Block Party 101

We bought our first house when our boys were six months old and a little over two years old. It was a cute little house in a quiet neighborhood. Our plans were to establish ourselves in the community and after a few more years, relocate to a bigger house, perhaps out...

Grab-n-Go Snack Mix

We have a joke in our family. If you want a grocery item to go out of production, just have my kiddos fall in love with it. We have had more favorite food items go off the market than I think is statistically possible. Of course, these items were ones that made...

Treasured Messages to Dad

  Among photos of grandchildren, mission trips, and other accomplishments that my Dad has hung in his office is the paper wall hanging I gave him when I was 9 years old. It reads: Dear Dad, Thank you for my food, thank you for my clothes, thank you for my horse....

Kathy’s Quick Fix Tortillas

I love easy-to-make recipes! My schedule is quite busy and I often need quick meals that I don’t have to think too hard about. I’m happy when I can find one that I can leave in the crockpot on the “warm” setting so my husband and son can help themselves when I’m away...

Tips From the Laundry Gestapo

Back in January my friend Jen Spiegel wrote an article for this site on how to transform an old T-shirt into a scarf.  It’s a super cute idea, but it turns out that her creativity was born out of her, um, lack of laundry skills. In my family I was once referred to as...

DIY Double Whammy

DIY Double Whammy Ooooh lucky you!! Today I am going to give you a double whammy DIY!! What? Two? Could it be? Oh yes it could! I’d love to show you how to take a plain wooden ‘thingy’ (yes this is the technical term here because I don’t know where to find another one...