We had fun making a banner for Independence Day. All you need are colored paper, pencils, glue, scissors and glitter and yarn, string or ribbon. Just let everybody make their own glitter stars (paper can be any size or shape you want), and once dry, attach them all together on the yarn. This can be adapted to any theme. We even made a pink and purple one for my new granddaughter. At our house we keep things simple. When you have a dozen or so complicated characters running in and out you need to focus on EASY. I learned this at an early age. My parents had 9 kids. My mom was the oldest of 15 kids and dad’s family had 11 kids. When big families get together, it’s all about eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and sitting in any nook or cranny you can find. Yay crazy fun! And there’s always room for one more, so go out and join a big family if you don’t have one of your own.
Welcome to my messy life! I am lucky to live in a beautiful little Wisconsin village with the hubby I grew up with (we married at 16 & 17!). We have 3 lovely grown daughters, sons-in-laws, 6 adored grandkids and countless extended family and friends. By day I’m an administrative supervisor where I’m fortunate to work with some of the best people in the world. I turn into a pumpkin immediately upon coming home at night and therefore cannot leave my beloved cinders before duty calls the next morning. Our house is usually crazy with a parade of characters coming, going, and sometimes staying. There’s never a shortage of people to love or things to organize and share. I enjoy reading and writing, organizing, holding babies, drooling over grandkids, cooking, creating, homemaking, finding old 50 cent things, flowers, the very holiness of living, and simple poetry you don’t forget. I love happy greens, like the worn green velvet on my art room chairs. It beautifully catches the colorful, mundane, and sticky stuff of life: coffee, glitter, ice cream, glue, and cat hair too. Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.