Homemade Vanilla Extract

Last year I started a seasonal feature called Homemade Christmas. I whipped up a number of projects for family members and friends and had high hopes of continuing the homemade theme for this year’s Christmas. Sadly, with a new baby I’m not seeing many crafting days in my future. But, I did begin one project […]

My Sister’s Weddings

I initially wrote this post for Danielle of Danfredo Rivera when she was on her honeymoon! It’s all about wedding love and how I just adore weddings. Dominic, always jokes with me that I’m just a lover of love. And it’s true! Weddings and all they represent are just so lovely!  – – – – […]

Sew Swap Reveal

I was tickled pink to participate in the Ashley Marie’s Sew Swap. She coordinated through her blog Little Willow Tree and there is rumor that there will be another down the road – so follow along Ashley Marie’s blog and I’m sure she’ll announce it there before it launches. Our fancy lil’ Sew Swap was […]

{GUEST POST} Bunting from Thrifted Children’s Book

Today the sweet Polly is here to share the best DIY! It’s totally on my to-do list for when we get settled in the new house … perhaps before! I’ve loved following Polly’s blog and witnessing the beauty she finds in the every day. It’s inspirational! Plus she does super blog design and homeschools her […]

Turning 2 | Learning Gifts for My Favorite Toddler

Welcome to the September edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Exploring and Learning. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are writing about this exploring and learning! Please read to the end to find a list […]

{GUEST POST} Keri-Anne’s Bird & Bunting Tree

Today, Keri-Anne from i was the sea is sharing a fabulous DIY. She has such a whimsical style to both her DIYs and motherhood. I adore seeing her gorgeous photos and peeks of her sweet girls, Elle and Mia. After you swoon over the bird and bunting tree project she has shared below you’ll need […]

Baby Shower Memory Game

Leah planned the best game for my baby shower back in June – everyone loved it and the prizes were genius! Pretty much, it was a basic game of memory in group fashion. All the cards were labeled with pregnancy/birth terms and there were coordinating candy prizes. Here’s the list … Twins – Mike & […]

Exploring the Market … Alphabet Style

Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer’s MarketsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about something new they’ve learned about their local farmers. *** There is no doubt Jemma is a Farmer’s […]

The Gathering Place

Before Dominic and I welcomed little ones into our family we were AWFUL at eating meals together at the dining table. We’d fly in from long days at work and crash in front of the TV with whatever slow cooker or leftover meal I pulled together. I’ll admit, the lack of dining table experience was […]

Our Cozy Corner

Last month Dominic, Jemma, and I moved into my parent’s home. Since we’re in the midst of buying property to build, they so graciously offered up their spare room as our transition space. Initially, we thought we would be here for 3-4 months. But, thanks to the lovely county dragging out some details on the […]