Category: ’Homey Goodness’

More Tips for Packing for a Family Vacation

June 17th, 2011 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Almost two years ago, my family of three took an eight day/seven night vacation to Orlando, Florida. More recently, my three year old and I made a return visit – this time for five weeks of fun in the Florida sun. Packing was a bit of a challenge on both…

Dairy-Free Scone Recipe

June 7th, 2011 by Dionna - 7 Comments

I attempted my first dairy-free baked good, and it was a tremendous success. Seriously, these were so good that they were gone in the first day. My recipe started as the Dairy-Free Cranberry Scones recipe from, but (of course) I modified it. So here is that recipe with my…

10 Unique Gardening Activities for Kids

March 13th, 2011 by Dionna - 34 Comments

Encouraging a Love of Dirt Gardening for me is more than just a way to save money by growing vegetables. It is humbling. Miraculous. Exhausting. It is an exercise in delayed gratification. It physically connects me to the Earth. Gardening tests my patience while strengthening my spirit. My husband shakes…

Superhero Capes

February 24th, 2011 by Dionna - 4 Comments

For my second February “Familes, Create!” Carnival submission, I made Kieran some superhero capes. Kieran is WAY into superheroes, thanks to his best friend who is also superhero obsessed. Kieran has only actually seen about 5 minutes of a Spiderman movie (thank you, hotel cable), but the minimal exposure does…

Easy Homemade Gift Tutorial: Embroidered Hand

December 22nd, 2010 by Dionna - 12 Comments

It’s almost Christmas, but this handmade craft is a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or any special occasion. The project is easy, affordable, and should take you no more than one hour to complete. Embroidered Hand in 6(.5) Easy Steps 1) Gather your supplies. You’ll need: fabric (I…

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