livefreemiranda I picked this slipper chair up for free last night! It will be a reupholstery project, but I love the lines (Plum isn't so sure...) Also happy with my newly-made pleated skirt. The metallic linen fabric came from a maternity dress I sewed years ago and then could never part with because I get irrationally attached to fabric. This was a good, if five years late, solution.
And while I'm rambling, I should share an impression I had while preparing for and teaching Sunday School this week: there is not one right path for everyone, rather a unique path for everyone. Each is as precious, valuable, and worthy as the next. So as you seek for answers to questions and truths to inspire your life, know that yours may be different than those around you, and that is okay. Your life has inherent meaning and worth independent of anything you do. Be open to new answers and even new questions, and believe that at every point along the journey, you can be whole even in your imperfection. As can I.
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livefreemiranda On tippie toe trying to reach cupcakes on the table. Nothing is safe from this fearless, curious, sugar-addicted child! #lilmissplum 1d

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livefreemiranda 90 degrees + ️ + super comfy. 😎#ohsofamous #sponsored #birkenstock 1d
  •   livefreemiranda @princesasylvia mine aren't especially wide, and I was pleased with how tight the straps could get! 🏼 1d
  •   ameliahannah Twins! and mine don't dye my feet. They do look kinda different than these ones though.. 1d
  •   lexipshae I always want a pair but feel like they are too wide 1d
  •   livefreemiranda @lexipshae you should try mine on. I thought so, too but they actually fit pretty perfectly. I can make them snug, super thin, or wider. I was actually surprised how skinny they get! 1d
  •   annoriginal265 I'm on my third pair of those. 1d
  •   princesasylvia Good to know I'll have to try them. 1d
  •   nadhrah_zaki im on my 2nd pair of black birks and so hppy 1d
  •   kristinawsmith You got some! Enjoy! 1d

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livefreemiranda Feels like a waffle sort of Saturday. (With bananas and cinnamon-sugar toasted almonds🏼). 2d

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livefreemiranda I'm gearing up to turn those long days of summer into crafty, family memories (and hopefully some relaxing, too). It sure helps to have pages and pages of inspiration to help a mama out! #AltPicnicParty #summerreading #summercrafting 2d

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livefreemiranda In fashion sewing, a fat quarter doesn't go very far...unless you're sewing for newborns. 🏼 Teeny tiny outfits on my table today! #kidsclothesweek 3d

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livefreemiranda I love getting to meet online friends in real life! These four inspiring makers are some of my favorites to have met and connected with in the last couple years. They're all genuine and creative, and I think you'll love them, too! #followfriday @luluthebaker @melissapher @everydayreading @sarahhearts 3d

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livefreemiranda She talks and talks and talks and talks. Not a lot of real words, yet, but lots to say! #lilmissplum 3d

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livefreemiranda Inspired by #designmombook I made our first family post-it note calendar. Milo was thrilled to count the days until his birthday (9), and I'm thrilled to see so much vacation yellow coming up in the next few weeks! 4d

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livefreemiranda A rare solo bath for the middle child. I hope that in the mix of growing up surrounded by siblings, this one knows how completely wonderful he is, just him. 4d

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livefreemiranda Fabric is definitely one of my love languages. I'm over the moon to be able to work with these gorgeous vintage botanicals for my sweet friend @ohfoxcreative. Feels like the perfect #EarthDay celebration! 4d

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livefreemiranda Inspired by watching my episode with @danamadeit last week, Milo asked if he could film me while I was working on some bunny rattle baby gifts this afternoon. He quickly learned that film-making isn't for the weak. 5d

