Last year the kids were all skeletons for Halloween. These costumes were really fun to make and the kids were able to get involved. Supplies Black legging/pants and shirt. I got these at Wal-mart for $3.88 each. White fabric pant. I used white puffy pant. It didn’t really come out “puffy” because of how we… Read More DIY Skeleton Costume
Over the years, I have really enjoyed making the kids costumes. We’ve purchased a few – buzz light year, spiderman and superman but I’ve had fun making the others. The following are my favorites from the last 5 years. I sewed a few little things but they could all be made without sewing. Each one… Read More 5 Simple DIY Halloween Costumes
Just a quick little note about birthdays as a mom. Yesterday I turned 36. I’m too busy these days to get into any philosophical discourse about what it feels like to be getting older so that’s probably a good thing! Lately I am pretty bad at making plans, especially when it comes to any “free”… Read More Birthday Work
It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about what’s been going on lately. So, here goes. This is a long, random one! If you follow my instastories, you will have seen a lot of this before. We lost our little dog, Dakota on Labor Day. She was 15 years old and we’d had… Read More Life Lately
Let me share one of the lovely things that has happened to my body since it has been home to 4 babies in 7 years. If you are squeamish, stop reading. In order for your stomach to expand to accommodate those little lovelies, your stomach muscles separate. This is called diastasis recti. I have heard… Read More Just Breathe
Are you familiar with Game of Thrones? or GOT as us nerds call it? Well, just in case you aren’t, let me give you a very brief synopsis relative to what I want to share today. Daenerys Targaryen, the rightful queen of the Seven Kingdoms has been in exile in Westeros her entire life. Her… Read More Is He Ruggedly Handsome?
“I hated having a body at all. My body made it impossible for me to succeed at being a girl. The universe had presented me with some very obvious rules for femaleness: Be small and quiet and wispy and stoic and light and smooth and don’t fart or bleed or bloat or tire or hunger… Read More Raising Girls in a Broken World
I keep seeing these facebook and instagram posts about fall; fall outfits, fall food, fall weather. These people obviously don’t live in Charleston. Fall doesn’t usually come for us until October or later sometimes. However, it has been amazing here. It has definitely gotten me excited for fall. So I baked pumpkin bread! This recipe… Read More Pumpkin Bread