Family Happenings

Summertime 2016

I’d have to say that I’ve had the best summer ever! Family and friends and so many good times were had, I am truly blessed! And although it’s GORGEOUS this fall time, I can’t help but look forward to next summer to do it all again! Here’s some of my favorite pictures- be sure to watch it in HD and full screen ❤

Music Credit- Summertime by DJ Jazzy & the Fresh Prince

App's & Drinks

DIY Cold Press Coffee

Cold press coffee lovers- making your own is so easy, so cheap and soooooo good! This past summer I made a batch every single week and loved having it on hand for guests who also enjoyed a good cold coffee during the day. If you’ve never tried it, it has a very smooth taste and does not cost near what they charge at the coffee shops! Continue reading “DIY Cold Press Coffee”

Quotes

Life after you lose a parent

Todays post is such a worthy read! This was written by a very dear friend and fellow graduate. Mike, thank you for letting me share this-something everyone needs to read. Continue reading “Life after you lose a parent”

Quilt Addiction

Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell

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My Godson Nate fell in love with the girl of his dreams and I could not have been more thrilled! Of course I was going to make them a wedding quilt!… for my Godson…. and I became very nervous, it had to be some kind of amazing. Continue reading “Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell”

The Art of Flipping

Cute as a Bug’s Ear… Flip #8-Chelsie & Ryan’s Renovation

I am over the moon excited today to feature my Daughter Chelsie’s very first post here on Mama Carp!

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After the new siding and windows were installed we stood back and were thrilled to see the exterior transformation of a house that needed some love. Yet, my dad still wasn’t impressed. It was missing something… shutters. He called me and explained in depth the importance of adding them to our home because it would make it, As cute as a bug’s ear. I’m still unsure of where he got that line from and have yet to actually see a bug’s ear… but if it is really as adorable as our little house became, then he is completely right. Four years later, every time that I drove into our driveway, this is what came to mind. Continue reading “Cute as a Bug’s Ear… Flip #8-Chelsie & Ryan’s Renovation”

Quilt Addiction

Sisters Scape

I am a quilter that loves batiks and paper piecing, so when I saw this gorgeous pattern by Valeri Wells I knew I had to make it. She designed it for their 2006 Sisters outdoor quilt show as a raffle quilt. It was inspired by the landscape around Sisters, Oregon. Pattern can be purchased through The Stitchen’ Post.

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Family Happenings

Life Is Good

Looking back at the last year I quickly assessed it as nothing that great until I went back a little more in depth and realized that it was in fact a spectacular year after all!

Craig and I traveled to Costa Rica and Charleston,SC and I captured some amazing pictures.


Continue reading “Life Is Good”