Spring (Page 4)

Even if you don’t have a white thumb… the baking counterpart to a gardener’s green thumb… you can still make something delicious to bring with you to this year’s Easter celebration! Easter Bunny Bark is a fun variation of a basic chocolate bark candy. Have I ever mentioned my favorite foodRead More →

Just imagine a basket full of these “country garden” dot painting on wooden eggs. Easy to do with fun results. Paint one or an entire basket full! Same eggs with extra dots added after I though I was done. I actually like them both ways. Over the years I haveRead More →

So we finally did it. This year we made our own natural Easter egg dyes using a variety of food items. The results were fine if I were doing the eggs myself, but my kids eventually requested the old tablets to get some of the deeper colors. They also likeRead More →

Give your eggs a nice, aged looked with our crackle eggs tutorial. Learn how to paint and apply crackle to create small or large cracks in your eggs. With the first day of Spring just a few weeks off, it’s time to start thinking about spring crafts. And what saysRead More →

One of the projects in our Coming Soon updated Spring Bs unit is this super easy to make Wooden Beaded Caterpillar. If you are following the current online curriculum, the Wooden Bead Caterpillar would take the place of the Butterfly Life Cycle Collage scheduled in week eleven. It makes aRead More →

UNDER MY UMBRELLA – Kimara Wise While sleep still held me in its arms, Safe and sound, far from harm, A raging tempest shook the eaves, It tumbled branches, scattered leaves. By time I woke from dream’s sweet rest, The storm had vanished as if in jest, And in its wakeRead More →

  THE RAINY DAY – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the moldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. My life is cold,Read More →

INDIVIDUAL SOURCES FOUND IN THE POST HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Come on, jump up, and start running around yelling “It’s Spring, It’s Spring, It’s Spring.” Extra points if you wave your hands over your head while doing it! Seriously… on the count of three EVERY one get up andRead More →

We are blessed to live in an area that has a million… perhaps a wee bit of an exaggeration… lakes and ponds. Also, we live in an area that has 4 very distinct seasons. And, as if that wasn’t all good enough, our area has a great many parks andRead More →

FREE PATTERNS from Wee Folk Art Although there is a virtual cornucopia of free patterns on Wee Folk Art that would be perfect to make and tuck into baby’s Easter basket, we picked out a few of our favorites. Of course, these aren’t limited to just babies, but their size andRead More →

When I was a child, we lived just shy of a mile away from school. Children that lived farther than a mile took a bus, but we walked to and from school every day. Of course, in inclement weather our moms would drive us, but many families did not haveRead 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 →

Several weeks ago we shared a tutorial for a SQUARE WOODEN STACKER. If you have never worked with wood before, the Square Wooden Stacker was a great project to cut your teeth on. I have to be honest, this Wooden Flower Stacker is a bit more challenging. There are lotsRead More →

Statement: My floors are covered in mud. Period. End of story. As the near spring thaw begins to turn portions of our yard into a gooey brown viscous substance, my dogs joyously, nay, exuberantly, prance, dance and generally wallow in the stuff! Don’t want this to be common knowledge, BUT,Read More →

Spring has sprung! The trees are flowering, and the baby birds are bouncing around the yard looking for yummies! Just imagine the fun you can have with this little “FunScape” applique. Designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. Michelle REALLY enlarged this block and painted a mural in Pixie and Fairy’s room. The pattern for the Bitty Birdie AppliqueRead More →

  I don’t often do this… simply share photos for the sake of showing off my grandbabies. But, I had all 4 of them with me yesterday… so indulge my Gammy moment 😉 Yesterday was the annual Easter Egg Hunt at our church. It was a picture perfect day. The best part is that all 4 of my grandbabiesRead More →

The daffodils in our yard are just poking their heads through the ground, but I was aching for some flowers, NOW, so I decided to make my own. You can make a garland or 2 or 3 for yourself, too. Hang your Spring Flower Garland up and you’ll feel like you stumbled upon an enchanted flower fairy garden. WithRead More →

      When it comes to children’s books, I find my favorite books tend to be the classics. As a preschool and elementary school teacher, I was exposed to the latest books, and although there were many wonderful new books, my top 10 still would have been the tried and true.   I find even today, asRead More →