meganly What a good mail day! Today I received the loveliest package from @simonandruby , a travel inspired jewelry line based out of Nashville. If you haven't seen their beautiful work, don't waste another minute! The pieces are all unique, handcrafted, and high quality. I can't say enough good things about them, and I'm so excited to share their gorgeous pieces with you all! I mean, even the packaging is beautiful! What's not to love? 4d
  •   simonandruby Ah! So glad it arrived!! And you're too sweet - thank you for the kind words! 4d
  •   swankyhannah Eek! So exciting!! 4d

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meganly Mighty cute. #ollie 5d

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meganly This little monkey is 9 months old today. He can pull to standing (and stay there forever), bear walk (on all fours), and is starting to joke around with us. He really knows when he is being funny! I swear he gets more fun every single day. #ollie 6d
  •   bgwhitl His hair looks kind of red in this picture! 🏻 6d
  •   meganly @bgwhitl it definitely has some auburn hints in the sun! 6d

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meganly Playing hard results in napping hard. #ollie 2w

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meganly It was this time a week ago that I sent my phone for a swim while cleaning the bathroom. I've already mentioned how heartsick I was over thinking my pictures were gone, but I was most heartsick over pictures like these. The ones that aren't really on social media or my husband's phone. The intimate ones that I've taken throughout our breastfeeding journey. I am beyond thankful to have these back, safe. I know I'll never forget this intimate journey with my sweet boy, but I also know that one day it will feel more distant, and in those moments I will be so grateful to have these. Also, chubby baby legs #ollie 2w
  •   hmbesser I love sweet pictures that are captured just for us mommies. It goes by way too fast. 2w

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meganly A little after school date with my boys and some bubble tea #ollie #thefoxthefinchandthefawn 2w

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meganly Friday afternoon I sent my phone for a swim in the bathroom sink when I was cleaning. That night it cut off and wouldn't turn back on. I was absolutely heartsick over the thought of losing all my pictures, including ones I haven't shared but are incredibly special to me. I had over 2000 pictures of my sweet boy, as well as many other special memories, and I couldn't shake the guilt and anger with myself over losing them. Seth and I prayed about it, and I tried to put it out of my mind knowing it was out of my control.
Today we took my phone to the iStore and they were able to recover it! I literally cried tears of joy getting my pictures back, so here is #onefromthecuttingroomfloor
#ollie
Oh, and I backed up my phone first thing this time
2w
  •   whatyou_make_it Wow! I am so happy for you! I would have been just as distraught lots of pics of my boy! 2w
  •   faithincats Praise God! Precious pictures 2w
  •   bgwhitl Yay!! I've been trying to call you to see if it came back on! When it rang today I was really excited. So you didn't have to get a new phone? 2w
  •   megonpetty Flickr gives you a terabyte of free photo and video storage. You can download the app and then every other week upload all your photos and videos to your account from your phone. 2w
  •   megonpetty Also I'm so glad you were able to get your pics recovered!! When john worked at Verizon he talked to so many moms that lost their pics and we're not able to recover them. It really is heartbreaking. That's why I do the Flickr thing and also try to back them up on my external hard drive. 2w

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meganly It's time for #mamaspluscoffeeconnections hosted by @mamaspluscoffee and some wonderful mamas! What better way to connect with other mamas in the IG world? Each Friday we will host a loop of mamas who will ask questions and give you the opportunity to connect with, encourage, and inspire each other!

How it works:
+ Answer the question below and connect with others in the comments
+ Tap the photo and continue to the next mama's feed
+ Be sure to follow me (@meganly) and all other hosts!
+ Enjoy connecting with other mamas!

QUESTION: What is your favorite "stuck inside" activity with your littles? What about your husband?

ANSWER: We are having an ice day today apparently, so far there's been a lot of snuggles and wrestling. We also make a giant pallet in the living room with mattresses across the room and call it UltraBed. It's the best!
3w
  •   natashajred So cute!! Man I'm terrible at this and need some ideas! Play dough is my best attempt ha 3w
  •   shire_mama Lots of art projects here! And blanket forts. And baking! 3w
  •   theprettyandthebrave Our go to is painting and/or baking. They also put on shows for everyone. Like dancing or acting. They make tickets for admission and everything. Lol. It's very entertaining. 3w
  •   printsforevents My 3 year old looooves to paint. It never lasts too long though and is barely worth the clean up We also like play-doh and playing with her calico critters together 3w
  •   thehoneyhome Read books and snuggle by the fire. 3w
  •   cassiebryant Musical instruments! Drums, a guitar, a banjo, piano, a hammered dulcimer and a mandolin. We go crazy! 3w
  •   lcogan83 Playing with toys usually, and snuggling and watching movies. And drawing. 3w
  •   kylie.mecham My boys love to make a blanket fort under the table! They play under there for hours! My husband & I love movie nights or catching up on our tv shows!! 3w

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meganly Bundled babe #ollie 3w
  •   marleemac Eeehhhh! He looks so much like baby Mlg! 3w

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meganly Does anyone else have any experience with amoxicillin turning your baby into a non-napping version of Wreck it Ralph? 4w

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meganly This little monkey has been sick this week, and mama is so relieved he is starting to feel better. We celebrated by picking out a few lil' treats at Target. #ollie #coveredgoods 4w

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meganly Standing up like a boss (and proud of it) #ollie 1mon

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meganly Sleepy, sniffly Monday vibes. Oh, and teefies. #ollie 1mon

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meganly Yesterday this wild boy turned 8 months old. Over Christmas break I got to watch him learn how to crawl, pull himself to standing, and get two teeth. I'm exhausted . We love you nugget! #ollie 1mon

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meganly Monkey. #ollie 1mon

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meganly Yeh, #ollie might have just been the best thing to happen this year #2015bestnine 2mon

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meganly Who is watching this? I need to talk about it! Also if you haven't watched this, but you got into season 1 of Serial, go find this on Netflix now. #makingamurderer 2mon

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meganly Slumber party! 2mon

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meganly We have a lot of confused moments these days, but one thing is for sure-Pawkaw loves little Sluggo. Best Christmas ever. 2mon

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meganly Scenes from last night. This baby Christmased hard 2mon

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