To be a father.

“ A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham Just wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to all those men out there who father and mentor children of all ages. And an especially big THANK YOU to my…

Dollar day decorating for the holidays.

Happy December everyone Hope you all enjoy this repost from last year. This week will be some of my favorite post from last year. Posts that I had a ton of fun writing and sharing with you all. Hope you are all out having a ton of fun decorating, cooking and fun with family and…

Arizona is closed-

Well not really but parts of it is. A couple of weeks ago when we drove up to check on Our Little Red House we were surprised to see closure signs everywhere where happy families used to be camping and out enjoying our woods. It was really sad seeing this on our drive up. It…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Chicken update…we got names.

Guess our chickens are French. My daughter decided to give them all French names but what she didn’t realize is that her father had already named a couple of the chicks before her. So here they are along with their personalities.   Bouffi (Puffy) – Seems to be the ringleader of them all. Even when…

Snowed in and rainy day DIY peg people.

This is a little project my kids and I did one time up at the little red house years ago. I packed up a bag of little wooden peg people, some yarn, fabric, and paints. Knowing there was a storm headed our way that weekend I figure we could paint away while the world outside…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 11

  Mini gift box ornaments   Supplies needed: Package of tiny gifts (at dollar stores and craft stores) you can also use little Styrofoam cubes. Glue gun or tacky glue Baker’s string or embroidery floss Pretty paper Scrap fabric   Step 1- rewrap gifts in fabric or paper you like. Step 2- Once wrapped you…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 7

Toothpick ornaments   Supplies needed: Old Christmas cards or Christmas themed cardstock Glue Scissors Assorted Christmas themed accessories Brown acrylic paint (optional) Step 1- pick out a card you would like to cut up and use as a back ground, then draw out a house shape and cut out shape. Step 2- glue toothpicks around…

Update on the chicks

I know, I know… I told everyone not to name those chicks, so my daughter came up with a solution, she decided to give them a name as a group “ A nick name mom” she tried explaining to me, which is Chicklits, you know, like the gum. Oh, I hate this when we all…