DSC_0421Hi, I’m Jess. :)

I am a daughter of the Father, trying to live a life that seeks His heart and purposes.

I love my husband, and he’s my favorite person to hang out with.

I have the four most adorable boys ever in life. Ever.

coastal craze baggies and lazy days romper

I have a love-hate relationship with naptime. I love when they nap… I hate when they don’t.

I love to create… sewing and cooking are usually where I spend most of my time.  Occasionally I dabble in other things.  When I find the time, energy, or motivation to do any of these, my day is happier. The little people in my house love to create too… usually messes, but I find that creativity is messy sometimes, so we go with it. ;)

I try to make things that are practical for my family – things we will really use.  The faster and cheaper the project, the better. I love fabric, but I hate spending a lot of money on it. I don’t think of myself as a fabric hoarder, but my husband might give a different answer. So maybe don’t ask him…

I love thrifting. Love, love, LOVE it. I get a thrill out of creating new life out of something discarded. Upcycling can sometimes give you the best fabrics – things you wouldn’t be able to buy otherwise. It’s also less wasteful and cheaper, which I happen to love. And I get ridiculously excited when i find vintage sewing notions or fabric.


I used to get paid to teach other people’s kiddos.  Now I get paid in kisses by my own, and it’s pretty much the best job I’ve ever had.

I am homeschooling my littles.  I never thought I would say that. We’re just beginning this journey, and I couldn’t be happier about where God has our family right now. My goal in homeschooling goes beyond teaching my kids to read. More than anything I want my kids to learn about things that really interest them, have large chunks of their day to be creative, and have a lot of unstructured play time.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a little bit “crunchy,” as they say. We cloth diaper [partly because I’ve had one or TWO kids in diapers for over six years] and use cloth napkins and reusable bags and all that. I try really hard to  feed my family whole, real foods – the fewer processed foods the better. But I also unashamedly feed my kids frozen chicken nuggets. We don’t eat 100% organic, but as much as we can afford. I truly believe that any step you take in this area of your life makes a difference.

I usually have at least two books that I’m reading. If I get really engrossed in a book, you definitely don’t want to come over to my house – it will be a disaster. But who am I kidding, I have four kids, so it’s probably like that anyway.

I love a good conversation, a good mocha, and a comfy chair.  Especially all together.

I’d love to get to know you too! Leave me a comment or click over here to find a way to connect with me!



  1. Just stumbled upon your blog looking for sewing patterns (you posted on mellysews.com a few years ago). I’m just getting back into sewing after a few years break. Just wanted to say hello and that I added your blog to my RSS feed. I’m looking forward to sharing my projects on my blog as well.

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