Easter Egg Surprise DIY

I love a good surprise. When I think of big surprises, my mind doesn’t wander much further than the biggest one of all – a rolled-away stone from an empty tomb. Despite all the ways Jesus tried to tell his believers his resurrection was going to happen, when the women...

Homemade Bath Bomb Fizzies

We are that family. We are the ones who love to plan and dream and peruse Pinterest for great crafting ideas, especially ideas for making gifts for family, friends, neighbors, and teachers. Long before Pinterest, I saved pages and pages ripped from magazines and...

Quick and Easy Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers

It’s almost Christmas, and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Perhaps there’s a party coming up to which you’ve been asked to bring an appetizer to share. It’s possible you are a bit worn out from all the fa la la, so what can you make that’s quick and easy...

Quick and Easy Risotto

This time of year equals all things warm, cozy, and hearty to keep us sane during winter in Minnesota. Although the weather has been mild so far, I am looking for healthy, easy meals that last more than one dinner because–let’s get real–momma wants to get...

DIY: Family Thankfulness Journal

I’ve always been amazed how the day is glossed over. Sandwiched between the picked-over shelves of leftover costumes and candy no one will ever eat and the jingle bells of Christmas trees, Thanksgiving receives absolutely no fanfare. If retail stores are the gauge for...

How Do You Like Them Apples?

How do you like them apples? This is a phrase my dad used to say when dishing out a punishment or while watching me live out a natural consequence. Today I say…I like them MANY ways! When apples are in abundance during this beautiful time of year, I love trying out...