Our patio makeover

August 21, 2017

I guess I never did an official post on our patio makeover. Back in June, we hired a landscaping company to lay the concrete and I laid down the stone border around it. It took the crew about 3 days to finish their part, and I finished the border in about the same time. It felt really good ripping out the grass that came over into the border area. Very cathartic!

I figured we have such a hard time keeping the grass green here anyway, that I didn’t want to bother with new grass seed. But of course, the rocks have become a nuissance because Lachlan likes to dig in them, and the dog’s kick them up. So I’m kind of kicking myself for my idea, but it looks nice once no one messes it up!

Before (basically, ugly AF and unsafe AF)



Flying with a toddler: Creative toy ideas for the airplane

Pin this now, save it for later! Flying always stresses me out and gives me huge amounts of anxiety, now add a kid to that and I’m a nervous wreck. I was in hardcore research mode for things to pack in Lachlan’s carry on…

August 16, 2017

What’s on my hook: Watermelon Shelled Turtle

This little turtle made it into one of my Bookmark Dump posts earlier this year, and she was on my to-do list ASAP! She looks even cuter in real life, and she’s fairly big so another cuddle-size ami. You can find the free pattern…

August 8, 2017

The prettiest project bags for knitters and crocheters

I seriously had so much fun hunting for the perfect project bag for my WIPs recently. I still haven’t bought the one yet as the shop owner is on vacation, but I made my decision and it’s going to be the cactus drawstring bag…

August 6, 2017

Thinking Out Loud

I’m linking up with Running with Spoons for this week’s Thinking Out Loud Every now and then I’ll try to find this one old friend from high school on Facebook but she doesn’t have an account. But I’m disturbed by the next thought that…

August 3, 2017

What’s on my hook: Burt the Cuddle Sized Bee

I fell in love with the cute roundness of Storyland Amis’ crochet patterns! I bought her Burt the Bee pattern and got started right away. It’s been a long time since I finished an amigurumi in one weekend. He’s really big and the perfect…

August 2, 2017

Thinking Out Loud

I don’t remember who’s blog I saw it on first, but it seems like fun. Thinking Out Loud is a weekly linkup to write aboutย whatever it is that pops into your head, letting the stream of consciousness flow. Visit Running with Spoons to link…

July 27, 2017