Hello there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet!
Quick bit about me: I am married to my high school sweetheart, a mommy to three, and a seamstress in my spare time aka bed time. I love turning something old or unwanted into something new and beautiful. My favorite project in school, was upcycling something we found at Goodwill. I studied apparel design in college and went on to get a masters in creative design and costume history while minoring in museum studies. Before motherhood, I worked as a Museum Curator for the state history museum in Florida. I helped gather and catalog artifacts, write exhibit text and programs, research time periods and costumes, and sew clothing and textile replicas. I decided to leave my career when my second child was born. Having two under age two was becoming a full time job!
I am passionate about my family and home. Anything I can do to bring my family joy and make my home cozy brings a smile to my heart. I have been a stay at home mother for eight years now and that is an accomplishment in itself! God showed me early on that motherhood is a mission field and I’m proud that my greatest life’s work has played out within the walls of our home.
“The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed.” – Shakespeare
I started this blog in June 2012 when I had two toddlers at home under the name “Twice Blessed Home”. If you’ve followed me over the years you’ve seen it change shape as I’ve walked through different seasons of life. And lie dormant during my most busiest seasons of motherhood.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put in on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light sine before others.” – Matthew 3:14-15
I changed the name to “Linen and Light” a few years ago when coming out of a dark season of post partum depression. I needed to keep sharing the same light with others that rescued me. During the summer of 2018, we started studying Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry and the first quote we came across was:
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Stevenson
That quote was life-changing for me as a mother and educator to my children. (I have always been the type of person who has to get something perfect before I can share it with the world.) So I started sharing more of our new homeschool journey via Instagram: Sewing Little Seeds. I have been in prayer on how God will use me and this little blog of mine. I have finally settled on the name “Little Seed Lane” in 2019 after God kept showing me scripture on how he would continue to grow me and my children and that we would flourish while on this path He has us on. With just one little seed at a time.
I grew up in a military family and have lived all over the US as a child (Washington, North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, and finally Florida at age 12). Having lived in the south for almost 25 years now, I consider myself a southern gal. Except I hate sweet tea. sorry… I love to bake but still getting the hang of cooking. My food posts will definitely be simple, easy recipes that I’ve found as I build confidence in the kitchen. I also enjoy photography but should probably invest in a better camera. Sorry for the lousy mobile pics. That will get better over time. If you enjoy sewing, baking, reading, home decorating, kid’s crafts, or home education… stick around!
(please bare with me, this mama is still learning and most posts are written sleep deprived)