10 Summer Braids

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Hey! I'm Jen visiting from Elevate Everyday & I'm so excited to be visiting today! Is it summer for you yet?! Ours started last week which means lots of pool dates, shaved ice dates, and BBQ's! It also means a lot of time outside in the heat and throwing my hair up in ponytails & loose braids! I remember the days of tight french braids for cheer competitions & love … [Read more...]

Summer Outfits for Moms

10 Mom Friendly Summer time looks

Hey there!  Summer from Elevate Everyday back again and I'm excited to talk about one of my favorite things...clothes!  Summertime is right around the corner and that means another wardrobe transition.  It is so hard to get out of the T-shirt and shorts rut and as a Mom, most of the styles I see are meant for a "younger" audience.  Who has time to think about what to wear when … [Read more...]

Summer Fun: Teaching Kids to Hand Sew

Teaching Kids to Hand Sew from Vermillion Rules via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Last week I taught a three day Hand Sewing Camp to nine 6-10 year old girls (boys were invited too, but none signed up).  Each class was two hours long and covered a different hand sewing skill: sewing buttons, cross stitching, and simple embroidery. I hosted it mainly for selfish reasons---hand sewing is great for kids on road trips and long airplane rides, both of which we … [Read more...]

Planning for Summer {Plus Giveaway}

Get read for summer with these summer activities from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Summer is right around the corner (yikes!) and I'm starting to plan.  We will have a lot of baseball, will start football and some voice lessons mixed in.. but I hope to get some down time in there too.  Having a plan always makes me feel better.   In case you are the same, I wanted to share some ideas to get you going for the next few months.   And pssst... read to the bottom … [Read more...]