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Liz McLaughlin
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Floral and Fawn Nursery
Welcome to my baby girl's nursery! Literally, within a day of finding out I was having a girl I already knew exactly what I wanted her nursery to look and feel like. I had to show you this screenshot of my nursery inspiration.  Clearly I did not sleep the n...

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5 maternity outfits for $20
I can think of no other time in my life when I A) Desperately want to save money and B) Need a completely new and temporary wardrobe. And this amazing time is PREGNANCY. I hope this post is an encouragement to any fellow penny pinches because I just got fiv...

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Completed Felt Quiet Book
  I had the privilege of making the daughter, of one of my best friends, a felt book for her fourth birthday. It could not have made me happier watching her open it and seeing her play with each page over and over again! I chose this cover because the birth...

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New Year New Resolution
At the beginning of 2016 I had the ambitious goal of making or altering all of my clothes, with the exception of socks and undies because...really. It's crazy how close I came to this goal. I gained oodles of valuable sewing skills and (hopefully) learned f...

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#49 Maternity Pattern Hack-times TWO
It's been my goal to have a hand made or thrifted maternity wardrobe. For one, I love the challenge and learning that comes with sewing. And two, I value being frugal and saving money when I can. I've mostly accomplished this goal so far. And I am okay with...

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#48 Romp around the Rockies
Rompers are cute. They are darling. They are an easy outfit. Ask any tall girl. WE CAN'T WEAR THEM. Until now.  This is the Hey June Patterns Sanibel romper (or Sanibel dress). This pattern was a joy to make. I don't know if it's because I've wanted a rompe...

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#47 My Favorite Shorts - Chi-Town Chinos Round 2
My first pair of Chi-Town Chinos ? Lots of learning! My second pair? So much fun! His face! So cute I died a little. I love when I get the chance to redo a pattern because I get to really enjoy it rather than be worried I'll mess something up. Making these ...

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#46 Succeed at activewear Jalie Cora leggings
I love being active and I love activewear. I've made these Jalie Cora leggings before and I knew I'd make another pair. This was the only bit of this type of fabric in the entire store. Yes, I checked. I found this fabric in the remnant section at a local V...

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#45 How to Make Felt Succulents
My most recent kill?  A rainbow ucaliptus my sister nursed to life. I set it next to the window for some photosynthetic fun and it got frostbite...and bit it. I can't be trusted with plants. Even the promised to be "unkillable" clovers! My mother-in-law sai...

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#44 'I do' upcycle the 1950's
I had the sweet privilege of going to a retro themed wedding this weekend. 'I do' enjoy a good upcycle, 1950's style. So this dress was actually made from two different thrift store dresses. The top half of my dress came from a very tight and very short dre...
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