Tulip Time | Pella, Iowa

If you’re Iowa local-ish, I urge you to plan a trip to Pella for their annual Tulip Time. “Dutch costumes and demonstrations, performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows, and beautiful tulip gardens! All of these activities are set in picturesque Pella, Iowa, a charming Dutch community with parks and architecture reminiscentContinue reading “Tulip Time | Pella, Iowa”

A Fun Winter Escape | Great Wolf Lodge, Lake Delton, Wisconsin

On January 18th I was feeling a little trapped by winter. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been enjoying this ridiculously wintery winter, but you know, good old fashioned cabin fever and wanderlust kicked in big time… I sent a text to Kyle (he was out of town for work,) “How about a trip to theContinue reading “A Fun Winter Escape | Great Wolf Lodge, Lake Delton, Wisconsin”

Building Our Gardens

I’ve been squeezing in some garden planning for next spring. I’ve been going over my plans and notes from the last couple of years– laughing at failures and making improvements. 2016 I had big goals for our first garden. Speaking of making improvements, before I could plant the garden of my December 2016 dreams, weContinue reading “Building Our Gardens”

A Tale from Jenny Lake | Grand Teton National Park

Kyle (my husband, but then he was my boyfriend) had a wedding to attend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2013. I was thrilled when he asked me to go with him and make a vacation out of it. One of the days, we decided we had to go hike around Jenny Lake. The loop is “only” 7.5Continue reading “A Tale from Jenny Lake | Grand Teton National Park”

The Jelly Roll: A Quilting Shortcut

I am a big fan of jelly rolls. I’ve made five quilts using them because they’re beautiful, fun, and a fantastic way to save time… but what is a jelly roll? Simply put, it is a themed collection of precut fabrics. The standard size of a roll is 40 fabric strips measuring 40” x 2Continue reading “The Jelly Roll: A Quilting Shortcut”

Sewing Outdoor Furniture Cushions

Spring is the season for sprucing up inside and outside. After seeing these before-and-after photos, you’ll be dusting off your sewing machine to give your outdoor furniture a new look. The sun did a number on our deep red patio cushions. The cushions looked so good when we purchased the set, but after a couple ofContinue reading “Sewing Outdoor Furniture Cushions”