Fantasia Pattern + Aurifloss

I’m interrupting this week’s Purse Palooza posts to tell you about a couple of new products that I have in my pattern shop. I have a new embroidery pattern out, which coordinates with my Fantasia fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics. Fantasia Embroidery contains...more

Telling My Story

I was up at 5:45 a.m....more

Poorly timed OOTD

My outfit photo timing has been off lately. I wind up either missing (the ever decreasing) daylight hours entirely or being met with uncooperative rainy weather. I've been such a scatterbrain lately and also misplaced my camera for a week ....more


We had a lot of fun in London, but I would have to say that out of all the places we went, London was the least kid friendly. Most of the underground stations don't have elevators. And the city is so spread out, it takes so much time just getting from one place to another ....more

Grace at Home No. 126

Welcome to the Grace at Home party! ...more

Cocoa vs. Chocolate - When a casual conversation goes terribly wrong

For clarification purposes, let me start out by explaining that I started referring to naked aerobics between folks as "swirling the cocoa" or "sharing the cocoa" or "stirring the cocoa" (basically all verbiage involving making and partaking of cocoa) a few years back. I can't remember why. I had a good reason at the time and then it kind of became a thing: Cuddle cocoa, pity cocoa, hot and bubbly cocoa vs ....more

Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup with warming spices.

This Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup is a delicious and easy-to-make soup that is warming and soothing for fall.Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

goodbye Phnom Penh, hello Siem Reap…and Angkor Wat!

Randomness from Phnom Penh:Cambodian roadways are pretty nutty.Here’s a giant truck that decided to stop and do some work in front of us on this one-lane highway.The Russian Market:Our car ride one day when we could only get one van:Love those great people. And I love Cambodian swirly writing.After all that, we packed up and headed to Siem Reap.ANGKOR WAT awaited....more

Chandelier Takes One for the Team {Kitchen}

At one point I loved our kitchen chandelier. ...more

My secret project... revealed!

Things have been quiet around here lately. You'd be forgiven for thinking I was on vacay somewhere hot and sunny, swinging in a hammock with a cute little umbrella drink. Truth is, I've been working like a crazy person behind the scenes.Soooo.... ....more