Manly Arts and Crafts

Greetings! I am the husband (E) to the blogger you know and love here at heavenstobetty. My wife J started taking blogging seriously in early 2019, and I believe she has done a great job with it here. J and I have discussed me posting on her blog, however, the timing never worked out....until today. … Continue reading Manly Arts and Crafts

Memory Verse Monday

This week we are doing a unit study about lighthouses. It is always extra fun when I find a Bible verse that ties to our unit study so this week we are memorizing... Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms 119:105 As usual, we use, A Reason For … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

We drove up to the snowy mountains on Thursday (1/09/20) in the Jeep. It was fun to drive without worrying too much about the road conditions. Ever since Bailey got his Jeep in the television series Party of Five, I've wanted a Jeep. We really enjoy driving it. E recently replaced the mud tires that … Continue reading Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

This post includes two trips to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California. On the first trip, I took the kiddos and my mom (01/08/19). On the second trip, E and I took the kiddos (01/05/20). The self-guided tour is free and runs every 15 minutes or so. It's definitely more fun to go during … Continue reading Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I decided to remake an ornament that I had created in 2016 when I participated in a Five in a Row ornament swap. I bought 3 x 3 wooden squares from Michael's and painted them white. I used acrylic paint and a brush but I would recommend spray paint if I was making more than … Continue reading Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

Gathering Great Goals for 2020

My friends, LR from Returning to Paradise and JF from Of Progress and Purpose have inspired me to think about, write down, and share my new goals for 2020. So far, I had come up with one New Year's resolution: to read one grown-up book per month.  Then I saw LR's Goals for 2020 and I remembered … Continue reading Gathering Great Goals for 2020

The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I did not come up with this adorable idea. Our friends, the North family, from North Carolina made this for the Five in a Row ornament swap in 2016. I made a very similar ornament for a friend of mine. First, collect 4 corks per ornament. My next-door neighbor just happened to bring over a giant … Continue reading The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I got a post-Christmas burst of creativity and started making replacement Five in a Row ornaments. This is the first of several instructional posts. Nothing like poorly timed creativity. Why didn't this hit me in November? Oh well, I'll enjoy these on the tree next year! This ornament was super easy. I found "indoor snowballs" … Continue reading The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament