25 Family Fun Easter Recipes & Crafts

Fun Family Easter Crafts and Recipes

With less than a week left before Easter arrives, we’ve been searching for delicious and fun ways to spend some of our Spring break together. From orange rolls to book page bunting and Bunny tails to Easter cheese balls – here is a list of 25 great recipe and craft ideas for a very hoppy […]

Wordless Wednesday – She can do it herself! #ww

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So, these photos are super blurry, but I had to share Grandbaby’s silliness. She was such a cutie last Sunday! Instead of using her spoon to eat her peaches, she was scooping them into her mouth with her plate. She caught Gramma giggling at her and thought that was pretty funny, too. We had such […]

Fun Finds // Upcycling with glass DIY project ideas

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We always seem to have a ton of glass bottles around here! From wine bottles to sauce bottles , light bulbs and empty candle jars – what in the world can you do with them instead of just tossing them into the trash? This Upcycling With Glass Infographic from Terrys Fabrics is a great starting point for recycling glass […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Grandbaby Smiles #ww

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Our granddaughter is growing and growing! When she comes for visits on Sundays, her favorite activity is following her aunt around the house. If aunt goes into her room – grand baby will try to follow, or she’ll pound on aunt’s door until she is allowed to enter. She loves looking at her aunt’s posters […]

Throwback Thursday : Cousins #tbt

best cousins - throwback thursday

I may have shared this photo on the blog before, but it is one of my favorites, so here it is again! This is the perfect Throwback Thursday photo of my cousin and I! I’m fairly certain we were wearing our Gramma and Grampa’s coats, hats, earmuffs and gloves and just being plain silly. I […]

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to share one, if not weekly, then at least once a month.  I adore this photo of my Dad and I with the giant green dinosaur statue […]

Wordless Wednesday – Winter Landscape #ww

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The cold and snow can be truly beautiful. This was on the way home from picking my daughter up from drama club practice last night. The snowy landscape and setting sun reminded me to look for the beauty in things, even when I feel like I am too tired to care. I have hope for […]

First Two Weeks of February #fmsphotoaday

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I may have failed miserably with keeping up with the photo a day Instagram meme in January, but I’ve been good about remembering in February! I’ve only missed two days so far and I am really enjoying sharing my daily photos. So much so that I think I’ll do a biweekly recap of what I’ve […]

Twenty Years Ago – A Look Back

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While searching for some photos to add to a new collage frame the other day, I ran across this old photo. Calling it “old” is strange — I call photos old when I refer to my Grandparents, or my cousins and I when were little kids. This photo though, is a photo that just doesn’t […]

Wordless Wednesday – Blue Sky Blue Jay #ww

blue jay on a tree in pennsylvania winter

Note: D’oh! I just realized that today is Tuesday — not Wednesday! Oh dear, I need more coffee! Oh well, I’m leaving the post up =) Happy Tuesday all! The Blue Jays have been having a grand time at our bird feeder this week! With the cold temps, we’ve tried to keep it full for […]

Excuse me while I obsess over building a computer and frozen water pipes

build your own computer

You may or may not have noticed that I have been mostly absent from the blog since well before the holiday season. What started out as a short hiatus from the blog, to enjoy spending time with the kids and family over break, ended up turning into an “I’ll just take one more day off, […]

Wordless Wednesday – Baby’s Baby #ww

second christmas one year old

Christmas might be long over, but I had to share these two photos of our granddaughter opening her big baby doll! She just loved her first doll from Gramma and Grampa! It was so sweet when she gave her baby a big hug and smooch after freeing her from the wrapping paper! I hope you […]