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I love coffee, paint, my sewing machine & my family.
Interests: watercolors, reading, sewing, art, family, coffee, chocolate, handmade, biking, health food, homesteading, diy
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Posted Mar 7, 2014 at hello!
my poor, neglected blog, i'm back! it's been a terribly busy couple of months, and i can honestly say that blogging was the last thing i was worried about keeping up with. i'm sad that i haven't kept up with the kids' weekly photos, however, when dealing with over a... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at hello!
i had so much fun creating this custom piece for megan last month. she is such a sweetheart. you can learn more about it on her blog! xo, kaitlyn interested in having a custom drawing or painting done? click the contact button on the right! i'd love to work with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at hello!
these days are flying by. i'm so focused on preparing the house (and us) for baby's arrival, that an entire week will go by before i realize i haven't blogged. i've been sewing up a storm & organizing my basement. it's extremely satisfying. i love this photo of my boys... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at hello!
my sweet mommy gave me a baby gap gift card to pick out some special pieces for little avonlea. i've loved looking through their adorable collections. here are a few of my favorites: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 xo, kaitlyn Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at hello!
it's been pretty quiet here on the blog. the transition into third trimester sleepiness & discomfort has left me lacking in inspiration to write, or do anything not directly related to baby-prep, for that matter. (can anyone say nesting?) we're also pining for the freshness of springtime. this is one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at hello!
i can't get enough of this photo of my boys. they are so precious. i wasn't feeling well last night, so when brandon got home from work we piled in the car & went to one of our favorite restaurants in town. it was one of those evenings when the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at hello!
i'm a big fan of saving scrap fabric. one never knows when the need to make a patchwork quilt or some other scrappy do-dad will arrive. so when we found out ginger baby avonlea is a girl, the first thing i thought of was the pieces of an old white... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at hello!
as you may be able to tell by the title, i'm not actually giving you a recipe today. just forwarding you to my friend eliza's blog, because this recipe is the (excuse my nerdism.) i believe i've made this banana bread like 5 times since she put the recipe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at hello!
reading: Anne of Avonlea. if you follow me on instagram, you may have a pretty good idea why. ;) we just recently found out that ginger baby is in fact a girl baby. while we hadn't planned on finding out her gender, we couldn't resist knowing when the time came.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at hello!
They're here, folks! I am super excited. These hair bows are so fun & unique. They're available in ten versatile colors. Go check them out in the SHOP! xo, kaitlyn Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at hello!
no dslr photos this week, just a few snapshots from the trusty iphone. ;) i've been so blessed this week. we found out ginger baby is a GIRL. we also found out she's healthy & growing strong. we are so in love with her already. dominic has only said "i... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at hello!
i am so excited to share with you all the matilde bow collection. i've had great fun putting these together & hope you enjoy them! i'm already dreaming up prints (!!!) and colors for a spring collection. i wanted to stick with transitional colors that are happy in just about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at hello!
since we seem to be having a terrible case of the mondays over here, i'm going to pretend like the throwing up + swollen eye + grumpy baby + missing daddy isn't happening, and relish in the lovely weekend getaway brandon & i had. on saturday morning we packed up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at hello!
here's another quick sewing project that i've been putting off for ages. it involves my favorite pair of comfy jeans. i'm sure you have some too - the pair that doesn't fit you quite as nicely as the others, but they're so soft & broken in, you just have to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at hello!
i cannot believe we are nine weeks into 2013. and that ginger baby is due to arrive in just a short twelve weeks. oh my! i simply can't wait for these weekly belly pics to be weekly BABY pics. we all know i'll be far more excited to take them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at hello!
my dear husband asked me the other day how i always manage to get hurt doing nothing. and i have no answer to that question at all. i'm not a whimp. i handle pain quite well. but always i end up with the most absurd injuries. like the time i... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at hello!
i have been slow getting back to blogging regularly. we have been adjusting to our new schedule, so i've been focused on getting lots of extra sleep & spending quality time with the boys while they're adjusting to daddy being gone more. love the photos i snapped of them today.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at hello!
reading: gardening books & articles. we're gearing up for a pretty big spring garden this year and i'm so excited. we have been extremely blessed with a half acre backyard in the middle of the city (how often do you see that?) so we don't have to compromise the boys'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at hello!
a few weeks ago, i saw this one hour challenge over at merrick's art (love her), and it reminded me to work on the quick and easy sewing projects i have piling up. i tend to get really into the more time consuming, complicated sewing & leave the 30 minute... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at hello!
happy valentine's day! i am that terribly disappointing parent who forgot it was today. how does that even happen? i try to think positively: candy was cheaper today than it would have been yesterday, dominic was very surprised (since no one had told him it was today), and we snatched... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at hello!
we seem to be over the worst of the sickies over here. we're moving slowly and oh-so achy, but i'm certain we're on the mend. thank goodness for a gorgeous day in the mid 60's. we relaxed outside in the backyard & opened all the windows to freshen up the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at hello!
a little disclaimer, folks. this is the sunday currently in which i am, along with the rest of my crew, very sick with a stomach virus. so if it's a short post you'll understand why. :) reading: not much. browsing through an agatha christie before bed. writing: abso-bally-lutely nothing. hate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at hello!
i apologize everyone! i definitely meant to post this yesterday, and the day before and the day before. please don't take my delinquency as lack of enthusiasm, because that's definitely not the case! anyhow, my sweet + lovely friend, eliza, is hosting a giveaway so that one of you can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at hello!
yesterday, i took a break from actual blogging and did a little housekeeping around here. what do you think of the (slightly) new look? evereything needed a little simplifying and streamlining. today has been the kind of day in which i wear only what feels comfortable, i don't bother with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at hello!