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southern island life

Hey everybody!  I have been practicing my photography lately and I wanted to share with you a little of my life.  I live in a beautiful place with lots of creature spotting to keep us entertained.  We honestly never know what we might see moseying by us.  I have included some recent pictures and a […]

turn of the cable tv like the Amish

I never wanted to be one of those parents who let the T.V. be the babysitter and for the past year or so I had been kicking around the idea of turning of the cable T.V.  Gasp.  What?  On purpose?  Yes. Somehow, although we started out pretty moderate in my T.V. time allowance for the […]

Valentines Day Outfit with Organic Strawberry Leggings and a Patchwork Heart T-shirt. Made by Coral & Co. (14 of 14)

What do you want for Valentines Day?  Strawberries of course!!! Ok, so we are past Valentines Day but I love these strawberries so much and the photo’s were already shot so of course I had to show! Yay, for knot headbands.  Paired with the strawberries it gives Ava a little more of a girly look […]

Sewing Inspiration

Shabby Chic Betty Skirt by Coral and Co.

More Tutorials


Serging with Cuddle Minky

When a friend of mine called me last week to ask how in the world she was supposed to get minky to behave in the serger, she reminded the Cuddle Minky has a different set of rules in the serger then in the sewing machine.  I like to think of minky as having the properties […]


Simple Duvet Cover Tutorial

   How to Sew a DUVET COVER What you’ll need: ~For a TWIN (72×90 in.) duvet you’ll need  10 Yards of fabric.  5 yards for the front and 5 for the back.  You’ll have to trim 8 inches off of each side.  You’ll see what i mean….. ~For a FULL or QUEEN (88×90 in.)  you’ll need […]


Minky Toddler + Crib Sheet Tutorial

Everybody loves Minky, especially in the winter to keep nice and warm!  I am sharing a Minky Crib + Toddler Sheet tutorial today.  I started this tutorial over a year ago and never shared it (I have no idea why), but I thought it was still be fun!  I prefer to sew minky with a zig […]