Showing posts from November, 2014

Getting Crafty: An Advent Calendar

#1 I really do love making crafts.  (I'm just not good at making time for it and gathering the necessary materials.)
#2 If you want to follow a real DIY blog with fun projects for your home you should check out my sis-in-law's stuff at  Also, my friend Kim did a cool project with some vintage lamps recently (
#3 If you want a "use what you happen to have at home to make a Christmas countdown calender so you don't have to answer the 'How many days til Christmas?' question a thousand times over" craft then this may be the one for you!

I present...the Fun Felt Jesse Tree!!!

Now, a few years ago I printed an Advent Devotional off Ann Voskamp's blog and it had these ornaments to go along with the reading each day.   (That's also where I learned about the Jesse Tree.) I cut the ornaments out and laminated them (with packing tape :) ) and the kids have hung them on the tree in years past.  I sea…

The Creation Museum - A Recap

Our family recently took a trip up I-75 to the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky.

The itinerary vs. reality:

Meet our friends, the Rooks, in Chattanooga and hang out for the evening.That's pretty much what happened.  We ate at Sticky Fingers, which is just as good as it was in college, which is probably the last time I ate there.  Head to my parents' house for the night.This we did with the added bonus of a Password (that's a game) battle of the sexes.  (Everyone can guess who won so I won't rub it in.)Get up and leave by 6:30 am to get to the museum by 10:30 am.This did not happen.  IV was still on the night shift sleep cycle, and I had miscalculated the travel time by an hour (or more), and the Rooks decided to make the most of their time and hang out at Rock City since they had to be back in Georgia that night.  We did leave around 7:30 and got to the museum by 2 p.m. (This was after a lot of extra pit stops including the clean-up of a car-sick kid.  Fun.) From t…