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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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We had another simple celebration for Ruby's birthday this year. We had only been in our new house for two weeks and were still swimming in packing paper and stacks of half opened cardboard boxes so I let go of my grand expectations and kept it doable. Sometimes it's all... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Smile And Wave
It's actually from Young Living and we just got some in our order today! It's my favorite. ;)
Toggle Commented yesterday on A Year Using Essential Oils at Smile And Wave
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Halloween was like, weeks ago, but I need documentation of our costumes this year. This was the first time since Halloween 2011 that Brett had been in town to celebrate with us so I kind of suggested he just go with my plan and wear the beatnick looking garb and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Smile And Wave
You're right. I actually didn't know that until Brett just clarified. Thanks for pointing that out. ;)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A Year Using Essential Oils at Smile And Wave
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A little over a year ago today and halfway through my third pregnancy, my midwife gave me a sample pack of doTERRA essential oils that she thought would help me with my restless legs, insomnia, and anxiety. Being a natural skeptic and slow to change, it took maybe three different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I think this may go down as the most promised room tour in blog history. I'm pretty sure I started working on transitioning Ruby and Sebastian's shared room in our two-bedroom craftsman in Colorado over a year ago but it's been such a year of change that some things just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We've only been in our new rental for two weeks and there are still boxes to unpack in every room except the kitchen but that wasn't going to stop us from enjoying this festive season. We picked up a few pumpkins and mums at deeply discounted prices the day before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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With the return to blogging after our big move back to Missouri and the holidays freshly upon us, it's time for the annual Holiday Ad Sale! All ads will run for 30 days after approval and can be purchased for HALF THE PRICE of a regular ad through the end... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Here are a few of the recent contributions to A Beautiful Mess over the last few weeks. I'm excited to be showing up over there a little more often once we get settled into our new house and already have a handful of ideas for holiday projects! First up is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Our oldest son has had to share his room with his little sister ever since she arrived on the scene almost five years and two houses ago. We have had a few different furniture arrangements between cribs, twin beds, and now a bunkbed as their needs and room sizes have changed. We have also switched their room decor from vintage-inspired to something more modern, but have always managed to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at A Beautiful Mess
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We had a mini adventure into the woods two weekends ago to see the Aspen turning for the first time since we've lived here. Last year I wasn't brave enough to go up the winding dirt road whilst pregnant and with Brett out of the country, and the year before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We're gearing up to move into a bigger rental while we look for a house that we may buy in the next few months. While my wish list to fill our next home with things I love grows larger by the day, I'm having to practice a little discipline in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Brett and I managed to sit down and have a planning meeting on the couch to help us map out what the next month of change will look like. We're moving back to Springfield, MO very soon as this chapter of life with the Army comes to a close and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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After a solid month of suddenly waking up multiple times a night to nurse and wanting to nurse almost every other hour during the day, I decided we were ready to give solids the old college try. Our first attempt with a tiny smashed piece of banana required a bath... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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So, it's been over a month since we traveled to Disneyland with my side of the family but I wanted to make sure I share a bit about our experience via photos so I don't forget! A certain six-month-old won't sleep for more than an hour at a time lately... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Sebastian started third grade at the same Waldorf school he was able to get into last year. He has the same teacher and mostly the same kids in his class which has proven to be a great way to start the year without having to wade through a month of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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So, WAY back in June I co-hosted a special event that Alison Faulkner of The Alison Show put on with Bing. It was one of a handful of parties across America that this fancy lady was organizing, along with local creatives and vendors in each city, to share a bit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I celebrated my thirty-third circle around the sun on Sunday with a special little outing with my love and my littlest. Our sweet neighbor friends watched the big kids and we snuck out to try a new to us coffee shop in downtown Colorado Springs. It was a beautiful afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Congratulations to... Lindsay said... Those are adorable! I've been meaning to get around to making some bandana bibs but I'm sure the drooling stages will be over before that happens ;) haha. I would love to win :) Thanks for the giveaway. Yay! You're the winner of one gender neutral... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Smile And Wave
Actually, can't find your e-mail. Can you e-mail me? rachel denbow at gmail dot com
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on FreshBib to the Rescue: A Giveaway at Smile And Wave
Lindsay, Hey winner! Sending you an e-mail soon.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on FreshBib to the Rescue: A Giveaway at Smile And Wave
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"Hey, Smith." "Yeah, Mom?" "I think it's time we talked about your drooling problem." "I can't believe you brought that up, Mom. You know how sensitive I am about it." "Well, that's just it. I think we may have found a way to keep your shirts dry without compromising your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Hehe, at a flea market. ;)
Absolutely!
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Once upon a time, in a land not very far away (um, our house), a brown paper package tied up with string arrived on our doorstep. Inside was the most beautiful handmade blanket in the shape of a tiger! We had heard great things about these blankets but there was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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