my solider turned aviator

Yielding My Fears

That Soldier of mine graduate flight school 4 months ago. Earned his wings and such. And then came blog silence. There was some legit busyness, but mostly it was out of fear. 4 more months of not blogging out of fear. I’m sure most bloggers have fears, fears they feel entitled to, whether they are rational or not. My fear…

M6553 Front

McCall’s 6553

She’s here! :::said in the style of Liz Lemon impersonating Oprah::: My dress form is here! I have christened her Lady Sybil, but I’ll save proper introductions for a later post. I’ve got a good 12 months worth of garment sewing to share with you that has never been shared because: a. my personal photographer spends all his time flying…

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Deeply Rooted Magazine

I’m not really sure I’ve ever plugged anything on this tiny space of mine on the interwebs. {other than jesus, books and caffeine} I’m not sure there has been anything worth plugging, at least nothing that has garnered so much excitement from me. But gee wiz am I excited about this one. Let me introduce you to Deeply Rooted Magazine.…

Roxy Dress Form

I Bought a Book and a Mannequin

Hello friends! I’m currently smack in the middle of my less-than-Pinterest-worthy couch watching the last 2 runs of women’s luge. {i know nothing about luging but the olympics bring out the mediocre sports fan in me} While watching a sport I know nothing about I am actively planning our big trip to Disney World next week, which I am giddy…

Wednesday Wanderings

Happy Wednesday citizens of the blogosphere! I just realized it’s February. {am i the only one who stumbles from month to month and only realizes the transition a week in?} It’s February, The Peanut turned 19 months today, and I haven’t washed my hair in 3 days. But my taxes are done which surely counts for something. We’re gearing up…

diaversary

The Cadet’s 1st Diabetes Anniversary

On the 11th of January, The Cadet celebrated his first Diaversary! (which is cheesy Type 1 Diabetes code for the anniversary of diagnosis) We’re not the type of people to make big brouhahas about most things in life, so where other T1D parents throw parties and celebrations, we spontaneouly went to have frozen yogurt. {seriously though, we don’t do birthday…

barre3 plank

My {almost} Fitness with Barre3

If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be singing the praises of a fitness routine I would have {silently} mocked you. But here I am, telling every mama I can find that they should try Barre3 online workouts. And here is why… There have been 2 {and only 2!} positives to come from my horrific pregnancies.…

Raw Edge Circle Quilt

A Baby Quilt for the Third Kid

We have this pervasive saying in our household, “Third kid.” Always applied to The Peanut when we acknowledge that he is getting the shaft in ways his older siblings never experienced. Pretty sure I only spoon fed The Peanut for about a month. I gave up that pursuit the day he figured out how to suck baby food out of…

Homeschooling – 6 months in

Homeschooling {6 months in}

So here we are, half-way through the school year and totally resigned to the fact that we are now that family. The one who homeschools their kids, and they might turn out totally awkward as a result. {le sigh} I don’t think I love it, I don’t love sending My Helper to the primary school either, but I don’t hate…

DutyStation

Going Home?

In God’s infinite kindness, the Army let us know (very early) that we will {ok might, in the army it’s always might} be moving back to Hawaii come May. Being the realist that I am, the excitement will come when I am settling us into and decorating The Island House part deux. Thankfully everyone I know has outwardly expressed the…