Man Time

I’m a little past due on this blog. We’ve been busy with sickness the past week. 

Silly boys

So this is what they do when they’re alone.

Our littlest munchkin, John, is one of the blessed, possessing both peanut and tree nut allergies. I realize it could be much worse and am thankful it is not. The peanut allergy has hit Brendon hardest. Lately, he’s been asking quite often when he will get to eat peanut butter again. He’s crafted several hypothetical scenarios where John is out of the picture and he can enjoy this tasty treat.



Always time for a little trail dancing.

Vance, being the thoughtful dad he is, provided just such an opportunity. He and Brendon hiked the Pill Boxes a few Saturdays back. It was their “Man Time”.  It was a great bonding experience for them, boosted Brendon’s hiking confidence and, last but certainly not least, they enjoyed some peanut butter cups on top of the pill box.

Happy boy

One HAPPY boy!

Getting Cosy

Mollie Makes

Following another great tip from Christine, I started a subscription to Mollie Makes. It’s a UK based crafters magazine and they’ve started rolling in…

Mug Cosy

The mug all snug and warm.

Each magazine is packed full of crafting fun and includes a kit of one of the magazine featured crafts. This month the kit was a coffee mug cosy. So cute! May not be necessary or practical, but hey, I buy a lot in this department and this baby I can MAKE!

Pre cosy

My 20+ year old mug, pre-cosy.

Button closure

Super cute faux button closure.

And what do you need to go with a coffee mug in a cosy? A Foxy Coaster! (can you feel the excitement?)


If your birthday is near, you just might be getting a set of foxy coasters.