Apple or Pumpkin Art Tutorials and Resources

Apple or Pumpkin Chalk Pastel Tutorial

Last week we went on an apple, pumpkin and waterfall tour to enjoy the fall leaves and get some apples and pumpkins! So, I thought you might be needing to follow up a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch with some art tutorials too! First, apples… Apple Art and Resources Apples straight from […]

Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

Grandma's Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

In honor of fall, Hodgepodgedad’s favorite. Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ginger 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening (I didn’t have any so I substituted real butter and they turned out beautifully!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup […]

Homeschool Omnibus – A Hodgepodge of Help for You!

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Today you can get an amazing hodgepodge of homeschool help – Homeschool Omnibus 2014! ~The affiliate links included are for resources we absolutely love and truly depend on. Because Hodgepodge ebooks are included in the Homeschool Omnibus, if you purchase through our affiliate link, we will receive a percentage of the sale. Thank you for […]

Creative Pinterest Boards for Homeschool Lunch

Creative Pinterest Boards for Homeschool Lunch at Hodgepodge

Lunch. Homeschool lunch. Is it that time already?? I am always needing inspiration. So I have been searching and browsing and I have found some really creative Pinterest boards for homeschool lunch! There’s really no reason why we can’t do an edible cell for lunch or a human skeleton made out of veggies. And many […]

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Homemade mayonnaise recipe www.hodgepodge.me

My grandmother, Mama Ann, has always made her own mayonnaise. Imagine the savings! She says it’s the homemade mayo that makes her Pimento Cheese so delicious. Probably so, but I think it also has to do with just her making it and me getting to enjoy it. She shared her homemade mayo recipe with me: Mama Ann’s […]

Trim Healthy Mama: Hodgepodge Style

Trim Healthy Mama - Hodgepodge Style www.hodgepodge.me

I hear you big time about ONE MORE THING to add to your life. I ordered the Trim Healthy Mama book and put off reading it when it came in the mail – simply because it was just so big! The book sat beside me on the end table by the couch. But when I […]

A Hodgepodge of Pinterest Fun

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Do you love Pinterest too? I love the visual collections. I love the boards you can create. The recipes you can find. The inspiration. The resources. The tools.   {follow the Best of Hodgepodge Pinterest board!} Today, my fellow iHomeschool Network friends and I are sharing our favorite Pinterest boards. Well, this was no small […]

Healthy Mama: Why I Quit Coffee After All These Years

Healthy Mama - Why I Quit Coffee www.hodgepodge.me

I love coffee. Back when I was a teenager I must have had a hard time getting going for school in the mornings. Because I still remember that morning my mama brought me my first cup of coffee – complete with cream and sugar. I’ve been drinking coffee ever since that morning I was 15. […]

Healthy Mama: Guide to Getting Started Gluten Free

Healthy Mama Guide to Getting Started Gluten Free - Part 2 of a series at www.hodgepodge.me

You will find all kinds of advice on gluten free living out there in the world. And, as I said in Healthy Mama: Gluten Free Living, I am not a dietician. I am simply thrilled with the freedom I’ve found living and eating gluten free. So, today I share with you the resources I turned […]

Healthy Mama Hodgepodge: Gluten Free Living

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Quite sporadically I have shared the blessings and successes of health and diet adjustments at Hodgepodge. You likely know about the allergy challenges we face with our children. But now that it’s been eight months of a diet change, I thought I’d share the triumphs in healthy living for me – the mama. Over the […]

Simple Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Meals

Simple Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Meals www.hodgepodge.me

I love my slow cooker for simple, delicious meals. It works on supper while the rest of us go about our day. My slow cooker is the best for back to school time, for comfort food and for batch cooking main ingredients. And I am not one for a long list of ingredients. So, lately, […]

A Hodgepodge of Guest Posts and Appearances in 2013

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This past year I spent some time at places other than Hodgepodge. And it was a hodgepodge of writing, art tutorials and guest appearances I was absolutely honored to be a part of. I enjoy encouraging fellow families. Today, I am sharing my writings and interviews from 2013 (well, and one from 2014!) – all […]