Repurposed Wood Tree DIY

Things are busy around here and I’m barely getting time to blog! ūüôĀ Hopefully the consistency will come back in time…like when the baby is sleeping through the night and our transition from 3 to 4 kids is more complete. If you’re reading this blog post, THANK YOU! I know that you are busy with […]

Celebrating Advent with Kids: DIY and Readings

A guest post by Andrea Doornbos Advent means “coming,” it’s when Christians anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ. I grew up celebrating Advent; every night before we ate dinner we would do a short Advent reading and light the Advent candles. For those of you not familiar with how it works, here is a quick […]

Spirit Bows

When my daughter did a cheer-leading camp as part of her local elementary school, she had the excitement of cheering at the upcoming Friday night football game with the “real cheerleaders.” Well, bless her little heart, she was beside herself with excitement. Being the good, middle class, mini-van-driving, Patagonia-wearing mother that I am, I wanted […]

Sharpie and Canvas Craft

A guest post by Holly Dwyer, mama to three adorable boys and crafter extraordinare We sang Fernando Ortega’s “Give Me Jesus” at church¬†this Sunday. It’s such a beautiful, simple song…one of my favorites. I wanted to have those words in my morning devo spot. Step 1: I¬†started by painting a small 4×4 canvas with a […]

Easy Boys Belt

My son’s wardrobe is a bit of an afterthought. Mostly because he doesn’t care at all about what he is wearing. In fact, he’d rather wear nothing…and certainly does not want to be dressed in things that would prevent him from getting dirty. During my change of season closet organization, I discovered that a lot […]


Silhouettes. Thank goodness for spell check…I would have never figured out how to spell that word. Basically, I love them. They’re sweet, they invoke a by-gone era and they are so easy to do! What a great way to mark points of time in your kids’ life.¬† Perhaps a new back-to-school tradition could include updated […]