It is always such a relief to cross projects off your Christmas to-do list!  This year we snapped some family photos at a nearby park–sneaking them in just in time before the snowflakes started flying.  Poor Violet cried pretty much the whole time, because it was so cold and windy out there!  This one was a winner, and am so thankful we got it, just a split second before the crocodile tears poured:I am a huge proponent of choosing just… Read more »

I can’t seem to stop making these little wreaths this year! Something about Christmastime kick starts my crafting. Each wreath I make seems to turn out better than the last. It seems crazy that something so lovely could be so simple and inexpensive to make.  These wreaths are the perfect gifts for all of the hostesses/teachers on my list! 1. Gather supplies: Coffee filters (ever notice how they come in little clumps of 40ish?, that’s because it is the perfect amount… Read more »

Hi friends! If you know me, you know I am all about making/shopping/giving handmade gifts when possible.  This holiday season, don’t forget to support a few handmade artisans, and if you are local (hey Minneapolis!) I’d like to invite you to stop by the Finch’s Warehouse Boutique sale this weekend!  The lovely On Solid Ground Vintage warehouse will be chock-filled with handmade pieces and unique gifts for sale from a team of talented local artists, all while benefiting the American Cancer Society.  I… Read more »

This little girly of ours has two long, spindly legs that jut out from an over-sized cloth diaper butt, and so there always seems to be a sizable gap between where her pant legs end and her socks begin.  Over the summer we put leggings on her occasionally with onesies, but since this girl has always been a butt-scooter, there were no worries about rug-burned knees and so most of time time she did without. Now that the cold weather is officially upon… Read more »