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The Dress

Katie Dolfie

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I can’t believe this day is here! I’m so excited to share The Perfect Linen Dress. These 100% softened linen dresses are handmade in house and feature pockets, wooden buttons, and can be worn with the buttons in the front or the back. So it’s basically two dresses in one!

They are available now in Haven Blue and Oatmeal, and are offered in children’s sizes 4-10. Adult sizes coming soon.

This new product has been a long time in the making, and this past week has been busy and full of inspiration. Each dress is made to order with love and could take up to two weeks to arrive. But don’t worry, it’s worth the wait!


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Cypress is wearing size 4-5 in Haven Blue

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Ella is wearing size 4-5 in Haven Blue. Leona is Wearing size 8-9 in Oatmeal.

Hankie Panky

Katie Dolfie

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Lets talk about a little hankie panky…

As a little girl I remember walking around antique stores with my mom and getting lost in the piles of hankies and bandannas from years past. I was pulled in by all the different patterns and designs and loved gazing at each one, falling more and more in love. I started collecting them then and now that hankies and bandannas are a fashion stable I want to share these treasures with all of you.

Personally, I love this trend, but lets be real — its not hard to love. There are so many options for what you can do with them. You can tie one around your bag strap, wrap it around a messy bun, make them into throw pillows, or frame them as some minimal and beautiful art. As a mom, I wear that messy bun, t-shirt, and gym pants uniform proud, but throw on a pair of jeans and tie a patterned handkerchief around your neck and all of a sudden… UPGRADE!

This is not a trend just for us! Even my girls are into this and it’s been so fun playing around with them to find different ways to wear these cute accessories. Bonus — they’re super affordable and I’ve got some of my favorites in the shop right now for only $6.

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January

Katie Dolfie

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Hello, hello! Its been a little more than a month since I've been on here to say anything and I think you need a bit of an update.

I know I’m probably too late to give the ole “Happy New Year” shout out but we’re still settling into January over here so... Happy New Year everybody! Are you setting goals? Making resolutions? Picking a word? Or just saying “Nope” to the whole darn thing because who needs more pressure in their life?!

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I did set some goals this year, specifically for Wild Petunia. It’s been so beneficial taking a few weeks off from everything. Stepping back and pressing the restart button always allows me to gain a fresh perspective on what I’m trying to accomplish. The goal here is to a) offer beautiful, simple products, 2) make the perfect linen dress, and 3) share this process with all of you.  

So what have I been doing?

The past few weeks I have been putting the hours in and working so hard to get this dress just right, I’m adding all those tiny details… and yes, pockets! I can’t wait to share it with you guys this spring. I’ve also been setting up my in-home shop, and I am always adding to my collection of antiques to grow inventory and bring you all some classic goodies — I will be adding more items to the shop this week and will have them available through wildpetuniashop.com as well as on my Instagram page. I hope you enjoy this little sneaky peaky of the dress…

A SIMPLE AND SLOW CHRISTMAS

Katie Dolfie

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The holidays are here! Have you finished gathering up all the things on your shopping list yet? Or do you like to get out that ole tree and all those decorations first? For me, it’s definitely the shopping. Once I get that out of the way it’s easier to slow down and focus on family and all the fun happenings of the season. By simplifying what goes under the tree it’s easy to knock out!

A few ways I simplify Christmas is first by limiting what we get. I talked to my kids this year about downsizing gifts we would be receiving. There may have been a few quick tears shed but once we talked about all the other things that surround this time of year it was easy for them to accept. Even better, it got them excited about what they could do for others during this time of giving! Secondly, with the exception of one “wish” gift, that is usually a toy they have wanted all year (or more) long, we focus on gifting needs and search for quality made items that will last. For far too many years I have fallen into the “trap” of filling our home with things that are ultimately trash. This is something I have truly come to loathe and has actually been a huge inspiration for my business to create quality clothing that is timeless, and can be passed down for years to come, as well as upcycling beautiful and classic items from the past that can still serve purpose in our homes. Creating less waste is so important and something I feel should be thought strongly about, especially during this time of the year.

