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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

G I V E A W A Y ! $130 PAYPAL CASH-O-RAMA


happy happy august!

for those of you in school or with children heading back to school...may you enjoy and savor your final weeks.

for those of you who feel like children going back to school IS your vacation...congratulations...you're almost there.

regardless - this giveaway is for you and you and you.

getchaself entered to win some mula.

you probably need some going back to school goodies, am i right?

i know, like, 95% of you have a target addiction and their super cute office // school supplies. and that's the perfect spot to blow $130. i mean...that's a lot of pencils, colored paperclips, pushpins, laptop cover, desk vase, monthly planner...you get the idea.

but if you're like me...back to school clothes is where it's at and there are so many summer sales going on, you could really make $130 stretch. yes please!

the best news? our little giveaway was brought to you by the gals below who make the blogging community that much better.

i mean, seriously. it's quite the treat when you run across a new blog that quickly becomes a new daily read...which is exactly why you should give a look to each of the gals below. it's worth it!

then...head down to the rafflecopter entry form and get yourself entered over...and over...and over. you know the drill!
KARLI | KATIE
LINDSAY | BSN | CHRISTINE
ASHLEY | MAR | BRITTANY
AMY | SARA | KARISSA

Friday, July 31, 2015

oh hey, friday! | my kid screamed at me for an hour last night

oh hey, "it took me over an hour to get my eldest to bed." i heard the following things screamed into the monitor -

-you make kaye sad!
-I! WANT! CUDDLES!!!! (sob sob sob)
-i can't lay down. it's too hard!
-i don't like my pillow. i don't like my pillow. i don't like my pillow.

i'm convinced my kaye is the master of manipulation. she finally won and got my attention when she said, "kaye has to go pee pee."

i went downstairs, walked her to the bathroom, she did her business...and i wound up singing her songs. cuddling her. laying in bed with her. playing with her hair.

30 minutes after the pee break she notified me i could leave.

thanks, kaye.

this is the business i have to deal with if she naps. i do everything i can to keep her from napping during the day so bedtime is easier. we'll call it a #nappingfail today.

so thank god it's friday. fridays erase unfortunate happenings like botched bedtimes.

let's get this link-up party started -

1 | grab this here snazzy summer-themed button and link back to september farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E

1 | birthday inspiration
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i can't help it. i'm birthday party crazed when it comes to thinking about how to celebrate my two best gals...but more importantly...how i brought them into this world so they better appreciate it or else. know what i mean? 

anyway, i follow tomkat studio on instagram and she's always posting the most glorious inspiration. when i saw her strawberry party i couldn't help myself. i want to purchase all of it. 

2 | kaye's slumber party
my kaye! aside from her fit-throwing at bedtime...she's growing up so fast! she had her first slumber party last night with a fellow farm gal. this particular farm gal is seven...and the sweetest seven year old you'll ever meet. she definitely plays the role of big sister, but like a nice big sister. kaye looks up to her so so much and is what some may call obsessed. i'm working on teaching kaye how to stop creeping other kids out.

3 | 4 x feature sale
hey gals! i'm looking for three more lovelies to be featured in august's 4 x feature! interested? need an example? check out these write ups here and here

want to go for it? use the code 4FEATURE40 for 40% off!

4 | i have a problem...and it's called stressing about most everything. so much so that i stress other people out. 
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well, my sister and her little family arrive tomorrow and then we're headed up to our favorite mountain town for the week. and people...it's a vacation, so...this my motto will be.

5 | creative market obsession

that's right. i'm coming to terms with it. i have a new obsession. does anyone else lose huge chunks of time popping around creative market? i can't help myself. i search one thing and that turns into another, into another, into another. it also makes me want to spend ungodly amounts of mula on fonts and the hottest new watercolor animal silhouettes and stock photos and and it's a problem.

if you haven't checked out creative market and you enjoy making your own graphics for your blog or 
this or that...head that way. it doesn't disappoint. 

linky link time! tell your friends!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

sawyer | 9 months

as much as i'm thrilled that my sawyer-muff is nine months old...i'm quite possibly more excited that i  have less than three months of breast feeding to go. 

you guys...home stretch. 

really wish it was one of those magical experiences i hear so many moms talk about...but it's not. it just isn't. 

it's not that sawyer is a bad nurser or a biter or that it's painful...it's just that i'll be excited to wear a normal bra again. and to not have to nurse in public. and no more pumping. and...i'm going to start researching that breast lift i've been dreaming about for the past three years. 
but what am i doing...this is supposed to be all about my sawyer-muff!!

T H I S  M O N T H . . .

this month you've really started to stretch your legs...as in you want to walk everywhere.

granted...we still have to hold your hands as you walk, but you're really REALLY close.

part of me is somewhat excited to watch you take your first steps, and the other party of me is grateful that we aren't going to have another nine month walker, like your sister. the head injuries that girl sustained were unfortunate.

you can stand unassisted for a bit at a time. your longest stretch was 15 seconds. when you realize you're standing by yourself you get suuuuuper excited, lose your balance and immediately sit down. so...your enthusiasm isn't helping your progress.

your second favorite pastime? crawling. you're a better crawler than your sister, so you have that going for you. your poor knees though. they are all scuffed up...although i'm not sure from what? our hardwood is super smooth, so maybe the carpet?

my favorite part about your crawling is when i'm in the other room and then all of a sudden i see your little head pop through the door with a look as if to say, "hey. hey. what's going on in here? what am i missing?"

this month you've expanded your sound vocab. you're still yelling mama when you wake up from a nap or if you want picked up. but you're also starting to work out other words, although totally not audible.

this month you've really taken a liking to antagonizing your sister. you grab at her CONSTANTLY. sometimes kaye is totally game and thinks it's funny. i think kaye may have more patience than me. but sometimes kaye gets suuuuuper irritated with you and you make her cry. she says through tears, "bitty's getting me! stop bitty!" i can't help but laugh. sisters, they're the best.

this month you've started to give high fives. you looove giving high fives. oh...and you started waving "bye!" who taught you that?

this month you've decided you no longer like posing perfectly for pictures. what gives gal?!

nicknames | bitty-boo-boo, bitty, bittles, sawyer-muff, muffy-muff

height + weight | we'll have an appointment next week, but i wouldn't be surprised if you've grown another inch and gained a pound. your thighs...girl. your thighs.

food | you eat anything and everything. thank you for this. yesterday i blended sweet potato, broccoli, avocado, and zucchini. guess what...you ate it. i tried it. it was disgusting.

sleep | girlfriend...you're my little sleeping champion. you have elongated your naps to two a day for two hours each. looooove that when we're home and sticking to our schedule. but it makes life a little difficult when it comes to travel // vacations. hopefully you'll be more flexible when your auntie, uncle and cousin are visiting next week.

you're typically ready for bed each night around 6:00 pm...can't be mad about that since that's when i'm ready for bed too.

nursing | hey girl hey...with your longer napping schedule it makes it a little more difficult to nurse you five times...so now we're down to four, sometimes three times a day. you don't seem to be too upset about it...or not at all.

looking forward to | what if this next month you worked on some more teeth? you're still sitting solid at two little teeth on the bottom with no signs of any more on their way.

also, if you could bat your beautiful blue eyes at me a little more i wouldn't be mad about that.

oh...and one more thing. stop being so sweet. and stop smiling all the time. and stop being so ticklish.
sawyer-bitty-muffin-mcmuffs...you're pure perfection.

lots of love my love.

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