Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

Shopping at a Scandinavian festival.

Every year we all try to visit the Scandinavian festival. I love shopping for Christmas decor items. I love telling my children stories of what it was like at Christmas time in my Swedish family. They always laugh at my stories. When my grandfather came here from Uppsala he spoke 5 languages but English wasn’t…

ASD table time crafts- Cutting skills.

This month’s project is all about cutting skills. Because Autism spectrum disorder covers different levels, depending on where someone is on the spectrum, they may have really great fine motor skills, where someone else may not. For children who have trouble with scissors and early cutting skills they have squeeze scissors that help get them…

   Happy December everyone.

  This year I thought I try to post something everyday until December 24th. Kind of like a blogging advent calendar of sorts. Most of these post are pre-scheduled this month, especially the last two weeks. We love going out to events during this time of year so hopefully I will share some of those…

November updates and favorite bloggers for the month.

“ Those who stand for nothing, fall for everything.” Alexander Hamilton Again, a month has flown by. Now we are really going to see how fast everything goes by because Christmas and the holiday seasons are upon us. These next few weeks are so much fun that when we blink, it will be over. I…

DIY-mini felted acorns.

I never was able to find anything that resembled an acorn during my last hunt for nature’s art supplies while up north. I had a lot of fun searching though. Even though I didn’t find anything that looked like acorns I knew I had a stash of some I found a year ago on one…

 Happy Thanksgiving.

May the good things in life be yours in abundance that stay with you all year. Have a beautiful thanksgiving day from all of us at Our Little Red house.        

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

Grow the Gratitude Tag, Day 7

Rachel over at Rachel and fierce started up a Grow the Gratitude tag. Thank you Rachel for including me in such a great idea. We do need some positive out there in the world right now. Check out Rachel’s site and her post on her family. You have a beautiful family and I love how…