Life In Little Squares

Our 100!! celebratory lunch was adjusted a bit when the babe decided to go The Hulk on us. So we brought it in and celebrated in a different way because the little things deserve recognition. Especially when it doesn’t feel like much of a celebration at the time. #CelebrateLife #INeedEarplugs

Here We Go Again!


Well it’s probably time to tell you that we are expecting another baby boy! It is the best kind of surprise! I am 16 weeks and he should be arriving in early October. G is over the moon about having another little baby and kisses the new baby goodnight every night. This pregnancy has been a breeze so far, I’ve had very little symptoms other than the the extreme pregnancy fatigue. I’m usually dead by 5 pm.

We are so excited! I’m already having so much fun shopping for my bump and can’t wait to dress it up for the summer. So here we go! :)



Sale was a hit!

The Mimi Shop’s first sale exploded! Thank you all so much for the love, you seriously rock! As I was packaging up your orders I kept looking around going, “Is this for real?” I’m just blown away and I really can’t thank you enough.

If you missed the sale, don’t worry we will be doing it again soon! Come follow me on instagram, I post Grow It Girl updates there.

I love each and every one of you. Thank you for telling your friends and family, thank you for the reposts, just thank you! Be sure to use –> #iheartmimi on ig when you receive your package and tell us about the product!

Cheers, friends! Have a beautiful day!


It’s Spring!

I love this time of year it’s always so full of potential.  This is about the time I’m ready for a major change up of some kind.  I like moving forward, improving things, and learning better ways to make our lives simpler and happier.  Spring is the perfect season for just that. :)

Last fall we bought a plot of land to build our forever home on.  It was a lot of back and forth and it took a couple of years to finally settle on the general location.  We got inches from purchasing a house in which the deal ended up going south. On a separate occasion we were under a tight contract to purchase a different house and sell our house (in 8 weeks!), which looking back seems a bit crazy, but at the time we strongly felt it was the right move to make. It didn’t end up working out and honestly I was relieved to move on from the “interim” house/solution and dive into searching for the forever home once and for all.  That’s when we found our plot in the location we’d been hoping for all along. If you can believe it  all of our effort that went into those contracts ended up, unbeknownst to us at the time, channeling itself into the very place we needed it to go, which may be the reason I never felt like we had “lost out” on any of those contracts.  We quite literally needed to go through all of those steps in order to get to a place where we could build a house, which didn’t seem achievable even last year. I believe this to my core and I’ll say it over and over, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Thank you, Paulo Coelho.

After a rough winter and busy business season we’re ready to settle down and get started with the whole building a home thing.  It seems like such a bizarre (and exciting) twist in my life!  We met with an architect a few weeks ago and just the other day we’ve decided to let them loose and create the first sketch from the ideas we laid out for them.  I’m excited to see what they come up with!  This is just the very first steps into what could be the “dream” home and I’m so excited and maybe a little nervous!  I can’t wait to get those sketches back and share them.

This is completely new territory and while I’m a realist at heart I firmly believe that the experience will reflect how we approach every step of the process. I’m surrendering to the experts and hoping that my children will once again learn that setting goals and taking tiny steps every day towards them will one day pay off in a big way.  As much as I’d like to say that this just fell in our laps, it just isn’t so.  It took vision and careful planning.

Whatever you want your life to look like, it’s not out of the realm of possibility.  Believe me.  You are smart enough and creative enough to achieve anything.  Good things don’t just happen, sometimes they’re carefully created.  So get dreaming and dream big.




Life In Little Squares

When I look back on my life, I will still want more time with you. All of you. This is why I spend as little time as possible on “work”. While I love it, I want to put it behind me quickly so that I can focus just on you. I will never regret spending more time with you, and you, and you. It’s always in the back of my mind that I will miss out on any precious moment with you because of work, or cleaning, or being cranky. I would rather just be present with you every moment. Love you family. #CelebrateLife

Style In Little Squares

Because sunshine and a stroll. Also, leggings. Every girl should have that divine “Leggings Day”. At least once a week, yes.

Life In Little Squares

Last Spring I was about 7 months pregnant. Completely surrendered to the experience, I felt nothing but immense gratitude and love while accepting that history and experience said there was a chance we would not see this little boy home. Fast forward, he’s now been with us more time outside the womb than in and it feels like he’s been here forever. I count every sleepless night, uneaten meal, or ruined clothing as a huge reminder to continue to be grateful. Without it, it’s too easy to feel burdened or insufficient. I look worn, I smell bad, I haven’t lost my baby weight… And I couldn’t feel more thankful and more loved. ❤️