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  • A Day In YOUR Life…

    Sep 27

    When I think about my day to day life, it doesn't seem very interesting, but I'm sure my children will wonder what I was like as a young mother. I know I've asked my Mom about her life raising 4 young kids, because my memory of those days is very blurry. I don't really remember what my Mom was like until I hit probably 10 years old. While your ever...

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  • Finger Paint a Family Tree

    Sep 23

    Every kid loves to finger paint. So, why not take advantage of that love, and share with them a little family history in the process? There are a few fun ways that you can have your children get their hands a little dirty and create a family tree they can hang in their room and remember their relatives whenever they look at the craft they created. ...

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  • Give Back by Returning Letters

    Sep 15

    My husband's grandparents have a quirky little habit. We often send photos of the kids, or us, or letters to them, and they will photo copy them, and return them. It always makes me laugh to get pictures that I have sent them over the years in the mail, back. But, I love to keep those precious memories, and if they are really old, I love getting th...

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  • Study the Skill of Scrapbooking

    Sep 13

    If you are new to scrapbooking, or new to heritage scrapbooking, then feeling overwhelmed can be completely normal. I know that when I first started, I would look at others' layouts and think, "Wow. They are so good. I could never do that." However, there is a secret in the scrapbooking world, and that secret is that it is OK to be a copycat. The t...

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  • Sibling Love

    Sep 6

    One thing I have loved about being a Mom is watching the love grow between my children. I have a boy and a girl, and their bond as siblings is something that I cherish. I am close with my own siblings as well. I loved coming from a family of four kids, and I think the bond between siblings is undeniable. It is something that lasts forever. Only...

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  • Decorate Your Wedding With Family History

    Aug 25

    I have been seeing some great ideas floating around lately about decorating with Family History. It got me thinking about other ways we can include our deceased ancestors in family affairs. And, I thought, "Why not a wedding?" It is one of the most joyous days of your life, and who do you want to share it with if not family? Past or present. To ...

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  • Map It and Scrap It with October Afternoon

    Aug 23

    There is a new line of scrapbooking supplies from October Afternoon called Boarding Pass that I saw used on a layout about one family's immigrants, and I knew I had to share it here. It is the perfect paper and scrapbooking line of products for what most family history's have. A story of an immigrant. I ran across this line when I ran across a...

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  • Family History Blocks

    Aug 15

    Last year, I made some cute wooden blocks (pictured on the left) for my mantel to spell out the word Harvest for my fall decorating. It was a simple task using a 2x4 cut to different sizes, scrapbook paper, mod podge, paint, and vinyl letters. It quickly became one of my favorite holiday decorations. So simple and easy. I recently ran across a s...

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  • Tracing Woodend Family Roots England to Zimbabwe

    Aug 2

    What struck me was the intensity of the request by a woman on the comment section for information on her great grandfather written out on the April 28th FamilyTree.com Genealogy Blog which discussed searching for ancestors in the United Kingdom. Here, was this individual’s ancestor, who was a native of England, beginning a new life in Rhodesia (n...

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  • Heritage Scrapbooking With Your Kids

    Jul 29

    I have blogged before about getting your kids to love heritage scrapbooking. It is not an easy task, but kids love to help. And, depending on their age, you can let them. My two little ones love to just look at my stuff and touch all the pretty, shiny things. But, there are ways that you can let them help a little more. Now, before you cringe a...

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