Good things grow here. • I’ve gone silent for a bit because this verbal processor sometimes gets overwhelmed with her own words. Sometimes I get sick of myself, ya know? My thoughts are all over but somehow connected and God’s working some crazy good things together for His good. I’m not sure how to even explain it but suffice it to say y’all, the good stuff happens outside of these staged squares. • Normally January one I embrace whole heartily because as a planner, a vision caster- I’ve usually got the whole thing worked out. I’ve got it mapped down and I’m ready to execute. This year is different. This year is still coming into focus as I’m finding a peace that surpasses all understand in not seeing the whole view. And while I fight the urge to nail it all down; it’s in that tension that I’m growing. That I’m being buried just a little deeper. And maybe that’s the greatest thing I’m learning this month. Just because you don’t see any new growth sprouts doesn’t mean those roots aren’t taking hold below the surface. So here’s to reentry and faith that the strongest flowers all start as tiny seedlings. 🌱🌸 #emwjoyousyear#ericagrowsaflowerfarm
Dining Room Redo (again already 🤦♀️) I am in ❤️with this used-to-be-bedroom! Shiplap, reclaimed barnwood valances, handmade buffalo plaid curtains....i love it all. ❤️it's so quaint and perfectly "farmhouse." The chandelier is a Dale Tiffany that I've moved from house to house and the corner cabinet is a gorgeous piece from the late 1800's!! Vintage style chairs from World Market worked out great for the room....the table was supposed to be an old door but the $200 glass top EXPLODED!! (Another story😫😳...) so for now, this prim plank top table is just right. Oh, and the last pic....I LOVE this thing! The Postal Service used it as a mail sorter and we were able to scrap up this vintage beauty for our home. And, even better, it's actually local towns on the titles! Such an awesome and unique piece with gorgeous patina!
Funny store indicative of my mother’s personality:
I get my individualism from her fo sho. She is the original hipster, I firmly believe it. So much so, she’s stopped watching HGTV during this whole building process because she doesn’t want any outside influence to shift the timeless, classic design of their home.
Dad was on fb and ran across an article of the “20 biggest home decor trends of 2018” ......and they had unknowingly included nearly half of the list.
So happy birthday mumsie, and happy first dinner in your forever home. ✨
Having 3 active small wildlings, I find that going on a day trip on a Saturday (whenever we can) works as a win-win for us. They get to play all day and I get some much needed fresh air and a dose of 🍹 or 🍹🍹😊 We usually head off early while they are still asleep so we get nagged with less “Are we there yet?”, or the standard “I’m hungry!”, “I need to pee!”, “Ate kicked me!”... and so on. Heading off early means they continue sleeping in the car, Mr B and I can chill listening to some classic rock while driving in relative peace. Doing the day trip also means I don’t need to book for rooms, which is a HUGE savings making it possible to do beach trips regularly! Woooohooooo!!! Day trip fees are minimal and usually includes the meals already and the cabana.
Last Saturday, we explored a bit of Laiya beyond our usual Acuatico hideout. We went to a place called @palmbeachlaiya and it was a GOOD find! Some highlights are:
- really long stretch of beach, with soft sand areas where kids can build sand castles, climb on not too pointy rocks, explore the long stretch and chase hermit crabs, play with the waves
- cabanas are open-aired, breezy and comfy AND it has an electrical socket 🙌 How important is that!!! Nya ha ha! They provide the cushions too so you can chill and just sit back. Put your Spotify on and you can watch your creatures play in front of your cabana.
- big and clean pool, looks like they have a pool for the guests staying in and also a dedicated pool for day trippers. Luckily, the one for the day trip is the one with this fun water slide! The best thing about this slide is the fact that the angle of descent is not steep so its perfect for little ones. Even my 2-yr old Bayla loved the slide!
- they also have other activities perfect for bigger kids like the climbing wall, banana boats and some obstacle course built with tyres.