Fresh Faces in the Blogosphere #1

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.

I have been trying to think up a way to help other new bloggers get the word out about their blogs (and have them help me get the word out about mine). That’s how I came up with the Fresh Faces idea. Each week I will post a linky tool where newbie bloggers (aka bloggers […]

2012: Year in Review

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
Image © Graphics Factory.com

At this time of year, everyone is setting goals for the next year, but I think before I do that I’d like to look back at 2012 and see how I did. Personal:  I lost 18lbs in 2012! I had gained 30lbs with the last two pregnancies, so I still have some work to do. […]

Saturday Top 5 Laughs – Blog Hop

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
boy lassos dog

  A Blog Hop is when different blogs write on the same topic and then link up so that the readers can jump from blog to blog reading the topics. I found a Blog Hop today over at The Mommyhood Chronicles called a Saturday Top 5 Laughs…and since there’s always something funny going on around […]

Kid Craft: New Year Banner

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
new year banner

I publicly said that I would do a craft with my kids each week…and the very first week snuck up on me! LOL BUT I was able to pull it out and make something that my kids think is kind of cute! Happy New Year Banner Supplies Needed: construction paper scissors cardboard pencil marker hole […]

Gluten-Free Tortillas

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
gluten-free tortilla

I LOVE tortillas! I’ve lived in TX for 18 years (my whole adult life). I eat tortillas every day. I cannot/will not live without them! Back story: After years of having low blood sugar, about a year ago my blood sugar was actually starting to get high and in the pre-diabetic range. I’d seen a […]

Wordless Wednesday

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
dog christmas

 

Using Gel Medium to Transfer Pictures to Wood

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
picture transer to wood

This is another Pinterest find! This lady shows how to use gel medium, which I found at Hobby Lobby, to transfer a picture to a piece of wood. Check it out! So I thought, “That looks easy enough. I’ll give it a try!” I found a 9″ x 12″ piece of wood, some gel medium, […]

Crafts for Kids

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
messy desk

If you know me, then you know that I LOVE to get crafty! I’m always trying something new with my Silhouette Cameo or painting something or paper crafts. BUT… I am not one to let my kids get crafty (so I just claim that they don’t like it). It makes a mess! They whine and […]

Adoption: What Comes Next?

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
great wall of china

Adoption is a long, emotional road. If you’ve checked our Adoption Timeline then you kind of know where we are in the process, but maybe not exactly where we go from here. The Paper Chase This week we had our Biometrics (fingerprints) taken at the local USCIS (immigration) application center. It was a very quick, […]

Abacus, Abacus, Abacus

This article may include a provided product or affiliate link. See bottom of post for full details.
abacusformath

No, those aren’t some magic words to make something appear! An abacus is an ancient kind of “calculator” that can be used to teach math skills such as counting, number patterns, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I recently purchased a math curriculum for Connor that suggested that we use an abacus…so I thought “Why not?” […]