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I’m realizing more and more than this holds true for my life and well-being of my family’s lives. I understand that cleaning while having a child is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos, but I won’t give up! I’ve learned that if I keep the kitchen island and the entry console clean, I’m ok with clutter. Laundry, dishes piled in the sink and toys strewn can all wait until after Soph’s in bed or even the next day. Find your ‘spot’ that you need to tidy and stay cleared of clutter to keep your sanity. I’d love to know where your ‘spot’ is or if you’ve ever brushed your teeth while eating Oreos.

March Goals

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Hello and happy almost-spring! March is always exciting because it means that the snow will start melting soon (although we just got 10 inches dumped on us yesterday, so it may take a while.) We’re not letting the snow slow us down though! We took Soph swimming at the pool yesterday and went sledding today. Keeping busy helps make the winter go by faster!

Before digging into my March goals, let’s see how I did on my February goals. We’ve been really enjoying ourselves at Montessori this past month. [Read more…]

Let’s DIY

Hello and happiest of Fridays to you! This week’s Let’s DIY was super tough because there were so many amazing projects! Not only would I love every one of these for myself, but I think all of these would make great gifts!

Here are my favorite DIY crafts from this past week: [Read more…]

100 Year Old Man (Discussion)

Hello book worms! I’m excited to hear what you thought about our February book selection: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.  Did you get a chance to read it? I gave it a 3/5 stars. I’ve got 3 questions below, and Lisa’s got 3 as well over on her blog. Feel free to discuss any or all of the questions in the comment section or link-up your post at the bottom. Lisa and I are sharing the same link-up, so you don’t have to enter on both blogs. The linky will close in a week. Alright, let’s get started!

I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, which is why I gave the book such a low score. I did love the writing style and how the events intertwined throughout the book to make a complete puzzle in the end. I thought the characters were well developed and intriguing which kept me reading. [Read more…]

DIY Sewing Machine Cover

Hello and welcome to Sewing with Shelly! I’m about as novice as one can get when it comes to sewing. I can do a straight stitch all day long but ask me to do a button hole, pleats or embroidery and I’ll go straight to YouTube. That’s why I loved this simple diy sewing machine cover. Straight stitching and hot glue all day baby!

diy sewing machine cover
I’m not sure what compelled me to make a sewing machine cover because it is always hidden in a closet. I’m pretty sure it’s because I wanted to make something with that precious pink pom pom trim and my friend Pinterest lead me to this darling cover for my sewing machine. [Read more…]

Let’s DIY

Hello lovely readers! Is anyone else plain ole exhausted from this week? The lil bean has been in rare form all week (possibly teething) and I had to resort to ice cream last night to unwind (I’m not a wine girl and Whole30 is now starting next Monday). I am very thankful the sun was shining and our whole family was healthy! I seriously want to get on these crafts this week but I think I’ll be doing some heavy purge/organizational projects for the #40bagsin40days challenge we’re doing.


Here were my favorites from this past week: [Read more…]

40 Hardcore Days

Hello friends! I know a lot of people are starting lent soon, meaning less chocolate and alcohol consumption. I’m not Catholic but I will be on the 40 day schedule that lent keeps starting Feb. 18th (yesterday). I’m not going to lie, this 40 days isn’t spiritual, it’s just to get my booty in gear to do stuff that I’ve been struggling to do lately.


I will be participating in the #40bagsin40days challenge that has been going on for years! I’ve seen it the past couple years but haven’t felt the need to [Read more…]

Project Life Organization

Hello and good morning to you! As I sit here with Sesame Street on in the background, I long for warmer weather so we can play outside! Anyone else have cabin fever? Having a non-stop toddler has made this winter seem longer than normal, that’s for sure. While we’re stuck indoors, I’ve been lucky enough to do indoor activities that I often don’t make time for once it’s nice outside.


Memory keeping is one of those tasks for me that can be fun but also seems necessary. [Read more…]