If you've stopped by the booth at my last few shows chances are you have seen these cuties in person! I've had them for a while, but finally busted out the camera this weekend and snapped a few pictures of them for the online shop. These cloth napkins are made out of 100% cotton fabric with original watercolor painting designs. Each napkin is about 17x17 inches and is serged around the edges with white thread. They are the perfect way to dress up any table!
The tea towels are finally in! A beautiful reminder of how pretty the world can be when you look in the right places. I always love going out on walks on the prairie and staring at the ground, picking up any pretty flowers I pass by. It is good for the soul. Now you can brighten up your kitchen with this adorable collection of watercolor prairie flowers, they are sure to brighten your day too. Hemmed on all four sides and approximately 20x30 inches with a white hanging loop, so you can hang it on a hook or over your oven handle.
Prairie flowers look cute on cards too AND you can brighten someone else's day. Perfect for a note here or there or for corresponding with your pen pal, either way it is always good to keep a card on hand, you never know when you'll need one! This set comes with 6 different cards each with a different flower; a thistle, a purple coneflower, a prairie coneflower, a hollyhock, butterfly milkweed, and a devil's claw.
This week I have had quite a bit to do for my job at Prairie Harvest for the Anniversary Weekend, which means Emmet has been my little tag along. Yesterday we went to see Maggie and Adam play and take pictures for the store, but really it was just a mini adventure for Emmet. He ran around on the mezzanine eating orange cookie samples, playing with trash, climbing on the furniture, turning off the sound systems, pressing the elevator buttons, attempting to go down the stairs, and of course playing with little Arlo. He is NEVER around other babies so it was really cute to see him LOVING spending time with another little guy. He gave him his sippy cup, giggled at everything little Arlo did, and said "Hi" to him so many times. It was adventure for me too, I was able to get my work done AND try out what it was like to have two kids. We lasted an hour before I went home and crashed from exhaustion.
a photo of Emmet every week in 2017
On Emmet and I's daily walks we always walk past these bushes no matter where we go. He loves to stick out his hands and feel them pass through his fingers as we walk past. He seems to be kind of an outdoorsy guy, despite his mama's indoorsy tendencies. Which I'll admit makes me happy, I always pictured him as the little boy with rock and leaf collections, who marvels at all of the bugs and flowers out on the prairie. These days he begs to go outside. He brings us his socks and shoes and stands by the door. He loves to stand in the door way and giggle at Moose while Moose runs around the yard with big sticks in his mouth. He runs around in the grass and mud and kicks his feet in frustration when I pick him up to go back inside.
a photo of Emmet every week in 2017
This past week we cleared a corner in our room to make space for the new baby. It's still a whopping 26 weeks away, but hey, I like to be prepared. Plus I needed to know if it would even be possible to fit another person in our house, and good news, it might be possible for awhile (four people and a 50 pound dog in 800 sq ft... it might get a little crazy!). This guy though, this precious one here, thought it was all for him. He giggled when we brought out his old toys and threw them all over the room. He pulled all of his old, soft swaddling blankets off of the cart and snuggled with them and played peek-a-boo. He stood on the bed and stared down at his kingdom as I cleaned and rearranged the room. This little boy doesn't understand yet what he has coming, but I think in time he'll figure it out!
It has been a crazy 14 weeks over here, I suppose more like 10 since we found out four weeks in, but you get the idea. I have never known tired like I experienced these past few weeks. I thought I was tired when I was pregnant with Emmet, but I didn't have a toddler to chase around! It definitely makes a huge difference. Emmet and I have made the most of my sluggish body though and have snuggled and watched movies and played "quietly" around the house. I've started feeling better though, and while I am still tired a lot of the time I have been way more capable of getting things done for the shop, for Emmet, and for the new baby!
We are SO excited for the new little person that will be joining our lives in April! I can't wait to snuggle a little newborn again and see which of us he or she looks more like! We've already started rearranging the house (even though we realize it is way too early) and getting ready for their arrival. Slowly but surely we'll get there! We're excited, we're terrified (two kids?!), and we are so in love already.