My beautiful baby all dressed up. 💛
Another favorite of mine. A big white clapboard house with a wrap around corner porch. It has what looks like a good sized third floor, and a back porch also, along with a unique fence and good sized garage (which is rare with older homes.). She’s a beauty!
Letter to new moms on my blog today-link is in bio-if you subscribe it will be in your email’s inbox when I post!
Some photos of my back garden I’ve been working on along with the screened in porch. It’s been such a work in progress for 15 years and sometimes I’ve cursed it, I’ve definitely had sweat dripping in my eyes, I used to work with a baby monitor plugged in the window while I tried to manage it with babies around and now I have the free time to really enjoy it. I’ve noticed the more time I spend outside the better I feel inside. 🌺☀️🏡
No! I love boring. I think we have an obsession with fun, excitement, the new-special, the best, bigger, fancier, different. I love- ☀️ordinary days 📖 a good book 🍦 ice cream with no toppings 🏡 a day at home 🏃♀️a walk with a friend 🍔 a simple meal without fancy ingredients 🛒sticking with the same products=less choices & easier decisions ✏️using paper for my lists and schedules We have too much - too many expectations and too many choices and too many people trying too sell us too much stuff. Too much news, too much extravagance, too much looking at snapshots of other’s lives. Too much illusion of perfection. Too many opinions, too much advice. Too much materialism, too much urgency to make or have or be or want the next best thing. When my mom asked her lovely sister, who was dying, what advice do you have? She said “Live a simple life.” I do believe it’s so true. The simple things will hold the most worth. How do we do that? We quiet ourselves every day and make the intention to do so. We focus. We downsize. We write down what we really want for ourselves at the end of day to sleep peacefully. What makes a good day? We are very very choosy about the floods of information that come to us every day and we dial back, way back, to give space for our own thoughts and experiences, likes and dislikes. We channel our grandmothers. We look at needs more than wants, and take care of our neighbor before we tackle the world. We take care of our homes before we tackle anything because that’s where it all begins. And boring is what gives us the space to do that.
My dad is the most dedicated loyal hardworking honorable kind strong loving man I know. He would do anything for any us ever at anytime and I always knew that. My brothers have had him as an example of what it means to be GOOD-just good all the way around. And they are incredible fathers and husbands because of him. ❤️. (Also can I say incredibly handsome all of them? And also I miss my niece and nephews and want to squeeze them so badly.)
Unedited gorgeousness on a Friday night with kids and ice cream is the best ever. We live in a beautiful world. Enjoy the weekend with your babies no matter how old they are. ❤️
We went on a beautiful country drive early in the morning when everyone else was snoring to pick up some homegrown strawberries @wolfsbloomsandberries that taste like heaven. 🍓 We’ve been doing this since Janey was one. She always drips and stains her shirt and this was no exception. I hope we can do this for the rest of our lives. We don’t make anything fancy with them we just wash and eat (or honestly don’t wash because we can’t keep our greedy hands off of them in the car.) 🍓 On the way home I noticed all the wonderful things I love about summer - blue skies, puffy clouds, green fields, big white barns, fresh fruit, wild flowers, easy dresses and flip flops, open windows (I’d never turn on the air if it wasn’t for mutinous older children) and estate sales. 😂 🍓 “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” Max Ehrmann . . . . #countryliving #perrysburg #midwestliving #wolfsbloomsandberries #motheranddaughtertradition #mothering #summerliving #simplelifehappylife
I’ve been working so hard in our back yard trying to make it more manageable and organized for me (it’s a success!) and one little project was to clean this old garden shed. Janey’s big brothers were ordered by her to bring out her desk and chair to complete the job. She’s found she has a little visitor who also considers this a playhouse in the form of a chipmunk named Grace.