Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Portland Bloggers' June event photos!

Sharing some photos and a recap from the June Portland Bloggers event from last weekend! It was picnic-themed (read: it was going to be a picnic, but Oregon's temperamental June weather had other plans). So, we had lovely summery decor and some lively blog discussions inside and were able to spend some time outside during the sunbreaks.  This month's event was a picnic open to bloggers and their families--there were definitely some cute babies in attendance, and thanks to my sweet husband for coming along, and he was in good company!  Several other significant others were there, and some of them have blogs, too!

As usual, Jenni of A Well-Crafted Party did a great job planning the shindig and we all had a lovely time!, and are excited for the next one!

New this event, we had an official photographer for the day. Macey of Motormouth Studios is new to Portland and a blogger herself, and offered to take the photos for us and post them!  So, these are courtesy of Macey!

More photos on her site!

Lovely bloggers in attendance were, from left to right...
Macey of Motormouth Studios
Courtney with Charmed in PDX
Justine with A Teenie Tiny Blog
Kae with Paper Morning
Suzannah with Adventures in Dressmaking
Jenni with Leave the Laundry for Later and A Well Crafted Party
Adi with Garden of Edlen

These events are open to bloggers of ALL types, so if you're in Portland, email Jenni for details, and it would be great to see you at the next event in August!

And a little How to Wear DIY for ya... I was excited to get another chance to wear my girly half-lace dress that I made to wear to my bridal shower last summer. I love the warm pink skirt and white crocheted lace!  I definitely needed the sweater over it this time, though--no worries, gave it a new look!

I looove that cotton crocheted lace!
Sweater: Target via Goodwill. Belt: Vintage, via Goodwill. Flats: Land's End.
Necklace and bobby pin: Forever 21. Dress: DIY!

These Portland Blogger events are such fun, and are a great place for all of us to wear cute clothes! I always love seeing the looks on everyone.

If you're a Portland Blogger, email Jenni and get on the email list! If not, I totally encourage you to meet up with your city's blogger group--fun and motivational!!


  1. Great post Suzannah! It was so much fun to meet you at the meetup and I look forward to working with you and Jenni on planning the next one! Your DIY posts inspire me. I would like to start making/wearing my own, so I will definitely be scouring your site for ideas!

    Keep on believin'!

    1. Oh, cool! Thanks, it was great meeting you too and appreciate the photos! Will definitely see you soon!

  2. You look great! I really like your clothes! Thanks, from the south of France, for all your good ideas & tutos!
    I hope reading from you soon!

  3. Anonymous7/17/2012

    nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  4. your photos are so very beautiful. nice work.




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