Lately I’ve noticed that I have absolutely no time to myself.  None.  Zero.  Zilch.  I used to love to read and sew and, I don’t know…… have friends. But now it seems all I do is take care of my family.  Which is a great job and I love them, and all that crap, but good lord, it gets tiring when you’re doing it all by yourself. My kids are smart, and funny, and really great human beings in general…. Read more »

Things finally feel like they’re starting to come together around here! We’ve had a very busy couple of months, and are moving forward on more than one renovation project. Here are a few of the highlights of the last few months: I decorated the outside of our home for the first time this Christmas with items that I picked up last January for 75% off. I love the simple decorations, and the clear lights lining the roof edges. I’ve been… Read more »

Ok, someone get the defibrillator….. Mike, I am not pregnant…. breathe! I do, however, have lots of friends who are right now, and some who are trying, and I’ve been searching for cool DIY gift ideas, and thinking about nursery designs. Here’s a round-up of my favourite baby related pins on Pinterest: Source: purlbee.com via Chrystal on Pinterest Source: craftyblossom.blogspot.com via Chrystal on Pinterest Source: flickr.com via Chrystal on Pinterest Source: weewonderfuls.com via Chrystal on Pinterest Source: en.dawanda.com via Chrystal… Read more »

Well, today is a busy day for me, because when the kids are finished school this afternoon, they’re done for two long months!  I both look forward to, and dread their summer holiday!  I enjoy having the kids home more, but the fighting and mess-making…. not so much. In bigger news, my (almost 14 year old) son, Liam, graduated from elementary school last night, and now I officially feel old!  I can’t believe I’m going to be the mother of… Read more »

Sorry for my delay in posting today. It’s been one of those days…… Meet Isabella: No doubt you’ve probably seen a photo or two of her on this here blog. When I was pregnant, I decided to make a quilt for her. I had planned on making one for a girl, and one for a boy, since we weren’t finding out the sex of our baby, however, I only ever got around to making the girl blankie. Here are a… Read more »