Teaching Good Things

Practical Skills for Real Life

Teaching Good Things - Practical Skills for Real Life

Singer Sewing Machine Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be able to give one of these Singer machines away to one of my readers! This is only for my US readers, thank you for understanding!

This machine is easy to use and is great for a beginner who may get overwhelmed with the options of most machines.

  • 21 Built-in Stitches with stitch guide included in the manual
  • Fully Automatic Needle Threader – sewing’s biggest timesaver
  • Adjustable Stitch Length helps keep seams strong and prevents bunching
  • 1 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonhole – professional results at the touch of a button
  • Free Accessories Included with on-board storage

Think birthday gift… Christmas gift… or give it to someone who just wants to learn!

I will choose a winner via Rafflecopter on May 1st.


Make Ahead Brunch Ideas

Brunch Ideas

If you have been a reader of this blog for any amount of time you know I’m all about family and community. I love gathering people around my table and practicing hospitality.

I find it interesting that there was a table with food and drink in the temple. That one of the sacraments of the Church is around a communion table.  Jesus often used the gathering around food to teach and satisfy. One of the last times He spoke intimately with his disciples was around a table.


Locket Filled with Organic Lip Balm Giveaway

When I was growing up my mother loved Avon, and I was the only daughter so I was spoiled with all kinds of trinkets.

Some of my favorite things she’d buy me were the pins that had chap-stick or perfume in them! Anyone else remember these? I just LOVED them!

(This one was my favorite! The legs swung back and forth.)

Last week I was contacted by Katie, at Maidens for Modesty who is making and selling these nice lockets with organic lip balm in them. What a flood of memories that came to me.


10 Attributes of the Fierce, Fearless Femina

 10.) She’s meek.

She’s powerful, but self controlled.  But her whit and wisdom keep her power in check, she keeps a tight reign on her force.  She understands that power restrained builds empires,  where unleashed force can only destroy.

 (Didn’t you see Frozen? Yeah, don’t let that go…)

9.) She has a plan.

She’s not out there living willy nilly, hoping that good things happen. She knows what she wants. She has goals, a vision and nothing is going to stop her. She has an in-writing, achievable timeline for getting what she wants.


Hey Jude!

Thursday night just before midnight the Lord brought our grandson, Joshua Jude, into the world, weighing in at 8.9.

The Lord was so very gracious in many ways through labor and delivery and even before that because last week on his due date we had snow on the ground, which is a big deal for Alabama.

We were even able to celebrate Javi’s first birthday in the snow storm as we awaited Jude’s arrival.


life, learning, working… all intertwined… naturally!

You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging much, or maybe you haven’t.

Our life has gotten so busy, so industrious that the blog is waaaay down on my list of priorities. It’s not because I don’t have anything I want to blog about, actually, I keep saying, “I’m going to write a post about ‘that’ (insert passionate topic), but at the end of the day when I sit down to type, I am so exhausted my brain can not form a sentence.


Yankee T-Shirt Quilt

So what do you do with all those t-shirts you’ve saved from high school, teams, concerts, races…whatever… ?

You make them into a quilt!

Here is one I made several years ago that included adding this boy’s scouting patches to the boarder. He took it to college with him!

There are several ways of making a t-shirt quilt, but using the rag quilt technique is the easiest!