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livefreemiranda Recharging with some sewing prep today. I recently made an executive decision to stop taping PDF patterns. Instead I lay them flat and trace the size I need on tracing paper (which is actually medical exam paper from my pediatrician!) Now I can print once and store them easily in Manila envelopes. 🏼#kidsclothesweek #littleleaguedress 6d
  •   jessmakes Great idea! Will have to try it. 5d
  •   emdash16 That is equal parts "Brilliant!" and "Duh! Why haven't I tried that?!" I like tracing patterns onto freezer paper so I can iron it onto the fabric and cut right along but I've never thought to trace the whole PDF pattern to store! So smart. 5d
  •   lilbitbeth I learned the hard way too! Hahaha! I use a roll of tracing paper. 5d
  •   alishabengt That is brilliant! I'm totally gonna try that! I've been tracing my patterns after I cut and taped. So not space or time efficient! 5d
  •   livefreemiranda @ascorsonelli @jessmakes @alishabengt @emdash16 It's nice to eliminate unnecessary steps 5d
  •   livefreemiranda @lilbitbeth I used to tape THEN trace. Why?! Haha. 5d
  •   lilbitbeth We must have crazy mommy brain. Not all the pieces are connecting in our head! Hahaha! 5d
  •   miriamtribe Omg. How how how have I not thought of this before?! 5d

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livefreemiranda I get my greens and my chocolate fix both in the morning, every morning. (recipe🏼) 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @chelseahorsley I've been using the vanilla soy from Trader Joe's. It tastes good, and is convenient to buy with my normal groceries:) 6d
  •   chelseahorsley @livefreemiranda shoot, we are soy free- I'll try something else there though... I haven't even looked into their protein powders. This looks delicious though!! I'm all about adding some chocolate into my morning;) 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @chelseahorsley they have a whey powder, too. But maybe that would work? My friend just showed me her peanut protein powder (from whole foods)--it's peanuts with all the oil pressed out! Lots of options. And yes, the cocoa starts the day right! 6d
  •   mrs_alexdavis Hey @chelseahorsley have you ever used Vega Protein? Plant based, gluten and soy free protein that tastes amazing!! Normally I have to go to a health food store to get it, but these days they have been selling them at our Costco. The vanilla is way better than chocolate, super creamy so you don't feel like you have to use any sort of milk, just water. 6d
  •   princesasylvia We do a similar one but use super food greens, coconut water and chocolate protein powder. Delish! Some times we vary and use the vanilla protein powder. 6d
  •   chelseahorsley @mrs_alexdavis @livefreemiranda awesome, thanks for the tips!! 6d
  •   emzlyhamilton Mmmm 6d
  •   lizzyography Yum 4d

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livefreemiranda Baby girl oozing sweetness, as she does. (@danamadeit swung by today to shoot a few photos for an upcoming project, and I had to capture this cute setup.) #lilmissplum 6d

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livefreemiranda Halfway through Monday and I already feel a little behind! I'm working hard to simplify and focus on what's most important. (Plus do the laundry and grocery shop.) New energy management post up at #onelittleminuteblog about eliminating unnecessary decisions. Like what to wear. 7d

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livefreemiranda I think Milo needs a bolo tie for his birthday. #realkidsrealclothes 1w

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livefreemiranda Date night dancing at the fair! 🏼(Okay, the fair-themed party at church.) I have more fun with this guy than anybody, and he's got some killer moves, too. 1w
  •   livefreemiranda @kristinawsmith @kim_shirley @lexipshae it was so much fun! They went all out on decorations+food, the music was great! We dance and ate, danced and ate. Basically a perfect date night! I hope they plan another soon because we'd make sure all our friends come, too!! 1w
  •   livefreemiranda @seemesew it's amazing how just a few hours reconnecting as husband+wife (rather than as dad+mom) creates such a positive energy in our relationship! 1w
  •   suebuehner Such a cute, fun, talented couple! 1w
  •   leslieloder #glidemiranda&spousedancing!! 1w
  •   capturingjoyblog What?!? Sounds like a fabulous Ward activity! I want to throw one in my ears! 7d
  •   capturingjoyblog *ward (not ears) 7d
  •   tbombbyu I thought I recognized you! I'm a follower of your instagram and blog and was at the stake dance also. So fun to see you there! 7d
  •   livefreemiranda @tbombbyu so fun! Wasn't it a great activity?! We were so impressed! 6d

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livefreemiranda Friday Pizza Night means Saturday Pizza Lunch. #lilmissplum isn't complaining. 1w

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livefreemiranda Got my March birthday cards out last week, so I guess it's time to work on April! (Even though I don't intend to be so behind, I keep thinking it's fun to get happy mail a little late. Stretches out the celebration a bit more!) #writemoreonpaper 1w

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