fawnandforest we're winding down to the last few days at the old house. it's starting to feel bare & empty and nothing like home, the floors are dirty from all the moving and lucy is often seen hauling something or other around the house. you can't see it but today's choice haul was a box of wildflower seeds 😬 this has been a special home, it pulled us out to the countryside, the very home lucy was born at (yay home birth!) and the time spent here has given us the boundless courage to move on to the next adventure. feeling extra thankful and looking forward to closing this season out 🏼 I've been loving all your sweet comments, haven't had but a moment to spend otherwise but know I'm grateful for every single word! 6d
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  •   jessedit Where are you headed? 6d
  •   joymadison Praying for you guys as you make this big move!! 6d
  •   lisasmith57 Been praying for all of you and for the transitions that they be smooth. Love you all 5d

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fawnandforest i picked the loveliest bouquet of wild flowers, our hill & field are covered with them! so many fun little discoveries to be had 1w

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fawnandforest my children are looking extra tiny tromping around our new spot these days, tiny specks yelling, chasing each other, exploring. these evening walks and that wide open sky and exhausted boys at day's end are an answered prayer. #countryliving #tinyhouse #20acres #weneedaname 2w

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fawnandforest gathering a few favorites for our pre-summer homepage flatlay ... inspired by all that have been popping up around here, mint and strawberries ... and isn't linen and off-whites for baby just too hard to resist?! #fawnandforest #flatlay 2w

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fawnandforest happy mother's day dear moms! last year for mother's day my husband gave me a brilliant gift ... 'family picture sunday' ... with a gadget that snugs the iPhone, he made everyone have good attitudes, posed the 6 of us, set the self timer and so thoughtfully gave me several dozen family photos throughout this past year. all were quirky & perfect and the boys aced their smiles and honor for their mama. a million heart eyes. #cantstopwontstop 'family picture sunday' forever! 🏼 🏼 @newindustries 2w

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fawnandforest what lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you -Ralph Waldo Emerson / i fall asleep tonight so content. so much work & moving and long days but yet there is pure rest and enjoyment (and campfires) in the midst and for that i am thankful. 2w

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fawnandforest in one of her favorite spots. being carried on her daddy's back while her brothers pick her wildflowers she'll hold it tight and sniff and pull it apart and then they'll give her one more ... 3w
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  •   kateandpine Yamhill! My grandparents live in Forest Grove on a hazelnut/apple orchard ️ My brother and his wife lived in Yamhill for a while in an old airstream. What beautiful country! 3w
  •   anna.cor what a sweet capture 3w
  •   vicmaier85 Precious! 2w

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fawnandforest wrapped up in a bit of nostalgia, i love hand-me-downs as they go from child to child. 10 years & 4 children later, i've perhaps become a master, especially as i sort, pack and get ready for living in the little house 🏼 #160squarefeet / read more about my method, link in profile. 3w

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fawnandforest this weekend was a special time of firsts for my family ... first sunset and sunrise at our new property, first cozy night, snug as a bug in the little house, first time my oldest son made a campfire and first time for lucy altogether. we told stories, talked in funny voices and stayed up much too late. so satisfied. 3w

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fawnandforest one of my favorite things is the sweet cacophony of bird songs in the early hours of morning ... the dawn chorus, it will forever remind me of nursing newborn lucy right as the sun started to rise ... & have you noticed how vibrantly loud the birds are?! the mushroom rattles have been restocked, a few bonnets are left and the beautiful bird print by @smalladventure just arrived & will be added to the shop this week link in profile. 4w

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fawnandforest "any day spent with you is my favorite day. so, today is my new favorite day." a.a. milne, winnie the pooh / lucy keeps rummaging through & unpacking the boxes as we pack and i can't help but laugh & think what adventure awaits us living in a little house of 160 sq. feet with a toddler .. and 3 boys we officially sign the papers tomorrow ... pop the cork, time to celebrate !! 4w

