Christmas Eve Brunch

We received a few questions about the Christmas brunch we hosted for my family. Here are some quick details and if you have more questions, feel free to ask and I can add the answer to the post. 🙂 Since my nephew's birthday was not too long ago and my parents hosted at their house,... Continue Reading →

Cat’s Cradle Book Kit

Who knew string could be so fun? Who knew it would be a family bonding activity? Who knew people are so creative to come up with string figures? Who knew string could occupy you for long periods of time? Oh, so many questions! :p *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *Cat's... Continue Reading →

Ellie Claire Art Journals

Can we just say, "WOW?" When these arrived, we were amazed by how gorgeous these books are! We were very impressed by the quality of the last books we got that were from Museum of the Bible so we shouldn't have been surprised. Read on and take a look at some of the pages of... Continue Reading →

Who Sang the First Song?

Who sang the first song? That's a great question! This book talks all about songs. Yes, regular songs, but not only regular songs with music from instruments and words from our lips. There are wind songs, there are hooting songs, but the best song of all is...well, you'll see. Kids will also enjoy the beautiful... Continue Reading →

Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We usually modify recipes to our own likes, dietary tolerances, cooking skills 😉 , and budget. This is the ORIGINAL RECIPE I followed. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. I made some notes at the top portion, but the full list of ingredients and instructions are at the bottom.... Continue Reading →

Healed By Grace 2

I love a good story. Whether it is a made-up story from a book or a story my grandmother told me about her childhood, I think stories have a way of connecting people. Our church has been celebrating different "heritage months" through the year, and it has brought about many stories. There have been stories... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading 2018: Castro Valley Library

The third reading program of the season we're signed up for is the San Leandro Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Read about other national and local-to-us reading programs HERE. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. 3 Simple Steps Step 0 :: Sign up at the library or sign up online.... Continue Reading →

Day 6: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 4: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading 2018: Barnes and Noble

[Note: This is a repost of an old post with slight updates.] And so it begins… We enjoy our park playdates and mini-road trips and vacations and bike rides and Vacation Bible School during the summer months, but we’re also super chill and bookworm-ish (read: nerdy), so we enjoy all the different summer reading programs.... Continue Reading →

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