A Christmas Quilt

A Christmas Quilt

    I am SO EXCITED to share these pictures of the 100% finished Christmas Quilt.  You know–the one that I started right after Elle was born? And in case you need a refresher, Elle was born in 2011. Ahem. All those years ago, I joined a year-long virtual quilting bee with my cousin, sister, and 9 other gals. Each month one member would send out fabric to the others with directions on a block (or two) […]

Posted 8 September, 2016 by Trish in Crafty / 25 Comments
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10 Bingeworthy TV Shows

10 Bingeworthy TV Shows

image credit: Paris on Ponce & Le Maison Rouge Fall is right around the corner! At least to those of you who live a little more north than I do. We’re still firmly in the 90 degree weather, but I’ve seen a handful of turned leaves pictures in the past week. You lucky ducks… With the arrival of Fall also comes new seasons of shows on TV. Truth be told, I haven’t watched a new fall […]

Posted 6 September, 2016 by Trish in Life / 28 Comments
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Most and Least Used Kitchen Items

Most and Least Used Kitchen Items

  Lately I’ve been trying to purge my house of extra clutter. Last year I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I still think about Marie Kondo’s credo of keeping the things that bring joy and letting go of the rest. I was able to apply this principle to my closet and drawers fairly easily and now maybe have too few items to wear? But when it comes to my kitchen, I have […]

Posted 2 September, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 25 Comments
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8 Month Update – 8.27.2016

8 Month Update – 8.27.2016

    And geez. Here goes my mommy guilt. Today is actually Evie’s third birthday!!! I’ll take her 3 year picture on her quilt this weekend and hopefully post it before never. Also sad is I meant I meant I meant to write up Cara’s 7m update and womp womp. I did snap the picture, but no write-up. Turns out I did the same thing for Evie’s 8m update. I guess life moves quickly and […]

Posted 31 August, 2016 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 9 Comments
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Finding Our New Normal

Finding Our New Normal

  This week was a big week for our family–Elle started Kindergarten. Do you guys remember when I first announced I was having a baby? Sometimes it seems so unreal that I’ve had three little kiddos during the lifetime of this blog.     On Monday morning, Scott and I took Elle to her new school while my mom watched the littles for us. The school is within walking distance of our house so once […]

Posted 25 August, 2016 by Trish in Life, Reading Nook / 22 Comments
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Family Favorite Meals Around the Web

Family Favorite Meals Around the Web

  The other morning Scott was making waffles for breakfast and he asked if I had a recipe. I immediately pulled out the sheet from my recipe scrapbook. He took one look at the worn page and said “wow, you must really like this one.” There are about a dozen recipes that I’ve found online that my family loves loves loves, so I thought I would share our favorite family meals from around the web. I’m not […]

Posted 19 August, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 21 Comments
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Ten Books Set in Texas

Ten Books Set in Texas

Non-native Texans always joke that they might not have been born here, but they got here as fast as they could. 26 years ago my family moved from Toronto to Texas and I’m not sure I could consider anywhere else home. I love this state–for all of its faults. Texas seems to be such a bold state and many of the books I’ve included below are quintessentially Texan. I missed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday […]

Posted 17 August, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 20 Comments
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Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday! Also Happy Birthday to me. :) Today I’m halfway between 30 and 40 and trying not to freak out about it. Actually, the 30s have been great so far, though sometimes I have a tough time remembering that I’m an adult. I read an article the other day about teaching children how to do things for themselves–laundry, cooking, cleaning–and I wondered how I can teach them these things when I’m not even adult […]

Posted 14 August, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 29 Comments
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Le Tote Subscription Service Review

Le Tote Subscription Service Review

You might remember that last November I posted about Le Tote Subscription Clothing service. The kind people at Le Tote have given me three totes to send to new subscribers, so I thought I’d recap the service and share some pictures. Admittedly…I’ve been working on this post for months, which is why you see some long sleeve items here. Ahem. Note that this is not a sponsored post–Le Tote is not giving me anything for writing […]

Posted 11 August, 2016 by Trish in Life / 14 Comments
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Book Catalog Spreadsheet

Book Catalog Spreadsheet

    Happy Sunday y’all! I’m hoping that today can be a lazy day around our house. It’s hotter than hot outside and this is one of our last few Sundays before we start the back to school grind. Except in our case it’ll be the start of school grind. I’m a ball of anxiety thinking about sending Elle to Kindergarten. Not because it means she’s growing up (though, wahhhhhhh), but because of how much […]

Posted 7 August, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 28 Comments
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