This Grateful Heart

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful

Parents Struggling With Boundaries

aneasyworld:

Fucking excellent (and brilliantly timed) article from Janet this week. So very very true.

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I just love you mamas

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In Search of True Foods | Yoga, Outdoors, Ocean, Hiking, Fitness. Mom and Wife. Food Lover. Raising a little pipsqueak and learning how to feed a family. Hungry for true foods: unadulterated, ancient, healthful, organic. These are the notes from my kitchen.

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Leaving the Anti-Vaccine Movement

naturalmomma:

My story was published at Voices For Vaccines. Check it out! :)

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Little beetles play space

Big daddy would prefer toys to be in a toy box in her room, but what’s the fun in that?!

Looking forward to a lot of fun art projects to hang on our clothesline! View high resolution

Little beetles play space

Big daddy would prefer toys to be in a toy box in her room, but what’s the fun in that?!

Looking forward to a lot of fun art projects to hang on our clothesline!

Lucy’s Room!

So, in the next 6 months or so we are going to replace the rocking chair with something different and get her a toddler bed, but for now things are as complete as they are going to be. I’d also love to find some cool curtain tie backs (maybe rope with gold trim?)

Big thanks to Lucy’s Memaw for the awesome inspirational art! And to BD for helping me with the wall of bees!

Feeling Homey
Bit the bullet with our first art project. We had these simple record frames from ikea ($9 each? Something like that) and framed some starched hankies that were used as decor for our wedding reception. We had a somewhat limited selection so I tried to make the colors balance as best I could. Eventually I might replace a few of them after hitting up a few of the flea markets around here as they always have an incredible selection of cheap vintage hankies to chose from. Glad the first holes have been made. All this white was making me crazy!

Master bathroom reveal! Really in love with the tile in here. Was nervous about how “loud” it looked bit I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Also— a barn door— such a terrific (and affordable) alternative to a pocket door! View high resolution

Master bathroom reveal! Really in love with the tile in here. Was nervous about how “loud” it looked bit I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Also— a barn door— such a terrific (and affordable) alternative to a pocket door!

Major cooking dork alert— one of my favorite parts of the kitchen— built in knife and silverware drawer compartments. We went to a baby safety class when I was pregnant and the instructor told us to never have a knife block on the counter because little ones could climb up and grab them. We both thought that was a bit extreme, but loved the idea of knives safely tucked away in a childproof drawer and getting back the counter space View high resolution

Major cooking dork alert— one of my favorite parts of the kitchen— built in knife and silverware drawer compartments. We went to a baby safety class when I was pregnant and the instructor told us to never have a knife block on the counter because little ones could climb up and grab them. We both thought that was a bit extreme, but loved the idea of knives safely tucked away in a childproof drawer and getting back the counter space

1 room at a time. Yoga studio/office

So much gratitude tonight. It took a lot of work. A lot. And the team was incredible. We started at 6, didn’t leave until almost 11pm, but it’s livable. More than that, it’s gorgeous. I can’t tell you how amazing it is to envision something, explain it to someone, and then have it appear in real life, right in from of your face. (Ok, it certainly wasn’t that easy but you know what I mean). 

We all had to pull some weight to make it happen today so we could move in tomorrow. Hauling trash, opening boxes, back and forth to Home Depot. I haven’t worked that hard, psychically hard labor, in a long time. Big daddy worked all day at his job and then came home and put on his game face and raged right along with us. The result was a total transformation, even from what it was like this morning. 

Last night at my parents, and I am full of all the feels. Can’t wait to settle in, so relieved to know its ready for LB and she can run around (mostly) without endangering her life. 

Phew! View high resolution

So much gratitude tonight. It took a lot of work. A lot. And the team was incredible. We started at 6, didn’t leave until almost 11pm, but it’s livable. More than that, it’s gorgeous. I can’t tell you how amazing it is to envision something, explain it to someone, and then have it appear in real life, right in from of your face. (Ok, it certainly wasn’t that easy but you know what I mean).

We all had to pull some weight to make it happen today so we could move in tomorrow. Hauling trash, opening boxes, back and forth to Home Depot. I haven’t worked that hard, psychically hard labor, in a long time. Big daddy worked all day at his job and then came home and put on his game face and raged right along with us. The result was a total transformation, even from what it was like this morning.

Last night at my parents, and I am full of all the feels. Can’t wait to settle in, so relieved to know its ready for LB and she can run around (mostly) without endangering her life.

Phew!

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