New Year, New Stuff

Jan 20, 2015 by

Every year I like to look back at the past year through photos, blog posts, emails and etc. and get a good overview of how last year went.  It’s less a list of resolutions and more a guide on how not to F up/how to keep being awesome.

As I looked back over the last year’s worth of Facebook posts, photos, blogs, and more, I realized there were quite a few areas in which I could vastly improve.  Probably the most obvious of which was how (in)frequently I post here.  According to my records, I wrote 6 blogs last year.  SIX.  That’s one every 2 months (and in reality, more like 3 in one month and nothing for 3 months).  Not cool.

After some introspection on the matter, I made two decisions.

#1.  Things have to change.  See, I started writing this blog when we got married and I moved to Goofy Ridge.  Adam and I celebrated our 7th anniversary yesterday.  Suffice to say, my perspective has changed in the last seven years. 🙂  When I began this blog, I would talk to my suburban friends about my life and frequently hear them shocked and amazed at how things operate in a rural area.  Those of you who remember the Frank bumper story know what I mean.  But, like many things in life, the longer you’re exposed to them, the more normal they seem.  Maybe it’s because we have two kids now and we just don’t get out much but I’m finding myself exposed to fewer things that you might find on Dog the Bounty Hunter and more and more things likely found on a riveting episode of Guy’s Grocery Games.


(I know, Mom.  I watch too much tv.)


(No, I do not watch Dog the Bounty Hunter.)


(Or Guy’s Grocery Games.)


#2.  Those of you who have followed me this long deserve an explanation of what I WAS doing, when I should/could have been blogging.  🙂



But, you’ll have to wait on that until a later date.  Those fun-sucking kids I mentioned?  (Oh, did I not mention they’re fun-suckers?  They’re fun-suckers.  Luckily, they are also cute.  Most of the time.)  Anyway, the fun-suckers are boycotting nap time today.  More on my 2014 Blog Absence Explanation to come.

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Name Quilt

Apr 29, 2014 by

I have THREE new quilts to share this week!  Yay!


Today’s quilt belongs to my little princess, Elise.  Since her puff quilt isn’t finished yet, I couldn’t leave her hanging!  So I whipped up this ADORABLE (if I do say so myself) quilt instead. 🙂


Elise quilt





Name close up

Name close up



What do you think?  We love it! 🙂

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The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For

Mar 14, 2014 by

I’m back!  I’m officially re-entering the blogosphere after a much-too-long maternity leave.

I feel a tiiiiny bit guilty for leaving you guys hanging on my multiple craft projects, so I’m dedicating the next week to telling you all about my puff quilts, baby quilts, “regular” quilts and more!  I’ll be updating my gallery all week, as well, so be sure to check that out.


Today’s project is the “Evelyn” Puff Quilt!  Evelyn was a milestone quilt for me because, prior to this, all my puff quilts were for friends or relatives of friends.  This quilt came to be through referral, so that made me feel good.  You like me, you really like me!  (If you don’t get that reference, just smile and nod.  I’m old.)

Without further blathering, here are some pictures:


Evelyn (front)

Evelyn Nursery View

Evelyn Nursery View

Evelyn close up

Evelyn close up


There’s also an ADORABLE picture on our Facebook page with the actual baby Evelyn on this quilt. 🙂  So precious.

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New Puff Quilt Day!

Sep 25, 2013 by

Although I have made puff quilts for girls before, I’ve never had the opportunity to make a “girly” puff quilt.  So when the chance came along, I took it! 🙂


Here is the “Reagan” puff quilt in all her glory!



"Reagan" Front View

“Reagan” Front View

"Reagan" Back View

“Reagan” Back View






"Reagan" Close Up

“Reagan” Close Up







"Reagan" Nursery View

“Reagan” Nursery View




These photos will also be updated to the Puff Quilt Gallery page for your viewing pleasure. 🙂



My next project is a twin-sized quilt for a softball player!  Originally it was going to be puff quilt-inspired but now we’ve decided to go in another direction…the disappearing 9-patch, which I think will be really cute!  Stay tuned for photos in the next few weeks!



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Announcement #2

Jun 13, 2013 by

I promised more announcements, so here we go!


This blog has been going through somewhat of a transitory phase lately.  When I originally decided to become a blogger, I wanted to share all the funny stories and things I’ve learned about living in a rural area.  My suburban friends were in awe that the things I wrote were really happening and my rural friends didn’t see what the big deal was!


But, time marched on and now I’ve lived here for 5+ years.  I’m not learning new things about the area and the lifestyle as often as I used to.  Is it possible *gasp* that the area is growing on me?


I’ll explore that possibility another day but, today, I want to let you all know that I’ll be transitioning away from the funny stories and towards the things I love to share with you.  Growing on Goofy will become more of a lifestyle blog.


What does that mean for you?


It means you can look for more posts about great recipes, farm life, parenting, kids and, of course, puff quilts!  I’ve been shifting towards this for so long that you probably won’t even notice! 🙂  I’m really excited about how everything is going and I thank you all for your support over the years.  I hope you all continue to read and enjoy Growing on Goofy and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns about how things are going, I’m always eager to hear them!

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Today’s the Day!

Jun 10, 2013 by

I’ve been torturing you all with rumors of a big announcement for weeks now.

Not to be a tease but…guess what?  There is more than one announcement!  And they’re all coming THIS WEEK!

But since you’ve all been so wonderful and patient, I’m thrilled to let you all in on Announcement #1!

Drumroll please…


Growing on Goofy Puff Quilts is finally up and running!  


Those of you who know me personally have undoubtedly seen G$’s puff quilt or at least heard me blathering about how much I love it and how fun they are to create.  After many requests for custom quilts, I decided to turn it into a small business in addition to this blog.

If you’ve never seen a puff quilt before, don’t worry!  Head over to Growing on Goofy Puff Quilts to see a slideshow of gorgeous examples! And for information on how to purchase a puff quilt for your kids, check out the Order Your Own page for all the details.  If your kids are grown or you don’t have any kids, puff quilts make great shower gifts!  Just sayin’!  🙂

All of you have been so wonderful and supportive over the years and I can’t wait to create something special for each of you!  🙂

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