simple lives

Happy Thursday

I had much to be happy about today. The winds slowed from their former 60 mph speed to 20 mph. I won a paste paper giveaway and am excited beyond words. (Read about Lark Crafts (inspiring ideas. giveaway¬†here. And visit Maurer’s site. It’s fascinating.) The sun stayed out for a…

The future of baggies

I’ve seen cloth snack and sandwich bags for a couple years now, but haven’t made the dive into using them. Until I saw this helpful review at Kitchen Stewardship. I really like the thought of the Wrap-n-Mat. We use cloth placemats and napkins already when picnicking because they don’t blow…

Flannel it is

I chose to work with my stash and make the flannel comforter that I planned on making months ago. I didn’t get all the fabrics in this shot. There are more than what you see here, including a blue camouflage, two dark pink prints, a pastel baby grid pattern, and…