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Natural Dye Easter Eggs!

I LOVE finding interesting articles online. THANKS AUNT DONNA for sending this to me! This article was on What’s cooking America. Every year we use different items like the follow list to dye our eggs. Looking forward to the weekend to do it again. 🙂 As most of you know, Elwyn…

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Essential Oil Tuesday –Homemade Bath Salt – Ooooh so relaxing

Having  8 kids in this house, means that mom needs a “retreat” every once in a while…. While, they still bang on the bathroom door while I am taking my relaxing baths (and that could be Tall Man when he is trying to escape from the kids too! LOL), I…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Making “Ouchie” Bags

Making “OUCHIE” bags filled with rice or wheat is something that anyone could use. These are also called “heating bags”, wheat heating bags, rice heating bags, etc. My daughter, Elwyn, LOVES making these now that she learned how to use the sewing machine. {THANK YOU 4-H!!} We love homeschooled kids…

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Welcome to 2011 – Back to school

It always amazes me how fast time flies. It’s 2011. How did that happen? Lar had 17 days off in December (love when he actually uses vacation time) then he was called in 4 times over that period. So, we got part of our vacation or rather our staycation. It…

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December 2010 Advent – December 18th – Visit a local Christmas Activity

Our Scout family put together an AWESOME display at the Home-town Christmas. Each of the Cubbies created ornaments for the tree.We cut out camping diecuts and glittered pine cones. We used rope as garland and even made a tree topper of pinecones (my mom got on a kick while helping…

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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…

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December 2010 Advent – December 10th – Paper Nativity

I have been looking all over for fun activities to do with the kiddoes and I came across this post on   http://catholicicing.blogspot.com/ and on Tip Junkie. I was SO excited to see it. I had to share with you!!! A printable 3-D Nativity to make with toilet paper rolls….

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December 2010 Advent – December 9th – Make a gift for someone else today

Time to start (or finish) making gift for Christmas time. Shelby is working on gifts for people in her youth group and was going through my book of ideas when she came across these. So, I thought that I would post them. Shrinky Dink Earrings You will need the following…

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December 2010 Advent – December 7th – Make a Nativity Popsicle stick play

Happy Pearl Harbor Day! Remember our fallen soldiers today!!! This was an item that I created LAST December and I wanted to share with all of my faithful readers again. Make sure that you follow our blog or enter your email address in at the upper right to get our…

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December 2010 Advent – December 5th – Creating an Advent Calendar at home

There are so many things that are important to me – God, my family, my friends, my health, my happiness. When it comes to happiness, I always laugh at what other people deem in that category. To be rich does not make you happy. Here are some FRUGAL ways to…

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December 2010 Advent – December 3rd – Hot Chocolate Night!

HOT COCOA NIGHT – Make some homemade Hot Cocoa and enjoy a bit of snuggle time. Found a yummy recipe online at http://www.allfreecrafts.com/giftinajar/hot-chocolate.shtml A popular jar mix that is easy enough for children to prepare as Christmas gifts for their teacher, babysitter or grandma. This recipe also makes a lovely…

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December 2010 Advent – December 2nd – Color advent pages

Take time to color with your kids. You wouldn’t imagine the “bonding” that you will have with you kids just by sitting down and coloring with with them. We have laughing and giggling, we have singing and storytelling – all from spending time together coloring. Make sure to get out…

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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…

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Boxes for our AMAZING Troops

Every year for the last… well more than I can count on 2 hands, my dad has packed up and sent boxes to local boys overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. We all work together, writing letters, purchasing goodies (although my dad does 98% of this). We also take time to…

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Turkey Handprints – craft for Thanksgiving

This is such a FUN and EASY Thanksgiving project. You need construction paper – brown, orange, red and yellow, glue sticks, a pencil, a black marker and a pair of scissors. Trace your hand one time on each of the red, yellow and orange papers and cut them out. Cut…

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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…

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fall crayon leaf art

Looking for some fun fall activities for the kids? This is a FUN and EASY project, These look fabulous in your windows for fall. What you need: crayons wax paper (2 equal sizes sheets) leaves butter knife or crayon sharpener 2 cloth diapers or old kitchen towels iron Take your…

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T-Shirt Scarf?

Now, I do admit that I am creative… but after seeing this on not one but TWO of my favorite sites, I had to try it for myself.  This was SUPER EASY! (both Cut Out and Keep and Kevin & Amanda) I went to Goodwill and found 4 shirts with…

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Where do I get my “Creative Juices”?

I have been asked SO MANY TIMES… Where do I get my inspiration? Most of the time, I see items whether online or at a store, I find a way for me to recreate it. I do have a handful of books that I use often for ideas and inspiration….

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chore charts on our wall

Getting 5 kids organized has been “interesting”. I painted 5 clipboards with chalkboard paint and added kids names and ribbons to them. On the wall they go with a weekly chore list (made in excel) printed and added to them. You will need the following: wooden clipboards (These are sold…

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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.