livefreemiranda My first trek to the famous Round Top Antiques Fair was a success. I found this beautiful Zapotec rug + wooden bar cart. And then on the way out of town also picked up a darling bookshelf for Plum's room. The place is seriously miles and miles and miles of tents and vendors. I'm glad I went with a list and a budget (which I only barely exceeded-- I couldn't leave the bookshelf!!) #roundtop #colddeadfingers 1h

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livefreemiranda I was up late last night writing about how to evaluate your personal energy profile for better energy management (even though to best manage mine, I should go to bed early!) The post is up now. Self-discovery is valuable, even though the process of becoming our best self is lifelong. Luckily, were in this thing together and can learn from and support each other! #energyiseverything #onelittleminuteblog 11h
  •   whipstitchier xxoo 11h
  •   sewsavvykatkan @livefreemiranda you have the best pictures! What kind of camera do you use? Nice! :-) 11h
  •   melissamassello I need this post/wisdom badly! Can't wait to read it (she says gulping coffee after watching too much Netflix on the iPad in bed last night...) 11h
  •   thisamandajane I love this idea, and I'm excited to read your insights. There is so much to manage as a mother and taking care of myself isn't easy! Everything helps. 11h
  •   livefreemiranda @sewsavvykatkan thank you! I take all of my pictures with my iPhone6. I upgraded 100% because of the camera quality 10h

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livefreemiranda I made this Colorful skirt from a Vintage velvet Fabric inherited from Dave's grandma, who was a fashionista and seamstress. The midi-length skirt took every inch I had, so sadly no Scraps remain. I used the @grainlinestudio #mossskirt turned backwards, which took some adjusting, then I added some Bling with an exposed brass Zipper on top (such an easy Technique for zippers!) All of the interior seams are Serged, but the finishes are machine top stitched and the hem is hand sewn. Obviously, the Geometric yoke was a Hot Mess before I Finished, but now I kind of love how the Sharp corners don't align perfectly. Makes it handmade, you know? I first wore it at #altsummit three years ago, and plan on packing it again this summer when I attend again as a presenter! (Well, I caught up on as many #thedailyseam days as I could in this one) 23h

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livefreemiranda On the way to the salvage shop to scout for cool decor with my mom, Plum had a little blow out. I didn't have a new outfit on hand, but I DID have a safety pin + an old shirt from the donate bag in my trunk. So, she got a little make-shift dress for the afternoon (that even got a couple compliments). Makin' it work, you know, as we do. #youmightbeaseamstressif #motherhood 1d

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livefreemiranda Together we laughter until we cry, even when no one knows what about. Literally! I miss my sisters already (and am happy my mom is here a few more days to ease the withdrawals.) 1d

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livefreemiranda Twinning pinks with her baby today. Also, thigh rolls. #lilmissplum 2d

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livefreemiranda Mamo+Milo. It can be hard to live away from our families. We are so happy when they visit and we can fill up on family love. 2d

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livefreemiranda When in Austin, eat at Contigo. That's what I always say. 3d

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livefreemiranda Today on the lake feels like summer. #supaustin 3d

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livefreemiranda Imagine your favorite chocolate you've ever tasted, frozen then liquified, and topped with supersmooth cream. And that's what this is. #chocolateloversunite 4d

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livefreemiranda Plum loved a little girl time downtown this afternoon with two of her favorite aunties. (I introduced her to the Migas at South Congress Cafe, and I think she loved them as much as I do.) Also, there is nothing better than family. 4d

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livefreemiranda My sisters are visiting this weekend--both on healthy eating kicks (which I fully plan to corrupt.) Today's post about some good meatless burger alternatives might come in handy, though! #BocaEssentials #CleverGirls #summertime 4d

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livefreemiranda I put on my heels and pearls for a fifties themed dinner at church tonight. Then hauled the three babies there a little past bedtime. Within minutes of waking in, one was crying and accidentally peed on the floor, so I scrubbed it up in my skirt and lipstick, and we headed back home, which in turn made the others cry. A warm bath and some heated up leftovers calmed the storm, and now everyone is asleep. I'm left feeling grateful for the hard and the good. Even when things don't go as planned, we are doing the work. I think that's the important part. #motherhood 5d
  •   breeadunn I love this 'real life' story! Sometimes motherhood really is overwhelming. Yay that they are in bed! 5d
  •   emzlyhamilton You look so cute and have an awesome attitude. 5d
  •   mel_amy_simmons So pretty! And such a true story! 5d
  •   lilbitbeth On the nose. 4d
  •   gracefunlittlethings I was the thinking of these words of yours as I was dealing with what was one of the rare, successful, get baby and toddler to nap at the same time, only to have smoke alarm go off ten minutes later (for no reason). Brought me a smile, some peace and some gratitude. Thank you! 4d
  •   lizzylulukw Real life 4d
  •   livefreemiranda @gracefunlittlethings we're in this together! 4d
  •   livefreemiranda @lizzylulukw the realest. 4d

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livefreemiranda When I told the boys to help me put stickers on the wall their minds were like . We have a pretty strict stickers-on-paper-or-bodies-only policy, so putting up these little decals was a super special privilege for them! Little by little by little their room is coming together (and we can't wait to share it with @ameliahannah + @chelseabwood this weekend!) #andersonsbuildahouse 5d

