Sunday, June 30, 2013

Personal History Printables, Part 5

Presenting the latest addition to my Personal History Printable series! In pack #5, you'll find pages for high school and college years, as well as pages to record accomplishments and aspirations. I feel like these years could potentially be some of the most important to record for posterity because these are the years when a person really begins to find themselves and decide who they are going to be.

Enjoy the free printables!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hoop Art Round-Up

I have been seeing embroidery hoop art everywhere and I am loving it! I guess I need to dig out my embroidery hoop and get to work creating my own. In the meantime, here is a round-up of some of my favorite hoop art projects:

This piece made by Bev at Flamingo Toes is a classic and beautiful example of how to incorporate traditional embroidery with a more modern flair. I especially love the lace!

This one was made by Nicki at Il Magpie. I love this design and the vibrant colors she chose. I would love to do some free machine appliqué like Nicki did here. I'm just not sure I could do such a nice job of it!

Andrea at Knitty Bitties created this colorful hoop art (and several others). Click through to her post and check them out because they are all fantastic! I love how she pieced the various fabrics together and then incorporated the same fabrics into the bunting.

Bethany at Pitter & Glink provides a simple tutorial on how she made these lovely hoops. This might be a good starting point if you're new to embroidery. And sometimes simpler is better!

I love fabric flowers, so I had to include this beauty from Caroline over at Sew Caroline. I love the piecing, the lace, the flowers with button centers... and at the risk of making it too busy, I would venture to add a bit of lettering across the bottom section. This looks like a great use for some of my scrap stash!

And I think that Bronwyn at Queen B Creative Me wins by providing my absolute favorite hoop art collection! Of course, by including a matryoshka doll, she had pretty good chances of becoming my favorite. Now I want to whip up a similar collection for my daughter's walls.

So which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sewing Basics: Find a Partner

This is the second part in a series. If you are interesting in Part 1, please click here.

If you are just learning to sew, one of the best things you can do is to find a teacher or a partner. If you would like more formal training, find a qualified teacher or sign up for a class at your local fabric store. I have never taken formal sewing lessons (unless you count junior high home economics... which I don't).

If you are like me and don't want to pay to take actual classes, find a friend who likes to sew and set up a weekly sewing time. Or maybe you have a friend who wants to learn to sew, so team up and learn together!

I recently found a sewing partner. My neighbor, Shauna, asked me to help her learn to use her sewing machine after a failed attempt at hemming her daughter's pants. The first time we got together, we looked through her manual and familiarized ourselves with her machine. Then I had her show me how to thread the bobbin and thread the machine. And I had her sew some straight lines, following the stripes on a scrap of fabric.

Once we got those basics mastered, we moved on to pillowcases. I taught her how to read a sewing pattern, cut with a rotary cutter, press her seams, and fix her mistakes.

I have loved this arrangement because it has given me an opportunity to gain confidence in my own knowledge, to dedicate time to my sewing projects that have been stagnant for a while, and socialize! And Shauna has now successfully sewn four pillowcases -- two with minimal assistance from me.

So find a partner! No matter if it is someone who is an expert or a complete beginner. Having someone there with you will help you dedicate the time to learning and will make you accountable to someone else. Plus you can help each other solve problems.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Lady's Blog Hop #2

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thinking Thursday -or- Favorite Picture Books

I love kids' books and I love reading good books to my kids. Some books written for kids are incredibly lame, but I have discovered some that we absolutely love. So here is a round-up of our favorite picture books in case you need ideas of what to read to your kids during the summer!

Willoughby & The Moon by Greg Foley

I found this book when I was randomly browsing our local library. We love the illustrations in this book. They are all silver and black. The story is about learning to deal with fears, so it's a great story for kids.

Animal House by Candace Ryan

This book cracked me up. The illustrations are a lot of fun because everything in the animal house is an animal. It is a great book to read and talk about with a preschooler because they will love discovering all the different animals.

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

I love rhyming books, especially when the rhyming is well done. That is the case with this book. Plus, the story is great because it is all about finding your own talents.

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

I have loved every Van Dusen book I have read. The illustrations are very crisp and clean, the text rhymes cleverly, and Mr. Magee is always getting into ridiculous situations.

Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems

One of the "Elephant and Piggie" books by Mo Willems, this one makes us laugh every time we read it. I think these books really help kids to better interpret emotions because it is all done with speech balloons and facial expressions. And it shows kids that it is good to find a way to include everyone.

If you need any more picture book recommendations, check out this post I did on our family blog a while ago. What are your favorite picture books?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Oh, Brother

Yesterday, I learned that one of my brothers (I have two) was in an accident in Denver. He fell from a truck and suffered a pretty substantial skull fracture. This incident has thrown quite the wrench into my crafting and blogging plans. It's not that there is anything helpful for me to do for him... I just can't concentrate on much at the moment because he is on my mind. According to the updates I have gotten from my mom, he is doing really well and should be able to come home around the end of the week.

In the meantime, I have been explaining the accident to my son. Today, he drew some pictures for his uncle and I wanted to share my favorite:

Eddie's depiction of the accident
Events like this always put things into perspective. I love my brothers dearly and couldn't imagine my life without them in it. I consider Jason one of my best friends in addition to being my brother. As you can see, we were thick as thieves way back in 1986, too.

Obviously I am the sole girl in the photo.
Jason has his arm around me and my oldest brother Jeremy is on the far left.
So this is for you, big brother. Thanks for always being there for me... and I hope that in the coming weeks, I can return the favor.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sewing Basics: Know Your Machine

This is the first post in what will become a series of "Sewing Basics" posts.

First of all, I am not an expert at sewing. I have never taken a sewing class. I learned some basics from my mom and the rest I figured out one way or another. This series of posts will be giving some basic sewing instruction in layman's terms for anyone out there like me: trying to teach yourself without costing yourself a fortune. That said, I hope the experts out there will feel free to correct me. If something I post is incorrect or can be done a simpler way, please email me at so I can make corrections as needed.

Step 1: Find the user's manual.

Hopefully if you own a sewing machine, you still have the owner's manual. If you have it, keep it! If you can't find it (welcome to my life), you can find many instruction manuals online. All you need to know is your sewing machine brand, model, and model #. For example, my machine is a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition - CE8080PRW. I found all that info just by looking at the front of my machine. If it is not written on the front, look at the bottom and the back. Maybe there will be a label inside the front cover. Wherever it is, find it! Then you can do a simple internet search for the model's manual.

Step 2: Read the user's manual.

Yes, user's manuals are, by definition, boring and dry. But reading and understanding the manual will really help when it comes to using your machine and solving problems. Get your machine out and study the diagrams in the manual so you know which dials change which settings and you know what part is what. Do you know what "feed dogs" are? If not, use your manual and find them! Figure out which features on your machine are adjustable and which are fixed.

Step 3: Practice basic functions.

Practice winding your bobbin. Practice threading your machine. Practice adjusting the tension on the upper thread and lower thread. Practice different stitches in different lengths and widths. Practice changing the bobbin. Practice backstitching.

Measure your rulers so that when you have to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance, you know which line to use to sew accurately and straight. Here is a simple tutorial on seam allowances. Your machine may have the ruler lines marked, but some older machines do not. So test it out so you can easily find 1/4 inch with the needle in the left position and in the center position. Then do the same with 1/2 inch. Nothing is worse than getting halfway through a project and realizing you've been using the wrong seam allowance.

Step 4: Start slowly.

When you first start learning to use your sewing machine, start slowly. Do a couple of quick and easy projects (like a pillowcase) to get used to your machine. Keep a seam ripper handy and don't be afraid to use it!

Step 5: Troubleshoot.

The user manual probably has a "troubleshooting" section dedicated to fixing problems you have while sewing. In my experience, most problems stem from a couple of simple things: improper bobbin threading, improper upper threading, and tension adjustments. When you run into a problem, check to make sure you've properly threaded both threads. Then consult your manual to make sure your tension is correct for the type of fabric you are using.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fitness Fridays -or- Don't Give Up!

I know, I know... it's not Friday, it's Saturday. My posting schedule got a bit off since the hubby and I spent the night away yesterday. So I'm posting Fitness Friday on Saturday instead.

It has been one week since Operation Skinny Waist began and so far, I have lost somewhere between 0 and .25 inches. Not the grand results I was hoping for, but I'm going to be honest: I wasn't very diligent in my exercising!

