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How My Mom Modeled Joyful Homemaking

K, raise your hand if you have ever known someone who *liked* to do laundry. Anyone? Any takers? …*crickets chirping, as NO ONE raises a hand* … …Well, I HAVE. YUP! Ding-ding-ding! It’s… My Mom!!! Haha, I’m being dramatic. I actually love that my Mom likes doing laundry. In fact,

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Community Is Queen: Free Printables

I was inspired to draw this illustration as a tribute to all the wonderful friendships I’ve made through Swift and Bloom! So I’d like to share this with everyone, with love and gratitude. You are welcome to use these files below as a DIY art print and a DIY notecard!

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How to Do Self-Care When You’re Overwhelmed

I spend a LOT of energy on self-care. I have daily self-care rituals, I read self-care articles, I share self-care tips on Instagram, Heck, this whole blog is a form a self-care! But you know what? I still have nights when I find myself completely overwhelmed, burnt out, weepy, irritable…

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Zinnia Seed Sun-Catchers

Last week, Violet and I saved our zinnia seeds together! We simply pulled the seeds out of our dried flowers, and scooped them into our homemade seed packets. I must say, it was sooo satisfying to use seed packets that I designed and printed myself. Not only did it make

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What’s on Violet’s Toyshelf: 12-15 Months (Part One)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I have a background in Early Childhood Education. And I absolutely LOVE creating play materials for my daughter! We do extra activities, too. Like sensory bins, art activities, cooking, exploring nature… But honestly, I see those things as

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Painting and Stringing a Magnolia Garland

Violet has recently become interested in picking her own outfits, and it’s been so delightful watching her color and style preferences emerge! (If you’re interested in seeing our clothes setup that promotes independence, I wrote a blog post about it here!) Anyways, a few weeks ago, she was very keen

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