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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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I've been itching to get that boy in a photo booth since forever! Okay, about five weeks. We knew our usual photo booth in Manitou Springs would be out of order until it warmed up since it was at an outdoor location and the ink always froze. I also knew... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Smile And Wave
My work here is done!
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Yesterday I had an after school surprise for the kids thanks to the lovely folks at Elenis Cookies. I told them someone sweet had sent us cookies in the mail and they squealed. Then I told them we could color on them and Ruby gasped. This cookie craft was a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Smile And Wave
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Ruby is officially my only girl to sew for and she's always been a girl with a fondness for animals over dolls. When I was planning out the kids' shared room makeover I decided I needed to make them each a pillow that helped define their space and that reflected... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Smile And Wave
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It took us about an hour but we got everyone fed, dressed, and ready to leave the house on Saturday. The weather was fantastic for spring in Colorado Springs and snow was in the forecast so even though the amount of energy spent getting all parties involved headed in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Smile And Wave
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Not many words today. Just this. Motherhood is the hardest and the best thing I've ever taken on. I'm learning every day how to be what my kids need. Thankful for the grace we can offer each other most days and hopeful that all of the best things stick. -Rachel Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Our current two-bedroom rental is big on living space but small on sleeping space so Smith, being child number three, has been allocated a corner of our bedroom until further notice. It's a bit compact but we co-sleep so all he needs for the next few months is somewhere to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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It's not hard to forget how small a newborn is upon arrival. My first two came out big enough to bypass newborn clothing after about three weeks of healthy nursing but Smith was a whopping pound-and-a-half smaller than both of them. His features were so much more petite. I never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I've taken a photo of him almost every day since he was born but Instagram is so much easier than blogging - especially when you can only count on spare moments at a time instead of hours. I didn't want to scroll through my blog a year from now trying... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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The Taproot Farms Giveaway winner is... Jill Scripps said... The sweet citrus soap sounds great! Congratulations, Jill! Looking forward to hearing from you so I can pass you along choose your scents and flavors. The FIVE LUCKY WINNERS of my new 52 Weeks of Art Journaling E-Course are: Les G.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I've had a few of the same questions about my newest E-Course, 52 Weeks of Art Journaling, so I'm sharing FAQ and answers and offering the first round of giveaways on my blog today. Q: What kind of projects are you offering in each post? A: Each post (one per... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We had ourselves a little photo shoot last Sunday. I wanted to get a few photos of the kids together while Smith was still a fresh addition to capture their new relationships. I also knew family members would appreciate photos of all three in one spot. As with most family... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We've been rethinking all of the products we use in our home this year and are moving towards using things that are all or mostly free of chemicals. The tricky part is replacing those products with new ones that are not only made from natural ingredients but that still prove... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Never have seven days been so enchanting and such a string of hours rather than an obvious split into day and night. Smith spent his first two nights testing out his new hobby of nursing instead of sleeping but has finally decided to sleep almost all of the day AND... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Same reason! ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2014 on We Had Ourselves A Baby Boy at Smile And Wave
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Born at 39 weeks on 3/5/14 at 7 lbs 8.5 oz. Turns out my big baby wasn't so big after all! We are so thankful for the way this little man made his way into the world and that we get to be his parents. We have been smitten with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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My first e-course of 2014 is here! 52 Weeks of Art Journaling has had a lot of love and emotion put into it these last few months as it started out as another idea and developed into something special. I've designed this course to offer 52 different challenges and 52... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Smile And Wave
Me, too!!!! I've probably watched it ten times and cry each time. That song of Jeremy's is pretty killer.
Rachael, I used a Maya Road chipboard album (8x8). It's a binder so you can insert your pages without the plastic sleeves and the chipboard allows so many customization options. They're at major craft stores or on Amazon.
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After weeks of making and then a few weeks of polishing things up, my first e-course of the year is almost ready for you to enjoy! 52 Weeks of Art Journaling is exactly that, 52 challenges and prompts created by myself and a handful of some of my favorite contributors,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Okay, so here's the deal. I will soon be cuddling a tiny little one all day long and possibly stopping in once or twice a week to share adorable photos and talk about how much I'm addicted to that new baby smell, etc. I had great intentions of scheduling some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Getting a handwritten note - whether it's from a family member on your birthday or an Etsy seller you've never met - can turn a morning around. The thoughtfulness behind a beautiful card with a personal message never goes unappreciated at our house. Brett's always been better at sitting down... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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In an effort to fill up a small and temporary space in our room that we're designating as the baby's space, I've been working on little handmade pieces that I can finish in one sitting and that don't require a lot of running around town for supplies. I kept with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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When PJ Salvage asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a few pieces from one of their recent lounge wear collections I thought about how most of their items wouldn't fit my third trimester belly or waistline. Then I remembered I'd probably be spending a lot of time in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We've been lucky enough that Sebastian and Brett both got the day off from work/school for a long holiday weekend so we're enjoying a lazy day of lounging, a special family lunch, red velvet cake, and an incredibly cheesy movie tonight. We're doing it up 36 weeks pregnant style which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Smile And Wave