Some personal favourite Madam Stoltz cushions. Can you guess which one of these I have 3 of on my sofa? 🙂
I’ve wanted to share something for sometime. Something that has been on my heart that’s really rocked me this pregnancy.
There have been a lot of unkind things spoken to me after we lost our baby over the summer, things like “why can’t you be thankful for what you have?” Or “At least you have four living children” Although some were in fact Ill intended others were not and to those I want to encourage, no matter how great or small the loss, no matter how long or short you knew someone loss is loss. No one ever would dare say “oh your parent died why are you so upset you still have another” -one does not replace the other. I believe I can simultaneously grieve the loss of one child and rejoice over what is alive and well today.
About a month ago I received a message from someone who had dreamt I died in labor. They shared the details of the dream and it really upset me and really upset J. Most days I do perfectly fine knowing that God already knows my entire life but some days these words haunt me, the unkindness, the lack of sympathy, and the dream.
If you have an opportunity to speak life to those around you please take it, run with it, be a blessing. And if you feel like it- would you please pray for my heart, I hate that in my weakness fear takes hold. I want to be a mama to my babies and a wife to my hubby and I want to rejoice over this pregnancy.
Thank you friends so much 💜
Y’all! We are so so so blessed by each one of you and the trust you put in our family 💜 We have a sweet customer who purchases monthly that cannot consume Rose Hips. It was such an honor to be able to provide her with quality Elderberry Elixir without Rose Hips.
We also had the amazing opportunity to custom blend one for a customer today without cinnamon due to a severe allergy. We are so very thankful for your support and trust. ❤️ Did you know we can also keep the honey out for your babies under 1 year? 💜
They say sewing is therapeutic. I can see that eventually, but for me right now, picking out the pretty fabrics is awfully fun.
As far as the actual sewing goes... I made my daughter a dress today that slightly resembled a potato sack.
There's also therapy in failing, right?
“A bath soak burns a whopping 130 calories — the same as a 30-minute walk.” NYP 🛀 On a cold ❄️winter day, just saying...
SelfCare isn’t selfish, it’s Essential 💕
🐶I recently had a client who’s pup was very distraught while they were out of town. I remembered what our dog trainer had said about calming anxiety @foco_dogwizard
and picked up a kong for him, filled it with Peanut 🥜 Butter, froze it, and then gave him it as a treat for overnight. The busy work of getting the PB out of the kong helped to keep his mind focused on his treat and tired him mentally, instead of missing his family and chewing on furniture to help him cope. 👍🏽😎🐶❤️
📷 credit: bvspca.com & browniebites.net
🤩❣️☀️🔥🌙 Kiss The Moon Tee — $37.99 //only sizes Medium & XL left. Comment with size, email (without the .com) and zip code to order - we SHIP! #shopsmall #instashop #heartandhome
💕💕💕This is a text from a friend who follows me on FB and IG. I am over the moon 🌙 and so honored that my work is helping folks tidy up and live a more COZY life 💕💕💕
Day 22 🌿
31 Day Clutter Detox Challenge
Undie & Sock 🧦 Drawer Day
For the sake of propriety, you’ll have to work out your own undie drawer lol 😂! As for socks, I worked on my hubby’s drawer as he has all sorts of organizing fun in his dresser. I sorted through and got rid of solo socks then organized the rest by type. Work/leisure, 🏋️♀️ workout, and dress socks. 🌿Organizing tip: Old shoe boxes work great if you want to use what you have to organize /separate a dresser drawer. They fit perfectly! Enjoy your Tuesday 💕
Day 21 💐
31 Day Clutter Detox Challenge
Monday was a “Free Day” to either catch up on tasks or finish larger ones. I felt pretty good about where I was, so instead I opted to add a few cute little fresh flower arrangements around my clients home as well as ours. 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐
We finished out the weekend with about six inches of snow.
We're currently on snow day number three, and today the weather is 4 degrees rather than negative 2 like yesterday.
Just a day in the life in Ohio ❄️
On a more positive note I'm still sharing fun new posts on the blog 💛 like this morning's post. The first post I wrote after a six month writing hiatus.
Find out why I stopped blogging last year and what has me excited to get back into it now! Link is in my profile.
