Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Crafts

In case you need some crafty-ness to fill your Halloween weekend:

Wood Block Pumpkins (with nails for stems and scrap fabric for leaves):

 Inspired here but definitely a different project!

Felt Beanbags (with ribbon stems and ric-rac leaves):

I'll be using these on Monday for a game with Katie's preschool class!

Tie Dyed Leaves:
Instructions found here!

Happy Halloweening!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some Links . . .

. . . for your reading enjoyment:

on parenting:

I Don't Want My Children to be Happy
Summer Reading Idea
Printable Lunchbox Notes

on orphan care:

Am I a Hero?

on women's ministry:

In Which I Write a Letter to Women's Ministry


Monte Cristos (haven't tried these yet, but purchased everything; will letcha know . . . )
Bacon Ranch Chicken (have tried this -- it was a hit at our house!)


Pennant Banner (making a variation of one of these for a baby shower -- can't wait to see the finished product!)

Leave me some comment love with suggestions of other links I should look at!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Pun'kins


October is halfway over and I haven't even posted once.  Is it just us, or is your October super-busy?  Going to type whatever comes to mind . . . it's sure to be random!

The girls just had two days off of school.  Days like that make me realize how much I miss having them home!  Don't get me wrong ~ they love school and I'm adjusting to having some time to myself (if you count myself as me and Peanut)!  I have been surprised at how hard it's been for me to adjust having actual time to get something  done.  It was really like I went from 5 kids to half a kid in just a few weeks and it's been a challenge to figure out how to do life this way.  Weird, I know.

Reading some really good and really challenging books right now! My "mom's Bible study group" is going through  When God Weeps.  Our small group is reading Radical.  Scared of that one!  And some sweet women in my life are reading What Women Fear with me.  All convicting especially coupled with our church's study through 2 Corinthians.

The girls slept in sponge curlers last night.  There is one in the toilet upstairs.  I imagine one of them went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it fell in.  Gross.  Told you, random!

Can I end on that note?  More random to come this week, I'm sure!