christmas, family life, motherhood, photography adventures, Shopping

Kalel and Aquila seeing their present from mom and dad: a new playset!

Hi everyone! This won’t be a long post. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to share our everyday/family life more often, so this is one of those posts. 🙂 We are seldom able to do everything we really want to for Christmas. Like most folks, we have a very tight budget that… Read More Kalel and Aquila seeing their present from mom and dad: a new playset!

Blog tours, christmas, Clothing, DIY, Fabric, Fashion, free patterns, Sewing

ADHolidays: Halla Slim Dolman gifts!

Hello there! How are you? I hope you’re having an incredible day! It’s getting close to the holidays! Can you feel the excitement building? We celebrate Christmas here and the kids have their final day of school tomorrow. To say they are excited would be an understatement. I’m one of those people who doesn’t get… Read More ADHolidays: Halla Slim Dolman gifts!

Blog tours, christmas, Crafts, DIY, family life, free stuff, Sewing

ADHolidays: Ornaments a plenty

Hi everyone! For today’s #ADHolidays freebie, I started to make a video, but figured it was easy enough to figure out, so here it is! I used the Made for Mermaids Christmas ornament pattern from last year to create these super sweet ornaments for our tree, using my Aurora Design Fabric scraps! It’s the perfect project to involve the kids.… Read More ADHolidays: Ornaments a plenty

Blog tours, christmas, DIY, Fashion, free patterns, free stuff, Sewing, tutorials, Tutorials

ADHolidays : A Patterns for Pirates Slouchy Headwarmer

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous day today! At Aurora Design Fabrics, we are featuring our favorite free tutorials and patterns through the entire month of December. Patterns for Pirates recently came out with a new freebie, so I sewed it up to share with you! … Read More ADHolidays : A Patterns for Pirates Slouchy Headwarmer

Blog tours, Blogs, christmas, Clothing, DIY, family life, Fashion, free patterns, free stuff, photography adventures, Round Ups, Sewing, tutorials

Glitter Bonnie Leggings : Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies

Hi all! Hope you are having a great day! Brandi Lowery, the fearless leader here at Aurora Design Fabrics* had a fabulous idea the other day! She figured we (all the admins) should do something big for all of you this holiday season…so she came up with the Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies! Throughout the month of December, we will all be writing and sharing our favorite free patterns and tutorials with you! My first project to share is this pretty pair of Bonny Leggings!… Read More Glitter Bonnie Leggings : Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies

christmas, Clothing, DIY, Fashion, pattern testing, photography adventures, Sewing, Strike off sewing

The Posh Top: George & Ginger Pattern Company

For my final version, I used this gorgeous green glitter print from Aurora Design Fabrics. I love how it seems to sparkle, even though it’s just an illusion. I also used Aurora Designs white cotton Lycra for the trim. The green was one of my favorite colorways and was part of my surprise box from Brandi this month. I’m so glad I got a Christmas-y color, as now I have a shirt to wear for holiday things that is both comfortable and dressy. You can find the glitter custom round here: Aurora Design Fabrics Pre Orders but be sure and head over there very soon, as they will be closing on the 9th of December! … Read More The Posh Top: George & Ginger Pattern Company

christmas, cooking / baking, family life

Favorite cookie recipes

I LOVE COOKIES. Not a little bit. Like, a lot. My hubby loves cookies. My kids love cookies. Each person in my family can probably consume a full package of double stuffed oreos or chips ahoy cookies in one sitting. By ourselves. It adds up to a lot of cookies. We are constantly eating cookies, but usually reach for the staples. Because of that, I like to mix things up around Christmas time. I haven’t gotten to the point yet where I make enough cookies to take them to other people…because honestly, they never make it out of the kitchen. But one of these years…I will. 🙂 … Read More Favorite cookie recipes