Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Little Bits No. 6

2016, the year my blog died.
In all seriousness though, it's been quite awhile since I dusted this space off and gave a little update. Life has been absolutely full of sweetness, love, and joy. We welcomed our daughter Luna Eloise into the world on September 30th, exactly two months ago today, after carrying her in my womb for 41 long and beautiful weeks (birth story to come ya'll). The past two months have been a whirlwind of sleepless nights and baby poop but we've loved every single minute. Life with three kids is so full of every single good thing; love, laughter, connection, and excitement. I have been trying my hardest to soak it all in, hoping I remember these sweet newborn times a little bit better than the last. All the smells and sounds and sweet little full body stretches after long milk drunk naps. It's all so good.
 

The two big kids love their little sister so much and have fully stepped into their new sibling roles. Marli is especially maternal and I love to see the say she cares for Luna and tries to soothe her when she's a little fussy. Hunter likes to mostly admire her from afar and often gushes over how cute she is and how much he loves her. Seeing the three of the together makes my heart feel so full, we waited so long to bring another little life into our family and now she is here, perfect and sweet and magical.

So far it has felt like we hit the baby jackpot, Luna is such a good little baby! She nursed like a champion from day one (my easiest so far) and is always smiling or in a generally pleasant mood. Waking up at 2 a.m. is much easier when there is a sweet little face beaming up at you! I was worried that having a newborn after so many years with older kids would be a big adjustment but she has made it truly easy for us and we cannot imagine what our lives would look like without her. Two months in the world and everything is brighter.

I'm hoping that 2017 gives me more opportunities to keep this space updated with little snaps of our life and maybe even a few extra things when i'm lead to post them. Having this space is always comforting, even if it sits silent all year long.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Essential Living // Allergy Bomb Blend.

I don't know about you, but during the spring and summer the kids and I are usually plagued with allergies. Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, the works. A few years ago when I started using essential oils I stumbled across this really great oil blend specifically for allergies and it has been our go-to ever since. I usually mix my oils and carrier into a cute little roller bottle that I can throw in my bag and whip it out at the first sign of a sneeze! It's such an easy homemade remedy and I swear by it!

3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 tbs carrier oil of your choice (we used jojoba)

A little rub behind the ears and the same blend diffused in the house (and car) makes everyone feel better in no time!
Let me know if you've tried this blend or if you plan to, I'd love to hear how it worked for you.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Little Bits No. 5




O boy, it's been awhile since I updated here! Spring is in full bloom and so is my belly. We are so excited to have a little one on the way and now that i'm in my second trimester I breathe a little easier and feel a little better everyday. We've been taking full advantage of open windows and longer days, getting our school in early so we can spend the afternoon playing outside or doing craft projects. This week: making natural dye and decorating Easter eggs! It's starting to sink in that our days are numbered as a family of four so i'm really enjoying all of these yummy moments with the big kids!

1. Tangram dominoes!
2. Afternoon naps are sweeter with this guy.
3. One healthy baby, due September 22, 2016!
4. The littles are so excited to meet the new baby, they are already putting bets on the gender!
5. Mr. Mess Maker.
6. Spring is the best because...floral print everything!
7. Our basket full of onion and turmeric dyed Easter eggs, ready for this weekends festivities.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

4/52


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”