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 […]




Friday, June 21st, 2013

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 […]




Monday, December 20th, 2010

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 […]




Sunday, December 5th, 2010

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 […]




Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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 & […]




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