Tipton Family Columbia Adoption Fund

Hi friends, Asking for money is such an awkward thing but this is for something I’m very passionate about: my family.  My cousins and I grew up more like siblings and one of the hardest parts of growing up has been not living near them. This is a picture of my cousin and her beautiful […]

The Boys’ Faux-Layered Christmas Tee

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It’s high time for a project for the boys!  I’m making it a priority to start coming up with more boy projects.  Here’s a fun little shirt for Christmas that’s festive but also doesn’t scream “Christmas shirt”.  I made my son’s in a size up so that it will (hopefully) fit him next year too. […]

It’s Totally Ok…

                                                                                 Source: gorgeoustakethecity.tumblr.com via Dawn on Pinterest …if Wednesday play dates are the only day you […]

The Ruffled Yoga Mini

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My scrap bin is overflowing, so I made this skirt entirely out of fabric scraps from my bin.  It’s a cute, knit mini with a yoga style waistband that’s a breeze to make and comfy for playing in.  Never sewn with knits?  For this project, all you really need to know is to use a […]

Blueberry Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Oh, the sweet, chewy goodness!  I saw a raspberry version of these on Pinterest and had to try to make them.  After this yummy looking picture, I’ll tell you why. Shortly after my husband and I began dating, he took me on an amazing ski trip to Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia (he was born in […]

It’s Totally Ok…

                                                                                    Source: artsyvava.blogspot.com via Dawn on Pinterest …to still be totally clueless about how […]

Rag Wreath Tutorial

And the wreath obsession continues… I love the look of Rag Wreaths.  I think most people poke fabrics strips into styrofoam wreaths to make these but I tie strips of torn fabric around grapevine wreaths since it’s cheaper (and easier, if you ask me).  Better Homes and Gardens make a grapevine wreath you can buy at Wal-Mart […]

Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach Stromboli

This, my friends, is what a “what-do-I-have-in-my-cabinet-that-I-can-make-dinner-from-without-going-to-the-store” meal gone surprisingly right looks like: I’m only tooting my own horn because usually those kind of meals turn out okay but rarely ever noteworthy.  This Stromboli, however, was really delicious so I wanted to share the recipe.  I love that it’s a meal you can make ahead […]

Monogram Christmas Wreath

I’m wreath obsessed lately.  They are fun and cheap to make and look so cute in or outside the house.  Here is the one I made for our door for the holiday season. What You’ll Need: Grapevine Wreath Candy Cane Stripped Ribbon 4 large buttons (2 red, 2 green)Wooden Letter for monogram needle and thread […]

Parenting: Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Had Kids

For the record, I’m not offering any parenting advice in this post.  I’ve been a mom now for over 3 years with #3 on the way so I’ve gotten in a good deal of parenting experience (which for some reason doesn’t equate to “experienced”).  Every single day, I’m still learning as I go.  I can, […]