Savor It All

Savior.It.All. I truly love those words. And to often we don't take time to savor the moments in life. With 2 sweet girls, we make memories every single day and I don't want to forget a single moment! I was thrilled when I found Savor It All. I knew it was the perfect fit for us to keep those special memories! They are a unique way to save memories from our baby's life. Each box has multiple compartments to store the items that meant the most during that first, pivotal year.  And Savor It All is just a beautiful memories display on a bookshelf. 

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I wish we'd had a Savor box for Claire, but we love that all of Ruthie's keepsakes will be able to be found in one place. Ultrasound pictures, an invitation for her shower, Ruthie's favorite giraffe rattle, pacifier, and more can be found in the box. Claire's School age Savor box will be our next purchase.

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Ruthie's grown so much over the last two and a half years, but it's still so amazing how tiny her feet were! A tiny pair of socks will forever be encapsulated and remind us what a beautiful miracle both of our girls have been.

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If you love the idea of the Savor box (and we're sure you do!), you can get yours at savor.us. You can keep momentos from your childrens' first year, school, and even the wedding day! We hope you treasure those special memories with trinkets that will forever hold a place your heart.

 

Primp + Pretties Play Makeup

Claire and Ruth are so girly. And when I say girly I mean big bows, dresses, baby dolls, and play makeup. I was so excited when we found Primp + Pretties cosmetics. Check them out here: https://primpandpretties.com This adorable play makeup is perfect for our girls. 

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What materials are Primp + Pretties cosmetics made of? The products are designed to look like real make-up, but without toxic materials. Isn't that awesome! It is fake make-up intended for creative play! All of the products are made using real cosmetic cases and the contents inside are child friendly, mess free, non-transferable and non-toxic. All Primp + Pretties cosmetics are handmade to ensure the highest level of quality. Check out a few of my favorite photos of the girls loving everything!

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 She looks so big here! She wants to pretend to put makeup on just like mommy!

She looks so big here! She wants to pretend to put makeup on just like mommy!

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Playtime with sisters can't get much sweeter than that. I love seeing them play and talk about their makeovers.  

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Pappy.

This morning, I was talking to Claire about Pappy and that it was his birthday today. She immedantly yells "Happy Birthday in Heaven Pappy Clair. Mommy, Do you think Pappy heard me?"                                                                                                                                               We all loved Pappy so much. And its so amazing to see Claire's sweet heart towards it all. We wish we could selfish and have him here with us, but we know that he is in a better place. We all want to keep that memory of Pappy. In our families case that is to restore his home. As I sit here tonight I think of the story of Pap I haven't shared much of. Our dreams of a home built from his family to ours family. Let me share our story about this home. 

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First, thank you for taking the time to read this story or letter of love for this beautiful home!!  I'm writting this letter with a vision of what our family legacy will one day be as we carry on our family's heritage in this home. 

Our new home is located in the heart of PA. The house is nestled in a very small community in Centre County. We call our new home "Pap's House."  This house was originally built in the 1800's, and additions were made in the earlly 1900's.  This home has been the foundation of my husband's family throughout the years. It was the place where anyone was welcome, where generations of families were reared, and where I see our family continuing to live for generations to come. 

 

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Clair with his children. 2016.

Well a little about the man we got to call Pappy. Clair "Pap" Sheats was a 93 years old fireball! haha!  He was still driving until about a year ago when he moved out of his home to live with one of his daughter.  Pap has cherished this home through the years, and it is where he wants his grandson, Mark, to carry on the family's legacy. As long as I can remember my husband Mark and I have dreamed of living in "Pap's House."  We would reminisce about all the family gatherings held there. We had dreams of fixing up the house after Mark and I finished college this included lively discussions of floor plans, renovations, and even children! We knew that the house needed "us" as much as we needed it to make it our forever home. Life, however, doesn't always happen as planned. After Mark and I were married, we moved away to Florida to pursue our careers. We had no money, so fixing up "Pap's house" wasn't an option then.

Over the past 9 years in Florida, Mark and I have started a family, and we now have two beautiful daughters with plans for more children.We visit PA at every opportunity...all vacations & every other Christmas, but as time has gone on, we have started to feel that something is missing...our family in Pennsylvania & our legacy!

