It’s time for A Time to Keep again – this time for the sassy month of June! Summer is in the air with kids itching to get out of school, gardens fully underway and so many ideas for the coming season. There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time to Keep: June 2015”
A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month! Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again. There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”
Every homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year. It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth. Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours! Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions”
This is a plug for family traditions. We’re not Catholic but we love the humble holiday of Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday). We pull out all the stops and experience pancake maker magic – you can, too! We’re sharing it here for our third installment of Hot Breakfast Month! Continue reading “Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day”
We have a tradition in our family. Each year, at Christmas, we set out three beautifully wrapped packages. And we never open them. Continue reading “Share the Gift”
Are you looking for a family friendly service project that will really make a difference to a child in need? These super easy Christmas quilts are a great way to involve the children in a creative service project that will make them smile. Continue reading “Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids”
My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season. With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans. If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make. These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.
Some traditions are worth beginning. Especially those that inspire family time together. So, here are two different ideas for homemade nativity sets. One is for us grown ups and one is for the kiddos. Continue reading “Make Your Own Nativity Sets”
It’s not only Christmas time that you and I stand in need of simple, wholesome ideas for filling gift baskets to present to friends and family. All year long there are occasions where just the right combination of homemade flavors will take an ordinary day and turn it into an occasion. I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathie Lapcevic’s book Gift it From Scratch recently and I had to pass on some of what I learned to all of you. Continue reading “Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch”
Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? Need some ideas for putting the thanks in your Thanksgiving? Read on to find our completely FREE (no gimmicks) e-book, Five Kernels of Corn!
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