A Taste of Spring

With the early buds on the trees and blossoming flowers here in CA, the desire to taste something spring-like in our morning hot coffee also bloomed (hot because it is still winter, even in CA). Lavender was a natural choice, and so we borrowed a lavender simple syrup recipe and proceeded with the inspiration of A La Minute’s sublime… Continue reading A Taste of Spring

Birthday Dinner & Cake for the Win

Many a Pryde family birthday dinner has had homemade macaroni and cheese as the entree, and nearly every one featured Mom’s sponge cake for dessert. Daniel’s birthday this month was no exception. Beth and Mom developed the macaroni and cheese recipe for a 4-H project when Beth was in elementary school, and it ended up… Continue reading Birthday Dinner & Cake for the Win

Streamlining the Moving Process

Moving is stressful, chaotic, unnerving, terrifying… And that is before packing even starts. While we don’t have every moving trick known to man, we have a few that have worked for us that we’ve picked up, having moved five times in the last three years. Freezer and Crockpot meals. Freezer meals pre-made take more initial… Continue reading Streamlining the Moving Process

Drawing out Devotions

Drawing inside the Bible? Coloring, painting, stamping, taping inside the Bible? What is this new trend, and isn’t it rather… Blasphemous? Sacrilegious? A violation of the Holy Word? We have only to look back at the illuminated texts of the early and Middle Ages Church such as the first century Book of Kells to realize that this… Continue reading Drawing out Devotions

Resurrection Eggs

Sharing the story of the Passion Week with children, especially Jesus’ death and resurrection, is made simpler if they can make kinesthetic connections with tangibles. Resurrection Eggs are an easy project you can make on your own or with your children, primarily with items that you can find right in your own home. I started… Continue reading Resurrection Eggs