maps for kids

Maps for Kids

I’ve been thinking about things I learned at school that really benefit me as an adult and geography is one of them! So I thought if I have maps at their fingertips it might help! So far they’re 100% more interested than they were before, and that is thanks to this $13 puzzle and these placemats. Wanted to share a few other options I have my eye on! Canvas Wall Hanging Gathre Mats – bonded leather in multiple sizes (United States and World!) // Fell’s National Parks Map //  Canvas Watercolor Map for the wall // Petit Collage Floor Puzzle // Minimal Laser … Read more

you belong: valentine’s day

I talk about this A LOT on here because I know it’s so important! A sense of belonging in the home. Everything I’ve read shows that it’s the little things we do that create this. But that without it children can grow up with a myriad of emotional issues, even if there’s no presence of abuse or apparent neglect. A safe place to land, a consistent caregiver, and unconditional love are where it’s at! It’s not the fancy trips, or what toys they have or clothes they wear. Luckily it’s much easier than all that! I know parents who are … Read more

family culture

FRAME FAMILY – FRESH COURAGE TAKE We are kind and gentle with ourselves and others. We do not need to be perfect, but we always show up. We are on the same team and we are each other’s biggest fans. We respect ourselves and others and the belongings of ourselves and others. We work hard and we clean up after ourselves. Our best words are thank you, please, you’re welcome, I’m sorry and I love you. We can always start over with each other. Have a do-over, or a reset. Life should be fun and filled with laughter, and if … Read more

christmas card 2018

I had a specific purpose with this year’s card and that was to share our new address and send it out quick so our loved ones wouldn’t have to track it down. Chatbooks to the rescue! It says “no place like home for the holidays” and the our address right below! Hidden of course but you get the gist. 😉Their cards are $1 each and include a return address labeled envelope, and can be printed on both sides! Great quality and obviously unreal value. Pretty certain half the cards I’ve received have been Chatbooks! I kept it super simple this … Read more

10 years of Christmas Cards!

2018. All I wanted was to share a picture of us in the house, I will forever cherish these! Our first real family photoshoot here! 2017 – one of my favorite pictures of our family of all time. Captures everyone so well. Cal looking perturbed and in his own world. Raleigh happy as can be. Hayes taking care of Raleigh. Russ and I have actual bliss on our faces and that’s priceless.  2016: Sweetest Nicole shot these for me in her studio. I think she was super sick at the time, too. But always so generous and insisted. She has … Read more

Wee Society!

WEE SOCIETY

Giving away the entire Wee Society line of books today on my Instagram! Their flawless graphics and quirky content make my heart soar and I can’t wait to gift someone all of these beautiful books! Linking them all here in case you want to check them out! WEE HEE HEE (not pictured but its a joke book that is so freaking cute you’ll squeal. Big and beautiful and looks amazing out on the shelf. // ME: A COMPENDIUM FILL IN THE BLANK this journal is something Im gifting both my boys and can’t wait to see what they do with … Read more

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white coffee table books

Modern White Entry Way

I pitched this question the other day on Instagram because I was on the hunt for coffee table books with white spines for my entry. Runner // Light custom order from Echo Neon (Ten-Twenty is our anniversary! 10/20/2005) // Credenza – Besta via Ikea! (high gloss Selsviken fronts) // Custom Door via CBW Doors // String of Bananas plant (locally for $30 at Cook’s!) You’d think it wouldn’t be that hard, but since you can’t usually see the spine in any online images, and so many of the books I have or saw in stores had white covers, but a different … Read more

mine + ours: books #12

Here are my picks for August! I’m ready for more book reccs, too if you have any! Catch the whole series here!   MINE: Read: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion  is the memoir of Gregory Boyle, a Catholic Priest who devoted his ministry to gangs of Los Angeles. He is behind Homeboy Industries which is a whole slew of companies that employ and rehabilitate inmates, gang members, and given them jobs and a way out of their former gang lives. I loved every second of this book. It’s funny, tragic, and I marked the heck out … Read more

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pickleball summer

This post has been sponsored by Danone Waters of America. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So my husband is weirdly good at tennis and LOVES playing in the warm months. Trouble is, I am not so good! He’s asked for years and years for us to spend time playing, but I never seem to get better– ha! A few years ago we tried out Pickleball, have you played? It’s essentially a mix of tennis + ping pong, and it is so fun! I feel like I was able to pick it up and improve so much faster! The … Read more

mine + ours: books #11

July Book Reviews! I rarely, if ever, do this but I quit not one, but TWO books this month! (The last time was probably 6 years ago and it was Freedom by Jonathan Franzen) it might be my stress levels, a never ending to-do list with the move, not sure but I have the personality that finishes books to the bitter end so it’s shocking maybe to only me! First– Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore. The story of Milo, a man who has died nearly 10,000 times. He only has a few more shots to hit perfection or he disappears … Read more