pretty gathered tulle tee & a $50 Jo-Ann Fabrics gift card giveaway


We’ve been trying to sell our house for the past 3 months. Last week we spent two hours cleaning before a showing, only to find out the people didn’t come after all. They rescheduled for two days later, so we spent another two hours on the cleaning drill (vacuuming every room, wiping down every surface, tidying […]

easy elastic waist gathered skirt for women {sewing tutorial}


I’ve been loving the full gathered skirts I’ve seen lately, and I’ve been wanting to make one for months, but I couldn’t quite figure out how I wanted to sew it up. I didn’t want a gathered waistband with elastic running through it, because gathered waistbands tend to look frumpy on women (think mom jeans). […]

scrapbook: start to finish (in an hour!)

First off, I’m guest blogging over at the Creating Keepsakes blog today, talking about using pinterest as a color scheme inspiration source. CK is “scrapbooking around the house” this week during the lead-up to National Scrapbooking Day, and today’s room is the living room. I used images of gorgeous livings rooms on pinterest to create […]