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…

Shift Shop – Week 1 Recap

I finished week one of shift shop and I am loving it so far. The workouts are on point and get the job done, fiercely, efficiently and with loads of fun. That is if you consider sweating to be fun 😉 The meal plan is also super simple to follow and close to my usual routine….

Fall Mini Capsule – Roundup

Last week I shared my plans for the mini fall capsule with you and today I will share all the finished pieces with you. If you are following me on Instagram you probably already saw bits and pieces of my collection. If you aren’t following me yet, you totally should 😉 In case you missed last weeks…

Shift Shop – Day 5

I am now 5 days into my new workout routine and have been following the workouts and meal plan to a “t”. No treats or occasional small cheats (such as a bit of chocolate) during the entire week. I’m pretty proud of myself. But truth be told, was struggling during the first 2 days. Shakology has…