Friday, September 27, 2013

Conscious Living Wk. 2 Composting

 I hope you guys came back ready to get down and dirty because after over-hauling the basics of our lives and cutting our trash down significantly, we started to see something. 
Something we didn't really like. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Project Run& Play Wk. 3: Mad For Plaid

Hey guys! 
I'm going to make this a quick one as I'm on vacation and enjoying all of the California goodness while catching up on PR&P news. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Basics: Go To Legging + Recess Raglan

A few weeks ago I purchased a few patterns for Lily's Fall wardrobe. 
I chose the Go-To Leggings because she basically lives in stretch pants during the winter time and my main goal of sewing is to make things that she WANTS to wear and enjoys. 
She LOVES them& has told me so at least three times. 
& then later I purchased The Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Don't laugh. 
I'm trying to include myself in the bloglovin world, but if it may take a few try's. 
I got it guys!

I am officially on bloglovin & I must say I can't believe I haven't taken the leap before now. Finally, I can manage the blogs I follow rather than scrolling through. Next time I'm this falling this far behind the new trends, knock me a good one& tell me to get on it!

Can't wait to go explore all the new blogs I may want to follow.

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Instagram Update

Happy wednesday! Here's what we've been up to since last week:

Here we are on a morning walk in the new (to us) wagon. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Project Run& Play Wk. 2 Candy Challenge

Guys, this challenge was so tough for me. I'm a practical clothing maker, which doesn't work so well when "candy" comes to mind. Candy? Clothing? Add that to my tendency to choose neutral or muted colors and you see my problem. 

I actually considered just skipping this week. 
It. Was. SO. Hard. 

So hard that I finished my whole "Mad For Plaid" challenge outfit and only once it was done decided I shouldn't be lame and went back to the drawing board for the Candy Challenge. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Instagram Update

Here we are watching daddy&grandpa pour the final concrete for the driveway/yard makeover. 

Conscious Living Wk. 1

Today I'm switching things up, I'm branching out, I'm letting you guys into my lives a bit more with a series I've been putting together in my brain called Conscious Living. 

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I had thoughts to call it lots of things, but in the end I wanted it to be clear that I am no expert in conservation, recycling, etc. The goal of this series is to share my families journey to living a life that reflects what we believe to be important for our Earth and future.

The Story:

A few years ago my husband and I started paying a lot more attention to the environment and how we were affecting it. 
1. This is partly because my daughter began LOVING Earth Day& in that week we learned about Earth Day in Homeschool. If you have the chance to read the book "You Are The Earth" by David Suzuki DO IT

David Suzuki Foundation/Book Link

 For Earth Day, Lily insisted decorations were needed.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Project Run & Play Challenge 1: The Popover Sundress Flip

First I'll discuss the changes I've made to the original pattern:

1. Took the top of the bodice off& redrafted a scoop neck bodice with button closures
2. I  cut the front with extra fabric to gather & create the more billowy front
3. Lined the inside to make it possible for the sheer outer layer

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Instagram update

I dont always have time to blog a full post, so i'm going to begin filling some free space with ig photos of life, homeschooling, sewing etc! I hope you enjoy. 

Sewing up coastal cargos

Train ride at the local zoo