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Remember this bouquet from my giveaway with Free State Flora? I'm super excited to announce that there are now 8x10 prints of it listed in the shop! So even if you didn't win, you can still have it hanging on your walls. Link in profile.
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Less Hate (and by less I really mean ideally there would be none). Less separating families. Less judging someone for where they are from, their skin colors, their gender/gender identity, their differences. Less judging others in general.  Less violence. Less guns. Less bullying. Less mistreating women.

More flowers. More seeing each other's and the world's beauty. More love. More acceptance. More understanding. More caring for those who need it.  More caring for others period.

Painting by @lavenderandclover // Calligraphy by @sparrowlettering 
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Yesterday I took Emmet and Henry to the zoo with a friend of ours and her little boy. It was Emmet's second time at the zoo, but the first time we went he was a little too young to really know what was going on. It was so fun! I love watching him interact with new things and seeing the world through his eyes. At each exhibit he would point and "oooo" and if he knew the animal sound he would do it! This mama's heart melted over and over. 
Our favorite part by far was feeding the giraffes! Emmet fed one first and I think was a little startled at how long the giraffes tongue was (compared to feeding his dog). The rest of the time he had his hand pinned to his chest but giggled and laughed while I fed him and then ended up trying one more time! It is a moment I will never forget.

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Oh my sweet little Professor. I'm still a little sad that my little boys won't ever know him, but he'll forever be on one of our newest swaddles right next to Moose. I'm wrapping up the last few details for my newest line of swaddles (and a print too?!) and I'll be listing them soon!

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The other day while we were driving to Kansas City, we turned on a movie for Emmet, and I, for the first time in what felt like weeks, got to just sit down with my thoughts. I got out this little notebook I picked up at Vortex Souvenir awhile back and scribbled down everything I had been thinking of but hadn't had a chance to sort through and write down. Gardening dreams, eliminating waste, kitchen/cooking goals, blog post ideas, product ideas, illustration ideas... I filled up SO many pages.

My main overarching goal is to continue learning & growing as a person, which I have mentioned before. It is really easy for me to sit back with my babies, stay inside, eat fast food, watch tons of television, and let all of our days just become exactly the same. But I'm tired of the "just get through it" mentality. I'm ready to cook and to meal plan, to grow a garden, to not just accept the fact that I'll kill all of my house plants to grow as a person, to draw and paint, and make mistakes along the way. I'm ready to try new things and to learn how to do new things too.

I now have FOUR sketchbooks going; a regular life one, garden, kitchen, and house plant... all of which I will share highlights from. I plan to post more things on my blog on how we are eliminating waste, cookbook reviews, motherhood tips and advice, etc.

I hope you will come along on this journey with me. Give me advice, share your ideas, ask me questions, anything! We are all here to support each other. Let's keep learning together, yeah?

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A few flowers from our neighborhood that have since bloomed and gone.  I love walking around the neighborhood with my little boys.

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Our boys won't really have cousins their age, and not a lot of our close friends have had babies yet, so when my friend @natabhb told me that she and her husband, @qggbott , were pregnant with their first baby AND that they were only 3 months behind us I got pretty excited. So excited even that I designed their little guy his very own fabric! The cutest little robots for the newest Bott. 
Congratulations you guys! We can't wait for his arrival and to start having playdates!

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Monday afternoons will be lonely now that @mer.dunn moved away and won't be hanging out helping me get things done in the studio... but I am super excited for her and her husband on their new adventure in California!

I have TWO more custom painting spots available for this month before I close them down until July... will you be one?

Find them in the shop! Link in profile!

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Last summer, before my pregnancy with Henry, Meredith started working with me. We sat down and dreamed up a whole line of new ideas and fun products like napkins and cute little aprons... and then the fatigue hit and once the fatigue was gone, I had two little babies to care for and suddenly wanted to limit the amount of products I was making and focus more on the illustration side. The aprons we had designed and cut out sat a cabinet in my studio for MONTHS. But before Meredith's last day earlier this week we sat down and sewed them all up! I plan to sell them here on FB next week at more than 50% off and I will not be remaking them! They are all size small/medium in our sunflower, oranges, and buffalo check prints.

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Hey Wichitans! Happy Wichita Flag Day! Don't miss out on our big restock! Our ICT baby items go FAST online, find them in the shop, link in profile.
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We added a few more bison to the herd! While I am a big fan of bright white open spaces, we felt like our bison needed a few more friends. There are now more than double the amount of bison on our bison baby products! Find them in the shop (Link in profile) 
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One bonus to winter weather: the additional pockets your jackets and coats provide. The good news is though that our pins are super cute on purses and backpacks too! Especially this canvas backpack from BAGGU. 
Find our enamel pins in the shop (Link in profile) 
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