Holy Rollers

Yesterday in my online news reading, I came across this story about a Detroit church.  Sunday featured a sermon on “God’s Bailout Plan”, and the altar was adorned with 3 SUVs. Just as I was rolling my eyes at this, the thought occurred to me:  I could see something similar happening at my church. Background:  […]

Menu Plan Monday: Peppermint Bark

It’s the time of the year for making Christmas candy, and since my girls are 7, 9, and 11, they’re old enough to want to help.  However, they’re young enough that I don’t want to get into anything too complex with them. This peppermint bark is the answer!  It’s basically impossible to screw up, and […]

Do you ever get tired …

… of being the mature one?  As a conservative, I sure do. This morning I read about Deborah Lawrence, an artist who was chosen for the honor of creating an ornament for the White House tree.  She used that opportunity to make an ornament with text referring to impeaching President Bush.  Very mature, Deborah.  Enjoy […]

Build-a-Bear Rudolph

  Today I’m  featuring Rudolph, who my 7-year-old received a few years ago: She had a special bond with Rudolph from the beginning.  She likes to sleep with him: He lives in the basement with the Christmas stuff most of the year, but I find she will frequently sneak downstairs and bring him up.  He’s […]

Free Wax Paper Alternative

  Today, just what you need:  a free wax paper alternative.  Now, I know that wax paper probably isn’t a big expense to you.  But in these perilous financial times, I figure we can use all the help we can get. When you finish a box of cereal, save the liner bag inside.  Make sure […]

Menu Plan Monday

Please join me in the kitchen for Menu Plan Monday!  It’s a three-day cooking week here because of the holiday, so I thought it would be a good time to start.  It strikes me as a bit humorous that I would do this, because I don’t enjoy cooking, but with a family of five, it’s […]

The Thanksgiving Table Tradition

Several years ago, my mom started the Thanksgiving table tradition with my sisters and me.  She gave each of us pilgrim boy and girl figurines, and a table (actually the bottom of a Velveeta box, upside down).  She made a tablecloth for the table and gave us each a food miniature.  Each year, she gives […]