Paper Wreath – tutorial

Paper Wreath – tutorial

It wasn’t beginning to look like Christmas at the Seither House. I had seen pictures posted on Facebook of decorated trees and lights glowing from greenery draped banisters,but the Christmas totes of our decorations were still in a small shed. Every time our kids mentioned getting a tree, I felt my inner Grinch start to […]

Nothing says “Good Morning” like a pipin’ hot biscuit.

Nothing says “Good Morning” like a pipin’ hot biscuit.

I love it when the smell of something baking wakes up my family in the morning. There is nothing like the smell of hot biscuits to rouse even the sleepiest teens out of bed. Whether it is topped with a pat of butter and jam, part of a hearty biscuit and gravy meal, or made […]

Frayed Nerves ~ a guest post by my 17 year old Amy! YIKES!!!

Frayed Nerves ~ a guest post by my 17 year old Amy! YIKES!!!

This is a letter that Amy wrote to her brother, Scott, who is away at Army Boot Camp.  When she read it to me, I told her we had to post it.  For years, Scott and Amy have been threatening to write a book about living with me as pay back for being the subject […]

6 years since Nathan came home from Afganistan

6 years since Nathan came home from Afganistan

Sometimes milestone moments seem much closer in time. It must be the small section of your heart, changed in such a way that from that moment on, you life is never be quite the same.

Another One Leaves The Nest

Another One Leaves The Nest

Do you remember the scene from the movie “Father of the Bride” where Steve Martin’s character is talking to his grown daughter and all of a sudden he sees her when she is 6? In her little child voice she announces, “Daddy…I am getting married!” He shakes his head and wonders where the years have […]

Super cute mummy jar!

Super cute mummy jar!

Super cute and easy! With just a jar, cotton gauze, google eyes and a glue stick you can make these adorable jars that can be filled with candy or add a battery operated tea light and you have a sure to please decoration! From my home to yours!  

Celebrate…National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Celebrate…National Ice Cream Cone Day!

I remember what a treat it was to stop by Thrifty’s and my dad telling us four kids, ”Triple scoops all around!” We peered into the glass case freezer full of cardboard tubs of tantalizing flavors. Mocha Almond Fudge, Mint Chip,  and Butter Brickle were among my favorites.. I think it was 35 cents back then. And […]

Diving into Amy’s Senior year.

Diving into Amy’s Senior year.

I held the piece of paper with Amy’s schedule on it and looked for her first class. It was back to school night, which is an annual event for parents of school age children. This time, was different. It was the last back-to-school night I would be going to with our daughter, Amy, who is […]

Does This Blog Make My Bum Look Big?

Does This Blog Make My Bum Look Big?

I just finished reading a piece about increasing your blog traffic. One of the top nuggets of advice was to make sure your title caught people’s attention. Well, if you are reading this, I guess it worked! There have been several serious bumps in the road. I have been busy marketing my books, creating new […]

Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Love working with Beacon Hill on this project!   If you know of someone who is struggling with the emotion of having their kids leave the next..this is a resource I wished I had when our FIRST ones were leaving.