As some of you know, I turned 27 last week. I planned on writing a little birthday post about my life and updates and all that… but sometimes those get a little depressing, so instead I’ll show you some fun photos of my birthday brunch party.

The funny thing is… I knew I was going to write this post, as well as a post for the Cafe Pierrot Blog about breakfast brunches/ catering…. but I didn’t really take that many photos :/ Oh well. Here’s the best I could do.

It was so fun, and my friends bought me such cute gifts. Seriously a fun day sitting in the sun and chatting with these ladies. I definitely want to plan more throughout the year. Maybe once a month? I do love brunch….

One of my friends bought me the CUTEST mini party hat from francesca’s…. and here I am posing with the French Toast haha. So yummy! We ended up only having around 10 people at the party, so there was a lot of yummy food 🙂 View Post


Sometimes my life looks like an episode of This Old House. Our little lake house has some amazing views, and we love the location. But since it was built in the 1920s as a summer cottage, we definitely have some work to do. While the chestnut trim around every door and window adds character, we do not enjoy the un-insulated plaster walls.

To be honest, by the time this blog post goes live, the renovation should be in the AFTER stage. In that post, I’ll post a video of the progress. I decided not to edit the photos below… because I didn’t feel like it.

You might think our bathroom LOOKS fine when you go through these photos. Let me tell you the unfortunate realities:

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This was actually a Christmas gift for my Grandma, but since it was a spring print, I waited to share until now 🙂

I used a really great Jelly Roll quilt pattern from the book Jelly Roll Quilts called Garden Trellis. This is a new favorite pattern, because it came together really quickly and looks more complicated than it actually is! Because I really wanted the corners to actually be perfect this time, I did all the trimming on each block 😛

trimmings from the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by View Post


I love the Marthe Blouse, but last time I decided the size was too large. This time, I made it a few sizes smaller, and now it might be a little too small. Anyway, I knew I wanted to make this pattern in velvet because of the velvet trend this year, and it looked like it would be a comfy option.

Marthe Blouse in Velvet

Marte Blouse in burnt velvet from joann's fabric by MostlySewing

Can we talk about how this fabric is so beautiful?? Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pics while I was in church, playing violin, or at family dinner…. So we’re stuck with only these dress form pics in front of my pretty Christmas tree (don’t worry, I have officially taken down my Christmas Tree).

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