Tips for Traveling with Kids

Most of you that know me in real life think I’m a little (a lot….) bananas for taking as many road trips as we do. Wanna know the truth?! I actually hate driving, and I hate packing, and I REALLY hate unpacking, but more than any of those things, I hate not seeing my friendsContinue reading “Tips for Traveling with Kids”

Our First Month in Okinawa

Chris and I have joked about getting orders to Japan for YEARS. We lived in North Carolina much, much longer than is typical for military families. We always laughed that one day, out of the blue, someone with authority would open his file and decide to move us as far away as possible. Well, thisContinue reading “Our First Month in Okinawa”

April Showers

I know some of you are still buried under piles of snow, but in eastern NC it feels like the rain has hardly stopped since last spring. We’ve had a few days of sun and spring-like temperatures, but for the most part, it’s stayed wet and cold. I keep putting out more florals, more greenery,Continue reading “April Showers”

DIY Vanellope von Schweetz

The Made for Mermaids Jordan pattern was in testing right around the time my kids were watching Wreck It Ralph 2 for the first time. My daughter was immediately smitten with Vanellope von Schweetz, and asked if I could make her a costume. I had just enough scraps of teal and hot pink, and someContinue reading “DIY Vanellope von Schweetz”

DIY Tomatoa & Moana Costume

My son is a MAJOR costume planner. He usually picks out his costume a year in advance, sometimes even before that!! I’ve posted about some of his/our previous costumes here. Last year was the first year Chris was actually home for Halloween, so naturally, E asked him to dress up with us. If you’ve metContinue reading “DIY Tomatoa & Moana Costume”

Fun With Words

I know I’m not alone in my love of all things fall! I love the change in weather, the change in wardrobe, back-to-school shopping, prepping for the busy holiday season, pumpkin everything – what’s not to love? Unfortunately, fall in our area is also hurricane season. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our county schools haveContinue reading “Fun With Words”

Back to School

Thanks for stopping by as part of the Made for Mermaids Back to School tour! My son is heading back to school at the end of August and, luckily for this mama, almost all of his clothes from last year still fit! As I was thinking about what patterns I wanted to highlight, I realizedContinue reading “Back to School”