Do you love an easy recipe?

With a big family, we sure do–and we are always on the lookout for something quick and easy.

This one is fool proof, we hope you enjoy it.

You will need:

6 chicken breasts (or large pack drumsticks or thighs)

2 jars large orange marmalade

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp raw honey

2 tsp mint leaves

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Put chicken into slow cooker.
  2. Mix remainder ingredients in a bowl and then add to top of chicken.
  3. Add mint leaves and sliced oranges (optional) on top.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours (adjust to your slowcooker) or could also be baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour (just check on them to not overcook).

 

We hope you enjoy this recipe!

 

 

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Our sweet contributor Ana from The Lost Apron is sharing today:
Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier.

Materials needed:

  • Scrap of fabric
  • elastic or ribbon
  • metal clip

See materials list for links to all of the items used.

Make Strap

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron
Cut a scrap of fabric to measure 3″ X 10″.

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

  • Turn both short ends over 4/8″ and press.
  • Fold in half lengthwise right sides together and clip.
  • Stitch along the entire length using a 4/8″ seam to make a tube.
  • Press seam open as shown.

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

Turn the tube right side out.  There are several tools that can be used to turn a tube.  I use an unsharpened pencil.

  • About 1/2″ from the bottom of the tube, begin to make a well into the tube.
  • Put the eraser end of the pencil into the well.
  • Begin to push the pencil into the inside of the tube using the eraser to grip the fabric.
  • Continuing pushing the fabric and gathering it on the pencil until it starts to poke through the other side.
  • Pull on the inner layer until it is completely right side out.
  • Press.

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

Tip:  I like to use the blunt end against my hip as I pull and gather the fabric onto the pencil.

Attach the Loop

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

  • Cut a piece of elastic or ribbon 7″ long.
  • Make a loop.
  • Insert into one end of the tube about 1/2″ deep.
  • Stitch close to end.

Attach the Clip

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

  • Put the strap and the clip right sides up
  • Turn both over to the wrong side
  • Insert the strap 1/2″ into the opening of the clip
  • Fold over the strap
  • Stitch close to end of strap

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron
Make a variety of pacifier clips to give as gifts.  Olive drab and camo fabrics make fun clips for baby boys.  A touch of lace is a nice addition for a baby girl.

Easy DIY Pacifier Clips -- Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift.  A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end.  The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. -- The Lost Apron

These clips can be easily made from the scraps of  the Easy DIY Burp Cloths.  Make both for a complete gift.

 

 

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have preferred being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at PinterestInstagram, and Facebook. 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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It is a good thing for many homemakers to have a meal plan. Some do it religiously and others do it loosely or according to the sales at their local stores that week. Either way it can be a benefit any homemaker and save time.

So today we wanted to share a list of dinner ideas that you could use for the month and adjust according to your budget.

  1. Tacos
  2. Chicken Soup
  3. Meatloaf
  4. Roasted Chicken or Vegetarian Salad
  5. Shrimp Alfredo
  6. Pot Roast
  7. Beef Stew
  8. Corned Beef & Cabbage
  9. Italian Sausages
  10. Sloppy Joes
  11. Tuna Noodle Casserole
  12. Chicken Parmesan
  13. Creamy Pork Chops
  14. Chicken Enchiladas
  15. Grilled Salmon
  16. Crockpot Lemon Pork
  17. BBQ Pulled Pork
  18. Fried Rice
  19. Beef Stroganoff
  20. Ham & Potatoes
  21. Chili
  22. Sloppy Joes
  23. Baked Turkey
  24. Philly Cheesesteaks
  25. Pesto with pasta
  26. Burritos
  27. Steak
  28. Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers
  29. Fish & Rice
  30. Pizza
  31. Lasagna

Note: This post contains affiliate links, see our policy for disclosure.

There are many ways to make these meals in a healthy way. Three books we recommend to help additionally with healthy meal recipes are:

Whole 30: Fast & Easy Recipes

 

Trim Healthy Table

 

 

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

 

 

We hope this list is helpful in organizing your daily meals!

 

 

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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There are so many beautiful things about homemaking . . . and right here is the perfect place for us to encourage one another in this beautiful calling! We’d love for you to share a post or article from your blog about homemaking, whether it be about cleaning, character, cooking, etc.

