Painted Snowman Ornament Tutorial

There's just something about a snowman that makes me smile. The thought of C, G, and H making them on a snowy day, the simplicity of three balls of snow, a corn cob pipe and a button nose, or memories of Frosty songs long sung. These memories all bring joy and because of that, snowmen have become … [Read more...]

Top 7 Kitchen Must Haves And A Wish List

I spend A LOT of time in the kitchen. It is all because I want to. I really like to cook and bake...and experiment. I grew up in a house where my mom also spent a lot of time in the kitchen. She too is an awesome cook. I'm pretty sure I got it from her. Every year I see new products that go on my … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Chocolate Drop Cookies {Recipe} #RealCookieSwap

One of my very favorite cookies also happens to be one of Ben's --> score! AND a family recipe --> double score! When I met Ben he had long been enjoying what his family called Chocolate Drop Cookies. His grandmother had made them as he was growing up and it was such a treat to eat them. … [Read more...]

DIY Yarn Ball Snowman Craft

I am a knitter and so clearly I am addicted to all things yarn. I love the look, I love the feel, I love using it for everything I can. I've got a yarn stash that can feed my knitting for years to come. It started when I was in my early 20's as I took classes at The Lamb's Wool in Lansdale and has … [Read more...]

7 Inviting DIY Christmas Wreaths

I love a good holiday wreath. I really LOVE a good holiday wreath! Every year as we head out to get our tree, I make sure that when we cut it down (yes, we totally cut our own), Ben saves tons of those bottom branches for wreath making. I usually have enough to make two full wreaths. Depending on … [Read more...]

Monster Make a Match Game – Mama May I {Review}

I have long been admiring the work of Jessica Perkins as she opened her online shop, Mama May I. Filled with handmade learning toys for ages ranging from infant through childhood, it is a shop based off of naturally ecofriendly priciples as well as a mission that I believe in. Jessica was … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 2013

I hope you all are enjoying this Christmas with your beautiful families as I will be with mine. Excitement fills the air in our house, the smell of baking, and the thankfulness of all that we have top it off! … [Read more...]

Christmas Charm Round Up for the Rainbow Loom

A month or so ago, my good friend Barb from A Life in Balance wrote a post on How to Rainbow Loom Frugally. It was a hit! Her kids have been really into creating charms using the Rainbow Loom so she was kind enough to write a round up for The Vintage Mom on some of the videos they have been using to … [Read more...]

Christmas Drop Cookies {Recipe}

When Great Grandma comes...we make cookies! Not just any cookies but Great Grandma Joyce's chocolate drop cookies. These are the ones that my husband remembers ALWAYS being at her house when he was young. They were a favorite of all the grandchildren. It was a recipe that for years she carried in … [Read more...]

Santa’s Paradise Express – A Day Out at The Strasburg Railroad and Choo Choo Barn

H is obsessed with trains. Obsessed. Choo Choo was definitely his first phrase and after "bishie", one of his first words. He loves trains! Last year we went to The Choo Choo Barn and Strasburg for a train ride. Of course C and G loved it (any kid does), but H was still in a stroller and … [Read more...]

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