Garden Update 5-20-15

{Garden Update} Everything Is Growing

Last week I shared with you that I had (mostly) finished planting our garden. This week I am happy to report that our garden is really starting to take off. We received a lot of rain over the weekend which, combined with warm temperatures, helped our garden grow. We are experiencing a cold snap today… 

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Garden Update 5-13-15

{Garden Update} The Garden Has Been Planted

Last week I started planting my garden and I am almost finished. Some of the seeds I planted have started to sprout and I am excited at the prospect of having fresh produce from our garden again. The picture above is what my garden looks like right now. Here is what it looked like as… 

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For You Are All One in Christ Jesus

We’re All in This Together

On Friday morning, after Janna and I dropped the big kids off at school, we headed to town to get some more plants for our garden. At the first place we stopped we bought a few things and then headed out to our vehicle. I let Janna climb in through the back after taking this… 

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Flying a Kite April 2015

What I’m Into {April 2015}

Another month is coming to an end. April kept us busy with Easter, a birthday party, and other fun times with family and friends. Here’s what I was into in April. My Family The days are getting longer, the grass is green, there are flowers popping up everywhere, and the trees have leafed out. I think… 

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Pampering Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Tags

Pampering Gift in a Jar (with Free Printable Tags)

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching I wanted to share a simple, clutter-free gift idea that would be perfect for a mom, friend, or anyone. It doesn’t even have to be a Mother’s Day gift but would work for a birthday or just because. The pampering gift in a jar pictured above was what I made… 

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Letter D Preschool Activities

Letter D Preschool Activities

Today I want to share some of the letter D crafts Janna completed a few months ago along with links to all of the posts I have shared through the years pertaining to the letter D. This duck made from a capital D turned out so cute. Janna loves to paint so I let her… 

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Cooking for a Crowd Pasta Night

Cooking for a Crowd: Pasta Night

Last month I had the privilege of cooking a meal for my daughter’s high school choir before one of their dress rehearsal’s for the musical they performed. I chose to serve pasta and it was so much fun, especially because the kids were genuinely appreciative of the food. I enlisted the help of my mom… 

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A Simple Way to Get Control of Your Laundry

A Simple Way to Get Control of Your Laundry

Two weeks ago my parents came over to visit. The kids had just come home from school, I had been busy with some web design projects, there were dirty dishes in my sink, the back porch where they entered was a mess of coats and snow pants, and there were piles of laundry in my living… 

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How to Make a Rainbow Cake with Homemade Food Coloring

How to Make a Rainbow Cake with Homemade Food Coloring

Last week my baby girl turned 4. How is that even possible? And, can I even call her a baby anymore? From the first time I told you all that I was expecting to now, the years have flown by. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that Janna has four busy… 

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Ribbon Embellished T-Shirts Tutorial

Ribbon Embellished T-Shirts

Using ribbon to embellish a T-shirt an take a plain shirt and give it a completely different look. Follow this tutorial to find out how.For my niece’s birthday last month I made her a skirt and shirt to wear to her birthday party. I shared my tutorial for the skirt, but I thought you might… 

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Bike Ride March 2015

What I’m Into {March 2015}

March came in with a roar in the form of a whole bunch of snow, and it went out as gentle as a lamb in the form of sunny, warm weather. It was a busy month, but we also had a chance to spend some time just relaxing at home. Overall, it was a really good… 

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Elastic Waist Skirt with Contrasting Hem Tutorial

Elastic Waist Skirt with Contrasting Hem Tutorial

My niece turned four earlier this month and I again had the pleasure of making her birthday outfit. I have made her outfit each year and it has always been fun trying to make something that goes with the theme my sister-in-law has chosen. 1st Birthday: Sock Monkey Skirt 2nd Birthday: Minnie Mouse Dress 3rd… 

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Psalm 56-3

When I Am Afraid I Will Trust in You

Today was a rainy day with some patchy fog. I had to make several trips to various places, including picking my oldest up from dress rehearsal tonight. I left the house at 8:30 p.m. because I wanted to give myself plenty of time to get to the school by 9:00 p.m. when rehearsal was supposed to… 

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