Showing posts from December, 2013

Happy Blogiversary!!

Wow!  My Mix of 6 has turned 1 today.   Although today is the anniversary date, I didn't really start doing any blogging until January 1st.   It's hard to believe it's been a year already!  
I had originally started this blog to keep myself on track, motivated, and inspired to start and finish all of the projects around this house.  As well as to stay in touch with our family that is out of state anywhere from 600 to 3,000 miles away.  
In the last year, here have been some of the most popular posts on My Mix of 6: 1) How we organize our family games.  We have a lot of games and try really hard to make a family game night once a week.
2) The way I fold our clothes and organize our dressers.  It has helped with the kids getting ready in the morning, plus it just looks cleaner.  You can see all the t-shirts lined up nicely.
3) Our garden and garden boxes.  I have to say, I just loved having a garden this year.  I loved being able to provide home grown, healthy vegetables to my …

Bringing In a Little Christmas Spirit

Are the days flying by for everyone else, as much as they are for me us? I mean, seriously, it's already the middle of December and I have JUST  barely been able to finish start decorating for Christmas. We are never, ever this far behind. There are so many traditions that I love sharing with my family this time of the year and I feel like I am missing every single one of them.  Traditions are not to be rushed either.

Decorating of the tree  Decorating of the mantel Decorating around the house Our Advent Book's (these photos are from last year)

Our Advent Calendar
Setting up our little village Gingerbread House decorating And of course, we cannot forget out little Elf Jason, from the North Pole. He was delivered to us along with the book Elf on the Shelf. Jason has become part of the family and sometimes he pops in during the middle of the year, just to check in on us. :)

A Day of Thanks

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.   We did.  We actually took the 12 hour drive to my parents house this year instead of staying home.   We ended up leaving after work on Wednesday, a few hours before originally planned, so when we popped into my parents house, in what they thought and were eluded to it being an 8 hour trip, they were very surprised shocked to see us.   It was a nice little surprise to give.  :)

My mom did most of the cooking while all of her guests brought some delicious side dishes.  I just love Thanksgiving at my parents.  My mom doesn't hold back and ALL the food is just absolutely amazing.  Everything is out of this world delicious for your taste buds.  We had two turkeys; a 22 pound oven cooked turkey and a 16 pound smoked turkey cooked by my dad.   Then there was fruit salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry-orange muffins (made by yours truly), brussel sprouts with hazelnuts on them, creamed corn, creamed onions, stuffing, country green beans w/ ba…