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Lessons from 2012

Lessons from 2012

It's that time of year again. Source: 25.media.tumblr.com via FrouFruGal on Pinterest   I love that I have my blog as record of some of the things I've done this year. Since I've only managed to produce 44 posts this year, there are obviously a lot of things that went on this Continue reading



The Man Tree

The Man Tree

Last week I told you the story of The Girl Tree and how that became a tradition in our home. This year, I started a new tradition. The MAN tree. See, every year when Ryley and I would decorate the Girl Tree, Hubs and the boys would often grumble and say, “Why don’t we have Boy tree? We’re going to Continue reading



Duck® Tape the Halls for Christmas

Duck® Tape the Halls for Christmas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have checked out my Project Page, you may have seen where I made Hub's a box of Man Candy and some Duck® Tape roses for Valentine's Day.     If you are a Continue reading



Girl Tree

Girl Tree

Many years ago, my daughter, Ryley, was feeling outnumbered by all the boys in our home. She was drowning in the sea of testosterone that flows through our home and that year she’d had enough. I can’t totally remember now, but I’m thinking she was in seventh grade. That Christmas, I got the idea Continue reading



End of the Year Project Wrap Up

End of the Year Project Wrap Up

I have been a very busy lady, but you wouldn’t know it from how silent I’ve been. I’d thought about doing an end of the year wrap up to recap all the projects I’ve done throughout the year. However, you can just click over to my Projects Page to see all my projects. Instead, I thought I’d show you Continue reading



Christmas Bulbs

Christmas Bulbs

I’ve been making some new ornaments this year. It all started with a trip to Goodwill where I found 2 gallon baggies full of plastic Christmas bulbs for $1.50 each. Hoo Doggie, these bulbs have seen better days! I figured I could spruce them up a bit. There are about 50 bulbs in each bag, making Continue reading



New Life to an Old Nativity

New Life to an Old Nativity

 Many years ago, my Mom made a beautiful ceramic nativity scene. Each piece was lovingly painted, glazed and then fired. It took her weeks to make and when she was done, we had this truly special Nativity. Over the years, we were rough and, sadly, it did not survive seven children, but I have wanted Continue reading



A Little Old, A Little New Christmas Wreath

A Little Old, A Little New Christmas Wreath

I'm having a blue Christmas.Well, in a way, that is. While I am missing my Baby Girl right now and can't wait for her to come home from school and play with me, I'm only partly doing the Elvis thing.I love how Martina crashed Elvis' party there! You go, Girl.My Blue Christmas isn't about missing my Continue reading