Making 18th Century Stays + Chemise | Simplicity 8162 Review

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sewing 18th Century undergarments using a easy and simple pattern from Simplicity.

Yes, you read the title right, I really did make a pair of 18th-century stays (or corset) and a chemise! 

For the last couple of years, I've been somewhat obsessed with late 18th century fashions and after learning about the Fete De La Nouvelle France festival where people are invited to wear their own 1700s garments I decided to make my own 18th-century gown that would be semi-historically accurate and fun to wear. 

And the best place to start is with the correct undergarments. Specifically, it meant making a pair of 18th centuries stays that would give the correct body shape/style of the era align with an era-appropriate chemise using Simplicity 8162.

 And while they are not perfect, they are super cute and  I'm absolutely proud of them!

Easy Bread Pudding | Quick + Simple

Saturday, April 3, 2021


Happy Spring and happy April! 

Today I will be sharing with you one of my favorite recipes: Bread Pudding. It is super easy and quick to make and I mainly love it because it is the perfect recipe for when you have more bread than you can eat or if you have a sugar craving! This bread pudding recipe is also a great addition to your brunches as they are not too sweet and somewhat healthy (lol!)

Transforming a Boring Wall with Wallpaper | Photowall Review

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


One of the goals I set for myself for 2021 was to transform (or makeover) the guest bedroom downstairs. That means changing the wall color, the decor, bedding, etc. but thanks to Photowall I was able to get one part done!

Thanks to Photowall I was able to add beautiful wallpaper to the bland main wall of the room which changed the whole look and atmosphere of the bedroom in a quick and easy manner without having prior wallpapering experience.

Heart Shaped Hot and Cold Packs | easy + quick DIY

Thursday, February 11, 2021

easy and simple Valentine's day DIY, cold and hot packs perfect activity for children.
February 14 is drawing close and since I love DIYing, why not share an easy Valentine's Day themed activity? These hot/cold packs are super simple to make and they also make the perfect gifts for loved ones, plus they are a lifesaver when dealing with small pains or bruises.

The great thing about these hot/cold packs is that you can make them into any shape or form in less than 30 minutes and only require scrap fabric and rice. Plus they are environmentally and environmentally friendly and can be made in any shape or form!

2020 Year In Review | Blog + Life

Saturday, January 2, 2021



Happy New Year Everyone! 

2020 was quite the year.

I started my third year of university, built some furniture, and reached lots of blogging milestones. 

Oh right, how can I forget, there was also a worldwide pandemic that led to job loss, deaths, and a societal standstill.

Overall, a year that will never be forgotten. 2020 was a year to remember and what better way to commemorate the year than with a review of everything (well mostly everything) that happened in both my life and blog.

Plaid and Sugar