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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,…

A Beginner Friendly Quilted Pillow Top

It is Christmas in August here. My husband and I just finished up a crazy busy week and weekend. It was exciting but quite busy. We lead the orchestra at…

How to Sew Homemade Burp Cloths with Terry Cloth

We recently had a friend and her husband celebrate the birth of a new baby girl. These are some very dear friends to our family. Since they live states away…

A Fabric Scrap Buster and a Homemade Birthday Card

I am not a good birthday person. I forget about them…all the time. I have learned over the years, though, that it is very important for some people to celebrate…

Philippians 4:8 Free Printable

I had one of those days where things just weren’t going well.  Nothing horrible happened; it was just a combination of small things and a not good attitude on my…

A Back to School Gift for a Teacher: Paper Wrapped Pencils

I enjoy giving gifts. But, if I have learned anything from decluttering parts of my home, I know that many times well thought gifts end up taking up space. You…

Passing on a Heritage

Posted by: Kelli We live just three and a half miles from my parents. In other words, I have two little boys who live three and a half miles from…

One of Those Days

Posted by: Kristi I had a few minutes to go to the bathroom by myself earlier.  Due to this rare occurrence, I realized I was wearing the same underwear as…

A Beginner Friendly Low Volume Quilt

Quilting is a bit like running for me. I love the result but sometimes the process takes some perseverance. I started quilting almost six years ago and haven’t stopped. Since…

Book Review: At Home with Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott

Posted by: Kristi Name of Book: At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life Author: Jennifer L. Scott Why I decided to read this book: I was…

Five Inexpensive Gift Ideas for a Friend

I grow selfish very easily, and what two things do I find myself growing selfish about more and more? My time and my money. With two little ones at home,…

Garage Sale Edition #2: A Reupholstered Bench

Last summer I found this bench at our neighbor’s garage sale. Is that proper neighbor etiquette? To buy home decor from your neighbor? I also bought my big white ‘R’…

How to Sew with Isosceles Triangles

Over a year ago, I was at Jo Ann’s Fabrics looking to buy a triangle ruler. I loved all the triangle quilts showing up all over Pinterest. As I was…

Book Review: Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman

(This post has been written by my sister, Kristi.) I have to admit – I read nearly two books in the middle of this book because I just couldn’t get…

Our One Month Blogiversary

Well folks, it has been a month since we’ve started this adventure called a blog.  In following you will find a check-in post to give an honest review of what…

A Big Wooden Letter ‘R’

You may have read that we love garage sales around here! Home decor is something great to shop for at garage sales. I recently found this wooden letter ‘R’ at…