Cross Stitch Storage

Cross Stitch Storage

I love to cross stitch (you didn’t know that, did you?!), but I am not known for finishing my projects. I love stitch-a-longs and other bigger patterns, but that means that I need to stay fairly organized with my works-in-progress. If you know me, you know that Abby+organized are two words that don’t often go […]

Night and Day Door Hanger

Night and Day Door Hanger

When I was pregnant with Madeline, I made all sorts of things for her and had plans for many more. When I was pregnant with Pippi, I concentrated on just getting through it. As Pippi has gotten older, and especially after we rearranged bedrooms, she has noticed that Madeline has far more handmade things than […]

February Stitch Fix

February Stitch Fix

It is absolutely freezing in Chicagoland as I’m writing this and it’s hard to believe that it will get warm again. My February Stitch Fix tried to get me out of the freezing cold mindset with some fun pieces that would be great for spring. My stylist read over a lot of my previous feedback […]

Essential Oil Blog Hop: Cedarwood

Cedarwood - Healthier Oil the Thyme

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Easy Pan Storage

Easy Pan Storage

We have a decent sized kitchen, but we have struggled with our pots and pans since we moved in. We’ve put some in cabinets, but it was always clunky and a mess. We don’t have the type of kitchen that works with hanging them from a wall or ceiling. It took us a while to […]

Tribal Batik Side Table

Tribal Batik Side Table

Ages ago I asked for ideas on what to do with our living room. We have a game plan for basically the whole house, but were so stumped on what to do with our main room. I got a ton of great suggestions on Hometalk, but still couldn’t quite make a decision on which way […]

Felt Ball Trees

Felt Ball Trees

I am the biggest fan of felt balls ever. They’re one of my favorite craft supplies. If I see a sale pop up, you better believe that I’ll be buying some! I’ve made a zillion garlands, but as I was cleaning my craft area, I came across some other craft supplies and started playing. My […]

Puffy Heart Hairband

Puffy Heart Hairband

I am absolutely terrible at doing hair. It doesn’t matter whether it’s mine or any of my girls’ hair–I’m just bad at it. I’m a huge fan of hair accessories because of it, though, so when Madeline asked for something special to wear for her upcoming Valentine’s Day party at school, I made a Puffy […]

Curses Cross Stitch Hoop Art

Curses Cross Stitch Hoop Art

You know I love my swaps, and I wanted to share this recent Curses Cross Stitch Hoop Art I made for a fun one I participated in. This was a ton of fun to stitch up. The pattern is Curses by Subversive Cross Stitch. I used waste canvas on top of the fabric to give […]

Oscar Party Snack Bar with World Market

Oscar Party Snack Bar with World Market

I LOVE watching The Academy Awards. Even in years when I’ve seen very few of the movies nominated, I love to see the gorgeous dresses, the glitz and glam, and just the fun spectacle of the show. I’m especially loving watching the Oscars with my girls, who are very opinionated when it comes to dresses […]