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Some feathered inspiration for today.  Love that gorgeous rug!

A few fun links for Friday, too:

How awesome are these potty training charts from Hello Lucky?  There is a girl version and a boy version (hilarious!!).  Perfect for when you are on the potty train wreck.

Love these new zebra crib sheets.

I was happy to recently find one of my favorite shops again (she left etsy and I couldn’t find her!).  She makes the cutest little animals and often does sales on instagram.  The bunnies are ridiculous and perfect for Easter.

Chip bought me this adorable edition of Alice in Wonderland (love Mr. Boddington’s studio!) and I’ve really been enjoying reading it, not to mention it’s perfect on my nightstand.

 

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Jenn Lara"Love so much!! Just ordered the lemon poster!! Thanks for such awesome ideas!! "

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Mar
19

on marriage

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(my grandparents)

Just a little slice of life here.  I am working on our bedroom, as I mentioned Monday, and I’m planning to hang a print out of a note Chip received from a friend.  As I was getting it ready to hang, I reflected a little on what was behind it, and I thought I’d share.

It was before we found out we were expecting Brigette, and Vivi was about 17 months old and we had settled into a pretty good routine.  Everything was just kind of normal.  I remember at that time driving in my car somewhere with Vivi and I was thinking about our life and it just kind of felt a bit dry.  Not bad, mind you, but it just felt like we had settled a bit.  Chip’s work was going well, and he worked late some nights, and it seemed our days and evenings were predictable with Vivi, and you know, things were just routine.  Not many surprises, everything was just comfortable.  And it was comfortable with Chip and me.  We had been married for four and a half years and I thought, “well, I guess this is it.  We’re out of the newlywed phase and just doing life now.”

Rather than being terribly bothered by that thought, I just went with it.  I mean, things were just fine.  Just not spectacular, I guess.

Then, we decided to refinance our house at a much lower interest rate, and because that process involves a meeting with other adults and signing 18,000 pieces of paper, Chip and I asked my mom to come up for the day and keep Vivi.  We left the house around 9 a.m. on a Friday, and she said she would keep her all day, so we planned to stay out.  I dressed up.  I wore a skirt and carried a tiny purse (because when do I ever get to do that?) and dried my hair.  After the meeting, we realized we had an entire day with absolutely no plans.  And no nap schedule to adhere to.  And it felt so good.  I couldn’t remember the last time I felt so free.  We stopped at a fancy-ish place and had a delightful lunch, then we went to the mall and Chip bought me a dress just because, then we caught a matinee movie because we could, and we rounded out the night with burgers and fries at a favorite restaurant where we played board games and talked about our dreams and just anything at all that came into our heads.  It was amazing.

The next morning, we had to run to a shop to pick up a mother’s day gift for Chip’s grandmother.  My mom was still in town, so she stayed with Vivi and we ran into this friend.  He’s really more of an acquaintance in the creative world, and we don’t know him super well, but he is one of those people who just knows how to throw out truth when he sees it.  He is discerning and encouraging, and it’s kind of a rare gift to find.  It was a short little interaction, and then a couple of days later, Chip forwarded me the email he received.  This is part of what it said:

I read it and tears sprang up in my eyes.  I thought, “he’s absolutely right!  We are in great love!  This is a fantastic adventure we are living together.  How could I ever possibly forget?”  How good to have someone reiterate it just when I needed to hear it.   I don’t share this to say “look at us, we have it all together” because that isn’t the point, and it’s also not the case.  The point is we took a time out from everything to reconnect, and it obviously made a difference.  It recentered us, reconnected us.   I have saved that note with plans to hang it as a reminder when things feel dry, that we have a great love, and it’s worth reading daily to really look at this precious person that swept me off my feet with fresh eyes unclouded by the daily stuff that dulls the senses.  Just so good.

And it’s also a great reminder to speak truth into the lives of others when we see it.  Sometimes it’s exactly what their heart needs to hear.

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Natasha"This is such a sweet post. And I think we all feel exactly how you describe feeling... It is so …"

Brianne Heape"Thank you, Joni! All extra prayers are greatly appreciated. "

Kate"came here from my friend lesley's blog, and just wanted to say i love this post! such a sweet reminder …"

Chrissy"Thanks for sharing. A really touching story. Oh the joys of love "

jonilay"Ahh, yes for sure, Anna! I love your recent post on dating. So good! "

jonilay"Thanks, Meg!! I really appreciate that. "

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Mar
17

our bedroom

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I am working on updating our bedroom, and it’s nearly done!  Above is a bit of the inspiration.  It is feeling so much fresher and happier than it was before.   It’s so nice to have a (nearly) finished and thoughtful bedroom.  It’s so hard to pay attention to our own space when other places seem to demand more immediate attention, but it’s really paying off!  And, can I just say, those sconces are super dreamy?  We have them on dimmers, and it’s so perfect for reading before bed!  That black and white print is by Vivi, and I have two smaller ones – such fun additions to the space.  I also adore the side cart as an end table.  It works great, and I can also easily move it if needed for entertaining purposes.  Below is a little peek from a post a couple of weeks ago:

master bedroom ideas

 

 

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jonilay"Thanks, Anna!! "

Anna @ IHOD"It looks dreamy! Can't wait to see more! "

jonilay"Hi Katerina! Thanks so much! I honestly have never thought about it - we have had this headboard …"

Katerina@lexandliv"Hi Joni, beautiful style board, as always! Do you find the metal bed uncomfortable though? I've had one for a few years …"

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Mar
14

It’s Friday!  Yay!  I’m so excited it’s the weekend, and it’s a gorgeous day.  (Picture of Vivi in the Home Depot bathroom last night.  Public restrooms are all new territory since we got on the potty train.  Clearly I have been missing out on the adventure that is a sensor hand dryer!  It is good to always have a reminder to find joy in the little things!).  I feel like it’s been one of those weeks when I have gotten everything done and also absolutely nothing done at the same time.  Do you ever feel that way?  I’m constantly busy with the every day tasks, yet if feels like I’m not really making many forward strides.  I’ll blame the time change . . .

A few things from this week:

We are trying out this new budget software, and I am loving it.  That’s a win, for sure.

I’m making some plans to update Vivi’s room a bit.  Check out the pinterest board to see some of the inspiration.

Did you see Lesley’s gorgeous bedroom?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about unplugging.  This book and this book both look inspiring.

I’m starting this study with some girlfriends next week, and I’m excited to dig in.

I also purged, cleaned, painted, and organized my closet this week.  I’m pretty excited to have it done.  It’s such a challenge to organize a closet during this season of life, when you are not pregnant, pregnant, nursing, post baby, and then kind of back to normal.  It feels like I’m never the same!  It felt great to really sort through it all and I look forward to sharing it soon!  

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kelsey"We use and love YNAB! So glad you are enjoying it as well. "

Kitty lay"I'm very impressed with your accomplishments! I think the last time I painted a closet was just before we …"

Laura"Mine always says, "I not like that loud air, Mommy." "

Lisa"Sounds to me like you got a ton done! Purging, cleaning, painting—wow. I am always shelving projects, and I only …"

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Mar
13

pink lemonade

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pink and yellow baby room ideas

A happy pink and yellow palette for today!  Can’t stop thinking about spring . . .

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Andreina"Thanks for featuring my "love circle print" made my day! Love your style boards ;) great colour pallette "

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