These two are obsessed with “Fancy Like” and mostly obsessed with watching @walkerhayes dance to Fancy Like with his family 😎😎 It’s currently their top pick for the bedtime song🎶 and here’s a snippet of what went down last night! #fancylike...
“Mama— take a picture of this face…” he says. And I’m grabbing my camera and trying to contain my laughter as I think to myself, “I’m just the absolute luckiest to know this kid.” 💛 Everyone needs a mister Conrad in their life....
Sometimes I raise my voice. Sometimes I beg. Sometimes I make ultimatums. Sometimes I hate bedtime to the freaking goodnight moon and back.
But then they’ll grab my chin and cheeks and lean in close to tell me they love me. And they’ll thank Heavenly Father for “no witches and no robbers” during their bedtime prayers. And insist on giving each other 17 silly hugs before the lights go out because “I’m gonna miss her so much when I sleep.”
I’ll take the 48 minutes of squatting between their beds for back scratches and the unexpected trip to the potty 12 minutes after the last potty trip if it means they keep this bond forever. Witnessing their complete love and sisterhood changes me. Even when I say I hate bedtime with my three-year-olds, I’m such a sucker for this stage of life with them....
A few photos from life lately over here - enjoying family time and life in Arizona. Thanks for being here while I’ve kind of been away for a little while… haven’t been doing well physically (some health issues) but that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped taking one too many photos☺️...
The game of “Who Can Stand on Mama’s Back and Wiggle Their Feet Around Without Falling Off!” …which is really just code for “mama would like a back massage” but they think it’s crazy fun and my back knots are screaming happy so everyone wins. #momhacks...
Just over here holding all my (not-so-little) babies close and stepping away from pretty much everything else. Trying to cuss less and write more. Often feel on the cusp of big breakthroughs I want from my life (yay!) while simultaneously giving too much power to my anxiety (ugh). Clinging to my evening prayers and favorite yoga class and busting out the Christmas music a season early. My footing might be terribly wobbly at the moment and who wants to hear the girl on the verge of nervous tears dish out any kind of life advice, but for anyone else in a similar rut (I’m so sorry) – might I suggest the biggest serving of strawberry shortcake as a remedy. Plus standing outside during a warm rain (Arizona, you healer with a perfectly timed monsoon season, how’d you know?)… and maybe put the phone down more. Or whatever version of these three things might float your boat. I’m sure chocolate soufflé with a dose of sunshine instead of shortcake and rain could also do the trick. The phone one I’m sticking by though. Sending you lots of love....
Bringing our summer along with us forever by way of new freckles scattered across most of our faces! ✨ …you can see B’s first sprinkle of itty bitty dots across her little nose and cheeks in the 2nd pic and even with all the lathering of sunscreen and my blessed daily nagging about sun hats, I’m nothing but proud in this moment!🥳 #summer #motherhood #magic...
We are slowly making our way back to Arizona this week (my kids school year begins August 2nd😱) and we’ve never been more out of routine (definitely missing black out curtains right about now) BUT we’ve clocked in so many striking sunsets and got to hold and hug so many loved ones, it’s been everything.
I meant to share earlier this week that Amazon is running a promo on my book right now through the end of the month (until 7/31)— use the code 3YELLOW for $3 off your book purchase!
If you’ve been considering purchasing, it’d mean so much to have you do so! Thank you for supporting me and my book and I hope you find it worth your while and time.
For those of you who have already purchased and read— if there was a takeaway or something that resonated with you as you read, would you consider sharing in the comments below for new potential readers to see?
Thank you again for your support! This has been such a vulnerable and thrilling and challenging and exciting and scary endeavor and I’ve really appreciated the support. 💛...
Our summer adventures are getting a little jumbled when it comes to me sharing anything in chronological order (a part of my brain is freaking out right now but another part of my brain is feeling a little bit more free.) Sparklers are our family’s happy place so we continued our 4th of July celebrating tonight with a few on the deck. Of all the summer activities so far, a box of sparklers a few days post holiday was Samson’s favorite. He hugged me so tightly at bedtime as he told me for maybe the 18th time how much fun he had tonight. Somehow I forget anything else I loved this summer… his enthusiasm for an evening of sparklers brought sparklers to the top of my favorite summer activities list, too. 🧨...
The BEST time learning all about bees 🐝 with the bee expert herself @mckayjo in Salt Lake City. We haven’t stopped talking about all the impressive things those hard working bees do each day and somehow honey has made its way into more of our meals this week 😋 Thank you for having us, @mckayjo!...
