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The Little Firecracker

The Little Firecracker

There are so many things in life to be thankful for: good health, a roof over our heads, and friendship are among…

Enjoying the struggle

I love my kids especially this little guy. He is…

P Family Session: Wichita Family Photographer

I love visiting with my family because I get the…

Advice from a Singer Manual

I write a lot on my blog about sewing. I…

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Come What May

So I disappeared there for a while, but I’m back now. Last August I wrote about how B and I were finally open to the idea of a second child. I had made finally made peace with the last pregnancy and was overjoyed at the…

Wonky Nine Patch Quilt

At any given time I have about five projects going at once, which is a good thing, because I need to finish five projects in time for Christmas. The newest quilt I’m working on is my take on Oh, Franssons!’s wonky nine patch block. I…

An Easy Baby Quilt: 2 Charm Packs

For those mama’s out there intimidated by quilting, I’m here to tell you, “You can do it.” Now granted, when I started quilting it was a little bit of an investment because I went out and bought the rotary cutter, the cutting mat, the thread,…

What do I do with my hands?

I work in the most powerful city in the world, often referred to as the unofficial Capitol of the world. I’ve rubbed elbows with some of DC’s most powerful men and women, but while most up and comers would relish the chance to meet these…

Intergenerational Self: What the heck does that mean?

I love history, especially the history of my family. I read a column back in March that ran in the New York Times that really stuck with me. If you have time to read it, it’s worth the time. If not, the basic premise for…

I’m on Etsy…

I know, it’s been a little over a month since I took the plunge and launched my Etsy shop, but I thought I’d finally make an official announcement. My name is Alana and I’m on Etsy. There, it’s out there. I have been trying to…

Hold On: How to Get Through It

I have been absent for awhile. As you may know from my previous posts, my family has been dealing with a lot. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. But it seems like a lot of people we know are dealing with their own struggles…

Good news…

God is rich in his mercy. We heard good news from the ENT — the steroids Brandon is on seem to be working and the swelling in his neck is going down. If all things continue in this direction it looks as if the biopsy…