12 days of Christmas crafts…day 2-beaded wreath ornaments.

  Supplies needed: Assorted green beads, any style will do. Glue Pipe cleaners any color Red ribbon or twine for a tiny bow Assorted decorations like tiny flowers and pom poms. This is one of the easiest ornaments to make and it is great for helping teach your kids fine motor skills. First start stringing…

12 Days of Christmas crafts…day 1 straw crosses

Supplies needed:   Clean straw (perfect for all of us chicken owners) Glue Embroidery thread-assorted colors Sewing needle Scissors Assorted colors of mini pom poms   You don’t need a whole lot of money or supplies to make up these colorful ornaments and if you live on a farm or own chickens you should have…

Dollar day do over- wooden block snowmen

Picked up a bag of blocks on my dollar day shopping trip at our local thrift store here in the city. Took them home and painted them white to create a whimsical snowmen arrangement with them. I decoupage scraps of fabric to the blocks. Then added buttons. Remember I have a ton of buttons to…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…

DEC 9TH-Second hand shopping at the children’s home

If you are ever out here in Arizona and you just happen to be one of those people that love old things, then you shouldn’t miss stopping at the Sunshine Acres children’s home. It’s way out in Mesa, and I always love stopping off here when I am ever in that part of our state….

 Another Arizona adventure- a walk to the High Trail.

  On December 1st, my family and I decided it would be a ton of fun to go exploring. During the Winter months in certain areas of our state we all go hiking to make up for not having a white Christmas. If we want snow we just head up to the high country here…

DIY from the forest

This was another one of my favorite post to write. I am always out in nature seeing things that would make cute little items to decorate my home with. Christmas is the perfect time for these types of crafts. Hope you all enjoy this old post and you all get a chance to go out…

 Sunshine Blogger award

Oh my goodness, I’ve been nominated for another award. I can’t believe it. It makes me so happy just to get visits and likes now and then but then an award shows up too…so sweet. Thank you Popsicle society, for nominating me. Please, if you haven’t checked out her site yet, then head on over…

Sugar cookie cutouts

We are not finished with our Christmas just yet and a Christmas without cookies just isn’t right. So I got out all my cookie supplies to make the family some of their favorites, with sugar cookies being at the top of that list. To get started you will need: 1/3 cup of shortening ½ cup…

   DIY- Cinnamon ornaments from Christmas past.

When my kids were in Kindergarten (before we decided to homeschool) they came home during the holidays with the most adorable little handmade ornaments that smelled wonderful. Covered in paint and glitter, their ornaments filled our home with the smells of Christmas that year. Tied to these little ornaments was the recipe on how to…