DIY on a Dime: The Summer To Do List

summer to do list

Plan for summer fun now. Make a list and check it — at least twice. I have long been the fan of the summer to do list, aka summer bucket list. A friend hooked me onto the idea about ten years ago, and it’s been a summer tradition ever since. A glimpse at the lists […]

DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun

beach boys

Last night we took the kids to Pizza Port and then walked along the beach. It was a blazing hot day here, so it was really nice to cool off at the beach. Though they were fully dressed, FishBoys 8 and 10 had an absolute blast bodysurfing. It prompted me to ask WHY?!?! don’t  we do […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

Garlic Herb Pretzel

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

Easter and Beyond (Meal Plan to Print and Cook #6)

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #6 (The Ham Plan) | Life as MOM

Plan a ham dinner for Easter and use the leftovers for delicious, kid-friendly meals all week long. This weekend is Easter. In the grocery department, that means hams are on sale. I think every grocery ad had ham featured on sale this week. This is the time to buy one — if you like ham, […]

Songs for Remembering the Truth

Hot Cross Buns

Download some music to get your heart and mind focused on the beauty of Easter. It’s easy to get distracted by the cares of this world. I get discouraged. I start thinking about the dumb things I see in the world around me. The dumb things I do. The dumb things others do. I find […]

Homemade Window Clings

Homemade Window Clings

Make homemade window clings with two simple household ingredients: white school glue and food coloring. Looking for an oh-so simple craft and decoration project to do with your kids? Well, this is it! Make homemade window clings. When my sister told me about this, saying something about how our mom used to do it when […]

DIY on a Dime: Satin Flower Hair Clips

Satin Flower Hairclips

 Today Janel shares a fun tutorial for hair clips that can serve as Easter basket filler or coordinate with your girl’s Easter dress.  We don’t go crazy with gifts at Easter at our house. Typically, I fill Easter baskets with small gifts for each of the girls and hide them somewhere in the house. My […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

flower pot placecards

Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]