Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

Even with a kit in hand, many of you can attest that building a gingerbread house can be a frustrating and tear evoking task, especially when the kids are eagerly waiting to adorn it with editable windows and sugar-covered roofs. Through the years (and trial and error) I came up with a tear-free solution to building our beautiful brown baked houses, and it all comes down to planning.

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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“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


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    Winter Momentos at the Quarter-Acre Wood

    Spring was in the air this weekend, and we actually did a bit of trout fishing and yard work out in the wonderful sunny weather; we even had burgers and ice cream for dinner last night (looks like some bodies are jonesin’ for spring). But before winter is completely a thing of the past I thought I would share some photos from our last snow storm at the Quarter-Acre Wood. I’ll miss all the birds flocking to our feeders, but it’s almost time to reclaim the deck for humankind, a few potted plants and the occasional nesting feathered friend. Until then, please enjoy these momentos of winter. . .  As usual,…

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