modernmaven 1. She sings the ABC's starting with "ABBC..." And has since she was tiny.
2. She says "reglee-ar" instead of regular.
3. She always laughs at herself when she makes a mistake and says "oh silly me." 4. Her sweet smile, little chipmunk voice and contagious laugh are the best things ever.
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modernmaven I've had so many new ideas floating around in my head...here's my latest...sarape inspired wrapped dream catcher hoops! I am interviewing for a spot at a local farmers market on Saturday and am working on some new pieces to take to show (fingers crossed they let me in and I get to set up each Saturday!) Also....
Mark your calendars for next Monday, the 4th for an @mavenmercantile IG Dreamcatcher sale. I'll be posting a fun giveaway this week to celebrate!
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  •   modernmaven Thank you Calli!! I sure hope so @calli.sweetpeasgarden 15h
  •   modernmaven I am trying 😬 they are taking me a long time to make! But I am going to try to have a couple @saradarling_ 15h
  •   modernmaven Thank you so very much Cristin! That means so much to me coming from such a talented mama as yourself @cristinmorganrva 15h
  •   modernmaven Send me a private message here on IG when you have a chance and we will figure it out. My etsy shop is closed for right now but I would love do an order for you xo @victoriaisforlovers 15h
  •   modernmaven Thank you sweet ladies @brooklynninspired @b_savy 15h
  •   victoriaisforlovers Thank you lady! I will 15h
  •   collecting_memories Beautiful!! 6h
  •   casadecupcake FRIEND! I'm so elated for you. They are bound to let you have a spot. You make the loveliest things. So much care and attention to the littlest details. Your hoops are magic. These new ones are no exception!!! Love you, friend!! 3h

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modernmaven I love these two #grayhawaiilife 3d

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modernmaven I was trying to come up with a fancy title for this one but truly, I just love this girl with all my heart. 4d

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modernmaven A good motto #homedepot 4d

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modernmaven Tonight's shave ice...mango + guava, snow capped with homemade vanilla ice cream in the middle #grayhawaiilife 6d

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modernmaven Preparing for our next big adventure...Channing's own room in her (our) own home here on the island! #grayhawaiilife 6d

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modernmaven Looking back, reminiscing and thinking about how far we've come. #babychanning 7d
  •   cottage_industry Oh my goodness! Can you ever believe she was a tiny baby!!! Time goes by fast, yet some days do drag on don't they ??? ;) 7d
  •   lilyblu001 @modernmaven how cute!!! She looks the same but with lots of cute hair now!!! They grow so fast !! Lily had a growth spurt too! But she's still petite. She's only 26 pounds and 2 foot 11. The doctor laughed at her well check yesterday and said " she's just petite"!!!!!! 5% !!!! 7d
  •   modernmaven It took her FOREVER to get hair!! Lily is petite...Channing is really tall. She looks more like a 4 year old and is wearing all 4T now. They grow so so fast @lilyblu001 7d
  •   modernmaven It's so hard to believe she was so small!! @cottage_industry and yes, time is such a crazy thing. 7d
  •   mikobowen Oh man! She's always been adorable! 7d
  •   katyannev Ahh! 7d
  •   collecting_memories Love this photo! Amazing how fast they grow! 6d
  •   modernmaven Thank you ladies!! I miss this squishy baby @collecting_memories @katyannev @mikobowen 6d

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modernmaven Channing and I just got back from a 2 hour pool play date with our first official new friends (yay us! ). It was so wonderfully nice to have someone to chat with and let the girls play. We are celebrating with a floor picnic/ dinner and a movie...and some wine and stitching for mama . 1w

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modernmaven This weekend we watch "About Time". And I cannot stop thinking about it. It's not the most amazing movie ever made and it has its share of silly parts...but the story and the ending, has my heart. Luc ( @modernmavhim ) took this photo on the evening of Channing and my arrival here in Hawaii, after being apart for 4 weeks. I've been thinking a lot about time and experiences and all we've gone through, both good and bad, to get here. And trying to remember every day, that no matter how challenged (or home sick) I might be feeling, to appreciate each moment and each day. 1w

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modernmaven Post beach tent nap...this photo represents major flexibility for us. Channing has NEVER napped anywhere except in her own bed at home (except in the car on road trips and on the plane ride here). She just won't sleep anywhere else. Except....for last Sunday and today (even if for only an hour) on the beach in our new tent.
We live 30 minutes from Kona. Kona = Costco, Target, Walmart, Home Depot and any other major shopping. We realized we don't have time to get to everywhere we need to go in the mornings and rush all the way back home for nap. So, here's our solution and I am beyond grateful it seems to be working! #grayhawaiilife #wearelearning
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  •   thecanfields Awesome! 1w
  •   modernmaven I am sooooo thankful C still naps everyday! @mytrashandtreasure 1w
  •   miss_jamiemarie She's adjusting so well! The beach is so peaceful and calming! I love how the sun just lulls us to sleep :) plus, I mean a cozy and cool tent really helps! Where do you get your falsa/mexican blankets? I'm looking for a pastel pink and grey one? If you see one let me know? I've searched ;) 1w
  •   elizak78 I love the hot pink Mexican blanket She's getting so big!!!! 1w
  •   elizak78 Ab hasn't napped since she was 2 but occasionally she'll get so tuckered out she'll crash at 6 or so that's nice too 1w
  •   adelaida1122 I love that bunny 1w
  •   davirebecca I just sent you my first direct message ever. Even had to look up "how to" on yahoo...and upgrade my insta app, lol lol! 1w
  •   modernmaven Haha! Thank you friend. I appreciate you so much @davirebecca 1w

