DIY Wedding Decorations

Getting sick of wedding posts yet? I hope not, because I still have a few things to share! Don’t worry, this won’t be a long, wordy post or a tutorial or any kind. I just wanted to show you guys the rest of the wedding decorations we made, because they came together so nicely. Plus, I listed where we got everything,…

DIY Burlap Bunting

I think my favorite part of planning Matt and I’s wedding was making the decorations. I’m not sure if bunting is trendy or classic at this point, but I love how it looks and it’s a great way to create signage, so I knew wanted to make some for our wedding. It’s also easy to make in different materials and colors, so…

DIY Wedding Invitations with Creative Market

Invitations for our wedding presented an interesting challenge for Matt and I. Neither of us are good at graphic design and we didn’t have it in our budget to hire someone. I briefly looked at websites like Minted and Wedding Paper Divas and while there was a wide variety of customizable designs on both of those sites, I still wasn’t…

Ava Wedding Dress- Final Dress

We got the photos from our amazing wedding photographer, Amy Kiel, so I can finally share my wedding dress with you guys! The first few photos I took in my studio on my dress form, but the rest are by Amy. There are posts about the planning and fitting (here and here) of this dress, if you want to read about that, but…

Pattern Testing- Cressida Skirt

After the wedding was over (and with it all the planning that had taken up so much of our time for so many months), I kept getting asked what I was going to do with all my new free time when I got home. My answer was, “Whatever I want!”. I knew I wouldn’t have a hard time finding things…

Maple Glazed Carrots

I’m ba-ack… from Vermont and the wedding, which was lovely and wonderful, but more on that later! Now that things have calmed down a bit though, I can finally get back to blogging, which feels good! I have so much I want to share about the wedding, but am waiting on photos, so in the meantime, let’s talk about what…

Blog Break

My goal when I started this blog was to average a post once a week (since that is what is realistic for my life) and I think I have done a pretty good job of sticking to that. Through all the ups and downs of the last couple of years, through my mom’s illness and death, I somehow managed to…

Garden Tour

I love my garden this time of year, when all the beds are full and everything is growing like crazy. Awhile ago, I did a tour of my studio and figured this would be the perfect time to give a tour of my garden. I’ll start with the front yard, since that is where the majority of the beds are. Unfortunately,…

Fitting My Wedding Dress: Ava Muslin #2- a Wearable Muslin

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year already since Matt and I got engaged. It felt like we had so much time to plan the wedding and somehow, suddenly, it’s only 9 weeks away! We are doing pretty well planning-wise. We were able to get the big things nailed down back in March, while we were…

Broccoli and Roasted Garlic Quiche

One of my favorite things to make in the Summer is quiche with broccoli from the garden and eggs from our chickens. I just made two of these for a baby shower brunch last weekend and they were a big hit. The secret is the homemade crust and the farm fresh eggs. Also, to avoid cow’s milk dairy, I make…