While I do have my shopping out of the way, I haven’t decked the halls even a little bit in our home yet (unless we count the paper stockings crafted by my eight year old that have been taped to the mantel, or the teeny Christmas trees I picked up at the Salvation Army last weekend). Yes, I may have started blaring the Christmas music before thanksgiving, but we have always waited until December first to get our tree (searching for, and chopping down a real tree is a tradition my husband and son hold onto tightly — regardless of my disposition on the matter) and pull all the decorations. This is something we always look forward to doing as a family and is really the kick off to our holiday traditions. I’ve been excited to work on a simple and slow advent calendar this year full of times for giving and serving, good books, crafts, baking, and activities that bring us all together. I hope there is something in this for you, whether you go right along this us or just gather inspiration. Happy Holidays!

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HOMESCHOOLING AND A GENTLE DAILY RHYTHM

Katie Dolfie

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I am a homeschool mama going on year four, and believe me, I’m no expert. Every morning we gather on the sofa to read, snuggle, and talk with each other quietly. Our days are filled with books and songs, crunching numbers and building words, projects and tea time, nature studies, art, cooking lessons, playdates, and field trips. I break up sibling quarrels, clean up messes, wipe a lot of booties, and still can’t get to the bathroom alone.

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I don’t do any of this because it comes easy to me. I’m an introvert who would gladly curl up on the couch all day (and sometimes I do), but I have decided that what’s best for our family is for me to be home with my babies. I am grateful to be home with them. I take delight in watching them grow, seeing them light up when they learn something new or conquer a fear. We have deep conversations about how to treat others and love unconditionally - about being brave and kind.

When we homeschool, we aren’t bound by grade levels and test scores. We don't have time limits or restrictions. We have freedom to take our own time and build on the things that excite us. We celebrate the seasons, and small victories of our life and are allowed to embrace so many moments with our children while they are young.

This is the reason I homeschool.

Still, our children need a rhythm to guide them through their days. Without rhythm it’s easy to become lost or overwhelmed. This isn’t a strict hour by hour schedule, but rather a basic outline for how the day will flow, so everyone knows what to expect. Rhythm lets us know, when we fall in sync with one another, that everything is going as it should.

Building a rhythm in your home creates comfort and peace in your days. Finding this rhythm can take time, and it may change as your family evolves, but it should certainly be tailored to what works best for you. Following is an example of a rhythm that fits well with our family.

A Gentle Daily Rhythm

wake up

read, cuddle, talk quietly

gather around the table to breakfast and morning basket

morning chores

math

tea time

grammar

rotation

free time

chores and dinner prep

dinner

turn down the lights, slow down, quietly play

read

lights out

When we turn out the lights, the kids are in bed and can play quietly if they like. We do wake them up by 8am and start our nightly chores by 5pm.

I hope this helps you if you are thinking about homeschooling, or wondering how to make your days run smoothly. If you feel like something needs to change, you’re probably right. Trust your instincts as a mama and find what works best for your family. I would love to hear what is working well in your home. Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Traveling with kids

Katie Dolfie

Last month I set out on a wild adventure with my kids while the hubs held down the fort here in Iowa. You heard me right; I took the kids on a vacation BY MYSELF! What we planned was a road trip to Florida where we would spend a few weeks, with plenty of pit stops along the way to visit friends and family, a total of 3000 plus miles when it was all said and done. Having three kids confined in a small space for this amount of time could easily turn into disaster but I've got a few tricks that kept us all in check, and even helped the time in car be enjoyable.

  1. Audio Books - I couldn’t say more about how helpful audio books are in the car. Before we left we visited the library and picked out a few that the whole family could enjoy. Our favorites are Harry Potter and The Dragon Rider. The Dragon Rider has been a favorite of ours for years. It is read by Brendan Fraser who does an amazing job at capturing all the different characters voices and personalities. Others we brought were The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wind in the Willows, and Peter Pan.

