A First Birthday

Can you believe our Evie is already a year old? I can’t. It seems like she’s hardly been here long enough to be celebrating a birthday. Then again, it seems like she’s been here forever. Evie has been walking for quite a little while, but always a bit cautiously. This week, she’s thrown caution to […]

Make: A Latch-Hooked Rag Rug

July ’15 Update: My latch-hooked pillow took a first place at the county fair!  Our Homemakers Club was scheduled to have a lesson on rag rugs this month. Not a one of us has ever made a rag rug, but we were all game to try! I crocheted a rag rug recently, and very much […]

Little Living Room Make Over

I’ve finally had enough. Actually, I’d had enough last week, so I placed an order, but then it snowed, and we don’t do snow too well in these semi-Southern climes, so the packages were delayed, and delayed, and delayed some more. Finally, FedEx was able to hike some boxes down the driveway, though we haven’t […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

] {Pretty} is this photograph! I just love it in so many ways. I love it most of all because this is February, but it was over 60° on Saturday. We took advantage by going to the park! {Happy} The children had a wonderful time splashing in the creeks in the park. And we found […]

Sunday Sharing

Hey, there! I saw this on facebook this week and it totally cracked me up. Alas, I was all alone in my mirth, for there were no other children of the eighties handy when I found it. So, I’m sharing with you! Aren’t you lucky? 🙂 Here are some other good reads from around the […]

The Family Fun Jar

I have this jar – a beer stein, actually, from our years in Germany – that I keep on a handy shelf.  I use it to collect spare change lying around in the bottoms of purses or on nightstands or desks.  I’ve been collecting our pocket change like this for maybe twelve years now.  Every […]

Getting the Laundry Done

Not very glamorous, but somebody has to do it, right?  And everybody likes clean undies!  Well, most people like clean undies.  My people seem to think clean undies are maybe not quite clean enough?  I don’t know.  I actually find them stuffed behind sofa cushions, tucked between books on the shelf, or jammed into the […]

And the Winner Is…

Michelle! I’ll be sending you an email shortly, Michelle, and figuring out how to get your prize to you. 🙂 I want you all to know that I prayed for each and every one of you at Mass this morning. I was genuinely touched by all of your stories and wished I could buy you […]