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January 2020

January 2020

The most exciting thing we did in January was go on a trip to Costa Rica, but that will get its own post. Here’s what we did the rest of the month.

A Blustery Halloween

A Blustery Halloween

We kicked off Halloween with Cooper’s first ever school Halloween Party. I was slightly appalled at how much sugar the kids got at the party and realized that I may become that mom who is suggesting we have carrot sticks for the kids to eat. I was, however, the only mom at the party that dressed up so I could still potentially be in the running for coolest mom, right? Before heading home we picked up a few items at…

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Repurposing Adult Clothes into Kid Clothes

Repurposing Adult Clothes into Kid Clothes

If you know me at all, you know that I’m a fan of repurposing. It gives me kind of a weird thrill to turn something that has lost its use into something really useful for hardly any money. I also like to sew, but the majority of my sewing is either for profit or personal use. This is partly because I’m selfish, but also partly because sewing clothes for little people can be really frustrating since everything is so tiny…

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DownEast Remix

DownEast Remix

Do you ever have one of those moments when you discover a hole in an article of clothing, start angrily muttering under your breath about how you can’t believe this item you just bought is already falling apart, but then almost have a heart attack when you start counting in your mind and realize that you’ve owned this item for 5+ years? Happens to me all the time. Where does the time go? What to do with these pieces is…

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Sometimes . . .

Sometimes . . .

I think I’ve blogged because I composed beautiful posts in my head while running or doing housework, but then I realize I haven’t posted in over a week. I feel sad that the world misses out on these beautiful posts on the minutia of our lives.  Like how now that I have a Brother sewing machine and serger I like to imagine I’m on Project Runway working in the Brother sewing room and Tim Gunn is encouraging me to “make…

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Giant Plane Bag

Giant Plane Bag

On our recent trip we didn’t check any bags. It was kind of pain to haul three carry-on bags, two car seats, two strollers, and three personal items through the airport; I guess that just shows how cheap crazy we are.* Because we wanted to get the most out of our allotted free items, I decided I needed to make myself a giant plane bag for my personal item. I used some home decor fabric leftover from another project (and…

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Ruffle Fabric Pencil Skirt

Ruffle Fabric Pencil Skirt

I love the look of pre-ruffled fabric and how easy it is to use. I got a good deal on some red ruffle fabric, but since red isn’t exactly my color I saved it for a special birthday present for my sister. As with most of the things I do, I read several tutorials and after not finding any one in particular that fit my needs, I kind of did my own thing. My approach wasn’t anything groundbreaking, but it’s…

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Too Big Tank to Just Right Tee

Too Big Tank to Just Right Tee

The other day we were at the mall walking around and enjoying their A/C. I stepped into a Motherhood Maternity Outlet to check out their nursing wares. I’d heard really good things about their pull-down tanks and figured I’d check and see if they had any for a good price. (Honestly, I was mostly looking for things to prolong my stay in the overly air conditioned building.) The selection in my size was slim, unimpressive, and not any sort of…

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What We Wore

What We Wore

  Since we are obviously trendsetters we thought we’d document these outfits we just threw together so we could inspire all of you. Seriously though, I remember when my college newspaper started featuring random students’ outfits. I thought it was a weird thing to do. Now this type of thing is ALL OVER the internet. These days I mostly find these types of posts amusing (Holy crap, people really pay that much for belts!?!?), but every once in awhile they…

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Open For Business

Open For Business

After sewing up a frenzy, taking a million photos, and anguishing over pricing, my shop is officially open for business. Right now I am testing the market/waters, so if there’s anything that you don’t see that you want to see or something you’d be willing to pay more for, let me know. Also, if there are typos anywhere in the shop, let me know ASAP. I hate typos. (How embarrassing.) Any other feedback is welcomed as well. If you like…

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