A visit to a city library

Oh summer time in good old Phoenix Arizona, it sure does drag when you are stuck inside because it is just too hot to do much. Then the kids get bored and stir crazy. When my kids got bored when they were little we would head to the library down town. They loved being downtown…

YouTube baking – Chocolate cupcakes

“The secret ingredient is Love, it’s always Love.” YouTube picked out a fun one for me this time…chocolate cake, YUMS! That’s all I can say, this is yummy you guys. This two and four ingredient cooking is right up my alley. I am actually having fun with cooking. This is what you need: 4 eggs…

DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Been so busy this year and so far behind with everything that I didn’t really have time to design any new Christmas in July projects. We still celebrated though by spending the day in a small Arizona town shopping for early Christmas gifts at the Antique stores. This is just a fun little tradition of…

 Family fun day paper crafts-milk carton barn.

“Every time you sit down to eat…thank a farmer.” Hey everyone. Only two more paper crafts for the summer are left. I can’t believe how fast the summer is going. This craft is a little more complicated but you can simplify it by not adding little barn doors or a hay loft window. Supplies needed-…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Okay, here it is…finally. Once again I got caught up in things with life and forgot to post this re-post from last year. I just glanced over this post and it took me back to that time and I realized that the summer cold I was writing about down below turned out to be a…

June updates and favorite bloggers.

“Do not judge by appearances, a rich heart may be under a poor coat” —  Scottish Proverb Alright, this is a little intense. The months are really going by too fast. Whats up with that anyway? Have you noticed that lately. If this keeps up the years will fly by and I will be 100 years…

Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

Friday Family fun paper crafts- star garland

4th of July is just around the corner here in our country. Thought it would be fun to do a patriotic themed craft for this week. The supplies for this craft don’t include nature but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and create this easy craft out in nature. When my kids were little and…

 DIY- Mini cacti pots

There are babies everywhere in my garden right now, cacti that is. One early morning while I was out watering my garden and making sure the wild birds and bees had food and water I noticed there were all kinds of baby cacti everywhere. I thought how cute it would be to decorate some tiny…

 To be a father.

“ A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham Just wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to all those men out there who father and mentor children of all ages. And an especially big THANK YOU to my…