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Happy Birthday Katy! {and my Lille Dress}

I know I have been insanely quiet around here, so much has been going on, I just haven’t had time to post (and frankly my computer has pretty much not been unpacked in weeks.) We have left Korea, fit in a Hawaiian vacation as a stop over on our way to the US, and spending…

Awesome Gluten Free or {Paleo} German Pancakes

In our house, Paul is a morning person who really enjoys cooking, so that usually translates into some sort of hot breakfast on the weekends (if left up to me, it’s cold breakfasts everyday.) One of our family’s most favorite breakfasts since I was a little girl has been German Pancakes, so Paul has continued to make…

2014’s Resolutions, How Did I Do?

    Hello! Are you so excited about it being 2015? I am looking forward to so much of what’s ahead, but before I get too far ahead of myself, I thought I would look back at my resolutions from last year and give myself a grade for how well I did! Since there is…

A Landsknecht Father Christmas

Have I ever told you about my obsession with wanting a Father Christmas/Santa that is dressed like a 16th Century German Landsknect? No? Odd, it actually has come up repeatedly over the years in our house, so it has HARDLY been a secret! Don’t know what a Landsknect looks like? Here you go…… They are awesome…

Vampire Ball {Halloween 2014}

So our final costumes for Halloween were for the Vampire Ball, which was a party held on November first in the Officer’s club on Osan AB. My dress is made from a silk corset, that I trimmed in lace and boned with basket reeds. The under skirt is black damask fabric, and the over dress…

Back to School

I find parenting such an interesting mix of penalty/pity, love/loss. The kids went back to school today, after a year at home with me; we had lots of reasons for home schooling them for the year, and lots of reasons went into the decision to send them back this year (by in large Isaac asking…

Dry Erase Teen Art

  In my continuing quest to make crafts to auction off this October, I have a dry erase board/teen art. This frame was the glassless frame I got at the base thrift store for a quarter (the bottom one) Conveniently the frame that I turned into a clip message center, was the exact same size,…

Charley is 8 Months Old

    So, I know this isn’t a crafting/sewing post, but I wanted to share it here anyway!  If you follow me on fb than you already know that my sister Sarah, and Paul arranged for Sarah and Charley to fly into town to visit me as a surprise (the kids were hecka surprised too!)…