Category: Decorating

Posted in Christmas Decorating

Dehydrated Orange Garland

It is no secret that I love Christmas time. I love the decorating, the smells, the fireplace and seeing my kids’ faces on Christmas morning. I love going to the church services t our church and sharing our animals with the Nativity. You can create this homemade little bit of decorations very easily. You need a few oranges, a knife…

Posted in 2018 Advent December Advent Calendar Decorating Just Being Family

2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 15, Decorate

Luke 1:14 – He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, I know that changing things up always makes me feel more in the spirit of things. Some years can be harder for some of us to decorate. It could be losing a loved one or even tight for cash.  We…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Decorating homeschooling Kids scrapbooking Using Scrapbook Supplies

Cricut Explore Air 2 – Game Changer for our homeschool and other projects

I have always been a crafter, but most of that has gone the wayside with 7 kids in the house and working, homesteading, etc. And not wanting to scrapbook and see all of the memories of Breckin. That was way too hard in the beginning of the grieving process. Pictures are coming out, Albums are being put together and memories…

Posted in Crafts and more Crafts Decorating Getting Organized

Repurpose old lockers – Honor Him wall saying

I found an amazing find at a yard sale (if you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am a closet-case yard saler! It is my way of escaping for a little while on Friday mornings with my mom and clearing my head of kid stuff for a little while. Having Larry off on…

Posted in Bedrooms Challenges Decorating Getting Organized Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activity – Repurpose old furniture

Poor Shelby… Her room in our home doesn’t have a closet. I am assuming that it was meant to be an office, but, she decided when we moved into this house 3 years ago that she wanted that room. We found the next best thing… a “yard-sale” dresser can EASILY be converted into a wardrobe! And we even painted it…

Posted in Bedrooms Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Decorating Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activities – Chalkboard wall

Leave a message for your kids every day, or every week or every month. A chalkboard wall or message center is the perfect spot to do that! . One of the highlights that the kids love in our home is the many chalkboard walls that we have. I have a full wall in my office and then there are stripes…

Posted in 2010 Advent Calendar December Advent Calendar Decorating Just Being Family

December 2010 Advent – December 20th – Finish up your decorating

Because we wait until after El’s birthday on the 16th to do our inside decorating, it takes a while to get everything up. We put up all of our Santa collection (My grandmother collected these before she passed away – our family ended up with a handful of that collection to add to for our own to put out every…

Posted in 2010 Advent Calendar Crafts December Advent Calendar Decorating

December 2010 Advent – December 15th – Beautify an existing decoration

Our move this last year was rough on some of  my decorations. I had several wreaths in a big bag and they got crushed. Larry told me to just throw them away and start fresh… I am SO glad that I didn’t. I picked up a few $1 sets of flowers (poinsettias and some snow covered pine) at the craft…

Posted in 2010 Advent Calendar December Advent Calendar Decorating Just Being Family

December 2010 Advent – December 4th – Are your lights up?

In our family, we like to put up lights around the house and decorate outside. (We don’t put up a tree until December 17th or later because we wait until after El’s birthday to keep both occasions separate.) I love to add lights to the house because not only does it give a “warm” feeling when you drive up to…

Posted in 2010 Advent Calendar Crafts Crafts and more Crafts December Advent Calendar Decorating

December 2010 Advent – December 1st – Glitter Pine Cones

We have a tradition in our family to do an activity every day of December for advent. Last night at cub scouts, I lead the boys in creating some crafts. (I am so thankful that Larry and Jen and Jason were there to help along with Karen – one of the moms and Bruce & Joanne – two of the…

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Thankful jars just in time for Thanksgiving

November to me represents everything that I am thankful for. The leaves are changing colors, fall is HERE! Time to start baking, and using those apple sauces and canned foods that we worked so hard to create over the summer. I love pumpkin and cranberries with a touch of cloves and cinnamon. This year, I am thankful that we are…

Posted in Bedrooms Crafts Decorating Just Being Family Time to Create

updated decor – Family Pillows

School is officially out for me!! WOOHOO!!! I just added a NEW listing on my Etsy shop: Family Pillows – I have my own set in my entry hall on my antique bench.