extracurricular

2 new dresses

Crazy sewing this weekend. I’m on a clothing kick at the moment. I think it was the big evaluation of my pattern collection that had me itchin’ to make clothes for me and My Helper. Although it also very well could have been a combination of Pinterest {follow me!} and Elise Marley’s Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge that kicked it all…

wednesday wanderings

Happy Wednesday! It’s 3:33pm this fine afternoon. I love when the clock reads all one number. While everyone else in the blogosphere is either embracing or lamenting the arrival of fall those of us island side are pretending. At our Gospel Community last night The Pastor’s Wife actually said, “The weather has turned!” And then I laughed. Let me define…

wednesday wanderings

Yesterday {aka day of total chaos} was the release of the Missoni for Target designer collaboration. Prior {and substantially more important} commitments kept me from crowding the doors like a Black Friday Walmart mob. I did make it there around lunch time, and I was on the hunt for a specific item that I had been stalking online. Specifically this…

slow-paced life

I lead a really slow-paced life. Despite what the world tries to tell me a slower pace is the best thing for me and my family. I had no convictions about being a stay-at-home-mom or homemaker until college. It wasn’t how I was raised and honestly wasn’t appealing. I didn’t want kids until a summer missions trip to Uganda changed…

on the not blogging

I haven’t been blogging. When life gets chaotic it is the first thing that goes. Life has been chaotic. My darling boy, The Cadet, has been crazy disobedient and defiant this week. All. Week. Long. {it’s exhausting} I try very hard to be consistent in my parenting. God has set me the task to mother these wee babes {who are…

wednesday wanderings

If I had to split my blog reading into groups, I’d say about 1/4 of them are sewing/quilting related blogs. Not quite sure how I ended up with so many. {not quite sure I’m not super embarrassed to mention that} Well it seems that every last one of them have hopped on the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-long bandwagon. {because farmers, their…

wednesday wanderings

If you aren’t aware of Kinfolk Magazine, you’re missing out. Luckily for you, you’ve only been missing out for a couple of week. But now you can enjoy Kinfolk : A Guide for Small Gatherings. I stumbled upon Kinfolk in my many wanderings through the interwebs. On their manifesto page, {and yes, they are cool enough to have a manifesto}…

wednesday wanderings

The Task edition! Not much wandering because I’ve been focused on tackling our dreaded closet of books. My Soldier was off yesterday {thanks army!} so we hunkered down during nap time and got 1/4 of the work done. ” Why so little?” you ask. Well my friend Christine pointed out in a comment on the last post that we should…

hello week gone by

Hooray for father-in-laws who happen to be tech gurus. {seriously, he fixed the issue in an hour today and when he tried to explain it my brain exploded} Ready for a marathon post/Independence Day recap? Here we go… We spent the 4th on the east side of the island with most of our teeny-tiny church plant. My Soldier thought it…