Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow

Are you looking for an uncomplicated project for your Fall Decor?  This Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow tutorial will have you sprucing up your Fall decor in no time. Materials … Enough background fabric prints to make 81 2-1/2″ squares (I used nine prints). 1/2 yard of fabric for back 1 yard of solid color fabric for lining 1/2 yard medium weight interfacing 1 yard of batting An old sweater Dark brown felt Handful of polyester fiberfill 18″ x 18″ pillow insert I chose {Read More}

Get Ready to Party!

Best of DIY Link Party

Are you in the mood for a party? I know I am! I’ve been getting all my Fall decorations out of storage, and making some new ones as well. It’s beginning to look quite festive around these parts! A few of us … okay maybe a few more than a few … 27 of us, to be exact, are hosting the Party of the Season! And the best part … we’re inviting YOU and all your friends. Do you have {Read More}

A “Thankful” Banner / Bunting

Thankful Banner / Bunting Tutorial ... from

Last year I made a new “Thankful” banner / bunting for our fireplace. I had put up all of the “pretties,” but it was still missing something. So off I went to Michaels to see what inspired me. I came back with a few varieties of scrapbook paper and an idea. I wanted to combine my love for sewing with paper crafting, and at the same time add some fabric for texture. Before long I came up with a fairly {Read More}

A Quick Trip to Washington DC

Our Trip to Washington DC

For the first time since we moved to Virginia three years ago, we were able to sneak away last weekend for a quick trip to Washington DC. We’ve never been to the DC area so we were really looking forward to seeing a few of the sites. The purpose of our trip actually had nothing at all to do with sight-seeing, but rather to spend the weekend with our oldest son who lives in California. He was in DC for a {Read More}

Tide Oxi Blogger Challenge

Tide OXI Challenge |

As I get older, more and more of my childhood upbringing seems to fade away. But there’s one thing I remember well. Laundry day. Saturday was the day we got up early and set to work. There were only two laundry soaps my mom would use: Tide and Ivory Snow. We had an old Maytag vintage wringer washer. I would stand on a stool to feed the clothes through the wringer. Then take them out back to hang on the {Read More}

Join Me for #CanItForward Day and a Giveaway!

International Can-It-Forward Day

I was so excited to receive the new Ball “Perfection” jars in the new Limited Edition Heritage Spring Green color. Thank you Jarden Home Brands/Ball Canning! Since we were getting ready to have some friends over for a good old-fashioned Mexican dinner, I thought it would be neat to put some fresh cilantro and parsley in the Spring Green jars for them to pick directly from to garnish their meal. I love the new color!   Any leftovers can be {Read More}

Haven is for Real

Haven Conference

Is it just me or is this summer flying by?  This has, by far, been our busiest summer in a really long time. Our kids have been on missions trips, all at different times. I went to California with my youngest for a couple of weeks. We’ve had family come to visit, and more are coming in August. And before I know it, the kids will be back in school. It’s been a whirlwind! Right smack dab in the middle {Read More}

Google Plus Party TIme

Grow your Google+ Circles

I’ve been on a bit of a vacation the last couple of weeks. My youngest son and I took a trip to California to spend some time with the “California kids” and extended family. We had a wonderful time and brought back something special with us. I’ll be back tomorrow with all the details! Today, though, I’m really excited to co-host the “Mommy is CooCoo Grow Your Circles Google Plus Party!” Are you looking to grow your circles on Google+? Do you {Read More}

Catch Up Weekend

Patriotic Tablerunner

I love a long weekend. It’s the perfect time for me to catch up on projects that have been started and need to be finished. This weekend I’ll be devoting my time to quilting works-in-progress, while hubby will be working on the basement build-out. We even have a couple of outside items that the kids can work on. A few of them include water, which I’m sure they’ll love. Hopefully by Monday afternoon, we’ll all feel a sense of accomplishment and be {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Baby Nurseries & a “Grand” Announcement

Ten 'n Ten: Baby Nurseries

Did you read yesterday’s post about my DIY ADHD problem? We’re working on the porch, basement, quilt studio, and now I’m writing a post on baby nurseries? What on earth! Before y’all get too excited, no, I’m not pregnant. And no, I’m not DIYing a new baby nursery … well, kinda not. But I know someone who is! A Grand Announcement A couple of weeks ago, our daughter in California called to tell us the good news … We have a new grand-baby {Read More}