Affiliates

  • The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

    The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase. Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on ... Read more

Animals

  • Coon Dog Heaven

    Dogs, they say, do not have souls. They only have hide and bones. But I believe there is a coon dog heaven and Red is gone were the good coon dogs go.  I’m so tired of loss.  I’m tired of the pain and the guilt.  I’m tired of the what ifs and the hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I’m tired of seeing it over and over in my head and being powerless against it. Tonight, a friend was doing me a favor and brought me some round bales of hay.  She brought her coonhound with her because she takes Puppers everywhere.  Henry loves ... Read more

Family

  • Surprise! You’re Pregnant

    Pregnancy Ultrasound - The Not So Modern HousewifeTo say that the last several months have been interesting would be a gross understatement.  It started with me losing almost 20 lbs and going off of my daily migraine and anxiety meds after completing a 30 day estrogen cleanse.  This led to me passing my Air Force PT test, reenlisting and finally being eligible for upgrade training so I can be promoted.  Everything was going according to “my” plan.  But the problem with our plans is that they don’t necessarily coincide with God’s plans.  And I’ve decided that God has a sense of humor. It started with my being a couple ... Read more

Gardening

  • Organic Gardening Project

    Garden project beforeIt’s a new year and that means another attempt by myself to grow a flourishing organic garden.  This area of my front yard is the sunniest part of my property.  It is also the area where my horse Lilly was buried this past summer.  I made the decision then to grow a lily garden over her grave site. I’ve tried multiple times to grow a vegetable garden in this section of my yard with limited success.  Usually, I only manage to feed the local raccoon and deer population.  It’s very frustrating.  This last year, I grew my herbs and tomatoes in containers on the ... Read more

Gift Guides

  • 10 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Kitchen Loving Women

    10 Great Mother's Day Gifts for Kitchen Loving Women - The Not So Modern Housewife Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. I’ve put together a list of my Top 10 favorite Mother’s Day gifts for moms and wives who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Don’t worry guys, there’s not a toaster or a step stool in the bunch. I promise that these gifts won’t land you in the dog house. KitchenAid Professional 6-qt Stand Mixer  Most home cooks I know either own a KitchenAid mixer or have it on their wishlist. It has become the flagship of stand mixers. The professional series features a bowl-lift design, all-steal gears, and all-metal construction. The all-steal gears are a ... Read more

Giveaways

  • Giveaway: YumEarth Stocking Stuffers Giveaway 12/6

    YumEarth Giveaway  YumEarth Stocking Stuffers Giveaway    Hosted by Pea of Sweetness   Sponsored by YumEarth YumEarth operates with a commitment to provide snacks for your family that are free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. YumEarth uses real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours. YumEarth also has no gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts, just award winning taste. Their small bags of organic Gummy Worms and Gummy Bears are the perfect stocking stuffers! Check out more about the YumEarth gummies at Pea of Sweetness. About the prize: One winner will receive both a bag of Gummy Worms ... Read more

Guest Posts

  • Guest Post: Top 3 Homemade Cleaners

    All Purpose CleanerToday I’m joined by Ashley from Forgetful Momma.  Ashley is a green momma who uses cloth diapers and makes all of her family’s laundry detergent and cleaning products.  She has graciously agreed to share three of her favorite homemade cleaning recipes with us today.  Welcome, Ashley! Hello to Bonnie’s readers here at The Not So Modern Housewife! I am Ashley from Forgetful Momma, previously known as Bottles, Diapers… Babies. I am stopping by today to share my favorite cleaning product recipes. I have three that I use in my house on a daily or weekly basis. My first favorite is the first ... Read more

Health & Wellness

  • Estrogen Dominance and Your Health – Week 3

    Estrogen Dominance and Your Health Week 3 Week 3 of my estrogen cleanse marked the arrival of Aunt Flo.  The good news is that it was more regular, with less cramping.  The bad news is that I gained back a large portion of the weight I’ve lost so far. One of the issues I’d with my estrogen dominance was my wacky menstrual cycle.  I’ve always had issues with debilitating cramps, but my cycle was always every 28 days on the dot.  It took me a little time to get it regulated after I had Henry, but it eventually went back to normal.  Then I had my miscarriage and nothing ... Read more

Household Products

  • Guest Post: Top 3 Homemade Cleaners

    All Purpose CleanerToday I’m joined by Ashley from Forgetful Momma.  Ashley is a green momma who uses cloth diapers and makes all of her family’s laundry detergent and cleaning products.  She has graciously agreed to share three of her favorite homemade cleaning recipes with us today.  Welcome, Ashley! Hello to Bonnie’s readers here at The Not So Modern Housewife! I am Ashley from Forgetful Momma, previously known as Bottles, Diapers… Babies. I am stopping by today to share my favorite cleaning product recipes. I have three that I use in my house on a daily or weekly basis. My first favorite is the first ... Read more

Preserving Food

  • Sauerkraut

    Sauerkraut I grew up eating a lot of sauerkraut.  My favorite is probably sauerkraut with apples and pork chops, although I also love to saute some and serve it on my beer boiled, then grilled brats.  However, it’s one thing I was always a little hesitant to make myself.  My mom would make it in a huge vat in the basement.  Here in Florida, I have neither a huge vat nor a basement.  Luckily, I’ve found a much more manageable recipe that only requires a stock pot or food-grade 5 gallon bucket. Sauerkraut is made using fermentation as a preservation method.  Fermentation ... Read more

Recipes & Cooking Tips

  • Crispy Baked Zucchini

    Crispy Baked ZucchiniI am always looking for healthier options for my family, but I love the crispiness that comes with deep fried foods.  I’ve found that a great way to get that crispy texture while baking is through Japanese Panko bread crumbs.  These crispy baked zucchini spears are breaded using a standard breading procedure with Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs.  They are crispy and crunchy on the outside while being soft and tender on the inside.  I serve them with a side of ranch dressing.  They are delicious. Read more

Reviews

  • Save More with Winn-Dixie

    Save More with Winn DixieWalking into my new Winn-Dixie store, I didn’t know exactly what to expect.  I had shopped at the store when it was Sweetbay.  It had been my go-to store for deals on meat.  Now that this store was Winn-Dixie, would it still offer the same low prices?  Would it have the selection to which I had become accustomed?  Would it look completely different inside? My local store opened as Winn-Dixie on April 18.  When I visited, I was impressed to see the shelves well stocked with a variety of products.  The selection was definitely better than any of the other Winn-Dixie ... Read more