Chair covers from kitchen towels

While furnishing the new house, I’ve kept my eyes open for affordable furniture that might help fill in gaps and make the home more comfortable. One of the things I’d like for each master bedroom is some kind of chair. When we got the smallest coziest master bedroom finished, we decided it would indeed fit […]

Featured Recipe

Seven Great Ways to Use Eggs

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can't remember the last time eggs were that cheap.  That's a LOT of protein for less than $3.  In honor of that … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Valentine’s Day

Our Valentine's Day celebration this year happened a day early (to avoid the crowds in restaurants-- we're practical like that) and included our youngest two daughters. At 12 and 14 they are totally old enough to be home on their own.  But you try … [Read More...]

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From The Family Bus

Riding in the van yesterday, the one year old got to screaming– not mad, just enthralled with the sound of her own voice. The 3 year old remarked, ‘Wow, she’s screamish today.” The Screamish One In The Bathroom Today

Honest

Okay, so I really truly yesterday was on the brink of mentioning this cool site on my blog yesterday. I bookmarked it and everything. But then I got all sidetracked on my contest winners and my Large Family – Bedtime post and then later I spent an hour rummaging through the chaos that is my […]

Thursday 13– Kid’s Books!

Thirteen Books You Won’t Get Sick Of Reading to Your Kids 1. Everywhere Babies: Susan Meyers,Marla Frazee 2. The Napping House: Audrey Wood,Don Wood 3. Tacky the Penguin: Helen Lester,Lynn M. Munsinger 4. You Are My I Love You: Maryann Cusimano Love 5. MRS. TOGGLE’S ZIPPER: Robin Pulver,R. W. Alley 6. Darcy and Gran Don’t […]

Large Family Wednesday- Bedtime

The Large Family topic this Wednesday is bedtime. Others posting on this today include Chris and Carmen . If anyone else puts up a post on this topic, let me know and I’ll be glad to add your link here too. We usually begin sending the younger ones in to get PJ’s on, straighten rooms, […]

Contest Winners

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the Owlhaven: I Wish I’d Known… contest. (Smile) Since the advice was submitted for the benefit of my daughter, I’ve decided to let her judge which advice was most meaningful to her. Here she is at her party, with […]

My Ethiopia Adoption Blog…

…launched today over on adoption.com! If you are interested in learning more about adoption from Ethiopia, add my Ethiopia Adoption Blog to your bookmarks!

My Dream House

Chookooloonks and Me vs. Rut… are talking about their dream homes and it looked so fun that I thought I’d join in too. I am overall usually pretty content with our house– a 2900 sf 5 bedroom/3 bath house with a great room for a main living area. However, we built it when we had […]

Crazy Squirrel

Found this Demonic Squirrel Riding Story through Life As Lou. Had to print it out for hubby to bring to work, it was so funny. If ya need a laugh, check it out.

My Pirate

Saturday morning hubby and I were sitting in the living room, sipping coffee, reading the paper, soaking in tranquility. From the upstairs family room where the little kids were building a tent city, an unearthly screeching arose. Assuming a scuffle had broken out over some prized bit of Okie-town real estate, hubby shook his head. […]

Keep Sharing…

…your wisdom! The I Wish I’d Known… contest ends first thing Wednesday morning. Saturday I showed my daughter the comments y’all had shared so far. She was touched that people were taking the time to think of her and share their advice. So if you have more advice to share, please do!