Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Grandma Angie xo

11 under our roof last evening at City on a Hill!

Baked French Toast and Bacon this late morning...


HomemakerAng and Co. Xo

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our "City on a Hill"

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  in the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." #matthew 5:14-16 #lettingmylightshine☀️ #goodnightpost from #cityonahill xo


Friday, January 22, 2016

**VIDEO** Decorating a living room "Anthro" style on a twist-tie budget "Angiepologie" style xo

Here are some easy tips and a short video how to take a drab and dretchy living room to a fabulous bohemian, anthropologie room on a twist-tie budget, "Angiepologie style"  !

First, be sure to start with a mood board and/or one piece, no matter how expensive it is, to start with inspiration in how you will decorate this room.  Here is my inspiration piece from Anthropologie:

$3,000-  gulp!

Thank you GOODwill xo

HomemakerAng and Co.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Being fun in the bedroom if YKWIM xo

Don't let the busyness of life, raising children, teenagers, working, teenagers (said this twice purposely) slow down your love life with hubby!

Although getting away alone is a must regularly, sometimes this doesn't happen - see the above paragraph!  However, plan a night at home in the bedroom.  

We have been so busy lately finishing up some Christmas and New Year's that I feel like our date nights have been put on the back burner.  I decided to surprise my husband and bring a romantic dinner to him in our bedroom for a surprise!  He just loved it.  

I had filet mignon bites wrapped in bacon  with wine for appetizers (Thank you @ALDIUSA) followed by tasty chicken divan, finished with a Dutch pastry, "Banket."

We have been enjoying our hot tub as well.  If you don't have a hot tub, no problem!  Have a bath or shower together with some essential oils followed by a massage for each other!  Start thinking about some fun ideas to be romantic!  Don't wait for Valentine's Day to have fun in the bedroom xx

HomemakerAng and Co. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

*VIDEO* Making your bedroom your very own love nest xo

Today I talk about making the bedroom more cozy, more inviting and layering for a luxurious look!

Sources are listed at the bottom of this post!  Enjoy xo

Use layers of linens and add texture with dried flower arrangements!  Pillows from HomeGoods and Marshalls.  Original bedspread  from Israels Designs for Living Grand Rapids.  Cherry Lug family heirloom as well as blue candy dish - Coffee mug Anthropologie 
Bath and Body Works Winter Sun Candle - Hendredon antique sofa type table 

pick and dry hydrangeas for later use!  Cynthia Rowley coverlet and shams from HomeGoods

layer of the linens

Cynthia Rowley faux fur pillows - HomeGoods 

Lovely fresh flowers from @ALDIUSA xo

Our other Master bedroom at Maple Valley Farm! Make your master bedroom warm and inviting no matter where you abide!

Have a blessed day!

HomemakerAng and Co.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

*VIDEO* "33 Things people will not tell you about homeschooling Part 1"

Hello!  This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  I am so sorry these videos are not pieced together like the other ones.  I am in the learning curve and also ran out of space on my computer - thank you for your understanding.  I felt it more important that I get the information out there rather than wait until it is videoed perfectly etc.

Leave your comments, questions and thoughts below.  See you tomorrow for the final broadcast of "33 things people will not tell you about homeschooling Part 2" 

-HomemakerAng and Co.

Homeschooling part 1 from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

Homeschooling part 2 from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

Homeschooling part 2A from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

Homeschooling part 3 from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

Homeschooling part 4 from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

Homeschooling part 4a from Angela Kuncaitis on Vimeo.

*VIDEO* An easy recipe ANYone can make! Let's get started xo


Be sure to watch the video below for the tutorial on how to make this delicious yet easy chili recipe!  This recipe can be a great base recipe in learning how to cook and to lessen the fear of entering your kitchen for the first time.  This chili recipe can also be stretched into a few more meals to stretch throughout the week.

Happy cooking!  Don't be scared. Just try it xo

(free giveaway info in the video and below)

HomemakerAng's Easy Chili

2-4 lbs. of ground beef or turkey depending how meaty you like
*I used approximately 4 lbs
1 purple onion
a stick of butter
a Quart of water or chicken broth
a small bag of bacon already cooked 2.5 oz ( @ALDI ) 
1 Quart of marinara sauce ( @ALDI )
2 cans of diced tomatoes and green chiles ( @ALDI )
**1 can of drained kidney beans if you like (I didn't use) @ALDI
1 can of regular diced tomatoes ( @ALDI )
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese ( @ALDI )
2-3 Tbsp minced garlic ( @COSTCO ) or garlic powder
about 3 Tbsp ground turmeric
about 4 Tbsp ground chili powder
about 2 Tbsp dry mustard (or just use regular mustard)
fresh cilantro ( @ALDI )
sour cream ( @ALDI )
cheddar cheese (@ALDI )
tortilla chips ( @ALDI )
Taco Bell or some type of hot sauce to your taste


Chop up a medium purple onion.  Take and melt a stick of butter and place in the pan you will use to serve your chili.  Add onions and cook until semi-soft.  Add your meat and garlic and cook until all of the red in the meat is gone (this means it is finished).

Drain meat as shown in a colander and rinse with HOT water to remove excess fat (unless ground turkey - not needed).  Put meat back in the same pan and bring to the stove.  Add all of the remaining ingredients above to the plan but the last 5 ingredients.  Simmer on stove for about an hour to make your kitchen smell wonderful! Add a child or two in the kitchen for good measure xo

Serve your chili in a bowl and garnish with sour cream, fresh cilantro, cheddar cheese, hot sauce to taste and put a few tortilla chips on your plate to use these to dip into your fantastic creation! 

Enjoy! (you can add more water or chicken broth or water to the pot to make more broth the next day)

dishes from @DollarTree and @WorldMarket

Don't forget you can stretch this recipe by including the chili in an omelette, garnish over a baked potato or chips-and-cheese!

This is his 2nd bowl! LOL

See, I told you that cooking is easy - you don't have to make every single thing from scratch, make it all organic or grow your own... 

Be blessed today!

HomemakerAng xo 


So tell me... What is the most intimidating event, thing or circumstance you fear in being a woman? Leave in the comments below. Just by sharing will put your fear to rest and you just may win the mug, "Do more of what makes you happy" xo

Contest closes January 12, 2015 - 

Do it afraid if you have too...

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