Monthly Archives: June 2015

Classics Club, Book #17: The Door In The Wall

This is my third post about 2015’s books for The Classics Club.  I’ll be reading one classic book a month through 2018.  Track what I’m reading for the Classics Club here.  I’ll try not to include too many spoilers in … Continue reading

Posted in books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Making Progress on My Wedding Introvert Recovery Program

Two Saturdays ago, I had the fun and honor of being the wedding coordinator for a friend’s daughter’s wedding.  It was a great weekend and a great day but by the time I got home at around 6:00 pm, I … Continue reading

Posted in sewing, wedding | 3 Comments

Our 8-year-old Marriage, as seen in our 8-year-old Yard

Today, Nik and I are celebrating eight years of marriage.  Over the past four years, I’ve commemorated our anniversary here on the blog by expressing our thankfulness for Ellie (year #4), by announcing our pregnancy with Mark (year #5), by … Continue reading

Posted in gardening, marriage | 2 Comments

June Sewing: Crayon Rolls Galore (as designed by Ellie)

A couple weekends ago, Ellie and I went on a bit of a sewing streak, and made up four of these little crayon rolls.  You can find my tutorial for them here.  What I forgot to show in that tutorial … Continue reading

Posted in Ellie, sewing | 2 Comments

Ellie the Baker! (and a review of Kiwi Crate in case you’re interested)

Ellie’s aunt and uncle gave her a very fun present for her birthday last fall – a subscription to Kiwi Crate.  A box arrived every month for six months.  Each box had a theme, as narrated by Steve the kiwi … Continue reading

Posted in Ellie | Tagged | Leave a comment

Finish It Up Friday – Final Update of 2015 (don’t fall over in shock)

I know, I know, you thought this would never happen, but it has.  I finished sewing our dining room Roman shades!  Please don’t fall over in shock after reading read this.  I know, I know, I have been writing about … Continue reading

Posted in sewing | Tagged | 6 Comments

My No-Shave Experiment – The RANT (207 Days and Counting)

This is part 2 in my “No-Shave Experiment” mini-series. Here’s part 1 and 1a. So it’s been almost three months since I REVEALED my “No-Shave Experiment” to you all.  In that time, I’ve had to start wearing summer clothes and … Continue reading

Posted in health and beauty, KIOS, reflecting | Tagged , | 7 Comments

May/June Sewing: A Bag For Me (and I’m already planning its replacement)

I finally let myself work on a project for myself and had a lovely time sewing this little bag.  My beloved Tabitha purse finally wore out and has joined our other play purses.  I need something for those rare times … Continue reading

Posted in sewing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tutorial: Portable Crayon Carrier (new and improved!) (and a great way to use up scraps)

I made two crayon rolls over the past year – first one as a blog giveaway prize (which ended up with my friend Kim in Israel!) and one for Ellie.  After living with Ellie’s for almost a year, I decided … Continue reading

Posted in sewing, tutorial | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Picking In The Rain! Just Picking in The Rain!

Through a series of unfortunate events (mostly rain-related), we ended up deciding to go strawberry picking very last minute last Thursday evening.  We threw some food in the car for dinner and headed to the farm about 20 minutes after … Continue reading

Posted in canning | Tagged , | 8 Comments