September 17, 2019

Raspberry Planter

My husband built this beautiful planter for raspberries in our backyard last summer.

September 16, 2019

Bouncy House

Maybe this is a bit extreme for winter fun, but we have a bouncy house.


September 15, 2019

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

My oldest is always asking to make gingerbread houses. Instead of cake for his 8th birthday, we made gingerbread houses. I have a great cut out for a gingerbread house, but we are far more likely to go with graham cracker houses. 

September 14, 2019

Camping with Young Children

Camping with little kids is no picnic!


This picture was from 2 years ago when we went for a 5 week camping trip to the west coast and back with our five children- our youngest was 5 months old. 

So I know camping season is pretty much over, but I thought I'd better put in some tips here while I was thinking of it.

September 12, 2019

Applesauce and Apple Pie

A friend of mine gave me a bucket of apples. They were beautiful rosy little apples. It was time consuming to cut and core them all because they were so small, but it was so worth it.

I successfully made three bags of applesauce and a pie with two thirds of the bucket and finished off the rest of the bucket with two more bags of applesauce and another pie two days later.

September 11, 2019

Sushi Rolls

Our family loves sushi! When my husband and I were newly married we had some friends who taught me how to make my own and I am so grateful because it has become a staple in our house. My kids have even told me how much they prefer my homemade sushi to the sushi we've had in restaurants and I'm glad because it is so much cheaper, but it totally is not anything super complicated or extravagant. 

September 10, 2019

Teacher's Planner

I wanted to share this Teacher's Planner that my husband surprised me with this year. I am loving it!