Cross Stitch Initials Ornaments

One of my favorite traditions at Christmas time is to make an ornament for each of my children.  Originally we purchased ornaments each year, but over the last couple of years I’ve switched to giving them handmade ornaments, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back.  I love the idea of these little bits of love moving on with my […]

Simple Thank You Cards

In the days leading up to Christmas, I try to have a fun activity planned for each day.  It helps build up the anticipation, while also releasing a little of the excitement that threatens to overwhelm my kids at each and every moment. One of my favorite ways to spend time before the big day is making Thank You cards […]

Our Christmas Break Morning Time Plans

While we are technically on a school break for the next couple of weeks, we still have an unofficial Morning Time routine.  We love sitting down together in the mornings to read just for fun and my kids go a little crazy without that time. So we often continue with the tradition even on break weeks, and especially around Christmas […]

Maker Gift Guide

Do you have an artist or maker in your life? You’d like to buy them a gift, but don’t really know what they’d like?  Here’s a list of my tried and true suggestions.  These are things I use day in and day out and I absolutely love them.  I wouldn’t recommend them, otherwise. Membership to an instructive Class/ Website: My […]

What I’ve Been Reading Lately, the Reading Slump Edition

I’m not sure whether it’s been caused by sleepless nights with a newborn or the busy-ness of the season, but I’ve found myself in a reading slump lately.  While I’ve got plenty of ideas of books to read and even several checked out from the library, I have been struggling to actually finish books lately.  I’m shocked to see so […]

Rainbow Baby Quilt

In the last stages of my pregnancy with Edith, I was having severe problems with carpal tunnel and couldn’t work very long on my usual projects of choice. I could only handle knitting and intricate drawing for a few minutes at a time before my hands became painfully numb.  So, obviously, another kind of project was needed (I can’t just […]