Never fear, though. I am convinced that the trick to losing weight or inches is to never give up! And so, I am planning on expanding my regimen this week to include a couple more slimming exercises.

First of all, I plan to continue doing the transverse abdominal exercises detailed in the last post. I also plan to swim laps twice each week. If you're not a swimmer, try a quick walk instead. As long as you're getting at least 20 minutes of cardio twice a week, I say you're on track! The trick is to keep building off of what you can do.

For this week, I am going to be adding more abdominal exercises and some strength training. Here we go:

Bicycle Crunches

I'm all for efficiency, so if you're going to do crunches, you might as well do bicycle crunches so you're working all your abdominals at once. One thing I learned from Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred is to do these crunches slowly and deliberately. Focus your eyes on one spot on the ceiling to keep your chin up, then crunch and hold. Here is an article with a couple of options for doing bicycle crunches.

Strength Training

For strength training, I plan on adding in a 1-minute plank every day when I do my ab workout. This sounds easy, but it is not! Time yourself so you don't cheat and hold a plank for 1 minute. If you can't do it, work your way up to it. Keep your tummy in to support your core. This will also help strengthen those abs.

I also plan to do a few weight-bearing exercises at the gym. I think it is important to balance your strength training so that when you work one muscle, you work the opposite one as well. So do these in pairs, trying a different one each day:

  • Biceps & Triceps
  • Quadriceps & Glutes
  • Shoulder Press & Lat Pull Down
  • Chest Fly & Seated Rows

The last thing I plan to add this week is a more mindful of how much water I drink. I read that you should drink 8 ounces of water for every 10 pounds of body weight. Unfortunately, that means I should be drinking 130 ounces of water every day. Currently, I probably drink 20 ounces per day. So I have a long way to go! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thinking Thursday -or- Great Reads for Guys

I read a lot. When I say "a lot," I mean two or more books per week. My hubby, on the other hand, maybe reads two books in a year. But since he can get part of his library fines waived if he completes our library's Summer Reading Program by reading 4 books, I compiled a list of books I thought would interest him. So here is my collection of Great Reads for Guys:

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

If you have never read Jonathan Swift, you should. He is witty and irreverent and ironic -- all great qualities in my mind. This classic is a fun read and it isn't too long.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

My guess is more people have seen the movie than have read the book. I have not seen the movie, and I'm afraid to. I loved this book so much and I worry the movie might ruin that for me. This is a survival story that really makes you think by the end. Give yourself a couple extra days to get through this one, but believe me, it's worth it!

Hungry Monkey: A Food Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater by Matthew Amsler-Burton

If you are into non-fiction and you like good food, this is a fun read. Amsler-Burton tells his own story of raising his daughter and his attempts to get her to love food as much as he does. By the end it seems he thinks his daughter is not an adventurous eater, but I say any kid who will eat pork can be called "adventurous." I would be happy if my kid ate chicken.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

I love dystopian literature and this one does not disappoint. The ending is a ambiguous, but makes for great discussion. And it is pretty short, which is always good.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Here's another dystopian future. This book (the first of a series) has been compared to Ender's Game or The Hunger Games. When describing it to my hubby, I said, "Dystopian future with children in impossible situations." That just about sums it up. But it is a suspenseful and interesting read. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read the next book in the series. So I read the entire series in a week.

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

I was assigned this book is a college literature class entitled "Gender and War." This is a book about the Vietnam War, so it is obviously not a happy book. But it is a book that makes you think about the various "baggage" people carry. It is a very poignant read.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

This book was one that surprised me. If you haven't read it and can handle a bit of raunchiness and nonsense, you really should read it. I consider this the funniest book I have ever read. But it isn't just funny. It is a book about war and soldiers and death. But it is entertaining at the same time. I have never read anything like it. It's brilliant!

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Here's another classic for you. This is a great (short) novel about the downfall of a young man who seemed to have everything going for him. And it proves a point I'm always saying: "You never know what is going on inside someone else."

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Easy Clean Kids' Sit-Upon Tutorial

I recently began working in the nursery at my church, which means I am in charge of the kids 18 months - 2 years, including my daughter Violet. After the first Sunday, I decided to come up with some new ideas to add structure. These kids seem to thrive with structure. We already have a designated singing time, snack time, and coloring time, but the rest of the time is just free play. We ought to be trying to teach the kids a church-themed lesson, but this age is really hard. So I decided to make a bunch of Easy Clean Sit-Upons that we can use to gather the kids into a circle. I hope that with a specific "spot," they will be more inclined to stay together.

