children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    August 14, 2017

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very small. In all fairness, the carrot seeds are very tiny and even though the children tried to space them appropriately it didn’t work. I used the nantes carrots from Burpee for the garden this year. I think they are better suited for carrot tapes as a…

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    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
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    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation!

    We returned from our epic vacation last week. This is our first family vacation in 2.5 years, so we made it a big one. I’m still recovering. This post covers the first leg of…

    July 10, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Great American Road Trip

    We are going on a great adventure!!! In a few weeks we will leave for our multi-state road trip with the younger four children. It will involve twelve states, two coast lines, camping, eating,…

    June 12, 2017
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    Embroidered Pillow for Mother’s Day

    *this post contains affiliate links I was inspired by the beautiful embroidery projects on the Prudent Homemaker site to try my hand at embroidery. I had this idea to make my Mom an embroidered…

    May 16, 2017
  • food

    Dinner Party Macaroni Au Gratin

    Sometimes just an ordinary dish won’t do for a fancy dinner. Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but this dish takes it to an elegant level. When I was pregnant with my first set of…

    May 8, 2017
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