Should you come to my house today you shall find a frumpy wild-looking woman with a clean bathroom. You see my husband is out-of-town and my child woke up at 5:30 am and I just couldn’t be bothered with any sort of beautification today… I am rocking the hobo look.

On a brighter note, my “helpers” arrived today to play with Reagan so I can get things done around the house. It was amazing to be able to scrub the bathroom without having to listen to Reagan scream because she is being “contained”. She hates being in the jumper, excersaucer or play pen. She will play under or around the jumper or exercauser but not in it. I am already planning my projects for when they arrive on Thursday. Hopefully with their assistance I will make progress on the organizing and decorating of our home. Oh and the mountain of boxes in the garage…out of sight, out of mind right?

If you need lettuce help yourself to the lettuce forest growing in our garden!



Goin’ to the zoo cuz Jaydon’s 2!

We are heading to the zoo tomorrow with friends from church to celebrate their
2yo’s birthday. I of course had to make the kids matchy outfits. Every occasion
requires the proper costume.

This is Jaydon’s shirt. It is the Carla C
Raglan in 2 T

It fits him great and was easy peasy to put together (and I hate sewing with

Here is the cutie at his party yesterday.

Gotta love a tractor cake!

The idea was to make the same shirt for Reagan but lengthen and flare it out a
bit to make a dress. We cloth diaper and Michael finds dresses easier than pants . Well really he
just doesn’t put the pants back on after a diaper change but that is neither
here nor there…

I was cutting out Reagan’s shirt when Michael came in the
sewing room to have a “look around” which translates “I have come to see if
there is anything in here I can steal to build my HAM radio” so I was not paying
as close attention to my cutting as I should have…and forgot to add any length
or flare…
Now keep in mind that for some unknown reason to me I bought way
too much of this fabric from a co-op a couple of years ago and just last night I
was wondering how I was ever going to use it all up (Michael has requested Pjs). One
would think I would have just recut the top out of all the excess fabric
(seriously, I got like 5 yards???) But oh no, that would be wasteful…
my brain started twirling and I remembered this cute drop waist dress my best
friend Margaret made last fall and I sort of just went from there. Actually I was remembering the darling leg warmers she knit from this knitting book we have. She self drafted the dress the little girl is modeling in the book cuz Margaret is brilliant like that. I however have
never self drafted anything before. I have never had the desire and still don’t
think I would do it again but this came out cute in my opinion and it will serve
the purpose it was made for. I mean seriously it will take me a life time and mulitpe children to sew through the patterns I already have.

The waist band is cut smaller to make a fitted waist but got stretched out when
I was top stitching. I wasn’t patient enought to wait for the fabric to recover
or even steam it. She will wear it tomorrow and then it will probably get
stained so I figured it best to show you now.

Sneaky sneaky…

Reagan and I snuck up to Wisconsin last week…but didn’t really make that known to a lot of people. Not because we don’t love them but because we went to help my dear friend Dawn pack for her move and I knew we would be super busy. I can’t be very helpful if I am off visiting everyday.

We did have a great time even though it was a lot of work. We even made a trip up to Duluth, MN where Dawn will be moving. It is gorgeous…plus we stopped by Norske’s Nook twice for pie!

Duluth is right on Lake Superior…wowsers it is gorgeous there!

An added bonus was Dawn’s daughter Sarah who is also my good friend came with her adorable daughter and super sweet husband. Reagan and Zaria had the best time playing with each other!

Snuggle fest with Grandma Dawn and Buckwheat.

We would have stayed longer but Michael said we had to come home. I thought that was so sweet…he missed us. Except when I got home I realized he filled up our calender for the next two weeks….yikes. Monday we met friends at the lake for a picnic, Tuesday was tons of errands plus we have a birthday party on Saturday, potluck on Sunday, Monday we are going to the Zoo for Reagan’s boyfriend’s 2nd birthday, next Tuesday Michael is out-of-town and Wednesday we have a benefit dinner to raise money for a mission trip…whew, I need a nap just typing it out! Gotta love summer.