20 Crafts You Can Make for $10 or Less

Looking for an inexpensive project? A couple weeks ago I shared with you these clever over-sized felt flowers as part of a Crafty Hangouts...more

Freezer Meals: Mexican Lasagna

For so long I’ve pinned and pined over posts featuring freezer meals. I don’t know a mother who wouldn’t want to approach every evening with an answer to that age old question, “What’s for dinner?” Many times I’ve decided I’m going to give it a try. I make out the grocery list and try to set aside an afternoon to do the prep work, but my plans fall through, something else comes up, or I just get lazy ....more

To Be Simple

I've spent the last few nights looking over my calendar and to-do lists, questioning what I want to put my energies into and what I need to let go ....more

Grandparent’s Day Gift Idea: Personalized Magnets and Cards

The first Sunday after Labor Day is a special day; it’s National Grandparent’s Day! I’m so thankful to have parents who are active in my kids’ lives and having a day to show our gratitude is a great excuse to craft! Hopefully this time I’ll remember when the day comes and get these cards delivered ....more

Almond Snickerdoodles

I know this is going to come as a shock but I haven’t made snickerdoodles in over 10 years. Maybe I made one patch too many as a teenager. Maybe I just don’t like the sugary crumbs I get on my hands when I eat them ....more

Felt Flower Wall Art

Who doesn’t love a challenge? This week 20 bloggers and I were put to the test by Consumer Crafts (who sponsored and provided supplies for this post) to create basic craft, kid’s craft, and jewelry projects with one caveat, each had to cost under $10. Keeping it within the budget was easy, perusing Consumer Crafts and trying to decide what to create…that was the hard part! ...more

A Lesson on Homeschooling Styles

Out of the many homeschooling questions I get the hardest ones to answer are those concerning curriculum. There are a number of different teaching styles out there and finding the one that works for you and your family can be an intimidating task. Making the decision to homeschool is in and of itself likely to kick up self-doubt ....more

Back to School: 25 Teacher’s Gift Ideas

Second to parents, teachers have a profound influence their students and like parents, they set out to mold young minds into responsible, conscientious citizens. For that they deserve a token of our gratitude from time to time!...more

Back to School: 25 Snacks & Lunchbox Ideas

When I was in school I couldn’t wait for pizza day in the school cafeteria, unfortunately that was the only thing I looked forward to! A lot has changed since then and I’m always encouraged when I read stories about the healthy, wholesome foods being served to kids today. If you’re little ones are still at home, homeschooled, or prefer to pack their own lunch, there is bound to be a new recipe or snack idea below you can add to your repertoire ....more

Back to School: 30 Crafts, Activities, and Organization Projects

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is the ability to set your own schedule. Next week we will begin our 2014-2015 school year. It’ll be slow going at first as we ease back into things but in a few weeks we'll be humming along like a well-oiled machine ....more