Advent Boxes

dec 23

  Last year I made several of these Advent Boxes to give to friends and family.  Our family loved opening these tiny little gifts each night and it helped us to reflect on the true reason for the season...Christ! Because I was making twelve at once, they took a lot of time and effort.  I didn't share the idea in time for my readers to use last year because I literally finished and … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Busy, Busy, Busy…

busy

We're approaching smack dab in the middle of the busiest time of the year.  Have I mentioned we have 8 birthdays in November between our two families???  And don't forget about Thanksgiving!  Christmas will be here before we know it.  Which reminds me...I haven't even started making my list! As my mind has been consumed this week with my "to do" list, I was struck by something I read in the … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

Stained Glass Leaf Cookies

There were so many fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few... I just love these Stained Glass Leaf Cookies from Raising Leafs.  It reminds me of the stained glass cookies we made for Valentines Day! Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas shares this idea for using glittered pasta wheels to make a pumpkin!  So cute! There are several fun literacy-oriented muffin tin games over at Growing … [ Keep reading… ]

Golf Tee Turkeys

Golf Tee Turkeys

We had so much fun making these golf tee turkeys.  They were inspired by our playtime with golf tees and playdough earlier in the week. We painted our white golf tees in an unconventional way and then used our baking soda modeling clay for the body of our turkeys.  I think they make the perfect decoration this Thanksgiving!   Here's what you'll need:  Golf tees, Baking Soda … [ Keep reading… ]

Baking Soda Modeling Clay

bakingsodaclay

This is the best homemade modeling clay I've found.  It's light, oh-so-soft, and has a texture similar to playdough.  And it even dries without flaking or crumbling! Here's what you'll need: 2 cups baking soda 1 ¼ cup water 1 cup cornstarch paint Optional sealer:  Shellac, Acrylic spray or clear nail polish  Mix the baking soda and cornstarch in a saucepan.  Slowly add water into and … [ Keep reading… ]

If I Could Rewind Time…

Brothers

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic tonight, so I thought I would share the poem I wrote for Little Brother's First Birthday (last year)... If I could rewind time I’d feel you move in me With my belly oh so round Feeling kicks and knees! If I could rewind time I’d go back to the day At 11:55 at night I saw your sweet, sweet face. If I could rewind time I’d want to hold you … [ Keep reading… ]