It’s Happening!

We are moving back to my hometown of Lakeland, Florida at the end of May! Foxer and I will be flying down and meeting Dadu, Grandma and Grandpa there with the rental truck and our car. I just ordered a rolling carry on Fox picked out himself with a plane and helicopter on it.

One moment Fox is grinning about the move and the next he’s saying he doesn’t want to go to Florida. I think it’s the feelings of change and uncertainty we all feel when moving a thousand miles, in a 3 year old without experiences to draw on and with less control over his world. Helping him work through these feelings certainly isn’t easy, but I can’t bear to imagine how it would be if we tried to stop any acting out with a forceful hand instead of working out what’s really going on.

With any big change like this there are lots of feels. The three of us are cycling through feelings of elation, joy and hope, and then time of doubt, fear, and insecurity. Important to remember to pause and relate when it doesn’t come naturally.

I’ve been anchoring myself through yoga, pilaties, music, dancing, journaling, cleaning, organizing, purging all the necessary things just taking up space, and praying. I remind myself and we remind each other that this is totally the right thing to do. Then it’s back to work on my Etsy shop and more moving perpetrations. Trying to ride the waves. Getting back up as necessary without getting hung up on the falling part.

Dadu will have a nice steady job at the Chop Shop and we’ll be able to come back to visit our Indiana friends and family. Here we’ve been so strapped that we were only to swing one trip back to Florida in 5 years! Things should be more balanced after this move.

Getting excited about all the things we’ll get to do. The beach, (I am so not meant to live landlocked), feeding the ducks, swans, geese, and other water birds at the lakes downtown. Reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Determined to NOT be a HERMIT! Going to get outside! Fox will get to play in the woods I explored as a child. I’ll even take some mama time to head down to the local coffee shop to blog and meet up with friends. Actually get to go on dates with Russ, more than sorta once.

Looking forward to this new chapter. It’s been real Indiana, there is certainly something special about Bloomington, but it’s time for us to go home and build on all we’ve learned, combining it with who we’ve always been.

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‘More Favorites To Love ‘ by Burrow & Bloom

A selection of my favorite Etsy finds!


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Tropical Leaf Lapel Pin – Bo…

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Welcome Sign Embroidery Hoop

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crochet backpack children ba…

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Raining Clouds Canvas Tote B…

$18

Three-legged Ceramic Planter…

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Ceramic Bow Necklace Handmad…

$48

RETRO SPECTACLES EMBROIDERY …

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Felt elastic bookmark in tan…

$13

Keychain – Tree Stump

$24

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Your Feelings Are Valid – Ju…

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Pink and Green Cute Pencil C…

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Mini Donut Cat Keychain – Va…

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Hugging Manatee Plush Pillow…

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Daydream Brooch “When t…

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Petal & Vine Photography of Burrow & Bloom Doll Slings



I am absolutely in LOVE with these amazing photos by the mega talented Lee Anne, from my home town of Lakeland, Florida’s Petal & Vine Photography!


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An eye for light, feel for composition combined with that vitally special, yet hard to put into words element that takes your breath away!


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She has graciously used her gift to convey the pure joy of her little babywearers enjoying their Burrow & Bloom slings and I am simply swooning! It fills my heart to see how much they enjoy the slings I had so much fun putting together! I get to create and they get to play #winning


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I mean seriously, how amazing are these photos?! Thank you so very much Lee Anne! We’ll be in Lakeland by August at the latest, so we should meet up at Mitchell’s some Saturday in the near future!

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Treasury Tuesday – Warm and Cozy

‘Warm and Cozy’ by Burrow & Bloom

Warm and cozy things for inside and out!


Mumford & Sons – Embroidery …

$55

8×10 Print – Good Things – O…

$20

Sweet Sara

$25

Heart Mug Sweater, in Mint G…

$21.75

ORGANIC Crib Bedding – Sprin…

$25

Waimea Bay Tassel Garland, L…

$29

Felt Sleepy Fox Animal Brooc…

$10

Here Comes the Sun / 9×12 Ly…

$30

Custom Babywearing Figure Ne…

$55

Hanging Wire Sphere Basket

$48

Three Pack of Soft Bras – Yo…

$150

Snail toy, stuffed Snail ani…

$23

Wine in a Teacup

$56

XXL Spotted Sloth, stuffed a…

$49

Chunky headband, orange wool…

$18

Peacenik Rabbit

$100

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Gentle TV Shows for Kids – Part 3: Stella and Sam

If you’re just joining in you may want to also check out Part 1 about the show Tumble Leaf and Part 2 on Puffin Rock.

