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Week Two of Home Isolation & Filled With Hope

Week Two of Home Isolation & Filled With Hope


Hello, friends.

Here we are, week two of home isolation. Magnolia asks me daily about leaving & each time I say we have to wait because there are a lot of sick people right now. Moments will pass and she'll ask if the people are all better yet. It's just too hard for her to understand. The hardest part is definitely missing playtime with her cousins & friends from music class. I found out today we will be doing online music class using Zoom, something small for us to look forward to each week. On Sunday we prayed at a time scheduled for global prayer, we lit a candle & held hands, fully believing in a miracle to come. And I also believe that as life slows down for all us, that life is being sprinkled with many more miracles. I hope that you can see & feel them all around you. This is such a special time. A time to take walks & breath in the fresh air, eat dinner as a family, do arts & crafts every single day, have dance parties in your pajamas, stay up later than usual & take long naps with your babies.

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Day Five of Home Isolation

Day Five of Home Isolation


Magnolia & I are on Day Five of home isolation. Ryan is going to the office each day & while it makes me nervous for him to be out of the home right now I know he's taking every precaution that he can. We are very grateful he is able to continue working during this uncertain time. He goes to work & then straight home to us. Someday our grandchildren will study about the year 2020 and it's kind of mind blowing to live in this moment right now, knowing that so many individual & leadership decisions & actions are truly making history. I just pray we are doing it right! I heard the President speak this morning about a possible generic drug to treat COVID & it sounds very promising. Praying so hard they have found a treatment that will save lives all across the world.

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From the Confetti Filled Desk of Magnolia Caroline, CEO

From the Confetti Filled Desk of Magnolia Caroline, CEO


From the Confetti Filled Desk of Magnolia Caroline, CEO

It is with much consideration that I'd like to inform The Smith household, specifically my mother Wendy, that during this time of social distancing and home isolation that effective immediately and until further notice, my daily two hour naps have been cancelled. Rest assured that my usual wake time of 5:30 am will remain in effect. The wellbeing of my family means everything to me, and in implementing this schedule change I can assure you to be blessed with my sparkling soul 24 hours a day seven days a week. I will continue to monitor the situation & should there be a schedule change you will be notified immediately.

Sealed with a princess kiss xo
Magnolia Caroline, CEO - The Smith Household
Three years old



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12 Things We Will Be Doing At Home While We Try to Flatten the Curve

12 Things We Will Be Doing At Home While We Try to Flatten the Curve


My Fancy Nancy picked out this costume to wear to Disney on Ice in a few weeks. An event cancelled like thousands of others across the country. We are planning to do our part in "flattening the curve" and staying home for the next few weeks. As of today, Ryan plans to go the office for work, but as we've seen things seem to be changing by the hour. Other than him going to work we won't be doing much else. Magnolia & I will make the best of our time at home doing some of the ideas I'm going to share below.


1. Play, Make Believe, Create: dress up & dance parties, water coloring painting, singing, lots of playtime in her playroom

2. Learning: work on colors, shapes, ABCs, counting
Pinterest has so many ideas to make learning fun for all ages
Did you see Scholastic has made online & interactive learning free? Link here

3. Baking: we have the stuff to make chocolate chip cookies & banana bread

4. Cleaning: wash all the bed linens, organize & clean closets to get ready for spring/summer, clean floors, stay on top of cleaning surfaces (counters, door knobs, phones), all things spring cleaning

5. Eating Healthy: vitamin packed smoothies, chicken bone broth, staying hydrated, fruits & veggies, herbal teas, gargle warm salt water

6. Prayer & Meditation: the free app called Insight Timer is amazing for guided meditation; I've been using it for years & highly recommend it

7. Music: we will have relaxing music on all day to keep the mood calm & switch to Taylor Swift for dance parties

8. Movies: obviously lots of movie time & did you see Frozen II has been released on Disney early?

9. Books & Podcasts: Magnolia has recently become obsessed with reading lots of books, her attention span grew like crazy over the last few weeks & I have tons of Podcasts saved & ready to listen to when she's napping

10. Spa Days at Home: this is great time to do self pedicures & manicures, apply face masks, take hot epsom salt baths

11. Rest & Nap: our bodies need rest to boost our immune systems, I'll be taking guilt-free naps with her when I feel like I need it

12. Fresh Air: take a walk, sit outside & listen to the birds singing, watch the trees & flowers begin to bud, let the little ones do chalk drawings + blow bubbles, get their bikes + scooters out, spring is coming

Hoping we can all slow down & make the best of this. Take care & stay safe!

xo
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Unicorn Rainbow Playroom Design Ideas

Unicorn Rainbow Playroom Design Ideas


A dedicated spot for make believe, a place where all the childhood magic can happen, I've come to the conclusion that playrooms are a requirement for homes with children! Magnolia's playroom is full of unicorns, rainbows, soft colors, & a collection of toys that make her room one of my favorites in our whole house. When her cousins come over they can play in here for hours & I love peeking in on them and watching their imaginations run wild. We have an Alexa in here & the kids love to request their favorite songs as they play. At the end of this post I've linked all the main items in her room & the pink play kitchen is currently 50% off. Our favorite book list can be found here.











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