A dear friend of mine last week posted a selfie and just seeing her sweet face right there on my screen made me miss her so much. It was a reminder for me to show up here and show my face. To say hi! I’m Casey and I want to connect with you, I want to let you in. How much do you show up in your feeds? Do you hop in photos with your littles? Don’t be fooled by the squares. There is such a long list of things that I quietly fear about myself. A list that if I let myself really turn my eyes to , the heaviness overwhelms me. But each day I watch my girls watching me and knowing that my insecurities could become their inner voices. They are watching. How easy is it to fall to the whispers. This isn’t me saying it’s easy or that im perfect at this by any means but it’s a choice that I am trying to make. For as long as I can remember I have loved my dimple- people always commented on it and smiled about it and now I see my sweet Ainsleigh Kate’s dimple and it just makes me happy. What is something that you can say that you LOVE about yourself? What is something that is unique and special and you can just celebrate today? Grab your babies, get a selfie. Let me see your smiling faces today 😍
To my littlest Valentine. Will you be mine? Soaking up all the matching dresses, handmade Valentines and heart face paint today. Someday I’ll long for the glitter across my tables and the watercolor papers on the floor. Today I’ll soak it in with every bit of my heart 😍 What’s everyone’s plans today?!!
A few peeks into our home ✨✨✨- I love the creative outlet of making our space, feel like a reflection of our family. Took these yesterday on a cold rainy Texas day 😍😍💦💦! Who else loves a cozy space!!?
Holidays are near and dear to my heart and it doesn’t have to be over the top. 😍New recipes on the blog for you plus a few tips here to make this week a little extra special! ❤️ A Snack Board- find a few fun Valentine snacks and put together a little after school snack board. Takes about 5 mins but can make this heart week a little extra special! ❤️ Watercolor: put out paper and pink, red, purple watercolors. Have your little paint them (let them dry) then cut them into heart shapes and make little cards together. Super cute and sweet/ plus we always put a fun playlist on while we are creating! ❤️ Grab some old shoe boxes and decorate! Not Into paint? Just grab some paper and fun stickers! Just a few simple ways to say Holiday Fun for heart week! What’s a favorite or tradition that you love to do?!!!
There have been a lot of times where I felt like I needed to tone down the artist in me. Share a different way, don’t see the world through that lens, don’t share your gift, QUIET it down. Every time I open about this, you guys share your stories and you remind me why this conversation needs to happen. 😭🙌. I love that some of us can have similar gifts with different callings, I love that some of us have totally different gifts and I LOVE that you can step into that in the way that you were created to. As a mama, my heart hurts to think of my littles ever quieting or hiding their gifts, to stay small. But isn’t that often the message? What is a way you can step into your gifting a more and not hide?! *also my art in the background that I just finished for our school auction, get ready bc I have some fun art to share here soon 😻🙌
I had a dear friend say to me this morning what a beautiful thing is to breathe life and belief on another persons dreams. This exactly is my heart. It makes me cry and it’s something that is a part of me. If I look back on all the things I’ve pursued in my life.... starting as a little girl selling painted acorns and hotel soaps in my front yard to growing up and painting, selling cards, opening an art studio for kids, watching my guy make a documentary, saying yes to a design network show, cohosting a blog conference and the list goes on. I want my kids to be dreamers and know their mama said yes again and again even when it was scary. And I want YOU to know that those dreams in your heart were placed there for a reason. Speak it today this Monday, do you have a someday dream that is waiting for you!!?
This was fun 😍😍😍, braid to the beat of the music 💃🏼! What is everyone’s plans for the weekend?! Yay Friday!
The time.... it just keeps moving. No matter how I try and soak it up or be intentional, it doesn’t change the speed at which it’s going. And while I am in the dance of soaking in its wonder, I also se myself running full speed with a twinge of heartache trying to make the slipping by just slow. Ages nine and ten have been big years. Lots of new territory and lots of changes. Have you heard that story..... it’s a mama saying she can look back and see all the stages of this precious person that she raised : a newborn, a toddler, a child, a man. And she said they slowly slipped into each new season without proper goodbyes. Like those lasts that you don’t even know will be the last. Rocking a little for the last time, a last butterfly kiss. I know everyone has their pain points in motherhood- mine is in the letting go. It’s something no one told me or prepared me for but has been such a daily unclenching of the fingers and letting those wings spread out a little farther each moment. Mama, can you relate?
We have Valentine’s Day on our mind ❤️🥰❤️! Can you spot the 💖 in my hair?!! Tell me! Do you do a date night out with your guy or a date night in with the whole fam?!
Hi 🙋🏼♀️, I’m Casey... wife to Chris and mama to 4. My heart and soul is to see the beauty everywhere.... I’m an artist and it spills over into everything that I do. I want to live a life of intention so whether it comes to my home, the way I react to something, how I run a business or how my day is structured- there is thought behind it. If you are new around here and see a lot of pretty pictures- know there was much hardship leading here. Financial struggles, a child in the ICU, an autoimmune disease, 4 separate NICU babies, a closed art studio, 3 miscarriages, high risk pregnancies and there is even more beyond this list. We have trenched through much hurt to land where you see us today. And always clung to finding the beauty in our everydays as we took steps forward. Remember that you never know where someone is at in their own story. Thankful for what the Lord has done in my heart along the way. ❤️🙏🏻 I have some really fun ideas for this space over the next year- thank you for being here and invested in our story and our life- it means the world! Tell me, where are you from and what are some of the pieces of your story?!