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…

A 3 hour tour-road trip time

It takes about 6 hours from our front door to drive to the ocean; it is something my husband and I joke about if we ever decide to sell our home in this desert city…only 6 hours from the beach is how we will advertise it. Yes, if we move, that’s probably where we will…

A week of photos

A few months back I used to follow a blogger on wordpress that would do a weekly photo post of her family and I really miss that. One day she was just gone, no longer blogging, which I have heard sometimes happens. Anyway it was fun seeing her weekly black and white photos of her…

Repost-On a country road again

Finally made it up north. The only free day we had was Easter, so our Easter morning this year was a beautiful country road trip through Arizona and the wildflowers were out in full force. The snow storms and rain everyone had over the Winter months ended up making our little part of the world…

Repost-Road trip time

Had to check up on the little red house for the day and as always it was a beautiful drive. How blessed the people are that get to live here. It is what I imagine living in a postcard would feel like. Went to visit the town pond, at least that is what I call…

Repost-Easter Traditions & Decorations

It’s that time of year again, my favorite time…Spring. I have been very busy preparing Easter decorations. One of the best places for holiday supplies is any dollar store…just be careful you don’t turn it into the hundred dollar store….so bring a list. I picked up several flowers, ribbon, wreaths and a little rag bunny…

Chicken update…we got names.

Guess our chickens are French. My daughter decided to give them all French names but what she didn’t realize is that her father had already named a couple of the chicks before her. So here they are along with their personalities.   Bouffi (Puffy) – Seems to be the ringleader of them all. Even when…

A baby pony at our little red house.

Early one morning while we were all sleeping in from a hard day of working like crazy remolding our little red house up north there was a knock on our back door. I am sure there were several knocks before I woke up to check and see who was there. I remember stumbling out of…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 8

  Milk jug ornaments   Supplies needed: Clean and empty plastic milk jug Scissors Mod podge or water down Elmer’s glue Assorted accessories like buttons. Stickers, sequins Puffy paints-any color Ribbon Hole punch Permanent markers (optional) This one is another really easy craft and it is all about recycling so that’s a bonus. Just cut…

Update on the chicks

I know, I know… I told everyone not to name those chicks, so my daughter came up with a solution, she decided to give them a name as a group “ A nick name mom” she tried explaining to me, which is Chicklits, you know, like the gum. Oh, I hate this when we all…