Lets Talk... 2017

My 2017 resolution is MORE, more love, more wandering, more letting go, more open arms.... and what I am realizing I need to do to achieve that is to stop weaving my quilt of judgement. Yes you heard me correctly as I was looking over the past year okay and really my entire life I realized that I am constantly gather threads, ribbons, string, any little tidbits of doubt, shame, hatred, fear, and dislike I can pull from the experiences in my day-to-day life.  This can come in the form of criticism, offhanded comments, fears I read into conversations, other peoples body language, my own self image, really anything. More and more I am realizing that isn't okay, that isn't healthy and its not doing me any good.

Bus Update #6

SO what do we have left? Actually a lot but not a lot if that makes sense... Ben has to run the propane like I mentioned above, we need to lay down the floors, paint the bunk beds, put up curtain rods, install the couch, install the wood burning stove and put up the fire tiles around the area where it is going, build doors for the bathroom and bed room, and install the floors. Other than that though we are really close and hoping to be done in the next week or two. Once that is all done we just have to register is as an RV and we will be good to go! 

A Christmas Gift Guide (For Everyone!)

So you should know I kind of obsess about finding the perfect Christmas gift every year... I like to give gifts that are unique and come from someplace awesome, ie. not just a department store. So I thought I would put together a little gift guide, some of these things I actually bought this Christmas as gifts, some are things I have and just think would make good gifts, but all our lovely. Oh and this guide is in no particular order meaning each gift could be for anyone! 

Likes, Instagram, and Self Worth

I'm sharing this here today because to many influencers I know are equating their worth in how their photos do... I want you to know you are enough, your photos are enough, the number of likes under your photo does not determine the beauty of that moment. Don't be afraid to share the beauty around you just because you think someone might not like it, don't be afraid to be real. I have made this mistake too many times, and I am done, because there is too much life to be had to worry about a silly little number next to a photo. 

Mama & Tiny Style (Conscious Clothing)

Mama and Tiny style post because I love supporting small shops and also what isn't fun about wearing cute clothes and wandering around lonely roads? Todays post is especially exciting because I have been eying this romper for months and am basically obsessed with the brand I have to share with you today! 

8 things I Have Learned From Building a Bus

Maybe its the fact that Ben's shift changed and I am now alone at night which has led to a lot of introspection, or that we put up the first real walls in the bus this week which has left me both excited and a bit emotional... either way I wanted to share some reflections and feelings as we enter month 6 of building this bus, our dream. 

Tiny Style (Little Cotton Wood)

A day late but I am trying! Today's Tiny Style post might be one of my favorite brands ever! Not only do they make amazing clothes but wooden toys as well. This guitar has filled our house with so much "music" and joy I can't even begin to tell you. I was a little scared at first that she would just pull all the strings off and it would be a five minute toy but so far it has held up impressively well to her strumming and loud singing! 

Busdate #5

Guys we are making real progress and actually more or less have a completion date for the bus!!! I can't even tell you how excited that make me... I was looking back and realized we started this project almost 6 months ago, you can see our first post HERE. So here is a little peek into everything we have done in the bus this month... 

Mama and Tiny Style (Posey and Pence)

Another tiny style post because honestly I am just having way to much fun with this! Today though it is not just Jessamyn but my outfit too! All of these brands are absolutely lovely and we had so much fun exploring in nature and basically feeling like complete forest babes in these outfits! 

Thankfulness and Wandering

Thanksgiving is coming which if I was honest is a day I generally just associate with parades, turkeys, and that slightly uncomfortable feeling of being over stuffed. This week I participated in a collaboration with several other lovely mamas on Instagram that really made me stop and think about thankfulness. What does it mean to be thankful? What does it look like to teach a two year old thankfulness? I don't have the answers but I have a small thought. 

2 Years ( A Gift Guide)

Jessamyn turned two today and in the spirit of that I thought it would be fun to put together a little gift guide for a two year old! Gift giving is something I really enjoy doing, because honestly it is really fun finding unique and often hand made products for loved ones and knowing they are getting something one of a kind that they will hopefully love brings me a lot of joy. So If you have a two year old (Or even a three or four year old) this is the gift guide for you birthdays and holidays, it is totally versatile! 

The Aquarium

Oh baby girl you are turning two and I don't even have words.... When you turned one it was easy, I had a clear purpose and direction. We threw a giant party, cake, food, all your favorite people.... I planned it out down to the minute. Two though, two snuck up on me. It came with a lot of words, mile stones, and so very many skills I can't even begin to list. And really how do you capture that essence and turn it into a party? A celebration big enough to really express all you have become in the past two years of your existence? I think the answer if I am honest is that you cannot, and we did not... so Instead it was the aquarium and then wings and fries for lunch because you basically exist off of fruit, chicken nuggets, and fries.... obviously.