Happy Friday + Links 2.17.17

Happy Friday!  Thank you for the very kind response to our pregnancy announcement on Valentines Day!  Although Garrett and I couldn’t be more excited to meet our baby girl, I’m pretty sure we’re going to be busy for awhile with a four-year-old and two kids under two.  Growing up in a family of 4 kids, I had two siblings within 15 months of me (my twin sister and my next older brother), and it was just SO fun!  I’m really happy for our kiddos to have similar sibling closeness, but now that I’m a mother, I wonder how my parents stayed sane with so many toddlers in one house.  Wish us luck 😉  And if you’re in a similar situation, please drop a comment and let me know how you manage to keep your sanity (or just get the laundry washed) with so many little people!

Since it’s Friday (!!!) I have lots of great links for you.  Grab a cup of coffee and dig right on in!

House of Harvest Instagram

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Lindsea‘s Instagram account is a constant source of inspiration for me.  Not only does she own an old farmhouse in the PNW (!!!) but she collects and sells antiques and has the most amazing decor style.  I’m not the only one who thinks so, either…Country Living featured her home last summer!

It’s President Day weekend meaning there are lots of sales!  Here are a few things I’m eyeing to spruce up our home for Spring: a beautiful vasepillow cover (it’s 70% off!), this planner, a capiz hanging light (for baby girl’s nursery), a pretty phone cover, and really everything at Anthropologie (their sale stuff is 40% off).  Plus Nordstrom is up to 40% off and Williams Sonoma is offering 20% off one item.

Have you guys heard of “hygge” (pronounced HOO-ga) yet?  It’s the Danish mindset of living cozy at home through the long winter.  And I’m 100% on board!  Check out how a couple folks are implementing hygge in their own homes: here and here.

I’m so excited to be pregnant at the same time as one of my favorite bloggers, Julia of Chris Loves Julia.  Also, my lady friends Beyonce, Lauren Conrad, Ciara, and Amal Clooney are also expecting…in case you were wondering.

I thought Garrett and I were pretty savvy on how to earn income off your home, but we’ve never tried this.  What a great idea, Stefanie!

This is one job of a President (and their staff) that you probably never thought of.  The article is intense and amazing and worth a read.

That cute dress I showed you on Tuesday features Rifle fabric’s floral print and I’m obsessed!  I found these pillows with the same fabric and they’d be perfect for my little girl’s nursery.

xoxo

-Cathy

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  1. Whoa, I must say I wasn’t expecting the link about the President’s job to be so emotional. I read through half of it and will have to read the rest later so I can get myself in check! Thank you for sharing, I will be distributing to my friends/family.

  2. I have six children. A lot of people ask me how I get it all done. The short version is, “I have no idea!”. I guess I don’t think about everything I have to do, I just DO it and keep going. I ALWAYS have laundry…it never stops. And how I keep my sanity? Coffee and wine, my dear! But seriously, if you can teach your eldest to do a few small things for himself like put his socks and shoes on, or put away his clothes, or bring you a diaper and wipes for the baby, that really goes a long way. It helps you focus on the baby (or your middle child) and gives him a little independence and, makes him feel good for helping you.

    • Wow Anne! Six kids…I am in awe! I bet you are one busy lady. Love your advice on getting the older kids to take on some tasks. We’ve been working on getting our 3-year-old to put on his own pants and boots. So far he’s about 50/50 for getting his pants on (the other 50% of the time, he shows up in underwear and declares he doesn’t want to wear pants) and his shoes are almost always on the wrong foot, but we’re making progress!

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