my thankfuls...

The amount of blessings in my life are beyond counting, but I could narrow it down to two...

Family, friends, love, health, shelter, Michigan, snow.
Those all are near and dear to my heart and I am so very thankful.

We hope you had an amazing holiday, and I am so sorry that I am slacking on the blog.
I'm up to my ears in everything and really need to get organized. 

So apologies,
I am thankful for you as well.
For coming and reading and supporting.
Following along with our little life as we know it.

all good things,


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my wild thing.

[Photo by the amazing + talented Highland Street Photography]

There has been a lacking of Huxley photos, and I hate that!
It's just that his lightening fast speed and perpetual motion makes it ridiculous to capture any of his antics these days. I really should just switch to videos. 

Hux has some hilarious little sayings lately. My favorite is when he says, "Oh, dear!" 
Really. My heart just crumbles.

The kids are on the upside with the health--the sinus sickies are finally exiting our bodies, although miss Ellis still has a very runny nose so I keep steaming her in the bathroom with essential oils in the tub, and using our Nose Frida like crazy. She's gotten used to me vacuuming boogers out.

We met with my primary doctor yesterday and discussed options for going forward with my persistent pain, deciding to do another ultrasound to see if the sceroma has grown. If there is more fluid then that will be tested, and depending on those results I will either go in for another operation or to a pain management clinic for physical therapy, etc. 

Either way we feel hopeful. Maybe by Christmas I will be feeling more like myself, and less grumpy and irritated from being so uncomfortable.

Speaking of Christmas! It has snowed here in Michigan! I love it. Huxley loves it. 
Matt is getting familiar with the different seasons this zip code has to offer.

Looking forward to winter activities, and being outdoors in this gorgeous area.

We are so blessed.


ps: winner of the insane Style Giving was announced here


Honest goodness.

We are constantly trying to make our home more earth friendly,
but it seems that typically comes with a pretty big price tag at times.

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Economical + Ecofabulous.

I am swapping out or chemical yuck dishwasher detergent, dish sponges and toilet bowl cleaner.

What do you need to green in your home?

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'tis the season to be!

 I am never disappointed by all of the new creative minds out there designing the sweetest clothes for littles. It's been my pleasure to have gathered such an amazing group of handmade shops for this awesome style feature + giveaway. All having their own distinct look. All setting the bar just that much higher. As a family we've decided to shop almost entirely handmade for Christmas and I hope these small business Mamas + shops inspire you to do the same!

Dandy Lion Company
 The cutest prints + designs ever! High-waisted skirts, tunics, dresses, leggings and more. I love that I could pass down DLC leggings from Hux to Ellis.
Up for grabs from this fabulous Etsy Mama is a pair of Holiday Leggings

Swallow's Return
Every single piece in this Etsy Mama's store is to drool for--my favorites are the cloud pocket tee and corduroy bloomers. Pair them with a cardigan and tights and this outfit will cover a couple seasons!
Winner will receive a generous $50 Store Credit
If you are looking for a darling dress for you little lady this is the shop to find it! I'm smitten with the Teepee Gretel dress.
Winner of the giveaway get's to pick out their own dress for baby-5t

Baby Pint
This shop will be my go-to for all future baby shower gifts! Their handmade baby gown sets are the most delicious things you've ever seen. So soft and perfect & unlike any other standard baby gift.  Winner of giveaway can choose one gown set

Hello Apparel
This design company has grown to immense proportions, which is beyond rad. With their quality screen-printed apparel you can't go wrong adding these to your tiny's ensemble.
Winner will receive a pair of Size 4T Right + Left Leggings

Out To Play Kids
 C'mon, a Snoop Dogg romper & Hendrix raglan? So badass. In love.
Winner will receive a size 3T Jimi Hendrix Raglan

Feather 4 Arrow
These comfy, cool designs are perfect paired with some rockin' leggings. My favorite is the "Wild" tee, the word that sums up Huxley. Hands down.
Giveaway winner gets onesie or toddler short sleeve of their choice

The Little Spoons
Some of the most popular leggings out there & no wonder! Mustard striped, ikat & gorgeous florals will make your kid the most stylish tot at the playground.
Winner will receive a size 3T Mint Cardigan 

Trendy, functional designs for your babes--this Etsy shop has some of the coolest prints for leggings. A must for your wee one's wardrobe!
Giveaway prize is a pair of leggings of winner's choice

TANE Organics
This company has been a favorite of ours for some time now.
Their designs are outrageously adorable, they exude luxury and are made with only the finest organic cottons and fibers.
Winner will receive a Dress With Dots (size 6-12mos). 

Bison Booties
A must have for all babes. These soft snuggly  shoes come in adorable prints and are perfect for infants--especially in cooler months.  
Winner receives one pair of booties in style of their choice

SnJ Crochet
The sweetest crocheted "UGGs" you've ever seen. Another essential for non-walkers. 
Winner receives a pair of "UGG" Crocheted Booties

Little Looker
Quality moccasins in so many to-die-for styles. My favorites are the dapper little Thomas moccs, complete with tassels.
Winner will receive a pair of Little Looker moccasins of their choice


To enter this giveaway visit each shop & leave a comment on which item you'd be most excited to win.

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*Giveaway will end on 11.11 winner will be drawn via US participants only*


Dear,  M if for Mama!  W is for winner!
Congrats! Email me at to claim your prizes!