Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring Sewing

I don't think I've sat down at my sewing machine 
in well over a year!
I've either been working too much or just flat out exhausted.
But when I saw this adorable dress pattern by Oliver + S, it was just the inspiration I needed to get back to sewing for my sweet girl.


It is a pretty quick sew and there are lots of ways to 
customize it for your little Princess.
It's sweet, modest, and perfectly girly!  
As a matter of fact, I used this pattern for Mary Grace's Easter dress (she picked the bunny fabric herself!).


And while The Garden Party Dress is completely fabulous, 
Mary Grace needed something simple and light 
for the hot Texas summer coming up.  That's when I found 
which was a free pattern download from Craftsy....and I'm a sucker for just about any free pattern!


This pattern is so easy and quick that I sewed these four dresses 
in one afternoon 
(about 20 minutes each!).

And while you'd think that six new dresses would be enough,
you'd be wrong.
I had to make a few of these precious
from Oliver + S
(also a free pattern!)


These little skirts have been a staple in Mary Grace's summer wardrobe for years because this girl 
would just as soon put on a skirt as a pair of shorts!


And after raising four boys,
it does this mama good to finally have a girly-girl she can sew for!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Garden Helper

It's February, and that means getting the garden ready 
for spring plantings.

So we're reading...


And filling...


And digging...


And sewing seeds...


And planting...


And harvesting...


And hopefully I can get her to eat 
at least some of the goodness she grows!

Happy gardening!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Relief for what ails 'ya!

For YEARS Doug and I battled stomach problems.  
We didn't have insurance and so we started looking for natural remedies for this too common ailment

and VOILA:


Raw, organic, and unfiltered
apple cider vinegar!

Just one to two tablespoons daily and all traces of stomach upset were GONE!


This stuff tastes like the Devil's Scourge so I only tend to drink it when it's absolutely necessary.
And believe me, after all the holiday food and festivities, 
I needed to cleanse my system of all that junk!  

This is the BEST way I've found to down the stuff:


Mix one to two tablespoons of ACV 
with cranberry juice and lemon or lime wedges.
Shake well and enjoy!
It's really refreshing this way...but it is an acquired taste!

Here are some other wonderful ways ACV can help you get healthy in this new year:

Read HERE,
and HERE.

Wishing you a happy and healthy
New Year!