simple woman’s daybook


Outside my window… freezing rain is falling

I am thinking... about how much I enjoy our sweet little one

From the learning roomsChristmas Math, copywork, and crafts

I am thankful for… a wonderful church family

From the kitchen… a big pot of refried beans

I am creating… gifts of Christmas Simmer and Amish Friendship Bread

I am going… to take each of my children Christmas shopping.

I am reading…Ecclesiastes, Teaching With God’s Heart for the World

I am hoping… that if we get ice, it’s enough to keep Hubby home tomorrow  :o)

I am hearing… my daughter squeal at the arrival of the American Girl doll she bought with her birthday money

Around the house… I’m finally finishing the Christmas decorating!

One of my favorite things… a warm fire on a chilly night

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… deep cleaning to prepare for next week, mail presents, drive around & look at Christmas lights!

Here is picture thought I am sharing


Princess Sassyfrass

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free entertainment book!

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You get your first book free and each additional book for $5. These make great gifts – make sure you buy the correct area! I’m going to include one in a wedding gift I’m giving in a couple of weeks.

This post is a part of Frugal Friday.

printable gifts for kids


Have I got a treat for you!! I know many of us are having to get creative this year when it comes to Christmas presents, so how about letting your computer help you out. I’m making big fancy-pants coloring books for our girls. Our son will be on cloud nine with the paper airplane patterns. You could print out several of the models, add a glue stick or two and top it with a bow – you’re done! Below, I’ve linked to some very unique coloring pages and lots of paper toys to make. There’s something for everyone!!

Check out Frugal Friday for lots of money-saving tips.


Mary Engelbreit

Animals of the World really beautiful

Garden Fairy

Beautiful Fairies

More Beautiful Fairies

Santa Clause Parade vintage

Popular Characters Disney, superheroes, cartoons

A White Horse for the horse lover

More Horses

Art Museum

Fine Art

Natural History Notebooks beautiful


Camouflage Animals really cool

Imagination Coloring

Silly Monsters

National Geographic

Stained Glass

Jan Brett

Quilt Blocks

Amazing Alphabet very detailed for older kids

Animal Alphabet you could make an ABC book, or a cute craft by spelling the child’s name


Innovative Paper Planes we had so much fun with the samples at the bottom of the page – we are going to buy the rest of the patterns & make a book for our son, only $3.oo!

3-D Manger

Build A Paper Rocket

Papercraft a huge list of paper toy sites

Vintage Paper Dolls

Amazing Paper Airplanes

Spacestation 42 big list


Business Card Size Airplane Models

Cuckoo Whistle

Canon’s Creative Park wow!

PaperPino very complex

Paper Microscope

Gianormous List of Paper Toys

Paper Modelz

Space Exploration Fleet

Artists Helping Children alphabetical list

Vintage Airplane Models

The Toymaker