The Ginger bread House Every year since my son was born we have made ginger bread houses. When he was really little we made houses out of graham crackers. That is the easiest to do with little ones. Then when he got to be  about 4 or 6 we bought the prepackaged houses and would…

Have a Happy Summer!

School is out  & Summer has begun ! ( If it ever stops raining that is) I’m signing off for a couple of months while I enjoy my family over the summer holiday. I will be back in the Fall when the little one is back in school.  I hope you all enjoy your Summer!…

Family & Friends Entertaining Outside ideas

My family enjoys gathering  with our kith & Kin (Kith means friends). In the summer time we love to be outdoors. Here is  some inspiration for you to have your own outside gathering. It shouldn’t take a lot to pull together. Cut some flowers from your yard, pull out your good dishes, and have everyone…

Napkins for a Tea Party

I just listed these whimsical napkins in my Etsy store My Pretty Poppies. Over the next few days I will be adding the matching table cloths and napkin ring holders. The table cloths would fit a child’s 24 x24 table. They would make a great gift for a little girl or even a mom who…

Slow down and smell the flowers

It’s that time of year when families are  in full throttle . Running with the kids to games, school concerts, plays, recitals. The weeks blend into each other until Summer vacation hits. It’s also one of the most beautiful times of the year. The trees & bushes are in full bloom. They are  decked out…

Pinewood Derby Time

This was our son’s first year at the Pinewood Derby in his pack. He decided he wanted to try Boy Scouts this year. He is in Weblos 1. We found a great den in the next town over from us. He is very active so we wanted to find a den that did a lot…

Does the male in your life Craft?

When you think of crafts you think of women crafting. Did you know that fly tying is a craft.  The intricacies that goes into making a fly ? Tying flies is the craft of making an item looking as really as possible. My husband started showing our son how to tie when he was just…

The White Mountains in New Hampshire

The White Mountains is a great place to visit. Their is so much to do up here. Check out this view. The mountain in the very back is Mount Washington. It’s known for  having the world’s worst weather. North Conway sits in the Valley about 40 miles from Mount Washington. There are activities going on…