During the snow on Sunday @butterwakefield and I were potting bulbs in her kitchen, drinking ginger tea and unsticking bits of carpet moss. We tucked in irises and paperwhites, tulips and grape hyacinth. Afternoons rarely get any lovelier. (Special thanks to Louise @w6gardencentre, who kindly re-housed several potted mints when I spied some tubs in the back of a greenhouse, and wanted to buy them for my tulips).
It’s always about the little things. @lairdhamiltonsurf sneaking to my workout to put diesel in my truck since our local gas station is having a pump problem. Let’s be kind to one another. #itsthelittlethings . Happy Monday humans
'To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking all is lost.'
Another gem from Flaubert, (celebrating his birthday, 12th December, 1821 🎈). I think there's some truth to this?
All looking merry and bright chez @amandacbrooks 🦄 💖👌
Our friends at @ParasolCo wants to give YOU a 3 month diaper subscription + a Lambpod from @7AMEnfant. Head over to @parasolco and follow instructions on how to win on their Santa, BABY post! G-luck!
my heart melted when I recieved this adorable little gift from a little ballerina🙆🏻♀️✨ a sweet reminder that the “big girls” are fueling a little girl’s dream.
“for: natasha sheehan (tippytoe), ♡ your little but mighty fan”
L is a great little counter but she’s ALWAYS skips 15 when she’s counting to 20 so today I broke out our number flash cards and number bingo from @letsplayschool. We put all the flash cards in order and then I’d point to a number, she’d say it and we’d flip it over. I made sure to do 13, 14 and 15 in order every time to try to get it to stick in her head. When she got bored of that we finished up with a little bingo! We’ve got some more work to do with the number 15 but she’s definitely making progress :) #playingpreschool#thatdarn15#learningtocount#countingpractice#countingto20
My gift guide for the ladies has finally landed on oraneboucher.com • and if you’re all done with your Christmas shopping, do yourself a favor and get this set of 4 @narsissist velvet lip pencils for your own stocking! It’s on sale right now for $39USD (that’s $50CAD for my fellow Canadians) 💋
This about sums it up... kids have impeccable timing don’t they? As I was prepping for an event (December is crazy!), I needed the kids to be in bed so @lovelikegold and I can get busy for our Luxe Make & Take tonight. But the perfect storm of issues presented itself. My husband had to stay late at work unexpectedly, my 1 year old decided to crawl out of her crib and refuse to go to sleep & Cruz thankfully was a unicorn and fell asleep at 8, but got in and out of bed since Ruah brought the circus 🤡... We were all up until 1am and up at 6am this morning (no rest for the wicked)... My life is chaotic at best. How I do this running a growing business? I just show up. It’s part of my flow. Could there be more structure? Yep!! But I know this tangled mess in the picture is where I’d rather be then getting up at 6am to be at my old desk job until 530pm. Some of the most successful people in this business are moms of multiple young children. @oilmagicbymichelle @essentiallyobsessed @ampeoliving - I would often sit back and wonder “how the heck do they do it and still...?”. They show up. They make precious space and time for their kids, precious space and time for themselves and precious and practical time in their businesses. There are zero excuses is my book to not do something you love around the little people you love. #momentslikethese
Details... they say everything about who you are. They are the storytelling images to your wedding album. Art, if you will.
S i b l i n g R i v a l r y 🎄
The pics I post highlight the perfect moments, the happy bits in between the chaos! We are really really struggling to find a way to communicate to Millie that hurting her sister is not okay. I'm sure it's my fault (good old Mum guilt), her Mummy and Daddy being so busy with work cannot be easy on her... but we are not getting through! I have tried ignoring the bad behaviour and reaffirming the good, I have tried the 'Thinking Chair', I have tried talking quietly and explaining, and snapping and saying No. (Obviously being consistent with each direction taken over a period of days) not one thing has worked. She seems to take pleasure in Immie's pain.... annnnyyyy advice is so welcome!!
You can never go wrong with a white tee and a good pair of jeans. Can you believe it’s still in the 80s in CA? Where is winter??? I grabbed these jeans during the NSale and I’ve been living in them. They’re super soft and stretchy! http://liketk.it/2tftA #liketkit @liketoknow.it
We went sledding on the weekend and I found this little heart of snow at the bottom of the hill, right beside me. When you look for the good, you'll always find it 💙
Love knowing our whole family was together on the sledding hill that day. It was such a fun time spent together and finding a sign from our sweet baby Aiden was so special.
Read more about how I'm making it a point to look for the good in this week's blog post. Link in bio!