Monthly Archives: November 2015

Homemade Catalina French Dressing: Recipe

When I wrote about how to stretch out the meat in Taco Salad, I mentioned my homemade dressing. I found this recipe in a 1961 cookbook under the title “Janet Spencer’s Oil Dressing.” A quick glance at the ingredients made … Continue reading

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Leaf Rubbings: Going Beyond the Plain Paper

Leaf rubbings are one of the best and easiest nature activities. Gathering the leaves expels energy and encourages discrimination. (Is this leaf sturdy enough? What other sizes and types can be found? Does the color of the leaf make a … Continue reading

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Children’s Closet: Tips for Leaving the House on Time

With four small children, making it out the door with everyone fully clothed, clean, and on time is not fun or easy.

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Rainbows Require Rain

Some mornings, the 6 o’ clock alarm buzzes too early. Today was one of those. After a long night with many baby wake-ups, I decided an extra thirty minutes was needed. Fast forward to 6:30. The alarm went off, and … Continue reading

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The Closets are Finished!

Yesterday, I wrote of my desire to de-family my family closet. It has been accomplished, and I feel relieved.

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Family Closet Do-Over

Last October, I turned my decent sized closet into a closet for myself and my three littles, then 5, 3, and 1. It worked great for a while! All clothes (except Danny’s) went to the closet. This made laundry day … Continue reading

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