Our new Linkup is sharing these posts along with our sister site to give you more exposure if you link up here!

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June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Today our sweet contributor, Rebekah, is sharing with us:

Oftentimes Valentine’s Day is viewed strictly as a romantic holiday to be celebrated only be those who are married or in a relationship. I propose, however, that while I certainly think there is a lot to be said for that and it is precisely that side of Valentine’s Day which I really enjoy, we should begin viewing the day as an annual reminder to be intentional about the love we show to everyone in our home – our children included. Here are a few fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing when it comes to how you might intentionally show your husband and children just how much you love them this Valentine’s Day.

10 Special Ways to Show Your Husband and Children Love This Valentine’s Day

 

  • After the kids go to bed the night before Valentine’s Day, sneak around the house, decorating with pink and red balloons, streamers, and anything else fun and festive that you think they would enjoy waking up to the next morning

 

  • Leave a card on each family member’s pillow for them to wake up to on Valentine’s morning (these could be store-bought or even homemade heart-shaped cards cut out of construction paper)

 

  • Make heart-shaped cinnamon pancakes for breakfast and pipe cream cheese icing onto them, spelling out “I love you” with the icing

 

  • Go around the table and express three things you love and appreciate about each family member seated there

 

  • Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a over breakfast as a family, with each family member reading a verse, if able; lead your family in prayer, asking the Lord to help you to truly love your family in these ways today and everyday

 

  • Plan a scavenger hunt in your home for your kiddos, where at each stop they will find a little gift or trinket from you for them

 

  • Intentionally spend as much time today as you can reading to and playing with your children, and even just looking straight into their eyes and intently listening to whatever they want to talk about (nothing spells love to a child like that quality, focused time and attention from you!)

 

  • Surprise your husband with an all-planned-out Valentine’s Day date (this could be a date out, if that works, or a date in after the kids are in bed -maybe put them to bed early that night!)

 

  • If you are planning an evening in, consider making a dinner inspired by the “City of Love” – Paris! French onion soup and croissants, chicken cordon bleu and crepes, Beef bourguignon and eclairs – there are so many yummy options!

 

  • Take a deck of cards and glue a piece of paper to the front of each one. Make a “52 Things I Love About You” gift for your husband. Alternatively, use the deck to make a coupon book for your hubby.

 

Make It Special!

 

The point of these ideas is not to impress people or to feel Pinteresty or to have something cool to share on social media. It’s to make each member of your family feel loved, appreciated, and special. With that in mind, use the ideas from this list which your own unique family would really enjoy, and feel free to not use any of the others. Also consider coming up with ideas of our own – no one knows your family like you do! Whatever you do to make this Valentine’s Day special, consider taking those actions of love and dedicating yourself to making them a more frequent part of your everyday life. After all, we always want to be about the important work of making our families feel loved, special, and treasured – on Valentine’s Day and every day!

 

 

REBEKAH HARGRAVES IS A WIFE, MAMA OF TWO LITTLES, HOME BUSINESS OWNER, PODCASTER, AND BLOGGER RESIDING IN TN. HER PASSION IS TO BLESS FELLOW CHRISTIAN WOMEN THROUGH HER WRITINGS ON HER WEBSITE, HARGRAVES HOME AND HEARTH, WHICH EXISTS TO EDIFY, EQUIP, AND ENCOURAGE WOMEN IN THEIR JOURNEY OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD.

Website – Hargraves Home and Hearth

Facebook – Hargraves Home and Hearth

Instagram – @rebekahhargraves

Twitter – @hhomeandhearth 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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A Year Without the Grocery Store {Our Featured Book of the Month}

by June Fuentes February 2, 2018

We recently stumbled across a handy little book that will help you if you are looking to spend less time out shopping and building up your home pantry. It is A Year Without the Grocery Store: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage by Karen Morris. (Note: This post contains affiliate links, see […]

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Homemaking Linkup!

by June Fuentes January 31, 2018

There are so many beautiful things about homemaking . . . and right here is the perfect place for us to encourage one another in this beautiful calling! We’d love for you to share a post or article from your blog about homemaking, whether it be about cleaning, character, cooking, etc. Our new Linkup is […]

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