what’s been happening around here

I totally feel like I have to rewind here.  I haven't posted in a while - we have been so busy! So let's start with some summer stuff... We started a fairy garden, just for fun.  It looked pretty pathetic for most of the summer, but by September, the ground cover we added had grown …

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Advent Calendar Ideas

This week I will be working on this year's advent calendar for the kiddos.  Can't believe it's almost December already! Hope you all had lovely Thanksgiving celebrations! Here are a couple of handmade advent calendars we've done in past years: ::Christmas Tree Advent:: ::Clothespin Advent:: We will be using the Clothespin Advent Calendar again this …

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2011 Advent Calendar

Been working on this project the past couple of weeks... and finished just in time for December 1st! Saw the idea on pinterest (sorry, don't know what the original site was!) and made it my own.   Used some scrap wood from the garage, some paint I already had on hand, some rub-ons that I thrifted …

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Summer’s over? Already?

I cannot believe that school starts tomorrow! We really have had a fabulous summer.  I thought I'd wind it down by posting pictures of a few of my favorite memories from the summer. Mini cherry pies for the Fourth of July (this recipe was definitely a keeper!), with cherries from our own backyard.  Overall, it wasn't …

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First crocheted scarf!

L learned a new skill this summer! Here she is showing it off... And here's an up-close picture.  She did a great job!  We picked up free instructions for this scarf when we bought the yarn at Michaels.  It was called "Quick 7 Row Scarf" from Loops & Threads. Don't you just *love* those bright …

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Thanksgiving Weekend Activity…

This is what we worked on Saturday ~ our very own Christmas Tree Advent Calendar: The kids helped make the trees... but what is under them is a surprise (an assortment of treats, activities written on paper, small gifts)!  They are busting at the seams waiting for December 1st ~ I'm not sure that the …

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Summer Planning Round-up

EEEK!  School ends in 2 days!  If you have school-aged children, you know exactly what I mean.  Yes, it's lovely to have a more relaxed schedule, have more time to play and enjoy your kids, not have to help them with homework, etc., but you also have the kids at home with you.  🙂  My two older …

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