A year of Bullet Journaling

love the fresh start that comes with the new year. All the opportunity for change, organization, and new plans.  

And for the same reasons, I’ve always loved planners.  

It might just be because they help me feel like I’m getting my life together, even if that’s not actually the case. 

but I feel like it’s more than that.  

2018 Craft Goals

I always enjoy setting craft and project goals for myself at the beginning of the year. 

Often times, my interests, focus, and follow through tends to evolve throughout the year, but I still enjoy it! 

Even if I don’t complete all my goals, it’s fun to see where I started the year at, and where I end up.  

My Word for 2018

In the past, I’ve tried writing out and following through on New Years Resolutions more times than I could count. And probably just as many times, I’ve started the new year without any clear cut or defined goals because I didn’t take the time to sit down and put pen to paper. 

October Favorites

It's that time of the month again! Time for me to share all of the things I've been loving this October. 

It's been a busy month around here, including sickness of littles, some serious deep cleaning and purging of our kitchen (much needed, but so relieving), and finally finding a new, non-family nanny for the girls!

But all of that aside, I did find a chance to enjoy and indulge in some products, content, and media just to share with you all!

Quilty Box Subscription Service Review

I finally went through with something I’ve been wanting to do for months now.

I subscribed to Quilty Box.

And I’m so glad I did.

Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box containing fabrics and notions, as well as block and quilt patterns, and tips and techniques.

Evelyn's Triangle Quilt

I finally did it, I finally made my first quilt, start to finish!

I might have been a little in over my head starting my second quilt top (I have an unfinished hand quilting piece floating around out there) with a triangle piece pattern. 

And yes, I might have rushed some parts of this process. 

But I still love it, and so does Evelyn, so I think we'll be ok. 

But I sure did learn a lot! 

September Favorites

Where did September go, seriously?

This month flew by, and as I’m sure you noticed, I was pretty absent here. 

Something about the change into fall always seems so busy to me!

Here are all the things I’ve been absolutely loving this month!

My First Sewn Garment

For the month of August I decided to try something new, along with my crafty sister-in-law.

We thought it would be fun to host a sew along for a Violette Field Threads dress pattern - the Pearl - since we had both planned on making the dress for our daughters. 

August Favorites

Oh my gosh, can you believe it's been another month already?

Didn't the summer just start?

We sure were running like crazy this month, enjoying family and finishing up a lot of our summer projects (mostly large house projects).

With all of the running around and family time, I haven't had as much of a chance to work on crafty projects or enjoy reading and guilty tv time, but here is everything I did get a chance to enjoy in August.

DIY HELLO fence sign

Living in a state that only has true summer weather for about 3-4 months out of the year, we love to soak it up as much as possible.

Our favorite way is through outdoor living at home. 

With two littles running around though (well, one running and one rolling) it's harder for us to spend long stretches of time out in the heat and sun. 

We try not to let that stop us in preparing both our front porch, and our back yard for future summers spent out there. 

I've almost got the front porch all decorated and set up just as I'd like, although it could still use a few small details.

While this project isn't necessarily "small" I still thought it'd be a fun one to make, and would help brighten up our front porch.

Thinking about Quality versus Quantity

Something that has been on my never ending, always growing to-do list is to venture into handmade garments for myself and the family.

At first, it was just the idea of a special handknit sweater, maybe a pair of socks, and a sewn shirt. 

Only on occasion, and only extra special.

While this idea still holds the possibility of wonder and sentimentality, the idea has grown.

What if we each had a decent portion of our closet that was handmade? 

Or the majority?

Or all of it?