Month: May 2015

On The Smallness of Motherhood

I spend a lot of time pushing my kids on the swings.   A lot.  If given the opportunity they’d swing for hours and each time they lock eyes with me still yell, “Higher! Higher!” I hate to admit it, but I don’t enjoy pushing kids on swings.  It’s tedious, it’s monotonous and it feels pointless.  No matter …

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50 Monogram Crafts

Over the years I have shared many monogram projects here on the blog and yet I find myself drawn to creating even more monogram pieces for my home.  I love how a single letter can symbolize a couple or an entire family.  I love experimenting with letter design and shape and style.  I love working …

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31 Clever Clothespin Crafts

Hello friends!  Today I have rounded up a ton of great summer crafts: 31 Clever Clothespin Crafts.  Summer for me means pinning the clothes up and letting them dry outside of the line.  So, why not take a few of those clothespins and get creative?  That’s certainly what we plan to do! My husband is …

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How to Transfer an Image from a Magazine

Hi Friends! I have been experimenting with photo transfer again and this time I discovered how to transfer a magazine image to a canvas. In case you aren’t well versed in photo transfer, I love this process and have transferred photos onto wood, glass, canvas and done reverse transfers with watercolor.  Each time I transfer …

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3 Universal Truths I Learned From Potty Training

We are potty training around here right now.  So, that means life basically sucks.  I spend inordinate amounts of time in the bathroom, talk about excrement constantly, and am once again enjoy the deadly art of removing underwear filled with poop. We are a week in and far from declaring success. This is only my …

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31 Crafts for Mary

Today I am thrilled to be sharing with you some beautiful and meaningful projects: 31 Crafts for Mary.  May is after all Mary’s Month so, at least around here, we are going to strive to make her the focus of many things, including our crafting.  As I already shared last week, I have been trying …

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Catholic Preschool Curriculum: Letter B

    We continued on in our Catholic Preschool Curriculum last week, covering the Letter B.  For the most part things went well.  We still have a lot to learn–both my son terms of in sitting still for a few minutes and for me in learning how to teaching little kids (I used to teach …

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7 Lessons on Motherhood I learned from Mary

  Happy May Day! I’ve been sharing about motherhood here around here lately…which is funny because most days I feel like I have no idea what I am doing with all of these crazy kids. No idea at all.  Mostly I’m just making it up as I go. But, it’s May, Mary’s month.  So today I’m going …

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Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch

It’s finally done and hung and in my living room–my Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch.  Yay!  It has been a labor of love, but I am so happy it’s done.  Aren’t we adorable in cross stitch?  I know I have shared a few of these little portraits included in my family timeline in cross stitch …

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