“WHAT are we making?” “EEWWWwwwww“, and then there were giggles all around. Mix equal parts of liquid starch and clear glue. Add a FEW drops of food coloring and mix well. (You may have to mix it some with your fingers.) *This slime will not stain your fingers after it has been mixed well! Also, the longer it’s worked, the…

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This Week’s Sewing Project

Tracy / February 24, 2015

We realized during our recent flu outbreak we were short some rice socks.  All the girls and I worked together to restock our supply and make some for gifts! This is an old, old, old tutorial for making a simple rice sock.

This Week on Pinterest- Wreath and Fall “L”

Tracy / October 15, 2012

I’m staying on top of these Pinterest projects. I fear having the ideas build up and sit there useless, so we’re trying to pick a few projects to try each week, (if time allows, more). This last week, we made the fall wreath for our door. I used the idea I found here. Our wreath was made from styrofoam (speaking…

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This Week on Pinterest– Pumpkin Pictures (October 2, 2012)

Tracy / October 3, 2012

We don’t celebrate Halloween, but I’m a sucker for fall decorations! About a year ago, we screwed little cup hooks into each of the bedroom doors. They are specifically for hanging little seasonal decorations. Just something to add a warm touch to the hall. 🙂 In any case, I loved this idea on Pinterest for fall. (Don’t you just love…

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Have You Seen This Project?

Tracy / January 27, 2011

This is from the latest issue of Country Living magazine. Simple embroidery on art paper– wouldn’t these be nice all framed the same and lining a wall?? I haven’t gotten my nerve up just yet, but I really want to try one!!

January 18, 2011

Tracy / January 19, 2011

I had a dental appointment this morning. I am really, really a big chicken about dental work- but, the Lord was good and things seemed to go just fine. On my way home, I stopped by the store for a few things and saw these really cute vinyl Valentine’s tablecloths for $5.00. I chose the pattern that I liked and…

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DIY- Bookmarks from Greeting Cards

Tracy / September 30, 2010

Each Monday morning, we send correspondence to friends and family. It’s a time I look forward to each week…time to connect with special people in my life. Because we send out so many letters, I usually invest in greeting cards and stationery. It’s become a habit each January…re-stocking the writing supplies. By this point in the year, we always have…

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Christmas Club- Plastic Balls?

Tracy / September 13, 2010

We are planning early for the holidays! Paul and I want to have all of our holiday purchases done by the end of October (a goal we’ve not reached for a few years now, but we’re trying again, LOL!) I thought it would be nice to host a Friday Christmas Club on the site…please feel free to join along. You…

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August Thoughts

Tracy / August 12, 2010

Our 1st Cucumber- Butternut Squash just picked from the yard- Courtney studies for the last leg of highschool- Joshua doing the same- Can you believe we have TWO children graduating this year? Where did the time go? It only feels like a dream when I remember holding Joshua in my arms each morning. His little eyes would look so sleepy…

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Just an Update

We’ve unpacked our boxes- each and every one! It’s something I never thought would happen- I’m so glad it’s done! At this point, we’re organizing our school day, creating laundry routines, and refocusing efforts on making things generally more efficient. In this area, I imagine I’ll be spending more time. These details require tweaking, as I’m sure you know. So,…

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Famiy Projects

A few things we’ve done over the last few weeks: A new tetherball set for the kiddos- Courtney votes for the FIRST time (and is now, a sitting, elected official in our county!!)- A new, simple quilt for Meredith’s first birthday- “Chia Paul”…a result of a gardening project I did with the children-