Archive for November, 2009


Friday, November 20th, 2009

Even though I’m really a coffee lover, I really like tea too. James bought me a Pfaltgraff WinterBerry tea pot a couple Christmases ago. Since then I’ve been trying different loose leaf teas and really enjoying them. I was just thinking it’s getting chilly and time to start brewing the tea again. I saw this […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, November 20th, 2009

300 Incredible Photography Tips Best Books for Boys a book list compiled by a boy Cream filled Pumpkin Cupcakes mmm! Here’s a great tool for your inquisitive children. James is always asking me how many days old he is, or something like that. Now I don’t have to think! Freezer Mashed Potatoes sounds like a […]

Midweek Blessings

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

We had some more blessings that I wanted to share before Monday! 1. I got a piano student out of the blue. She started yesterday. I may have a couple more starting soon too. 2. The plant manager at Lee’s job handed him his paycheck yesterday and said, “You’re doing a great job. We’re giving […]

More True Confessions?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

A few weeks ago, I shared some confessions with you and you shared some with me. I thought it worked pretty well, so here are a few more. 1. I said I don’t grind my own wheat or make my own bread. However, I think it’s cool for those who do–I don’t have any sort […]

Colonial House~review

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I mentioned in an “outside the frame” feature that I found a mini-series from PBS called Colonial House. We are reading The Landing of the Pilgrims right now and just finished a book about Squanto and I decided this would be a great show to watch to add to what we’ve learned. I borrowed it […]

Works of God

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Any Works of God in your life this week? I’m thankful for health–even though we’ve not been feeling well. James got “it” yesterday. Hopefully today he’s better.  I’m thankful though that it’s just a small thing and that we have immune systems to fight it off. I’m thankful for coupons–got some good deals this week. […]

But For Your Grace

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: We’ve sung this song at church for the past year or so. I really enjoy this variation. When they sing, “But for your grace, I would go my way.” I get teary eyed. It’s […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, November 13th, 2009

This wreath is pretty–it’s made from book pages. Art Project for kids has a fun project. How to draw a turkey. Pretty homemade gift tags. English muffin bread–mmm! It sounds good. Great ideas for gifts to make–homemade drink mixes Free sheet music for piano Knitting on Shorpy-1918 soldiers at Walter Reed hospital

On the couch

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Something has been keeping me down! I don’t know what it is but I did a lot of sleeping today! I had a bunch of ideas to post and they’ve pretty much flown the coop. I didn’t even check my email until after 6:30 today. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back to normal!

Back in the Groove (I think)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

School has been going so well the past several days. I love it when I feel like we’ve accomplished a lot and learned a lot at the end of the day. I’ve been feeling unmotivated and “out of the groove” since the day my Grandma died. We had only been at school for about 2 […]