I hate that I haven’t been sewing lately, but I have been accomplishing other projects. My mother in law has transformed her backyard into an oasis of fun in the very short time she’s been in her new house. This inspired me to whip our own backyard into a more useable, enjoyable place. First things… Read More
For his 8th birthday, my sweet son wanted to have a food drive. So we sent out invites asking friends to bring a few bucks for a present and a food item for the food pantry. I wasn’t sure how he would feel not having a pile of presents to open like at every other… Read More
Working on some goodies for my son’s 8th birthday. He wanted skylanders, but we’re doing a party at a place that provides everything (food, plates, napkins, etc.), so there aren’t so many opportunities for decorations. Also, he doesn’t like regular cake, so I’ve got to somehow turn a pumpkin bundt cake into a skylanders cake?!… Read More
We had a great Halloween party with the neighbors. Flat-bed trailer with hay, Thriller on the stereo, at least 20 kids and 1000’s of pieces of candy! Here’s this year’s handmade costume. I took an XS ladies’ sweat suit from Old Navy, cut it way down and embellished. Introducing the Lego Ninjago Green Ninja –… Read More
We’re finally hitting a groove around here. My boy has been in first grade for a few weeks now – our schedules are starting to mellow out and become common place. I’ve been working out! (Seriously, this is big news.) Not just working out, but working out 4 days a week with some consistency. I’m… Read More
I just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and I’m giving it 5 stars out of 5. I listened to the unabridged audiobook, narrated by Wil Wheaton. Here are the pros – it’s a wonderfully creative 80’s nerd fest and I loved almost every minute of it. I’m proud to say I think I understood… Read More
I’ll be hosting a Mad Men Premiere House Party right here on Snippets and Blabbery. Join us March 25 at 7 pm CT for drinks and socializing, and season five kicks of at 8 pm CT. To get the fun started, head over to Netflix. Seasons 1-4 are streaming now on Watch Instantly. I plan… Read More
I got to do some sewing this weekend (thanks, honey!). My neighbor has four of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen – two boys, two girls. She asked me if I could make them some coordinating outfits for a picture, and mentioned pillow case dresses she’s seen all over the interwebs. I looked all around… Read More
In my excitement to put a button about QuiltCon on my blog, I somehow have deleted half my sidebar. BUMMER. Anyway, look what’s coming…to Austin! Be there or be square! Very, very exciting news. New sidebar coming soon.
IMG_3874, originally uploaded by Beaty Family Fun. I’m pretty sure our plants are all confused around here…my hibiscus are still budding, the trees are just now losing their leaves. Warm winters make for crazy plant life! But we’re enjoying all the color.