One hymn that speaks to my soul is “All Creatures of our God and King.” I love the flowing movement of the music, the simple majesty of the words, and most of all, I love the Alleluia refrain. If you don’t know this beautiful tune, listen here. In honor of this tune and the Easter holiday, […]
Our kids were so excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They weren’t old enough to expect candy and cards, but they knew it was a day about love. They were excited to spread kindness and love to their friends and family! A few weeks ago, we bought felt envelopes at Hobby Lobby to get into the […]
Pinterest and Front Door Decor. Just like chocolate and marshmallow. Or cheese and crackers. They just go together! Every house has a front door, but not every house has a door that is decorate-able. Our front door has a metal screen door, so hanging things on the outside is hard. For years I’ve hung wreaths […]
As I’ve mentioned before, we are remodeling our home’s kitchen and back family room. What a learning process! The goal for the remodel is to remove all the 1980s memorabilia and update our home into a clean, white, traditional look. This includes lots of painting, wood trim changes, cabinet upgrades, and flooring changes. The family […]
This year, our kids are old enough to understand the story of Easter, Jesus Christ, and Resurrection. I’m excited to use some of the family friendly Easter tips found here too. I really wanted to incorporate the religious message of Easter into our decorations this year, so along with our bunnies, Easter eggs, and flowers, […]
I think this is the easiest banner craft I’ve done with the kids. Granted, you’ll have to look past the characters’ blue faces, but I think their pictures are sweet. To make this banner, I simply found a bunch of pictures on Google Images and printed them off. After the kids were finished coloring, I […]
Since we were trapped indoors because of rain, we made crafts this morning. To honor the upcoming celebration of Thanksgiving, I wanted to decorate both fireplace mantles. The living room has the more formal banner that simply says “Thankful.” The family room has the kids’ inspired banner made of turkeys! (Is it a banner or […]
Now that it is finally October, I feel justified in decorating for the fall season. We already have eaten the pumpkin Oreos, the pumpkin muffin bars, and purchased our apple spice Scentsy wax. I even have my Fall hairstyle! But the Texas weather continued to stay hot and humid. I can always rationalize eating holiday […]
My kids love to draw pictures, so this afternoon we created bunny pictures! First, I printed a bunny template onto different colored papers. Then I let the kids draw on half of the bunnies, while I made a banner out of the other papers. Once I had the banner strung, I added little […]
Johnny is building me a bookcase. Not just any bookcase, but an entire wall length floor to ceiling bookcase. He’s pretty incredible. Below are just some pictures to update everyone about this project. Enjoy! marking lines for the peg holes allowing for movement on the adjustable shelves My handsome builder! Years […]
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