About

Hey, I’m Kylie.  Thanks for stopping by!

This is where I get to share little bits of my life with you, whether you’re a wife and mom, a homeschooler, a crafter, quilter or a newbie sewist (appears to be much cuter than sewer, doesn’t it?) there’s a little something here for you.

 

Our kids are ages (almost) 3, 4 and 5 and I’m currently 19 weeks pregnant.  Life is cray cray and we like it that way.  I began homeschooling my 5 year old last August and it just didn’t seem to work out.  We literally went through two curricula and I spent countless hours online trying to figure out why my smart and mature daughter didn’t seem to truly care one bit about most of her schooling.  I considered sending her to public school more than once and was prepared to tour the school that is in our district after a seriously hard week.  I knew I would be going against God’s calling for our family so I didn’t follow through, but then I went into full-fledged wingin’ it mode.  Hello disorganization.  Eventually I heard about Charlotte Mason and I’m currently reading For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay.  What a game changer.  The confusion and frustrations I have felt with the very public school-like ideals and curriculum I’ve encountered so far are fading away.  I’m not having anxiety about it anymore.  I finally have a real plan and can go about teaching my daughter in a way that actually works.  What a blessing.

Quilting, crafting and making messes is my thing.  I asked my husband to build me an 8 foot dining room farm table and guess what?  There’s currently no room to sit a plate.  (Technically I crammed a bunch of stuff and made room earlier but still).  Wool felt, a canvas Oakley (my daughter) and I painted this morning, paints, fabric, more fabric and a sewing machine.  The table decor is somewhere under there.  I go on streaks of keeping all my stuff in the basement and having actual dining space in my dining room and then BAM I have a creative outburst and people are wading through my creations.  The stairs are hard on my body (pregnancy number 5 here) so I guess I have an excuse for now.

I drive a mini van full of car seats and booster seats and I try and buckle the kids in fast so the door isn’t hanging wide open for long.  I’ll let you guess why.  My favorite outfit is a baggy pair of sweats and whatever loose t-shirt I can get my hands on.  (This is definitely my least glamorous pregnancy).  I do put on real clothes when I have to go in public, though, so that’s still a win.  I hope you like what you find here.  If you don’t… well, there are lots of other cool blogs out there.  Keep on searchin’.  There’s something out there for everyone.

Now go check out what’s new!

– Kylie