Today marks one year from the time I started making felt flowers.
I cannot thank you all enough for the amazing support and love!
I also can’t believe that my shop is over 7k in one year!! Wow!
I can not wait to see what this year brings, I love looking back at the progress and everything I have learned!
Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me onward and those who have given me help.
I’ve made a lot of new mommy friends and some amazing relationships. So thank you thank you!!
It’s our THIRD BIRTHDAY + we’re celebrating it in two ways. 1. Join us for a LIVE INSTAGRAM PARTY 10am MST this morning, we’ll have Starbucks gift cards + games + prizes + a special discount code for just those on the live. 2. We have a DISCOUNT CODE for those who can’t join our live. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $30 with the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY for the next three days. 📷: @salistoutphotography
My own little Paddington Bear 🐻 I was so proud of myself yesterday, aside from doing some work, I did everything I could’ve. I cleaned, spent 1-1 time with each kid (thanks to @shellbellsrox!!) , cooked, went for a run (which also exercised the dog), had some time to myself, showered (and washed my hair!!), went out to friends’ place for dinner... so proud of myself! Then when hubby pulled in the driveway, I lost it. I got so angry! Suddenly all the patience and great attitude I had all day just withered into a pile on the floor. Does anyone else do this? As soon as the pressure is off me, I often have an emotional explosion. A release, I suppose. Hubby has been working loooooong hours and it’s starting to wear on all of us. I have been getting way better at stopping and taking a big deep breath when I’m getting frustrated or angry. Trying to rewire my brain’s reaction is tough!! But I’m getting there. Thriving, not just surviving is my goal!!!
Morning! This little girl cried all day yesterday. She’s usually the happiest of babies and laughs and smiles ALL day. I was pretty sure it was teething since I could feel them through her gums but she woke up this morning SO much bigger than yesterday! That was one hell of a growth spurt! While we are talking about it, , what’s your FAVORITE teething product? Our current favorite is from @hellobaby.la - it’s a personalized teether 😍 .
Lunches and dinners are almost always spent around the table, together. Breakfast, on the other hand, in this house, anyway, was made for pajamas, couches, and apparently dinosaurs! If you like dry cereal and Paw Patrol, then come on over. 😄 #whateveryoudodontliftthecouchcushions#andbringcoffee
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|| i look at this kid and 27 months of memories rush through my mind, 27 months of God’s grace and provision gave so much comfort, 27 months of love filled my heart. where oh where did my little baby go?
time is such a thief, but as time passes, we learn so much. don’t forget to BE there as time passes, because they might not remember specific things in their childhood, but they will remember the time you spent with them, they will remember that you were there with them.❤️
**he now laughs on command!
A bit of a throwback, but these two😍
I am so excited to be participating in a weekly theme loop,
This is filled with an awesome
group of photographers and we're challenging ourselves
with weekly themes. This week's theme is “connection”
Next week our theme will be “tree(s)”
We would love to have you follow along, participate with us, and tag your photos as well. Next in the loop is the talented @kelliclevelandstudios
Follow the loop til you get back to me!
“Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor. And choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time. ” -Brené Brown
Truth- I went to 6 stores and spent more hours than I want to admit looking for pumpkins, because there just isn’t autumn decor here, no pumpkin patches or apple picking, no fall festivals or zoo boo. And some things are just imprinted in our memories, on our hearts, they signify something to us, they trigger an emotion, a feeling, a moment. And what I’ve realized is that fall events (as silly as it may seem) is one of those things for me. So I went searching, and at the 6th store I found these small pumpkins. And today when my little one gets home from school, we’ll paint them; to make new memories, to honor our past ones, and to remind ourselves that no matter where life takes us, and no matter how different the journey looks from what we imagined, we can (and should) create from exactly where we are.
This journey of living abroad is our adventure right now. This is us waking up every day brave and afraid, imperfectly, choosing courage over all the comforts we use to know and live with, this is us letting down our armor and living from our hearts in a new way, in a way that pushes us to grow. And honestly, I don’t think any of us realized how big of a leap we were about to take and how truly it would alter us, that’s the thing about leaps you can’t quite know until you jump. It hasn’t been easy and there have been many bumps along the way (and more to come I’m sure), but I’m so glad we chose it! Because it has showed us the complexity of living, of what it is to miss something so seemingly trivial as a pumpkin patch, of what it is to stare blankly at someone, wishing, & trying to communicate and understand, of what It is to experience utter joy & doubt, of what it is to breathe in different places, of what it is to feel at home & peace in a new city. All at the exact same time.
And wherever your great adventure has you right now, I hope you know that being brave and afraid at the same time is not only ok, but exactly where you’re meant to be… imperfectly, whole heartedly, courageously growing!
At this point having 2️⃣ is a match made in heaven ✨
If you overlook the bickering they actually do EVERYTHING together & by everything I mean they even try to use the toilet together even though one of them’s still in diapers 😂🚽
Oh Pip my little sand monster 💕
Maybe it was that extra cup of coffee talking I got so emotional today thinking about how quickly my baby is growing up. Pippa has always been a very cuddly little lady and the older she gets the more special all those massive hugs and little “I’m going to put my head on your knees/shoulder/belly and just pat you mama” feels. And while I always try to be in the moment with her sometimes I feel all teary thinking about how she won’t be sitting on my hip forever. While I’m excited to watch her grow and explore the world around her I hope that she always will want to come home to me for a hug and lean in for that kiss on the nose that she loves so much.
Farm Boys. Mum told me that the littlest one is always running behind his brothers, trying his hardest to keep up. But he doesn't get frustrated by his shorter strides, he just runs...and runs! I think there's a lesson in that for all of us, don't you? 😄
“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc
Wandering the Halls of the Sheik Zayed Mosque is on our bucket list for 2019!
What top three destinations are on your bucket?
Some quiet time this morning with my little honey. She had a pretty terrible night but woke up excitedly pointing and saying 'beeeshh beeeshh' 'muumm-mmmy!' 🌊🙋🏼♀️
This past few months we can't seem to catch a break. It feels like one thing after another in our house at the moment. I try so hard to keep our lifestyle as clean and healthy as possible with lots of variety, but lately it feels like we just keep getting struck down with one thing or another.
On the flipside, OMG how beautiful was today! I feel so so lucky to live by the beach and to be able to dream our days away together in such a magical place...especially days like today🐚👣
We were loaned this EPIC @ramtrucksaustralia truck for a family adventure last week and it was so much fun getting to drive it off road through terrain which would normally be too rough for our own car to go. I was adamant we had to find our own private beach to drive down onto!
We found this perfect dramatic red rock beach hidden down quite the treacherous tack. It had puddles for the boys to splash about in and a glorious sun set that went from blue to pink to orange which we watched from a cosy bed I set up in the back tray.
We’re so sad the truck has now been returned.. Quill thought all his Christmas’s had come at once getting to ride around in a huge real life version of his favourite toy truck 💪🏼💪🏼
Stay home with me Logie, I miss you when you go to school 😭😭😭 .
Words I hear every morning 💔 I hope they are always this close 💓💓 .
Outfits from @little.bohemian.traders and sandals from @walnutmelbourne 💛