already have their own ice chests or backpacks in their tractors so it's rare that I ever bring drinks. I love this one I purchased. It's perfect size, I leave it in my suburban (which has also proved handy when...

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My Homeschool Planner

My Homeschool Planner

One of the things I use the most in my daily life is a planner so when we decided to homeschool, I knew this would be a must have to keep us on task and organized with lessons. I also need some structure based on my personality and really like to plan "seasons" at a time. I ordered this from Home and Haven and have enjoyed it so far! It's simple which I think is key but also has some great elements like prayer for us to incorporate in our morning time, meals, and monthly/hourly/weekly layouts. For now this is what I am using but am always open to other ideas. It's served me well thus far and I love that it's NOT dated. You're able to start whenever you'd like. They have a digital option you can purchase here. Enjoy!

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Our Play/Homeschool Room

Our Play/Homeschool Room

I'm so excited to finally share our homeschool/playroom with you all. We will actually do the majority of our work at our kitchen table so we can spread out but I also wanted to have a designated area for the girls to do some independent work, quiet reading, and just an area to enjoy some free time in. I didn't do a lot in here as far as "getting it ready" to homeschool. Both of my girls have shared a bedroom for three years and this has been our "playroom" the entire time. I already had everything in the room, I just adjusted and made it more "school" friendly. I moved the chalkboard, desk, converted the toy cubby (it was stuffed) into a mini library, made an "art cart" and organized the closet. Other than purchasing some supplies and their curriculum, I already had everything. I've had some ask why they have backpacks if we are homeschooling......well, I still work and there will be...

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Lit List | Own Your Everyday

Lit List | Own Your Everyday

This was another book I picked up to read this month and I absolutely loved it! It wasn't your typical "self help" book (which I'm not a fan of) but complete opposite. It offered a Biblical perspective on taking ownership of your daily life and putting your identity in being a child of God. Not your role as a wife, mom, business owner, or any other hats you put on-but as His child and that alone. I really enjoyed and related a lot to Jordan and am thankful there is still material being produced that isn't "ME" focused but "Christ in me" focused. I'm linking it here. Let me know how you like it if you end up reading it!

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Early Morning Routine + Mixtape

Early Morning Routine + Mixtape

Our mornings need to have some structure due to me being a small business owner and now newbie homeschool mama. Not to mention having a husband who's a full time career fireman and farmer. When Zack and I made the decision to homeschool, he made the suggestion of having a morning routine and fun playlist for us to get our morning started and set the tone for the day. Things will evolve and change as we get deeper into the year but for now here's what mornings will look like around these parts for awhile: 5 AM: I'm off to the gym if Zack isn't at the station to get my workout in for the day. Sometimes I have to get them done in the afternoon, but I prefer knocking them out in the morning. It's hard to peel the covers off but my days go so much better when I start them off sweating. If Z is at the station, I try to get a workout outside. 6:30 AM: I wake the house up, Z starts cooking...

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