Ladybug craft

Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: I think housecleaning is a waste of time. I have several friends and family members who really enjoy it, and I cannot tell you how much I admire them. I wish I could get inside their minds for just a bit and see what they’re thinking about while they do it. There’s a trick there […]

June 17, 2013

Easter treat

Celebrations, Food

Confession: I never saw much point in jellybeans. The only ones I ever truly liked were the Buttered Popcorn variety from Jelly Belly. But their chief virtue lay in how much they tasted like something else. Sigh. Still, when I found a poem* justifying their existence, I decided to share it with my Sunday school […]

February 24, 2013

Denim redemption

Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: My boys go through blue jeans like most people go through Kleenex. Before I was a mom, I thought denim was one of the more durable fabrics. I am rethinking this. I’m considering starting a new trend: patches on knees. I’m not sure it would go over well, but it would be worth a […]

February 20, 2013

Cross purposes

Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: I don’t believe in praying that God would arrange the world around my private needs, but at times my philosophies and prayers fly mingled out the car window. (You wouldn’t think that the car window would be open in February, but I assure you that at times it is. It’s better than the resident […]

February 17, 2013

Valentine chocolate spoons

Celebrations, Food

Confession: I love chocolate. Warm, melting chocolate–doubly so. Here’s a sweet suggestion for a child’s Valentine; needless to say, not original with me. Valentine’s Day is a lover’s holiday. But sometimes it’s fun to make the day special for little people. Do you share crafts or treats with children this time of year?

February 8, 2013