Monday, December 13, 2010

New Crafty, Creative, Cooking Blog

I know.  I know.  Another blog!  It is so fun, though, and it is an outlet for some gifts God has given me.  Come visit my new blog (I have three!), and see what is brewing creatively at my house and in my life. 
For those keeping track, this blog (Hawley Home) is for personal friends.  This blog isn't updated often due to Facebook, which really usurped the need for Hawley Home.
I also have, which is a blog dedicated to spiritual lessons and discussions on being a woman of God, and specifically a wife.
Finally, there is now  I share my right brain journeys through crafting, cooking, decorating and entertaining. 
Thanks for any you are willing to read. : )  I sure do enjoy writing blogs, and I love your comments.  Leave your thoughts!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crafting: Gingerbread tags or ornaments

I have actually SQUEEZED, and I mean barely squeezed, moments of time for crafting into my schedule.  I made two wreaths for Christmas (I need to make another ribbon wreath to balance the other one), and I have had fun looking at ideas for felt flower clips and gingerbread tags for Christmas.  I hope to make the tags in the next week or two with the boys.  It is a family friendly activity, and you can make them any shape that you want.  If you have a cookie cutter in the shape of the manger, would you let me know where you got it?  I would love to make my tags and ornaments CHRIST centered for Christmas!  Here is the link for making the gingerbread tags:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Summer into Fall

The summer has been deliciously long and languid,
but the pools and fields are still and lonely.
Tanned cheeks and flip flops are replaced with school books and backpacks.
The days are shorter and, somehow, less bright.
Slowly, the blazing, haughty splendor of summer wilts slightly,
and you can feel the tug of war between autumn and summer.
Dew and chill creep gently into the morning and eve,
and the garish, green garments on the trees turn ever so slightly brown.
One morning, a cool breeze roots across the ground,
and a single, brown leaf quivers and bows in submission--floating to the ground.
Fall is here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Blog

I am not ready to delete this Hawley Home blog, but I wanted to let you know that I've been spending my time writing a new ministry blog called Helpmate. It is specifically written for Christian women--especially those who are called to be wives. If you are interested, you can find it at A lot of my updates on family and kids can be found on Facebook, so be mine friend to keep up with the Hawleys! Love to you all! Chiara

Monday, April 26, 2010

Three weeks

I changed my blog background in honor of our upcoming vacation. I don't know if I'll post again soon, so I wanted to fill everyone in on our lives. We have a very busy three weeks ahead. God is so good, as all of the busy days are because of blessings. We are moving, wrapping up a great year of ministry and going on vacation.

When these three weeks are over, we will have packed, moved, painted and refloored our new home, held our end of the year celebration for our marriage ministry, and gone to Maui on vacation. We are very grateful for our vacation coming after our move and our ministry wrap-up! We will greatly need and enjoy our time on the beach and living at a Hawaiian pace for a bit.

So, hopefully I will be able to write again soon! I have several blog post ideas I've been crafting, but they will probably have to wait. Aloha, everyone!