We girls recently had the happy opportunity to host a Valentine's Day luncheon for the ladies at our Church! Our Church is small on the people side, but big on the love side.
It was so fun to plan our menu. The main course was manicotti, French bread, and salad, with three different yummy desserts -- homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cream Wafers, and Creamy Strawberry Dessert.
Our pastor's wife supplied the drinks (raspberry lemonade and water). We decorated each place with a special party favor bag, complete with candy hearts, red & pink Hershey kisses, and York peppermint patties, all tied up with red and white twine.
We dipped into our Mom's vast (and gorgeous) collection of vintage tablecloths for all the tables, and borrowed her ruby red vase collection for all the flowers.
We had mood music on (of course). How is it that music softly playing in the background can make such a difference??
It was such a wonderful experience for us, and a great time was had by all! It's amazing how taking just a couple hours out of one Saturday to spend time with others can be so refreshing. We are already planning our next luncheon (picnic theme!), and can't wait.
So sorry for the silence around here. Apphia and I just got back from a wonderful week vacation in Austin, Texas visiting friends and family. You can see some of the fun stuff we did on our Instagram.... the trip went by so fast!
This Saturday (from 10:00am to 2:00pm) Abigail will be in Rogers, Arkansas at The Rabbit's Lair selling, signing, and showing off Modern Prairie Sewing!!! Us other three girls plan on tagging along and modeling some made goodies. So come see us!
A month or so ago Sophie, asked if we could come out to her house and model some vintage wedding dresses for her. Sophie is a super talented, cute, happy, funny photographer, who also happens to be a fabulous friend. Of course, what could we say but "yes!"?!
What a wonderful surprise to be blessed with a 3rd daughter! You have always been so full of life, love, and laughter. I truly value your zest and your tremendous loyalty.
May The Lord Jesus Christ continue to guide and direct you all the days of your life.
I love you, Mommy
Happy 22nd birthday, Abs! We love you so very much and know we are so blessed to have you as a partner-in-crime. Thanks for being a great sister. We are so excited to see what God will do in your life this next year!
All we can say is that we are the MOST blessed girls on the planet. You are the best Mom ever! There's so much we want to say, and so much we can't say. We've been together through thick and thin, and nothing has changed. We are still crazy about you!
For so many years you've been our teacher, our example, our Mommy. As we've gotten older you are now our best friend and confidant. Thanks for all the years you've loved us, taught us, and showed us. We feel we would be extremely blessed if we only lived up to being half of the woman you are.
To the best Mommy ever, we wish God's richest blessings on you. Here's to many more years celebrating you!
So sorry for the silence around here these past months. Our summer has come and is going so quickly. We ended up with lots of memories that we want to hold onto forever.
In July we got to take our annual Indiana trip, which happened to be some of the best two weeks ever. We were refreshed and encouraged, while we relaxed, visited lots of friends and family, went flea marketing, put up about 13 dozen ears of corn, got our hair cut, went shopping, sang, laughed, and drank quite a few Mountain Dew icies. We were also so happy to have our brother Joe there for a few of the days!
And speaking of Joe, a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to spend a hot (humid) Saturday with him. We watched him work (amazing - especially in that hot forge!), and fed almost the entire school with homemade pizzas. We've spent lots of fun weekends with him, and can't believe school is almost out! Joe's been able to meet some awesome people, and we are so thankful that we're able to call them our friends now too.
Oh, and we girls have also taken advantage of matching a couple times. Which is funny, considering that Mom would match us ALL the time when we were little (and we didn't always like it). Now, we have actually done it on purpose a couple of times, including a 'maxi dress' Sunday.
Some of the most exciting news this summer was the launch of Abigail's book, Modern Prairie Sewing! It's been amazing watching her promote it and exciting to read the good reviews from happy seamstresses!
We feel so blessed to have gotten to meet some wonderful people over this summer that have become fast friends. We've loved getting to do things with them including a shopping day, movie + snack fest + kayak adventure, and photo shoot fun.
We do have good news for you.... our birthday bash starts Monday!!! We will plan on sending out newsletters so if you haven't signed up, you might want to so you can keep up to date. Lots of inventory-ing going on around here.
Not much else has been going on, except lots of reading and watching Perry Mason before bed. Hope your summer has been as good. xoxo
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We're Kristie, Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah - a mom and her four daughters. We love Jesus, we like to make things, we love to be together, we talk a lot, and we design sewing patterns. So glad you've stopped by!