The boys are at mother’s day out this morning!  I saw two mothers singing “Freedom, 3 hours of freedom” in the parking lot after drop off.

I sewed these two little hats over the weekend.  I used this free tutorial from Make It Love It.  It is e.a.s.y. and requires very little fabric. Plus just one pattern piece.  I’m getting sick of taping together patterns.  Especially since Sam finds and uses all of my tape all the time. (The only photo I had of them was from my Instagram)



I also sewed this little pillowcase dress over the last couple of days. I kind of want to make another because I still have more of that pretty, green fabric.  My favorite thing about that dress is the pink bias tape.


My phone almost died last weekend.  I ended up having to do a factory reset.  According to Verizon, it’s because I had 6,000 pictures on my phone.  Luckily, I did not lose them. What am I going to do with 6,000 pictures?

Yesterday, I massacred the hedges.  I don’t like these hedges.  They have spikes.  Who plants hedges that have spikes?  So after I trimmed them, I couldn’t pick up the clippings because they were stabbing me through my gloves.


I watched the Game of Thrones finale on Sunday.  omg.  That show is crazy.  I told Aaron I think it’s the best show I’ve ever seen.  He’s never watched it.  Is another book coming out soon?  I’ll be curious to see how it differs from the show.

I’m wearing my homemade tank today.  This is right now.imag0089_27945547236_o

Alright, 2 more hours until I have to pick up the kids. 🙂


Summer so far

It’s Summer!  We moved back into our house in Mt. Lebanon.  We moved back at the end of March.

The boys just started Mother’s Day Out once a week so 3 hours to myself once a week!  You can’t do much in 3 hours.  Once you account for driving home and then driving back to pick up, it’s really only 2.5 hours, but better than nothing.

But it leaves very little time for blogging or sewing.  Sam doesn’t nap anymore (and hasn’t for a long time) so I don’t have nap time anymore.

Tucker will be 2 at the end of September and Sam will be 4 in August!

We just booked a quick trip to Florida for July.  Just 3 nights!  My sister-in-law is turning 30 so I was going to go by myself to celebrate with her but since Aaron had to take off work anyway to watch the boys, they just decided to come too!

Other than that trip, we don’t have any vacation on the horizon.  I kind of wish we were taking a week long beach trip like everyone else on Facebook but that’s kind of hard with Aaron’s job.  Maybe next year?  Not that I’m a beach person but a week long vacation would be fun.

Sam and I are starting to go a little stir crazy in the afternoons.  Tucker is a really good napper, which is awesome, but that means were stuck home all afternoon, every afternoon.

Yesterday I took the boys to the South Side to play in the fountains.  Except Sam doesn’t really like spraying water and it turned out that Tucker was sick.  So it didn’t go over so well.


Here’s Tucker later in the day being a poor, sick baby.


We’ve been making lots of these chocolate popsicles with our 99 cent Ikea popsicle molds.



And we finally threw in the towel with our oven that has caused problems since the day we got it.  Out with the old and in with the new.  I got this LG one this time and so far it’s awesome!!


As for sewing, I have about 20 things that I really want to make but the only time I have to do it is Sundays and evenings after the kids go to bed.  And when 8:30 rolls around and the kids are finally in bed, the last thing I feel like doing is sewing.

I just saw this awesome fabric at Spool.  It’s cotton chambray.  I want to make a shirt out of it for myself.  Plus they have paper airplane printed cotton!


Alright, time to go bring clothes in from the line outside.  I love how line dried clothes smell.


I’m listening to “power pop” right now.  It’s reminding me of high school.

I just dropped off Sam at preschool and Tucker at PMO so I have a free morning!  I usually do this on Fridays.  A lot of times I go wander thrift stores Friday mornings.


Today I’m relaxing at home, writing this and drinking coffee.  Do you have a timer on your coffee maker?  We do but I would say I only actually ready it the night before once a week.  That’s the best morning of the week.


I used to run a lot.  For enjoyment.  And exercise.  I would say right up until I got pregnant with Sam I would run 15-20 miles a week.  But then I had Sam and he was a horrible sleeper and I was tired ALL THE TIME and couldn’t bring myself to use energy to run.

I still exercise but I’m more into weight lifting and plyo cardio stuff.  I like to exercise.  Aaron doesn’t understand it.  Because he hates it.  I do miss running though for the solitude and the feeling at the end.  I get a serious endorphin rush from exercise.  I love the feeling of having really tired legs and a tired body.  It’s different than just being tired from lack of sleep.

Also the fact that you can be comfortable and running at the same time.  It’s pretty amazing.  When running is just comfortable.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this.  I just think about it from time to time.

So today, I’m checking into the hotel this evening!  And I’m having a massage tomorrow!  I’ve never had a massage in my life.  I’m probably going to be so peaceful and content after this weekend.

I have to put together a meal for a friend who just had a baby then I’m going to cut some pieces of fabric to make some more pillowcase dresses.

My sewing corner has become insane.  This is actually moderately clean but the piles of fabric are not included in the picture.imag9516_24869513754_o

2 hours until I have to pick up the boys!

Random Thoughts

This weekend I am going to stay at a hotel by myself.  For two nights.  By myself.  Completely by myself.  My birthday is Sunday. Aaron asked me what I wanted and I said, “to stay in a hotel by myself for a night.”  So he booked it!  I don’t know where yet but he said it’s not far.

I haven’t been away from Sam and Tucker for two nights EVER.  And Sam is 3.5.  Maybe this is why I’m crazy.

I’m listening to a song on repeat right now.  I’m not going to say what it is.  I am not a music snob.  Aaron says I’m a beer snob though.  I mean, I just don’t drink enough to justify drinking bad beer anymore.  I drink like 2 beers at most so they better be good ones.

I am going to be 32 on Sunday.

I haven’t been sewing much.  I made a pillowcase dress yesterday out of fabric scraps.  I used this pattern. I am making a few for a friend to take on a mission trip to Africa.  They’re kind of fun to make. Plus I made bias tape for the first time which was oddly satisfying.


We are moving at the end of the month.  Back to the suburbs.  In fact, back to the exact same house from which we moved in August!  We may be crazy.  But I’m excited.  I like moving.  I like change.  I can’t really imagine buying a house and staying in it forever.  AH.

I am still debating what I want to do with my free time.  I think I’ve definitely ruled out sewing things to sell.  I really don’t like making the same thing over and over again so that’s probably not my best bet.  So I guess my Etsy shop is closed for good.  I can’t just do nothing though.  So maybe I’ll blog more.  Maybe I’ll blog more about sewing or about our days or both.  Probably, it’ll be sporadic though I’ll likely proclaim a “blogging schedule” at one point or another that I won’t follow.

I can’t wait until it gets warmer and we can be outside all day.


I’m feeling very introspective lately.