Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Homemade Dumplings

Well, since today decided to be Winter.... even though it's SUPPOSED to be Spring... grrrr.... I decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... and I'll go ahead and show you how we make old-fashioned dumplings.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Few Random Things

1. There's a deer leg in my front yard outside my window by my computer.  It still has fur.  There's one in the driveway, too.  I don't have any idea where they came from.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

People Get Ready!

I just love Easter!
It's my all time favorite holiday!
My teenagers and I are working on a drama/dance thing for Easter Sunday with the teens from church.  I'm loving it, too, because I absolutely love bringing the arts into worship and outreach.  And I love dancing.  And I'm really sore.  So, that's good, too.

Here's a few awesome pictures from my desktop.  We're creating a video to go with our dance.  If you've never heard the song "People Get Ready" by Misty Edwards... google it.  It's cool!  Here's a section of the lyrics....

He's not a baby in a manger anymore,

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's That Time Again... Garden Joy!

Oh yeah!
Time for starting some seeds!

This is all way simpler than you might think.

I'm gonna show you how I set up my seed starting operation.... and you've still got time to get the stuff you need and start your own!!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

How to Cut Girl's Bangs

Here's a few "professional" tips for the DIY salon mom!

Now, we all know that you can just comb them down and cut them off, right?  Pretty simple.

 But have you ever noticed that bangs cut by a salon always seem to turn out better?  There's just a few little tricks that make all the difference!  So, here's my basic how-to.  Sorry about the mess in the background... we had an extremely busy Saturday which just happened to end in a haircutting tutorial.  : )

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tip Tuesday: A Handy Egg Substitute

Well, apparently, Spring has sprung in our chickens' brains because they've started laying again.  It's funny, just about the time we were up to our eyeballs in eggs last Fall, they quit laying almost completely.  We didn't really mind.  In fact, I only bought a few dozen eggs all winter long... and now they're back up in production!

One of the reasons why we didn't really buy many eggs this Winter (besides the fact that they're gross and expensive) is because I use this handy substitute in most of my baking.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Today is March first.  Praise the Lord!

February is the shortest month of the year and also the most crazy, jam-packed-with-activity month for our family.  Here's a summary.

First... jewelry orders were in full swing for Valentine's day.  These nickel keychains sold like crazy.

These sales couldn't have come at a better time!