Find: Lighting

I am currently looking for a new light fixture to replace the one hanging over our stairs....

short of setting up a huge ladder, there is no way to clean it or replace burned out bulbs.

I came across the etsy store :

They are makers of beautiful, vintage looking lighting.
Go here and check them out!


Spring Has Sprung!


Start A New Tradition: String Trail

The "String Trail" is a new tradition in our house, with last year being the first year. It will be is something the kids have asked for multiple times since last year.

The idea came from a friend of mine...except they do it at Christmas.

We give the kids Spring Baskets on the Saturday before Easter. I usually fill the baskets with the "summer replacements"...sidewalk chalk, bubbles, new kites, etc. I do put a little bit of candy in them. This year I am putting new jump ropes in and activities for an upcoming plan ride.

This is just a different, fun, inexpensive twist on Spring Baskets!

All you need is string...I purchased a small roll per kid.

After they went to bed we tied the string onto their bed (we did the leg at the foot of the bed...I didn't want them getting tangled in their sleep)

We then strung that string through the ENTIRE house...over, under, through. No limits!

Based on where we ended up with their string, we hid their baskets in different places throughout the house and tied the end of the string to it.

When they woke up, they had to take the time to follow AND roll their string into a ball to get to where their basket was hidden. They kept commenting about how much fun they were having. It was fun to watch them and it slowed things down a lot!

Here's some pics of last year!

CLEARLY very exciting!


Mark The Calenders!

Click HERE for the details!


A Favorite Book About Love

February is here. It rolled in ferocious and not to be missed. We hunkered down last night with a blizzard blowing strong outside and sat by the fire enjoying some of our favorite Valentine books. On the top of that list is this book:
{Adapted from the Bible by Wendy Anderson Halperin}
It is the words of Paul from 1 Corinthians 13. That's it for the written word part of this book.
But each page is filled top to bottom, left to right with pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Each definition of love takes up 2 pages. On the left page is pictures of what love is not (for example: not being kind or patient).
On the right is what loving someone by being kind and patient could look like.
The pictures are so good for kids and key for "getting" what real love is. And showing them that love is a verb, an action word.
This book is not to be kept on the bookshelf all year long, only to be pulled off for Valentine's. It is a book to be referred to often.
{Click on the links above to get a few peeks at the book}


Will You Join Me?

Will you join me for a book club here:

Where we will be reading this book:

Hope to see you there!


Merry Christmas From Our Home To Yours!

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