Saturday, December 7, 2013


Here are the two pictures I remembered to take of our Thanksgiving, for 'there are so many responsibilities on a person's mind when they are keeping house, isn't there?' Or hostessing in my case. Mike's parents came from California for the week, and it was nice to have some family here for the holiday!

We are extra thankful this year, because our Fig had a mystery illness all Thanksgiving week that she is now recovering from! we eventually found out she had a sick kidney and it needed to be removed. We were so worried, but she is now home from the pet hospital and we're thankful that she is feeling better already!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

on the north shore

Photos from our family trip on Lake Superior this September:
we stayed in Grand Marais and Beaver Bay, saw lighthouses and waterfalls, hiked, had a campfire, ate lotttts of really good food, had a baby shower for my sister and brother in law-who started foster parenting this fall, and Mike and I also celebrated our 5th anniversary while we were there.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


 My costume this year was Little Bo Peep with my two little sheep.  Fig was in the depths of despair in her sheep costume and wouldn't even look at the camera, so we only got two phone pictures of her back.. but Plummy did pretty well, thankfully she is too young to know better. But this means I will have to get her a winter sweater to keep this whole wearing clothes thing going!

Friday, August 23, 2013

shop update: dresses

New jersey dresses are listed in my shop!   A chevron t shirt dress available in small, medium, and large,  and a buffalo check dress in x-small, small, medium, and large. 
It's been so much fun adding clothing to my shop, and thank you to all for the kind and encouraging response! Be it on here, instagram, or in person. It's a little scary trying something new, so thank you!
I will be adding new dresses and tops as I make them, and will also be working on new crochet things for fall!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


 Some things I've been doing this month are:  
counting down to our family/ 5 year anniversary trip coming up! this picture is a little old, and it's getting closer all the time. Which also means it's almost fall!

 Working on some just for fun projects.. I finished the top of my first quilt, a patchwork in all different colors. I feel as if quilting might become one of my favorite things, and i'm excited to practice more and graduate to different shapes and patterns.

 I also started a new crochet blanket, and discovered i loove doing entrelac crochet. It's the kind where you can work on it while you watch a movie, and you don't have to think too much. Which I think is always nice.

We also celebrated Mike's birthday on the 21st. So happy birthday Mike! We went out for pizza pie, and then came home and ate apple pie. It was all about the pies.

I hope you are having a nice August as well!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

shop update: dresses

My etsy shop is back open with a few of these tribal print dresses! They are stretchy jersey knit, and very light and comfortable. And also, they have pockets!!
The fabric was limited, so I only have some available in sizes small and medium in this print. Here are the links for both (small) & (medium) if you'd like to take a look!

I am also working on finishing dresses in other prints and styles that i hope to post soon. There are chevrons, checks, dots and stripes coming next!  (and i will have more sizes with my next update too)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

MN in June

A few pictures from my trip to MN in June. I got to see my whole family, went on picnics with friends, read, went out to lunch with my mom like it was our job, went on some walks and a couple of runs, and cut out a bunch of squares for my quilt. It was a wonderful birthday month trip!