cold love


Can it really be Spring? We thought Spring had really sprung several, several days ago. We had pulled out the short sleeves (well, some of us) and even our sweet girl, Dare, was coming to her sewing lessons without her winter coat. But now? Snow has fallen and sweaters are still a must.

To keep warm we're making things with love. Ridiculous, first try, quickest of the quick scarves made out of love. Trying new-to-us Mexican meals. (There's no question in our minds whether or not that's in the love category.) Sewing with love. Hand-making with love. And cooking up something fun for all our very faithful blog readers. And we know you'll love it!

keep warm wherever you are with love.  XO the girls



Indian girls

Happy Spring! What has everyone been up to this week?  We thought we'd share these pictures of us from a long time ago.  Mom would dress us in matching outfits a lot… she loved the way it looked and it was easier to keep track of us when we went out.  A couple months ago when all of us girls thought we wanted the exact same blouse in the exact same color we realized we probably haven't matched in about 13 years!  It didn't end up working since we all are different color seasons (except Abigail & Achaia…. they're both winters), but it was fun to think back to all the times we did match or coordinate.SCAN0001

Much love!

xox us

P.S.  What would you like to see more of from us this spring???

A Fabulous Friday…

{achaia's picks}

Kay's picks 2
Kay's picks 1
Kay's picks 3
Kay's picks 4

1. My new bag I got last month (I got it on a really, really great sale!)

2. A new favorite… it's absolutely hilarious!

3.This makes me think of my mommy.

4. I have been using a lot of floss lately (and I hope to have something to share soon!)


{apphia's picks}

Phi's picks 1
Phi's picks 2
Phi's picks 3
Phi's picks 4

1. He makes me happy.

2. I love sweet tops with peter pan collars… and 60's-inspired hair styles.

3. Couture sewing techniques fascinate me.

4. J.Crew on the art of shoe-making.


{kristie's picks}

Mom's picks 4 
Mom's picks 1
Mom's picks 2
Mom's picks 3

1. H. Rider Haggard books … great reads!

2. My new fossil bag – my Christmas money purchase.

3. Cath Kidston … it's all wonderful!

4. Pam Kitty Love fabric — who can resist??


{abiah's picks}

Boo's picks 1 Boo's picks 3













Boo's picks 2
Boo's picks 4



1. Love this picture… so pretty!

2. Raspberry Sorbet in lemon bowls! How cute and yummy!

3. One of my new favorite movies, with one of my favorite actors.

4. My vintage shirt-dress (in navy) from Boden. LOVE!


{Abi's picks}

Abs picks 1
Abs picks 3
Abs picks 2
Abs picks 4


1. This looks like a BLAST!!

2. Adorable little children.

3. These cute shoes from Target.

4. The vintage bicycle print on this dress!


We hope you are having a truly Fabulous Friday!

xoxo~ Kristie, Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah

Pie Breakfast Perfection


Mom has fond childhood memories of going to visit her grandmother in the hills of Southern Kentucky.  They would stay for the weekend, climb steep stairs to sleep in the attic, and eat orange slices & circus peanuts out of a glass rooster dish.  Grandma was a cooking master — she never measured the ingredients for her to-die-for biscuits.  She also would make fried pies… homemade biscuit dough, dried apples, and a pinch of cinnamon.  They would stay on the counter all day, covered with a flour sack dishtowel so you could snack on them throughout the day. 

None of us ever got to know our Great-Grandmother (she died in the early 80s), but we love the memories Mom has of her.  In fact, we now get the pleasure of having her old meal-chest in our dining room, the same meal chest she'd stand over and knead her dough on.  One drawer was full of flour and the top had linoleum on it. 

We now make our own version of Grandma's Fried Pies, and we wanted to share it with you.  In true Grandma fashion we're not giving you any measurements — just use your own good sense.  They are absolutely delicious for breakfast with a glass of cold milk.   

Grandma's Fried Pies

-Refrigerated Grands Bicuits

-Regular Applesauce (we like the kind with no sugar added)

-Cinnamon & Sugar


Seperate biscuits.  Take one biscuit and roll out into a round flat dough (you'll need some flour on the counter to prevent sticking).


Spoon some applesauce onto half of your dough, leaving space on the sides for sealing.  You really don't have to overfill them.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste.  (We usually move our dough to the lightly sprayed cookie sheet before putting the filling in, but you can do whatever suits you.)


Fold other side of dough over and seal by taking a fork and pushing down.


Continue with the rest of your biscuits.

Pop into the oven and bake at 350 degrees.  We cook them for about 15 minutes, then check with a toothpick for doneness.  They might need cooked a few more minutes. 


Happy Eating! We think Grandma would be proud — even if we don't use made from scratch dough.

Hugs and kisses,

xox us

Playing Around.

Please forgive the fact that we haven't been talking lately.  Nanny arrived last Wednesday, and as usual, that always makes for lots of fun!  After picking Nan up at the airport we hit a local antique store for a couple of hours, and then went to eat at Chic-Fil-A.  Thursday consisted of messing around here, Friday Nan and we girls went shopping at Macy's and ran some other errands.  We finished the day with the mandatory movies and pizza (we loaded Nan up with Mountain Dew so she could watch everything….).  On Saturday all the boys were out working so we took the liberty of spending some fun time letting Apphia do make-overs on all of us (above).  We did make a little bit of time for some house cleaning.  

Today is scheduled for work on new patterns (!), possibly some closet cleaning, sewing, and other odds and ends that need to be done here in the studio.  We have to work hard too, because tomorrow is slated for deep dish pizzas (a new favorite recipe), snacks, and an afternoon movie.  It will probably be The Sound Of Music….

We'll plan on sharing more soon!

Happy Monday to all of you (and special hugs and kisses to you, Paps, if you're reading!!)

xoxo Kristie, Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, Abiah & Nanny