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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Brothers Playing Basketball

Why I Don’t Want to Have Fuzzy Memories About the Hard Days of Parenting

One day last year my daughter Julia had a doctor’s appointment. I had picked the big kids up from school and drove all four of them, along with Janna who hadn’t taken a nap, to town. I mistakenly thought that the doctor’s office wouldn’t be very busy and that we wouldn’t have to wait long. It wasn’t until we… 

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Allergy-Free Pancake Recipe

{Allergy-Free} Pancake Recipe

When my ten year old was only four we found out about his food allergies. This meant that I had to learn a whole new way of cooking. Joshua has been worth every effort I have put forth, especially when I see how far he has come in the last 6 years with both his… 

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Snowy Sunrise

What I’m Into {February 2015}

February kind of flew by thanks to it being a short month coupled with the fact that we had a bunch of snow days near the end. We had made it all winter without any snow days and then on President’s day it seemed like winter had officially started just when we were beginning to think about spring. I love… 

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Letter C Preschool Activities-Blessings Overflowing

Letter C Preschool Activities

It has been several months since I last posted any alphabet preschool activities. I started strong in the fall with letter A and letter B posts and then I stopped. The main reason I quit posting alphabet ideas was because I found the job of going through all of my old posts too tedious for… 

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Mom's Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Recipe

My birthday was last week and my mom made me my very own pecan pie. It was so good that I may have eaten the whole thing by myself, spread out over several days of course. She probably wanted me to share it. Oh, well. Anyway, my mom makes the best pecan pie and usually makes it… 

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Heat Therapy Rice Bags

Heat Therapy Rice Bag Tutorial

I have been making heat therapy rice bags for several years. They are simple to sew and make great gifts. They are perfect for aches, pains, and even cold feet. If you would like to make these heat therapy rice bags follow the instructions below. Supplies Needed Fleece Fabric Cotton Fabric Rotary Cutter & Mat Ruler… 

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Stevia Sweet Tea

Stevia Sweet Tea (Sugar-Free)

My husband loves sweet tea. He grew up drinking his grandma’s sweet tea which was very sweet (sugar induced coma sweet). I made sweet tea with sugar for many years and, while mine was quite sweet, it still wasn’t as sweet as hers. I didn’t mind making sweet tea for my husband because I thought it had… 

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