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Beginner Sewing Techniques for Kids

In our home, my sewing area is a space you can’t miss – it’s dead smack in the middle of our living room!  It’s literally in our faces all day long. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it serves as a constant reminder to create. As a homeschooling mom, every day I make a conscious effort to encourage learning through daily tasks, school work, arts and crafts, and play. This isn’t always easy to incorporate as each child is different in age and stage and has their own skills and interests. Regardless, I always encourage them to… Try new things Explore their curiosity Help one another so they can learn together Have fun I’ve been wanting to introduce my son (8 years old) and daughter (5 years old) to the basics of sewing now that they’re getting older & because my daughter is showing serious interest in it. She wants to make doll clothes and play dress up any chance she gets. She’s naturally curious about everything fashion… Just like her momma! Even though I’ve wanted to teach…

Relaxation sang my name today…

Every once in a while, a perfect day comes along. And today was one of those! For me, at least. Imagine it for a second… Palm Springs, Florida. 77 degrees. Clear skies. My mother-in-love treated us to breakfast by the beach… and I ordered salmon stuffed crepes… OMG it was delish! After breakfast,  we ventured off to the beach with the kids – just me and Ash. The sun was shining brightly, but the ocean air was cool and had that refreshing salty-clean smell… and I just laid down and relaxed.  I haven’t felt the sun on my skin for months and I absolutely needed it – especially after the last few days we had. I dipped my feet in the water and ran away from a few waves with Zali boo, but I still felt a bit weak. We just experienced, as a whole family, what it’s like to have the stomach bug one after the next.  AND my period just happened to fall on our vacation… again! So I wanted to take it easy…and I totally did.  Ash and the kids had a grand…

DIY 1st Birthday Cake Smash

For months I planned and prepared for this 1st Birthday and Cake Smash photoshoot.  Kari-Anna was our guest of honor, our little rainbow baby!  I, of course, made sure to have as many handmade touches as possible… I designed & sewed the dress, made the flower crown, baked and decorated the birthday cake, made the cake-topper… and envisioned a scene perfect for the littlest princess in our family.  She is, after all, our true-life dream come true, but that’s a story is for another day. I’ve done a few cake smashes in the past, but none compared to this one!  This was my 1st cake smash as a mom since I never had one for my 2 older kids… and I planned on photographing it.  The whole process wasn’t easy, and I knew it wasn’t going to be, but I think that’s what made it all the more pleasurable when everything started coming together. I stayed up most of the night before the actual cake smash putting the finishing touches on baby girl’s dress, baking the cake, and making the frosting. I…

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