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Mini Photography Series Part 6: The Benefits of Shooting in Raw

Hi all! Welcome back to our series on photography! Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

My first Isosceles Triangle Quilt (Tutorial included)

Every now and then I browse Kate’s sewing blog called See Kate Sew. I think she does adorable work and is super talented. If you click here, you’ll see a…

Photography Mini Series Part 5: What is the Best Lighting for taking Pictures?

Welcome to part five of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini series Part 4: Shutter Speed and Metering; How to take Bright Pictures

Welcome to part four of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini Series Part 3: How to set your ISO to take Bright and Balanced Images

Welcome to part three of our photography mini series. Learning the photography puzzle can have it’s challenges, but the rewards are great! If you are joining us for the first…

Photography Mini Series Part 2: Aperture; How to get that Blurry Background in Pictures

Good morning! If you are here for the first time, welcome to our mini series about photography. If you missed the first week, you can find it here.  Please know…

The Best Frosting Recipe for Sugar Cookies

Posted by: Kelli Over six years ago, I spent my first Christmas with my husband’s family. It was a good first Christmas with his family. I remember they spoiled me like…

Free Printable: Philippians 4:13

Posted by: Kelli One of the greatest blessings in my life right now is living three and a half miles from my parents. I know. I’m 32 and still dependent…

Photography Mini Series Part 1: Six Benefits of Learning to Shoot in Manual Mode

Posted by: Kelli Aperture. Exposure. Shutter speed. ISO. White balance. Metering. Raw files. Histogram. Some of you may know all about the words I listed above. Many of you probably…

Three Simple Projects to Make with Your Pom Poms

Well, it’s been pom pom week here on the blog and on Instagram, and I’m here to finish out the week with three simple projects you can make from your handmade…

How to Make a Pom pom

Posted by: Kelli Yesterday I told you a bit about my love for Instagram. I have no idea how I didn’t find it sooner. I scroll through those bits and…

Instagram

Posted by: Kelli I am not sure how I missed the boat a couple years ago, but I just discovered Instragram, and it is super fun. The colors, the pictures,…

10 Ways to Encourage Your Neighbor

Posted by: Kristi Last week Kelli did a post on 10 people in your life who may need some encouragement.  One person she mentions in that list is your neighbor.  This…

Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Posted by: Kristi This review is going to be a bit different than the ones that have been posted in the past.  Because this is a fiction book, I thought…

Free Printable: Philippians 4:6

Posted by: Kelli Years ago I bought an old wooden cutting board from Goodwill. It had some fruit painted on it, and it was quite unattractive. I bought it knowing…

A Handmade Playhouse for the Backyard

Posted by: Kelli I don’t remember my dad helping us, but I am sure we couldn’t have stacked all the logs on our own. My sisters and I had a…

How to Sew a Pillow Cover for a 16 by 16 inch Pillow Form

After I learned how to use my sewing machine, sewing pillow covers was one of the first projects I learned. An envelope cover is so so so simple to make.…

How to Sew a Headband that Doesn’t Slip Off Your Head

Some days (and I mean just a few days) I get inspired to try to look cute. If I am not going anywhere for the day and you stop by to…

A Homemade Card for a Housewarming Gift

I have fabric scraps coming out my ears, and I don’t like throwing them away. I think I have three tubs of unusable fabric scraps. Unusable as in less than…

How to Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover

Life has quieted down a bit in our household. Here in the Midwest we are having some perfect mild temperatures.  I love having the windows open whenever the weather cooperates,…