budget, baby

My spouse and I wrote a budget last week.As in, we actually set down and wrote out a budget. Together. And some of ya’ll are like “so what?” but this is something I’ve longed for for many years. Through all of the hard times, lean years, wealthy seasons, times of surgeries and illnesses, giving birth,…

Sewing Sheaves Back in Business

So once the twins came into our lives, I didn’t have much time for sewing. Yes, laugh, I had NO time for sewing. But as they turn 16 months old this week, I am back in business! I’ve made one custom quilt this year so far (an amazing project I’ll share once the family has…

Lily learns to SEW!!!

For Christmas, Miss Lily was given a sewing machine by your’s truly. She had been asking and asking for one and I just wasn’t sure she would really use it. However, as time went on, she stayed determined that she wanted this. Badly. She noticed machines at every store, especially the toy machines (which I…

Another Day, Another Project

A little while ago a friend posted something on Facebook about possible church pews that would soon be available for sale. She said to let her know if interested. I did. Her childhood church was beginning a new building project and the old pews were sitting in storage and needed moved asap. Sounds perfect I…

Babies & A Little Quilt

This month has carried strife. More than expected. This past week was on it’s way to true damage, yet in the midst came blessing. Reminders of goodness, joy, peace, beauty…life. As Not The Mama and I were some of the firsts in our group to marry and have kids, we have been a bit ahead…

Then Noah turned 6!!!

Noah had his first taste of a pool party for his birthday last year. It goes without saying that was, of course, his request for this year as well. He has a long wait, Noah does, for his birthday at the end of July in comparison to the others whose birthdays follow one another swiftly;…

A little DIY Update

Well, my dear Sonya noticed I didn’t have a back porch table. She found one someone didn’t want any longer and brought it to town to me. It was a good table just old…you know, chipping paint and raw wood. A little sandpaper, a couple cans of spray paint, and a new foam brush for…

New Sewing Machine

I was taught to sew in my teens. I love it but wasn’t very good. I became easily impatient with projects or mishaps with the sewing machine. Then I was gifted a sewing machine for my high school graduation. It didn’t work well and wasn’t as nice as what I had learned on and I…

Swinging from the Vines

So far this year we have partied three times. We have had a tea party, a minecraft blast and now, a rainforest celebration!! Seth turned 4. It’s so cliche and overdone to say it but I cannot believe Seth has turned four. My youngest, my baby is now four years old. Riding in a booster…

Adam turns 8!

My sweet oldest turned eight years old today. Eight. Years. Old. Eight is THAT age, you know. Where we are truly making memories. Where THIS is his childhood.  Where you know all you do, good and bad, is remembered. Where you know they begin to see you in the light in which they may always…