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Being sick ruins … all the things.

Last Thursday we had a little bit of a scare. Flynn woke up around 6, screaming and gasping for air. He just kept pointing at his throat as I panicked thinking he was choking on something. Before we could figure out what was going on, he calmed down and eventually fell back asleep. But he…

Handmade Gift Exchange

Handmade Gift Exchange

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Handmade Gift Exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous. I was paired up with a woman named Dolly, and I had fun sewing up this cute bag for her! The inside pockets scared me for some silly reason, so I made a coordinating zipper pouch instead. I’ve never…

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The Comedian

“I already been one, then two and then three and now I’m four. And when I’m five my favorite color is going to be purple and when I’m six it’s going to be green. When I get to seven my favorite color is… black?” “Daddy been mean two times.” “Daddy was mean twice?” “No. Daddy…

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Tie Dye is Fun to Paint

Last week on my sister-in-law’s birthday, her husband posted a photo of her hula hooping in an awesome tie dyed dress on her Facebook page. It was one of those “Oh man I need to paint that” moments, so this super-last-minute birthday present was born! It turns out, tie dye is super fun to paint,…

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Surprise #3 – Rice Warmer

The third mini giveaway surprise was the hardest to decide on, since I don’t actually know Desiree! From our email exchange she seemed a lot like me, so I decided to make something I knew I would like (seems logical to me), and that I’ve been wanting to make for a while now. Alida posted…

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Surprise #2 – Bookworm

Way back in January I bought the book “Wee Wonderfuls” by Hillary Lang, along with some other craft books, and my very first project was Evelyn Inchworm. Seriously, like five minutes after finishing her I thought “How cute would it be to make a Lia bookworm!” So when Lia’s name came up in the giveaway…

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Grandma’s Couch – Dress Restyle

(Like my poses? Juniper was my coach, haha!) A couple of weeks ago I went to Goodwill looking for something I need for a super secret project. That never works by the way, going to Goodwill with something specific in mind. Never ever works. But what I DID find was this fantastic dress! I fell…

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Belated Fathers Day

I just want to take a quick minute and mention how much I LOVE that my children have such an awesome Daddy. One who loves them, and will play with them, and take care of them. I didn’t have that growing up. In fact, my father-in-law is the closest thing I’ve ever had to a…

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Juniper’s Family Portrait

I finally remembered to take pictures of Juniper’s big project! I love love love this painting. I love everything about it. The bright colors and textures are fantastic, and her silly drawings make me happy. When we were almost finished, she gave it a good hard look and declared that it needed flowers. I LOVE…

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Surprise #1 – Cross Stitch Family

Here is the first little surprise I made for one of my giveaway winners, she just got it in the mail the other day so I can post it now! I was so excited when Sarah won because her family is super cool. Her husband got me my job, and they moved a few months…

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