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livefreemiranda I hit publish last night on a post that puts words to some of the feelings I've had over the last couple years. Recognizing how to manage my energy, rather than my time, has changed my perspective and helped me live more simply and sustainably. It's a work in progress, as is everything in my life, but I feel like I'm on the right path. #onelittleminuteblog #selfcare #domoreofwhatyoulove 5d
  •   inkedfingers I recognize this topic as one of your strengths, my beautiful friend. This is something I struggle with so much and I'm SO grateful you're sharing your wisdom! Thank you darling Miranda!! I look forward to your future posts! x 5d
  •   livefreemiranda @chey_stark so god it hit home! I'm excited to continue exploring it with you! 5d
  •   livefreemiranda @jerkrid @p.ioanna yes mamas! Give yourself the time:) 5d
  •   livefreemiranda @inkedfingers thank you Carli! 5d
  •   amberkeller GreAt post 5d
  •   megant910 Loved this Miranda! I've been loving your blog posts! 5d
  •   sunniswain So excited to see your next posts about this! Just had baby #2 and am not working for the first time ever. I want to utilize every moment I have for the best and this is EXACTLY what I need :) 5d
  •   melaniebohn Excited to read it! It always comes to energy, not time, doesn't it? I often think when people say they don't have the time they really mean they lack energy and/or desire. At least it's true for me. 5d

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livefreemiranda Tis the season. Also, wish me luck! #spring #garden 6d

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livefreemiranda How do you choose books from the sea at the library?! I usually let the kids pull a few randoms from the shelves, dig through the cart that have just been returned (I figure someone else tried it, so...) and then I can always rely on @everydayreading for some solid recommendations from her feed. 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @thisamandajane our library has the coolest kid section, including iPad with educational games. So my kids generally grab three or four books at random toss them in the bag and then play with the iPad while I try to find someone that will actually love reading!😬 6d
  •   everydayreading Which branch do you go to? 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @everydayreading Cedar Park mostly. I love it, and The storytime lady is awesome! 6d
  •   danamadeit Plum looks so old here! 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @danamadeit all of a sudden she just grew up! It was like overnight! 6d
  •   elizaconn I let my kids pick a few, do a little prescreen (words/page, don't judge) pick a couple that look good to me. 6d
  •   modern_whit I reserve some online that look good or others recommend. Then I just let them pick and we end up with everything cars, monster, and always random Spanish books 6d
  •   bonniekwhite That is a fun book! My class loves it! 6d

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livefreemiranda #lilmissplum has decided she's not a baby anymore. My heart is starting to let go of the mourning infancy, nursing, and codependence and fill with excitement for development, growth, and adventures we have ahead. This motherhood journey is hard, but so good. #motherhood #toddler 1w

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livefreemiranda After wearing the same 35 items for six months (and loving every day), I've started transitioning to a spring/summer #capsulewardrobe. This dress is to my Spring/Summer what black jeans were to my Fall/Winter. ️ *if you search Texas Summer Dress on my blog you'll find a full tutorial from last spring. (also, I'm making my own rules on #thedailyseam challenge and am pre-tagging for tomorrow's theme "wear". Because this is my favorite thing to wear.) 1w
  •   lilbitbeth I love this dress. So many of your dresses are my faves. 1w
  •   kapachino You need to come over and teach me how to sew anything other than a straight line, please. 1w
  •   nicolettemcbride I've been so excited to switch capsules, but the weather here is not cooperating with my spring/summer vision. This dress is too cute. 1w
  •   lexipshae So comfy and care free. Love this dress! 1w
  •   realhousewifeofbuffalo I love it! I will check out the tutorial for sure. I challenged myself to make one article of clothing for myself per quarter this year, and also to not buy anything new. By fabric doesn't count 1w
  •   drea_peters @livefreemiranda did u make this? 6d
  •   livefreemiranda @drea_peters yes ma'am;) 6d
  •   riversidethimble Love this! Must search your blog :) 6d

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livefreemiranda Brothers, Swimming lessons. These magical matching shark suits (sizes 18m + 2T) have fit for three years! Isn't that weird? I think this year I'll finally move on. 1w
  •   kjsalty Liam and Eamon have been rocking their suits for at least 3 years. I noticed that they're looking threadbare. Time to upgrade to current sizes. 1w
  •   lexipshae My boys wear 3 sizes down in swimsuits too! Who do they make those things for?? Those sharks ones sure are cute though 1w
  •   christyfg Us too. I bought Hal a new one cause I was sick of looking at the old one! 1w
  •   bgwittwer We do the same thing with swim stuff and winter gear. Makes me feel like I'm winning the consumerism game. Gotta take any win you can get! 1w
  •   janetterryo They look nervous... Is it their first lesson? 1w
  •   hrferrill I am totally with you on the swim shorts fit forever...So weird 1w
  •   mlanderson6 1w
  •   livefreemiranda @janetterryo this was their first this year, but they had lessons last summer, too. Trying to get ready for the swim season and hopefully they'll both be fish this year! 1w

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