Mexican Huevos Rancheros – Grain-Free Recipe

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros by My Merry Messy Life - REAL, Nutritious and Delicious!

This hearty delight is perfect for a gourmet weekend breakfast or to spice up dinnertime and it’s full of vegetables and loaded with protein from eggs. It is also all real food, nutritious, grain-free and GAPS or Paleo diet approved! When you’re on a grain and sugar free diet like I am, it can be […]

Hookin On Hump Day #73 – Link Party for the Fiber Arts

Hookin On Hump Day #73 - Link Party for Crochet, Knitting and Sewing Bloggers and Some Free Patterns for Everyone!

It’s that time of month again! Come along for the party with Moogly and I where we are hosting the hottest blog hop for crochet, knitting, and sewing! Last time we had over 17,000 views and 2,200 clicks! And this week we have each winner from a different country! I love our international party! Here are the […]

How to Save Money On Organic Meat by Buying a Side of Cow

How to Save Money on Organic Meat by Buying a Side of Cow

Buying organic meat can seem impossible to squeeze into the family budget, but the benefits for your health far outweigh the cost. And there is a way to do it economically – buy a side of beef or pork from a local farmer like my family does! When we moved back to my home state in […]

Crochet Bumblebee Sun Hat – Free Pattern in All Sizes!

Crochet Bumblebee Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by My Merry Messy Life

This summer I wanted to darn my babies in sun hats inspired by bugs, since they are all boys and love to play outside in the dirt and find bugs! Here is a free pattern for one of them – a bumblebee and it comes in all sizes, from newborn to adult! Click here to see […]

Hookin On Hump Day #71 – Link Party for the Fiber Arts

Hookin On Hump Day #72 - Link Party for the Fiber Arts

This session of our incredible fiber arts link party, shows how we have bloggers all over the world participating! We have a blogger from the US, THREE from Germany and one from Spain! Crochet is loved the world over. As always, this party is co-hosted by the lovely Tamara from Moogly! #1 Most Clicked Link […]

Essential Oils that are Safe for Babies and Children

Essential Oils that are Safe for Babies and Children

Essential oils are wonderful to use for babies and children – they help support and strengthen their developing immune systems and are safer to use than over-the-counter and even prescription medication, but must be used safely. Here is a guide on which oils are effective and safe for sweet little ones! Even though I attempted […]

Essential Oils 101 – Accessories and Books

Essential Oils 101 - Accessories and Must-Haves To Use These Amazing Oils

Welcome back to my beginner’s guide to essential oils, part two! This time we’ll be talking about the accessories, books, and equipment you’ll need to be able to use the oils safely and effectively. If you missed the first post, here it is in case you want to go back. Essential Oils 101 – A Beginner’s […]

20 Free Crochet Patterns that are Berry Sweet!

20 Free Crochet Patterns Inspired By Berries, Summertime and Citrus Fruits

For many of us here in the states, summertime is officially here! Pools are opening, school is out and we’re all daydreaming of sipping sweet tea and lemonade on the porch while the kids run and play happily, no fighting, no screaming, no mosquitos. Snap. Oh well, a mama can dream! At least we can […]

Crochet for Cancer Charity Hat Drive – Winners Announcement!

Crochet for Cancer - Hat Donations - First Collage

About a month ago, I held a crochet charity hat drive for Hooks of Hope, a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, with nine other amazing bloggers. They are a group of dedicated, generous women who crochet hats for those suffering from cancer and chemotherapy. (Read more about the drive here). All of us encouraged our readers to […]

Hookin On Hump Day #71 – Link Party for the Fiber Arts

Hookin On Hump Day #71 - Link Party for the Fiber Arts

It’s that time again! Moogly and I are back to show off the best the world of crochet, knitting, sewing, and other fiber arts has to offer! Here’s what was popular last time, then link up below to show us what you’ve got this go-round!   Most Clicked! Abstract Shawl Crochet Pattern by Sara on Posh Pooch Designs - […]