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Added new plant babies to the family AND got them added to my sketchbook on the same day ✌️🌱🌿
(Please stay alive! 🤞)
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While we were in Breckenridge, on our very last night, a little orange fox wandered up onto our porch and up to the front door. We pulled Emmet over to show him and that little brave fox just sat there only a few inches away and they stared at each other. It was magical. 
Emmet of course wasn't really sure what it was. He thought it was a dog and kept saying "woof woof" to it. When we got home though he finally said fox, and oh my goodness am I going to tease him about that for the rest of his life. Lets just say he pronounces it like a certain "f-word" a little two year old should not be saying.

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Spotted on our walk this morning 
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I made Emmet a set of wooden peg dolls to play with!! Find the full DIY on my blog, link in profile.
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There isn't anything quite like stepping away for a few days. Escaping from home and routines, relaxing with family, having new adventures, not worrying about naps and bedtime or things you need to get done. My entire family met up in Breckenridge this weekend and it. was. restorative. I loved getting to see my siblings (who I only see a few times a year), getting to watch Emmet revel in all of the attention & love, getting to cook dinner for my family and have dinner made for me, and so much more.

Breckenridge was absolutely beautiful. We spent a day at lake Dillon splashing in the cold water, we went for a hike deep in the trees and wildflowers, we drove through downtown with its vibrant colors and flower filled yards. But mostly we spent time perfectly squished into a small Airbnb all 10 of us.

I couldn't help but paint a few of the flowers we saw while we were out and about! This is a collection of flowers from all of our adventures there. A few from the hike, a few from peoples yards, and a few from the area around our Airbnb <3

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I love his little curious mind. Always noticing and crouching down to explore the tiniest details. Mini rocks and pebbles, beads, eyebrow pencil shavings, week old m&ms on the preschool floor, a hole in the concrete. The littlest things that usually go unnoticed but are treasured by this curious toddler.

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Hers so pretty ❤️
Eleanor lost her fancy nose accessory today and is pretty happy about it! We are loving our succulent swaddle from @lavenderandclover ❤️ I bought it right after finding out I was pregnant and am so happy to finally be able to use it! It’s bringing some brightness into this NICU stay ✨
{#littleapple friends... you can find our own and similar ones @vintageroundup!}
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Zen mommy, zen mommy, zen mommy. My new mantra.
When Henry is in a sleep regression and I'm low on sleep. When Emmet won't nap. When their naps don't line up. When the two year old fits show themselves. When the little one can't get comfortable and cries during nap time. When the day doesn't go as planned and I can feel the impatience welling up inside. 
Somedays are better than others. We had a few tricky ones this week, but we made it through! With help, with coffee and marshmallows, with music, and with my mantra.

Just know that if you are having a rough day or are recovering from one, you are not alone! We're in this together.

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I'm thinking of adding some new pins to the mix and I'm wondering... what pins would you like to see?

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I'm finally ready to share part of my collaboration with Prairie Harvest! New notepads with everyday groceries on the front cover ❤️🍌🥖🥑🍊🥛 I've been working on this project for quite some time, trying to find the perfect product to bring these illustrations to life and now that I've been trying to cook more I finally figure it out! Now I have the cutest way to store all of my meal plans and lists and you can too! Who wants to join me in not being afraid to use their kitchen? 🙋‍♀️ Find them in stock at Prairie Harvest and online (Link in profile)

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Henry grew out of his moses basket even though I put it off as long as I could. With his current teething and sleep regression I am FAR from ready to move him over to his real crib in Emmet's room, both because I'm not ready to have him further away from me at night AND because I am so not ready to tackle a shared room yet. So rather than rearranging the whole house (again), we decided to set up the pack and play in our room for Henry to sleep in. It still functions completely like a bassinet, but it will help us make the transition! Now we are just working on self soothing, falling asleep on our own, and taking naps away from mama. We're taking things little by little and trying to be as patient as we can (though lord knows I have been struggling with that these past few days!) So, to our sweet moses basket, we say goodbye (and see you later?) for the second time. Thank you for the sweet memories with our two little boys. We sincerely hope that the garage treats you well and that the mouse that also inhabits the garage does not find you. Until next time, The Gaedderts.

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This adorable couple got married this past weekend! It was so fun to get to celebrate with them. There's nothing like dancing so hard your breast pads fall out onto the floor, sing shouting wagon wheel with your college roommates, and closing down the dance floor. Because even when you aren't with your kids, there are always those horridly embarrassing, hilarious reminders that you are still a mom... #momlife #candidmotherhood #lavenderandclover #illustration #illustrator #kansasartist #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolorportrait #momboss #momtrepreneur