Some days my scrap bins make me feel like I'm teetering on the edge of a hoarders episode. But it feels so wasteful to throw away pieces of fabric that are still big enough to be used for something. Instead of tossing them, I love to use up as many scraps as I can by … Continue reading 14 Projects to Make with Fabric Scraps
In my journey to making our day to day lives and our home more sustainable and having fewer toxins, I have been trying to free our lives of as much plastic as possible. There are many reasons to want to go plastic free in your kitchen: it's better for the planet, more sustainable... but my … Continue reading Six Simple Swaps to go Plastic Free with Kids in the Kitchen
We've lived in our 1880s farmhouse for about two and a half years now, and in that time, I've rearranged the bedrooms about fifty bazillion times. Seriously. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen my sewing room shift from room to room. It had become pretty clear that while I wanted to have my … Continue reading Our Homeschool Room and Play Room Tour
With five boys in the house, we can go through a lot of yogurt. Unfortunately, most yogurts you find in the grocery store are either filled with sugar and other icky additives or really expensive. Spending $6 for a tub of yogurt that my kids will go through in one sitting is NOT my idea … Continue reading Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe
I've been in a season of slow, simple sewing. Have you been in a season like this? I'm a homeschool mama with five young kids, including a toddler whose favorite pastime is coloring on the walls and climbing onto everything he shouldn't.. some days I barely have time to go to the bathroom, let alone … Continue reading Five Tips for Sewing with Young Kids Underfoot
This super cute and ridiculously easy Embroidery Hoop Snowman will make a great addition to your home this Christmas/winter season! Need a last minute gift? You can whip this up in just a few minutes! I always get a little bummed when we put away the holiday decor, but winter lasts basically forever in Wisconsin, … Continue reading Embroidery hoop snowman
One of our family's favorite things to do together is go hiking! It's something we've done together long before we had kids, and it's been such a consistent part of our family's routine that our kiddos have grown up hiking regularly. A lot of people are overwhelmed with the idea of hiking with kids, but … Continue reading Hiking With Kids: How to get started and what to bring!
If you've ever had a picky eater in your household, you know the angst of trying to get them to branch out. Our picky eater would eat the same meal for lunch and dinner every.single.day. if we let him: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Seriously, this kid LOVES his PB&Js. I'm constantly working … Continue reading Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars
Happy New Year! I love when things start fresh... new years, new seasons, new school years, new notebooks. As we're starting 2017, I'm doing a huge purge of my house. We moved into our new (old) home last February, and in that time I'm realizing all the stuff that we don't need - or want … Continue reading 15 Sewing Projects to Help You Get Organized!
I think it's fair to say that parents everywhere have experienced the same struggle at least a time or two: the dreaded tooth brushing battle! Whether it be a toddler who refuses to open her mouth or a … Continue reading Real Mom Confessions: How to End the Toothbrushing Battle