family pictures 2019

It is no secret I have a slight obsession with family pictures. I have made efforts to have some pictures taken of my crew, both together and individually, yearly or biyearly since the beginning of being a mom more than 13 years ago.I won’t tell you this time wasn’t different. It was very different.It felt…

Fun Festers

In my hometown (and one we still live 30 or so minutes outside of), there is a huge and wonderful 10 day long city-wide festival every July. It’s really so much fun (pun intended). I’ve always loved Fun Fest. Outdoor eating, music, hot air balloons, fireworks, community…these are in my wheelhouse y’all. So every year,…

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…

Summer of BIG things

My kids are growing up. Yeah, yeah, I know; that’s what they do. But this past year and especially this summer has displayed just how much they’re growing up! It’s so much fun to see them seek adventure and do new things. I love watching them become the people God has made them to be….

The Tone of a Place

It’s not a boomerang, that keeps pulling us back to Tennessee. But I don’t care if people say it’s that way. I’m not so sure it’s even ‘home.’ But there is a time when you consider community. A time when you consider being known.  More, there’s a time when you choose a tone of a…

From the Mountains to the City

We are all so accustomed to that old phrase, “Home is where the Heart is” that I doubt many of us consider it deeply. I believe it is true, that home IS anywhere where those you love reside.  My heart is with my kids and my husband and so my home is anywhere where they…