Hi Friends! Just a reminder I’m dedicating the rest of this week to painting so here’s a favorite post from last November! I get asked about my favorite strollers and travel tips all the time and this post has all the information plus a sweet video from our time in Italy (with a very bitty Oshiolema and Keogena!!) Enjoy the post HERE.
If you have travel on the brain with Thanksgiving coming up, you may also enjoy:
The 10 not-so-obvious things we bring on every trip,
My 5 Favorite Hotels in the World &
The Makeup and Skincare I Never Travel Without.
(I’ve recently switched to completely clean makeup and skincare so I owe you guys a new video, but these items are my hands down favorite from before the switch! Missing some of them dearly lately!)
I look forward to regularly scheduled content next week, but in the meantime you can hang out with me on Instagram and catch plenty of painting snippets. Have a beautiful Wednesday.
“You are a great mom.”
Initially, in those newborn days with Oshiolema, I took the compliment as necessary fuel. If my life was a pie chart, breastfeeding, up with a crying baby instead of sleeping and chores were even; me-time, time in the Word were those little slivers that are too small to see or title. In photos, Oshiolema was clothed, sometimes smiling and alive. I’d tidy up the scene I was about to snap a photo in, moving a stack of diapers and stained burp cloth aside to make way for a fresh pretty swaddle blanket. I’d write a caption about being up all night with him but it not mattering anymore because he’s so perfect.
But here’s the thing.
Hi friends! That little lady up there has been getting a lot of air-time on my Instagram stories
so if you love watching people paint like me, I saved some snippets and behind-the scenes into my process on my ‘artwork’ highlights! I’ve painted more this week than I have in a very long time and it almost feels freeing in a way to make the decision to do something I’m so naturally drawn to do.
We’re diving back into our family trip to California today and talking about our time exploring Muir Woods Forest. Being the homeschooling mom I am, I caught myself trying to make everything a learning opportunity and of course jumped at the change to put our knowledge of seeds, plants, and growing things to work.
We had the best time in California last month! I say last month when we actually haven’t even been home for a full week yet but it always feels like a lifetime ago once I’ve settled back into real life. While O lived in California for 5 years of college and I lived there for three years of high school and through college as well, we always say one thing we regret about our time there is missing out on all that was right at our fingertips. When you live in northern California like we did, you’re within 3 hours of many places people travel from all across the world to visit! Marin was one of those places we never crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to see and I was thrilled a dear friend’s wedding gave us a reason to go. As usual, this post is far too long with way too many pictures but if that’s your thing- lets do this!