To all the women out there ...

... you are all a mom in one way or another. Today is a day for you to celebrate the great person you are.
Mom's (and mother figures) make the world go 'round. You wipe our tears and kiss our boo-boos. You are the first to offer to help (even when we think we don't need it). You comfort us when we get scare, nervous, or anxious. You are our biggest supporter.

You make the best food and give the best hugs! You love us the most, and we love you right back! Happy Mother's Day!

From our family to yours!

How Do We Make Our T-Shirts? Screen Printing vs. DTG

If you're on our mailing list, or if you've visited our blog lately, you've seen our new line of t-shirts. We are so excited about these! Most of us are crafters, love to DIY, or have kids/grandkids. We know that all of those things require comfy, functional, easy to care for clothing. There is nothing worse than trying to chase kiddos around while making sure your top isn't too low in the front, or that it isn't riding up on the sides while baby wearing. Been there, done that!

When we decided to create our small clothing line, we kept all those things in mind. As a mom and a crafter myself, I wanted to make sure that our shirts were soft and comfortable to wear, would stand the test of time, and would be easy to wash.

Guess what!?! I found the perfect process to make the perfect tees! DTG (direct to garment printing). Wait.. you haven't heard of it? Okay, let me explain.

New Graphic Tees - Just in Time for Mother's Day!

Introducing our new line of t-shirts! Yep... we have created one of a kind tees just for you! What makes our tees better than the million other tees out there? Well, I'm glad you asked...

Our graphic tees were handpicked for a few reasons:

  • we love the soft, comfy fabric. We hunted for the perfect fabric make-up and finally found it! 
  • we love the fit. Our tees are a unisex cut which means they are loose fitting and perfect for chasing toddlers around or sitting in endless carpool lines for after school pick up. 
  • we love our process. Each tee is custom made for YOU. You get the design and the color you want, not just whatever is available. 
  • we love our printer. We work with a printer that digitally prints our designs into the fabric fibers of our tees. This means the design is perfect every time. It won't crack or fade. 
  • we love that it's easy. Our printing process means that you don't have to take any special care in washing your tees. They are washing machine and dryer friendly. It doesn't get any easier than that! 

Here's a peek at a few of our favorites from the collection ...

Tell me I'm not the only one that creates those awkward moments in conversation... no? Just me... o-kay then ...

 

DIY Bath Salt Recipes and Mason Jar Lid Covers

You know how sometimes you want to give someone a meaningful gift, but you have no idea where to start? Yup, that's how I feel a lot of the time at birthday, and especially when Teacher Appreciation week rolls around.

When I first got our shipment of these small wooden scoops, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Bath salts.



New to The Shop - SVG and Digital Files

We are bringing back our popular wood signs, but we also wanted to share some of our own designs with you guys. Those of you who love to make things for your own home, or for others, know how hard it is to find just the right design. 


In our shop, we will now be offering our own svg and digital files for sale. Now, you can instantly download your design and use it to create your own wood signs or prints. We will be sharing some of our fun designs on the blog and on our YouTube channel so you can see some examples of how to use them. 

In the meantime... you can take a look at a few of the designs we already have up in our shop

FREE Printable- She Designed a Life She Loved

Everyone has a special space in their home where they feel the most creative, productive, and just all around happiest. Right? For me, it's in my office/craft room.

While at times it becomes a dumping ground for everything my husband can't seem to find a place for, it is my inner sanctuary. The family knows that when I am in my space I am working. I like to fill my space with simple motivational and inspirational messages. They keep me going when I get in to a creative "funk".  Those of you who think outside the box probably feel that way too from time to time.

So, while I sat down to work this morning I decided that instead of tackling my mile-long to do list, I would create something fun and FREE for you guys!


Elevated Herb Garden Building Plans

Now that our weather is warming up, we have been working hard to get our Spring and Summer garden going. Last week we added new soil to our raised boxes and planted new plants and seeds. 


Farmhouse Grain Sack Pillow Cover Sale!!

Today is the last day for our deal on Jane.com. Our most popular grain sack pillow covers are 46% OFF!! 


Mini Bathroom Renovation

About two months ago we had a MAJOR plumbing problem in our bathrooms. If you follow us on Instagram you probably remember seeing our horrifying pictures and stories about our two days of problems.

Long story short, the plumber had to rip out the bath tub and surround in our master bathroom. It is going to cost a few thousand dollars to repair the plumbing under our slab floor -- because it was installed wrong nearly 60 years ago when the house was built. Lucky us! 

I have been dreaming of what I can do in this tiny bathroom since then, and saving things like crazy on Pinterest (feel free to take a look at my board... it's gorgeous!). But, we found out last week that the company my husband works for it being closed and he's out of a job as of tomorrow. So, the bathroom project has been put on hold until we can find him a new job and save up the money for it. 

The problem is we still had this ugly, open wall that I have to stare at every morning when I get ready for the day, and every time I go into my bathroom. So, I decided this week that I had seen enough of that ugly space, and was taking matters into my own hands! 


Top 10 Ways to Be More Productive

I get asked a lot how it is I manage to get everything done: family, work, church, friends, etc.. Rather than address each of you individually, I decided to put together this handy reference guide to give you a few of my favorite tips and tricks for how to make the most of your time and have a more productive day!


Does that "to-do" list look familiar? No matter how much we do or do not have to do in any given day, it seems we all want the same thing... more time! Unfortunately we are all stuck with the same 24 hours in a day .... unless you know something I haven't figured out yet!

So, until you share your secret of freezing or slowing down time with me, I'm going to help you out with a few tips and tricks I've learned over the years about making the most of my days.

As a mom, a wife, a PTA member, a church goer, and a small business owner I've had my fair share of time management issues ... I'm sure we all have. But, there are a few tried and true things I use to help me get through it all. People will tell me I'm amazing at how well I handle everything... but here's the truth... I don't really handle everything! I am just really good at being productive!


BIG Announcement ...

Any of you who have been around a while have seen posts about my Etsy shop. I've operated my Etsy shop for the last 10 years and it's been so much fun! I love being able to talk with customers and share my creations.

I've been searching for a way to blend my shop with my blog and haven't been able to quite figure out how, until now! I am so happy to announce the NEW shop that will work hand in hand with this blog.




The shop is still in the works, but you can hop over and check it out! I LOVE the way it's looking and am continually adding new products to get us to the official launch on 2/1/19. In the meantime, you can place orders and save 20% with coupon SPRING20. But guess what!? It gets better! We are now offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50. Everyday. All day. Forever!

Sourdough Bread Recipe

There is nothing better on a cold winter day than a nice warm loaf of sourdough bread. One of our favorite ways to eat is it to toast up some slices on our cast iron pan and make a sandwich. A grilled ham and cheese sandwich is TO DIE FOR made out of some homemade sourdough bread! Once you try it, you will never eat a regular grilled cheese sandwich again... 




If you need a great sourdough starter recipe, head over to Farmhouse on Boone and check our hers. It's the one I use when I'm in the mood for some sourdough. We've had our current starter for about a month and it's been awesome! Fair warning, sourdough bread making is not hard, but it takes a lot of patience. This post is loaded with TONS of photos showing you how to do it every step of the way so you will be able to make it too!