The Littlest Christmas Tree

This week for Things in My House Thursday, I am sharing with you my little Christmas Tree: I made it in first grade, and it’s one of my oldest hand-made things.  It’s made of a pinecone set into an aerosol lid filled with plaster.  The gold macaroni adorning the base are falling off, and the […]

Personal Hymns for your Kids

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll recall my disillusionment with much of modern church music.  However, I love hymns. When I was a child, I don’t recall feeling all that fond of hymns.  I remember, when we would sing one with a lot of verses, hoping the leader would call for us to omit a […]

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 […]