Homemade Pinata: A tutorial

Homemade piñata’s were a common part of my childhood. 🙂  My mom often made them with us in preparation for our annual “pumpkin party” that happened each fall. Ours was typically a jack-o’-lantern and was a central piece of this big social event each year. I’ve never seen it done… at least not since my […]

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Tab Tutorial: Illustrated Faith

One of my favorite past times is doing some Bible journaling in response to things I’m learning and reading. I got my ESV Journaling Bible about a year ago – in fact I’m just 3 weeks shy of my anniversary for starting on this illustrated faith journey. I have done a couple of posts about Bible […]

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Spring Decor – keeping it simple

Making it a goal to use what I had on hand and to keep it simple this year! I always struggle when different holidays fall so close together. So this year I did a small tribute to St. Patrick’s Day on one side of our dining room and then will take that down to replace with some […]

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Fall tutorial: a wee craft and an easy gift

  Okay so first things first. I must give credit where credit is due. Both of these two “activities” were inspired by my sisters. The first by my sister-in-law Emily. I recently moved into a temporary home, all our own… For now…. and we feel so blessed. But when we moved in we agreed to […]

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Simple Blessings – Baby Shower

  Sometimes it’s the simple things in life. My sweet cousin Kylie is due with her second baby, a boy, and just before her due date is moving to Hawaii. Thankfully it’s only for a time, but we will miss her. With a large family and friend group here in her home town wanting to […]

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"You are special…" plates

When I was growing up our family used the famous, red “You are special today…” plate for special occasions and any time we did my beloved Uncle Terry who is very wise and witty would argue… “But you are special every day…”   It got me thinking and those thoughts led to these plates! With […]

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Resurrection Eggs – a holiday tradition

Resurrection Eggs are a family tradition for us. I used to use them in my classroom and created several centers based on them. You can buy them pre-made but why not make them yourself. Or even make creating them a family activity at the beginning of the Easter season…. I love these Easter story cards […]

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Grab Bag Goodies: gift ideas

My husband recently took a business trip to Vancouver, Canada to be a part of the TED conference. Such an incredible opportunity, so incredible that I couldn’t even protest – despite the fact that our new addition was only 11 days old when he left. 🙂  That being said I think it was harder thinking […]

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No-Sew Crayon Wrap

My parents, husband, son and I headed to a favorite restaurant for a birthday dinner for my Dad this past Friday night. Such a special time and I was thoroughly impressed with Cashel’s behavior. I think it is really important to set kids up to be successful in environments like that. Thankfully my Dad had […]

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