A Space-Themed Nursery for my Baby Girl: Retro, Handmade, Fabulous!

I chose “Spaceships and Robots” as the theme for my daughter’s nursery because I wanted to create a special environment that would inspire her to reach for the stars and “boldly go where no man has gone before,” so to speak.


FREE PATTERN: Easy Sew Square-Bottomed Lunch Bag

I’m on a brown bagging kick right now, trying to save some pennies on my daily lunch habit. But, on Sunday night, when I gathered my cobb salad with bread and vinaigrette on the side, I realized that a traditional brown paper lunch bag was not going to cut it.

Born on St. Patty’s Day | Rainbows & Pinwheels 1st Birthday Party

When you’ve got a St. Patty’s Day baby, you’ve just got to run with the party theme God gives you: RAINBOWS!! I threw in some pinwheels and polkadots (and a whole lot of Jello) and I was pretty pleased with how things turned out.


Score! Found an Embroiderer’s Dream at a Garage Sale

SO GEEKED! Just found this set of eight pain, never-used, natural cotton place mats and napkins. $11 for the set! Whoever invented the garage sale should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.



So have I mentioned I’m an NPR-lovin’ nerd? Yeah, I know you’re not surprised.

A few weeks ago, I posted to Marketplace Money’s facebook page about the belt tightening Jake and I did during his unemployment and I was awarded their Piggy Award where they send this awesome blue piggybank to people who make good financial decisions.


Mommy/Daughter Crafternoon: The multitude of benefits from crafting with kids.

Karen Walrond (@Chookooloonks) was sweet enough to tweet me pictures of her and her daughter making the Swap-O-Rama-Rama 10-Minute purse together!


Karen Walrond So Sews (and I won a dollar)

When I sat next to Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks.com at the BlogHer Handmade/Creative Connection lunch today I had no idea it would lead to a crafty showdown in the hotel lobby!


FREE 10-Minute Purse Pattern

After I posted last night I got inspired to make something, anything, from all the amazing swag given out by the BlogHer Handmade/Creative Connection conference.