Freshly Picked Moccasin Review and a giveaway!

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I am so excited to be reviewing some of these sweet little Freshly Picked Baby Moccasins! I have been following along with Susan Peterson's journey in this business (via Instagram) for the past few … [Read more...]

Slouchy Harem Pants – J. Crew Inspired

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I was flipping through a J. Crew catalog that came in the mail the other day and came across these pull on easy wash linen Seaside Pants. I have to say I was surprised to see that the elastic ankle … [Read more...]

Knotted Hair Tie and Headband Video Tutorial

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This is really the easiest tutorial ever. You will never want to buy hairties from the store again! If you can tie a knot then you can make these hair bands. I kind of feel silly even making a video … [Read more...]

Selfish Sewing Week and a Foxglove tank

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I have been dying to join in on selfish sewing week, but had a ton of other stuff that I had to get sewn and shipped before I could allow myself a little "selfish" time! So I am barely squeezing in … [Read more...]

Jackson Turns 6!

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Everything is awesome! Jackson, I cannot believe you are 6 years old! Or that just a year ago I was in labor during your birthday party with your little brother Felix. This year you had no doubt in … [Read more...]

Tutorial for creating your own patterns

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Have you ever had an article of clothing that you absolutely loved? One that fit you just right and you wish you had second, or maybe at least had it in a different color so it wasn't quite so obvious … [Read more...]

Hula Hoop Play Tent

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I am so excited after a long break that I have finally opened my etsy shop back up! I will continue selling the book slings that I made in the past but I also plan to add some new products to my … [Read more...]

Daddy Daughter Dance

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Michael took Isabel to a Daddy Daughter Dance tonight that our home school group put on. It was so fun sewing her dress and getting all of the perfect matching accessories leading up to the dance. I … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween

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Michael and I went as Jerry and Elaine from Seinfeld. Jackson went as Emmet from the Lego Movie.  Isabel chose Cinderella. Owen went as Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon. If you have … [Read more...]

A day at the Pumpkin Patch

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We had a wonderful morning at the Pumpkin Patch today. Owen has been looking out the window at our neighbors pumpkins every day and waving saying Hi Pumpkin!! Hug Pumpkin? Hold Pumpkin? I decided it … [Read more...]