Ever since we transitioned Gene into a toddler bed back in the spring of 2014, I’ve had plans to make him a quilt. I spent a lot of time looking at patterns, but could never settle on anything I liked. … Continue reading
When we bought our house in April, we knew we would be spending a lot of time painting. Every room on the main level was painting what I like to call ‘Builder Beige’. It’s an awful tan color that contractors … Continue reading
Before I became pregnant with my first baby, I hadn’t given diapers much thought. I had no idea that there was an entire world devoted to modern cloth diapers and that plastic pants were a thing of the past. I … Continue reading
It feels like I just posted April’s reading list. Oh wait, I did. I am well on my way to hitting my goal of reading 50 books in 2015! I did most of my reading at the end of the … Continue reading
My son has been in a twin size bed for about a year now. Ever since I have been trying to decide which quilt pattern I want to use for his bed. There are so many great designs out there, … Continue reading
I know, I know. May is more than half over, which makes my April reading post really late. I moved. I unpacked. I’ve been painting. There are my excuses. I’m doing pretty well on my Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge. With … Continue reading
Well we’re finally all moved into our new house and mostly unpacked! We closed on April 21st. We arrived a little early, so the folks at the title company took us back to the conference room and had us sign … Continue reading
Shopping for a house and all of the meetings related to that prevented me from doing nearly as much reading last month. That’s all right, though. I have read 21 books toward my goal of 50 books for 2015. If … Continue reading
Wow! 2015 has not been a very active blogging year for me so far. Oops! I have thought about my blog frequently, though. Life has just been kind of busy. Here’s a quick, bullet-point run down of what has been going on lately…
- We are buying a house! You may remember that we relocated from Illinois to Missouri last September. We decided to rent while our house in Illinois was on the market. It sold back in January and we began looking for a new place soon thereafter. We found an amazing house in a quiet subdivision and close in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! I am really looking forward to being in our new house.
- Sewing has been somewhat sporadic the last couple of months. I have added a bunch of adorable zippered pouches to my Etsy shop, but haven’t done tons of personal sewing. I do have some finished projects, though, and will share them soon.
- We are working on potty training Gene. This has actually taken up a lot more of my attention than I expected. For a while it felt like all I did was follow him around. Seriously. I was stuck to that boy like glue. I am happy to report that he is doing really well with it. We still have a few kinks to work out, but it’s really nice only having one child in diapers during the day.
- Speaking of diapers, Moxie is now in cloth diapers! We used them with Gene beginning shortly after he was born. We packed them away in winter 2013 when Moxie was four months old. With all of the we’re moving/we aren’t moving/are we moving/should we move business, it just got to be a hassle. I packed the diapers away and started buying disposables. Once we decided to look for a house, we decided it would be nice to try to shave a few dollars off our monthly budget where we could. One of the easiest places to save was with diapers. Both kids are in disposables at night still, which means a box lasts for quite a while. Since we already owned an entire stash of cloth diapers, we were immediately saving money.
So there you have it. Lots of little life updates. I have an entire list of blog topics I want to write on, so hopefully I’ll be a little better about posting!
I’m still trucking away, working toward my goal of reading 50 books by the end of 2015. I’ve made quite a dent so far. I’m sure when I’m busy this summer I’ll be happy I had such a head start … Continue reading