Richmond

My Summer Craft Class has Eaten My LIFE!

I am currently in the middle of an accelerated craft class this summer, we are fitting 16 weeks worth of work into a little less then 5 weeks and the pace is killer! So far we have worked on embroidery samples, (I don’t have a picture of my sample because I forgot to take on…

A super busy week!

This week was super busy at our house, it was the first week of summer for the kids, we had Father’s Day, we had friends over for diner (we had to dust the neglect from being so busy during the school year off of the whole downstairs) and I sewed like a mad person! The…

The house – Laundry room redo

When we moved into this house it needed to be completely redone, it had been a foreclosure and everything was very builder’s grade and dirty. Paul deployed only about a week after we moved in, so a lot of the remodel was done while he was away and I was trying to fill my time!…

Berries for diner!

We picked a bunch of black berries the other night, and decided that we needed to do something a little different with them (we have been eating a lot of berries!) I decided that it couldn’t be that hard to make up a syrup recipe (I could have googled one, but I didn’t want to…

Happiness is……..

Today I had an awesome afternoon! I got to go to lunch with a friend, do a little sewing, and spend some time tidying around the house. The kids are still at school until the end of the week so I am still alone during the days, but as of this Friday we will officially…

Patio furniture revamp

We got new furniture for our patio this spring, but struggled to find what we wanted! Eventually we settled for a Martha Stewart Living set from Home Depot, the frames were awesome but I didn’t like the fabric at all so we knew right away it was going to be a total recover job. (in…

Summer can’t come soon enough!

I am getting so excited for summer to be in full swing! Our blackberry bush is laden with tons of berries this year, and I can’t wait until they are lovely and deep purple…..mmmm they are saying cobbler a la mode to me! (well they will be anyway) Now if we can just keep the…

The Touch Museum

Isaac and Emmie were asked to Participate in their school’s Black history month celebration, Isaac was the MC that welcomed everyone, and Emmie was supposed to dress as Bessie Coleman, a significant figure in African American history. Anyway, she wore a little aviator’s cap that I made her, a thrift store leather coat I altered,…

Paul’s homecoming

Yes I know these are all kinds of out of order, but I am just trying to catch up as I find pictures of last year. I didn’t post much while Paul was gone, because I was kind of a bummer then, but also because I never know what to post security wise, so I…

The James River

This summer we bought a canoe so we can enjoy the great outdoors more; we live less then 4 miles from the James River so it seems a shame not to play on it! Anyway, here are some pictures we took this summer while we were out. The water is so warm it’s like being…