Top 20 Autumn Crafts and Activities: for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Diana / August 30, 2016

September isn’t quite here yet but the autumn chill is already knocking at the door. My fingers are still crossed that we get a few more hot days, but I can’t deny that I am all excitement for the new season. I adore autumn. Yellow leaves, crunching sidewalks, crisp air, pumpkins; so divine. My children love to do crafts. In…

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Motherhood, Personal Blog, Uplifting

‘Motherhood’: not just the crummy stuff

Diana / August 27, 2016

Yesterday’s rainy afternoon took us to Walmart; partially because we were out of fruit, but mostly because we needed an outing. Nap time for the almost 2-year-old was being put on hold to try to get on a better bedtime schedule (Summer has been terrible for schedules). Our aisle wandering finally took us to the toy section where the kids…

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Book Reviews

‘The Echoing’- book review & blog tour **Giveaway!**

Diana / August 22, 2016

**Giveaway Closed** Books. I love books. Well, most books. Quite often books become my escape, allowing me to leave my own concerns (and piles of laundry) behind and venture into a world created by an author. When Jessica Blackburn asked for volunteers to read and review her new fantasy novel “The Echoing” I jumped at the offer.  As much as…

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Personal Blog

Family Vacation 2016- Camping in Waterton

We spent the whole last week of July on vacation visiting family and having adventures. I had my phone with me to snap photos the whole time but rarely pulled out my camera to document things. On our trip to Waterton I made an effort to take more photos, capturing a few of the fun things we did.


Grandma’s Sweet Relish Recipe- easy to prepare and preserve

It’s my 7th birthday. I’m just like any ordinary 7-year-old, complete with two missing front teeth, a bad haircut, and a love for the girl band “Spice Girls”. Grandma asks me what I would like for my birthday and my immediate response is, “A jar of relish!” You may be thinking my claim to being ordinary is incorrect, as any…

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