Hellooooo Fall! So excited for the crisp cold air, the gorgeous leaves and of course those beautiful pumpkins! Last Sunday I celebrated 4 years of my blog- Mama Carp & co!!. It’s pretty easy to remember the date and year since we launched it on my most favorite Mother in laws 90th birthday October 16th.… Continue reading The pumpkin Fairy 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 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… Continue reading Summertime 2016
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… Continue reading DIY Cold Press Coffee
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. Losing a parent by Mike Schmaus “I don’t think there’s anything that can prepare you to lose a parent. It’s a larger blow in adulthood… Continue reading Life after you lose a parent
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.
The following post is woven with love, words and pictures from a recent card and quilt sent to our beautiful Niece fighting an unexpected stage 4 cancer. This is Craig’s very first Niece and such an amazing doll! She and her wonderful husband Bill are National swing dance teachers and are loved and admired by… Continue reading My Dearest Shannon,
Here in Minnesota we loooove us some Paul Bunyan and Babe…
I am over the moon excited today to feature my Daughter Chelsie’s very first post here on Mama Carp! 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…… Continue reading Cute as a Bug’s Ear… Flip #8-Chelsie & Ryan’s Renovation
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… Continue reading Sisters Scape
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.