melaniemauer astounded by each day. have the best labor day weekend! 20h

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melaniemauer once a week we *try* to have something called ‘family home evening’ where we teach about a principle/virtue we hope to embody & enjoy a treat…and this lasts about 6 minutes :) in preparation, i asked audrey if she could share a story and she presented it with a handmade diorama and a cutout at the top so her tinkerbelle headlamp could light the stage. #somethingidontwanttoforget #lifeisgood #childrenaretheoriginalcreatives #asweeterlife #shealwaystakesittothenextlevelinagoodgoodway #handmadelife 3d

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melaniemauer newest favorite childrens' books on the blog :) melaniemauer.com/blog 4d
  •   klawson27 Oh yay! Love new book recommendations! 4d
  •   melaniemauer Isn't it so fun @klawson27 - we gift Audrey books on holidays like easter and valentines day so its sweet to read and then see the inscriptions as the years pass :) 4d
  •   sarah_stucki Thank you for sharing! We love new books 4d
  •   julieafflerbaugh The curious garden is one of our favs! 4d

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melaniemauer first day of school . 2nd grade . she was up at 5am she was so excited :) 1w

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melaniemauer it's been a really really really great summer #madpotter #schoolstartstomorrow 1w

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melaniemauer grandmothers with their laps full of grandkiddos make me smile. there's a lot of story behind this photo - these children are the reward :) #mmpsessions @waltz_fam5 2w

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melaniemauer i love how beautiful life/childhood is. grateful all the way to my toes, -m- 3w

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melaniemauer i've been listening to her music for the last 8 years - and she's coming to town!!! pretty sure we can fill the Livery with lovely people who adore indie pop :) i'm a wee bit tempted to make this audrey's first concert ("but it's a school night" keeps running through my head). tickets are only $10! let me know if you're coming!! (i'm not a big fan of concerts in huge venues like rupp - looooove smaller settings like this!) http://mindygledhill.ticketleap.com/lexington/ group ticket anyone? thank you for coming to the bluegrass @mindygledhill #sharethelex 3w
  •   mindygledhill Thanks so much for helping me spread the word Melanie! That is a huge deal to me and it means a lot. Can't wait to meet you and hopefully your daughter! 3w
  •   we_are_blessed I vote bring her!! I love Mindy and think it would be the best first concert!! @mindygledhill - any chance to play in Raleigh? 3w
  •   jenniferhmoore Just bought tickets! 3w
  •   julieafflerbaugh Take Audrey! It's so special to share these adventures. 3w
  •   priscillabphotography Love!!! 3w
  •   littlecraigclan Sounds amazing! Can't wait to look her up! 3w
  •   mrskycolonel I'm intrigued...I'll have to check her out! 3w
  •   sarah_stucki I'm there in a heartbeat! I share your love for cozy concerts in smaller venues. There aren't many things that can top good live music. Tell Audrey I can't wait to see her there 3w

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melaniemauer one of the beautiful little ones I get to spend time with (so excited to go to her 1st birthday party next week!!) #mmpsessions 3w

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melaniemauer i love how simple life can be.
happy weekending!
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melaniemauer rowboats in central park :) #nyc #centralpark 1mon
  •   whitbradley This is one of my favorite things to do in NYC! 1mon
  •   love_lexington NYC is the best! 1mon
  •   sarah_stucki Perfection! Looks like you're having a blast. Miss you! 1mon
  •   candicelanning I know this is NYC... But there is something so wonderfully European about it. Great shot! 1mon
  •   littlecraigclan Breathtaking shot! 1mon
  •   carmennboys so fun ... how long will you be in the city? 1mon

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melaniemauer next stop in NYC: books of wonder - great staff picks, rare books... #nyc 1mon

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melaniemauer what does your to do list in NYC look like? ours always includes a few favorite treats - we hopped off the subway and went straight to the super fun max brenner :) #nyc #maxbrenner 1mon

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melaniemauer thoreau said walden pond was prettier than diamonds. i agree. #thisishowsummerfeels #waldenpond 1mon

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melaniemauer coming here was a little dream…as we were plotting out our road trip, i asked if we were headed by concord and we were :) oh man, concord is CUTE! i wanted to see this little cabin - i read walden by henry david thoreau when i was 16 and the ideals espoused in the book have resonated in a huge way. as i winnow down my personal belongings, it feels right…there’s magic and freedom in simplicity. simplicity creates space. thank you, thoreau. #waldenpond 1mon
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  •   littlecraigclan Hi Melanie! I'd love to hear more about your journey towards a simpler life...do you have any beloved books or resources to share? xo 1mon
  •   brookebwoods I used to live right by there!!! Pretty!! 1mon
  •   melaniemauer No way @brookebwoods - I loooooved concord! 1mon
  •   melaniemauer @littlecraigclan oh goodness - where to start! I recently read Essentialism but really it was a series of books revolving around spirituality that caused an internal shift for me: No Greater Love by Mother Teresa, Kisses from Katie and Radical. It set in motion an inquiry and closer look and a move towards greater alignment with my values. I feel like the seed was planted deeply with Walden though which is why it was so sweet to come here. Everyone's 'simple' will be unique but it's felt SO good to be more intentional. I've done a few decluttering sessions and I'm surprised that a handful of months later, there are things I held onto that I no longer feel compelled to keep. I love how freeing that release feels :) Quality over quantity. One in, one out. Do I need multiples? Just simple stuff - the simple living handbook is one I read a few years ago that's also really good. Oooh, Simplicity Parenting is a fave too! 1mon
  •   mrsdubbleu If you're still in town go and eat at 80 Thoreau. It is an amazing restaurant in Concord!! 1mon
  •   melaniemauer @mrsdubbleu - its going on the to do list for next time - sounds amazing!!!! 1mon
  •   littlecraigclan Thanks so much!! I'll def look into those :) I'm really feeling called to live a less worldly life, simplify our stuff, and live w more intention. Thanks for the recs! xoxo 1mon

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melaniemauer maine, you take my breath away! #acadianationalpark 1mon

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melaniemauer roadside Maine #cantgetenough 1mon

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melaniemauer being her mama is a great place to be. #acadianationalpark 1mon

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melaniemauer i love lighthouses. i love how the mountains meet the sea. i love their local blueberry soda. i love maine!! #bassharborlighthouse #acadianationalpark 1mon

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