I Lived in the Projects and Didn’t Know It

“Oh I didn’t realize you grew up in the projects!” my husband says the first time I bring him to visit my grandmother, who has lived in the same housing complex for the 40 years she's lived in this country. Apparently “cooperative housing” is a fancy term for "the projects", but I have always thought it was a perfectly normal place to live out my rudimentary years in this country....more

2016 Projects

If you couldn't tell, I love projects! I'm really into memory keeping, photography, and journaling my thoughts. I'm a sucker for projects that help me do these things. Check out my current projects:...more

Holiday-themed Crochet projects

Having lived in a 1-bedroom condo for 7 years, I haven't really had any room for a Christmas tree or proper Christmas decorations. Now that my husband and I just moved to a house that has 2 extra bedrooms - you can just imagine how my wheels start turning when it comes to the holidays this year. We finally would have room for a tree and all of these Christmas knick knacks you could think of! So knowing this, I've started thinking of Christmas projects I could tackle before the holiday season comes along. My goal is to make most (if not all) of the Christmas ornaments on our tree....more

Nearly Miraculous Daily Habit

Allot Fifteen Minutes a Day to Your ProjectIf I could actually make you do stuff, the first thing I would get you to do is to spend fifteen minutes each and every day working on your project.As it happens, you are the agent of change in your life, and I can’t really make you do anything.But I strongly urge you to make this daily commitment to your project....more

Food related weekend Projects that will make your week so much easier!

There are so many things to do in the kitchen sometimes that it can get overwhelming. I normally try to plan ahead and I find myself coming up with all of these little chores and hacks that will make my life easier. The second I slip during the week, I tend to rush towards the nearest fast food place so it helps to have things in order. Here are easy weekend projects that you can do to make your week just a little easier. 1. Roast Red peppers & keep in fridge (in a ziploc back with a bit of oil)...more

Spring Break- A Project a Day

Instead of long travel or sticking to regular routine, for this spring break we're spending time together exploring history with borrowed museum artifacts, photography by putting together a camera, art with a box full of new materials, story with audio stories even we grownups look forward to hearing, and of course nature and the vastness in our backyard. ...more

Make Models of Atoms & Molecules With Kids!

February 27, 2014 Sometimes homeschooling is like a water molecule: 2 atoms of information bonded to 1 atom of “don’t spend too much time worrying about kids remembering every detail…” Even if they are young, kids tend to have a natural curiosity of the world around them, and a love of science is easy to nurture....more

DIY Dining Room Curtains

This particular project is not new - I just haven't documented it here yet. (Summer's fault).Our dining room curtains in all their glory!...more

Pressing Moments

Days pass, the hours and minutes diabolically fluid, unconcerned by things like consistency. They sometimes stretch impossibly, then other times disappear without warning. I tell myself I should buy sparklers but when I look up, I’m late for jack-o-lanterns. We talked about Disney World, but they were too young, now we are in a sprint to beat the imminent disdain for princesses....more

Pet Projects & Summer's End

Emily Wenstrom | Read more at Creative Juicer | Follow me on TwitterSummer is officially over.I guess I I still have the school calendar hard-wired in my brain, but summer always seems like a time for something great. The weather is beautiful, the days are longer. All that sunshine just does something to me....more
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