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In 2015 Mark's dad, Jon, was diagnosed with Leukemia. We decided at that point to move back to PA.  Since there were no homes available, and renovating "Pap's house" was too big for us to tackle at the time, we were not able to make the move.  This past January, Leukemia inevitably took Jon from us.  Mark and I live everyday thinking about the decision that we made to stay in Florida as long as we have. NO MORE.

After Jon's passing, Mark and I decided to officially make our dreams of renovating "Pap's House" a reality.  With hopes to start renovations starting this year, we want to restore this once beautiful home that had so much life and happiness to it's former glory and more!  We know that we are being called home to PA to be with family and supporting each other during this difficult time.

We also need you, someone out there! We are looking for a team with an incredible vision and a passion for restoring diamonds in the rough like "Pap's house."  Right now the house holds many memories from generations of our family, and we want to REVIVE this house making our family's hopes and dreams a reality by adding even more generations of memories!

The design and construction need a lot of help!  The upstairs does not have a defined living space, hallways, or bathrooms.  There are 32+windows and 9 exterior doors on the bottom floor. The foundation is stone, and the basement has a dirt floor.  We would like an open floor plan with lots of natural light (insert photographer sigh) from all those windows!  Our vision is restoring the rustic farmhouse with shiplap, wood, a neutral palette, and clean lines.  Ultimately we want
to keep as much essence of the home as possible but with updates to make it ours. 

Claire and Ruth wanted to share a little about Pappy's house too! 

We see the beauty in this home, even if its pink! lol

They say home is where your heart is and our heart is in Pennsylvania.
We are ready to go home!!

Love this dreaming family,

Mark, April, Claire & Ruthie

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Ruth Turns TWO!

Ruth was born at January 5th at 5:25pm 2016. I can't believe its been TWO years already. We are so amazed my her. She is full of personality and so smart! She keeps up with her big sister. I couldnt imagine a cooler 2 year old ever.  

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Ruth is one of a kind. As her birthday was getting closer her I keep telling her she was turnung Two! Ruth would hold up her fingers and say TWO. It is the cutest thing ever. 

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We decided to do her birthday party theme was going to be Tuitt Fruiti! Ruth loves fruit and all things sweet. I was so thankful when Darell Lea Soft Liquorice contacted us for a collaboration. We sampled three of their six flavors. Check them out here: http://www.darrelllea.com Everyone at the party enjoyed these delicious Darell Lea Soft Liquorice! The girls loved it! Im muching on them as I type this blog! 

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We did her birthday at our favorite cupcake shop Smallcakes. Smallcakes is a locally owned cupcake shop that make the most wonderful treats. I love that the cupcakes are made fresh everyday. We got to tour the shop and see where the cupcakes are made. All the kids decorated cupcakes then devored them! haha We opened gifts and handed out Tuti Fruiti Play Douh and our Darell Lea Soft Liquorice! It was a perfect sweet birthday party!! Happy Second Birthday Ruth! 

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PIPSNACKS the Cyber Monday win.

Hello MONDAY! Hope you all got tons of #cybermonday deals. I have two busy girls so all my shopping starts at night. I'm sitting here shopping with some Big & Littles pipcorn, while writing this blog!! (multitaskting) I will say before I got my bowl the girls knew what was up. Claire and Ruth love popcorn. If we walk into target the first thing Ruth says it POPCORN?! But I dont love all types of popcorn. I want the good stuff for them. made with good ingredants. When I found PIPCORN I knew it was a perfect match. Especially how much the girls love Pipcorns BiGS & LiTTLES.

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Wait....What is BIGS & LITTLES you ask?! 

BiGS & LiTTLES is a mix of popcorn with popcorn! haha Pipcorn is beyond proud to announce for the first time Big Fluffy Popcorn and Mini Crunchy Pipcorn in the same bag!! I love that Pipcorn is Delicious Mini Popcorn! It also happens to be Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan**, and Whole Grain. The perfect popcorn snack for the girls! So we have all four flavores to pick our favorite. With that said, the Sea Said Sea Salt was gone in two seconds, and the Big Cheese was next! So Yummy! Here are a few pictures and bouns video of what Claire thought about her new snack PIPCORN. (trust me...watch the video. haha)

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We had fun taking a few pictures of our favorite new popcorn snack! If you want to order your own bags check out their wesite https://www.pipsnacks.com. We are also doing a givaway on our instagram page. Check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/organicallyadorable/!!

