Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood


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    I’m finally home from an eight-day trek across South Dakota with my husband and son and I can’t wait to share all the details of our quintessential family vacation. It was a perfect getaway for our four year old and fabulous for mom and dad too. We only stopped at “boring” places a few times along the way, and judging by the little guy’s level of engagement, they couldn’t have been that tedious. While I’m eager to share the entire itinerary with you, it will have to wait, because I promptly put on my VBS director hat and my MOMS Club president hat this week and will be hosting a…

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    Since we are in the throes of Vacation Bible School prep, I decided to pull out one of my favorite VBS posts from my first days of blogging and repost it here today. I think it’s just awfully clever (yes, I say so myself) and has proven very useful. This  post was first published on August 6, 2013. Okay, so it’s not often that I have a completely original idea, so here’s one for the books. . . or the blog, or however the saying must go in today’s electronic age. It’s not like it’s an earth shattering discovery or anything, but it sure did make last week’s VBS painting projects…

  • Craftiness

    Rainy Day Caterpillar Craft

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