Weekend Trip

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sometimes you just have to get away with the girls. Over the weekend I went to Lynchburg, Tennessee to celebrate a friend's bachelorette party. We stayed in a cabin that was awesome, we toured the Jack Daniel Distillery, and we had a great time hanging out. 

The cabin that we stayed in was a renovated horse barn. We stayed in the loft area, complete with windows that looked down into the stalls. And the view! Enjoying the warm weather in a rocking chair on the deck was delightful! 

Saturday morning we went on a tour of the distillery. It was really interesting and our tour guide was hilarious. If you ever find yourself near Lynchburg, you should check it out. I am not really a fan of whiskey, but I still found it very fascinating. 

The best part of the trip was having some quality time with great friends. Laughing, dancing, and making memories to last a lifetime. 

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did! 

FYI...I am pretty sure that we could start a professional packing business! We mastered fitting way to much stuff into very little car space...just sayin'! 

Baby Butt Cream

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Never did I ever think that I would get to use the word butt in a post title! That was kind of fun and exciting...

I have started making Rowan's butt cream. His little tush is so soft and cute, and I really want to keep it that way. Knowing about and being able to pronounce the ingredients in things like diaper cream, shampoo, and baby lotion is really important to us...especially when it comes to Rowan.  So we try to make as much as we can with our beloved essential oils!

I got this recipe from a friend, and it has been incredible. 

Baby Butt Cream

Approximately 4 ounces of organic, unrefined coconut oil
8 drops of Lavender
4 drops of Gentle Baby
2 drops of Tea Tree 

Whip the coconut oil in a bowl or jar until it is a soft texture. Add oils and stir. Store in a glass container. Use at every diaper change or as needed.

Rowan tends to get a little red easily. Applying this at each diaper change has really helped keep his tush as soft as a baby's bottom (just as it should be)! 

Random Saturday Thoughts

Saturday, April 09, 2016

First of all, Rowan found my container of bobby pins and decided to throw them all over the bathroom while I was getting ready. It doesn't matter how many times I sweep or try to pick them up, it seems like they are everywhere. However, I can guarantee that when I really need one they will have all vanished somehow. 

Rowan started a new daycare last week, and it just so happens to be down the street from my favorite little coffee shop! My accountant (a.k.a. Dane) is probably less thrilled than I am about that. 

I am going on a little road trip with my mom this afternoon. I should really drive, but it is so much more fun letting her do it. I wish I could tell you everything that she says while she is trying to get us anywhere, but I am sure that it would offend some people...like anyone who has ever used a blinker properly. (Seriously though, I could write a book!)

I have been thinking up home renovation plans! I know if Dane is reading this he is probably rolling his eyes. It is nothing huge just the kitchen, living room, and front door...oh, and the yard. Okay, maybe it is more than a little. I do have some small projects that I need to get finished before I tackle any sort of renovation. I guess I will start with baby steps.

Did you notice that I gave this little blog a makeover?! I am pretty much in love!

That is all I have for you today! Happy Saturday! 

Spring on the Farm

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Oh baby! Spring time on the farm is an exciting time! Field preparations are underway and things are turning green with life, but that is not the thing I am excited about. The part of farm life that is making my heart all happy is all of the babies being born! Kids and calves are arriving at a steady rate, and the farm is bursting with new life. Just take a look at these little cuties!

Every year I look forward to the arrival of the calves. They bounce around and play in the grassy fields. This year we are added goats to the farm. Three baby goats have arrived and they are the sweetest things ever! We have never had goats, but by the end of spring we could have close to SIXTY! That is a lot of goats...I am going to have to find a good deal on pajamas!


Monday, March 28, 2016

Holiday weekends are always busy for us. Easter was no exception. Our celebrations started a week early this year. Last Sunday we went to Dane's grandparent's house, and while it was strange to get together prior to the holiday it was nice to visit without feeling rushed. Rowan loved hunting for eggs and playing with all of the kids.

Easter Sunday started with a small egg hunt (and spreading Easter grass all over the floor) in the living room, before we got ready for church. Our church does a big Easter breakfast every year. It is so nice to visit with our wonderful church family! After breakfast and a great Easter service we went to our first of three family gatherings! Egg hunts, lots of food, and even more candy made up the rest of the day. Oh, and visiting the brand new baby goat! (Apparently, we are goat farmers now...I will have to fill you in on that in at a later time.)

Some little boy failed to nap more than 20 minutes all day, so he began to lose his cool around stop three. Other than that, I would call the day a huge success. I love spending time with our family. While holidays are busy, they are filled with love.

Things that our holiday was not filled with...the Easter bunny! This is Rowan's second Easter and I have still not gotten his picture taken with the Easter bunny...#momfail! Does lack of tradition count as a tradition?!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Spring Favorites

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring is here, and I am welcoming it with open arms! I have been anxiously awaiting warmer weather and putting away all of my heavy coats. I am reaching for cheerful colors, fun patterns, and dainty accessories this season. Here are a few of my favorite finds!

Every spring I find myself adding pops of color to the house. Anthropologie has a cute selection of throw pillows that would brighten up any space!

I always love a new notebook. (I know I am not the only one!) May Designs has an adorable collection of customizable notebooks. You can make calendars, fitness logs, address books, and more!

Nail polish always makes my list of favorites. It is hard to resist new colors each season. This blue is perfect for spring!

I am not normally a big fan of bracelets, but Alex and Ani have the cutest stackable bangles. I need to add the Rowan bangle to my must have list!

That straw tote from Target is the cutest thing ever. Don't you think it would make the perfect Easter basket?! (Hint, hint...just kidding...sort of...) I always enjoy an oversized tote for trips to the lake and days filled with activities. They are perfect for consolidating my purse and Rowan's diaper bag.

There you have it, a short list of goodies that have me feeling all springy! This is going to be a fun season with a walking toddler who loves to be outside and a pasture full of baby goats!

Rowan's Room Reveal

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Well, we finally found some finishing touches for Rowan's room, and I couldn't love it any more!

My favorite wall in the entire house is this plank wall! I love the way that it turned out, and it looks perfect with the rest of Rowan's room!

You may remember the DIY wall art that I did for above the crib. It has held up great! It wasn't what I had originally planned, but it is perfect! 

My mom found this chair that was the exact fabric as Rowan's crib sheets! I had no idea we even needed a chair, but this one seemed to be made for his room!

The last touch was this adorable teepee from Land of Nod! We got it for Rowan's birthday, and it has be a huge hit. He has even taken naps in it, which is the cutest thing ever! 

It really finished off his little book corner nicely! He can have all the adventures he wants! 

I love my boy, and designing a room that he can grow into and love was so much fun!