Last time I’d been on this train I was their age! Reporting back that as a grown up, it’s still just as fun! Swipe for photos. Also— Utah is showing off. Such beautiful views out both sides of the train car. Swipe for more photos!...
This print is so beautiful. It reminds me of my love, who is so far away from me because hes in the military. So sweet and tender, just looking at it makes me smile.
This print is beyond beautiful and I love the name since I'm covered in freckles from head to toe. Literally, I have freckles on my toes. How awesome is that!
Please, please, PLEASE!
Love the way the guy is holding the girls face in this picture! So tender and sweet! Being a freckle face myself I LOVE the title…"When Freckles Collide"
oh if i could be so lucky to win my freckles really would collide!
So fun! Wishing luck to all the participants but am secretly hoping really hard that I win!
Beautiful, just beautiful I would love to win!
Her prints are so lovely, they make you feel carefree just by looking at them!
I also instantly fell in love with this painting, the moment you blogged about it! What a fantastic artist, willing to share her gifts with everyone. I'm crossing my fingers!
I can only imagine the simplicity and wonder that piece would bring to me and my hubbys first home, since i do day dream about it…often. I just may be as lucky as he says i am..
i love love love love love this oh so very much!!!
911 comments! that is a lot. I love, love, love, and know exactly where it would go!!!!!fingers crossed!
This is my third try to comment. The first time I wrote "he" instead of "she", but I don't think I did anything wrong the second time and still… Would my third try get me in the running? I normally wouldn't act so needy, but this is an amazing print.
crossing my fingers!
My goodness! That painting is simply divine and so unique. The colors are georgous. It would surely brighten anyones day!(mainly those romantics like myself) Im keeping my fingers crossed! :)
How do you find all of these cool givaways??? I luv the painting and I luv your style and your blog!
Dear Casey (and Rockstars)– oh what a fan I am! I would love to win this for my dearest mama who has recently discovered her talent for painting! Oh what a joy it would be!!
Yeah! Love love love her work.
I just stumbled across your blog and pretty much read almost the whole thing! I love it! And I would LOVE to have that painting for my house! It is beautiful!
I just stumbled across your blog and just read pretty much the whole thing! I love it!
And I would LOVE to win that painting for my house! It is beautiful and would look great on my living room wall!
oh,i do hope you ship internationally, in love with.
you are so blessed. it's so wonderful to know that people are intrested in making your day!
This is an amazing Painting… I hope I win :)
me me me!!!!
i'm crossing my fingers!
Thanks for introducing me to a fabulous artist…I checked out her website and I fell in love with a lot of them!
Pick me! Pick me! pick me!
The best thing of my life…….love it!
Please, please pick me Taza. I'll be your friend now and forever!
Please, please pick me Taza. I'll be your friend now and forever!
I have plenty of freckles, and would pass them out for free if I could. (I am not too worried about running out of them, I just need to step outside for 5 minutes.) it is also my birthday week! My 21st. It would also just look lovely in my new home after I get married.
Just bought a new place and we have embarrassingly bare walls! Would love this!
I'm lusting after some of that artwork!!! <3
I love this so much!
Oh please oh please oh please pick me.
i want this piece of art soooooo badly!!! we just moved into a lovely apartment in LA and i am in much need of something to spice up our new place!! PICK MEEEEE!!! PS i love you guys ;)
does it increase my chances if i comment more than once??
am i any closer ??
me + Casey = true love… She is amazing. and I am crossing my fingers.
I'd kill to win this,since I never win anything!
This would make a great addition to my home office!
i would love this print, so cool, thanks for the shot!
This painting makes me think of the Postal Service song "Such Great Heights"…LOVE it!!! Its also pretty rad that it looks like my hubby when he is sporting a beard. Thanks!!
I have heart eyes for this pic and would LOVE to put in in my apartment! sigh True Freckle Love Forever!!!
Art is so lovely, especially this piece!
my apartment is in dire need of a little pick me up. this would be perfect on my bare white wall. i love it!
Wow. What an amazing and beautiful piece. I love that Casey's art seems to capture such wonderful life and emotions. Full of color and beauty. I would love to own one myself.
On the mere chance that I can get chosen I am leaving this comment.
But I gotta say her artwork is gorgeous.
Whomever gets it is a lucky person.
thx for having this lovely giveaway!
Fingers crossed… tightly!!!
Pick me, pick me! My wall NEEDS this. And my hubby is a photographer — so I'll "Pay it forward" and make him give someone a free photo shoot on his blog.
luhugh luhugh lughugh it.