Here is how I made them:

These circles are 15 inches across. If you're looking to make these for bigger kids, I would recommend going with 18 inches. Sorry for the lack of step-by-step photos. Hopefully the text explains clearly, but if not, feel free to ask questions in the comments.


Fabric scraps, 16 inches long
Fusible fleece
Clear plastic (I found QuickCover clear plastic at Dollar Tree)
Assorted ribbon, at least 1 inch wide

Step 1:

Choose your fabrics. Cut them into strips, 16 inches long. I did random widths. Cut enough strips that when sewn together, they will be 16 inches or more wide. Make sure to account for seam allowances. Cut one full circle for the back.

Step 2:

Sew your strips together: With right sides together, sew two strips together with a 1/4 inch allowance. Press your seams flat. Trim into circle, 16 inches in diameter.

Step 3:

Iron your pieced strips to your fusible fleece. Put your "sandwich" together with the strips on the top, fusible fleece in the middle, and backing fabric on the back. Stitch around the circle. Trim off any excess fabric or fleece around the edges.

Step 4:

Quilt your circle. I did straight line quilting following the seams in my pieced fabric.

Step 5:

Pin your ribbon in place around the circle, being sure to pin it over the edge so you have 1/2 inch on the front and 1/2 inch on the back. Carefully stitch it in place. I used a zig-zag stitch to make sure that I caught all the layers all the way around the circle.

And you're done!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Co-Hosting: 3380 Lady's Blog Hop!

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway!

Today is the day that I host my first giveaway! The prize is a bundle of 6 Fat Quarters to add to your stash. I built this bundle off of a cut of Patchwork Pals by Amy Barickman and it is bright and colorful.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Fitness Friday -or- Operation Skinny Waist Begins!

Confession: I have started outgrowing my clothes.

When you're a kid, this is seen as a positive thing. Once you hit your twenties... not so much. Growing up, I was not a kid with body image issues. I was a swimmer and was completely comfortable walking around in nothing but a swim suit. I loved wearing short shorts and hip hugger jeans. Boy have things changed!

I would love to lay some of the blame for my current predicament on my kids. After all, they are the reason I have stretch marks. Fortunately for them, I was able to lose my baby weight really quickly after both pregnancies. But now it has all returned... sans baby!

So at my Memorial Day family gathering, my cousins and I chatted about how we're all getting fat and we decided to start "Operation Skinny Waist." I was put in charge of figuring out a plan for how we should attempt to lose some inches off our waists, so I've been thinking about it for the last two weeks.

Now I have formulated a plan, and this post is introducing Step 1. Before you start, measure your natural waist (at your belly button). I won't be sharing my starting measurement, but in future weeks, I will be sharing inches lost or gained. I don't have a specific goal in mind, but I do want to fit back into the pants I was wearing last summer and need to lose several inches before that will happen.

Step 1: Transverse Abs & Swimming.

First things first: transverse abs.

I'm no fitness guru, but in my understanding, your transverse abs are the deeper abdominal muscles. And from what I've read, being pregnant really weakens these muscles. I've been pregnant twice, so consider my transverse abs to be completely shredded. Without tone in the deeper muscles, you cannot achieve a flat tummy. If you work the outer ones, but not the inner ones, you can end up with a firm, but protruding abdomen. This isn't really what the ladies want. That's why we're starting with this routine on AZCentral.

I like this site for several reasons:

  1. It explains the challenges of strengthening transverse abs.
  2. It provides three separate exercises aimed at strengthening those deep muscles.
  3. It is pretty low intensity.

My goal is to complete these three exercises (vacuum, hollowing, and kneeling lift) once each day (10 reps). I'll try this for a week, combined with cardio and see if I get any results.

Second, swimming.

I know that everyone is not as well practiced in swimming as I am, but it is the perfect cardio exercise to start with. It is low impact. It uses your entire body. Unfortunately, it does require a swimming suit. So get a pass to your local lap pool, squeeze into that swim suit, and hope you don't run into anyone you know. If you don't know how to swim, consider participating in adult swimming lessons until you are comfortable swimming the full length of the pool.

