12 Summer Freezer Friendly Meals from Aldi

12 Summer-Friendly Freezer Meals from Aldi

This time of year the last thing you want to do is spend hours on meal prep in the kitchen. You’re much better off relaxing at the pool, hanging out with friends and family, or maybe playing outside in the summer sun. So get ready to chill out, I’ve got… Read More »



Searching for the 7th Minion – frugal fun activity for kids

Searching for the 7th Minion - a fun and frugal activity for kids

While their sister is away, the boys will play! Last week, David, Chris, and I dropped Jenny off for a week of summer camp, and I decided it would be fun to do something fun with the boys. We were headed to Walmart to pick up some supplies, and we… Read More »

15 Summer Date Ideas | #marriagesmatter

15 Summer Date Ideas | #marriagesmatter

With the arrival of summer, I thought it might be a good idea to update my list of inexpensive ideas for dating my spouse. The warmer weather brings lots of new opportunities to enjoy time together without breaking the budget! 1. Play tennis A few years ago, we purchased a… Read More »



How to Make a Birthday Card Organizer

Birthday Card Organizer | tutorial with free printable at picheaplace.com

If you’re like me, you probably either a) have a stash of birthday cards somewhere that you forgot about and/or b) frequently forget to send a birthday card because you forget to buy them in a timely fashion. I decided it was time to take action and create a card… Read More »

Laugh-out-Loud Doodles for Boys (and Girls)

Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Kids

Several years ago, we got our hands on a copy of The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott and the kids absolutely loved it. So when Revell contacted me a few weeks ago to see if we’d be interested in checking out Rob Elliott’s newest titles,… Read More »

A Pirate Ship Summer Adventure

A Pirate Ship Summer Adventure | Build a Pirate Ship with Your Kids | PicheaPlace.com

The kids loved last month’s All About the Sea theme day so much, and they could not wait for this month’s All About Pirates theme day. Last week we grabbed our All About Pirates summer break brain bag and had a great time reading about pirates and making our own… Read More »

Bible Study Baskets for Kids

Bible Study Basket for Kids

Our pastor recently stated that there is a difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible: “Bible reading helps you know the content of the Scriptures, and Bible studying helps you know the meaning of the Scriptures.” As I pondered this in relation to my own Bible reading and… Read More »

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole

We love hot breakfast at our house, but I’m not a big fan of slaving over a hot stove first thing in the morning. I love when I can find an easy recipe that I can throw together quickly. This Easy Egg Casserole recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prep,… Read More »



Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

When life throws two people together who are both broken by the past, they must each seek God before finding love with one another in Hearts Made Whole, the newest title in the Beacons of Hope series by Jody Hedlund. From the Publisher After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has… Read More »

10 Steps to Teaching Your Child to Communicate Effectively

Teaching Your Child to Communicate Effectively

Effective communication is the foundation to success. When one can communicate well, they have a greater advantage over those who don’t. Communication starts long before adulthood. In fact, learning to communicate effectively starts even before a child can talk. Let’s look at some ways to help your child learn to… Read More »