Blogmas day 24…An Arizona Christmas road trip.

The stars are brightly shining. It is the night of the dear saviors birth. O’Holy night. I had a hard time trying to figure out what to share with everyone for this Christmas eve. We didn’t get to take our yearly road trip to see the luminaries this year. This is a tradition of ours…

DIY yarn pumpkins.

Bought a bunch of Fall grab bags from a day of thrifting. Purchased 24 Styrofoam pumpkins for less then what it cost new in the stores, total cost for me was $5.In the large chain stores you pay $13 for 7 pumpkins in small bags. I’m not having fun with this inflation. But we all…

Mother’s Day gifts from the garden.

“ To be a Mother is the most beautiful blessing. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers.” Here in America we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. I thought I share with you all some inexpensive ways to gift those special ladies in your lives in celebration of their nurturing and mothering of others. It…

A tiny Spring cake made from scratch.

I decided to make a little cake for the family a couple days ago. Got out all my baking supplies, and ingredients to try my hand at an old recipe that many have made over the decades. Before there were box cake mixes our grandparents had to rely on simple ingredients in their own homes….

ASD table time crafts…DIY fresh potpourri

“ What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” Monet All those little flowers I planted a month ago are now starting to root and grow, producing all kinds of colorful pansies. Sometimes when I have a bunch of flowers I will fill a bowl with them and add some water for fresh potpourri to…

   DIY-Candy orange peels

Before I get into how my husband makes these I have to warn you, at least according to him. This recipe involves a lot of boiling and draining, so please be careful. He said “cooking this will probably kill you and while I am joking, I’m really not”. Those are his words, not mine…so please,…

Dollar day do over…upcycled coat.

This is a re-post from the past. Still waiting for my new camera so hopefully I will have some new DIY’s  to share with you all soon. I remember working on this project one raining day and how I got really creative with adding a bunch of embellishments to these little bean bags. When my…

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love.

” For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11) I love Valentines Day. I blame my Nana of course, she had me believing for many years she was born on the 14th but it was actually the 13th. Which might as well…

ASD table time crafts…pom pom sensory activities.

Remember pom poms from your childhood? My kids loved pom pom crafts. ASD (Autism spectrum disorders) children need exposure to lots of sensory play. I used to fill my kids’ sensory table with pom poms to touch and play with along with hidden objects in the tray. Sensory play stations can be filled with all…

DIY cornstarch birds.

Mother’s Day will be here in America before you know it and I thought I share with you all a fun DIY I did the other week when I made pretty little birds using play doughs that I mixed up in my kitchen. I made salt dough hearts and cornstarch birds. They are perfect as…