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// Linden Atlas - Six Months

Our little Linden is officially half a year old! He turned 6 months on the 23rd. The past month was a bit of a rollercoaster and there were a few not-so-fun parts, but overall I think we're doing pretty good haha He had a yucky allergic reaction to apples and it pretty much terrified me. We stopped solids for a little bit but just recently started them back. He's a big fan of sweet potatoes! He's such a happy baby and that I am oh so thankful for.

This month Linden:
+ weighs 17.5 pounds (!!!!!)
+ is 26.5 inches tall
+ learned to sit unassisted (!!!)
+ loves being in his jumparoo and exersaucer.
+ started napping on his own again (most of the time...)
+ sleeps in his Breeze bassinet half of the night + co-sleeps the rest
+ discovered how fun it is to splash water in the bath tub

Here's to the second half of our little guy's first year! xo

// Things I Love Thursday v.213

this is one of my favorite twitters. (see also: denny's! SO GOOD!) ♥
this time-lapse photo of hundreds of sunsets ♥
this print ♥
this logic. right?! ♥
this silly valentine's humor ♥
this is true! ♥
these incredible portraits of auschwitz survivors ♥
this view! ♥
this. awww yeah. ♥

// Watch this! I tried so so hard to embed it but just couldn't. It's the most precious thing. Ugh, my heart!

// I've been going crazy on TeaBoxExpress' Pinterest lately. So many amazing things that you should see!

// Have you heard of "babycore?" Yeah, me neither.

// Wishlist Wears: french bulldog dress FTW! // this gorgeous skirt // i can't wear regular earrings but oh boy if i could // i love love love the bottom of this dress // this dress reminds me of a monet painting // i love how this necklace is both rustic and flashy at the same time

What are you loving this week?

PS; What are your current favorite blogs!? I need to overhaul my Bloglovin' and obviously y'all have great taste! ;)

// Tidying Up

Mike and I spent most of Saturday morning and all of Sunday overhauling our room and Linden's nursery. L's nursery had turned into a "catch all" for every random piece of furniture and ever basket of laundry that had yet to be folded (ugh), and honestly, it was just bad. We had previously taken his crib and turned it into a sidecar in our room, but the time had come to move it back. He's been sleeping roughly half of the night in his crib next to our bed, so we opted to swap it out and put his 4moms Breeze in our room instead. It felt good to finally get his nursery done! You know, 6 months after he was born. These photos are just a few sneak peeks but I'll be sure to share a full tour shortly.

Our room is coming along, too. We had a giant clothes mountain form in front of our entirely-too-small closet and we dove headfirst into it. I bagged up 2 huge bags of clothes to get rid of via Kaelah's Closet, and I tossed even more into the garbage. It's nice to see our floor again haha! 

We have a couple of little projects to finish in both our room and Linden's, but I'm eager to get them started soon. Remember when I said only two rooms in my home could be clean at one time? Don't ask about the kitchen or the living room. We're getting there! Happy Monday! xo

// Things I Love Thursday v.213

♥ this print ♥

this! 33 brain-melting works of 3D sidewalk chalk art ♥
♥ these precious face cookies! ♥
♥ this fiat 500 with wicker seats! oh my word! ♥
♥ this gorgeous illustration ♥
♥ these are SO COOL! ♥
♥ this gorgeous shelf of plants ♥
♥ this DIY candle is perfect for valentine's day! ♥
♥ this is the perfect way to spruce up a room on the cheap ♥
♥ this pattern ♥

// I've been browsing nose rings on Fresh Trends because I'm thinking about getting mine re-pierced... for the third time. Yay or nay?

// London's 30 most Instagrammed restaurants.

// Women agreed with compliments men gave them online, and it didn't go well. This will make you want to slam your head against your desk... just a heads up!

// You can get $15 worth of FREE kids clothes AND free shipping if you sign into Schoola using this link by midnight tonight! (Free shipping ends tonight, but the $15 worth of clothes is good indefinitely!) And the best part? School still donates 40% of the original price of the clothing... so you don't have to feel guilty about saving some cash!

// It happened to me: I became friends with the woman my boyfriend had an affair with.

// I admit it: I don't shower every day. How often do you shower? I take at least one bath a day (in the morning), and often a shower at night. I love those precious few minutes I get to myself! (Okay, so Linden is there for the baths, but just swinging away haha)

// 26 amazing gifts to empower little girls.

