Our Special Easter!

I know, I know...Easter was forever ago. 

I was talking to my friend the other day about how we rarely see each other lately. What it comes down to is just life getting busy. The boys all have their afternoon activities with karate and soccer and piano. About a month ago, I also launched my new shop (which you can read about here, and shop here)! And with all that comes the simple fact of me trying to be a mom to four kids... trying to feed them good dinners... trying to get everyone where they need to be... stopping to color when they want me to... reading all the books Lucy drops in my lap... etc. etc. I know you get it!

So all that to say, Easter happened a while ago, but I'm finally posting some of our pictures! 

Our Easter weekend was really great and relaxing. We spent Saturday with my brother's family as his son was baptized into our church. We loved getting to be there for that special moment (Ande was also baptized this time last year!). That weekend we also spent some time listening to General Conference, which is a twice-yearly time where we get to listen to talks given by members of our church, including our Prophet (If you're interested you can listen to them here). I actually have a hard time sitting still for such a long period of time, so we decided to enjoy the nice weather that day and lay out on blankets in our yard while we watched. It was beautiful, sunny, and the kids were able to color and play with bubbles.

Easter morning, we did our typical baskets for the kids and egg hunt in our back yard! The boys were fast and furious with their collecting, and watching Lucy figure out what to do was so fun!

Overall, the weekend was really relaxing and we enjoyed some fantastic spring weather, which has been few and far between this year!


You can shop similar items to the boy's Easter outfits below:

Quaintly Be || Handmade Children's Clothing

I've had this idea in my mind for months upon months, but I always pushed it to the side for one reason or another. Lucy's early weeks were hard, and I didn't have a lot of extra mental space. But around her first birthday, things started to get easier, and fun, and all around enjoyable. Here and there, I would come up with ideas and designs and get really excited. But as usual with me, fear always takes over and stops me in my tracks. It wasn't until a heartfelt chat with one of my closest friends (over pancakes, at IHOP), where I really felt motivated and encouraged to pursue my art. She is a bundle of creativity and her enthusiasm is contagious I tell you! So, after that talk and reading this book, and a lot of thought, I decided to just jump in head first (remember my one little word for 2018!?).

I am so excited to be opening my very own children's clothing business, Quaintly Be!

You may be thinking..."Is "quaintly" even a word?" "What does that even mean!?"

Yes, it is in fact a word, and it means this: 

Quaintly:  [adverb]  in an attractively unusual or old-fashioned manner.

From the beginning, this business has been inspired by my kids. One thing that I've always wanted for them is for them to be different from the world, to be unusual because they are kind. There is so much hate, comparison, and greed in the world. I want to raise up children who stand above the rest by spreading joy, compassion, and love. 

I want them to be different by making a difference.

I am also inspired by all things woodsy, whimsical, and old fashioned. My designs reflect the flowers that I see, the colors I observe, and the simplicity in vintage fashions. 

The bottom line is, I want the little ones who wear my bonnets, blankets, dresses, and tees to feel happy in the simple, natural designs, and to feel confident in spreading that joy to others. 

I want my little wearers of Quaintly Be to be Quaint & Kind

Quaintly Be will be open for business on March 20th, the first day of spring! 

And because I believe in spreading kindness, I want your orders and support to mean something. 10% of monthly proceeds will go towards the My Stuff Bags Foundation. You can read all about it on their site, but they are dedicated to supporting children who are in crisis. 

There will be more to come, with a facebook group + Email list where you will be encouraged to share all the ways your quaint and kind little ones are spreading joy! 

To stay updated on all the goings-on please follow me at QuaintlyBe on Instagram!