Category Archives: Creating Beauty

Bella’s Sheldon

Sheldon is a simple, fun pattern that is available free online. I knit this one up for Bella’s Christmas present. Sheldon’s ‘shell’ is removable which makes a fun possibility of making different shells for different occasions.  It was a quick knit and is on my ‘do-again’ list as Colby (4) is enthralled with Bella’s Sheldon…

The 4 Moms Spring Clean

Or at least some of them do. You know what they say about the best laid plans… Yesterday I spent much of the day holding this precious sick baby girl   and loving every single second of it. God is so very good that even in the midst of sickness, the direct result of sin,…

Rainbow Cake

Last Friday afternoon I tackled the beautiful Rainbow cake featured on Martha Stewart.com. I had my HP Mini, (you know the one that I won with this humorous post about the kids waiting for a turn on our one computer) with the recipe on it in the kitchen with me and as I worked I…

Personalized Table Cloth: Kids Can Make This

Four years ago the children and I created a fall themed table cloth incorporating the hand prints of everyone in our family.  Every year we get it out,  marvel at how much they have grown and enjoy remembering the fun time we had making it. Since we’ve added 2 children to our family since 2006…

4 Moms Share Family Traditions

This week the 4 Moms of Many are talking about family traditions.  Traditions help give our children a sense of family history and culture and a feeling of belonging.   They are experts on their own family traditions. Traditions also create lasting memories. It’s fun to listen to a 4 or 5 year old say…

Christmas Gifts to Make: 4 Moms

This week the four moms are talking Christmas and sharing ideas for gifts and crafts.  Be sure to link up your creative ideas at the bottom of this post and visit Deputy Headmistress, Connie and KimC. Choosing and making Christmas gifts is one of the highlights of the holidays for our children.  The older ones…

Salt Dough Recipe and Olive Preschool

Every morning after chore time and before I tackle school work with the older children I spend some time with our youngest children.  We call this preschool and our little ones enjoy the focused time with mom and getting to choose a fun activity each day.  Sometimes they have a whole week of activities selected…

4 Moms Open House Bedrooms Part 2

Welcome to the 4 Moms, 35 Kids open house.  Please visit other open house posts and link up at the bottom of this post Last week we looked at the boy’s and the little girl’s bedrooms.   This week we’ll peek into our big girl’s room and the master bedroom. Master Bedroom Our master bedroom…

4 Moms Open House: Bedrooms Part 1

Welcome to the 4 Moms, 35 Kids open house tour.  We’ve toured the yard and entryway, the kitchen and dining room and the school/living areas.  This week we’ll peak into some of our bedrooms (more bedrooms next week) and you’ll have the opportunity to link up your bedroom tour posts. Boy’s room Home to our…

4 Moms Open House: Kitchen and Dining Room

Welcome to the second week of  4 Moms: How Moms of Many Manage open house.  Please feel free to link up your post tour of your kitchen and dining room below and visit the other moms of many KimC, Connie and The Deputy Headmistress to see how things work in their food areas. Last week…

4 Moms Open House: Yard and Entry

Welcome to our month long open house series. Each Thursday during the month of August 4 Moms and 35 Kids ( Connie, Deptuty Headmistress, KimC and I)  invite you into our homes for a glimpse at how we  set up, organize and manage homes for our larger than average families. This week we’ll cover our…

Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen the little crocheted baby hats with huge flowers on them, so cute.  Since I love making baby hats I was on the look out for a way to inexpensively incorporate these huge flowers, different colors with different hats to match different outfits. These inexpensive, easy to make flower hair clips fit…