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fawnandforest as my home looks like an explosion of laundry, donation bags and all the half-packed boxes in between i have to catch myself from cringing and am refreshed by the vision ahead as we move into this new time in our life. i've noticed lately how much mental energy is drained by our own struggle for daily productivity (or lack of!) and so little energy is left for what really fills our thoughts full of life, sparking that deep interest & vision that can't be stopped. such a weight-y thought but today it's this. my little family tromping around the back woods of our new property quietly exploring one evening last week. puts the messy house thing into perspective. ok! back to packing 🏼 1mon

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fawnandforest we've been working on our spring/summer f&f gift baskets, something i've been particularly excited about! not only did we set out to curate beautiful gifts but i am excited to inspire gift giving in general. it always feels so good to take a moment out of the daily routine and bless someone, your thoughtfulness is golden no matter what is given / sign up for our newsletter for next week's release! / link in profile 1mon

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fawnandforest i've been packing & sorting, discarding and even snapping a few photos of this & that before it all goes in a box as we prepare for our next adventure. this pile is extra special, things i knitted for lucy. the blanket I knit the last few weeks before she was born, the scarf to keep the nape of her neck warm this past winter. and that lamb. it was knit while i was in active labor with her. the midwife joked that when I stopped knitting I would be ready to deliver. how true that was, within 45 minutes of laying my knitting needles down she was born. my grandmother whom lucy shares a birthday with was a great keeper & teller of stories .. something I want to carry on. 1mon

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fawnandforest a few spring favorites heirloom & handmade goods often might seem spendy. but in living simply you only need... 1 wood bowl (not 5 plastic ones for the same price) or 1 quality hairbrush (instead of having to replace because the bristles fell out) ..1 beautiful rattle or 1 bonnet for the season (even though all those patterns are tempting!). Plus quality items for children will hold sentiment and graciously make their way from baby to baby instead of being discarded. / link in profile for free heirloom flower seeds! / #heirloombaby #qualityoverquantity / all items are available in the the shop 1mon

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fawnandforest fairly certain country babe has planted flowers before she dumped out the seeds next to her and sprinkled them on the dirt bit by bit without a prompt! we still have the heirloom flower seed FREE gift with every purchase going on. heirloom seeds are by botanical interests, the illustrations on the packet are so beautiful you'll want to tuck it into a keepsake book free gift details in profile. 1mon

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fawnandforest nothing quite beats wood animals that don't make a peep other than out of the imagination of your child! plus, have you noticed that little hands like to hold little things? my favorite, available in the shop, european made >> play > wood / link in profile. 🐓 1mon
  •   abjane17 Love them so much. We have a growing collection. Now, if only my inlaws would stop giving the kids annoying plastic-with-batteries toys. 1mon
  •   min.erbs These are so precious these!! 2w

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fawnandforest such a beautiful day in the grove of oregon white oaks, playing & planning. we look forward to digging in & planting these family roots. first thing first though, that little house farmhouse must be painted white! / also! free heirloom flower seeds for our amazing customers 1 post back link in profile. 2mon

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fawnandforest starting today! a free gift for all our wonderful customers a pack of heirloom flower seeds by botanical interests free with every purchase ... just for fun .. because it's spring & flowers are irresistible. growing flowers with our children is a joy no matter where you live! details, link in profile / cute bunny also available in the shop. 2mon

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fawnandforest this home has been such a blessing to us these past 3 years. it was our giant leap to moving countryside after we sold our house in portland, and will forever be special. it's big-ish and new-ish and well, the new house is tiny, 160 sq ft. tiny (plus sleeping loft!) ... but the view and the vision can't be held back, so on we go 2mon
  •   patticakewagner It's a lovely house regardless of the size 2mon
  •   tortoiseandthehareclothing Cheers! Your little country adventure i'm sure will be wonderful. 2mon
  •   wispyfeatherfarm so excited for you!! what a wonderful new adventure for you and your fam 1mon
  •   mrs_emartin And I thought 3 people (+ baby on the way) in 400 sq feet was small! congrats on the new adventure that awaits your family!! There is something highly satisfying about simplifying and living small. 3w

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