MamaBuzz Review: Finger Puppet Set from Five Star Publications

I love puppets. When I was teaching kindergarten, I used puppets all the time in my classroom to encourage language skills, story structure, sequencing, characters, and songs/fingerplays. Puppets go well with books, giving children an added layer of connection to the story, especially if they can manipulate the puppet…not to mention fostering creativity! Parents and […]

Ribbon Onesies for Twins

Look at the adorable onesies a friend ordered for her twin nieces… Double the Fun!

Upcycled Pencil Roll

I had an order for a pencil roll from my shop. The customer requested denim fabric. I had been saving some jeans that were too small or had torn in unflattering places (back pocket area) for another project, so I cut a section from the pant leg and the button and made this….I love the way it turned out! It just […]

Halloween Pictures…very late post

I was unloading the camera this morning and realized that I never posted our Halloween pictures because they were still in the camera…and since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I guess I should show you our Halloween pictures. (So sorry to the grandparents and family members who have anxiously been waiting for these–this mama has been BUSY!) […]

MamaBuzz Review & Giveaway: Jantsen’s Gift

How do you move on from devastating tragedy like the loss of a child? It’s a scary thing to think about, but I’ve had to ask myself that question while I read my latest book for MamaBuzz. I was recently sent two copies of Jantsen’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace. (One […]

Teaching Jonah to Pray, Part 2

I’ve already talked about how we’ve been teaching Jonah to pray and some of the sweet moments I’ve witnessed between Jonah and the Father. Today I witnessed another sweet moment, and realized that he really is soaking it all in…. As I was preparing Jonah’s plate for lunch, Jonah climbed into a chair at the […]

MamaBuzz Review: Girl Talk by Gigi Garner

Title: Girl Talk by Gigi GarnerPrice: $15.95Five Star Publicationshttp://www.fivestarpublications.com/girltalk/ Where’s the first place a woman turns for heartfelt inspiration and guidance on her career, beauty tips, health, emothional support and any other concerns? Another woman, of course! And, there’s a reason for that… Women are compassionate listeners, knowing intuitively when to dispense advice, when to […]

Homemade Applesauce

On our way back from the Pumpkin Patch, we stopped at the Apple Barn. We had no idea this local treasure was so close to us! It smelled heavenly inside! They had a little cafe where you could get special apple treats made from their fresh-picked apples. I have been wanting to learn how to […]

Pumpkin Patch

We took a trip up the road to Dayton, TN to Brushcreek Farms to explore the pumpkin patch. When we got there it was sprinkling and a little gloomy, but that’s what the month of October looked like for us…there really wasn’t a good Saturday to go and we kept putting it off week after […]

Jonah Says…

“What are you doing, Momma?” Yes, I’ve heard this question way too many times this week. It’s Jonah’s favorite thing to say at the moment. I only wish he would wait more than 3 seconds to ask it again…or maybe if he would start to ask Ray the question of the week and give me […]