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A Year In 12 Photos

A Year In 12 Photos

January February March April May June July August September October November December We were so blessed this year. Again, like always, the Lord was so good to us! We made it through another year healthy (Thank you, Lord!) and accomplished a lot. This year I…

Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

Things you’ll need: ○ Toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls) ○Ruler ○Pen ○Scissors ○Glue Gun ○Paint and paint brushes (optional) ○Glitter, ribbon, or other accessories. (optional) Start by measuring each TP roll into 1/2″ sections. Cut along lines. That’s about all the prep work…

Wild Blackberry Harvest

Wild Blackberry Harvest

This was only the second, full year we’ve lived in this house and I got to take advantage of the wild blackberry bushes this year! We literally have wild blackberry bushes littered ALL over our property. I in no way could pick them all myself. I had to do it this past summer in shifts during nap times with my three little girls! I attempted to take them with me the first time. Just imagine me with a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and a 9 month old in the woods. (I was determined to pick these berries! Ha!) The youngest on me in a backpack and the other two attempting to walk behind me. It was a road show. The “forns” kept snagging their clothes and skin. They wanted so badly to be there and “help” pick the berries, but there was a meltdown every 5 seconds from “forns”, so I just sneaked out by myself during nap-times after that unless Dad was along!

When I finally was out there by myself…I found it was extremely therapeutic for me and I absolutely enjoyed it, despite thorns and stained fingers for days. All alone. In the woods. I was able to set my watch for an hour and pretty much get my mind off of everything else! I’m definitely looking forward to it again next year. Although I think I’m going to need to recruit some help because I didn’t even begin to pick them all. It was sad to me to have to leave perfectly ripened berries unpicked. This time in my life though, I only have so much time I can dedicate to things like this!

I just wanted to share my pictures from my berry hauls and show you what I did with them all this year!

I froze all the berries this year because I wanted to make jelly as gifts this year for Christmas!!

My awesome Grandma Shope, helped me through the jelly making process! It was a lot of fun! I know I’m going to try and make this a yearly thing! I didn’t get any pictures of us making the jelly, but this is the final product (minus a cute Christmas tag I’ll put on them eventually.)

I felt so old-fashioned doing this. Back when everything wasn’t store-bought and you used what you had and you know the thought and effort was there! Put a little bit of cute embellishment on it, and it’s also a useful (and hopefully delicious!) gift! I bought only the sugar and the Sure-Jell. Everything else I already had or it was given to me! Technically, I didn’t even buy the Sure-Jell because when I went to my grandma’s to make the jelly I forgot that pretty important ingredient (*palm to face*) Thankfully my Gram came to the rescue and had some on hand! Haha

Ah-Fall!

Ah-Fall!

Don’t you just love fall! We do at motherhenfive. Living in Pennsylvania we have the pleasure of having the effects of all four seasons. Pretty much equal amounts of each. We look forward to the beginning and ending of each season. What do you think…

BIG News!

BIG News!

Yes, it does have to do with the male species but not with my relationship status. By the end of this year, 4 more boys will be calling me Aunt Danielle. You know my sister Michelle is having a baby! If you don’t, go and…

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Baby #3 will be arriving in November! I saved most of the larger items like a play pen, high chair, etc. from my other two kids. I started a list on Amazon for new baby and found out they have Amazon Baby Registry now! If you’re a Prime lover like I am, it’s a real dream come true.

This video is about the Welcome Box they send you when you sign up. Enjoy!

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY974pf7xOw
CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

Our first adventure in the camping was this month. We went up to our favorite get-a-way, Prince Galliztin State Park. We love just the quietness of it. It is the off-season though. Take a look at our video of our day away. We make pizza…

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Finished! I love the sound of that word. I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful thing I put in our master bedroom. We have been enjoying our bedroom.


Before the painting and decorating
AFTER!

What a fun project. Here are some tips when you are decorating a master bedroom.

  1. Lighting – Have different light sources in your room. I have 4 lamps, 2 ceiling lights, and a string of lights on the curtains. Oh, and a few candles!


2. Texture – I incorporated burlap, ruffles, wood, black iron – it all works and makes the room interesting!

3. Pillows – Pillows add depth to a flat surface. They also say, “comfort”. Add pillows to benches, beds, chairs, or floor. Wherever you need a little something. They also draw attention to that area.

4. Personal Touches – Add pictures of the family, something you made, or just something that is special to you.

Ken made these shelves with some boards we already had and we stained them. I added pictures and d├ęcor.

5. Greenery and Flowers – Bringing the outdoors in, will perk up a room real quick. Don’t forget them. If you can’t quite figure out what is not right in a room, check to see if you have greens and a pop of flowers here and there.

Your bedroom should be a place you enjoy – love it!

Check out the makeover!

Have a great day!!

Sherri

“Squeeze” the Day

“Squeeze” the Day

Life . . . what comes to your mind when you hear that word? a lot to do Regrets Joy Blessed We focus so much on that 10% of negativity! Here are a few suggestions I gave at Natalie’s Mother/Daughter Banquet when I was speaking…