The Dotted Nest by Jaclyn

The Dotted Nest by Jaclyn Follow

"Dotting your life with the details" πŸ’— Farmhouse Style β€’ Vintage β€’ DIY β€’ Thrifting β€’ Color β€’ Mom of 2 β€’ Photo Taker β€’ Baker β€’ Lots of Coffee! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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Summer isn't over yet...it's hot today! 😎 It's National Thrift Shop Day, and while I would love to go visit my favorite little shop, mom duties come first today. Here are a couple of my favorite thrift finds...my vintage travel cases (there are craft supplies hiding in them!) and one of my vintage globes. I love thrift stores! I think my favorite find was when I scored a vintage Pyrex Butterprint bowl πŸ’™ for $1.00, and it wasn't even DWD! I draw the line at used socks/undies😱/and (most) shoes though. Ha! ❓Do you have any favorite thrift store finds❓ πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘œπŸ“ΊπŸŽžπŸ“½πŸ•°πŸŽ₯β˜ŽοΈπŸ’‘πŸ—‘πŸ›‹πŸ–Ό *
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Today was a crazy day! (Well actually - it was yesterday since it is well past midnight now) I love to unwind after a stressful day with some simple crafting...easy crafts that I don't really need to think about how to do them. If I wasn't dog tired tonight, I would make another one of my glass bead garlands. (You can find the how-to on my site www.thedottednest.com, clickable link in my profile @thedottednest) 
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β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’— [Ad] I shared before that we are starting our homeschool journey this Fall. If you've been keeping up with my IG Stories you may have noticed I'm going (slightly) crazy over here with organizing and clearing out the office clutter to transform it into a school room/office. These heavy duty plastic colored folders from @stemsfxsupplies are definitely on my must-buy list for school this year! I'm loving that I can color-coordinate by subject and child with them. And the best part is...they're on sale today!!! Go stock up!! [sponsoredpost] β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’—
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You guys - my sweet friends over at @hen_and_chicks have hit this one out of the park! I am in love with this cuff! So here's the deal - every Friday they spread love and give away one of their custom cuffs. This one is up for grabs, so hop on over and enter #freetolovefriday at @hen_and_chicks πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— #joyisgracerealized
Would you believe me if I told you this is low-carb and sugar-free fudge??? Try the brown stuff it's delicious don't believe me ask the dishes...πŸ’› No but really, it's delish! I'll have the recipe up on the blog this afternoon. Super easy and fast to make! 
#trimhealthymama #lowcarbdessert #paleofriendly #chocolateaddict
11 years ago today! So thankful for this guy that I get to do life with! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— #wegotmarried #11yearsago #weddingbells #vizcayasacramento
Happy #nationalchocolatechipcookieday πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ
Happy #nationalchocolatechipcookieday πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ You can find my 2 favorite #chocolatechipcookie recipes on the blog! Swipe right to see my healthier option...it's still just as tasty though! πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ #cookiedough #cookiemonster
I have chicken in the crockpot to make my favorite #chickensalad for dinner tonight. (You can find the recipe on the blog, just look for "Chicken Salad"). So #whatsfordinnertonight at your house??? πŸ—πŸ₯—πŸ—πŸ₯—πŸ—πŸ₯—
Why yes! That IS ketchup that I'm using to "clean" my copper sink. πŸ… (Swipe right to see how shiny the ketchup makes it!) Thought I'd share my hack for #TMTHomeHacks over at @twomenandatruck Go check them out! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ… And don't forget to grab the ketchup bottle the next time you need to shine up your copper sink!
Sundays are for... relaxing! 😎
They're also for getting caught up on piles of laundry and mountains of dishes and meal prep for the week. So I guess not much relaxing? 😜 What do Sundays look like at your house???
I've debated if I should share my "real life" since you're probably here to see the other stuff. But...it's kind of hard to organize and put parts of my life in a box especially since most of those "parts" are what make me "me". So here we go! In the Fall this girl will start kindergarten...at home! The past couple of days we spent at a conference, and I'll be honest and say that my head is spinning with all the info. I had to take both girls with me to today's sessions. It could have gone either way, 5 years old and 2 years old (it's a coin toss most days!). But you guys, I am a proud mama! They both were on their best behavior (for the most part) and no major meltdowns or tantrums. I was prepared for the worst but was pleasantly surprised by how smoothly it went. We're talking sitting quietly for several hour-long sessions. I know. The heavens opened up and God smiled on us today. Ha! πŸ˜‚ Really though, if you're a mom (or home school mom), definitely go check out @heidistjohn she is amazing and such an encouragement. She has a new study coming out soon, Mom Strong πŸ’ͺ and I can't wait to get it. (She's taking pre-orders on her website fyi). But back to this sweet girl, she was pretty cute today! She has the gift of being social and a crowd motivator, a mover and a shaker. During one of the sessions she had colored a picture of hearts. (I'll post a photo of it in my stories). We were sitting in the back (because 2 year old) and she kept holding up the colored picture over her head. After the last session she insisted that she wanted to say hello to @heidistjohn, so we went and said hello. Madalyn showed her the picture and told her she drew it for her. She didn't want her to keep the picture though. When we were walking away, she kept "flashing" the picture at people in the convention hall. I asked why she drew Miss Heidi the picture if she wasn't going to let her keep it? And why was she showing it to everyonene? Madalyn said: "I drew the picture to show her love, but now she's done talking so I need to show it to other people". 😭 This girl has a tiny little heart of gold! I can't wait to watch her grow up (just not too fast), and see who she will become. πŸ’—