coachella shorts by striped swallow designs


A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of testing Striped Swallow Designs’ very first pattern. I was so so excited. It’s my first time ever being a pattern tester! And my first time making shorts. These are so quick and easy to sew, and the results are just adorable.     Mandalynn did such a… 

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kid’s quest giveaway!


A couple weeks ago, the hubs and I took the kids to stay a the 7 Clans Hotel at the Coushatta Casino Resort. It’s got a great pool with two big water slides, a splash pad, and a lazy river. The kid’s had an absolute blast! Although, I don’t think our kids – or, most… 

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my first reupholstering job…


So of course, as usual, I’d pick the biggest, most complicated place to start reupholstering furniture ~ a couch. But, you know, I like to keep things interesting. I mean, I guess it could have been worse…it could have been a sectional. I’d seen lots of tutorials on pinterest, so I mean, really, how difficult could it… 

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why we’re giving up tv…


source Or at least the kids will be for a while. I rarely watch it myself, and I really shouldn’t be letting them watch nearly as much tv as they do. But I’m lazy. And sometimes, well, most times, it’s easier to just let them turn on the tv so I can just get stuff done…. 

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instagram blog hop!


Welcome to the Instagram Blog Hop! If you’re new around here, the Instagram Blog Hop is a party where you link up your Instagram account, find and follow new Instagram friends, and be continually inspired by what you see in your Instagram feed! No need to have a blog, just an Instagram account! The Rules… 

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