Thank You, Delivery Workers! <3

I saw this somewhere, and the idea touched my heart. I wanted to thank those who were working so hard during this holiday season to bring us our packages. Every time I go outside, find a package, and see a missing treat, it feels like Santa has taken a bite out the Christmas cookies we left for him! It’s a … Read More

Christmas Gifts for Children with Special Needs

This is a toughie. It can be downright hard, because there are so many emotions tied up with the holidays. We have expectations. Christmas is supposed to be a time where we express our love and gifts are a way we do that. What if the child, who has special needs, doesn’t like their gift? What if they don’t play … Read More

2017’s More Realistic Holiday Newsletter

After reading a few glowing family newsletters, I am more inspired than ever to continue the tradition of the Yardley’s More Realistic Holiday Newsletter. If you ever wanted to see how we really live, this is the way to do it. And here we go! 2017 started with a bang and ended with a whimper. LUKE travels constantly for work, … Read More

Light the World: 25 Days of Service

The LDS church has started its 2017 #LightTheWorld campaign! The idea is to spread kindness and joy in the days leading up to Christmas. We’ll focus on adding light to the holidays. Each service can be as grand or as simple as you desire, and every little act counts. <3 It has been such a harsh year, but I know … Read More

Happy Miss Murder

I was asked to show a picture of myself where I was truly happy, and I chose this one. It was a Sunday. I wore a red dress to church, and I came home to be with my family, whom I love more than life. I have glittery walls in my bedroom and an original The Last Unicorn movie poster … Read More

My Favorite Picture of Me ‘n’ My Dad

I’d say I was maybe six or seven in this photo. We were at the elementary school with my little brother. He was riding his bicycle and I was rollerskating. This is just chock full of 1980s goodness. Also, I was a pretty feral kid and it shows. Love you, Dad!

My Labyrinth Baby Quilt!

You remind me of the Babe. My Angry Ginger had one of the cutest babies in the whole entire world, and I’m not saying that because I’m her friend. I know a darling babe when I see one. Her nursery is decorated in Labyrinth, because her parents are insanely awesome and geeky. So I made what I think is my … Read More

The Sweet Agony Of This Adorable Quilt Block.

It’s seriously the most darling quilt block, but perhaps not for beginners. I’m a beginner. Oh, isn’t this first little stripe cute? Sure is! Now make 60 of them. Anyway, I ended up with a darling little lap quilt that I was really proud of. And I promply gave it to my cat. Because it was my first block quilt … Read More