Mother/Daughter Trip to Lancaster

April 21st, 2014

mommydaughtertrip1After spending last weekend in DC, Hannah and I dropped Adam off at the train station so he could come back to NYC for work. But I’d decided a couple of months before that it would be really fun for Hannah and me to go away together for a few days during her spring break. A mommy/daughter trip.

So, we (I) decided to drive from Washington to Lancaster county in PA. After a morning running around DC together, we hopped in the car and set off.

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Weekend in DC

April 18th, 2014

DC_April14_1Hannah’s school was closed for spring break this week, so we decided to drive down to Washington D.C. last weekend to see the sites. Neither Adam nor I had been to DC since we were kids. We were only there from Friday night through Monday, and there was so much we didn’t get to see. But we had such a marvelous weekend; gorgeous weather, lots to see and do, tons of fun with the toddler. We’re already anxious to go back.

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Six Years and One Day

April 17th, 2014

I always forget my blog’s anniversary. Every year when April rolls around, I think maybe I’ll do a giveaway or write a special post but every year the end of the month comes and I realize I completely forgot.

This year, I managed to only forget by one day. Yesterday, April 16th, was the sixth anniversary of this blog. I cannot even comprehend this. The post you are now reading is the 1,522nd published post on this site.

So, in 6 years:

  • I’ve had one child and 3 jobs.
  • This was my first ever post. (My photos and my sewing were pretty terrible back then).
  • I’ve taken a total of 25 trips, including overnights and a weekend here and there.
  • I’ve posted 237 recipes.
  • I’ve made 40 quilts (and quilted things like table runners).
  • I’ve read 1,467 books. Mostly picture books, and there are a few more from this year’s tally that I’ve neglected to enter in yet.

Plus too many other things to list here. Six years is a lot of life to collect in one place. Here’s hoping for at least another six!

Fabric and Doodles

April 11th, 2014


I’ve been on a fabric shopping spree lately. With spring’s arrival, inspiration has been everywhere. I’ve been doodling, sketching quilts, pinning color palettes, and craving new fabrics for my stash.

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March Outfits and All the Things

April 8th, 2014

March 2014 OutfitsI’m a week late, but here’s the group of outfits I wore in March. In March I learned that I desperately need new jeans, so that is currently being handled.

I also missed about a week’s worth of photos last month. It was a busy time; Hannah’s second birthday (which was really wonderful), finishing up the four-month-longĀ web design course I took, and working on some very cool new professional adventures for myself. Those adventures include a complete overhaul of this site, which is currently in the works. And I’m really thrilled about it; this blog’s last facelift was four years ago. And this won’t just be a facelift; this site will look 100% different. I’m really hoping to have the new site up by the end of April. Fingers crossed!