Greek Goddess Dress

Are you ready? I made another dress to feed my growing addiction. Or fill my closet, either one. 🙂 I found a tutorial online that I wanted to try called “Most Flattering Shirt Dress.” And it was flattering–on the model who sewed it online. Super cute on her. On me? not so much. It looked … [Read more…]

Mail Organizer

Here is another project I made a week-ish ago. It is fun and practical–a mail organizer! I don’t know about you, but the mail PILES up on my kitchen counter tops….and stays there. UG! It is horrible and embarrassing. So, here is my attempt at a solution–and I got to MAKE something too. Win, win! … [Read more…]

Coffee Date Dress

I made a new dress! Seriously, I have an addiction. I really love sewing right now and I really love clothes SO…the more dresses the merrier! I found this FREE pattern online! Yes, FREE! You can’t beat that! It is called the Coffee Date Dress. I printed off the pattern, taped all the pieces together … [Read more…]

90 Minute Shirt

A week or so ago, I made this little shirt for the boys. I found this awesome tutorial for the “90 minute shirt” here (BTW, I currently love the “MADE” blog. I stalk it daily. 🙂 Anyways, here are some pics of how the shirt turned out. I love it and it really was easy … [Read more…]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here is a super yummy (personally tweaked!) recipe that I have been making quite a bit lately. They are a great way to use up brown bananas. The boys love them and so do I (even though I am usually not a big fan of banana bread)! The boys call these muffins “mups!” So cute! … [Read more…]


My grandfather, Charles Kenneth Arpke, passed away on Tuesday May 18th. He was the ripe old age of 88 and had been fading for a while but his passing still hurt quite a bit. Aaron and I packed up the boys, picked up my sister Kalina, her son Hunter, and my brother Kellan (who happened … [Read more…]

Tiss and Snugs?

I wrote earlier this year about the cute way the boys say certain words, especially “kiss” (tiss!) and “snuggle/hug” (snugs!) The other night the boys were NOT wanting to go to sleep. The kept crying and crying in their room. After numerous trips in there to talk to them and snuggle with them, we finally … [Read more…]

Chew! Chew!

Like most 2 year olds learning to talk, the boys are repeating everything we say, especially common phrases like “be careful!” “What do you say?” and “Are you ok?” We say this last phrase quite a bit, especially after the boys cough. The tend to cough quite a bit at dinner where there is a … [Read more…]

How to sew a Twofer dress- Take 2

I made another twofer dress! I made this one a little differently and it turned out so cute! I attempted to take some pictures showing “how” I made it. Enjoy! I am loving my new outfit! First, I cut a “pattern” out of wrapping paper. I cut pockets for this dress! The long side of … [Read more…]

How to make a Twofer dress

Ug! I felt like I was drowning in grading and emailing students this week. So, that said, I either wanted to do one of two things: shop for new clothes, or sew something cute. Since money is a bit on the tight side, and I was feeling extra creative, I decided on the later. Enter … [Read more…]