Easy Potato Soup


  It's soup weather!  Hooray!  I love soup in the fall.  This potato soup and my tortilla soup are tied for my favorite homemade soups.  And both are super easy to make! No peeling or cutting potatoes...just use a bag of these babies (make sure you get the Southern style as they're cubed not like normal Hash Browns). And now for the recipe (go here for the printable): 1 bag of … [ Keep reading… ]

Making Shapes


I've seen lots of ideas floating around using variations of craft sticks and velcro.  So rather than try to fancy it up, I thought I'd keep it simple and  show you how we used this idea to make various shapes! Here's what you'll need:  craft sticks (I received mine compliments of Craft Project Ideas) and a package of Velcro circles. 1.  Place the Velcro circles on each end of the craft … [ Keep reading… ]

Learn & Master Photography DVD Series: Product Review & Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* A couple weeks ago I started a photography class at our city's recreation center.  The problem is, I will have missed 2 of the 5 classes when the course ends this Thursday...one because Little Brother was sick (and Prince Charming was out of town) and the other because we chose to participate in … [ Keep reading… ]

Today Only: Scotch Thermal Laminator for only $17.99 (GONE)


I've raved and raved about how much I love my Scotch laminator.  I use it AT LEAST once a week for preserving the kids' artwork, creating activities, and even for recipes! And guess what?!?!  You can get it today for only $17.99 on Amazon.  It's only good for today because it is Amazon's Gold Box Deal.  I just buy the packs of generic laminating sheets from Sam's and it is much less expensive … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: One-on-One Time


Big Brother and Prince Charming went on their first camping adventure last night.  A group of fathers and sons from our church all went on an overnight camping trip just outside the city we live in.  To say that Big Brother was excited would be an understatement...but it paled in comparison to Prince Charming's excitement.  ;) Since the two "big boys" were gone for the night, that meant that I … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday


If you haven't checked out our great sponsors (-------->), you are seriously missing out!  Take a few minutes to read a little bit more about them today! When You Rise is a brand new blog that aims to provide fun and applicable lessons on God's word for children of all ages!  I have already gained so much insight and encouragement from reading this blog...and it's not even a month old! … [ Keep reading… ]