DIY Ancestor Cards Advent

DIY Ancestor Cards Advent

This is the third version of an ancestor advent calendar I made this year for Christmas. I saved it for last, because it is my favorite version. I updated my DIY Ancestor Card Game, Goff Fish, last month when a reader let me know that the online template I used was no...
A Veteran’s Decision to Serve

A Veteran’s Decision to Serve

My dad sold the home he and my step-mom had lived in for over twenty five years this past spring. When we drove out to Washington for the family reunion in August for my mom’s side of the family, we took time to drive up the coast, from Olympia, to visit them in...
Surname Scramble A Quick and Easy Game for Your Family Reunion

Surname Scramble A Quick and Easy Game for Your Family Reunion

Part of what I wanted to accomplish during our Kohler family reunion was for my cousins, aunts and uncles to get to know our ancestors better. It can be overwhelming for most people to look at a family tree, and figure out how people are related. I also wanted to have...
Host a Party on a Budget

Host a Party on a Budget

I love to repurpose things.  Not only is it environmentally friendly, I save money, and love a rustic look. When my boys turned 8, I wanted to make sure their baptism was special and create a celebration around it. I had a $100 budget for around 75 guests. I...
Make Family History Fun with Lego

Make Family History Fun with Lego

My grandpa gave me a couple of his family history research binders last summer. I was able to use them to identify the ship his father and grandparents sailed to America from Switzerland for my cousin, Heidi.  After sending a printable image of the SS Circassia to...
DIY repurposed writer’s journal

DIY repurposed writer’s journal

Don’t miss the slide show at the bottom of the post. Like most writers, I usually keep a journal with me to write, jot ideas, to do lists, and take notes in meetings or church. I’ve had various sizes and formats over the years.  I would rather reuse...

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