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Here’s a great way to use up any crusty bread that’s getting a little too crusty.  I had some baguettes that were past their prime, so I decided to please my crouton-loving son and make some homemade croutons.  Garlicky, salty yumminess!   Homemade Croutons 2015-09-15 19:51:16 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients Baguette cubed into 1/2" squares Generous olive...

If you have a young boy, do you have this problem?  My son likes to keep his Lego set packaging so that he can look at the pictures.  I guess it’s like a magazine for him.  The problem is, of course, that it’s a mess of broken down boxes that keep his room from looking nice and neat.  Well, I had an idea. I needed to turn this pile of boxes… … into a more organized apparatus like this…   Using ModgePodge, I glued some fabric...

The girls’ quilts are done! My #3 and #4 girls share a room.  Although they are not twins, they were born in the same year.  Last year I decided to do their quilts in tandem so neither one of them would have to wait a whole year until theirs in done.  I did the same pattern but different colors for each girl.  One was pink with light green accents, and the other was dark purple with dark green accents.  It worked out beautifully and with my schedule it took about a year to do.   The pattern is...

“No big deal.  You’ll do fine! It’s just Kindergarten.”   Everyone tried to reassure me that I had nothing to worry about.  My husband was very encouraging and didn’t even doubt a bit that I’d be able to pull it off.  Yeah right, I thought.  When I was faced with my first time being a homeschooling mom, it was the Kindergarten year for my son.  I had never been a school teacher, and I never desired to be one.  I had never been homeschooled.  I had always been...

The temperature is 54 degrees.   The drizzle and clouds turn my thoughts toward a cozy bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich.  Ah yes.  This is July in Alaska.  While the rest of the country is sweltering, we are cuddling up with a good book and coffee.  Don’t be jealous.  Of course, the weather also makes me a bit lazy, so I made a semi-homemade tomato soup.  This is a little more than just diluting the condensed Campbell’s...

  Doing Preschool for my kids was a bit of an afterthought.  I knew that I was teaching the kids some basic facts throughout our days, so why would we need to make it a formal thing?  After all, Kindergarten used to be preschool only a few decades ago.  Well, we did it for our younger two children because the older two were doing homeschool, and my little ones wanted to be just like the big brother and sister.  So I went looking for ways to keep them busy with stuff on their level. If Kindergarten was no big deal...

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