Pattern Release: The Lyla Dress

AHHHH. I’m. so. excited. The PDF Pattern is officially released! You can check out user reviews and purchase it via You Can Make This. This is a 16 page PDF Pattern with detailed instructions and plenty of pictures for each step. The Lyla Dress is a sweet tea-length sundress with shirred bodice, wide bow-tie straps, […]

The Lyla Dress: PDF Pattern Coming Soon!

UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL PATTERN RELEASE/PURCHASE INFO HERE! I’m SO excited to share this with you! This is the “Lyla” dress and it will be my first PDF pattern release. It has a shirred bodice, a sweet ruffled “mermaid” hemline, and big bow tied straps. Share Photos of things you make using my tutes […]

Weekend in Instagram Photos: A Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

We had originally planned to follow my husband to Oklahoma City for the weekend where he was doing a bike ride but the tornadic weather and severe storms kept us from leaving town as planned Friday night so we stayed home to ride out the storms.   But since I had spent 2 days trying […]

Chocolate Chip & Toasted Coconut Pie

After we welcomed baby Quinn last month, several friends brought us wonderful meals.  One of the many yummy things we received was a Chocolate Chip Pie with coconut in it.  I’d never had Chocolate Chip Pie and let me tell you, it is some good stuff!  I couldn’t find a recipe just like it online […]

One Month…

Quinn is one month old already.   Something about parenthood makes one so much more aware of how time passes far too quickly. It’s not that I don’t look forward to the future of her sleeping through the night, because I SO do, but knowing that this is our last baby has made me want […]

Hand Painted Wine Glasses

*Random Disclaimer: Ok, so I find it really hard to get good pics of glass but they look super cute in person I swear!  What You’ll Need:Surface Conditioner (I use PermEnamel Surface Conditioner)Glass Paints (I use PermEnamel Glass and Ceramic Paint)Glass Paint Pens (I use Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paint Markers)PaintbrushesFoam spongesWine Glasses First, brush the […]

Grandma’s Sweet & Savory Meatballs (These are the best!!)

These are a bit sweet and a lot of savory!  Great alone or as a meatball sub.  I tried making homemade french bread for the first time using this recipe from Keep Home Simple.  It was so easy and so good! Sauce Ingredients: 2 bottles chili sauce 2 bottles water (using empty chili sauce bottles) […]

The “Lis” Dress

Now that I have a Serger, I wanted to make this dress again since technically you should serge around the neck and sleeves, but I made it last season by just zigzag stitching the edges and it held up with little fraying after washing/drying. You can find my original version and review of this Juvie […]

Oreo Pound Cake

Ingredients 2 cups coarsely crushed Oreo cookies (about 20 cookies) 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temp 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, room temp 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup cream, room temp 1 tbsp vanilla Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan (or […]

A little update (and a few baby pics!)

Catnaps. This is an accurate picture of a good part of my days lately…When I’m not doing stuff for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old anyway! (And on this day, I actually did my hair which has only happened about once since Quinn’s birth!) I’m a person who finds it hard to slow down […]