Category Archives: Creating Beauty

Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up

This week the 4 Moms are sharing quick and easy holiday recipes. I shared several fun easy recipes in my post on ideas for food gifts, but today I’m going to teach you how to make a festive, edible serving tray.   This is a good idea for taking treats to someone’s home as you…

Quick and Easy Holiday Crafts: 4 Moms

cinnamon ornament gift tag Christmas

Today the 4 Moms are sharing some quick and easy holiday crafts. Beaded Bobby Pins What girl doesn’t love something pretty for her hair? These beaded bobby pins are fun to make and fun to receive. Marshmallow Gun This marshmallow gun is always a huge hit. It has the fun of a Nerf gun with…

House Projects Or I’m Officially Crazy

On Monday (15 days before baby is scheduled to arrive) I looked around our living area and decided that I was tired of the wall color. I also decided that while we were at it, we should go ahead and paint all of the wood trim white. Oh, and I’ve dis-liked the popcorn covered soffet…

Kitchen Progress and CSA Produce

wooden wood counter top in kitchen dining room

Many of RO’s Facebook fans know that we would love to move to a place with more property in order to grow and raise more of our own food. In the meantime, it’s been amazing to watch how God has worked to provide us with fresh, wholesome food in the middle of our subdivision. We’ve…

Big {Home} Changes

When we moved to Knoxville, God blessed us with a beautiful, large home. At the time we prayed that He would enable us to use it for His glory. We prayed that, if it was His will, He would fill the house with children (we had 7 at the time) and we prayed that we…

Weekend Links: Christmas Decorating and More

christmas gifts packages

The children and I have been scouring Pinterest for ideas to decorate using items that we already have. We paired these simple mason jar, Epsom salt candle holders with fresh greenery from our back yard, gold organza fabric (left over from a previous project), sparkly red and gold ball ornaments and the old classic string-of-lights-in-mason-jars…

Homemade Cinnamon Gift Tags: Kids Can Make This

cinnamon ornament gift tag Christmas

You’ve probably seen these delightful smelling cinnamon/glue/applesauce Christmas ornaments before. We’ve made them several different years. This year we added puff paint and Sharpies to spiff up our ornaments and to make them do double duty as adorable gift tags. Cinnamon Ornaments 1 1/2 cups cinnamon 1 cup applesauce 1/3 cup white school glue Mix…

Picnic Recipes: A 4 Moms Link-Up

ant hamburger cupcakes

It’s summer and picnic season is in full swing and because we’re here to help the 4 Moms of Many are hosting a picnic recipe link-up today. Here’s your opportunity to garner some new ideas and be able to wow your guests with the great food. At least I’m hoping so because we’ll be attending…

A Big Birthday Party the Simple Way

Cowboy Colby (4)

We generally have simple birthday celebrations for a couple of reasons. First because planning a big birthday party can get complicated and second because of the expense of hosting a large birthday party. But every once in a while it’s nice to go big and Shindigz makes going big or staying little easy. Recently Shingdigz …

Cowboy Cupcake Tutorial

Cowboy Cupcakes

After years of not being able to make fun, pretty birthday cakes, the kids and I are completely addicted to crafting adorable cupcakes thanks to  Hello, Cupcake! (Check out our hamburger and ant cupcakes and the spaghetti and meatball cupcakes.) So for Nicholas’ third birthday we decided to do both cowboy and horse cupcakes. These…