Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls - Marty's Musings

Our family has developed many traditions throughout the years. These include cow day, our Christmas Village display and Instant Russian Tea. Thanksgiving Day is filled with all our family gathered around the table enjoying the standard turkey and dressing with cranberry apple casserole and all the rest. Thanksgiving evening finds … [Read more...]

Cranberry Apple Casserole

Cranberry Apple Casserole from Marty's Musings

  Our family thrives on traditions. As our older children have left the nest (one married and one in college), these traditions have become even more important. Not just to us, but especially to our children. Cranberry Apple Casserole was a recipe my sister used to make many years ago when my sister, brother, parents and all the … [Read more...]

My Kind of Holiday: Thanksgiving

Target My Kind of Holiday

  For me the holidays are all about family and traditions. Can't you just smell the turkey and the homemade gravy my oldest daughter always makes? There will be enlightening conversations with opinions freely shared,  giggles and tickling   and Christmas tree decorating. But most of all there … [Read more...]

Cow Day #6 or Did Somebody Say Free Food?

Cow Day 2013 from Marty's Musings

Ah, yes. It's Cow Day. Cow with a capital C. The highlight of the summer for the Walden clan. Where all lovers cows unite in the bond of true love. According to family records it appears that today was Cow Day #6. It all began back in 2008.   Somewhere I heard about free food. That's all it took. Throw on … [Read more...]

Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns

The Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings-6

  I don't know about you, but I always thought making bread sounded so hard. Hours of slaving over the dough. Not anymore. I've discovered a secret weapon. The bread machine!   This recipe is just a measure and go one, but if you're new to a bread machine I've left you a note on the recipe card to help you out. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Google+ Hangout on Air Live!

DecoArt Mother's Day Hangout

http://youtu.be/44L3_vcJHls If you click the link above you will be taken to my first Live Google+ Hangout On Air. I will be sharing a couple of special Mother's Day crafts and some great ideas on making mom feel special. I would love it if you'd join me. If you miss the show you can always click the link afterwards and it will take you to … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Hangouts Next Week

DecoArt Mother's Day Hangout

I am participating in my first "solo" Google Hangout On Air by sharing some Mother's Day goodies live on Monday, April 22nd at 4:00 EST. I'd love it if you could join me, but if not I'll have a link to my youtube channel which will have the video after it airs. These will be short segments with fun, crafty gifts for making mom feel … [Read more...]

How to Create Your Own Unit Study

Create Your Own Unit Study from Marty's Musings

How to create your own unit study, that is the question! As a homeschooling mom of 19 years I've put together many different studies on varied topics through the years. I thought I'd share a little bit about the process I use. One of the most fun things we do at least once a year is a unit study night. Usually it correlates with our history or … [Read more...]

Easy and Thrifty Christmas Decorating Ideas

The Rest of the Decor-5

Christmas has come and gone and several posts I wanted to share with you this season are still in my drafts box, waiting for me to finish editing pictures or write the copy. Since today is New Year's Day you could imagine that I might talk about goals and resolutions. Nope. I'm just going to share that in my life, as in yours, to do lists don't … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Dip

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Dip from Marty's Musings

I am a true Southerner. Born and bred in the South and still living here (minus stints in a few other states.) Even so, I wasn't sure about the tradition of eating black-eyed-peas on New Years Day. According to this info,  it should be the first food eaten on New Year's Day to ensure luck and prosperity in the coming year. Nope. Not … [Read more...]