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Wild Violets are in Bloom!

 Ah, glorious spring! I have wild violets popping up all over my lawn today. I love these plants. They're so pretty. And while they are technically classified as weeds, the leaves have medicinal properties! ...more

Make Your Own Seed Starters

Do you grow vegetables in your garden in the summer?  If not, you should... it is an easy way to save money on your grocery bill!  And if you do plant vegetables, you can save even more money if you start your plants from seeds instead of buying the already started plants. ...more

Keep the Faith

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?   My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.   For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes....more

There were too many trees in the Forest

I woke up to something rather unusual this morning....... sunshine, that's bloody what. After weeks of grey cloud and rain, it was fabulous to finally get my share of the big warm yellow thing that normally hangs around in Australia and California. I immediately hatched up a plan. It involved being outdoors and playing with gadgets, so it was almost as good as a 'Hot and Spicy' pizza from Dominos. Yep, I decided I was going to take my new Canon S95 to nearby Bernwood Forest to play with the settings. ...more

Book Review: Little Green Dresses


Kid Birthday Party Ideas

Just had a bday party for our daughter and did a Kokeshi Doll themed party including painting wood dolls. Posted pics and how-tos on our blog

Homemade Laundry Detergent: It works!!

A couple days ago I started reading about making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener. So I decided, after some research, that this would be a really good way to save some money around the house.......more

Getting Crafty for Easter - A DIY Wreath You'll Hop For!

its really fun to make crafts on special occasions, the kids will also love to help. more

Springtime Pinwheel Activity

We are ready for Spring!  The weather is still a little drab here, but we put coats and jackets on to go out and play with pinwheels today.  If you want to make a pinwheel, see my new pinwheel patterns--it will make the craft super easy!  This is a great craft to do with your preschoolers to teach about pattern-making and shapes.  Click the pic to see more!...more

A Simple Spring Celebration

Yesterday was the first day of spring!  Hooray!  Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children?  I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother).  But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration!  And what better why to celebrate than with a craft?  Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes.  This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you already have at home.   We create...more