Transitioning Pants into Skirts

Spoiler alert: this is about a sewing project. I know "transition" tends to be a hot-button word these days. Rest assured, I'm using it in reference to my wardrobe. I started this project...? I can't even remember. I do remember that my mom was visiting at the time, and it was before this 4th pregnancy... … Continue reading Transitioning Pants into Skirts

Life Goals

This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals

Homestead Updates

It's finally starting to slow down around here, which is great! Because it'll pick up in full force for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby #4, New Years, chick brooding, garden planning, and seed starting soon enough! We've really been enjoying the fireplace on chilly evenings. I can't imagine ever getting tired of it. Friday Husband of mine … Continue reading Homestead Updates

Homestead Update

Well, I persuaded my husband to light the first fire of the year on Friday evening. It was wonderful. Prior to that I had my minis help me make Swedish meatballs for dinner. Those are the moments I treasure- peacefully functioning and just living life together. I need more of those moments. Sunday I tried … Continue reading Homestead Update

Friday on the Homestead

There are so many things that NEED to be done that it's difficult to prioritize which to do first. I opted for re-catching strawberry runners. Yep... Re-catching. My 1 year old decided to "un-catch" them at some point. So I went outside to check on them today for a customer, and found many uprooted, unpotted, … Continue reading Friday on the Homestead

Sewing Things

I've been scheduling leisure into my day; taking a page from my husband's book. Does that mean my inner perfectionist feels like that means neglecting things that could be more productive? Yes. Do I usually end up physically ill before I take me time? Yes. So fine. I've had enough feeling like garbage, and all … Continue reading Sewing Things

Restlessness and my Remedy

Sometimes I struggle with feeling restless and bored with the mundane day-to-day operations on the ol' homestead. I think if we're honest, most people do feel that way about life at some point. But I tend to handle it in a systematic fashion that has helped me cope with my chronic ADHD need to be … Continue reading Restlessness and my Remedy

Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

...I wonder how many posts I've written that begin with, "Oh my goodness, it's chaos around here..." I'll look into it. That's research I don't have time for at the moment. Update with the mold issue: I haven't been back down to the basement since I realized just how allergic I am to mold. The … Continue reading Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

What happens when you're 10 weeks pregnant, all your regular bottoms are too tight, and your maternity clothes are all wintery? Well, first you cry a little. Then, you go out to the garage, dig out fabric you've had for 6 years, and you make yourself a skirt with a forgiving waist line, that's what! … Continue reading DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

English Paper Piecing

I stumbled across English Paper Piecing (henceforth referred to as EPP) last winter as I was feverishly crocheting Christmas ornaments for Christmas gifts. I thought to myself, "That would be a much more productive use of my time and scrap fabric than what I've got going on now." Except then Christmas happened, and life happened, … Continue reading English Paper Piecing