cannes coverup & tunic pattern

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Sewing Club!
Remember last month when I shared about my dear friend Kelly’s Sew What Pattern Club genius?

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!Well I am over the moon to be this month’s featured designer.

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!Of course, with our current all-seasons-are-beach-weather set up, a swim suit coverup was my natural pattern choice. Luckily, for those of you who are heading into fall, one of the variations of this little gem is a fully lined, and extra adorable, tunic (pictures of the tunic version here).

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!Win-win.

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!And just take in the darling-ness.

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!Which I should mention, Piper loves. This is notable, because sister is a bit, ahem, picky in her pronouncements of approval.

the cannes pattern- a coverup and tunic pattern for the Sew What Pattern Club!Head on over to the Sew What Club to sign up for this month’s patterns (yep, there are two!).

accidentally unplugged

cannes pattern preview

I always imagine that being unplugged from all internet and cell service and media for a little while would be refreshing and wonderful- filled with iced coffee topped with sprinkles. And hammocks. But when our island was entirely cut off from the outside world and plunged unexpectedly to a few weeks of forced unplugged-ness, it […]

easiest ever DIY bar cart

easiest ever DIY bar cart

Guys, I haven’t been this excited for a project in a long time. It started back in Denver, when I bought a bar cart to use for all of the parties, and then promptly put it in storage (ugh!). But not before I’d fallen in love. Bar carts, y’all- so versatile. Naturally, a DIY bar […]

rainbow fruit lemonade

rainbow_fruit_layered_lemonade

I will be honest- this rainbow fruit layered lemonade mostly came to be because dragon fruit is back in season here in Saipan. And we keep seeing pink ones (at the grocery store, they sell some dragon fruit already halved, so there is no ‘which center color am I getting’ dilemma)! And, seriously, what is […]

the sew what club!

sew what pattern club

Friends, I’m so excited for today! Because today my dear friend and ohmygoodness talented sewist, Kelly from Sewing In No Mans Land, is launching the Sew What Pattern Club! Coming from a girl who easily gets stuck in a sewing rut, but buys fabric like it’s her job (discovering fabric stores that ship to Saipan […]

easy linen dress

easy reversible linen dress

School has officially been out for two weeks here in Saipan and I can pretty much sum up our summer so far in three points- 1. Beaches/Hikes to Beaches 2. Pools 3. Summer Reading Program. In other words, we love summer. Not that it hasn’t been an adjustment, nor has it been all sugar plums […]

homemade coconut key lime sugar scrub

the perfect compliment to a DIY pedicure- homemade coconut key lime sugar scrub (bonus- it smells like summer in a jar!)

Y’all know that summer is my very favorite. Ice cream! And grilled pizza! And swimming pools! And sundresses! And sandals! Living in the land of perpetual summer means that I’m pretty much a DIY pedicure expert. My key ingredient- homemade sugar scrub. And this coconut lime one is pretty much summer in a jar (what could […]

bright & modern pirate birthday party

bright and modern birthday party ideas- pirates & pajamas themed party

Although I anticipated several consecutive years of Lego birthday parties, our proximity to the beach wooed Burke toward buried treasure and pirate patches this year. Black and white with pops of color made a bright backdrop for a “Pirates & Pajamas” party. Brunch was Burke’s birthday party meal of choice. His requests were Voodoo donuts […]

our favorite chocolate chip cookies

our favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe- these are perfection!

These chocolate chip cookies are the definition of comfort food. Our mom wasn’t huge on baking (ok, mostly she wasn’t, and still isn’t, huge on sugar consumption), but I loved making these chocolate chip cookies with her. And now I make them with my kiddos and they love them. I love it. And I love […]