Archive for October, 2008

Sinclair traditions: valentine’s day

We begin sharing our own holiday traditions and memories with you, hopefully encouraging you to continue on in the traditions you have established and perhaps even giving you inspiration for ways you can bless and love your family through traditions. Today we begin with Valentine’s Day!

A Breakfast or Dessert Recipe

Apple Coffee Cake 2 cups unsifted flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup oil 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup brewed coffee 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups sliced and peeled apples 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. […]

Chaste and Pure; Pt.3

Some final thoughts on protecting and promoting purity.

He’s here!

We interrupt our regular programming to announce the arrival of Danica’s newest blessing: a precious little boy, born at home after a brief 6 hour labor! For the updates that will surely follow, be checking here.

Chaste and Pure; Pt.2

We began to look at the “strange woman” of Proverbs infamy! There’s more today!

Traditions: the gift of atmosphere

One of the simplest and most profound ways to establish tradition is through atmosphere. When I recall special moments throughout my childhood, the atmosphere– sights, sounds, and smells– stands out at least as much as the actual activities. Mom is amazing at creating pleasant and special atmospheres. She has taught us girls so much about […]

Autumn sides: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple Sauce

Once again, I am lacking pictures for my post. To make up for that, I offer you not one, but two favorite side dishes! Apple Sauce –yields 4 cups This apple sauce tends to appear at more than just traditional holiday meals, for sure, but serving it at a meal lit with candles and set […]

Fall Fashion: Layering

Sometimes, at least up here in the North Country, one long sleeved t-shirt and two sweaters doesn’t keep you warm enough. I’ve learned a lot about how convenient and easy layering can be. If layering seems like it would make life warmer and easier for you, I’ll give you some tips on how to do […]

Sinclair traditions: a photo

This is a picture of some of the family while doing our appreciation tradition.

Let’s Celebrate!

Why invest all this time, energy, and money in traditions and celebration? I’ll tell you why!