One year ago today, we signed on the dotted line and put this little brick beauty in our name. Zach and I spent the day moving all of our furniture in, waiting on the fridge delivery guys, and helping our littles settle into our new home. We were recovering from a rough season. - Flash back about a month before: Things went sour with our landlords at the rent house right as Papa’s health declined. The broken relationship with the landlords placed us in a situation of an emergency move. We even consulted a lawyer. I called my mom in tears, the same day Papa’s insurance forced him to move out of the hospital. We felt so attacked, from almost every angle. But. If it’s not good, then God’s not done. About a week later, my mom, my grandma, Zach, and I worshipped God at Papa’s bedside on his last night here. What a privilege to praise God in that moment, both for Papa’s healing in being made new, and for getting to live my life with him as MY Papa. As I’ve said before, the next morning, Papa met our Savior in person, and the offer on our home was accepted a few hours later. About a month later, here we were. August 15th, 2017, moving into our new home. Not a thing was delayed. We closed in 30 days. We even overpaid at closing, and left with an unexpected check from the title company. Oh, and we had the best realtors in town (found through a “chance” meeting during Zach’s work day). One of the most assured statements I will ever make, is that God gave us this home. In the middle of our pain, He sent a resounding reminder that He’s got this. I hope this helps someone today. 💛 [P.s. we were even able to reconcile with our former landlords in the end.] Happy Anniversary, little home! 🏡♥️
Date: Sunday, Aug 19, 2018
From: 12:01:00 to 3:00 pm
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Rare corner lot in a beautiful, quiet and well-located area. Closed to Baptist Hospital, Dadeland Mall, University of Miami and much more. Over 33,000 SQF. Spacious 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms house with tons of space, huge master bedroom almost 1000 SQF. Great family room, beautiful pool and outside terrace. This is the kind of opportunity you were waiting for. The roof was replaced in 2009.
Bringing the OUTDOORS INDOORS ... It doesn’t take much to beautify a room!
I picked these hydrangeas from my garden, dropped them into a sweet little silver christening cup and put them on ... “la toilette”. I don’t know why it sounds better in French, but it does, doesn’t it?
What tricks do you use to bring the OUTDOORS INDOORS?
Shoot me some ideas in the comments below.
I’m launching 3 different plant hangers my Etsy shop @irisandrye this Friday! 🌿 These beauties are included. I’m excited to share them with you and can’t wait to launch more products in the near future (like those ⋒ rainbows ⋒ I shared recently). Keep your eyes open for more details!
remember a few weeks ago when i asked your opinion on my table situation? here’s the solution i decided on! i kept the unfinished wood table since it was more functional for us and added a @gathre midi mat as a tablecloth so we can actually eat on it! then, i switched out the oversized chairs for these metal bentwood chairs. really affordable from target!
ps- did i ever tell you this table was the standing-height table i used as my desk in #ourhomeonsugar? my dad and i just cut the legs off to make it regular table height! it was a win win. one less thing to store, and a new free dining table! 🙊
My normal morning routine includes oatmeal with my boys right by my side! I have now added @smartypants Women’s Complete Gummy Vitamins to my routine! I don’t know about you but this girl right here cannot handle pills 🙅🏻♀️ I pretty much freak out, choke, and then call my husband and tell him how my life just flashed before my eyes 🤪 so these gummy’s have been a life saver (literally 😉). I also love that they are Non-GMO, contain no artificial flavors, preservatives, or synthetic colors! They get two thumbs up from me! #ad#smartypartner#allinone
I’m trying to emotionally gear up for dimitrije going to school in September 😩. I am in no way excited for this chapter. I love his presence sooo much and to top it off..He’s one of those guys who make life EASIER! What am I going to do with Aussie without him?? 😂. Perhaps a little one on one bonding....
There’s nothing quite like coming home to your own bedroom after being away is there! I love that a holiday not only gives you rest bite to just ‘be’ a family again away from all the daily domestic duties, but also, to come back and appreciate the home we are so lucky to have.
Quick pit stop, washing, repack and then we are attempting our first festival with kids this weekend! Any top tips FULLY welcomed, are we mad or are we living life how it should be, Wild and free?! Who knows, I’ll decide on Monday! Bring on the music, babies dancing, besties, and maybe a little side helping of Gin!
Home sweet home🌸currently surrounded by piles of laundry, piles of sand and piles of camping equipment that needs to be organized and put away until our next adventure 😅 #postvacationvibes#habitandhome
ever since my cycle came back last week for the first time since baby (sorry that should have come with a warning sign🙃), my milk supply has been low to none at times, even with herbal supplements. i had the same problem with my first three, but when evelyn and i proved to be a good team for two amazing years i regained confidence that my body CAN DO THIS. but all this again, coupled with mac being our caboose (okay i know i’ve said that before but i mean it this time🤪), it hit me really hard. like, why my body doesn’t seem to function in the most natural way can leave you, as much as you try to fight the lie, feeling inadequate. so much so that last night when mac was crying the most horrific cry, i joined right in with him. then my biggest baby, in her usual keen and tenderhearted fashion, slipped that note to me (zoom in for a big ugly cry). like, what on actual earth did i ever do to deserve her. and, per usual, she was right. i don’t know the why, but i do have, albeit small, a stash of frozen milk that i am so thankful now more than ever i took the time to pump during the first foggy months. so, for now, i’m clinging, more like white knuckling, onto that.
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