Handmade Christmas Gifts and Projects

I love making people handmade gifts.  I did a lot of that this year.  But, because I stink at photography, I actually forgot to take photos of most of the things I made!   Fortunately, most of the ideas came from either pinterest or blogs I frequent.  So in case any of you are interested in some …

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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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Thanks and Giving Giveaway!

With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I'd have me an itty-bitty giveaway on the old blog!! This week for some reason I had been thinking a lot about giving thanks to God (maybe thanks to all my friends who are posting what they are thankful for on FB every day for the month of November??).  …

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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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guacamole….mmmmm….

Have I ever mentioned how much I like avocados?  and guacamole?  Well, if not, it's been an oversight.  I love them.  And generally just can't get enough.  So, of course, I have tried the Baja Salad at Wendy's, and the Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado sub at Subway.  And they're both delicious. But then I got thinking …

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Chore Chart Idea

We've gone through periods of using a chore chart and periods of not using a chore chart.  Overall, I am in favor of using a chore chart for our family and associating it with the kids' allowance.  But sometimes it just gets old and we'll ditch it for a while.  But it seems to always …

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