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  A month ago I planned to sew together a gift to give to my parents who were coming for a visit near the time of their birthdays.  I also wanted to send with them home with a throw blanket for my grandma who is home-bound and whose birthday was also coming up.  The days clicked by, and my parents’ visit was suddenly upon me!  I had just...

With icing! My mother’s side of the family is Slavic. Consequently, the big family gatherings were filled with delicious and plentiful foods.  One staple of the dessert table was Poppy Seed Bread.  Now, the truly traditional pastry was a little different from what I’m used to.  You can find a good recipe for that here.  It is basically a rolled sweet bread with the poppy seed filling inside.  Kind of like cinnamon rolls but baked all together...

Two years ago I made a butterfly quilt for my oldest daughter, Katie.  I had come up with the butterfly theme simply by watching her.  I was not thrilled about doing the typical girly patterns like hearts or flowers.  Those are easy to come by!  But butterflies were all over Katie at the time.  She had them on her shoes, her dresses, her coloring...

  I know.  I’m a glutton for punishment!  It’s probably not wise to publicize what homeschool curriculum we have chosen.  I may be opening myself up to criticism right off the bat simply because everybody thinks their choice in curriculum is the best.  Well, truly each family may choose differently, but that is because each family is different…and frankly, each mother is different.  I have to be the teacher after all!  ...

I make them and they’re gone!  Hubby and kids just adore these simple chocolate chip cookies.  The guys in our youth group could never refuse them.  Sometimes, the simple things are the best.  Baking has never been a forte of mine simply because you have to follow the recipes much more closely than other types of cooking.  I prefer to...

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