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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,…

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…

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…