The Piano Guys–“Frozen” and Vivaldi’s Winter in the Ice Castles

This is absolutely beautiful! The Piano Guys perform “Let it Go” from Frozen with Vivaldi’s Winter in the Ice Castles!

(By the way, if the videos don’t show, click over to

And so fun to see “behind the scenes”:

And this one is for moms only :)

Lastly, the scene that inspired it all–with 113 Million Views!

Just Give Me Jesus

Yesterday I had the privilege to sing “Just Give Me Jesus” at church.  I love that song!  It’s so beautiful and worshipful.  Years ago (I think I was pregnant with my first) I attended a conference and heard Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham’s daughter) give a moving recitation about the theme of “Just Give Me Jesus.”  Fernando Ortega was there with a cellist and sang the song as well.  I’ll never forget it!

This is as close to the experience I could find.  It’s about 10 minutes long, so when you can spare the time and maybe need a time of refreshment to focus on the Lord and His goodness, listen to this:

(If you don’t see the YouTube link, click through to

Have a blessed day!

From House to Home {Link Party}: Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods Lapbook and Projects

As I mentioned last week we started reading Little House in the Big Woods.
We were able to get to a few projects this week.  :)

Here are some pictures of our lapbook (you can find the printables free at Lapbook Lessons.)

There is a “Making Cheese” wheel and a felt pocket sewed up (to remember when Laura’s pocket ripped.

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They decorated the little house in the woods.

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Here are some of the animals mentioned in the book.

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And booklets about the food they stored for the winter, consequences for disobeying your parents, and things they did in each of the four seasons.


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We also made a needle book, like Ma gave as a Christmas present in the book.  I’m going to use mine, as I’m on the costume committee again for my son’s musical and will need to bring my sewing supplies along for emergency mending during performances.


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We made some homemade butter!  Delicious!

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We had a hard time understanding the cheese-making process from reading about it in the book, so I found this wonderful YouTube video!


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It’s time for our Link Up Party: From House to Home!

Only 2 rules:

1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God!

2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! The code can be found at the top of the Link Party page. (If you don’t link back, your link might be deleted.)

I Choose Joy!


See who I’ve linked up to here.. including Hip Homeschool Hop