Family Life (Page 2)

There was a time when I held the belief, “If you start a book, you finish a book”. I’m sure this came from 18 years of schooling when teachers and professors picked books for me to read, and, if I wanted to do well in school, I had to readRead More →

One of our family’s autumn traditions is enjoying a day at the Renaissance Festival. The last weekend of the season always includes a “school day” when the tickets are much more affordable and the crowds are much sparser. Although Daddy had to work this year, we convinced Gammy and OthyRead More →

Last week my baby turned 8! This weekend, a wee bit late, we gathered to celebrate with her. We first ate at her favorite restaurant… a Mediterranean place where she loves the hummus, garlic dip, and lamb shawarma. She is an amazing free spirit and was showered with gifts thatRead More →

Several weeks ago I got a phone call from Fairy at 8:00 pm.  Fairy: Gammy, do you want to come over for some strawberry shortcake and watch “So You Think You Can Dance?” with us? NOTE: If you don’t know already, my grandbabies are dancers. They started taking lesson when theyRead More →

I am in the process of making my way through our entire blog. This summer we are celebrating our 6th Anniversary, and there are a LOT of old blog posts to go through. Because we are a crafting blog, with tutorials throughout, posts shared 6 years ago are just asRead More →

Every summer, Tim and I like to add something new to the yard for the wee ones. One year it was a dragon swing, another year log balance beams. There have been pools and play structures, fairy gardens and water fountains. This year we bought a Slackline from Bella LunaRead More →

It’s the first day of summer vacation. What to do, what to do? Best answer… EVERYTHING. Michelle and the wee ones came over yesterday after lunch, and a couple of their friends soon joined. There was plenty of running around outside, a very quick dip in the freezing cold pool, followedRead More →

Have you ever noticed, how at the beginning of spring, everyone is so anxious to get into the gardens? Later, as long summer days bake the ground, and the parched Earth cries out for a freshening shower, what was once “fun” can become “chores”? But, with partly cloudy skies, aRead More →

I need a new bag. I tend to wear my bags until they beg to be retired, and are allowed to sit on the shelf with my other retired bags, where I imagine they talk about the good old days, share battle scars and wallow in the peace and quietRead More →

  When it comes to drinking hot beverages, I’m the equivalent of being ambidextrous… I’m just as comfortable and content drinking coffee or tea. Of course, they both have their place. First thing in the morning… give me coffee and keep it coming. Confession time… sometimes my last thought beforeRead More →

We often dream about doing "something", and it can remain a dream if we don't, in fact, actually do the thing we are dreaming about! No brainer, there, right? But what actually pushes us from "dreaming" to "doing"? Sometimes, the answer is… inexplicable. You just wake up one day, andRead More →

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Mouse House? Believe it or not, I have. Although I’m not particularly partial to sharing my house with mice, I do think they are quite adorable and ponder their little lives. If I suspect mice have taken up residence in myRead More →

Although my plan was to do a weekly update on the progress of the addition of the master suite, I soon learned that construction crews don’t care diddly squat about my desire to blog. Mainly because of the weather, a week or two would slip by without progress, then thereRead More →

On January 29, 2014 I posted the following on Wee Folk Art’s Facebook page: “The other day I received a package in the mail from Poland. Seems Tim had purchased a beautiful journal for me for Christmas, but it got held up in customs and I just received it. WhatRead More →

    WARNING… WARNING… WARNING… If you easily get sticker shock, either gird your loins for this one or don’t read the final paragraph, when I actually talk about the chest in the photo. To quote Bob Wallace in White Christmas when asked about the price of something he said:Read More →

  Like many people, I love Pinterest. It is a wonderful way to bookmark projects, recipes and clothing that you may actually make/buy some day. It also is a place to dream. People pin things for their dream house, their dream weddings and in Tim’s case, his dream shop. AllRead More →