Photo Challenge – Self-Portrait

A friend of mine and I occasionally give each other photography challenges to help each other improve our photography skills. Our most recent challenge was to create a self-portrait that we felt described something about our personality. I was really happy with what I came up with, so I wanted to share them with you. Read More …

Toy Organization Essentials for Tiny Humans

One thing I have discovered about tiny humans is that they love to get all the things out, but not put things back up.  Mildred is a great example of this.  She will be playing with a toy, and then become distracted by another, and another, leaving a trail of toys in her wake. That Read More …

Baby Ducks!

The baby ducks have arrived!  Yesterday morning, I picked up a box of ducklings from the post office. Yes, you can indeed get ducks by mail, which is super useful when you don’t live near a hatchery. Many local farm supply stores, such as Rural King, do carry chicks and other poultry in the spring, Read More …

Follow Friday – Houseful of Nicholes

Welcome to this month's Follow Friday post, where I'll be sharing with you one of my favorite blogs on the internet. This Follow Friday post, I want to introduce you to Houseful Of Nicholes.  This lifestyle blog, by Chicago native (and fabulous internet friend) Natasha focuses on topics that affect her family, like education, and Read More …

A Baby Sized Communique Quilt Design

One of my lovely readers recently asked about making the Communique Quilt in a baby or crib sized version.  So, because I love creating layouts for quilts, I’ve come up with an altered version of the original throw pattern that is perfect for a baby quilt. For this design, I started with my original Communique Read More …

Coffee Talk – On Feminism & Appropriation

Barbie & Feminism International Women's Day was yesterday, and to celebrate, Barbie has released a line of dolls based on inspiring and historic women.  It's called the Role Models collection. I played with Barbie dolls when I was little.  That was back before they came in different sizes and skin tones. Heck, back then it Read More …