Spring Swap The Parcels


By now I am reeeeeeealllllly hoping everyone has sent and received their spring swap items. I was lucky enough to receive some emails with pictures of packages people sent. It looks like there were a lot of good packages going all across the world! Did ya’ll like this? Should we maybe do a fall one? […]

Who Doesn’t Need A Swim Cap?


We heard of this great little place to go shelling on the Chesapeake bay called Flag Pond Park. Of course with my lil’ sis and her hubby here I was feeling adventurous so we planned a trip. Unfortunately Chloe came down with something super yucky. For three days straight she had a fever of 103. […]

Indigo-go romper: Color My Summer


I am over at KOJO Designs today sharing my “Color My Summer” Creation! The “Color My Summer” series is one of my favorites. Kirsten and Jordan team up with Delia from Delia Creates for such a fun series. It always pushes me into creating something fun and new. Plus I LOVE all the inspiration I […]



What we have been up to lately… according to the Pad or Pod   Lastly one of my favorite pictures ever. Even if Finn is in jammies, I look a wreck, and we are standing in an old grave yard, I still luuuuuv it! As a quick update, I followed the oft suggested by readers […]

A Decade


Chris and I recently celebrated our ten year anniversary. TEN YEARS! This seemed crazy to me. But then when you look at all we have accomplished in ten years it feels like it should be closer to 20 ha! Of course we had to pull out the stops for this celebration and Chris did an […]

All The Red Tape


Today we had the *wonderful* experience of getting our long stay visas for France. While going through the process I thought “I have GOT to do a blog post about filling out visa forms and passport paperwork” I even thought about doing a tutorial for little leather passport holders that help you know who’s is […]



Now that it is summer I will be cutting back drastically on my tutorial posting and do a LOT more what we have been up to posting. I refuse to allow this precious time with the cutie’s slip away and then suddenly I will have TWO little boys out of my reach for 8 hours […]



The tut I am currently working on for next week. Already have all the pics, just making the pattern digital. Of course it will be free 😉 Cheers! Kelly

Cactus Pincushion


A while back I dashed into Anthropologie to grab a gift card for a friend (have you seen their gift card holders? OMG soooo cute!). I was in a huge hurry as the fam was in the car. I stopped dead in my tracks though when I saw their Pincushion cactus’s. I just stood there […]

Camera Strap Round Up

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I hope ya’ll enjoyed Camera Strap week. Though by the lack of comments I am thinking not ha! Just so all the links are in one place here are all the straps made and links to the tutorials. These are all made with the Basic Camera Strap as a base. In Bloom  Bow Peep   […]