A Glitter Volcano, Latest Sewing Project, and Garden Progress

I finished sewing a shirt for Sadie… and she hated it.

Toddler shirt made from button up shirt

I had an old button-up shirt that I cut, used the collar to make a little ribbon detail on the front, and sewed together to make her a shirt that buttons up in the back. I finished it, gave her a bath, and put it on her and she instantly cried and tried to take it off, LOL. It totally reminded me of the story I shared at the bottom of this post a few years ago.

Needless to say, she didn’t end up wearing it and I didn’t get any pictures of her in it. Maybe we’ll try having her put it on again today 😉

Our garden is making a lot of progress! Here’s what it looked like when we planted it in May.

Fruit and vegetable garden

Here’s what it looked like yesterday, June 17th. 

Vegetable and fruit garden

Everything is growing really well! I’ve harvested romaine lettuce twice, arugula and micro greens every few days, and we have tomatoes coming in. I think we will be seeing squash and zucchini very soon, too! 

Have you ever made the classic volcano science experiment with a combo of vinegar and baking soda? I decided to do it with Sadie with the addition of glitter! I took a video, so you can watch it as long as you ignore my lovely outfit of neon yellow shorts and a bright pink shirt. I also realized Sadie is hearing her infamous “mermaid” skort!

She seemed like she enjoyed our little experiment but I don’t think I would use glitter again. That was definitely the mess of the day. I think there will forever be glitter on our back patio and yard. Fun memories! 

Do you have any fun memories with science experiments?

If you have a garden, how is it doing?

Happy Box, Back to the Park, and Snuggles

The best kind of days start out with snuggles on the couch.

Toddler and husky snuggling on couch

Most parks in Pittsburgh have reopened while following social distancing guidelines and man did it feel good to take Sadie to the park last night!

I think she forgot what a park even was. She kept saying “oh!” and smiling at everything. 

Toddler on swing

Toddler smiling at park

I did something else I haven’t done in a while last night. I baked a pan of cornbread!

We all chowed on that for dinner along with barbecue chicken and vegetables. 


I am very pleased to report that Sadie liked the cornbread. I wonder if she will have my level of love for cornbread as she grows up, haha. 

Speaking of levels, Jimmy said I reached level 200 of motherhood because Sadie handed me a booger in the car on the way home from the park. How many levels of motherhood are there? I think us moms should come up with a scale of mom-type things that happen at each level 😉

Sadie spent a few minutes relaxing in our fire pit once we got home from the park. 

Toddler playing in fire pit

In other news, I have dubbed my little box of thread as my happy box. Every time I pull out my needle and thread, I am in my happy zone. I’m currently working on a shirt for Sadie and can’t wait to see how it comes out! 

Box of thread

Are you currently working on any projects?

Do you like cornbread?