A Great Advent Calendar Idea

Advent is a special time of year for our family. We mark the coming of Christ each evening with the lighting of a candle and a blessing. But as important as those family traditions are, there’s a less religious tradition our children look forward to all year long: The advent calendar!! Each day they open…

How to Offer Forgiveness

Whether you believe in God, the bible, or not, forgiving others allows us to live a whole life. If we hold onto anger, pain, and bitterness it festers and consumes us. But forgiving isn’t easy. It takes much  more than saying the words, “I forgive” to truly let go of a grudge, especially when it’s deep,…

Hello August!

How time flies, July is almost over. For me it’s pretty much done, I work the next couple nights so I won’t even be able to enjoy the last few days of the month. That only leaves August for our summer and we’re definitely taking advantage of it! Coming off of two vacations only spaced…

Introducing Keeper

“Keeper” is a forest fairy who protects her baby, and the garden she lives in, until it is time for her baby’s birth. I spent many hours wrapping, and sometimes unwrapping, wire to create the look I wanted. I used a steel rod for her spine, it sticks out about 18inches below to stabilize her in the…

All in a day

As a follow up from yesterday post here is a somewhat typical post nightshift day in our house. I got home from work around 6:30 am, by the time I walked the dog and got ready for bed I was climbing under the covers right around 7. Noon. A little boy is poking me with…