Picking out which quilt I wanted to make took a good month. This was quite the decision. I ultimately decided on a herringbone pattern. I like that herringbone has both modern and vintage properties. Or at least that's what I tell myself. Next up was the ever difficult color decision. I wanted the quilt to be part of the nursery but I also want to use it for his monthly photos. There are so many decisions in parenting already. As you can see navy, white and green won.Read More
Happy Monday! I can't believe it's June already. Nate, Ike and I are looking forward to a Summer full of fun.
I finally feel like I've broke out of the pregnancy fog I've been in. I've had a good burst of energy the past couple of weeks and my creative juices are finally flowing again.
Over the weekend I completed a sign for our console table. This console table has sat empty since removing our holiday marquee and it's emptiness made our house feel a little blah. I've had an idea for a sign for over a year but just never got around to it. Until now.Read More
This week's Dare to DIY challenge was to "dare to give handmade." This challenge is always one of my favorites. I ran a little short on time (story of my life lately) but I'm still happy with my finished projects.
I really wanted to make something with supplies I had on hand. (Mainly because I was short on time and didn't want to leave the house. See a theme here?) After some pondering, I decided on a flannel scarf and stovetop potpourri.Read More
Did you know that Mrs. Meyer is a real lady. A real lady from the coolest state around. (Iowa, just so we're clear.) Thelma Meyer is the cutest and I want to go knock on her door. (Watch this video and you will too.)Read More
Happy Halloween! It's okay to talk about Christmas now, right?
Okay, so it's like super early. I get it. But my brain can't stop thinking about how I'm going to decorate for the holidays this year. I have lots of projects in mind and I'm trying to start early so I can actually finish them. So, if I'm thinking about holiday decorations. Maybe you are too? If not, just humor me.
I went shopping with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and darling niece last weekend. We stopped at the HomeGoods in Naperville. I saw this little gnome there that I loved but wasn't quite in my price range. (I swore I took a photo of it but it must have only been a mental photo or my phone ate it.) I thought, just maybe, that I could make him myself or find a tutorial on-line. FYI, there are no good gnome tutorials on-line. Until today.Read More
So, the other night I get home from craft night. I go upstairs to change into my pajamas. As I walk by the laundry room, I heard a noise. I started to panic. Something was wrong. I opened the door to find the washer and the dryer running.
My first thought was that Ike learned how to use the washing machine. He's such a smart dog. I soon realized that he prefers clothes to be dirty. Dirty laundry is better for rolling in.
Next thought? Ghosts from previous owners. Wait. We built the house. Nevermind.
Next thought? I'm dying. There is no other logical reason that Nate would venture into the laundry room to turn on both machines and wash both of our clothing. I run to take my temperature. What is going on?
Where is this story heading other than I'm a jerk when my husband does something nice?Read More
Happy Monday! We spent our entire weekend painting. We can't move. But the walls are pretty. More on that later. When I have enough energy to photograph them. And when I'm capable of writing complete sentences. So probably next week.
Last Wednesday night was craft night. We whipped up these fun little barn wood and moss signs.Read More