Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas with Grand-kids, 2013

Christmas is a special time for lots of activities, especially for children. Here's some highlights of special memories with our six grand-kids during the Christmas season of 2013...

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas - All Through the House!

I love to decorate, especially for Christmas! For the past 2 years, I have ended up with a total of 7 decorated Christmas trees and festive decorations in every room of my home. Enjoy the tour!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hard Candy "Rocks"!

This Hard Candy is delicious and easy to make by following this recipe, my tips, and photos. Making Hard Candy brings back such fond memories of family gatherings, getting together with friends, and church fund raisers. This candy also makes great gifts! Make a memory with your family and friends!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mom's "Old Fashioned" Fruitcake

This delicious fruitcake is very moist and full of flavor. The cinnamon, candied fruits, and nuts are the perfect blend that make this fruitcake a family all-time favorite!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mary's Peanut Butter Fudge

This delicious, creamy, melt-in-the-mouth, Peanut Butter Fudge Candy is easy to make by following these directions and photos. Make this delicious fudge for your family!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Honeycomb Ribbon Angel Ornament

Need a quick and easy, low-cost, ornament for your Christmas tree? This "Honeycomb Ribbon Angel Ornament" is beautiful year after year, and also works as a decoration or attached to a package. I first made this ornament at a ski resort craft class, and I have taught this craft to countless others - from First Grade to adults!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Upcycle: Over-sized Top to Shirred Tunic

Since I am always a bargain hunter, I found a rather plain, over-sized knit top on a clearance rack for $4.00. Abracadabra! Now it has been upcycled into a stylish shirred tunic! Follow my quick and easy directions and photos to create your own. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tips for Defrosting a Freezer

Do you have a freezer? I hope it is "Frost-Free"! If not, follow my "tested and approved" tips to make this dreaded but necessary job a littler easier and faster!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Substitute Teaching - Early Experiences

A former teacher once told me about early teaching experiences when she road a horse to school, and I remember thinking how "Little House In the Prairie" that sounded. Here's my memories of my first substitute teaching experience...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How to Make a Native American Indian Shirt

Here's the directions for a low-cost Native American Indian Shirt for my granddaughter's Pre-K Pow-Wow. I used decaf tea bags to dye the shirt and added Native American Indian symbols and colorful beads.