Author Archives: Laura

The dark dispelled by incarnate love: the Light of the World was born!

Merry Christmas! The only light in Bethlehem Shone down from heaven above. And wrapped inside of Mary’s womb It burst into the room. The dark dispelled by’ncarnate love The Light of the World was born. Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and … Continue reading

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My essential sewing supplies

I’m often asked for recommendations for essential sewing supplies. In addition, I’ve just begun offering sewing lessons in my home. So this post is for my students and anyone else who is interested in having the best tools for sewing. … Continue reading

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When Making Milk Is No Longer Your Vocation

I loved being able to nurse my babies. If you read through all my nursing blog posts, you’ll see that although nursing definitely wasn’t easy from the beginning for me, it was a huge part of my identity as a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Hosanna in the highest! Let our King be lifted up! Hosanna! Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko The kids and I sang this song as part of our church’s choir today. I’m so grateful to have been able … Continue reading

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2017 Q2 Finish-along Goals!

I like to dream about having abundant sewing time and consequently make absurdly long lists of things I want to sew. Therefore, I give to you the laughably ambitious list of what I hope to sew in the 2nd quarter … Continue reading

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My No-Shave Experiment – The Research (860 Days and Counting)

This is part 4 in my “No-Shave Experiment” mini-series. Here’s part 1 – the reveal, 1a – a call for personal experience, part 2 – the rant, and part 3 – the reflection. Back in September 2015, I finally finished … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: Owls and Stars and Colors, Oh My!

I can finally reveal the final four presents that I sewed for my family for Christmas. These four were definitely sewn in 2017 but they still count as Handmade Christmas 2016, right? My niece and nephew were both two this … Continue reading

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