Claire did a video to share why she loves Pipcorn Big & Littles! It was the cutest thing ever! 

Did you see that last second of the video? haha thats my favorite part. She loved it and you really will too!

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 HAPPY SNACKING!!  Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me any questions!  April, Claire, and Ruthie.  Also please follow us at @organicallyadorable    

HAPPY SNACKING!!

Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me any questions!

April, Claire, and Ruthie.

Also please follow us at @organicallyadorable 

 

Our Washabelle BED!!

Hello Friends, the secret is out! Claire has a washable bed! Yes, I said that right. The bed is WASHABLE. I'm so grateful for the bed company Washabelle. You can find more about them here: https://washabelle.com/  How it works! Your Washabelle can be washed and dried right at home. Simply unzip and wash the components separately in your washer and dryer as needed. Then they’ll be ready to go right back to bed. And so can you. I talked to the owner of Washabelle and she was amazing. Annie created these beds with a purpose!  that they can help all children to sleep well and be specail

So ours was delivered fast and it was easy to set up. Claire was thrilled! We got the bed when we were ready to transition her to a big girl bed. Right after we finished potty training. It was the perfect time just in case we had an accdent in bed we could clean it. I looked up all those waterproof bed covers, but I have never liked the idea of one those sticky‑stinky‑plasticky mattress covers. 

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We have been using the Washabelle bed for almost a year now and I still have NO complaints!! Most nights I almost fall asleep on the bed with her and don't want to leave it. It's so comfy and soft.  When I was choosing the toddler bed I wanted something comfortable and duable. The Washabelle did is just that. I definitely recommend this bed to everyone!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of claire loving her bed. You can put it on the floor, or on a frame. We have done both.  Claire also loves that she does not have to put sheets on it if she doesn't want to and often sleeps on it without them. The ability to wash it gives me peace of mind.

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Again WE LOVE OURS!! I will be purchasing a second for Ruth my youngest in the near future. Thank you for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions! And don't forget to follow us on Instagram @organicallyadorable

April

Teaching my three year old Kindergarten

Claire has always wanted to learn. She was always first at the milestones and she has kept me on my toes since then. Claire wants to know WHY things are what they are. She has full conversations with me, and she challenges me daily. I'm always looking for something for her to do. That's when I went looking for more help then Pinterest could give me. I wanted a plan and curriculum that worked for us. I found a Kindergarten Complete Full Year binder. Now I will say that this is not for everyone. Claire is very receptive, but not every three years old is going to be the same. It was intended for ages 4-5yrs. I don't push her and we go on a very relaxed schedule. I just love this kit that we have a plan. We always just pick up where we left off.

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This all-inclusive, literature-based curriculum provides detailed lesson plans created around thematic units with a biblical worldview. These units cover skills in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Physical Development, Fitness, Fine Arts, Character Development, and Bible. The teacher’s manual includes step-by-step instructions, activities for different learning styles, all practice worksheets for each lesson, reading practice pages, enrichment activities to challenge advanced learners, patterns for art projects, handwriting guidelines, and an appendix with resources. Its everything I would have wanted and more! Im so excited to share it! Claire and I started a little over a month ago and I can see how much progress she has already learned. If you are looking to start learning early or if you need a complete Kindergarten kit I would recommend www.educents.com.

This set is here: https://www.educents.com/kindergarten-complete-full-year-bundle.html

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One of my favorate things about a homeschool curriculum is that we can do it anywhere! Today it was on the back porch! 

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The worksheets are so easy to follow. As easy as 1,2,3. Claire likes doing it with a pen. She feels so official!

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Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me any questions!

April and Claire

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Welcome Friends

Welcome Welcome! .....have you ever started a journey where you just didn’t know where it would go, what you would do, or even who you would become because of it!! Well this is it. OUR TIME. Welcome to this journey! We are starting this blog to spend more time talking about things we love, the life we live, and the products we use! Awesome Right?! It’s genuine and real kiddos just living life to the fullest! We would love for you to join us! We need the support that every new blogger needs help is to grow! Please send us messages, contact us, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! Let us know that you’re here and that you’re rooting for us in this journey! We need your internet high five! We can’t wait to meet you! 

The Adorable Crew,

Claire, Ruthie and April

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