Why my Elf on the Shelf is Boring

Let me start off by saying that I have no problem with one-upmanship. Or one-upMOMship. I'm totally fine with moms who want to spend thousands of … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipe Guide

The Ultimate plate of Christmas Cookies

This is the ultimate cookie exchange recipe list. These cookies are all delicious, and there is something here that almost everyone can eat. There are … [Continue reading]

That one time I got to Mingle with Midge and Madge!


I spent the weekend with friends, both new and seasoned, up in Denver, Colorado at the Create - Make - Celebrate Retreat hosted by the fabulous and … [Continue reading]

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Muffins

delicious cherry almond oatmeal muffins

I went to a fun retreat with some crafty gal friends, and had a chance to cook. I love to craft and sew. But I also love to cook. And to bake. We had … [Continue reading]

Pin Cushion Dish

I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books. I'm so excited that Andover has come out with a line of fabric celebrating this fun series of … [Continue reading]

Stardust Quilt (Free Pattern)

stardust quilt front

This stardust quilt was made using Fat Quarters of Art Gallery Fabrics' line "Playing Pop", which can be found in stores now. I used the lighter … [Continue reading]

That one time I became an Award Winning Quilter

Ellipsis close-up

One of the most interesting and frustrating things I learned when working at a quilt shop is that quilters collect fears from other quilters. One … [Continue reading]

Lego Birthday Favor

custom lego favors

When I was a kid, we'd bring cupcakes to school on our birthday to share a treat with the class. With 32 kids in a class, that can add up to a lot of … [Continue reading]

San Diego Maker Faire

We headed to the San Diego Maker Faire Today, and though we were there most of the day... we didn't even see half of what there was to see! We hit up … [Continue reading]

The Process of Creating Community

February 20th we moved into our new house. It was exactly five weeks after getting the news that we would be moving. The 5 weeks of packing and moving … [Continue reading]