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So … my grandson loves Iron Man. I would prefer him to still be content with Mickey and Minnie, but he’s moved on, and in a big way. Almost every day, he asks, “Can we go to Target and look at Iron Man?” This, while clutching[...]
When my daughter, Tera, was a little girl, she had a boatload of Barbies in her castle-themed bedroom, and a pink Barbie jeep. She had several big, expensive porcelain dolls — all gifts from her grandmother. She had a growing collection[...]
From the time Gage began to speak, he loved to stand in front of our refrigerator and try out his new skills. “Mama! Da!” he would say, pointing to the pictures I’d hung there. But he wasn’t content with just showing off his[...]
A few years back, I offered to teach the women at our Home Skills Fellowship how to make a rag quilt. I hoped at least three or four women would be interested, but twenty showed up, and of those, half had never sat at a sewing machine before. But that[...]
I'm in absolute chalkboard heaven.
About a month ago, I stumbled upon Martha Stewart's recipe for custom chalkboard paint. I'd seen black and green chalkboard spray paint at the craft store, but chalkboard paint in any color of the rainbow? O, could it be true? Martha generally tells the truth, except for those instances when she's trying to convince us that gold leaf-brushed cookies are edible and delicious. Anyway, I wanted it to be true, so I scribbled a quick list, flew to Home Depot and Michael's, and have been cranking out chalkboards in spare moments ever since ...