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-…

May Updates and Favorite blogger posts.

“ You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it” Unknown Oh May!…what a month this was. I understand why the term Mayday represents a international distress call. Wow, did I open up with you all this month or what? I posted a couple difficult blogs that were very personal to…

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…

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…

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…

A day with Deer from the past to present.

A few months ago my family asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I just could not think of anything. When you get to a certain age, if you want something you just get it yourself or the gifts you want are more about experiences and living things…not stuff or material items. So…