Tag: Decorating

Posted in Christmas Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

Simmering Potpourri

If you want, you can throw in a few black tea bags and use this as a chai tea base too. Strain and mix with milk.  These are the days that I really love my woodstove. Not only does it heat my house with little effort, but it also works as a stovetop for heating water, simmering soup and even potpourri….

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 Breads & Desserts cookies In my kitchen

Decorating Sugar Cookies

So many of my     homeschooling moms amaze me with all of their talents, one of them being my friend JenB. She has been professionally decorating cookies for a while and I CAN SAY WOWWIE! I love looking at her work. They are mini-pieces of art on a glorious little morsel of cookie. Some of them are almost too beautiful…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

The smell of fall – simmering potpourri

I love having a wood stove. I grew up with them at my parent’s house as well. When Larry and I looked for a stove to have put into our home (Yes, our huge house only had “fake” heating  fireplaces – Propane burning ones and a chimney for a pellet stove.) We had to get something in that was more…

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 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…

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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 create your own advent calendar for the holidays. For about…

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…

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.

Posted in Bedrooms Decorating Getting Organized Just Being Family

Before & After – Dressers

With 5 children, we budget a TON. I refuse to purchase furniture new with the kiddoes either. Yard Sales 100% for their rooms. last Friday, I picked up these 2 semi matching dressers at an estate sale for $10 each. (Then went to Ace Hardware here in Chino and matched pink paint to their pillowcase. So they went from THIS:…