Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving was fun! we went to moms and ate a ton of delish food. the kids made turkeys out of mallows, pretzels, candy corns and melting chocolate. some turned out looking less like turkeys than others, but hey you gotta love their creative freedom. AND we got to skype with spud, robin and OLLI MAY!!! our new baby neice! she is beautiful and so alert already. love!


Halloween this year was a sad one. We were running late and didnt plan well so i gave myself crazy hair with a black streak at the last minute and maggie wore a cute skeleton sleeper that aunt carla sent her. John had to work til 9 so he didnt get to be anything. at least mags looked cute for her first halloween!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

.first vacation.

Maggie went on her very first vacation at one month old. We had a girls trip with my mom, Keri, Lisa, Cindy and Cassidy. We flew to Detroit
This was a GIANT pile of squash that we found.
This is an adorable handmade doll I bought at a halloween art show called ghoultide Gathering.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

.magnolia mae.

Magnolia Mae

August 27

6:54 pm

8lb 8oz

21 3/4 in

prettiest baby ever invented!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

.big belly.

Here is a photo of my belly, I keep forgetting to take one so you get me in my pjs.

And here is a before and after of the new fabric on my free dining room chairs, I've got connections.
I took off the arms because our space is too small to get in and out with them on.

I like the new fabric and it was way easy. John wants to sand and restain them to match the table we built.

Monday, August 22, 2011

.add some paint.

Today I have a post over at

I am giving a tutorial on how I made this cutie patootie bow clip holder for my baby girls room.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

.placemat pillows.

We moved into an apartment about 2 months ago and I've been slowly making it home, one craft project at a time. Here's how I made two simple pillows.

-I had two double-sided placemats that matched the general color scheme of my life/living room, green and blue.

-I carefully used a seam ripper to seperate the front and back. opened them a few inches, enough to fit my hand through.

-Then I stole stuffing from a pillow that I was not so fond of.

-I Stuffed the pillows pretty full cuz hubby is hard on things and I didn't want them to go flat. Then I pinned the edge shut to keep the seams even and sewed them closed trying to match the original thread used.

viola! sooo quick and I got the placemats for like 50 cents and the old pillows that I used the stuffing out of were free. I love them.