Here is just another example of what the Silhouette Machine can make. We just celebrated my daughter’s first birthday. I whipped up a special outfit for the event. Here is the front: …and here is the back. There is a lot of truth to this. Hehe. I love that with the Silhouette machine I can […]
About Polly Conner
Polly is a wife, mother, cookbook author, blogger, foodie, money-saver, animal-lover, and freezer cooking evangelist.
She has a heart for equipping and encouraging young moms and women to thrive in their homes. Her blogging journey began when she and Rachel Tiemeyer (co-author) founded Thrivinghomeblog.com and found that blogging and writing has not only kept her mind sharp during these foggy-sleep-deprived years but has also served as a much-needed creative outlet.
Polly is a go-getter, project manager, sometimes a bit too honest, hard-working mom who enjoys a challenge... and a strong mocha with extra whip on the hard days.
It’s amazing how fast babies grow out of their clothes. There were so many cute outfits that my little lady only wore once or twice. It was painful for me to pack barely used clothes away not knowing if they’d ever be used again. That is why I am pretty excited about this tutorial. It’s […]
I’ve made this Avacado Basil Pasta recipe twice already. It’s so yummy! The second time I made it, I modified the original recipe by using whole wheat pasta and a few little seasoning modifications. (The picture is from the first time I made it without the whole wheat if you’re confused.) It’s a really easy recipe to […]
I love making fabric flowers. There are so many creative things you can do with them! I had a lot of fun with my Five Minute Fabric Flowers so I thought I would keep the party going with a fabric flower bouquet I made a while ago. This project can be a bit tedious but can […]
I’ve often been told that I have “the gift of hospitality.” Whether this is true or not, almost anything I learned about hosting groups most likely came from my mother. She is the queen when it comes to hosting groups of people. Growing up, it was not uncommon for there to be 10-15 people at […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was so glad to be invited to a Busy Bag Party. I am now well equipped with quiet activities to keep a toddler busy on those days that I won’t be able to keep up with her. Here is the activity that I contributed to the Busy […]
I love to change our home decor up and move things around. In the early days of living in our house, I cut corners when hanging things on our walls and didn’t used the plastic anchors that hold the screws in securely. I learned the hard way that this was not an area to cut […]
This chair makeover might be my favorite furniture makeover I’ve ever done so far. That’s a pretty bold statement but I can’t remember a piece starting out so rough and turning out so great! I stumbled on this chair at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I almost passed it up because of the wretched […]
Want to know my number one requested recipe? The one that when anyone tries it, they come crawling back for the directions on how to make it? Lucky you, today I’m sharing with you my Baked Oatmeal recipe. It’s moist, hearty, filling, husband approved, great for groups, and keeps you coming back for more. […]
What is it with numbering things? Everywhere I turn, it seems like someone is numbering a household item and making it look cool. I’m not quite sure I get it. What’s funny though is that I’ve jumped on the bandwagon without even knowing if I like numbering things. I wanted to branch out a bit […]
Looking for a cheap and easy craft project? One that takes close to five minutes once you get the hang of it? Look no further, my friends. You can see my little lady modeling my newest creation below. I made this fabric flower and attached it to this warm, fuzzy hat that I picked up […]
These cozy blankets are easy to make and can be a great baby boy gift. I made this one for a friend who has a baby boy on the way. Can’t wait to see their little guy wrapped up in it! Until then, I’ll just have to use my little lady as a model. Want […]
A baby shower that I helped throw was themed “Preppy Little Man.” What better decor for the event than little bow ties! We not only decorated for the shower with these bow ties but we also had quests wear them. They were a hit Want to know how to make one of these? They are […]
A friend of mine had a little boy yesterday. I used it as an excuse to whip up a few fun burp clothes and an owl. These burp clothes are actually made from cloth diapers. If you have any sewing skills whatsoever, you can for sure make these. All it takes is two coordinating fabrics. […]