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Memorial Day Sun Catcher Pin

Memorial Day Sun Catcher Pin

To Honor this Memorial Day, my twin 4 year old boys and my 18 month old son helped me to make sun catcher pins to gift and honor their grandpa with. Their grandpa is a retired Master Sergeant veteran from the United States Air Force. My sons also made enough for our whole family to wear to honor our military everywhere on this day. Materials: Pony Beads ( in this case, red, white and blue.) A medium size cup cake…

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Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

…And I’m proud to be an American Where at least I know I’m free And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up Next to you and defend her still today Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA…. The Lyrics by Lee Greenwood in the song “God Bless the USA” express my love for this country wonderfully. Today is Memorial Day in the United…

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That Dreaded In-Law Word

That Dreaded In-Law Word

I don’t know how many of you wives out there can admit this. But I have to say that I LOVE my “in-laws”! I was extremely blessed to have a wonderful relationship with my husbands family. Each and every one of them! When someone gets married it seems like the word “in-law” is a taboo word that needs to be avoided at all cost along with the person. Most daughter-in-laws don’t actually get to call their in-law parents “mom” and…

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Birch Bark Quill Box

Birch Bark Quill Box

Have you ever looked at a handmade creation and thought, “Wow, I wish I could make that?” I think¬† that very thought often in my life. In fact, most of what I make in this blog is inspired by something that I’ve seen and have made into my own creation. Today I’d like to show you my hand made quill box. Quill boxes and baskets have been around for hundreds of years. Originally, quill boxes are of a Native American…

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Remembered Sayings of a Mother

Remembered Sayings of a Mother

Today I would like to honor my mother with telling about a little of her life with her children. As Mothers Day nears, we all find our selves thinking back on all the memories that we have had with our mother. That’s what this day is made for right? It’s a great day to honor our mothers and all the things that they have done for us, their children. I think that I speak for all adult children around the…

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A Son’s Memories

A Son’s Memories

When my mother passed away, I inherited a large box of negatives of old photographs. I personally love my pictures and genealogy, so my family let me have them. I spent all summer scanning them into a computer. Wow! Was that a huge job to do and very time consuming! I made all my siblings copies of all that I scanned for their Christmas Presents. They loved it! Before they knew I was making these for them, my older brother…

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Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful hobby. It helps keep the body and soul healthy in many ways. For one, it is hard work! You gotta do a lot of digging and prepping and pulling weeds! You don’t need the gym as much if you love to garden and are out in it and in the sunshine all the time. Also, sad to say, you have to have quite a bit of knowledge on how and where and what to be able…

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Honoring by Regrowing

Honoring by Regrowing

Good morning fellow gardeners! Or non-greened thumbed people who want to be gardeners like me. I’d like to share some of my favorite plants to grow because they are super easy and no fail! I know that you might be thinking that this post does not quite follow the theme of my blog in “honoring people, places, or things” but I can help give you a few ideas how it might. How many of you would like to have a…

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Elk Ivory Pendant

Elk Ivory Pendant

Want a way to remember a hunting trip? My friend Joseph wanted to remember his first elk that he has hunted by having me make him something from his elks ivory. Every elk has 2 “canine teeth” that are called Elk ivory.¬† They can also be called “buglers” or “whistlers”. They pop out of an elks mouth when they are about 2 or 3 years old and the older the elk gets, the larger the elk ivory. Elk ivory is…

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First Elk Hunt

First Elk Hunt

Do you folks like to hunt? I know my family does. We enjoy the outing and will often make a week long adventure out of it. Hunting time makes great memories and helps put food on the table and in the freezer. I was raised to use as much as the animal as possible and try not to have any waist. This is a way that we can all HONOR mother nature and the animals in God’s Creation. I have…

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