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Rock Hunting

Rock Hunting

We were blessed with an “Indian Summer” this fall when temperatures went back into the 70’s after being in the 50’s. The sunshine was beautiful, but I’m such a fall/cold weather person that I would have been happy just staying in the 50’s. Oh well! Since we had beautiful weather, we played outside a lot and did a homeschool hike that turned into a Halloween-rock-hiding-hike. So much fun! Did I ever tell you about the time I gave painted rocks…

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My Life Summed Up By Costumes

My Life Summed Up By Costumes

Let’s talk about Halloween costumes for a hot minute. Growing up, my mom always made our costumes. Anything we wanted to be, she would make. So, naturally, when I had children, I intended to make all of their costumes. I don’t consider it a burden because I like crafting ~ sewing, hot glue, cardboard, fabric, paint. Whatever. No biggie. Fast forward to 2020 when there’s a worldwide pandemic and it’s a huge pain to go to a craft store, wear…

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The Future of Halloween

The Future of Halloween

I was at Home Depot last night to get some drywall screws because apparently the people who hung the projector in our house thought it would be fine to just hang it from a drywall ceiling without anchoring into studs (side note: this is NOT how a heavy projector that hangs over your head should be hung!), when I came across this Halloween candy dispenser. I saw a photo circling on Facebook of a similar thing and thought it was…

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Quarantine Week 3

Quarantine Week 3

My paternal grandma, Mamaw, talked often about her time working as a riveter in the airplane factory during WWII. She really was a “Rosie the Riveter!” My grandpa served in the war and she did her part on the home front. I always listened to her stories with such interest and asked questions because it really fascinated me this whole idea of aiding in a war effort from home. It never occurred to me that I would see in my…

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Friday Family Fun Night

Friday Family Fun Night

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a rainy, dreary day here, so I thought this household could use a fun night. Our usual Friday night consists of pizza and watching a movie or playing a game, but this time I decided to jazz up game night and make a game out of choosing the games! Whoa! Here’s an easy, fun way to get everyone excited about doing family activities. **I only had 40 minutes of overlap time where both kiddos were…

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Greenery Gnome

Greenery Gnome

There’s gnome place like home this holiday season, and every home seems to be sporting a gnome! I’ll admit, I’m captivated with these little Scandinavian folklore creatures that have taken Christmas by storm. Walk into any home décor store and you’re bound to see gnome dinnerware, gnome towels, miniature and giant gnomes, stuffed gnomes, and ceramic gnomes. Look outside, and you’ll find an adorable greenery gnome, which is exactly what I’m going to teach you to make in this post!…

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Salt Pictures

Salt Pictures

The weather is getting cooler here, so we’ve been staying in a bit more. Not to say that I don’t still bundle up the kiddos and get outside, but gone are the days are spending 2+ hours at a park every afternoon. I love the cooler fall weather – long sleeve shirts, a cuddly blanket and book, steaming cups of coffee and tea….but the kids don’t quite appreciate those things like me 🙂 So, I have to be a little…

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

“Trunk or Treat” (not to be confused with “Trick or Treat”) has become as popular as the traditional begging house to house, probably because Ohio inevitably has AWFUL weather on October 31st every year. So, families start mapping out Trunk or Treat events in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The majority of the events around here are sponsored by churches, and volunteers decorate their car trunks in the parking lot and hand out candy ~ keeps the treating to…

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

It’s Halloween! Finally! I feel like this year it has drug on….and on…..and on….but that’s probably because we’ve done so many trick or treat events already. Gotta get more than one day of use out of these costumes! I thought I would dedicate this post to costumes and how to make homemade or semi-homemade costumes. Most of the time, they are easier than you think and cost waaaaay less money than big box store costumes. I can’t remember a time…

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Perler Bead Crafts

Perler Bead Crafts

My childhood came full circle again last week when we were at a friend’s house and her little girls were making perler bead crafts. Remember those tiny plastic beads that you arrange on a tiny plastic peg board and then iron so they fuse together?? It was my favorite craft in the 90’s and I remember making so many of those things and giving them to my friends at school. I’m smiling as I write this just taking a trip…

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