Christmas Decorating:
Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I took one look at this photo and realized I should never have given away my cute bunnies (don't worry, they weren't real bunnies. I mean fake ones). Somewhere along the way, I determined that bunnies weren't happening for me. We put them on our … ** Read more **

Feeling Behind Before You Even Begin?
Six Strategies to Make The Holidays Sane

I have a confession to make. Shhh ... I'm not ready for Christmas. This is not really a new phenomenon for me, not being ready for a holiday (remember my house just before Thanksgiving last year?). I think it is my new trend. I almost feel like I am … ** Read more **

20 Days Left Until Christmas
Help Us Mr. Linky!

Hi friends! How are you? Have I told you lately how how much I appreciate all of your comments? I've been out of town this past week and without reliable internet, trying to settle some of the details of our move (like that pesky detail of WHERE we … ** Read more **

Reinventing Christmas (and a giveaway!)

Since my family is undergoing so many changes involved with moving this month, we are rethinking how we "do" Christmas. We've had to let relatives know things won't be the same this year and we are thinking of ways to make Christmas special for our … ** Read more **

Easy Plate Monogram Project
(and a giveaway)

This week I wanted to show you a couple of simple projects my kids and I have made together recently. I'll show you one today and the other one next time. My daughter and I found some cute thick black and white cardboard letters covered in cloth at … ** Read more **

Freedom from Stuff:
5 Tips to Restore Order

I am finally peeking my head back into blogland as I write this! Greetings! I took a couple of days off to focus on my upcoming move (in case you missed the news, we are moving to Washington next month to start a church). I've really been dragging … ** Read more **