Yosemite

My sister and I recently did a sister trip where we went to Yosemite National Park. There was a point in my life when I would have considered this a death sentence. I will let you know, I am well…


Flourishing and Living

Each leaf on my tree is a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault. It's a beautiful representation of the difficulty of being a part of a community no one wants to be a part of. No one wants…


Before and After - First House

Well it's been a journey. [2jslideshow id="1529"]


A New Adventure

Handsome and I recently bought a new house. Here's to learning where the floor boards creek finding the shortest route to the bathroom during movie pauses knowing what temperature the new stove…


100,000

Our little Kia Soul 2013 made it to 100,000 miles, in only 3.5 years. So that 10 year/100,000 mile warranty expired pretty quickly! Being a #onecarfamily, this little vehicle has been our little…


Packing Up, Heading Out, and Moving On

We've been packing up our house for months now. Trying to stage it to sell. It's been emptying slowly. Slowing becoming less of us so others can see themselves in our house. We've taken down: the…


Quilting x 2

I had a lot of quilt tops. Which means I had 3/4 of a quilt done. The issue is I have more blankets than I know what to with. The second problem becomes I don't know who else needs or wants a…


Quilting

Quilting lately has been like hugging a long ago friend. I'm here and I put these together for you. I currently have 5+ quilt tops that need to be quilted and finished. Then who knows. Maybe I will…


What It's Like to Be Married to Me

This was in September. This was when we were up to our necks in projects. And I just started the school year. And we didn't know what was under this floor. And we didn't have a dumpster. And we…


Wordless (ish) Wednesday

Sometimes my students ask how my hair gets that way. I say. I woke up like this. -Tall Hair Tomato Don't Care


Political Shirt Friday

I wear a "political" shirt every Friday. It's my way of telling students that I stand with them on a lot of social justice issues they are facing. I started this last year and I never really mention…


Quilt Close Up

So you're thinking, "Hey Tomato! You never showed us the quilt you made. Show em' off. Let me see all the deets. Here's a close up of the quilting I did. This was my first time using free motion…


I Wore A Lot of Ugly Sweaters

- Tomato does silly things to make students laugh


A Full House (Not the Show)

We've been hosting an Over-the-Top Christmas party for 5 years now. It seems like forever ago that we had a teeny-tiny cookie decorating party in our apartment. It started six years ago with my…


Quilts

This was the year of the quilt. I made three to give away at Christmas. I spent years on some and days on others. I believe in the warmth of a blanket made with love. I believe in the warmth of how…