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Month: November 2015

Wear to Where? Fashion & Sewing Tour: Touring Your City

city touringSo there I was, hanging out on Facebook, when I saw this call for participants in an intriguing-sounding blog tour. The fabulous Katy McKinley of Wild & Wanderful and Angelica Ross of Gardening in High Heels came up with the idea to have a series of posts written by sewists and fashion bloggers dedicated to suggestions of outfits to wear to a variety of events and in a variety of situations. Naturally, I *had* to sign up for the tour – even if it meant I’d be modeling clothes a day before I hit 35 weeks pregnant.   Continue reading

Prayers For Paris

I have no words for what happened in Paris tonight, just an unbelieveable sadness for the French people, all people, and for the families and friends of those who were lost. 

Love, prayers, and peace to all tonight.

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Badgley Mischka Holiday Collection at Rent the Runway

*This is a sponsored post with affiliate links, however, all opinions in this post are my own.*

DSC_0357Anyone who has been paying attention to this blog for a little while knows that I have a “slight” Badgley Mischka obsession. I still want to make the James Bond type dress from last year’s Vogue winter and holiday release. I’m in love with that black and white dress with the cascade, the only thing that’s stopped me thus far is a baby bump. 🙂 You’ll also recall the fun I had last year on my birthday when my husband took me out for a lovely dinner and I dressed up in a LOVELY IGIGI dress and earrings by Slate and Willow.   Continue reading

Enter Tea Collection’s Holiday Celebrations Sweepstakes!


*This is a sponsored post from one of my affiliates*

Tea Collection has partnered with Hello Fresh, May Designs, Try the World and Green Kid Crafts to bring you one wonderful Holiday sweepstakes. With the holiday season upon us, we know that you will be exchanging well wishes, warm greeting and gifts with your family and friends. We’re all thankful for the connections we have – both around the corner and around the world – it’s certainly a reason to celebrate! These amazing companies are celebrating by giving away goodies to help your entire family create connections to new cultures, new ideas and cherished loved ones. Three lucky winners will get a $250 Tea Collection gift card, $250 worth of easy-to-make farm fresh meals from HelloFresh, $250 May Designs gift card, a 1-year subscription to Try the World and a 1-year subscription to Green Kid Crafts. The last day to enter is November 22nd, 2015. What a prize! Go here to enter this amazing giveaway >>


Dandelions n’ Dungarees Easy A-Line Skirt

Dandelions n' Dungarees Easy A-Line SkirtThere are only 7 1/2 weeks until my due date. That means I have a lot to do. I’m hoping to share some information about Kansas wineries that I’ve learned while researching. Yes, there are wineries in Kansas! I’m looking forward to learning more about them when I can enjoy wine again. In the meantime, I’ve been sewing a lot. In fact, I have another big announcement you should stay tuned for at the end of this post. Meanwhile, I’m here to talk about my newest addiction: Sewing the Easy A-Line Skirt by Dandelions n’ Dungarees. This is a really simple pattern – and it’s a great girls’ sewing pattern for beginners. I made THREE of these, and I have plans to make two more for my girl – one with a teal corduroy and one with a purple with white polka dots cotton. These are going to be great with tights underneath as we roll into fall. Continue reading

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