Our Robins and Their Nest

Those of you who follow Homemaking with Monica on facebook and Instagram, know that we’ve enjoyed watching a robin family on our back porch. I thought it might be fun to post a progression of photos, including the babies leaving the nest. Enjoy!

 

robin nest

 

robin nest

 

robin nest

 

robin nest

 

robin nest

 

robin nest

 

baby robin

 

baby robin

 

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More Music

It’s that time of year. Lot’s of recitals and concerts to finish out the school year. Yesterday, was the day of my spring studio recital. I thought you might enjoy some of the kids’ performances.

Clara performed a violin solo. She liked how it sounded in the church with those high ceilings.

 

Here’s Nick playing Premier Boogie. He was thinking about asking people to dance while he played. {And probably would have if […]

Lots of Music

These last few weeks have been crazy busy. Lots of music, school and yard work. Today, I thought I’d share some musical performances from this past week.

Here is Clara playing at her piano recital. A great afternoon of music, as usual.

 

These three pieces are from Clara’s Chamber Strings concert. She’s sitting first violin, second chair.

 

 

Here she’s the second one standing on the right.

Hope you […]

Spring Shop Window Display with Tutorial

spring shop window

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It was time to update the window of our piano teacher’s studio. {Check out our first window display here.} Since Easter is already almost here, I decided to go with a more general spring theme so we could leave it hanging for a while. What could be more spring than flowers, birds and butterflies.

These spring garlands would look great in your home, too. Just follow the simple tutorial […]

How to Make a Globe Ring

globe ring

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I am so excited to be able to share this whimsical woodland globe ring tutorial with you today. I can’t remember exactly when or where I first came across this idea, but I knew I would have to try and make one. So, I got on Etsy, did some research and used the gift cards I received for my birthday to order supplies.

This ring turned out way better than […]

How to Dress Up a Plain Nest

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Spring is definitely starting to make it’s appearance here in central Ohio as evidenced by the carpet of winter aconites in my garden. The bees are busy, too!

 

 

After having so much fun decorating the mantle for Valentine’s Day, I decided to work on some projects for a spring theme. Today, I am showing you how to dress up a plain bird’s nest. Enjoy!

 

Supplies needed:

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Picture Earring and Pendant Necklace Tutorial

picture jewelry

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I recently discovered this nifty sticker maker. Of course, I just had to try it out. We used it at our craft club to make earrings, but I am also showing you how you can make pendant necklaces using this method. It is definitely much easier than the glaze method I’ve used previously.

For more of what we made at our last craft club check out the cabochon jewelry and […]

Glitter Ring and Earring DIY

Glitter jewelry

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At our last craft club get-together it was my turn to organize and teach a craft. I chose several earring and ring projects. I’ve already shared the cabochon jewelry with you and today we’re moving on to a glitter project. {No surprise there, right. } It’s actually quite similar to the glitter necklace pendant I shared a while back.

Enjoy!

 

Supplies needed

ring base with glass insert earring setting […]

How to Make Flower Cabochon Rings and Earrings

Cabochon Jewelry

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This past Friday evening it was my turn to host our craft club. The goal of our club is to start making gifts for Christmas and to enjoy some time together laughing and eating. {You can check out the Strawberry Chocolate Trifle I made here. It was super delicious!}

I chose to teach everyone how to make several different earrings and rings. Today, I’m sharing this very simple cabochon jewelry […]

Strawberry Chocolate Trifle Recipe

strawberry chocolate trifle

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The other day I was craving strawberries, chocolate and a trifle. So, our craft evening get-together seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a delicious treat. After some research on Pinterest, I stumbled upon this scrumptious dessert trifle recipe.

It’s really quite easy to make and you will LOVE it. I promise!!!

 

Ingredients:

chocolate cake chocolate mousse 2 lbs. strawberries, cut in half 250 ml whipping cream, whipped and […]