Ever get burned out on buying gifts for everyone on your list? It can add up fast if you’re in a bigger family. It can also sometimes feel like the holidays get a little commercialized, with people forgetting that it’s more about the family time and making memories than what you buy at the store. […]
Recently I noticed how often I was refilling the napkin holder in the center of our dining room table. It seemed like we were going through the package pretty quickly, and then I thought about cloth napkins. Since each one is just a square of fabric, they’re super simple to make.
I can’t believe I squeezed extra creative hours out of my regularly hectic week. I didn’t think it was possible. When you get up at 5 a.m. and can barely stay awake until 10:00, it seems crazy. When you can barely go to the bathroom without a child bursting in the door or yelling for […]
I’m a recovering user of store-bought kitchen scrubby sponges. They were great, if you bought the right one. With the right sponge, you can clean more delicate dishes and glassware while still having the ability to scrub stuck-on or baked-on food off your other dishes. But they have their drawbacks. For one, they get stinky […]
I am buzzing with new ideas! Last weekend was the annual Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. Every year for the past nine years, my mother and I have ventured south to learn new techniques and to see what new fabrics and tools we can’t live without. With a $12 a day entry fee, […]