modernmaven I decided to start recording the funny things she says from day to day...calling it #channinglaughs....so I never forget this sweet, innocent, curious age.
This morning, after close inspection of my eyes... Channing: "Mama, why are there those huge cracks next to your eyes?!?" Me: "they're called wrinkles, Bird." Channing: "well, that's just awful. You should get those fixed right away. I'm really concerned." Me too bird, me too
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  •   lsivigny OMG I love this... 8h
  •   ahippiesdaughter Haha, love this so much. The things they say are the cutest. 7h
  •   craft_addict Out of the mouth of babes! 7h
  •   whataboutmydinner @modernmaven my daughter asked about "the cracks" in my eyes when they were bloodshot from being tired! Then she said "you better close them so papa won't see when he comes home!" 7h
  •   houseofhappy I remember my grandma telling me they were because she had spent her whole life smiling. I remember wanting the same lines by my eyes when I was older. 7h
  •   modernmaven I love that Tiffany!! I going to use that @houseofhappy 7h
  •   jillylyn Cutest thing ever! 6h
  •   miss_jamiemarie Haha that's super cute! 2h

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modernmaven Quite possibly my favorite giveaway ever...I've been dreaming of owning my own @madsencycles ️ i'm also such a fan of @hellotosha designs and @stay_and_co #stayandco .... We need all of these goodies for our next big adventure!! 17h

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modernmaven Annual Easter egg bubble bath...a day late but, better late than never! 1d

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modernmaven Getting a little more empty each day...the great news of the afternoon is that the earnest money check is in and the contract is being signed. One step closer... 1d

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modernmaven Be Kind...You never know what someone else might be going through where an act of kindness can help so significantly.
I try to keep it positive here but I also think it's important to be honest. Everyone has stuff going on. It's far from perfect over here, although I try my best to feel thankful and grateful, somedays it's tough.
In the past couple of months, we've decided to become debt free and simplify, but it hasnt been easy to sell off everything we own and sell our home...which I love to pieces and is where Channing was born. We've had strangers in our house almost everyday for the past month between showings and Craigslist sales. We've had some significant family challenges. My job has presented many unpleasant days throughout this semester. Several close friends have shown their true colors, and they haven't been pretty. Channing has been pushing the limits and we've had many more breakdowns then ever before. And Thursday, Luc is leaving for work and we will be apart for 4 weeks.
I know I am so fortunate for all that we have but ya, it's been a bit of a struggle. So, I want to send my love out there to anyone else who is struggling with their stuff right now and know that you aren't alone. This community has helped me get through some pretty challenging times with your love and support and I want you to know that I am here for you too. ️ My Be Kind t is from @theshineproject and it couldn't have come in the mail at a better time. Thank you Ashley !!
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modernmaven One of my favorite photos on my camera roll is this one from last Easter. Hard to believe a year has gone by already 3d

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modernmaven Egg hunting in our jammies. Happy Easter everyone!! @oppositeoffar #oppositeoffar 3d

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modernmaven Love to you all and Happy Easter! 3d

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modernmaven Oh my gosh...how I love this girl 4d

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modernmaven Easter basket goodies... @saltwatersandals in her favorite color, hand crochet collar and sweet bunny and chics from @yarncandy , @oppositeoffar bunny mask, #eos lipbalms 4d

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modernmaven Thank you all for your kindness, love and support... Every day. I am so very thankful for the amazing people I've met and am honored to call my friends, through this IG community.
Tonight, we celebrated our upcoming adventures and spent time with friends and family and I feel very blessed.
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modernmaven Spending this gorgeous 63degree and sunshiny morning on our new patio, lounging on pillows and blankets, reading our new @fairybirds book (which is so fantastic!) and feeling very grateful to have accepted an offer on the house....to which we are writing up a contract for today!!! Happy Friday friends 5d

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modernmaven This little bird and I are ready for some beach adventures this summer! (Especially after this morning's snow). Who wants to join us? 5d

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modernmaven Finally finished with our new deck....now let's get this place sold!! I am so proud of my hubby for his awesome design and building skills. 5d
  •   nicole_elsabags I'm so impressed! 5d
  •   smile4menow222 We lived over in pleasant valley and someone posted your house in our community group notification page (yahoo), a friend of yours who live in PV... Anyway, your home is so cool! I love how you actually get those Pinterest ideas done! My daughter did the crayon art for her dorm room! ;) good luck selling! Are you staying in the area? Pleasant Valley is a great neighborhood! There's some steals in there. Foreclosures that are a steal, too! We moved over toward Broadmoor area. Empty nesters just renting... On the other side of life. Kids grown. I love following your blog and such! 5d
  •   modernmaven Thank you friends!! We are enjoying every moment hanging out on it this morning @mrsmann @adelaida1122 @mrslaurgrant @joymadison @jillylyn 5d
  •   modernmaven Thanks ladies! That's Riley. She's 12. Getting a very grey little face @magpie1023 @one_wild_and_precious_life 5d
  •   modernmaven Thanks you two!! He did such an awesome job @casadecupcake @casademancave 5d
  •   modernmaven Thank you Jennie and Nicole !! We are so happy to be spending time out here on it this morning...sure wishing we would have done it last summer! @collecting_memories @nicole_elsabags 5d
  •   doxiesandturtlesandscottiesomy @modernmaven what a wonderful deck that Luc built with his own two hands! My husband always says that "someone that can do that kind of work and is good with his hands is a very lucky man. Men like me need to have good jobs to pay the lucky man!" He can fix a computer but don't put a saw in his hands! I'm not sure what time of day you took the picture, but the sun is great for sitting out and sipping lemonade now that the weather is being more cooperative. I'm not sure where you're headed, or what you'll be doing but my thoughts are with you and I hope the breeze blows your way. 4d
  •   freebirdcollection Awesome!!! 3d

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modernmaven Springtime happiness on my kitchen counter. 6d

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modernmaven Decisions...decisions....decisions
#coquettes #glutenfree #cupcakes
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modernmaven Finalizing our packing...my @houseinhabit teepee, @westelmdenver owl cookie jar and @flor floor tiles absolutely made the "keep" list

Also...please cross your fingers/send positive vibes/pray/whatever you believe in...we have a very interested buyer and we are hoping for a offer on the house, tomorrow, from them!
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modernmaven It's a happy mail day when you receive anything with pom poms on it!! Thank you @shopmoonandwanderlust ... These shorts are darling! 7d

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modernmaven I needed (we are so pooped from yesterday's crazy long drive back home!) a little reminder to smile today .... Thought maybe a few other of you fantastic guys and gals might need the same. ( #latergram from this weekend ) 1w

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  •   whiskerscam Have bun, will travel :-) 1w
  •   lot801 So adorable 1w
  •   smileandwave Safe travels back!!! 1w
  •   smileandwave P.s. The sun came back and melted everything. Yay!!! 1w
  •   modernmaven Seriously Brandi...I love them. I was unsure of exactly what you asked about but she's been wearing them nonstop now for two weeks. Walking all over Austin and everywhere. They are fantastic, in my opinion @littlebrimbaby 1w
  •   asortoffairytale3 Maggie has that in the back pack! They would be besties of they met :) 1w
  •   freebirdcollection She is too cute!!! 1w

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