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modernmaven This fluffy peachy coral colored sweetheart is named Butterscotch...and she's gorgeous! #iwantone #butdontwanttocleanupafterone 2w

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modernmaven Aloha Saturday!! Someone loved her first kayak trip #grayhawaiilife 2w

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modernmaven Aloha Friday friends! @duchessandlionco asked me to join in on #fridayintroductions so I am going to give it a try!
I am a mama to a 3 1/4 year old named Channing and wife to a very talented guy named Luc. I am an interior designer by degree and profession. We just recently made a great big move from Colorado to the Big Island of Hawaii. We sold our home, most of our belongings, quit jobs, and gave up pretty much everything we've known to take on this big adventure.
Today's #fridayintroductions asks us to give a little tid bit about ourselves. Since resigning from my job earlier this week...I realized this is the first time since I was 15 years old that I have not had a job , or several jobs (the kind I leave the house and make money doing). It is liberating, scary and a relief all at the same time. I am not certain what the future holds for me, career wise, but for now...I am counting my blessings getting to be at home with my girl!
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  •   modernmaven Thank you so much Sarah! We are feeling really good about things and feeling much more settled. Love you and miss you so much xoxo @casadecupcake 1w
  •   modernmaven Thanks Faith! I am looking forward to continuing each week...it's fun to learn more about everyone @faithevanssills 1w
  •   modernmaven Thank you Stacey! I am really enjoying this time and feel so much relief from not having the commitment of work and all of the responsibilities. I love getting to focus on my family @cottage_industry 1w
  •   thekaleidoscopeca Amazing. Sometimes when we step out of our comfort zones we find the best parts of ourselves. 1w
  •   ringosgirl You are such a beauty, inside and out!! 1w
  •   lilyblu001 Love you friend!! 7d
  •   ahippiesdaughter Such a lovely person! 5d
  •   earth_blossom You are so sweet and beautiful friend 2h

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modernmaven Daddy draws then Channing paints 2w

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modernmaven Feather painting...Preparing for the next @mavenmercantile sale....planned for Monday August 4th. 2w

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modernmaven I am away from home during my favorite fruit harvest season (peaches) but...I have to admit island fruit is pretty amazing #pineapple #papaya #dragonfruit 2w

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modernmaven Hi friends! I've been thinking so much lately about how wonderful this IG community has been to me, both in my personal life and for my little business. So, I want to make sure I am doing all I can to help other mamas and ladies who are doing amazing things.
Today, I want to introduce you to Vanessa with @pineapplewigs ... She makes the sweetest mama and mini items. Vanessa is a mama and an entrepreneur and She's also hosting a really fun giveaway on her site right now! I am so happy to have been introduced to you, Vanessa
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modernmaven It is officially official...we are here to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii. This morning, I resigned from my Interior Design Department Chair position at the college. We are really excited for everything our future holds on this island. Holy moly WE LIVE IN HAWAII !!! Thank you for all of your amazingly supportive words and kindness. It was a big step for us, one that we don't take lightly. So truly, thank you.
Also, I am starting a new series on the blog (the link is in my profile) about our life here, if you want to follow along the way! Mahalo
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  •   heartofjules I am SO excited for you!! Living my dream! Hope you love it there and everyone adjusts easily. Will you be looking for another teaching position or taking a completely different path? 2w
  •   thunderdomesticity Huzzah! Congratulations on taking the big step! Miss you, friend! 2w
  •   ringosgirl Yay!!! Oh Tara, I'm so beyond happy for you!!! 2w
  •   littletype_a Enjoy! 2w
  •   mamainlalaland Congrats!!! What an amazing place to live and have your daughter grow up in. So much beauty all around! 2w
  •   farmgirlpaints So happy for you friend. Sure wish you would have been there when we visited three years ago. Blessings!! 1w
  •   meesh_ka Hey girlllllll! A couple of our athletes (Chris and I have a coaching business) will be racing in Kona come October. We are hoping to both make it out (and crossing fingers). Would love to see you if it works out. :) 1w
  •   hawaiimommalove Welcome! I live Hilo side! Let the magic begin~* 5d

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modernmaven A big day is ahead of me tomorrow with some big news regarding our adventure here on the Big Island. Here's the thing...I am filled with nerves and excitement, relief and worry, uncertainty and hope. But I am so thankful for the amount of support I have on my side. From my amazing husband and sweet girl, to friends and family back home, and from all of you who I appreciate dearly ... I never knew I could meet so many amazing people through hundreds of little squares on my phone. But you mean so much to me and I think about you all quite often because I feel like you are true and dear friends who make an impact on me and my life. I wonder how your move is going or if your little one is feeling better. If that project you started is turning out. So I just really want to thank you for going along with me on this journey and always being so kind to me and my family. Mahalo #grayhawaiilife 2w
  •   modernmaven Thank you @brimoysa !! I appreciate your support and kindest words so very much. 2w
  •   jessjudkins Hawaii looks amazing on you I keep trying to convince Scott to move us to the big island 2w
  •   modernmaven Aw thanks Jess!! Our door is always open if you can at least talk him into a visit ... Having you as neighbors would be pretty much the best thing ever though! @jessjudkins 2w
  •   eoskoch Tara, such beautiful words straight from your heart you share with us. 2w
  •   modernmaven Thank you so much...I really love being a part of this community @eoskoch 2w
  •   cottage_industry Beautiful words from a beautiful lady...AND that is a gorgeous picture! 2w
  •   modernmaven Oh jeez, thank you Stacey. You know I hate taking selfies 😬. I am so happy I have met you here...you are such a fantastic lady @cottage_industry 2w
  •   artsyorange I love this jump in moment you guys are having and am enjoying feeling a part of it! 2w

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