When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected 

Anytime you bring a new baby home, your life is going to change. Most of those changes are so, so good. And many are just as difficult. But babies grow and (eventually) sleep through the night, and what was hard yesterday isn't so hard today. So when we brought home baby boy five, I expected … Continue reading When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected 

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A Baby to Snuggle

If you follow me on Instagram, you've heard the news, but I've neglected to share it here. Baby five has arrived! Little Ezra joined us about two months ago, though it feels like he's always been a part of our family. He spends his days being adored by his big brothers. And I spend my … Continue reading A Baby to Snuggle

10 Things to Sew for Baby from a Flannel Sheet

We're in full-on baby prep mode over here, and I always have a few projects I want to sew before baby arrives. So when Dana of Sew Thrifty invited me to be a part of her Thrifty Baby Celebration, it made perfect sense to participate! I love to upcycle, and baby clothes and accessories are PERFECT for … Continue reading 10 Things to Sew for Baby from a Flannel Sheet

Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

We're preparing for baby number five over here, and while we have most of the big things, there are a few things I've had on my to-make list. Somewhere along the line, I lost our portable diaper changing mat, and I really missed it with my fourth baby! And since you spend about thirty trillion … Continue reading Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

Something New is Coming….

Or rather, someone. ;) This October we will be welcoming baby number five into our home! We are so excited to bring this new little miracle into the world. We'll be finding out the baby's gender later this month, but I'll refer you to this post if you're wondering my thoughts on possibly having a fifth … Continue reading Something New is Coming….

DIY: Turn a blanket into a wearable sleeping bag for baby

In late September, my family decided we were going to take a camping trip. The weather forecast was predicting amazing fall weather - in the 70s - but being that we live in Wisconsin, it was still going to fall into the 50s at night. Since we were tent camping, I started thinking about how to … Continue reading DIY: Turn a blanket into a wearable sleeping bag for baby

Turtle Kudzu Coveralls

Recntly, some blogging friends and I decided it would be fun to surprise our friend Melissa from Sew Like My Mom with a pattern tour, because we think she's super awesome and her patterns are crazy fab. Also, surprises are really fun. :) I absolutely love sewing overalls for my boys - because really, how cute is a little … Continue reading Turtle Kudzu Coveralls

Lullaby Line Pattern Tour: overalls and bodysuit review [and a giveaway!]

Today I'm joining up with the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop lullaby line tour! I've blogged about many Peek-a-boo patterns in the past [Coastal Craze shorts and Lazy Day rompers here, the Classic Oxford here, just to name a few], and I haven't met one I didn't like. The Lullaby Line is no exception. I sewed up … Continue reading Lullaby Line Pattern Tour: overalls and bodysuit review [and a giveaway!]

Scripture Embroidery Hoop [a baby shower gift!]

One of my besties if having her first baby this August. I wanted to give her something special to help decorate the nursery.So I stitched up a little hoop with a Bible verse about how God created her little precious miracle. I glued some ribbon around the outside of the hoop. She doesn't know the … Continue reading Scripture Embroidery Hoop [a baby shower gift!]

Classic Polo from Peek-a-boo Patterns

Is it wrong to love a shirt? Because I totally do. And the baby wearing it. Obviously. The Classic Polo, this newly released pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns, is my new fave. How did I not know how easy it is to sew a polo shirt?! Because it is ridiculously easy. Especially with Amy's super clear … Continue reading Classic Polo from Peek-a-boo Patterns