Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Making skirts or

or taking Instagram photos!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Adventures in Skirt Making

My girl has a theory on what defines a princess--a skirt! If she has on a skirt she is a "princess" and if she does not have on a skirt she is "Lily." When we ask her if she is a princess she always checks to see what she is wearing before she answers. She takes this stuff seriously!

I found a great tutorial on how to make this Market Skirt here. This is the first time that I have attempted to sew any kind of clothes and I am really happy with it. Here are a few things that I learned:

#1. Read the entire tutorial before jumping in.
#2. Your sewing machine manual is a great resource and should be read. (I've had mine for over 10 years and just began using it last night.)
#3. I NEED a serger! I'm actually in a negotiation with a lady on Craig's List as we speak.

Here's my little "princess" showing off her new skirt.

And because everything looks better in Instagram Pictures:


Linking up:

  Positively Splendid
I Heart Nap Time
It's Overflowing

Friday, July 6, 2012

Red, White & Blue

We hosted the Fourth of July celebration this year!

There was food...



and great friends!

What a great way to celebrate America's Birthday!


We ended the night by walking to the park to watch the fireworks.
We had such a great day and plan to make this an annual event!


Saturday, June 30, 2012


I'm still working on the mudroom, but there is progress!

It's late so these pictures aren't great, but I wanted to share. 

Hopefully I'll be back to share the completed project tomorrow.

Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm not an outside kind of girl!

I don't like bugs...

I do like air conditioning.

But this week I braved the elements and took on the huge job of cleaning all the dust, pollen, mildew crap off of our house and fence. I mean, y'all, it was black and green.

The job involved a ladder...

and bleach...
lots and lots of bleach.

 Not even the toys escaped!
Now we are ready to celebrate the 4th!