Traveling with kids to DC

Mid-August we took a family trip to Washington, D.C..  It is one of the most beautiful cities!  Our kids were, I think, perfect ages for seeing many historic sites, monuments, and museums.  (Oh, and we can't forget Georgetown Cupcake as my little one is a fan of the show "DC Cupcakes"!) Some photos from our …

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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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Christmas Decorating and Gifts…

Hi!  Been too busy to even hear myself think, so I apologize for the lack of posts recently!  Here are some pics to show you what we've been working on... We, of course, have been preparing for Christmas - the tree and decorations are up, but we still have a lot of baking to do!  …

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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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