Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween is on it's way!

Today I was feeling in a holiday mood and wanted to make a Halloween banner. After doing some internet surfing, this is what I came up with, a pretty good first attempt. And since we don't have a mantle, I had to settle for the downstairs bathroom door. :)

I'd love to make another banner, maybe out of felt, and have it reversible for different holidays..maybe Halloween / Thanksgiving, Christmas / Valentine's Day..it would be so easy just to flip it around for the next holiday. Genius!  Quick! To the craft table!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Six Steps for Enjoying Time with Your Children More from Gimundo (Good News... Served Daily)


What a great article on how we can learn to let go of things and be fully present for our kids. The journey of learning along the way is part of the fun too.

Bread making!

So after waiting four years to get out my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, I finally took the plunge a few weeks ago and made some homemade bread. Well, let's just say that failed attempts are good for blogs and funny stories with friends, but not much else! Apparently there is more to making a loaf of bread than just plopping it in the pan! Which is precisely why I chose this no-knead recipe from King Arthur flour. Just mix, plop, wait 90 minutes, and bake. Then enjoy the smells and taste of yummy homemade bread! I loved it, hubby said it was good, but the kids wouldn't try it. Success? To me, yes! It was edible, after all!

Quote: "When you know better, you do better."

This quote comes from a FB friend, and I love it. Not only because I have a blanket love for quotes (which I totally do) but because it's so true. Once I learn about something, it causes me to change my entire way of thinking about it, usually for the better. Although sometimes I can see myself not wanting to learn, because it's convenient for me. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." And who really wants to shake up a good status quo, right? "Knowledge is power." "Ignorance is bliss." Gosh, how I love quotes!!