christmas · life · penny pinchin' · pinteresting

christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

christmas · family · life · penny pinchin' · tutorials

christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

chaos control · life · organizing

control my chaos ~ bullet journal

Ahhhhh…September.  Best of summer.  Warm enough for shorts and flip flops and dips in the ocean. Best of fall. Cardigans in the morning and evening. Pumpkin spice lattes. Routine.  Oh, blessed routine.  How I’ve missed thee. Okay…if you know me, you know I love lists.  I love the concept of being super organized.  I love… Continue reading control my chaos ~ bullet journal

faith · family · life

there is a season

Seems I’ve been MIA the last few weeks.  We have had a steady stream of visitors this summer…and more to come in the weeks ahead.  We’ve also made a trip to Ontario this month and one the previous month.  We don’t usually travel in the summer, as that’s our busy time, but we actually made… Continue reading there is a season

canada day · food · life · snack happy · special days

canada day weekend

Well, we’re finishing up the weekend with a quiet evening at home.  My love is speaking ‘up on the mountain’ tonight.  (There’s a church gathering up there, and the regular pastor is at camp.) We girls are staying put with the wee one…probably watch a chick flick together. We began our celebration of Canada’s 150th… Continue reading canada day weekend

family · homeschool · life

school’s out…well almost

I don’t know what your homeschool year looks like, but ours is a peaks and valleys kind of adventure.  We start strong, petering off after the Christmas holidays, then as the weather warms, we kick into high gear to wrap things up so we can enjoy the outdoors.  (Although, we have been known to play hooky… Continue reading school’s out…well almost