• Kids Homemade Halloween Costumes
    Halloween,  Holidays

    Kids Homemade Halloween Costumes

    Remember when we were young and we used to make or have help making our homemade Halloween costumes? I honestly can’t remember my Mama and Daddy ever going out and spending money at a store on a costume. (Especially not the kind of money they are charging these days for children’s costumes). Well with that in mind we came across some really cute kids’ costumes on allyou.com, that are easy to make with your children. We just love cute little children in Halloween costumes, so please send us pictures of your little ghosties and goblins, fairies, and princesses or maybe even one of the costume ideas we posted here. We…

  • Children,  Halloween

    Mummy Halloween Candy Holder

    Mummy Halloween Candy Holder tutorial. These little cuties will look perfect on your coffee table to serve up goodies or as candy cups on a table for a kids Halloween Party!! We originally got the directions and idea from Parents.com What You’ll Need 4-ounce plastic water bottle Utility knife Quart-size plastic container Small cotton balls Googly eyes Tacky glue Cheesecloth Scissors   Step 1 (Dad) For the mini mummy, use a utility knife to cut the top off a 4-ounce water bottle. For the larger mummy, use an empty quart-size plastic container. Step 2 Glue a cotton ball to the middle of the small bottle for the nose, then glue…

  • Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 2 – The Essence Of Good Manners & Etiquette

    The Proper Southern Manners Series will be covering the Essence of Good Manners and Etiquette. Of course these posts are not all inclusive and there is so much more that could be added, but we thought it was at least a good place to start. Make it a great day, you deserve it! Tracey Proper Southern Manners The Essence of Good Manners The great underlying principle that guides all good manners is summed up most efficiently and exquisitely by Jesus Christ when He said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, …” (Matthew 7:12, NIV) In this simple statement you have the yardstick…

  • Proper Southern Manners
    Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners

    Proper Southern Manners What has happened to Proper Southern Manners? Heck, what has happened to manners in general? I have noticed lately that manners have basically just gone right out the darn window. Walking into a store, young men don’t hold doors any longer (well my son Jacob does and Aileen’s son Zack does).  The language you hear coming out of some of these kids these days is enough to make a sailor cringe and I should know as I am married to one. Even though Tom was a sailor he often cringes hearing these kids. Well I decided that I would post portions of a Booklet on Southern Manners,…

  • An Explanation Of God
    Children,  Life Lessons

    An Explanation Of God, By An 8 Year Old. Could You Have Done As Well?

    An Explanation Of God, By An 8 Year Old. Could You Have Done As Well? This was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to ‘explain God.’ I wonder if any of us could have done as well? EXPLANATION OF GOD:‘One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take…

  • Think Before You Speak

    Think Before You Speak

    Think before you speak…Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak – the last one is great!Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back..Here are the Testimonials of a few people who did…. FIRST TESTIMONY: I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly, “How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?” I turned around and walked back out and never went back. My husband didn’t say a word… he knew better. ***These only get worse so if you get offended by things like this, stop reading now! SECOND…

  • Children,  Just Plain Southern

    Saying Grace In A Restaurant

    Saying Grace in a Restaurant! Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.As we bowed our heads he said,“God is good, God is great.Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you moreif Mom gets us ice-cream for dessert.And Liberty and justice for all!Amen” Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby,I heard a woman remark,“That’s what’s wrong with this country.Kids today don’t even know how to pray.Asking God for ice-cream!Why, I never!” Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,“Did I do it wrong?Is God mad at me?” As I held him and assured him…

  • Life Lessons

    The Three Trees (An Important Life Lesson)

    The Three Trees (An Important Life Lesson) There were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, ‘Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.’ Then the second tree said, ‘Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and Queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.’ Finally the third tree said, ‘I want to…