Does anyone else make a FLAG Cake every year for the 4th?! It’s my favoriteeeeeee! My mama used to do this and we have carried on the tradition! Tell me your FAV treats for the 4th?! We also are a huge fan of Watermelon Pops!!!
Today I will set the stage for peace, joy, fun and calm in my day! So excited to be sharing more of my art with you guys, y’all have been the sweetest encouragement to me! AND thank you SO much for all the Birthday Love yesterday!! Who is ready to set the tone for their day?! Put on a fun playlist, drink that coffee and let’s do this 😍😍😍
Lasts. Last summer Adelaide was curled up on my lap most of the time at the beach and the pool and I just knew it would be my last summer with a baby asleep on my chest instead of playing out in the ocean or splashing in the pool. Beauty in both.... in new beginnings. This summer she might be running and playing tons more but today she slept in my arms, so today I soak it up all over again. 💦❤️
That sacred time. We love our bedtime routine, truly it’s the most precious time in our home. Many nights my 9 year old will wrap her arms right around me, pull me close and whisper in my ear- “Mama this is my favorite part of the day.” It’s when I go lay with each kiddo at bedtime and listen to all their thoughts and stories from their day with no one else around. We have a set routine and they can count on this time with me day after day. Many many times they mention that it makes them feel grateful because they have been waiting for that time to share something in those quiet, sacred moments. Not rushed, not chaotic. There is so much beauty in the stillness. I don’t know when these times will end but I hope they never do. A strong foundation of sharing and stability- they know I’m there. From late night rockings to big kid bedtime conversations. Don’t miss the importance of this time. I also wanted to mention. Mamas, I remember when we had three under three and I would cry about bedtime routines and family dinners- im here on the other side to say that was just a season. You will get there✨ Do you have a set night routine?! Tell me mamas, what’s your fav part of the day??
I think there is this lie that we can hear as mamas that we can’t be intentional in our homes AND pursue our dreams. That somehow it’s just not possible to do both well. I will never forget this moment after we had a (newborn) Adelaide thinking about how I couldn’t let the “mom guilt” creep in with our 3 big kids. How my perspective had to focus on how proud and grateful I was that I had the chance to show these three kiddos what it was like to slow down and to take care of a baby. So I invited them into all of the moments…the rockings, the feedings, the slowing down, all of it! I feel the SAME way with work…. mamas lets be super intentional with our time and our homes ( which will most likely mean early mornings and late nights). And then as we pursue dreams we can feel so proud that we have the opportunity to show our littles what it means to chase a dream, to work hard and to fight for something. Don’t let those whispers creep in. I wrote out a few tips that have been helpful for me in the juggle, they are live on the blog- link in profile. Work from home mamas: what is a tip that has been helpful for YOU?
This is my heart......Love, tenderness, humility. I told you guys in February that I wanted to share more of my art here. 😍✨ For months the word humility has been on my heart and more than ever recently. Humility is a beautiful thing and it can flow through our motherhood, our friendships, our listening/ learning and our relationships. I was starting to listen to a podcast as I was cleaning up dinner and she said, “ she truly heard me through her humility.” It starts in our home 💖.
MUTED. Listening. Learning. Unlearning. Praying. #blackouttuesday
Swipe ➡️ for some Videos of the DREAMIEST milk bath ✨🌸☺️! In February I decided that I wanted to bring a lot more video into my spaces online..... one more step into the storytelling and I have completely fallen in love with it! I have been sharing more videos and stories in my Instagram Stories but realized that I have often been forgetting to share so many of these projects and stories right here in my feed! Do you love video? Do you feel like it gives you a peek beyond the photo? I love storytelling and bringing you into a feeling, a peek at how I see the world ☺️☺️. Full milk bath recipe is live on the blog along with this wreath! Tell me what you think ☺️☺️
After we added wallpaper to Apple and Adelaide’s room, our sweet Ainsleigh decided she wanted a mini room makeover too! I LOVE what she chose.... it was so fun doing this project!!! It was truly such an easy quick project and even just choosing one wall (like we did) completely transformed the space!! Have you tried removable wallpaper before?!
One more week of school at home till SUMMER and I really wanted to capture a peek at this season to forever remember this time. Truly if I look only within these walls it’s been one of those treasured, precious seasons ever ever. The pace slowed, the focus even more shifted and major movement in our hearts. It’s had me rethinking soooo much, you guys too? I’d love to hear from y’all!