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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nursing Covers

Nursing Covers

Finishing at 38x31 I think they are the perfect size.  Available in our Etsy shop to match your sling, or just pick another fun print.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thoughts from a Foster Momma

being a foster mom

* She is not a Mother who has mastered the art of parenting her own children so well that she has decided to share her great knowledge with the world and take on parenting other people's children.

* She may or may not drive like a spy after visitation to avoid detection or being followed. 
(I'll leave that one up to you)

*She is not so organized that adding extra kids in the middle of the night (who have nothing) does not even rock her confidence.

*She is always ready to love a child in need.

*The court house is her least favorite place.

*She does not have any more hours in the day than anyone else.

*Her house is not always clean.

*She waits for the phone to ring for another placement, even though her home is already crazy; she knows their are so many children in need! 

*She is not a short order cook.

*She is on a first name basis with every therapist, ER doctor, and pharmacist in the area.

*Bust most of all, she feels called to make a difference. It's not always easy, buts in the words of Dr. Seuss....

Unless Someone Like You Cares a Whole Awful Lot - Dr. Seuss "The Lorax" Printable - Custom Colors Available

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sewing Again

I have had  a very long absence both in the blog world and the sewing world. I have taken the last year to really focus on my family. Adding a fourth a child has been both wonderful and world shattering all at the same time if you know what I mean. It took a little while to figure out how to balance everything. I am pretty sure that I am still not doing a great job; I  think I just found a happy place in the crazy. 

Our Etsy store is open again and I am very happy to announce that I have two new partners! Two amazing artists and friends are joining the Industrial Cottage team. Please keep watch as I will be introducting them and their products very soon.

A sneak peak  from my personal collection!

I also have a whole new line of slings that will be in the store in the next few weeks. All the fabric is in; I just have to get all the sewing done! Much easier said than done with a 2 year old! 

Photo bomb by 2 year old

So glad to be back!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog Stocking

Every once in a while I find my self returning to the same blog over and over again. My computer even knows where to go.. I just start typing and like magic it finishes the words for me! I know you all have sites like that. Well recently it has been a food blog. That is pretty remarkable for me; I don't really like to cook. 

This is what I made last night! It was amazing. I served it over sticky rice, and it was so good, we had it for lunch again today.

I have already made this soup twice! It is not the kids favorite, but my kids don't like black beans no matter how I fix them. I love it, and could eat it every day for lunch.

This one is also a keeper!

I really have not found anything on this site that I have not loved. The recipes are very easy to follow, and the ingredients are not crazy off the wall things. I also love that the calories, fat, fiber, and protein is all listed for each recipe.
Check it out, and have fun cooking!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I did a guest post for Sarah over at Life and Grace. She has been doing a series on how to help people in various stages of life. She asked me to write about fostering. She posted it on Wednesday Feb. 20th, and I totally forgot to mention it on my blog. I am terrible at networking! Please hop over and check out Sarah's blog. She is an amazing woman, mother, and friend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Elijah's Bed Part 2

My Wonderful husband notched the ladder rungs  for me.

We dismantled the old cabinet for parts, and turned it into a Lego building shelf and a desk.

The desk

We still have to add a little piece of rope to hold up the right corner of the Lego shelf.

This is what it looks like this morning. I have to paint it all out white. I will not paint the rolling storage bin. I want to make it look this one from Serena and Lily. 

Some of the fun stuff I found on a shopping trip for new bedding. The poor boy has not had new bedding since he was two! 

Unfortunately for him, I put one of the pillows on the couch and loved it! It will staying in the living room.. Back to the drawing board for the boy!:)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Elijah's Bed

Elijah turns 11 this month! Yikes! They get big fast. 
He has been wanting a loft bed for as long as I can remember. So, for his birthday we decided to build him one.

my inspiration picture


We do not have the wood detail..quite the opposite. I have a window right in the way!

I took a deep breath, got over my symmetry issues, ignored the window, took the old bed down, cleared the room, and swept the floor, all by...

Not to bad! And that was the end of my part. The boys took over from there.

More to come tomorrow.. He actually got to sleep on it the first night. It went together pretty fast. We are finishing the underneath desk parts today, and I still have to paint it out.