Emmet and I run orders over to and pick up supplies from the post office so often that the ladies who work there know his name. They love it when he comes in to see them! We walk over just about every single day, and every time we go out the back door, without fail, he runs over and climbs in and out of his cozy coupe before we leave. When the weather is nice enough, when we get back home I open the door and let moose out to play. They chase each other around the yard and Emmet giggles his butt off. Eventually Emmet gets bored though and climbs back into his cozy coupe 20 more times. Meanwhile I stand in the doorway with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy a second to myself watching my boys have fun together in the backyard. It is one of my favorite parts of the day.
You guys, where are the weeks going? I feel like I'm all caught up on one thing and I realize that I am WEEKs behind on others. I guess that is how it goes though, right? We'll figure it out eventually though (maybe).
I've been so focused on my shop lately that I've started to develop some WAHM guilt and by that I mean the guilt is very real. I feel so awful leaving Emmet to play by himself while I work away, but sometimes you just have to get something done right? That is what I am going to tell myself.
Emmet has been getting more and more adorable by the day. Sure, he has his difficult moments, and some days those moments are hours of the day. But most of the time he is cracking me up and making me fall a little bit more in love with him. We go on daily walks to the post office. He runs along behind me in his little winter boots and adorable hat our friend Erin made him. He goes out of his way to walk through piles of leaves or to kick gravel or stand on manhole and drain covers.
He has been practicing eating with plates, bowls, and silverware. It usually ends up all over him, but he is slowly getting better! Today though, Emmet was pulling on his avanchy suction plate to try to pick it up when all of the sudden it popped off of his tray and his macaroni flew in the air and landed all over his head and highchair. It was HILARIOUS. His yogurt and apple sauce usually end up all over him too, but we shrug it off and change his clothes A LOT. It is fun to watch him learn.
He reads to himself all of the time and always asks me to read books to him. His favorites right now are "Dada" by Jimmy Fallon and "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss. The other night he even sat completely still for the entire "Of Thee I Sing" by Barack Obama and my heart melted. My pregnancy hormones got the best of me as we sat there and snuggled and read together. It made me very happy.
Did anyone else have a "holy crap, it's december" moment like I did? All of the sudden it is time to decorate the house, listen to She & Him christmas on repeat, AND get gifts purchased for everyone you love! Luckily I worked ahead a little bit and had a few gifts already bought, but I definitely freaked out a little when I realized that I still had so many to buy (and figure out!) and not as much time as I thought!
I've got a few ideas for you though from this little shop of mine! A custom painting is always a cute idea (and I only have a few spots left!), and completely personalizable for the person you are buying one for! I've already had some really cute ideas come my way that I'd be happy to share with you if you need an idea or two. If you DO have an idea though or want to know our custom prices you can contact me here!
$20 and under ideas
-A print for some one to hang on their walls
-A teether toy, card, and sachet (the cutest stocking stuffer for a new mom or baby)
-Card Sets, for the person who keeps a pen pal.
Under $50 ideas
-A tea towel and cloth napkins, for the person who loves to be in there kitchen and have friends over for baked goods or coffee.
-Any one of our three baby bundles- Mini, Deluxe, or Spitty Baby. Perfect for the new momma who needs lots of things for her new baby!
There are a lot of new items in the shop! We updated our teether toy design to feature a new, organic, and entirely U.S. sourced wooden ring that is coated with all natural beeswax to help preserve the wood AND it is safe for baby! Plus I think the new teethers are even cuter... but maybe that is just me!
With new teether toys and no longer selling bandana bibs (snag the last ones here), we needed to redo our baby bundles! We now have three baby bundles for you to choose from, either for yourself or for a gift, either way you are saving money! My personal favorite is our brand new bundle of our super absorbent burp rags for those spittier babies (aka normal babies?!?). Because let's be honest, one burp rag for a baby just won't do, and ours are a mom favorite!
It was about time for a new print in the shop! I recently painted one of my FAVORITE flowers, a pink protea! A few years ago I walked into our grocery store, saw one, bought it, and fell in love. I've been looking for one ever since and have been admiring them all over pinterest. I decided to go ahead and paint one for myself. Prints are now limited edition, make sure to snag one if you like it before they are gone!
....Aaaaand our holiday cards are FINALLY listed! Grab one or grab a few, perfect for a hand written note to go with your Christmas gifts, a place for your gift cards to go, OR for you to just let someone know how much you love them this holiday season.
You can now also make any purchase into a gift by adding a card and lavender sachet to any order. Items will be tied up with bakers twine and arrive smelling absolutely amazing. The perfect way to send a gift to someone you love.
A few weeks ago my friend, Sara, and I got together and made three different pies all with ingredients from our local store Prairie Harvest (where we both happen to work)! It was fun to spend the whole day getting our hands messy and spend time together in my newly cleaned kitchen (its rare). In case you are thinking that I have things together though, just know we made the pies at my house in my small kitchen, baked the pies at Dave's work (next door) because our oven broke a few months ago and we STILL haven't fixed it, AND we ate the pies in my awesome, super friendly neighbor's backyard, because it is cuter than mine. We still have work to go on this little house of ours and some major adulting to figure out. I just post the cute stuff ;)
We invited a few friends over to help us eat all of the pies and snapped a few pictures for Prairie Harvest and for Lavender & Clover! How cute do our brand new napkins and tea towels look on this table? They definitely brighten things up! Make sure to snag some for yourself AND stop by Prairie Harvest if you live in town to grab a Pie Crust recipe card, as well as some amazing fillings from Grandma Hoerner's and some Salted Creamery Ice Cream to serve with it!