Showing posts from October, 2012

Story Bird

Hey everyone!!

          Moms I wanted to share with you !! Awesome website. You create an account and create FREE stories with your children. You can choose what illustrations you want to use and even set an audience age set. I learned about this because our daughter is in a Story Bird Club with her home-school program and finished her book today then they have a group meeting this Friday to discuss their books.

I think this would be something awesome to do with your kids. It encourages them to be creative and use their imaginations. You can even print the stories for your home library.

Have a great day!!!!

Last Night's Dinner

Turkey Meatballs with loaded Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Bread!

-Okay I love meat balls but I wanted to make my own so I decided to experiment.
I mixed ground turkey, Italian bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, ketchup, and a little barley together. Then I rolled them into 14 little balls and baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

SO GOOD. We used a honey bbq sauce for dipping.

The Loaded Mashed Potatoes came from a pouch.(I haven't learned how to make that just yet.)
And I did the garlic bread myself. I took a couple slices of white bread brushed with vegetable oil and sprinkled garlic powder on, baked for 5 minutes at 400. (the last 5 minutes the meatballs were in the oven)

I hope you enjoy!

Kris Bush

Free FULL Bible Studies

Hey everyone!!
           Today I did a little research, I was looking for a few prepared bible study lessons I could use for my family and for myself in my down time. And I came across a website with several free to download bible studies. They are full complete bible lessons.
I hope you get a chance to download and use because I sure will and if you want to study together...drop me a line!
~Love ya!! Kris Bush


Hey everyone!!! 
Guess what?? I found a coupon code for a FREE journal from Paper Coterie!!!!

The code is "welcomejournal" (without the quotation marks and no spaces). The only drawback is that you must pay for shipping! (which is about $7 for economy shipping)

I hope you enjoy and let me know if and when you receive your free journal!!! 

I also received an email for a free week at Curves!!! Follow the link below!

Free car seat canopy and a $130 caboodle set for $29.95! For the mommies!!! You can go to

Promo code is "FAMILY2012" (without the quotations and no spaces). Once again the drawback is paying for shipping.  (which is about $12.95)

Love to you all!!!

~Kris Bush

P.S. I am on cloud 9 today my mommy was pronounced CANCER FREE!!!! I have spent many tears and prayers for this!!! Thank you JESUS! Cause it was only by the grac…

My fave websites...for schooling!

Okay as a home-school mommy, I have learned to utilize what the public school home-school system provides as well as supplementing with a little extra.

So I have my go-to websites for new worksheets. And yes they are FREE!

Kindergarten Worksheets and Printables |

Free Phonics Worksheets

Counting & Numbers Worksheets and Printables |

CurrClick - Curriculum and Classes in a Click!

I also utilize    for when organizing help and good home-school reads. I've also come across a few FREE e-books via this website.

I love these websites because I can choose which worksheets I want and download them for free then print when I need them. How cool is that?

I hope you get a chance to use them!

~Kris Bush

Family and Organization

Lately, I have been going out of my mind. It’s as if my mommy mojo has slowly been drying up and I’m running on E. I feel so unorganized and all over the place. Then on top of me feeling out of it, I still have the kids who have been pulling me in every which direction, literally pulling me in every direction. If it’s not Kaylee wanting me to sit down for her to read to me, it’s Caleb wanting me to play with him or soothe him to sleep. So I decided to adopt more organization.
First I started with organizing our home-school routine. I noticed that we need more structure. Thankfully on Facebook I have liked a page “Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling” ( and it has been a wealth of information and help with organizing our home-school routing. I decided to go further and check out Jamerrill’s (creator of Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling) website. On there I have found the Free & Frugal Homeschool Planning Pack (http://www.ho…

Turkey burgers & Organizing

Hi everyone!!!!

First I want to tell you all about the turkey burgers we had for dinner last night. Awesome. I hand rolled and flattened them adding onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and a little barley leaves. They turned out so juicy and moist. Then we ate them on potato bread buns (I got them at Aldi's) much better than regular hamburger buns.

Lately I've been on and I absolutely love Jamerrill's website. She has so much valuable information especially for families who home-school. She has different downloadable pdfs that you can use to help organize your family and your time. As well as heads up about different freebies. It is through her Facebook page that I became aware of the free books for Amazon Kindle. I've also adopted the planning meals ahead of time routine (I will implement next month). I've gotten the weekly meal pdfs to use for planning as well.

I saw on her website an organizer that she was giving away (…

New Dinner Recipe!!!

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Homemade Garlic Biscuits!!!

This was a homemade recipe I tried last night and it was amazing! There was not any pasta in it though.

First the garlic biscuit mix. I took 2 1/2 cups of All purpose baking mix (by Baker's corner via Aldi's) and mixed it thoroughly with about 2-3 table spoons of garlic powder. Then mixed it with about a half cup of water. Afterwards I spooned out 5 biscuits onto a cookie sheet. Baked for about 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees

I took 4 boneless chicken breast tenderloins and lightly fried them and seasoned them in the pan. I only coated the pan with light oil (try a PAM spray). I used garlic powder, onion powder, and chicken seasoning.
While the chicken was cooking, I steamed a bag of frozen broccoli in a half cup of water.

Once the chicken was done I poured a jar of Alfredo sauce over it and allowed the Alfredo sauce to soak in the flavor from the chicken and the seasoning in the pan. Next I spooned over the steamed brocco…

Dream and Thirst

Y'all I am just a ball of nerves! In roughly 10 hours my (very short) book Dream and Thirst ( goes live for sale on Amazon Kindle! I priced it at 6.99 so that its affordable and I may even lower the price after a couple weeks. I just pray that it helps someone somewhere. I pray that everything I have gone through in life can help someone else either avoid going through the heartache and pain or help them rise above the heartache and pain. If you decide to purchase the book please let me know and leave a comment on Amazon. I would greatly appreciate any and all support. 

The book itself is a look into my journey with God. I went from going through the motions to deciding I wanted out of a meaningless existence and I wanted a tangible real relationship with the Lord. Out of that want came an encounter with the Lord that has LITERALLY shaped and changed my LIFE. I encountered the Lord in a dream and the impact of that dream left me when an u…

Single?? Married?? Get married!

A while ago, I remember thinking that I wanted to be wholeheartedly committed to the Lord. I kept saying to myself I wanted to depend on God for everything. 
Even more so, last year when we were still living in the Chicago area, I had this dream in which the Lord was there teaching a class and when he was done, he came sat down next to me and held my hand. He told me He'd never let go and I didn't need to let go. He reminded me that He is my first husband and that He would walk with me FOREVER.

Now do you understand the impact that dream had on me?? I was on cloud 9 for weeks after that dream. Even more so I have had this unquenchable thirst for the Lord. I am in NEED of HIM every day. It's a healthy addiction. Even right now, I sit back and reflect on that dream and I am giddy all over again. Why? Because I realize that I am the apple of the Lord's eye (you are too!). That as my eternal husband, He will never leave me, never forsake me. As long as I keep my hand firmly …