All women love to shop, it is in our DNA. Some love shoes, some love bags, some love having their nails done, but I was never one to put these items on the top of my shopping list. My idea of shopping heaven has always been to find as many homewares shops that I could, and spend hours walking around to see what I could add to my home. It may have only been something as small as some new tea towels, or new egg cups, but I loved choosing something different that would make our house a home. All these little details made me smile, and I am smiling now. I have been busy handpicking some wonderful eco friendly, unique homegoods that I hope will find a place in your home soon. Featured here is one of our handmade slate cheese/ serving board from @heaveninearth.
More stock arriving soon. So watch this space.
This is what tasting strawberry yoghurt for the first time looks like.
This herbal tea is considered adaptogenic, meaning that it helps the body to maintain balance during times of physical or emotional stress. Delicious and soothing, whether served hot or cold. Makes one quart.
1-2 Tablespoons Elderberry Elixir
1 Tsp dried astragalus root
1 Tsp dried nettles
1 Tsp red raspberry leaf
1 quart water
Place all of the botanical herbs in medium-sized muslin bag. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Turn off the heat and place the herb bag into the water. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Add Elderberry and honey to taste 💜
A lil bit of love in everything we do...💗
A lil bit of love ❤️ for my home state today and a lil more for my client’s napkin, towel & apron drawer ❤️ I wasn’t sure at first how to organize aprons, but found that rolling them worked perfectly 🥰👩🏻🍳
A quick lil tidy makes a BIG difference aesthetically and turns your space from blah to SPA 🛀💕🌿
There’s a lot of new faces around here and also today is my beautiful grandmothers 94th birthday!!! That alone warrants an interruption to my home decor so that we can celebrate her!! I’m Marissa and last August I got married to my soulmate and very best friend Brendon! We met on @match
- we were each other’s first match date and the rest is history! This photo was taken at our wedding in Lancaster County Pennsylvania where my husband and his family are from. We had the most magical wedding day celebrating with our closest family and friends at @corkfactoryhotel
and feel so incredibly blessed that my Grandma Marie could be there to witness it all, she is such a sharp whip and had so much fun that day...it makes our hearts smile!!! We currently live in Northern NJ in a townhome that you all see within the squares. We are still enjoying newlywed bliss and one day we will search for a bigger more forever home, but for now things are simple and easy...just how we like them! Thanks for following along and allowing me to share with you my passion for home decor! ✨ 📸 @mariasgphotography
#howihome #decoraddict #aboutme #designaddict #homedecoraddict #homedecorlovers #howidecorate #myfamily #heartandhome #behindthesquares #94yearsyoung #howidecorate #decorlover #newlyweds #weddingday
Valentines ❤️ Inspiration
⭐️Domenica⭐️Ancora una volta un prodotto @heartandhome_italia
⭐️ Non c’è niente da fare, mi sono innamorata delle loro cialde di cera. In modo particolare vi stra-consiglio questa: “Sogno di gelsomino “. In un battibaleno sarete travolti da un profumo magico di fiori mai sentito e chiudendo gli occhi avrete la sensazione di essere sdraiati in un campo di gelsomini in una giornata di primavera ⭐️ Da comprare assolutamente per ri-sentirsi un po’ bambini ed avere la dolce sensazione della scampagnata pomeridiana 💐 Buona settimana a tutti!!!
🌿Happy Chickens 🐓 💕☀️ = Happy Clients 😍
Day 20 🌿
31 Day Clutter Detox Challenge
Awe yes, the clothes closet. This is an area that I’ve always wrestled with. What to keep, sell, donate??? Well, I’m on my 3rd purge! I think 🤔 I’m finally happy with it. 💕 But honestly, I think reevaluating my closet should happen once, maybe even twice a year. And if I’m really on it, seasonally...❄️🌷☀️🍂. Organizing tip: Categorize your clothing by type & then sort by color (white,ROYGBIV, Brown & Black) 👍🏽
🌿It’s the little touches that make a big difference in your home. This settee went from cold to cozy just by adding a few comfy accent pillows. 🌿
This is one of my favorite things 💕
When your client is away, a lil bit of Kitchen organizing happens today! 🌿 Alphabetized, consolidated, and labeled 💕 Organizing Tip: Keep a couple of empty spice jars handy to refill with bulk spices & herbs 🧂🌱👍🏽
A favorite candid shot of this sweet girl(my friends daughter )FaceTime-ing her cousin, from the interiors shoot i did a little while ago for my very talented friend.
Happy Sunday Friends!! In honor of a family birthday coming up on the 26th we wanted to let you know Elderberry Syrup will be 10$ and Gummies will be 13!
If you shop via Etsy enter code “Celebrate” for your discount 🙌🏼