Free Kentucky Derby Subway Art Printable

Kentucky Derby Printables

First of all thank you so much for all of the kind comments on my Kentucky Derby Party!! There is still time to stop by to enter the giveaway sponsored by Chinet, it runs until May 7th. I’ve recieved quite a few questions about the Free Printables I made for the Derby party, so I… 

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Tween Skirt Sewing Tutorial on

In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

As my children have grown I’ve tried to adapt my sewing projects to grow with them.  This year my youngest turned 13,  when the kids were younger I used to sew for them voraciously.   I loved making little dresses and skirts for my girls for all of their special occasions, and just for every day…. 

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Walt Disney World Florida

Saturday Snapshots: Spring

With Spring now upon us I figured it was high time that I did another Saturday Snapshots post.  These posts are more personal in nature, just a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better. I totally fell off the “Saturday Snapshots” bandwagon last winter…. let’s just say I didn’t… 

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DIY Stone Fire Pit

Outdoor Firepit Seating

  A couple of years ago I shared with you this post about how we built our own Outdoor Fire Pit. I mentioned in the post that we were trying to think of something “clever” for seating around the fire pit. We live in the South and in the hot summer months you don’t want… 

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Spicy Deviled Egg Recipe

MIRACLE WHIP Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MIRACLE WHIP as part of a their blogger network. All year long look for great new recipes for you to try pop up here courtesy of MIRACLE WHIP. All opinions are 100% mine.  I love Deviled Eggs!! Do you?  Seems like it’s one of those “you do or you… 

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Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on

Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch Tutorial (with custom stenciled fabric)

It was a long and horrible winter, have you heard??? I’m sure you didn’t hear me complain about the cold dark winter at all huh?!? (ha! who are we kidding?) The winter started early and lasted FOREVER, in fact we are under a freeze warning today…. AUGHH! Totally NOT normal for Kentucky… but I digress…. 

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Jewelry Box Redo using Chalky Finish Paint

DIY Jewelry Box Makeover

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  My youngest daughter turns 13 this weekend. I can not believe it, I now have 3 teenagers and no more little kids! I’m seriously not old enough for… 

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50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses

50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

  There’s a running joke in my house that if it’s the night before Easter, I’m holed away in my sewing room frantically trying to finish up my girls Easter Dresses.  I have YET one year to finish early… Sewing Easter Dresses for my girls has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite sewing… 

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Instagram Mini Photo Album

Instagram Album Kit

Disclosure:This post contains affiliate links// Hi Guys! We are back from Spring Break and I admit that I’m having a bit of a hard time adjusting back to “real life” re-entry is killer…   After the longest winter EVER we escaped to Florida last week, it was pretty great – we had only  a few… 

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Sewing Room

What I wish I knew when I started Sewing

This post was originally shared on Simple Simon & Company as a part of a series on sewing basics. Stop by Simple Simon & Co for lots of great sewing projects & inspiration. I’ve been sewing avidly since I was 14 years old. I started takings sewing class in school every year starting in 8th… 

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Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of

Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to announce that you can find me over at Tatertots & Jello as one of their newest contributors! My first project goes up today,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Fold Over Seersucker & Leather clutch. It’s made from one of my favorite summertime fabrics, seersucker. Nothing quite says summer in… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas {and a Chinet® Giveaway}

It’s spring in Kentucky which means only one thing, it’s Derby Time!! I know that you’ve heard me say it before, but Derby time in Kentucky is one of my most favorite times of the year. There are loads of great activities for families and the whole city puts on a great show to welcome… 

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DIY Hair Tie Gift Idea & free printable "Life is too short to have boring hair" gift cards

DIY Hair Ties, a Gift Idea & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Hairbow Supplies Etc, but the work, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.  As I say this, I might date myself… but I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, trying to find supplies to make GIANT (and I mean giant) hairbows for her.  The supplies were hard to find,… 

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Project Life Scrapbook Album ideas on

How To: 3 x 4 Photos for Scrapbooking

A big thanks to Lifestyle Crafts for sponsoring this post, by providing supplies for the project.   A few years ago I switched my family scrapbooks from primarily 12×12 pages to pocket scrapbook pages. This  is usually referred a Project Life album.  I make one album a year for our family, highlighting both big events… 

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Girls Polka Dot Skirt on

Glitz Polka Dot Fabric Giveaway

With my youngest daughter now almost 13, finding appropriate Sunday clothes has become a challenge.  She’s stuck in that “inbetween” spot. Too small for teenager clothes, but wanting something more grown up than the kids stuff. I’ve started sewing up a bunch of things for her to wear to church this summer. This skirt is… 

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