Keeping it real

Same, But Different

Last summer I won the lottery when my sister bought a neighboring home to ours. Having family close by after moving away from them has changed everything. Spending time with her, being able to ask for her for help, and having her around to teach my son is bringing me tons of joy. I like… Continue reading Same, But Different

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DIY Tutorials · For The Home

DIY Hexagon Cork Tile Bulletin Board

My craft room/studio is always a work in progress. I'm a visual person and I found I needed a bulletin board of some sort to hold onto items I wanted to see for inspiration on a daily basis. The idea of a floor to ceiling cork wall was on my brain but wall space is… Continue reading DIY Hexagon Cork Tile Bulletin Board

Keeping it real

Stay at Home Mom

During a family outing an acquaintance asked what it is I do for a living. It was the first time since quitting my job that I was going to answer “stay at home mom”. I hesitated. I wanted to say something that sounded more glamorous like “work at home mom” or “Etsy business owner”. 🙄Then… Continue reading Stay at Home Mom

Built That

Library Ladder Install

After two years of progress in our home library we installed our custom rolling ladder this weekend. And I am in Love. It is just what we needed in the room to finish it off. I went with an aluminum style from Alacco Ladders in Southern California due to the custom extended length required. A… Continue reading Library Ladder Install

Sewing

Zoey Bunny Doll

I am still on a doll making kick. I was hit with the urge to make some bunny rabbit dolls and after playing with a pattern for a bit I drafted up a couple designs I am really excited about. I gave her super soft plush ears to match her body color. Giving them floral… Continue reading Zoey Bunny Doll

Thrifty Finds

Vintage Sewing Machine

We added another vintage sewing machine to the hoard pile! This one was purchased at an estate sale for just $15. It came with a box full of sewing notions and goodies. I was so excited to sort thru it all. It is a Free Westinghouse machine inside of a small sewing table. Looks to… Continue reading Vintage Sewing Machine

Sewing

Heirloom Dolls

I have found a new love.  I've gone down the heirloom doll wormhole and there is no turning back! I started out with a basic pattern from 10x2Studio on Etsy and it was very user friendly. Highly recommend if you are interested and don't know where to start like I was.  Since making a few, I… Continue reading Heirloom Dolls