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Tackle it Tuesday

Posted on April 15th, by Amy in Tackle it Tuesday. 5 comments

So I have been reading this blog the past couple of weeks and decided to jump on board with Tackle it Tuesday today! With Owen taking a longer than usual nap – I jumped up and grabbed my camera. That’s part of the accountability of it all – actually posting what you did – fun =) Since Owen crawls around and puts everything in his mouth – I have to keep the floors clean, and I cannot cook dinner in a dirty kitchen – so I do my best to keep up with it as the day goes, but I have a hard time being motivated to do the other stuff. (btw – I haven’t unloaded the dishwasher yet today)

My before shots:We have this space on either side of the sink and above it that gathers … Read More »


A Full Week!

Posted on April 13th, by Amy in ramblings. 1 Comment

Well this week started with lots of snow but has ended very nicely. Yesterday and today have been warm (mid-50′s) and we’ll take it! However, I won’t be able to plant a garden until Father’s Day – too many temperature fluctuations here at altitude.

So with Spring Break, Ella and I, with Olivia and her mom got to make 2 quilt blocks for a simple place mat. We will do the quilting and finishing soon enough. =) I forgot to pull my camera out so I will have pics for you later. We had wanted to introduce quilting in a project that the girls could use or hang up and be proud of without loosing interest. So far so good!

I have been listening to podcasts and searching blogs … Read More »


Camera Lessons

Posted on April 9th, by Amy in bracelets. 1 Comment

Hi again! I had to learn how to use our camera in light (or lack of light) of all the crummy weather around here. We have a nice DSLR but until yesterday I just used the auto features for everything. I built myself a mini studio and enlisted my husbands assistance for getting the initial settings created on the manual mode. Brand new territory for me!

After a lot of trial and many errors I got a few good pictures – hooray! I had made these few bracelets the other day and had to wait until now to get them listed. Aren’t the baby ones adorable? I just love how sweet they look. My girls have so many bracelets – I seem to find most of them tucked away where they … Read More »


Fresh From The Wash

Posted on April 8th, by Amy in Uncategorized. No Comments

I am so glad that this one is all mine! Owen likes it too.Have a great day!


Getting Thicker

Posted on April 8th, by Amy in My kids. No Comments

We had haircuts the other day for the girls. Emmalie and Sophia are both working on growing lots of hair – my Owen, only boy has more hair than my girls. They were bald until 2 usually and then it takes a good 3 years to get real hair – opposed to the super fine baby hair.

Sophia

Emmalie – loves posing!Ella needs a trim too, but Owen woke up from his nap before I could get to her. Soon enough!


Spring Break =)

Posted on April 7th, by Amy in bracelets, My kids, work in progress. No Comments

Ella is home this week for Spring Break – unfortunately we woke up to snow falling this morning, again. (big sigh) My girls weren’t at all excited. Ella had hopes of riding her bike and scooter outside all day – it is spring break, I had thought about getting bubbles and watching them blow and blow. But once again it is too cold. In the Utah mountains, we get snow off and on through May even a bit in June if we’re lucky, but it has been a really long winter with lots of snow and we are really ready to move on.

On the bright side – I was able to complete my quilt! It was too dark all day to take pictures – I will try tomorrow. I love … Read More »


Yesterday – As Good As It Gets

Posted on April 5th, by Amy in My kids, sewing, work in progress. 4 comments

For this stay at home mom – yesterday was a great day! My mother-in-law offered to take my 4 and 21/2 year old girls for the day. I thought about taking a nap while Owen was napping, then I thought about cleaning the house more than the usual day to day. But in the end I decided to sew! Having a day to myself – with Owen – is a nice change of pace. I altered and cut out a pattern for Ella’s dress that was in the same pattern as her purse. It is Simplicity 2993. I was able to sew the bodice before it was time to go for a bike ride and pick her up at school. Also lots of fun – with Owen in a little trailer!

After dinner … Read More »


Blessing Box

Posted on April 2nd, by Amy in Blessing Box. 3 comments

Hi there! So, yes I have been busy with my quilt, not to mention the kiddos! But I have also been working on a Blessing Box. I’m not going to tell you exactly what it is yet – but I have a favor to ask. Would you leave a comment and let me know your favorite way(s) to “show” love to a child? I hope to have a Blessing Box listed soon – gotta get to it. Thanks for your help!

With my girls a favorite way to show love is with food – especially chocolate chip cookies! And that is just what Emmalie (4) and I did today. I thought I would share our best recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookies20 tablespoons butter, softened1 1/2 C packed light-brown sugar2 large … Read More »


Blessing Box

Posted on April 2nd, by Amy in Blessing Box. 3 comments

Hi there! So, yes I have been busy with my quilt, not to mention the kiddos! But I have also been working on a Blessing Box. I’m not going to tell you exactly what it is yet – but I have a favor to ask. Would you leave a comment and let me know your favorite way(s) to “show” love to a child? I hope to have a Blessing Box listed soon – gotta get to it. Thanks for your help!

With my girls a favorite way to show love is with food – especially chocolate chip cookies! And that is just what Emmalie (4) and I did today. I thought I would share our best recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookies20 tablespoons butter, softened1 1/2 C packed light-brown sugar2 large … Read More »


Pretty Purse

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in learning to sew, work in progress. 3 comments

Hi again! Ella and I had a great time Friday night sewing with friends. Ella really loves to be creative – her favorite subject at school is art or “Meet the Masters.” They get to emulate famous artists with a variety of techniques, all very fun for this 2nd grader!Ella and Olivia’s purses turned out great! We called it a night when the construction was complete, but the next day, Ella embellished her bag a bit.

We added the butterfly in crystals – although all I did was the ironing. She had all the creative freedom to do as she wished. She’s been carrying it around all day with her reading and some chapstick!And this is why I have not posted since Friday – I was working on getting my quilt basted . To … Read More »


Is it spring yet?

Posted on March 28th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

This is the question I keep getting from my girls. They love riding bikes and running around outside – and being stuck inside again is hard.

We have had a busy week and I can’t believe it has been a week since I posted last – oops! We were able to play in the fresh air a couple of afternoons, but the snow is still on the sidewalks in places and not child friendly yet. But we are expecting more snow tonight and it is cold outside today – 20′s.

This is good reason to sew! Ella has been learning a bit here and there, and tonight we will be working from a pattern to make a simple purse with some good friends. And hopefully Ella and I will … Read More »


Progress

Posted on March 21st, by Amy in finished quilt, work in progress. 4 comments

I was able to work on my quilt top off and on today – enough to get it nearly done! It just needs a few more borders to frame the piecework, and then I will move on to quilting.I am loving the fabrics all together, and I am very excited to see it come together!

I also wanted to share some of my previous quilts -This one is for my little man! He loves all the bright colors and dives into it in his bed or on the floor. I made this for my oldest daughter. When she was an infant I found this pattern online here and had plans to make it for years. I had Ella decide which fabrics she wanted in her quilt and it … Read More »





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