Piano Recital

This afternoon my students performed a Spring Recital at a local retirement home. Everyone is preparing for the upcoming piano guild auditions, so this was a chance to perform some of the pieces in front of an audience.

Here’s Nicholas playing Night Wind and Big Ben (his favorite!).

Check out Clara playing Knecht Ruprecht.

Family Vacation in Tennessee

I’m back! It’s been a while since I checked in. Oops. We were on vacation in Chattanooga, Tennessee over spring break and had a fabulous time. Here’s a glimpse into our week.

We spent a day at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. We learned a lot of Civil War history and Clara completed the Junior Ranger program at both parks. I highly recommend this program. It is available at all National Parks (for FREE) […]

Resurrection Rolls – Teach the Meaning of Easter

The empty tomb

Here’s a wonderful way to teach kids the meaning of Easter while having fun in the kitchen.


cresent rolls melted margerine large marshmallows cinnamon sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Unroll the cresent rolls and lay a triangle in front of each child. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wraped in.

3. Each child receives a marshmallow to represent Jesus.

4. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. The butter represents the […]

2 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Butterfly Eggs

The kids and I had so much fun working on decorating eggs the last couple of days. Here’s what we did.

Ladybug Eggs


blown out eggs red candle matches black permanent marker black ribbon bamboo skewer

1. Stick the egg on a skewer.

2. Light the candle and wait for wax to melt.

3. Drip wax on egg and cover with dots. Drop from a higher distance for thinner wax dots.

4. Let dry. […]

How to Blow out Easter Eggs

How to blow out Easter Eggs

Ready to decorate Easter eggs? Here’s a step by step guide to blowing out Easter eggs. I’ll share how we decorate our eggs in a follow-up post later on today. Don’t miss out and follow me on facebook.

1. Gather supplies (needle, toothpicks, bowl). Rinse eggs and dry off.

2. Gently poke a hole in the top of the egg using the needle.

3. Use the needle to chip around the edge and […]

Resurrection Eggs – Teach the Meaning of Easter

Resurrection Eggs

Here’s a simple hands-on way to teach kids the meaning of Easter. You can purchase a set of Resurrection Eggs or make your own. We made our set several years back and the kids love opening the eggs and telling the story of Easter over and over again. Make sure you don’t miss out on other Easter projects and follow me on facebook.

Here’s how to make your own set of Resurrection Eggs.



Easter Basket Garden Centerpiece

I love decorating for the holidays. Here’s a super easy way to create your own Easter Basket Garden Centerpiece. I also posted some pictures of other Easter decorations we put up throughout the house.


basket reindeer moss hot glue gun & glue plastic insert or pot plants & bulbs dirt Spanish moss decorative chicks, eggs, bunnies… (optional)

1. Cover the basket with reindeer moss using the hot glue gun.

2. […]