Gifts Kids Can Make

Gifts Kids Can Make

There are lots of reasons to make gifts for your holiday gift giving. Sometimes you can save money, I say sometimes because sometimes you can also spend way too much on fabric or other supplies. What? Is that just me?Making gifts means you can create something just for the person you are giving the gift to. You can make it in their favorite … [Continue]

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags - Another simple, but fun way to use washi tape!

Do you like to make gifts? Every year I always start our holiday planning with some lofty goals. Actually, those usually start right after Christmas, when I start with my "Next year, I'm going to work on Christmas throughout the year so I don't get overwhelmed" mantra.Does it happen? So far, no. But I am not dissuaded from making those grand … [Continue]

More Books About Birds

Books About Birds - A book list all about birds!

Remember when I said I had even more bird books on the way from the library? Well, now you get to hear more about them. We enjoyed these, too. I think we will be moving on to another subject though. Mama would like to read about something new.More Books About BirdsYou Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Illustrated … [Continue]

Easy Washi Tape Craft – Thank You Card

Easy Washi Tape Craft: Thank You Card

I recently discovered the joy of shopping for washi tape. There are SO many designs and colors, it is amazing. I have curated quite the collection with more on the horizon...hey, just being honest.With this new-found craft supply, I have been busy creating all the washi tape crafts I can think of. Washi tape goes far, let me tell you. I've … [Continue]

Beef and Bean Dip – Frugal Family Dinner

Beef and Bean Dip Recipe - A Frugal Family Dinner

This beef and bean dip is a favorite around here when the weather gets cooler. Fall is making its presence known around here right now and thus, this frugal family dinner has made an appearance on our meal plan a couple times already.Ok, so part of that is because I needed to make it so I could take photos of it for the blog. And I might have … [Continue]

Beginner Sewing Resources For Adults

Sewing Resources for Adult Beginners - Learn to sew!

My top posts here on the blog are consistently the sewing tutorial round-ups. People seem to love these, but I noticed a lot of comments about learning to sew from those sharing and commenting on the posts, and in emails.I taught a hand sewing class at our homeschool co-op a few years ago and the book I used for that could actually be used for … [Continue]

DIY Ladybug Bunting – Simple Craft Project

DIY Ladybug Bunting - Simple Sewing Craft

If I had to sum my crafting style up in just one word, it would be simple. I love to create, but long projects are just not in my realm of realistic these days. I much prefer the crafts I can complete in one or two sittings than those I have to get out and put away multiple times.This little DIY ladybug bunting fits that bill very well. In … [Continue]

Preparing for Homeschooling Middle School and Beyond

Preparing for Homeschooling Middle School & Beyond

If it tells you anything about how much I was stressing over homeschooling beyond elementary school, I started this post in 2014. My oldest was entering 6th grade and I was kind of panicking because, well, middle school is right before high school and high school is slightly (very) intimidating to me.At least, it was at the time. I'm not so … [Continue]