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Our best doll furniture project...ever!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017     

My husband is not a carpenter. But he's dabbled in the doll furniture long enough he has many return customers, because he's so meticulous, and doesn't try things that are beyond his capabilities. He's done beds, bunk beds, closets, hutche... Read more
"Making Sawdust" -- Project complete!
Sunday, April 09, 2017     

Aaron finally came back with enough time to finish his project he made for his mom for Easter. He just turned 6, and bragged about a "secret" project, and he used a real saw and a real drill and "made sawdust" (sanding) and painted. Here i... Read more
Through the eyes of a child.
Friday, March 31, 2017     

Nathan just turned 4, and he's a busy boy. He does, however, always remember to run to us for hugs and kiss when we arrive (or when he does)....and the hugs and kisses goodbye, without fail. Mostly he's going a hundred miles a minute, and I lo... Read more
"Making Sawdust"
Tuesday, March 28, 2017     

Our grandson, who is 5 years old, has always loved to go into Pah's workshop to "help". First time, a couple of years ago, his parents asked him what he did at our house. He replied that he and pah worked hard "making sawdust." He loves to sa... Read more
Dilemna: Is she crying wolf again, or is it real "this time?"
Monday, March 27, 2017     

I have a niece who is about 45-50 now, and all her life she has told people she had some sort of major health issue. And through the years, she these major health issues apparently just "disappeared" - since she's never been hospitalized, doesn... Read more
Saturday, March 25, 2017     

Got an email from a customer today who wants a (polymer clay) fruit bowl for her daughter's birthday' I'm out so I stopped what I was doing to make pieces of fruit for the doll's bowl. Here are the strawberries (I always make extras). Thes... Read more
I admit it. I did not WANT to speak up!
Friday, March 24, 2017     

Out of town, arriving for breakfast. Host was going to scramble some ham and eggs for us, but instead had donuts and sweet rolls ready. And I'm talking Bismarck donuts and cheesecake sweet rolls. I didn't take one. I took TWO. Homemade chicken-... Read more
Long hard day. Drinking lots of liquids tonight.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017     

Not really...I can handle half of one margarita...but I do enjoy it!! ... Read more
A really neat exercise trick (for people like me who hate exercising)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017     

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Just Hannah and Grandma
Sunday, March 19, 2017     

After church today, I took Hannah for lunch and introduced her to French Onion Soup. She loves onion soup, and she went wild with the ooey gooey cheese! I splurged and had a small french onion soup (44 carbs!! I know, I know). We had a good... Read more
A leprechaun raided my kitchen!
Friday, March 17, 2017     

Had the grandkids for dinner tonight. While they watched a funny movie, I fixed them noodles, fish sticks and cooked apples with cinnamon and sugar. They dip EVERYTHING in original ranch dressing. When all was finished, I sat down in the living ... Read more
Happy Anniversary to my spouse, my best friend, my hero.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017     

I was a single mom, working two jobs, trying to raise 3 sweet little girls, go to their brownie scout meetings, dance classes had to be cancelled because I couldn't afford them. I got not one penny from my ex husband for those little girls, and... Read more
Lost my momma 2 years ago today.
Friday, March 10, 2017     

It was the saddest day of my life, yet one of the sweetest. Many family and friends came to see her in her last few days, and she was the queen, which is what she always wanted to be. Four of us sister-siblings were with her at that moment sh... Read more
l live in enemy territory!
Thursday, March 09, 2017     

We live smack dab in the middle of the state of Illinois. Half of us are Chicago Cubs fans, while the other half are loyal to the St. Louis Cardinals. It is not pretty sometimes. So my husband suggested that possibly we provide something ... Read more
In the eyes of a child.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017     

My son is going through a divorce, and left the family home, finding an apartment close by the family home, because he has half custody and sees the kids every day, even when it's not "his turn." The apartment is in the city (tiny city), ab... Read more

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