// Last week I shared a coupon code for a free month of Rocksbox but sadly it wasn't working for some of you! Now this code is guaranteed to work so go ahead and try it out for a FREE month of Rocksbox (and I think $25 credit, too!) Use the code kaelahxoxo and let me know if you have any trouble!

// Here's some more info on the Style Society and #IamUnique campaign from Unique Vintage if you're interested!

// Wishlist Wears: this cloud dress is perfect // the colors of this necklace are so pretty // this white lace shrug // this denim jumper // this dress is... whoa! // love the vintage feel of this skirt

// I can't handle how cute Roxy is. Her birthday was this week... go tell that lady Happy Birthday!

// If you're interested in babywearing but you don't want to spend a ton, there's a sale on some mei teis and woven wraps! Chimparoo is a great brand so you won't be disappointed!

// A beginner's guide to leatherworking.

// I recently got a couple of super cute headbands in the mail and I love the message behind them. Headbands of Hope donates one headband to a child of cancer for every headband purchased And they donate $1 of your purchase price to the "giving partner" of your choice. Bravo!

What are you loving this week?

// Dreaming of Spring

Yesterday it was an incredible 62 degrees here! The sky was a gorgeous shade of blue, and the sun was out in full force. I was so excited to shed the layers and run errands while it felt so great outside. Of course I know it was just a tease since it'll be cold again in no time, but boy I'm ready for Spring! I try to not wish the days away but I'd wish winter away completely if I could. Can I move to south Florida?! Anyway, since it was so nice out, I decided to wear my new dress! It was the perfect day for it. Okay so it may have been a wee bit windy, but I just held onto my skirt and hoped for the best haha! This Bernie Dexter dress from Unique Vintage is a dream! The skirt has the perfect amount of volume without needing a petticoat, and it fits so so well. I topped it off with a kelly green cardigan and a long chain necklace from Stitch Fix. I had curled my hair earlier yesterday morning and it looked awesome, but the second I stepped out the door it was so frizzy! I hate when that happens.

Today's outfit post is part of the official launch of Unique Vintage's "I am Unique" campaign and I'm excited to be part of the first UV Style Council. The Style Council is made up of a handful of bloggers of varying shapes and sizes, all aiming to promote body positivity and personal style. You can check out some of the other gals involved, and post your own body positivity photos, using the #iamunique hashtag!

This past weekend Mike and I went "car shopping" since the weather was so nice on Saturday. I could totally get used to 60 degree days in January! We're not looking to buy another car quite yet, but we know it'll be sometime fairly soon (maybe in the next year or year and a half) since we definitely want more kids. Between his truck and my Xterra we only have one family vehicle. 2 car seats and a booster might fit in my Xterra, but it'd probably be a bit tight, so we'll need to upgrade before there's another bun in the oven. We had our hearts set on a larger SUV and ideally not a van. Since it would be our primary family vehicle, we need to plan ahead for quite a ways so we definitely need a third row of seats. I love driving a Nissan so we made sure to check out those options and I think we've got our eyes on a Nissan Armada at some point. It's nice and big but not huge. I don't know how families with 4+ kids get around! Do you have a larger family? If so, what kind of car(s) do y'all have?!

After we did some car shopping we headed over to our friend Maya's new place to check it out. Maya hadn't met Linden yet so it was awesome to spend some time with her and let her see L for the first time. We grabbed a late lunch at Olive Garden on Saturday and I think every single server in that restaurant held/touched Linden in some way. I try not to be overly protective but with the flu the way it is here I just wanted to dip him into a bucket of hand sanitizer haha! I know they were all well meaning and so so sweet, but it can be a little off putting when a stranger just ups and takes your baby out of your arms. We were so glad to get home and crash for the night. Sunday was relatively uneventful and Monday was more of the same, but we needed the rest. Remember how I said my house was sort of clean last week? Well that's totally not the case anymore and now I'm going crazy trying to tidy up with every spare second I have!

I'm thinking about doing another Kaelah's Closet cleanout to gear me up for some Spring Cleaning and my organizing mission. Would that be something y'all would be interested in? I'll probably post them on my @kaelahscloset Instagram again. Anything that doesn't sell will just get donated so I have less to deal with haha

Here's to a short, but hopefully very productive, week ahead! Have anything exciting planned?

Bernie Dexter dress c/o Unique Vintage
Target flats