Wax Paper Flowers

I love working with wax paper. I think it is the opaque quality it has. Plus it is dirt cheap. I wanted a bouquet for my outdoor gazebo. Something that could withstand the wind and rain in the summers of western Washington. I played around and came up with these wax paper flowers. You could do a zillion things with them. Add them to scrapbooking pages, make a fun pin for your lapel or add them to a pretty package. I {Read More}

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Father’s Day 2010 Links

Best-ever BBQ Apron…Looking for a fun and usable Father’s Day gift? Check out this simple to make masterpiece. Ultimate Malted Brownie Sundae…What’s better than a grand old fashion brownie sundae? National Center for Fathering…because Dad needs mentors and encouragement just like mom. Free podcasts, articles. Pass along to all the Dads you know. About Kellie RenfroeKellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Passover Decoupage Plates

My children and I made these great decoupage plates for a Passover celebration last year.  This was a fun and easy project which could easily be adapted for any number of uses, from making a special plate for a birthday child to a Christmas gift for grandma. Supplies: 1 clear glass plate for each person (purchase at Dollar Tree or Walmart) 1 Coloring page of Seder meal foods (or other pictures if you are adapting this for a different use) {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Memory Notebooks

I’m not creative enough to be rightfully called a “Scrapbooker.”  Or do they call those people “Scrappers”? I don’t own any specialty scissors.  I’m not sure what a “tag curler” is, and I’ve never purchased “embellishments.” We like to record our memories as much as the next family, but we just do it a little differently.  Our method isn’t as beautiful as scrapbooking, but it works for us.  And it is far superior to my old method of chronicling memories, {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Thanksgiving Placemats Everyone Will Love

I love new ways to bring memories to Thanksgiving. When I saw this idea in a magazine to make placemats, with a twist, I thought it would be a nice addition to our table this year. The making of the mats has been time well spent and I think they will be treasured by their new owners as a thoughtful gift. These placemats will require guests to read the words on the placemat and decide which one best describes them {Read More}

About Brenda Sain

Brenda Sain is a homeschooling mother of five who has a wonderful husband encouraging her to be the woman that God has created her to be. Together they are very intentional about spending time together as a family. She considers her daily life with her children as her ministry and has found many avenues to encourage others to live a lifestyle of learning. She is the founder of an online homeschool community, Our Lifestyle of Learning (http://www.ourlifestyleoflearning), and a curriculum review site authored by a group of well-known homeschool bloggers, Curriculum Choice (http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com). She blogs about their homeschool journey and family traditions at Tie That Binds Us. (http://www.thetiethatbindsus.blogspot.com).

Simple Fall Crafts

Looking for some simple and easy fall crafts to make as a family? Here are two favorites: Brown Bag Pumpkins Make a variety of pumpkins in all sizes  At end of season store with fall and Thanksgiving decorations and use again next year. The one pictured is over four years old. Supplies: orange tempera pain, paint brushes, brown lunch bags, scissors, newspaper, green and brown pipecleaners. Paint lunch bags and allow to dry. Stuff with newspaper to fill out pumpkin. {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.