Christmas, Elf on the Shelf

2013 Ralph Our Elf On The Shelf Letter

I had mentioned in my post Putting Christ Back into Christmas...that I would share with you the letter that my children would be getting from Ralph this year. I finally got it completed!Here is the calendar and the note cards also made up for this year. 


Crochet For Charity Update

I know a few crocheters have been busy, busy with making Granny squares for a charity blanket. The call came out from Best of Crochet and her call was answered. Check out Best of Crochet's latest post about the squares that have been received so far. Another crocheter that I follow The Grange Range has… Continue reading Crochet For Charity Update

Christmas, Hats, Slippers

A Weekend Not Wasted

What a productive and busy weekend I had. I got two crochet projects done and another started. The Christmas tree has been put up and decorated. I also took the kids into the city shopping for winter gear...Mother of the year award here! Winter has already started and I just got new boots for the… Continue reading A Weekend Not Wasted

Christmas, Elf on the Shelf

Notes from Ralph the Elf

I had posted earlier about having Ralph our Shelf Elf teach the kids about the true meaning of Christmas, by reading the scripture verses on Jesus' birth and by doing acts of kindness as part of their count down to Christmas. Here are the notes that I made up for Ralph to give the kids… Continue reading Notes from Ralph the Elf

Christmas, Elf on the Shelf

Putting Christ Back into Christmas with the help of the Elf on the Shelf

Don't get me wrong. I like the adventures of our Elf, Ralph. He has been a part of our Christmas traditions for the last couple of years. This year though I want to do something slightly different with our elf. He will still be the crazy, adventurous, silly elf as always, but with a twist.… Continue reading Putting Christ Back into Christmas with the help of the Elf on the Shelf


Making of a Christmas Wreath

Yesterday my son and I took a trip to the Dollar Store to see what could be found for the making of a wreath. My girls who normally jump at the chance to go shopping, chose to stay home. It feels a bit early to be thinking of Christmas crafts, but I know my time will… Continue reading Making of a Christmas Wreath

Hats, Mitts and Scarves

Hat, Cowl and Fingerless Gloves

As I have stated earlier. I have a renewed interest in crocheting. Now it is a case of finding the right projects to do. I do not have an outlet to sell off my crafts. So, anything that I make at the moment has to be of use and needs to be used. My searching… Continue reading Hat, Cowl and Fingerless Gloves

One dish meals, Recipes, Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

The Best Chili…According to my kids

It has taken me a long time to convince my children that they can eat foods that are all mixed up. It  has only been in the last couple of years that I have been able to serve them chili. Which is a huge relief for me as it is a great meal to make… Continue reading The Best Chili…According to my kids


Crochet for Charity ~ Blanket Squares ~A Chirstmas Blanket Project

First I would like to point out this is NOT my idea I am merely sharing a great idea! As I was surfing the internet this morning. I ran across this post from a fellow blogger. It is a call  out to  fellow crocheters and crafters to help with crocheting squares for a blanket for… Continue reading Crochet for Charity ~ Blanket Squares ~A Chirstmas Blanket Project