Thanks for visiting!  I’m Bonnie and this is my awesome husband, Luke.  We live in the sweltering desert of Arizona, where we raise our adorable (although unbelievably loud) progeny.

We have seven children, at last count.   Here’s proof!

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They include (left to right): Toby, Juliet, Liam, Marilyn (on my lap), Vivian, Finn (held by Luke) and Kira.

I’m glad you’re here!

I’m really passionate about inspiring women, especially moms, to live with intention and create with passion.  For me, living with intention means trying really hard to make decisions that will bring me long-term happiness…you know, like eating right and not yelling at my kids and maybe even getting dressed every once in a while!  I’ve slowly learned that by responding purposefully to all the many daily decisions we’re faced with, we can learn to put first things first and to choose happiness.

I also believe that as women, we are inherently creators and that we are the happiest when we’re making something!  I purposely make room in my poopy-diaper-filled life to create things that fill me with joy.  Some days it’s just a cute outfit or a post about how to stay sane when your kids are flinging food in your hair…and other days it’s a fun sewing project or tutorial.

This blog is chock full of my favorite passions, namely motherhood, style and my sewing obsession.   I hope you find some inspiration here for living your life purposefully, creatively and with JOY!

If you’re looking for a place to start, check out some of my posts on parenting or inspiration for a wearable, budget-friendly wardrobe.  And for all my sewing peeps: check out my pattern shop here!  I’ve also got lots of simple sewing tutorials to get your creative juices flowing.

And don’t forget to get your FREE copy of the super simple Alcoy dress pattern by subscribing HERE!


Some other fun tidbits about me and our family:

1.  We home school all our kids and have since our oldest was little.  It simultaneously brings me so much joy and so much insanity every.  single.  day.
2.  I’ve experienced a variety of adventurous birth experiences, including an emergency c-section, vaginal twin birth, home waterbirth, induced medicated birth, you name it!  You can read some of my tips and experiences in this series on birth.
3.  We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or Mormons).  My faith is the basis of how I live my life, so thanks for letting me sometimes blog about inspiring things.  My beliefs help me be a better mom, wife and friend….as well as avoid (or try REALLY hard to avoid) using bad words.  The struggle is real, folks.
4.  When I’m not blogging, sewing or nagging kids to clean up, I also really like to run and have competed in a few triathlons.  It’s one of those crazy things I swear I’ll never do again…and then I sign right back up for another one! (Kinda like having babies…)

Random Fact:  The name “Whisk ’em” is the phonetic spelling of our last name (Wiscombe) which every telemarketer mispronounces.

P.S.  Thanks for allowing me to occasionally post sponsored content.  It allows me to justify spending time away from my kids and husband while I create great stuff to share with you.  I never post about anything I don’t fully love and use, and the opinions and advice here are always my own.  Thank you for your support!!


I’d love to hear from you!  Email me at whiskem{at}gmail{dot}com anytime.


  1. Um. I literally do not know how you do all of that described above!! I’m amazed! I’m also an LDS blogger with only 3 kids and I find it difficult to balance everything- and i don’t even home school!! You’re amazing lady!

    • Aw, thanks Angela! I’m usually dropping balls all over the place, don’t worry 🙂 Blogging is what keeps me sane, most days!

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