Merry Christmas & Santa Photos 2015

The Best Toddler Santa Photo

Just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas! This is the card we ended up choosing from Minted this year. I could not be happier with how they turned out. Of course the photos from our amazing photographer also helped make this card amazing. … [Read more...]

DIY Network Premiere – Building Off the Grid Alaska Range


I just wanted to pop in today to share with you that my friends Ana & Jacob White from have a show premiering tonight on the DIY Network! Tonight, Tuesday Dec 15 at 10PM EST.  It's titled "Building Off the Grid Alaska Range" and follows Ana and her husband, Jacob,  as they build a cabin in remote Alaska. We don't get the DIY Network, but I have my mother in-law DVRing it for us so we can watch later this week! I'm so proud to call her a friend and can't wait to watch the … [Read more...]

Moving Announcements with Minted

ink moving announcement message

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Minted. I was paid in the form of product. As always all opinions are my own.  We've officially moved in, and now its time to spread the word to our family and friends that we've moved and we have a new address. Of course, the first place I turned was Minted. They have the highest quality of printed goods, and I used them for all my custom card printing needs from holiday cards to first birthday invites. They are my go-to source. So, today I'm here … [Read more...]


home for sale

We officially sold our first house today. It's a bittersweet day that's for sure!! Over the past 6 years (5 years and 11 months but who's counting) we've spent countless hours making our house into a home. We've kept the news quiet because we wanted to make sure everything with the sale of the house went through. So here is the back story of how / why we sold our current home. … [Read more...]

VOTE Now! Cricut Design Space Star Top 10 – Round 5!

Round 5 - Top 10

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! For once, I was able to unplug for a few days and just enjoy them moment with family. I think everyone needs to do that every once in a while. As I was catching up on email and what not this morning I learned that our Santa's Cookies and Milk Placemat made the top 10 for the last round of the Cricut Design Space™ Star!!!! You might remember back in August, our Paper Fish Nursery Decor made the top 10 for the first round of Cricut Design Space Star. So … [Read more...]

Vote for Us — The Next Cricut Design Space Star!

Cricut Design Space Round 1

  I was planning to share another video content series post with you today, but things changed when I found out yesterday afternoon that my  paper fish nursery decor was chosen in the top 10 for the first round of Cricut Design Space Star! Each month, Cricut is giving our teams a new theme and its up to us to come up with a new project.  They are in search of the next Cricut Design Space Star whose project will be featured in the Cricut Design Space! Our theme for July just so … [Read more...]

Happy Easter from Our Family to Yours!

Happy Easter - Easter Bunny Newborn Photo

  We just wanted to pop on and wish everyone a very Happy Easter! Yes, that is our son (still so odd for me to write and say that even three weeks in), Ryder. Our little Easter bunny! Even though he doesn't sleep much and is already eating us (ok maybe me) out of house and home, we adore him and love him to pieces. I think I mentioned it in our announcement post, but two weekends ago, we spent the day with the amazingly talented, Christy Buonomo Photography, shooting newborn … [Read more...]

Introducing the Next Generation of Sew Woodsy…

Introducing the next generation of Sew Woodsy, Ryder Thomas.

(photo by Christy Buonomo Photography) I'm sure you've noticed that we've had a lot of guest bloggers around here lately. After 22 hours of labor (ultimately ending in c-section), our son, Ryder Thomas, finally arrived (3 days late) on Saturday, March 29 at 6:55 p.m. I will share my full birth story in the coming weeks, but for now I just wanted to share an abbreviated story and a few pictures! Us right after Ryder was born. Don't you just love the temperature sticker on my forehead? I had … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Cricut Explore™

Everything You Need to know About the new Cricut Explore #ExploreCricut

It's been a little quiet around here the past few days, sorry for that. But I have a fantastic reason for it... if you follow me on Instagram you know exactly what I've been up to. I was in Salt Lake City, Utah for the product launch of the brand new Cricut Explore™! You guy's know that I've been a Cricut user for years, so when they invited me out for this  launch I was over the moon. Of course, the first thing I did was calculate how many weeks I would be since the cut off for flying is 34 … [Read more...]

Black Friday Cricut Deals

Cricut Black Friday Blogger Bundle from

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did--although busy, it was delicious and spent with lots of family! We use to go out shopping on Black Friday, but over the past few years unless there is something we absolutely need we don't bother in going out any more.  We did; however, go out this morning to WoodCraft and the Sewing Studio. Jon bought himself a new Dust Air Cleaner and I bought a much needed sewing/embroidery machine and a serger (and all the embroidery supplies I'll need … [Read more...]