January 2012

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It’s another sunny and beautiful day here.  A decent couple of snows would be welcome anytime so it would feel like winter.  It has hardly been cold enough to use the wood burning stove.  I savor the time we have to sit in front of the fire to read, sew, craft, chat, play games.  I

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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With a new year beginning, I like to take a look at what we are using for our homeschool curriculum.  For me, it’s good to do this every few months just to make sure that what I chose for the year is still working and heading us in the direction of the goals we want

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People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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This time of year gets me giddy for crafting and now that we actually have some beautiful snow on the ground the creating is in full force.  Before I get started on gifts for next Christmas this is how I’m spending my quiet moments: On the needles:  Inspired after visiting with a dear friend and

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In my recent post Simple and Frugal Ways to be Green, I mentioned how I wanted to start collecting supplies to put together a box of reusable party supplies.  Really the only time I have been buying disposable plates, cups and silverware has been for birthday parties.  Now I will no longer even need to

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Lilly loves all things flowers and pretty so I had a feeling she would love this little project too.  We picked out some very inexpensive flowers(some rang up at 1c!!) at Michael’s as well as a package of metal hair clips.  I cut the stems off up as close to the flower as I could

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So I had intentions of posting a separate list of my faith and spiritual goals.  In another God-incidence, Father gave a homily this past Sunday on the importance of “getting right with God” in our new year’s resolutions.  How no matter what other plans we make, the ones that involve our relationship with Jesus are

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.