Holiday Joy

We got a little snow last week, which is a rare treat around here these days. Well, a treat if you don’t have to drive in it. Last year, we didn’t get any snow, so our one snow day was a pretty big deal for my 4-year-old. I love the way snow quiets things. You …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

There is a local family that goes all out with their Christmas decorations every year. Santa frequently stops by to pose for DIY photos, and they even have a snow making machine installed on the side of their house. They also collect for the NW Harvest food drive every year. Every where you look is …

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tree with lantern

That’s one way to light a tree

Christmas tree decorated with lanterns

baby shoe ornament

How to make baby shoe ornaments

When Gem grew out of her first baby shoes, I couldn’t bear to get rid of them. I wanted to keep them, but I didn’t want them just tucked away in a box for decades either. I didn’t know what to do with them until we started putting up our Christmas tree. Now, they are …

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The Spirit of Christmas

The spirit of Christmas is strong with my child.  She was so concerned that there was no present for Grandma under the tree, that she set about to rectify the situation. It’s worth noting that Grandma lives in Alaska, and there were no plans for her to visit us for Christmas, my little girl just …

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