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

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

Window With a (New) View: Part 3 (Finishing and Sealing)

Part 1, Part 2 When it came to the finished look of the frames, each sibling wanted something different. One wanted all black paint, one wanted all natural wood stain, and one wanted a combination of the two (black cross pieces and natural outer edges). After prepping the frames with painter’s tape to protect the glass,… Continue reading Window With a (New) View: Part 3 (Finishing and Sealing)

Windows with a (New) View: Part 2 (How to Replace a Pane of Glass)

Windows with a (New) View: Part 1 Replacing the missing glass in my first frame was the step I was dreading the most because it was so far out of my scope of experience. I dug around online and found several fairly helpful sites with directions (like this one), and since I was not replacing… Continue reading Windows with a (New) View: Part 2 (How to Replace a Pane of Glass)