Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

-Shira Tamir


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    Cards & Crops

    Snow Day Sketch Challenge

    At the last-minute (and probably because my craft room is considerably cleaner than it was this morning) I decided to play along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but I also promised to take my son to the movies on this cold snow day, so I’m going to keep this brief. I used Echo Park’s Tis the Season collection kit to create this simple but cute card and added the wooden star and some twine to finish off the look. Of course I inked my edges as usual, and popped up the sentiment for a bit of interest. I think it’s basic but cute, and I can’t wait to…

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    This & That

    Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

    Along with a new year came the fulfillment of a fun family tradition here at The Three-Acre Wood — the eating of the gingerbread! As my boys commenced with the destruction and consuming of a weeks old gingerbread house (good thing we have dental insurance) I couldn’t help but think I should have written this post sooner rather than later, but as I’ve poured through so many plights of gingerbread making sob stories across social media I decided late is better than never. Maybe you will find your way back here before you embark on your next gingerbread building adventure. We started building gingerbread houses, trains and other things several years…

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    Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks — More Christmas Window Boxes

    This time of year I usually get lots of visitors to my Christmas Window Boxes post from four years ago, so I decided to create an updated version full of new inspiration just in time for this holiday season. Never mind that I still haven’t decorated my own boxes this year, but my son and I did take a walk in the woods this morning to collect evergreen branches so it shouldn’t be long now. If you’re still looking for a fun, elegant, natural or whimsical look for your windows, I think these creative ideas will be a good place to start.

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