Monthly Archives: May 2013

Anna Welcomes Her New Brother

Nope, no surprise pregnancies here, but I’m a proud mama all the same!  Today Anna helped unpack her brand new Brother sewing machine!  It was a combination Christmas-Birthday gift from Gramma and it’s a hit.  How could it not be?  … Continue reading

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Tulip Festival 2013

It turned out to be the perfect day to visit Dow’s Lake and take in the tulip beds as part of this year’s Tulip Festival.

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Kids Can: Draw String Pouches and Donuts

A while ago I started teaching my kidlets how to hand sew.  This is something that they seem to enjoy but it often gets pushed to the back burner.  Recently, Anna found some kids sewing books at the library and … Continue reading

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A “Short” Day

When I went to get my Small Fry dressed for the day yesterday, I realized that I had forgotten to do laundry and that the little one only owns 2 pairs of shorts so far this year.  Bit of a … Continue reading

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Tried It: Easy Strawberry Cheesecake

I went searching for Watkins products when I was last shopping in the states after reading about Joy’s Root Beer Float Meringues over at My Country Manse in March.  I found imitation strawberry extract and imitation raspberry extract.  The raspberry … Continue reading

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Jammers for Summer Jammies

I used some lightweight gingham to whip up 4 pairs of jammer length pjs for the kidlets for this (amazing!) warm weather we’ve been getting.  This also so much faster with my new Singer serger, Susan.  Finishing the seam allowances … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself: Maple Caramel Popcorn

What You Need: generous 15-16 cups of popped popcorn (remove all unpopped kernels) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup maple syrup (get the real stuff — Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth just aren’t going to cut … Continue reading

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