Category Archives: Gifts

The Family Cookbook

Food is the center for our family gatherings. When preparing food for these gatherings, recipes are created by View full post »

Grandma’s Knit Slippers

Knitting is very much associated with grandmothers of the past. With the children all grown and life more slow paced,View full post »

Soap Making

The first evidence we have of a soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC., the first soap makers wereView full post »

13 Layered Birthday Cake

Certain age milestones are fun to celebrate. It is like peeling and revealing layers, coming into new phases of ourView full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

The Cookie Exchange

Cookie exchanges are a century-old tradition in which participants bake dozens of their favorite cookie, then take themView full post »

Tiny Postal Service

It is the season of gift giving, and the early flow of sending cards and packages through mail to loved ones hasView full post »

Peg Doll Family : DIY

We enjoy decorating our homes with things we love. Our home is our comfort and soul…a refuge.  It is an intimateView full post »

A Marriage Journal

A routine or ‘ritual’ in a marriage is very important. It reconnects us to the intimacy of these sacredView full post »

Granny Squares : Girls Night

When the weather starts to cool, we tend to cuddle up in a favorite cozy blanket and call it our ‘happy placeView full post »

The Giving Plate

Many of us are blessed and wish to give thanks this season. A simple and meaningful way to pass on love and gratitude isView full post »

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

It is crab apple season, and with it comes boxes upon boxes for making all sorts of canned goods. The canning processView full post »

Mail Gift Boxes

We all love getting something in the mail. It is special and thoughtful. The most special are the gifts unexpected. TheView full post »

Schultute : First Day of School

The tradition of the “Schultüte” leads back to approximately 1810, in Germany. When children in Germany,View full post »

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!” This is something we wish for each of our children to do. Every oneView full post »

Heirloom Memory Quilt

Having a warm blanket to wrap up in is so comforting. To make it more special, a Heirloom Memory Quilt can be made thatView full post »

Rituals of Pleasure

We know the world is a busy place and getting busier. Our challenge is to slow down and enjoy the moment. To achieveView full post »

A Pineapple Welcome

When welcoming a new neighbor or visiting a friend, you can bring them a pineapple as a symbol of friendship andView full post »