Those warm hugs on the beach in Santa Barbara ⚡️
Charlotte face looked exactly like this the entire time we were in Europe. Jk!! But we think she had fun. In the months leading up to our trip, I was so excited but also soooo nervous about how she would do. I kept a note on my phone throughout the trip, carefully keeping track of everything we learned about traveling with a baby as we went. It goes without saying that traveling with a baby is complicated, messy, and frustrating at times, but it is SO worth it. At least for us it was. I did my best to summarize (lol) everything we learned in a blog post on romebythehour.com ✈️ link in bio 💕(Please let me know what you think!!! Kind of nervous to post this for some reason I don’t want to come off like I think I’m an expert but these are just some tips we found helpful!!)
#capferret #southoffrance #travelingwithababy #familytravel #theeverygirltravels #thatsdarling #babylistbabes #livewelltraveloften #passionpassport #travelwithfathom
Thank you to everyone who shared congratulations on our adoption post! I admit, it kind of feels like a non-announcement cause it could be years till we are holding our baby. But it’s so much a part of our lives right now, I couldn’t imagine not sharing about it. And for my own sake, I’d love to have our journey documented.
So here’s a brief history...we had our first meeting with the adoption agency on September 6th. We meant for it to be an information gathering meeting, but ended up jumping right in with our first home study assessment on the the 10th. We had to do three in-home meetings with an assessor, 12 hours of training, then all the other normal paperwork and requirements you have to do to foster or adopt (physicals for the whole family, fire inspection, safety audit, etc). We finished our last assessment October 21st, and got our letter of approval November 8th! The adoption profile books haven’t been delivered and we aren’t on the website yet so technically no one could chose us right now. But once those things are in place, the agency could show birthmoms our profile along with several others that match her preferences.
It’s moved faster than I imagined, but it’s definitely a “hurry up and wait” scenario. And after considering adoption for years, I feel like God just took that information gathering meeting and was like, “the time is now!”
We both believe so strongly that God has already hand picked the unborn child that will join our family someday. And right now, we feel peace and contentment in the wait. We have been told often that we will be less “desirable” since we already have three bio kids, so I’d kind of be shocked if were matched anytime soon! But at the same time, we’d be totally ready and excited to bring home a newborn tomorrow (ok maybe not tomorrow but you get my drift 😅).
So here we are expectantly waiting for our babe ❤️ #kruithofadoptionjourney
My top three favorite oil blend is Valor® 💜
This blend was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence, and selfesteem. It helps the body self-correct its balance and alignment.
Fractionated (virgin) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) has been processed or “fractioned” to create a strong shelf life. With its antiseptic and disinfectant properties, it gives a strong, stabilizing foundation to the formulation.
Spruce (Picea mariana) opens and releases emotional blocks, fostering a sense of balance and grounding. Traditionally, it was believed to possess the frequency of prosperity.
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is antiinfectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, and is very grounding and strengthening.
Blue Tansy ( Tanacetum annuum ) helps cleanse the liver and lymphatic system, helping one to overcome anger and negative emotions, promoting a feeling of selfcontrol.
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It stimulates the limbic part of the brain, elevating the mind and helping to overcome stress and despair. It is used in European medicine to combat depression.
• Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops to bath water. • Apply 4 to 6 drops to wrists, chest, and base of neck, bottoms of feet, or along spine in Raindrop Technique.
Use valor. 🌿 Gain valor. 🌿 Get valor! #chaselife
if you have 5 min & $5 tomorrow .. send a friend a Starbucks giftcard tomorrow morning to their email ☕️ #spreadlove #weallneedcoffee
Candles man, candles man, yea that’s me! 😆 Pretty amazing tablescape I had the pleasure of capturing.
From beaches to wine country // Needed some quality time with my people and I got it in today. Filled my cup and ready to rock the rest of this week! 📸: @thezoediaries
Don’t mind me, just over here browsing through all my summer galleries and missing the warm sunshine ✨ But I may or may not have all my Christmas decorations up which makes up for it! Who else is an early decorator 🙋🏻♀️
Sassy little holiday look 😜 I mean sequins + faux leather...best combo! 🙌🏼 Both are from H&M! Would you wear this outfit! Happy Monday! 💋
Head to my IG Stories for a little weekend recap! 😘 #MyStyledLife
This guy has been at it with Grandma @mitz_w for awhile now, every couple of days measuring himself against her.
She only has him by a hair now....well by a few...thick ones lol. But my word!! Anyday. Also the same son I had my moment about (see previous post) the other day.
Today I had leftover birthday cake with coffee, for breakfast. It was that kind of day 😅 I think I need to go to bed early tonight 💤
✨Stunning + Minimal✨
I’m not sure that I’ve ever been so proud of a piece. These are made completely from sheet metal... soldered by hand!
So minimal, but with so much chic! #barberryandlace
Dried & Candied Oranges 🍊✨ This was so easy, fun and our house smells amazing! I shared all the details in my stories! Slice your oranges thin, add sugar or a few drops of essential oil - we did a sheet pan of each, then bake at 200° for 2-3 hours. Make ornaments, a garland, wreath (swipe right) or even dip in chocolate for a sweet treat! If you make these, tag me! I’d love to see yours! ❤️
Nothing makes me more proud than to be your wife 🖤 Happy Veterans Day to my hero, my main squeeze, the love of my life. And a special thank you to all the other men and woman who have served our country 🇺🇸
Nice bum where you from!
Needed a little nature in my life this weekend! Thanks for the laughs, we’ll get it right next time 😜@sheetsandgeegles
Faux Suede Dress/ Bell Sleeve
Our Kacie Suede belted Dress is here for the season! We love the buttery soft faux suede in a gorgeous blush color. Designed with a rounded neckline, short bell sleeves and a rounded hemline. Feminine with a pop of sass. Gorgeous pleating around the bodice and a self tie to upgrade the look. Sizes: S-L
Made of Material: 93% Polyester, 7% Spandex
#darling #thatsdarling #vitanovaboutique #fauxsuededress #fate #pleatsskirt #shoplocal
Lux’s fall lewk could have sent me to divorce court. I was checking out and my total was over $500. I started panicking, going through my items and saw that this effing beret rang up for $499. The kind angels of Target made it right and gave it to me for $3.99, but it gave me flashbacks of when my chicken rang up as a $1000 Chanel bag at Costco 💸💸💸.
Los Angeles: A few seats left in our annual holiday-themed cake decorating workshop. Join us on December 7th and learn to create this festive (and jolly) holiday wreath buttercream cake. For more information or to sign up, link in profile. Open to all curious and/or creative minds! #misobakes
Yup. Sounds about right. Cheers to Monday ya’ll 👊🏻
Our little Ry guy. Being the second child, and with how few photos we get as a family, there are maybe none of just the three of us. Thanks @brookiepadilla for getting a few of just him so he can have a few photos with his parents where he feels like the complete center of attention.
Happy Fall, y’all.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Allll the decor is going up.