Open Letter to someone I used to know

I feel so incredibly empty. I left everything behind for you, moved to a different country for you, left my friends, my family, my safe haven for you … all to give this idea of a family a chance. And it felt right … in the beginning … until it didn’t. You left our life in…

Faith, Hope & Happiness

God surely works in mysterious ways. For years I have been praying for my Still-Husband, Ex, whatever you want to call him (I’ll just call him A for now) … to put a burden on him and for him to understand that his addiction was too much for him to handle by himself. YEARS!!! I…

Pattern Test – Avenue Top & Dress from Sew Straight & Gather

As I mentioned in my Built-In Post, those last few weeks have been quite eventful and busy and this week is the first one I really get to sit down and catch up on blogging, getting back to sewing (I have serious withdrawals 😉 ) and just the typical mom-business, such as cooking, cleaning and…

DIY Window Seat and Built-Ins

I have been very quiet here lately and there has been a lot going on. From all the changes in our personal life, over griefing through all the what-should-have-been, and heading face first into FOUR new projects and events – 2 pattern tests (more on those very soon), 12 ft of custom built-ins for my…

It’s been a week …

It’s been a week since my husband moved out. It has been a week without any drug related drama. It has been a week without worrying all night if my husband might have overdosed while I slept a few rooms away. It has been the first normal week in 4 years! I am so thankful for…

The pain of letting go …

I trusted you, but now your words mean nothing because your actions spoke the truth. I am heartbroken. I have never felt so empty. I am looking at the broken pieces of our life. I was hoping I would never have to let you go. I was holding on, despite better judgement … waiting for…

Don’t let Social Media fool you …

I have been relatively quiet on all my social media channels over the past few weeks. But the truth is … I just wasn’t feeling incredibly social. Social Media is just a facette of our lives we want the world to see. A happy snippet out of our daily routines. A fun activity with family…

Color-Blocked SOS Pants

When one of my favorite Fabric Stores posted a bundle a few weeks back I just had to have it. I knew exactly what to make with it and somehow thought that I could easily squeeze out a pair of SOS pants (from Patterns for Pirates) out of one yard of fabric. Happy mail from my…

Mama Isabel – Scoped Neck Hack

I have fallen in love with the Mama Isabel when I saw Kelly Stevens floral Mama Isabel. So much so that I just had to have one just like hers for myself. And while I love it (and it’s one of my favorites to wear), I found myself longing for a more modest neckline, that was a…

Shift Shop – Day 8/9

I officially started the second week of my new workout routine and into my first experience with carb cycling. The first week of the program the meal plan was a very balanced diet, during week two the carb intake is cut in half and the number of veggies is upped, and in week three there…