We are back from two weeks of a pretty un-plugged holiday in the Adirondack mountains. Heaven.
We are still on holiday for the rest of August. It feels great to change up the pace for right now. I genuinely love working and the regularity of our more scheduled life, but it’s nice to have some major downtime and reset for a while. Especially when all four of us can just hang together.
In other news, this girl of ours turned 4 last week.
We did a family dinner, and a friends party with her pals from daycare. She has suddenly morphed into this big kid right before our eyes.
At 4, Maya is a force. She loves to dance and sing (current fave is the Moana soundtrack), read books, play outside and climb, explore, and do imaginary play (she is always a mom to her “babies”). She runs fast, is clever and bright, and makes a big deal of every boo-boo (I’m going to need to take out shares in Band-Aid I think). She is so gentle and loving with her brother James, has good manners, and loves everyone. She is a natural leader, but is often shy in groups to start with. She goes from sweet to major sass and stubbornness in a matter of seconds, like only toddlers can. She makes me laugh daily. She loves pink and purple, dressing up as a “princess”, and tells anyone very matter-of-factly that boys and girls can choose to be a boy or a girl depending on how they feel on the inside, because that is THEIR CHOICE (can you tell Mama used as a sexual health educator? Ha.).
She reminds me so much of myself, it’s wild. I know that our intense similarity will mean that we will butt heads at times, but that we will also be thick as thieves. Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I love you more than than you know.
(FYI, for her birthday we got her this Frozen Lego set and it has been a huge hit!! It was fun to put together and she’s been playing with it non-stop. Plus, it’s not too big, so it’s nice that it doesn’t add much to our already-too-big toy collection.)
Alright… it’s Sunday evening, so you know what that means – The Creative Gallery!
If you’re new to The Creative Gallery, it’s an amazing weekly event where bloggers and readers can share their latest projects. You’ll find a crazy amount of DIY projects, recipes and other inspirational posts to browse if you continue scrolling down to the bottom of this post!
The Creative Gallery
Kristi at Making it in the Mountains
Emily at Our House Now a Home
Sarah at Making Joy & Pretty Things
Kelly at North Country Nest
Erin at DIY Passion
Me at The Sweetest Digs!
Here’s the latest from The Sweetest Digs this week:
We went on a house tour and checked out Marley’s modern farmhouse home. She has some great decorating inspiration and ideas, so head on over to the post for a peek!
And now for some of my faves from last week’s Creative Gallery Link Up:
I thought this DIY housewarming gift from Amy at Delineate your Dwelling was such a cute idea. There is even a free printable over in that blog post to download!
And I adored how The Definery Co. customized her daughter’s play kitchen. That Rifle Paper Co. backsplash? Dying.
Now let’s get to your projects!
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Wishing you SUCH a lovely week!