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-Pumpkin seed ornaments

Went way back for this one, can’t believe how many posts I have on here. I remember these early days of blogging and I am still figuring it all out, plus I have a new computer now and everything is different. I will not even go into the frustrations with learning new programs, still having…

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…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

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…

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…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…

Out of my closet…I’m a craft hoarder part 1

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how many craft supplies I actually have. My husband and kids are always telling me I have a Michaels store in the back guest room but I always laugh it off and tell myself, “no I don’t”. Then this expert organizer showed up one morning on our morning news…