Parenting

Hmm…Interesting…Smart Phone Apps and Teens

As I was reading Rediscovered Families on Facebook this morning. She had a very interesting link to an article called 4 Apps Teens Love that Parents Need to Monitor I am a parent to teens and have never heard of the Apps mentioned in the article. It is kind of scary,  the things that kids and… Continue reading Hmm…Interesting…Smart Phone Apps and Teens

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Christmas, One dish meals, Recipes

Christmas Baking ~ Sour Cabbage Rolls

A tradition in our house is to have a Ukrainian food for dinner on Christmas Eve. We are not Ukrainian, and I cannot cook as well as many of my Ukrainian friends. but it is food the whole family enjoys. It is a special evening we share with my mom and dad before we head off… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Sour Cabbage Rolls

Christmas, Recipes, Squares & Tarts

Christmas Baking ~ Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Cherry Cheesecake Tarts are my hubby's absolute favorite dessert! He would love it if I made these all the time. I only make these at Christmas time as they wreak havoc with my waist line. I have no self-control when it come to yummy food! To make these tarts all you need is: Hand or Stand… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Christmas, Elf on the Shelf

The Continuing Adventures of Ralph the Elf ~ Dec. 10-16

If you happen to be looking for some other acts of kindness-elves ideas, or elf on the shelf ideas. Here are some pages you may like. Kindness Elves The Imagination Tree Adventures of an Orthodox Mom Only Little Once Here are the photo's from the last week including today! Tangled up in my crochet project.… Continue reading The Continuing Adventures of Ralph the Elf ~ Dec. 10-16

Cleaning

Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave…

I have finally had it with how filthy my microwave is! No, thanks to my family who seems to refuse to cover their food and it appears as if they refuse to clean up any splatter when it is fresh too. Hence, me having a filthy microwave. I personally hate cleaning the microwave it is… Continue reading Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave…

Blankets ~ Afghans

Owl Baby Blanket Update

My yarn and fabric came in last week on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 as I shared with you in my Latest Crochet Project This is how far I have gotten, with only a few hours this weekend to work on it. Yarns used is Caron Simply Soft Paints and Caron Simply Soft. These are the… Continue reading Owl Baby Blanket Update

Christmas, Elf on the Shelf

Adventures of Ralph our Elf ~ Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2013

We have had an interesting week with Ralph our Elf on the Shelf. Here are the pictures from the past week. December 1, Ralph and his return letter. December 2, drinking pancake syrup December 3, hanging from the shower December 4, Playing the Piano December 5, hanging off the computer monitor December 6, hiding in… Continue reading Adventures of Ralph our Elf ~ Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2013

Blankets ~ Afghans

Latest Crochet Project!

I can't wait to get started!! I have been asked to make an Owl Blanket for someone who is expecting their first baby. I love the fact that I am finally going to be crocheting for someone other than my family. I have purchased some fabric too. I am going to line the crocheted blanket with this… Continue reading Latest Crochet Project!

One dish meals, Recipes, Slow Cooker/Crock Pot, Soups

Beef Barley Soup ~ Slow Cooker

One of my family's favorite soups is Beef Barley. It took a while to find a recipe that we all liked. Here is my recipe: Ingredients 1-1/2 Lbs - eye of the round, rib eye, or beef tenderloin ( I have very fussy eaters no stewing meat in this house) 1 Tbsp - olive oil… Continue reading Beef Barley Soup ~ Slow Cooker