Oliver the Ornament is a sweet story about one family's cherished Christmas ornament.
(NOTE: I was given an Oliver the Ornament gift set — book and ornament — for review but all opinions are my own.) Do you have Christmas ornaments that you put on your tree year after year? I do. The felt ones I made for our first Christmas together as […]

Oliver the Ornament


This was featured at the Party in Your PJs link party.
(Psst! Last week I was on the Fox 13’s TV show called The Place. I showed how to do 3 easy Halloween crafts. Here’s a link to that episode in case you are interest in watching it . . .) Our youngest granddaughter is 2 years old. And, she’s talking […]

Party in Your PJs #179


A monster on a stick is an easy Halloween craft for kids to do.
Halloween time is a time for spooks, ghosts, and goblins. For things that are scary and go bump in the night. And for MONSTERS! Monsters on stick that is! Making monsters on a stick is a great Halloween craft where kids can use their imagination. Tell your grandkids to be […]

Monster on a Stick



This was featured at Party in Your PJs.
Last week we drove up a nearby canyon to see the fall colors. It was a lovely drive! However, this week, I decided that I really didn’t have to go to the canyon to see gorgeous fall colors. They are right in my yard. I have a burning bush that […]

Party in Your PJs #178


This Halloween spider craft is easy for kids to make.
It’s October. Which means it’s the month for all things Halloween. For things spooky. Like ghouls and goblins. And vampires, Count Dracula, and Frankenstein. And for orange and yellow decorations. And carving pumpkins. And eating lots of candy corn. (My favorite activity!) It’s also for making crafts. And what Halloween […]

Make a Spooky Spider Craft


This was featured at Party in Your PJs link party.
Well, here we are, my friends! It’s October! The beginning of three months of holidaze. When our oldest was only a few years old, I remember thinking that if I could make it through the holidays that life would slow down. Be less crazy. Less stressful. Ha! Was I ever […]

Party in Your PJs #177



Born To Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Jess P. Shatkin is an interesting book that helps parents understand why their teen children take risks.
(Note: I was given a free copy of this book to review. However, all opinions are my own.) Raise your hand if you have ever been a teenager. Raise your hand if you have ever had teenaged children. Raise your hand if you either currently know any teenaged kids or […]

Adolescents Are Born to be Wild!


These Halloween monsters are fun for kids to make.
I’ve shown you how to make the easiest ever Halloween bat craft. Well, monsters should get the same amount of time and attention, right? Right! (I’m so glad that you agree with me!) The fun thing about these monsters is that you can make them how ever you wish. Want […]

Make Some Halloween Monsters!


This craft was featured at the Party in Your PJs link party.
I know that those affected by the hurricanes recently have had lots of rain and wind. I am very mindful of that. However, we had a rainstorm recently like no other! It reminded me of a camp song I used to sing at the yearly church camp I attended at […]

Party in Your PJs #176