April 21, 2018

a spring wrap dress

Hey Hey! happy "Sewing Saturday.  Spring is here! At least it seems to be...the weather has been nuts the past several weeks with the fluctuating temperatures! What better way to welcome the warm, spring sunshine than donning a pretty, flowy, floral wrap dress! I found this lightweight, stretch fabric in a beautiful blush pink at Joann's and thought it would make the perfect dress. I'm short and also have a short torso so finding a ready-made wrap dress that hits my waist in the right spot is difficult but I knew if I made my own I'd be able to solve that problem with no trouble. I only bought 2 yards and it really wasn't enough fabric for my comfort! I had to piece together scraps for the facings and the sash to make it work - that was after shortening the pattern pieces for the skirt, sleeves, and bodice. I always feel like patterns overestimate how much fabric you need but I really shorted myself this time haha. I used this Butterick pattern bought at Joann's for less than $2. The dress came together very easily and quickly. I've had the dress done for a while but needed to hand-stitch on the hook and eyes and tack down the facings...hand sewing is not my favorite and I usually put it off forever. Can't wait to wear it out and about!

April 9, 2018

Easter Weekend 2018

We had wonderful, warm weather on Saturday then it got cool and cloudy on Easter Sunday - not as much fun to hunt eggs in the cold but at least it wasn't snowing like at my parent's house in Illinois! Jensen enjoyed three different egg hunts this year - and is everyone else stepping on like a thousand plastic eggs strung out throughout the house now? Ha ha. I made her dress this year and I know I say it every time - but this one REALLY is my favorite! I made myself a coordinating skirt so we could be matchy matchy -because I love it so! We enjoyed a visit from TC's parents as well and went out to his grandfather's farm on Saturday. Of course the weekend wasn't complete without dyeing Easter eggs! After church on Sunday we enjoyed a big Easter lunch and indulged in some sweet Easter themed treats that I enjoyed making. Hope everyone had a nice Easter!

December 10, 2017

Make these! Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Hey you guys! 'Tis the season...for Christmas cookies! Today I'm sharing a recipe for these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies that I just made for a cookies and cocoa with Santa party our church had after our Christmas Candelight Service tonight. The cookies REALLY do kinda melt in your mouth and the peppermint is not overwhelming - since I know some people aren't a huge fan of that flavor. I found the recipe on Taste of Home's website and was leery to try it because of the mixed reviews - but mine turned out great with a few, minor modifications. I will definitely be making these again! Recipe after the break


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