The Dotted Nest by Jaclyn

The Dotted Nest by Jaclyn Follow

"Dotting your life with the details" • Decor & DIY • Vintage & Thrifting • Mom of 2 • Photo Taker • Baker • Lots of Coffee! ☕️ #thedottednest

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Life is so precious and fragile, and it can change instantly. This morning I'm thankful and grateful that my kids are safe. The severity of the situation that occurred yesterday is hitting my hard this morning. If you saw my long IG story yesterday you know what happened. I don't usually post this kind of thing, but life can change SO quickly. If you didn't see my stories, we were on a school field trip at the County Fair yesterday. We were at the 2nd stop on our "tour" - the 4H horse exhibit. They had a lovely little interactive demonstration for the kids. At the end, the kids were allowed to pet the horses (there were 2), so they were all near the horses when a cow started freaking out in the stables behind us and broke free, running right into our area with the horses. The horses got spooked, and one started trying to buck and jump back. The handlers did an excellent job at controlling them, it could have been so much worse if they hadn't controlled their horses as well as they did. But the one horse did jump. Unfortunately, a little girl got knocked over and then stepped/jumped on by the horse. I was standing between that horse and the other horse trying to take a picture of my girls petting the horse when it happened. I was only a few feet away from that little girl, but there was no way I could have reached her in time, and I was trying to push my kids and a couple of their little friends over to my husband who was farther away. I heard and saw it happen. I heard the bones break. I was praying that the horse wasn't going to jump on her head or her stomach. The only explanation that the horse didn't jump on her head or little tummy is that angels were watching over her. But life is so precious! Selfishly I'm so grateful that my daughter has an obsession with white and gray horses and didn't want to pet the brown horse so chose the other one. I'm so thankful that my girls are safe and didn't get hurt. Im thankful that the little girl "only" suffered a very broken leg and wasn't killed in front of us (which not to be dramatic, but very easily could have been the story). I'm glad that I was there to help the mama - (cont below in comments...)
Front porch snacking today! {AD} Who says healthy snacks need to be boring? This sweet little cheese board is from @vagabondhouse I love the honey bees 🐝 detailing on it! My daughters asked for a tea party, but since it's 98* today we compromised with "fancy snacks" on the porch. •
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You can purchase the HoneyBee Bar Board here: https://bit.ly/2m6nntb •
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#vagabondhouse #arthurcourt #outdoorliving #outdoorentertaining #farmersmarkets #farmfresh #beesknees #beesofinstagram #beelover #honeybee #cheeseboard #cheeseboards #grazingplatter #servingboard #cuttingboards #wooddecor #fruitplate #fancysnack #cheeseandfruit #fruitandcheese #cooksofinstagram #summereats #summersnack #eatyourcolors #summerentertaining #porchdecor #farmhouselove #uniquegifts #summertable
I had jury duty today. How's that for a Monday? 🙄 But found the cutest little lunch/dinner cafe grill across from my parking garage! I mean, check out all that brick, and the exposed wood beams, and the vintage chandeliers...love it! Can't speak for the food since I only grabbed a chocolate shake (& parking validation) for the girls - told them I'd bring home a special treat if they were good. Yes I use bribery sometimes 😜 - can't wait to try out the food soon though! #barkindoggrill •
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#localeats #instaeats #cutecafe #downtownmodesto #localsupportinglocal #locallove #vintagechandelier #woodbeams #exposedbrick #cafeinspo #thatslovely #flashesofdelight
Summer time is for the dogs! 🐶 I am counting down the days to Sweater Weather - but the flowers of summer are pretty. 💜 Also? This little guy still hasn't figured out the whole walking on a leash thing yet. Short walks take f-o-r-e-v-e-r, and it's not just because of his teeny tiny #wienerdog legs! 
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#minidoxie #minidachshund #weeniedog #doxiemom #dachshundpuppy #dachshund_love #newpuppy #newpuppylove #doxiepuppy #doxiesofinstagram #weenteam #dachshundsofig #dachshundsrule #wienerdoglife #dachsie #sausagedogs #doxiefever #dachshundsunited #miniaturedachshund #minidoxie #dachshundoftheday #doxieoftheday
"Live by grace not perfection" - something I try to remind myself multiple times a day! Saw this in @hobbylobby and loved the reminder 💜 #gracenotperfection #hobbylobbyfinds
My little mama 💜 I mean, a real life puppy in your doll stroller is way better than a doll baby, right?!
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#newpuppy #doxiepuppy  #dachshundpuppy #wienerdogsofinstagram #doxiesofinstagram #dachshundsonly #doxieworld #dachshundpuppies #dachshundsofinsta #dachshundmom #dachshundgram #dachshundnation #dachshundproblems #dahshund_corner #weenteam #minidoxie #doxiegram #doxiesofinsta #minidoxiesofinstagram
Happy Father's Day to my dad and all the other dads out there! We're missing 3 of the siblings in this picture (there are 7 of us!) but we're pretty lucky to have each other. Love you dad! 💙
{AD} I appreciate the small pretty details on things, and this bible is hands down the cutest one I've owned! I was recently given the CSB Study Bible For Women to review - and wow - it did not disappoint! (Which sounds kind of weird to say about a bible 🤦‍♀️😂) Really though, it's gorgeous inside and out, and the CSB translation makes it really easy to read and understand without all of the old style English. I think it would make a great grad gift or "leaving for college gift". You can check it my full review at www.thedottednest.com - link in profile 💗And make sure to pop in over to enter the giveaway! It closes tonight FYI! (Link to giveaway in the above blog post) 📕📙📒📗📘💜💗
Hey friends! 🐶 So my lovely friend @galenation is holding a fundraiser with these super cute hand lettered prints. Our sweet friend @blueyednonna (part of @hen_and_chicks) very recently lost her fur baby and therapy pup. Penni is one of the sweetest and most generous people I know 💜 and she has an opportunity to adopt a new puppy and is earning money for it. (Please swipe right for more info). These adorable prints are $5 over at @galenation's site, so pop on over! 🐶
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#handlettering #printsforsale #dogmomlife #furmama #newpuppy #dogswelcome #puppymama #dogperson #besweet #besweetontheinside #summertime
All the heart eyes for this new leather cuff line from @hen_and_chicks 😍😍😍You guys, they are having a pop up insta-sale tonight (Wed 6/6) at 7pm PST. Pop on over there tonight to snag one of these beauties! 
#leathercuff #leathercuffs #leathercuffbracelet #shophandmadelove #makersofig
It's gorgeous outside today! I wish this swing and the view were in our front yard! We are waiting for big sister at her piano lessons. The piano teacher has puppies too! So today was basically an awesome 💯 kind of day. 😉 Also, be proud. I did NOT smuggle one of the puppies out the door with me...but not gonna lie...I thought about it! Haha! They're just so cute!!
It's so pretty! 😍 (AD) Aqua/Turquoise/Blue, whatever you want to call it, its kind of my favorite! Not that the cover on this book is more important than the insides of this book, (hashtag: Bible!) but I reallllllllllllly love that it's my color! I was given this CSB Study Bible for Women to review. I'll have my feedback up soon (and a chance for you to win one!). But real quick, I love it! The pretty outsides are just a reflection of the insides. I really like that this Bible highlights the various women mentioned in the Bible and has a little "story behind the story" in each book. Oh, and did I mention the gorgeous blue linen cover? 😉 LOVE it!!! •
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#csbstudybible #womensstudybible #studybible #bhpublishing #biblejournaling #studytheword