Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments 2020

In the past, I have participated in a “Five in a Row” Christmas ornament swap with friends of ours in North Carolina. Last year, 2020, I decided to just make ornaments for my family and begin replacing all of the Christmas ornaments that we lost in the fire. Here are the ornaments that I made … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments 2020

Christmas in July – Book Advent

Happy Christmas in July friends! I know it's technically August 3rd, I'm running a little behind, but I really wanted to share this idea with you. It's a really good idea! Last year, my good friend RR over at Rookie Roadsters, told me that she had made her kids a Christmas picture book advent. She … Continue reading Christmas in July – Book Advent

Happy 4th of July

We bought these Beautiful 4th of July cookies at Happy 4th of July friends! 🇺🇸

Vegetation Fire on Interstate 5

Traveling north on I-5, July 1st, 2021 at about 1:00 pm, we hit a delay driving past a vegetation fire. Spot Fires and Flame Retardant Covered Ridgeline Bright Pink Flame Retardant Hero Hero’s Ride Burn Area Pink Flame Retardant Too Close Heroes Back-Burning A heartfelt “Thank You” to all the first responders and their families … Continue reading Vegetation Fire on Interstate 5

Lake Siskiyou, California (2021)

Our youngest kiddo, age 7, requested a camping trip to Lake Siskiyou for his birthday this year. Happy Birthday B! We had a great weekend! Lake Siskiyou Campground is one of my most favorite camping places ever. Lake Siskiyou Campground The lake is so serene and Mt. Shasta in the backdrop is beautifully majestic. Lake … Continue reading Lake Siskiyou, California (2021)

Happy Easter Garden Focaccia

before baking after bakingHappy Easter Garden Focaccia

The Good Dishes

Quite some time ago, I read an article in a magazine (before you could find everything you want to read online). Unfortunately, I have no ideas what the magazine was or who wrote the article. The author wrote about the passing of her mother, and finding “the good dishes” in one of her mother’s cupboards. … Continue reading The Good Dishes

First Day of Homeschool 2020

Today is our official first day of homeschool 2020! One of my favorite back-to-school traditions is taking back-to-school photos. I let the kiddos choose their own backgrounds this year. The kids’ t-shirts are from and mine is from I bought the chalkboard sign at Marshall’s last year. Enjoy! Our first day of school … Continue reading First Day of Homeschool 2020

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Amanda at Something to Ponder About. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun! Here in the USA, we celebrated the 4th of July this past weekend. Holiday celebrations are always nostalgic for me. All … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia