sandy toes & popsicles giveaway! times up!

for me the one hard thing about having little ones, is actually having time to spend on the hobbies i used to have plenty of time for. although, working from home also takes my free time away, i usually choose to spend what free time i do have playing with my boys. i like to get out of the house and take them places and forget about the work i have at home.

recently, i have been wanting to sew. something i used to do frequently. however, since i only have little boys, options for sewing for them are much less than if i had little girls. but lately i have started making them these applique shirts. i made them some for the 4th of July here, and just finished making my youngest one with his first initial. the picture on this post is one i made for my little niece. they are much more cute in person!
these shirts are super simple and i will be posting a tutorial on how to make them yourself this week. you don’t even have to have a sewing machine. so stay tuned for that.

in the meantime, here is a chance for one of my blog readers to have me make an applique shirt for their little kiddie pie.
to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me one of you favorite hobbies. enter as many times as you’d like. i will then randomly choose the winner on thursday, august 13th. if you win, i will make you a personalized shirt for your little kiddie pie. you will get to pick the letter or number that i will applique and if you want short or long sleeve shirt or onesie. you can also tell me a few of your favorite colors and i will do my best to find the shirt and fabric in those choices.
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good luck!,
jill, jack & kyle


  1. Love to start craft projects, but don’t often finish them!

  2. Love to do things w/ my moms group

  3. I love to go to the beach w/ my family!

    francesca campbell

  4. Shopping sales!

  5. I love to sew crafts

  6. Anonymous says

    I love to ride bikes

  7. Anonymous says

    I love my grandkids!

  8. Anonymous says

    I love to make jewelry!

  9. Anonymous says

    J is for Jaden

  10. Anonymous says

    I love the beach!

  11. Anonymous says

    I love to spend time with my family

  12. Anonymous says

    I love to dance!

  13. Valerie Diaz says

    I love to paint and decorate my house!

  14. Valerie Diaz says

    I love photography!

  15. Those shirts are darling. I am a lover of crafts as well… but just can’t find the time I used too… or the mess just makes me feel overwhelmed. Anyway, recently I’ve been into making Birthday decor. I love all the bright and fun colors that go along with it.
    I have my fingers crossed for that cute shirt.
    p.s. I’ve been telling everyone about this blog. I hope you do it again next summer. It’s been SO resourceful! Thank you!!

  16. Hi Jill … super cute … you are so talented!

  17. I love to bake

  18. Love these, Can’t wait to learn how to make one for my husband… I mean my kids.

  19. I also love to make cards.

  20. THese shirts are adorable Jill! Can’t wait for you to post a tutorial!

  21. online scrapbooking

  22. photography

  23. making burp cloths and other baby accessories.

  24. looking at blogs…..yours is too cute! keep it up if you have the time 🙂

  25. Making hair accessories for my little girl

  26. Making hair accessories

  27. drinking a big coke with ice 🙂

  28. eating

  29. playing with my kids

  30. wait! I just saw that you can enter as many times as you want! i just listed 4 things in one comment and it could have counted for 4?! Another hobbie…hiking!

  31. Jill! Cute Blog! Savannah needs an “S” for sure! Anyway, hmmm…hobbies…let’s see…running, cooking new things, eating new things and I like to think that I am crafty!

  32. Sendings cards and letters to people to celebrate special occasions or just to say hi and give some encouragement. That is my hobby!

  33. does exercising count? i don’t enjoy it, but i sure feel great after doing it!

  34. editing, cropping, lightening, all my photos!

  35. Hobbies??? wish I had one! does grocery shopping count?

  36. I guess that would be all. Give me a B!!! that would be really cute.

  37. oh shopping is definitely a hobbie. One that I’m pretty good at.

  38. I would love to sew! that would be a fun hobbie

  39. reading books on how to better myself.

  40. cleaning. You say it’s not a hobbie, well it is. LOL

  41. scrapbooking the pictures of my kids and us

  42. editing and photoshopping those pictures of my kids

  43. Taking pictures of my kids

  44. hey Jill! I have really enjoyed this blog, although I have no idea how you find the time for all the stuff you do! My fave spare time activity is reading (although I am also digging the trashy reality tv…need a substitute now that ER is done for good! I will miss those nights).

  45. I am actually leaving a comment. Thanks for doing this blog this summer Jill. I really liked it. My favorite hobbie is making mosaics.

  46. Hey Jill, Want to win that M! I just got into a little bit of sewing too! My friend and I just converted Joshua’s crib quilt into a full size quilt for his bunk beds! So I guess decorating the kid’s rooms is my new hobby!

  47. I have just started to sew and i LOVE IT!!!! Cant wait for your tutorial!!!

    – Sarah

  48. Also love to go to the movies!

  49. I love to scrapbook or do other paper crafts

  50. Our hobbies are swimming, playing outside, enjoying the summer.

  51. Hi Jill the t-shirts are so cute! You are so talented!

  52. I love to bake!

  53. so cute! hobbies…we love following your blog for fun (and FREE) things to do 🙂

  54. I like to read.

  55. I like to play my guitar.

  56. I also like to make digital scrapbooks.

  57. I am trying to learn to sew, so I am looking forward to your tutorial!

  58. i do scrapbooks too!

  59. i love to take pictures of my girl.

  60. i love to sew her dresses in my spare time too.

  61. oh! i love making hairbows for my little girl! i love to make it match on every dress she have!

  62. I’ll take one with a T or E or C on it!

  63. I make my own tutus (for my daughter of course).

  64. I do some graphic painting.

  65. I scrapbook a bit.

  66. I make my daughters bows.

  67. I love crafting in general!

  68. I’ll take one!

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