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May 28

May 28, 2015

May 28

May 28, 2015

A Great Father’s Day Gift Idea

This is a great Father’s Day gift idea from Growing  Book by Book. I have used this idea before and I’d love to make it a tradition! Please like & share:

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May 24

May 24, 2015

May 21

May 21, 2015

Bridal Photographer for a Day

When my youngest daughter got married, to save money we decided to do a lot of the work ourselves.  We had planned and shopped and put together all of the invitations, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, decorations, wedding favors,  attendant gifts, the hair and makeup for all of the bridesmaids, the cake, etc.  It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work and sometimes it was a little stressful.  The food and dresses were done by professionals and…

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May 18

May 18, 2015

Critters in the Garden

One day a few years ago, I found a water snake in my garden pond. It just happened to be about two weeks after my teenage son Mike lost his pet corn snake in our house. It was such a surprise!  At first I thought it was my son’s snake (we never did find that one) but upon closer examination I realized it wasn’t.  I ran inside all excited and rallied my husband and sons outside to witness the surprise…

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May 14

May 14, 2015

May 13

May 13, 2015

Family Breakfasts at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Every Sunday morning, my four older sisters and I, and our spouses, go out to breakfast and we’ve been doing it for a good number of years now. Most of the time, we go to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. We started the tradition when our dad became elderly. It was a great way for us to spend time with him as well as to get him out of the house for an enjoyable time. So originally, it was my…

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May 7

May 7, 2015

My Guest Post on Holistic Mama – “My Sisters”

My Very First Guest Post  @ Laura over at Holistic Mama is hosting a really fun series called “Celebrating Sisters” in honor of her sister that she lost.  I am honored to have been a guest writer on her blog.  You can check out this fun series and read all of the posts, including my post, “My Sisters” here on her blog –   Please like & share:

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May 7

May 7, 2015

Stop Annoying Posts! – Part Two

Are You Tolerant of the Posts of Others?   A lot of people out there in “Social Media Land” get annoyed with the posts of other people.  I know, ‘cause they write annoying posts about how they are annoyed!  I consider myself to be a tolerant person and therefore I try to react positively to the things other people post. These are some things to think about and remember when you come across that next annoying post.  This is Part…

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May 6

May 6, 2015

May 5

May 5, 2015

Felt Roadway Pattern

Free Printable! – Felt Roadway Pattern

Felt Roadway Pattern My grandkids love playing with this roadway I made out of felt. They play with it for hours, arranging the road pieces into different patterns and driving their toy cars on them.  It’s the perfect size for Matchbox Cars, Hot Wheels and Legos. You can get a free printable pattern to make a roadway out of felt for your little ones. Felt Roadway Pattern DOWNLOAD Here’s What You’ll need: Printable Pattern 10-20 Pieces of Black Felt (I like…

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May 4

May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Plaque

Mother’s Day Plaque

This unique and personal plaque makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I made these for my three sisters using a photo of our mom and one of each of our grandmothers. I looked up “poems about mothers” on the Internet and found this one by Washington Irving. What you’ll need: A wooden plaque from the craft store Wood Stain Shellac Modge Podge Glue Stick Photo(s) of the mom(s) your plaque will feature A poem or quote about mothers 1 Sheet…

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May 1

May 1, 2015

DIY Soaps

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – DIY Luxury Soaps

    These beautiful luxury soaps look and smell great.  They make excellent gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays or any special occasion, really. I love making them and choosing the scents and colors. I like to add herbs and spices for a special touch. What You’ll Need: Brick of Soap from the craft Store. Eventually I’d like to make my own soap from scratch but since I’m just starting out I’ve been using the premade bricks of soap. Soap molds….

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