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Funny how things get so much better whenever we spend a little time together!” – Stella and Sam Theme by Emilie Mover

Stella and Sam is the whimsically animated series, based on the books by Marie-Louise Gay, about a little brother with with fuzzy blonde hair and big sister with curly red hair! The show is sweetly creative, gentle, and full of imaginative adventures in and around their country home.

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Our family enjoys how nonjudgmental the show is. Things aren’t looked at as problems, they’re just things. Stella takes it all in stride and helps her little brother through any difficulties, frustrations, or disappointments. Sweetly, thoughtfully, and creatively!

When Sam is feeling limited by his small size, Stella helps him imagine they’re gaints! Apples are cherries, a caterpillar is a farmer, and you have to be careful not to drop the cow from way up high! To help Sam feel better after subbing his toe, Stella teaches him how to make Laughabet soup, a pot full of things that make Sam laugh!

Stella invents Brother’s Day where she makes a super sweet day full of thoughtfully simple surprises for her little brother, Sam. She even asks the “sky painter” to paint a beautiful sunset for him!

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Stella and Sam play through all seasons, in the rolling hills and woods around their home. Jumping in piles of leaves, playing in the snow, using their imaginations in the spring warmth and the summer heat. They even search for the wind, which the find on top of a hill, there’s plenty of playing outside in nature!

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Stella and Sam also like to play with their neighbor friends, Felix, Ivy, and Owen! On a hot day they imagine they’re on an African safari! Blasting off to an alien planet to find where kiwi’s come from, playing a concert over in the meadow, along with little farm animals! An imagined trip to China, complete with a friendly dragon!

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We adore how simply sweet Stella, Sam, and their friends are! They’re thoughtful and sweet with big imaginations! What shows do you like to watch with your little ones?

Treasury Tuesday – A Few More Of My Favorite Things

‘Favorite things – Part 2’ by Burrow & Bloom

A few more of my favorite things!


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Custom Constellation Necklac…

$50

Rose Quartz Necklace – Raw C…

$24

handmade leather ballet flat…

$85

Mint green and gold dots woo…

$15

Harvest Rose Dress • 1960s…

$94

I Love Tea…Giclee print of…

$25

fox Pillow, Decorative Pillo…

$22

PDF pattern – Felt owl softi…

$6.5

Ear jacket , gold ear jacket…

$28

CATBUS — vinyl sticker

$3.5

Blue & Gray Topaz Geode Shap…

$9.5

32 Happy Mail Stationery Pla…

$3.5

DIY kit – Little Fox Key Ho…

$10.5

Pink with tiny gold sparkles…

$50

swan enamel pin

$12

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Gentle TV Shows for Kids – Part 2: Puffin Rock

Thanks for tuning in! Hopefully this series will help you find good gentle TV shows for your little ones! These are our family’s favorites! Not too busy, scary, negative, or in your face. They’re gentle, fun, and entertaining stories with sweet characters in beautiful settings.

If you’re just joining us you may want to check out Part 1 about the show Tumble Leaf on Amazon Prime Video.

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On the show Puffin Rock a young puffin named Oona and her little brother, Baba, live with their parents and friends on a tiny but gorgeous island off the coast of Ireland. The textured illustrations have amazing light and color! I would love to hang prints from this beautiful show on our walls!

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Nature facts are beautifully blended with the story through narrations by the hilarious Chris O’Dowd, (IT Crowd, Bridesmaids, Pirate Radio). There are plenty of funny comments for parents to enjoy right along with their little ones! Not to mention the lovely Irish accents!

Whether they’re pretending to be grown up puffins, going on a family trip to an underwater cave, or simply in awe of a murmuration of starlings the adorably sweet characters of Puffin Rock are brilliantly funny and super cute!

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Oona and Baba even help tidy up their burrow by finding new soft things from around the island to replace the old bedding, as a surprise for their parents when they return from fishing.

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The little puffin siblings play with and care for each other, their parents, friends, and anyone come across. Their best friends include Mossy, the pygmy shrew who loves to eat, May the bunny rabbit, and Silky the seal.  They also have nocturnal friends, the owls, and Bernie the hermit crab, their friend and mentor, (who they help find a new shell when his cracks)!

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Flynn the fox has a bit of a grumpy exterior but truly a heart of gold. And the seagulls don’t really get along with puffins, but it’s nothing major. My guy is really sensitive and they don’t bother him much.

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The puffins adventures take them all over land, sea, and sky! From traveling through burrows with bunnies and hedgehogs to swimming through glowing phytoplankton with whales, (on Oona’s first night time trip to the sea by herself because she’s a big puffin now)!

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We’re especially found of the episode where Oona goes around telling all her friends about the supermoon so they can stay up late to watch it together!

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Hope you and your little one enjoy the show as much as we do! I’d love to hear what you think or hear about what shows you like to watch with your family! Please leave a comment below so we can share!