For those of you who know how to swim, I've put together a few basic swim workouts to get you started. These workouts are aimed to take approximately 30 minutes, depending on how fast you swim. They are also tailored for a 25 yard pool. If you're swimming in a 50 meter pool, adjust your workout to  have fewer rests for longer periods (i.e., instead of a 30 second rest after 25 yd, take a 1 min rest after 50 meters).


Warm up: 100 yd freestyle
Legs: 2 x 50 yd kicking, resting 30 seconds between
Swim: 4 x 25 yd sprints, freestyle, resting 30 seconds between
Legs: 2 x 50 yd kicking, resting 30 seconds between
Variables: 1 x 50 yd freestyle, 1 x 100 yd breast stroke or back stroke, repeat x 2 with 30 seconds rest between each set
Cool down: 100 yd nice and easy

Total yardage: 800 yards


Warm up: 200 yd freestyle
Legs: 2 x 50 yd kicking, resting 30 seconds between
Sprints: 4 x 50 yd sprints, freestyle, resting 60 seconds between
Legs: 2 x 50 yd kicking, resting 30 seconds between
Variables: 1 x 100 yd freestyle, 1 x 100 yd breast stroke or back stroke, repeat x 2 with 30 seconds rest between each set
Cool down: 100 yd nice and easy

Total yardage: 1100 yards

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Personal History Printables, Part 4

Here is the latest installment in my Personal History Printable series. This pack includes pages for middle school and junior high years. Extra pages are included for documenting extra-curricular activities and friends. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

4th of July Craft Roundup

I have a hard time finding 4th of July decorations that I like. I often feel like patriotic decorations are too over-the-top for my tastes. So during the summer, our house is a little drab. In order to remedy this, I decided to put together a round-up of cute patriotic decorations that appeal to those like me.

Patriotic Paper Flowers from Live Laugh Rowe

Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe provides a great tutorial for crafting these fun and easy flowers. I love the variety of patterns she uses so that they are not just an explosion of stars and stripes.

Patchwork Watering Can from Little Pumpkin Grace

I'm not sure if Jessica at Little Pumpkin Grace made this watering can herself, but I absolutely love it. It looks like it could be a pretty easy mod podge project with either fabric or scrapbook paper.

4th of July Flag from Around and Again

Chelsea at Around and Again created this amazing 4th of July flag and she's nice enough to show us how she did it. It looks like a challenging sewing project to get the state shapes right, but the result looks like it is worth the effort!

Wooden Firecrackers from My Repurposed Life

I love that Gail at My Repurposed Life has combined the patriotic colors and shapes to create decorative wooden fire crackers. The tutorial looks very easy, too!

Liberty Wreath from Hot Commodity Home

Yep, this one is mine! I had a lot of fun putting this together using an extruded foam wreath form, strips of fabric, and wooden shapes. A great front door decoration!

4th of July Jeans from Crafty Lady Lindsay

Lindsay at Crafty Lady Lindsay gives a very nice tutorial on how to transform some old short jeans into fun and festive capris. I adore the ruffled hem!

God Bless America Printable from Landee See Landee Do

Landee definitely got this right! And even though the printable is two years old, it is still so current. I have big plans to print this out and frame it for a fast and easy decoration!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

My First Try - Washi Tape

I have been seeing so many great washi tape crafts lately, so this week, I finally decided to try it for myself. I found a couple of rolls at Target and Hobby Lobby and decided to try beautifying an ugly notebook that I got for free. Here's how it turned out:

I have an unexplainable love of notebooks, so I have quite a collection. This is one that I got for free from my eye doctor. I like using it because it is spiral bound, but it is really ugly. I think the washi tape helped, at least a bit. Nothing can help that sunglass-shaped cutout.

What I learned about using washi tape:

  • Washi tape is just colorful and cute masking tape. It is easily torn and not very sticky. That is great if you want to be able to reposition it. It's not so great if you're looking for something permanent.
  • Washi tape is fun, fast, and easy. I have big plans to do a washi tape frame as soon as I can get my hands on some different patterns.
  • Washi tape is a bit pricey. I am now scouring the internet in search of the best deal so I can grow my washi tape collection. If you have any recommendations of where to buy it, please leave a comment and let me know!