A twist on a classic: cranberry cake made with Greek yogurt

Our family has a wonderful cranberry cake recipe that’s been passed down for generations.  I remember my mom making it growing up – I loved how the sweet icing complimented the slightly bitter taste of the cranberry sauce.  It’s the perfect combination. Yum! I’ve adopted many of the recipes my mom cooked every year at…

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Healthy Berry Swirl Greek Yogurt Popsicles!

Nothing is more “summer” than popsicles.  Who doesn’t remember sitting outside on a warm, summer afternoon eating a popsicle to cool down after a loooong day of playing?  I certainly do. Two summers ago I was inspired to make my own popsicles, so I purchased this popsicle maker.  I tried making some once and they…

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sewing projects & pattern reviews

Handmade diaper bag made with Spoonflower linen-cotton canvas

Diaper Bag Sewing Pattern Review

This is hands-down my favorite completed project – ever.  When I finished it (at around 12:30am) I sat and stared at it in wonder with weary, but content eyes.   This was not my first go with the FANTASTIC Lola Bean Diaper Bag Pattern from Sew Much Ado.  I used it about two years ago to…

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Supertote Pattern Review | hemming Birds Create

Handmade Birthdays: Two Super Totes (pattern by Noodlehead!)

We’ve been following Anna’s blog for a few years now; she’s a wonderfully talented and creative mamma (to two adorable little girls) who has designed some pretty fantastic patterns.  One of the first online tutorials I ever followed was her gathered clutch tutorial (here is a picture of one I made). My parents both love…

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reversible half apron, bridal shower gift | hemming birds create

Half apron for the bride-to-be

I made an apron!  And I absolutely LOVE it! While I loved all of the wonderful gifts I received at my bridal shower I’ll never forget how excited I was when I saw the handmade reversible half-apron from one of my husband’s friends.  Not only did I adore the design but it also meant so much…

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