Saturday, April 25, 2015

beauty in the waiting







We have officially hit 39 weeks + baby is the size of a watermelon! (This reality always becomes most apparent when my husband collides into the baby bump on accident;)).
Our midwife believes we will be having an 8 pound baby and oh how that fills my heart with such happy! I am so so ready to meet this little angel.

There is so much beauty in this time of waiting. I've been practicing filling these moments with peace + contentment + doing my best to remain present and intentional with my time.
A few weeks ago I sent up a prayer that I would be more open to receiving messages from God.
It's so amazing all that is waiting for your heart + soul when you're open and looking.


Friday, April 24, 2015

from the inside

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.
{unknown} {33 weeks}
{38 weeks}

Monday, March 30, 2015

This is home

We spent most of the day yesterday outside. Taking deep breaths and basking in the healing powers of the sunshine. Can you just feel the peace here?
The birds sang their glorious songs + the butterflies danced about. The rushing water of the creek was sweet music to our ears.
It's times like these I'm overcome with such gratitude that this is home.

(The view from our deck:)
My sweetie and I have been hit pretty hard with a terrible case of the sickies. I'm so thankful for these days where we allow for rest. (This seems to be pretty hard for us both!) We built a cocoon out of blankets and laid on the deck until the sun disappeared and gave thanks for all that is good.

xoxo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

custom art!

I am so thrilled to share this latest custom piece with you!
This was such a joy to create for so many reasons - a big one being the wonderful woman who requested it!
There were no real guidelines (free artistic reign? dream.)...except for the words she would love to see incorporated into the art: faith, family, hope, love, happiness (swoon).

Take a peek: xoxo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

His presence


This was the second day in a row where butterflies - beautiful, white and black butterflies - surrounded me as I walked along the creek near our home.
I felt such a presence of our Divine Creator, and saw him so clearly...
in the sound of the singing birds and rushing water.
in the smell of fresh new blooms springing to life.
in the blue of the sky, so vibrant.
in the way the breeze danced with tree branches. 
in the warmth of the sun on my face.


I gave thanks for these little things, and in my heart knew them to actually be the big things.

xoxo



Monday, March 9, 2015

wrapped up in beautiful moments

Those weekends where we allow rest + play + spontaneous adventure; where we are so wrapped up in the moment and in just being alive that we forget all about our to-do lists and responsibilities?
I never regret those weekends.



Playing a bit of catch up this morning and that's perfectly ok with me:). Currently working on getting this original packaged and sent to a new home in California!

Hope this week is beautiful, dear one.

xo

Monday, March 2, 2015

tremendously alive

 dear ones, have you ever been to Ashland? it's been a burning desire of mine to visit for so long now + I'm still on cloud nine from witnessing the beauty of it all. 

my love and I had the best weekend away. exploring new places + hiking + eating delicious food + just being together. I love how an escape from regular routine, even for just a little while, ignites a spark within. I'm reminded just how good it feels to be alive.

the next time we set out on a road trip we very well could be a family of three! <3

(below you'll see one of the greatest reasons for my desire to visit: to wander the spaces of Papaya! Art. Yes, it was just as magical as I had imagined it to be!) We hiked to the top of Table Rock and sat there for a long while, breathing it all in. and returned home feeling rejuvenated + tremendously alive. xoxo