I Like You, So Here’s Some Free Fall Decoration

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It’s still so hot here in Florida, but I am trying my best to get into the fall spirit. I’m working on some ideas for easy, minimal decorations for the holidays, and the first thing I thought of was framing pretty artwork. I already have frames out, so all I have to do is change out the art for something festive. And because I just couldn’t wait to share, I’m giving it to you here! Just open these beauties in a new tab and print. Happy October!

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Links 9.20// Minimalism

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So let’s just say Hurricane Irma threw a wrench in my plans for about a week. We ended up being right in her path, so we gathered up our most valued possessions and headed for my parents’ house. They just live about forty minutes north, but at least we would be together and we would have some extra eyes and hands for the kids. We were without electricity for a few days, and then there was the business of getting back to the house and cleaning up the wreckage. But now that I have internet, lights, and a little free time, I am ready to dive into this minimalism challenge! I wanted to get started sooner, but nature had different plans, so I had to settle for doing some research and planning. This might have been a blessing in disguise since now I feel like I have a pretty good handle […]

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Links 8.15 // Diversions

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Real life talk: my family’s lives are about to get bananas. With Scott starting back at school, and still working full time, and my bajillion jobs, and oh yeah we have two kids too, it’s about to get busy. Right now I am just staring into the next few weeks in my planner, willing it to somehow coalesce into a nice organized schedule on its own. Someone get Erin Condren down here, because its not working. Along with going all minimalist comes being intentional with my time, so I am trying hard to be purposeful with how we all spend our fleeting minutes. Right now it’s a scary and vulnerable feeling trying to plan out the future–the routines, the timing, the commutes–but if I take it day by day, and make sure to sprinkle in some time to just be, I know it will all work out fine. Here are […]

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I’m Going Minimalist (And Totally Not Freaking Out)

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If you have been following me on Pinterest you have probably noticed the flurry of minimalism inspiration I have been pinning away. Going minimal has been an interest of mine for a while, and I have been doing some mini purges over the past year (mostly because we moved our stuff twice last year and there were lots of boxes I would rather get rid of instead of moving it…again), but with jobs and kids and trying to actually leave the house sometimes it has fallen by the wayside. I am all about intentional living and making your home reflect the life you want to lead, so it’s about time I stop pinning and start making some moves! If you are kicking around the idea of decluttering, join me! We can commiserate over all the pairs of jeans we bought and never wore (ugh, I don’t even want to think about […]

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Fill Your Feed With Beautiful Blooms

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I used to think fresh flowers were the kind of luxury that you waited for someone else to buy for you, a kind of opulent gesture. Although buying a bunch of pricey peonies isn’t always in my budget to just sit on my kitchen table or on my nightstand, I like to grab a grocery-store bouquet once in a while to bring some color and life to my home. After all, I definitely spend the most time in my home as opposed to outside of it, so I try to brighten it up and pretend the rest of the house isn’t a mess of toddler toys and baby teethers. Maybe it’s the summer air, but I have been especially swoony (totally a word…that I just made up) over the gorgeous flowers all over my Instagram feed. I just want to reach into the screen and grab a bouquet for my […]

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7.15 Links // Summer Summer Summertime

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I remember summertime growing up as freedom. Rules were a little more relaxed, we rarely had tight schedules, and the hot weather meant swimming to our hearts’ content. Vi is just two (almost three!), but I want to make sure she gets the same slow summers I loved as a kid. I have found some favorite ideas around the web for us to stay grounded this summer. This list of quickly growing plants for kids is perfect to help her feel connected to the earth and help us out in our garden. My favorite easy hot-weather treat is making a big comeback and is as delicious as ever (and fast and pretty healthy too, so this is a win for sure). My parents got Vi an adorable water table for her backyard amusement and, I have to say, she is absolutely obsessed with it. We haven’t tried grilling a pizza in a […]

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Trying to Enjoy It All (Without Completely Freaking Out)

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Parenthood might be one of the trickiest gigs ever. We are totally responsible for the care of these little people (if they grow up and rob a bank, that’s on us). There is pressure from every direction for the best way to guide them along the “right” path (whatever that means). It is exhausting, messy, frustrating, and full of physical and emotional extremes (I have been both the happiest and saddest in my entire life in the span of two and a half years). And, in the middle of it all, we are supposed to cherish every moment. Every. Single. One. Damn. That is a lot of cherishing. “It is hard to cherish the moment that your toddler is having a Britney-circa-2007 breakdown in the grocery store.” Since having my daughter two (wow, almost three) years ago, I have tried to live more slowly and be more present. I try to […]

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6.17 Links // Lazy Days

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This week has been hard, but that is for another day. Gib had surgery last Friday so this week has been filled with lots of snuggles and lazy days. I have perfected my carrot cake overnight oats, decided on curtain rods for the kids’ room, and walked past a full sink of dishes about a million times (my life is super riveting right now, I know). Here is what else I have been into this week. Happy Fathers Day weekend! Maybe it is all the rain we have been having and all the time we are spending inside, but I have been itching to redo our whole house. Not gonna happen, I know, but a girl can dream, right? This overdyed rug just needs to occupy the still bare spot in my living room under my couch. It is rich and saturated and would add just the pop of color that […]

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DIY Flower Crown Party Station

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Scroll through Pinterest and you will see lots of flower crowns. Lots and lots. I couldn’t be happier to see everyone embracing flower crowns and turning into bohemian forest nymphs for all of their special occasions. For my wedding I wore a subdued crown with spots of baby’s breath, and my bridesmaids made more colorful ones; they were the perfect addition to my simple, whimsical, laid-back wedding. I wore a floral headband with purple daisies in my maternity pictures. And I made matching crowns with violets for my daughter’s one-year photos. So yeah, I am highly in favor of flower crowns! When my best friend, Samantha, wanted flower crowns for her baby shower, I knew I could make it happen! Her sister and I decided that letting everyone make their own at the party would not only give them a fun favor to take home with them, but would be […]

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Adding a Baby Corner

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Well…I had a baby! I wanted to share the little baby corner I created in our bedroom. It is just the cutest spot for Gib to sleep…babies eventually do that, right?   When we brought Vi home two years ago we lived in a one-bedroom apartment, so we didn’t have much choice other than keeping her in our room. Even though we now have two bedrooms, I still want to keep this baby close for the first few months. Our bedroom is small, but I am determined to carve out a little space for baby and everything he needs. We moved in after I knew I was pregnant, so I consciously kept this corner pretty cleared out from the beginning, only adding what I thought we would need once our little bean got here. I only wanted to keep essentials in here to make it nice and relaxing and uncluttered, and I […]

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