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How to Sew a simple Baby Blanket with Minky

My dear sister-in-law is due with her first baby in April. I am quite excited to meet their little guy, but I am also overjoyed at the great excuse to…

Book Review: 20 Ways to Draw a Tree by Eloise Renouf

Posted by: Kelli Name of Book: 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature Author: Eloise Renouf Why I decided to read this book: A…

How to Make Upcycled Denim Cloth Napkins

For a few years now, our family has used cloth napkins. We’ve grown accustomed to it, and we don’t think twice anymore about pulling them out for meals. We still…

Happy New Year!

Hi friends! If you are anything like us, you probably didn’t make it to midnight last night! I don’t know when we ended up so old, but midnight just isn’t…

Merry Christmas!

Hi Friends! Merry Christmas! We know Christmas day comes in many different ways for each of us, but we pray you find joy today. I hope you are finding peace…

A Fabric Scrapbuster: DIY Fabric Washi Tape

I love Christmas time. I find all the decorations beautiful. I get sentimental seeing the kids get so excited about all the lights and presents. The Christmas carols bring back…

A DIY Tutorial for a Doorbell Sign

Posted by: Kelli Nap time is not necessarily my favorite part of the day, but it ranks pretty high most of the time. The days when my boys don’t sleep…

An Inexpensive Alternative to Gold Foil Christmas Cards

Were you all here for this post? I talked a LOT about how to take your own family pictures for your Christmas card. I also said I’d show you the…

Happy Thanksgiving

Photography Mini Series Part 8: How to Take Your Own Family Pictures for Your Christmas Card

Hi everyone! So last week I said we were going to finish up this photography series. Our family had a little unexpected twist of events Sunday afternoon that warranted another…

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Posted by: Kristi I have a hard time giving someone a gift if its not something I personally really like.  One time I told my sister that she needed to…

Mini Photography Series Part 7: Where To Focus When Taking Pictures

Hi! Welcome to Part 7 of our mini Photography Series. Next week we will wrap up our photography series talking a little about the cameras and lenses I would recommend…

A Few Tips for Sewing with Cotton Gauze

I walked into our local quilt shop last week and my favorite employee walked up to me to ask if I’d seen the cotton gauze they started carrying. I said,…

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…