I’m Tina and I’m the writer of this little blog.
I love Jesus, my family, my friends, handmade stuff, flip flops, monograms, sweet iced tea, lip gloss, running and traveling.
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 12 years.
The first time he asked me out, I was 15 and he was 16.
He called me up and said, "I was wondering if you wanted to go to winter formal?"
I said, "Yeah, I would."
Then he said, "Umm, I mean with me."
Seven years later, I married him.
This is us.
This is Hannah.
She’s sweet and giggly and has amazing curls.
We call her Twinkle Toes, or Twinks for short.
My sister gave her that name when she was born and it stuck.
About three years ago, I started this blog to go along with my Etsy store.
I made hair bows, dresses and other custom/embroidered items for kids.
After a few orders, I decided that I just enjoyed sewing for my daughter, family and friends.
But I really liked the blog, so I kept it.
It’s where I share tutorials, sewing and craft projects.
I also journal about our everyday life - the silly, the sweet, and even the heartache.
Our little family just started the adventure of a lifetime. In the fall of 2011, we left our home in the US when my husband's company sent us to live as expats in the beautiful European country of Luxembourg.
We love Europe.
I've lost count, but I think we've made it to nine countries since we've lived here.
I'm going to miss this when we move back to the US.
Luxembourg is a tiny country. Yes, it is its own country.
It is not Germany.
Although they speak German. And French.
But mostly French.
When we moved here, I knew a total of four words in French.
Mais, j'apprends. But I'm learning.
Even if it's just enough to embarrass myself.