Fix Our Eyes

We’re up and moving this morning. Paul and I sat up late last night sorting through paperwork and various notes for our upcoming websites. I also enjoyed watching my hubby and helping him make camera cables for a company downtown. You wouldn’t believe how many little wires are inside of a big camera cable. I was amazed to watch him…

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Calling All Moms!

It’s Wednesday…I can’t believe half of the week is gone already! Where does the time go? This picture is Emma Katherine the day she was born. The hospital staff referred to her as “Baby-Sumo”, I’m sure you can guess why! She has been such a sweet baby. I can hardly believe that she will be 6 months old soon. While…

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Earrings, Day 4

Today we’re going to finish our earrings! This part is really easy. Using your pliers, open a small space in the ring on the ear wire (view picture). Thread the loop on your beaded head pin onto the ear wire and carefully close it! That’s it! In the next few weeks, I’ll try to have some examples of some other…

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Alcoholism

Did you know (according to The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence): *There are more deaths and disabilities each year in the U.S. from substance abuse than any other cause. *About 18 million Americans have alcohol problems. *More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking. *More than nine million children live with…

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Earrings, Day 3b

Now that you’ve bent your wire, you are ready to make the loop that will attach to the ear wire itself. To do this, you need to hold the beaded head pin in one hand and the earring tool in the other. Grab the head pin about 1/4″ from the (empty) end and use the earring tool to turn it.…

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Earrings, Day 3

It’s Monday! This has been a really great weekend. We’ve managed to get so much done. I’m always so thankful for a productive weekend…it’s tends to make the whole week better! We are still without a car while ours is being repaired. My Mom just happens to be on vacation this week and has loaned us her vehicle for the…

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Still Thankful!

Well, just when I was mentioning why I typed what I was thankful for everyday….disaster strikes!! It’s already been a rough week. As it happens in our home, we can’t just have one “incident” it really all seems to happen at once. First, the dryer stopped working. Paul placed the order for the replacement part but we were told it…

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Earrings, Day 2

Today you will string the beads in the order that you would like them to hang off the ear wire. I usually always put colored or glass beads in between metallic beads. This will make them look more polished. One more note about metallic beads. You can actually buy sterling silver beads and head pins at Hobby Lobby for about…

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Earrings, Day 1

Today, I wanted to post the directions for making a simple pair of earrings at home. We’ll take one lesson a day. All of these supplies can be found at Walmart…but Hobby Lobby usually offers great sales on their jewelry making supplies. To make earrings you need the following: # 1 ear wires # 2 pair of needle nose pliers…

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Scout Night

It’s scout night at our home. We usually spend our day doing school, preparing dinner, and getting everyone ready to walk out the door for scouts. I’m trying to get into the habit of going to the scout meetings as a family again instead of just sending the boys. We all had such a good time when we used to…

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Toothless Grins…

I‘ve been still working away today. Family businesses are a passion for my family and I. We hope to have enough profit generated from our businesses that it will eventually flow into income for our children should they decide that this is where the Lord would lead them. We are working on a website for families wishing to begin this…

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Just Say No!

We’re pretty good around here today. We always have something going on. Today we’ve been sealing seams in our new hall flooring. We chose composite vinyl tile. I thought that it might look too “industrial” for a home but I’m really pleased so far. It’s been very inexpensive, very easy to install and seems to really be withstanding the floor…

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