Monday, July 28, 2014

Old Fort MacArthur Days 2014

It's that time of year again, our big reenactment event with the public time!  Old For MacArthur Days was Ben and my 1st reenactment 5 years ago, so I guess you could say it was our reenacting anniversary!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Tour Summer 2014

Welcome to our summer house tour!  In the last house tour we were barely settling in, now we're nice and cozy in our new home!  Come on in!

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Colonial Gown

The crazy lady that I am, I decided to start sewing a new gown for this weekend's event on Tuesday.


Here's the pattern and the new fabric.  I used the JP Ryan Robe Anglaise pattern view A.


Lucy enjoyed helping me.

By Friday morning this is how far I had gotten.

I can't believe I did it, I finished the gown by Friday afternoon before we left for the event.  There will be more pictures to come soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

June Garden Update

The garden is doing well.  We are actually able to eat the fruits of our labor!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Teddy's Toy Excavation

Teddy always seems to have a favorite toy, currently it is this crazy eyed duck that quacks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Visiting Ben's Gram in Connecticut 2014

As part of our trip we decided that we HAD to go visit Ben's Gram who lives up the coast in Connecticut.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg Visit 2014

One of the highlights of our East Coast trip was getting to spend a day in Colonial Williamsburg.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Washington D.C. Trip 2014

Ben and I recently got back from a trip to our nation's capitol.  We went back there for a very special wedding and then the trip turned into an actual vacation with some time for visiting family too!  I'm going to break our trip up into four separate posts for each location we went to.  Upon arrival in D.C. we went out to dinner with our fabulous friends Ann and Asha and then of course had to go see the White House, the afternoon light made it glow.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Creating a Garden for Grandma

For Mother's Day I wanted to create something special for my Grandma.  She means so much to me and I wanted her to feel cherished.  I started describing to Ben my intentions of creating something small that could fit in her little apartment, but something that would be meaningful.  He came up with the great idea of making a miniature garden!  And here it is!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Quinoa Salad Recipe

At Costco they sell a delicious Quinoa Salad for around $8; I decided to try my hand at making it myself and it couldn't be easier and cheaper too!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Our Easter 2014

We had a wonderful Easter celebration this year with both mine and Ben's sides of the family all together for the first time (since our wedding).

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Seder Dinner 2014

Our wonderful friend Rebekah invited us to attend her family Seder dinner.  She has a Jewish family background but the family are all strong Christians.  This was the most amazing and interesting evening, I learned so much about the Jewish heritage and how it does tie into Christianity!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Making the Swing

We decided the old tire swing was too tiresome to hold onto.  Literally, it was exhausting trying to swing on it.  That's why we took it down and in it's place built a nice traditional swing!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Faux Strawberries

The strawberries are beginning to ripen, but we're not the only one noticing!  The bird have been noticing too and having themselves a tasty little snack!  Well this wouldn't do so we needed a solution, some faux strawberries to trick those birdies.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Build an "L" Shaped Raised Garden Bed

With our huge backyard we had plenty of room to build our garden area.  We decided to build four "L" shaped raise garden beds, with future plans for a circular flower bed in the center.

Monday, April 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day & Sweaters

Every Tuesday night I am blessed to have some awesome friends come over to my house.  We crochet and knit sweaters to be donated through World Vision International for young children.  We've been working on them for quite a while but finally everyone was done and we're ready to send them off!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fruit and Pudding Parfait Recipe

I knew going into the baby shower that not everyone would want to eat a cupcake, so I wanted to have a healthy dessert option for those who were thus inclined.  Enter my version of a fruit parfait!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekend Recap 3-31-14

This weekend we were super busy around the house again, taking care of the regular stuff and also working on fun projects.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jungle Table Setting

This awesome table setting was a combination of efforts between my friend Jen and myself.  Together I think we totally rocked it the look we were going for - Lion King in the Jungle!
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