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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…

this advent season

I heart Advent. A whole season devoted to a longing for Christ’s birth. It’s my favorite time of year. The entirety of Fall ranks as a close second, but Advent is still clearly the winner. {because there is clearly a competition between the seasons going on in my head} I loved Advent long before I had kids, but having 3…

on raising army brats

I unashamedly call my 3 children the Army Brats. Largely because that is what they are. Army Brat (or Military Brat) is a term that most people are familiar with. Sadly, in American culture it can have a negative connotation because of it’s association with the the term ‘brat.’ But when I say ‘Army Brat’ it really should be ‘Army…

my favorite baby gear

Which ever company first capitalized on paranoid first time mothers has likely made billions. Seriously, there are entire stores filled with stuff you need for the 1st 2 years of life alone. {shaking my head} I am kind of thankful that we’ve been either too poor or too seasoned to fall victim to the madness. When we found out we…

on mothering my 3rd

The Peanut will be 2 months old tomorrow. I feel like I should get his newborn photos up here on the ol bligity blog before he’s headed to kindergarten. Everyone warned me of the chaos and work that is adding a 3rd child. They warned of multiple siblings lashing out and struggling to adjust. They warned me of how detrimental…

our new army brat

So it’s been 2.5 months. Yup. I’ve completely ignored the blogosphere for 2.5 months. I’d apologize, but it was necessary. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version… At the end of May we packed up and packed out. We then spent a week-ish in a less-than-4-star Army hotel. On June 2nd we boarded a plane with my super sick 32-week pregnant self…

and we’re back

And then I took a 2 months break. My sincerest apologies! Thankfully I have a good reason! {not that i feel i have to justify it to you but explanations are always nice} Well several good reasons. Let’s view them chronologically; shall we? Way back in November we found out that we are pregnant with another Army Brat! We had…

my wee hipster

My Helper is a wee bit dramatic. My full-time job till she says ‘I do’ will be helping her keep her emotions under control. The craziest things cause this child to weep. Heck, maybe she’ll become an actress and get paid for all the waterworks. I’m in a stripes mood and it’s becoming crazy hard to NOT sew her an…

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…

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…