CRAFTS + FUN

I am a hands on make it yourself kind of a girl. I have found that doing various projects with all three of my men has brought us together. It is in these moments that I tend to learn the most about each of them. I have a passion for gardening, decorating my home, and just plain trying out different things. Sometimes they are a success and sometimes…not so much. I invite you to come on some of my crafting escapades. Who knows, maybe you will be inspired to try a few!

Will You?

I NEED A DATE TONIGHT…

STEP SON DATE NIGHT! No… I didn’t burn the waffles… Monkey requests them like this. Date nights are BIG around here, and we try to go on them as often as we can.  One on one time with the kids is so important.  It is when you unlock the treasure box of little gems that […]

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Step Moms Paper Chain

THE ANTICIPATION IS KILLING THEM!

Living in the Midwest has left us in a depressing deep freeze…Once again we woke up in a winter wonderland of swirling snow. The first snow fall of the year gets me all excited.  I dig out my knit cap and slip on my woolen mittens.  Now with every snow flake that falls, it weighs […]

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A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS…

“A head full of fears has no space for dreams”                                                                                or flowers… Introducing Fred the Head… Can anyone give me a clue who this head belonged to?  I mean who is this head depicting?  The clay head is mine…but it always bothered me – Who the hell is this supposed to be? Because I didn’t […]

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Phil's Mountain Man

PEELING BACK THE LAYERS

We are strong and confident, but as a Step Parent we sometimes need someone to help us see a clearer picture – Someone to peel back the layers of hurt, anger, and resentment.  That person is my father. Phil started carving in 1993.  On their lunch hour, he and a buddy of his at work, […]

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Momo's Granny Square Quilt

GRANNYS GONE WILD!

As a little girl I would spend the day at Grandma’s when I was sick.  Laying on her ivory and gold tapestry davenport I would snuggle with her handmade granny square quilt. Sticking my little fingers through the ivory and green woven holes, I felt safe – distant from the world around me.  Pulling the […]

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Sitting on the front porch

SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH

Mornings are Momo time. Everyday – I get up at 5:30 or earlier, feed the Motley crew, make my coffee, and let the Crew run out the patio door to do their business. I have about an hour before anyone else in the house opens their peepers. I relish this time. It is unusual how […]

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Pinewood Derby Cars 2013

MAGICAL THINGS CAN HAPPEN

Visit this tab to see what projects I am working on. Usually it is something for my boys, but sometimes it is for the house too. Why Momo’s magic?  It is a favorite saying of Mojo’s, he loves to watch my creative spirit at work. Love that little boy… I have a whole list of ideas to keep my […]

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