  2. Packed Up - Obviously a mama’s got to be prepared, so I always keep a bag of miscellaneous toys, books, drawing pads, and colored pencils packed up in my car. This is, of course, great for road trips but I also love pulling it out when we’re at a restaurant or at church. This has even been useful when visiting a friend who may not have kids the same age as mine and I want to avoid them jumping on all their furniture or chucking those cute decorative balls in a bowl on the coffee table across the room (I apologize to the friends and family we visited before I wised up and packed a bag of toys in the car.) We also lugged this bag into the hotel rooms a few nights!

  3. It’s The Little Things - A little can go a long way, so for the kids I packed away a few special treats to pass out periodically throughout the trip. Pez dispensers and kinder joy eggs were a favorite among this crew. They were able to enjoy the little treat and managed to stay busy playing with the little toy for way longer than I thought possible. I also hit up a few toy capsule vending machine’s where the surprise factor of who got what made them all excited and equally entertained for a bit.

  4. Music - I love music! and the Orlando born, “never grow up,” Disney kid inside of me really enjoys the Disney’s Greatest Hits CD’s. This is obviously a perk when traveling with kids (please find me an adult who will sing “Let It Go” or “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” at the top of their lungs on a road trip). These CD’s were our fun factor when that next stop seemed a little further than we wanted it to be, or when someone was feeling blue because their brother or sister got the toy they wanted in their vending machine surprise.

  5. Pit Stops - I mentioned that we took plenty of pit stops and we did. I’m sure you all know this is a necessity when traveling with kids but being a little bit more intentional about when and where you stop can make a big difference. What I did was spend a little bit more time planning to find good restaurants, fun coffee shops, cute little towns, and a lot of parks. Every three to four hours we stopped and had a bite to eat, or maybe just a coffee for me, and went by a park where I let the kids run around for about 30 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised that this really didn’t add much time on the road and it got all of those wiggles out for the kids. It was equally helpful for me to stretch my legs more often!

  6. No Fast Food - Finding good restaurants was really fun for me. Eating fast food on a long road trip really catches up with you after a while and makes everyone feel bad, so we avoided it at all costs. Instead we stopped for fresh pressed juice, found a really fun Beatles themed burger joint, small cafes, and other locally owned restaurants. We may have also planned a few stops for only the best hand made donuts all over the southeast. Overall, we ate much healthier and felt the difference, so it was worth a little bit of extra planning. Now, I don't think I could ever go back to those quite drive through stops even when traveling a shorter distance.

I have to say, by the end of this month long voyage we were very ready to come home, snuggle our man, sleep in our own beds, and get back to our regular daily rhythm, but we had a lot of fun together. These tips and tricks made all the difference for those long hours on the road and in the end made the getting there half the fun. I hope these can be helpful for you the next time you hit the open road, maybe during the upcoming holidays.

Thanks for reading along, I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!

HALLOWEEN (AND MAKING ALL MY HUSBANDS DREAMS COME TRUE)

Katie Dolfie

Halloween might be my favorite holiday. I mean, any excuse to dress up and beg for candy is a win in my book, and when you’ve got three tiny side kicks to do the begging part on your behalf, you can’t go wrong. The highlight for me, though, is definitely dressing up, and this years costume was hubby’s choice. If you’ve never seen Bob’s Burgers then it won’t mean a thing to you, but we sure had fun making all his dreams come true. If you’ve got a quirky, sarcastic, and loud sense of humor then I highly recommend checking this show out. All year he’s been looking forward to bringing the Belcher family to life, and because our kids fall in the right order and gender we really couldn’t deny him this opportunity. With the help of our super talented neighbor and friend who took some last minute photos, we will remember this forever. The kids favorite part was celebrating with burgers and shakes while watching the show (which I don’t recommend as this is not a kid friendly show - oops, parent fail).


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On a side note, we always let the kids pick out what they want to be on the day of Halloween. (That is something too special to take away from them.) But finding something to do as a family, something everyone can enjoy together, is what we we remember as we grow up. I love finding simple ways to create fun memories for our family - time together is what’s most important.


A SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO MINNEAPOLIS AND THE MALL OF AMERICA

Katie Dolfie

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You guys! When your husband says, “lets go spend the weekend in _________ (fill in the blank),” you pack your bags and hit the road! I mean, honestly, spontaneous adventure with my family is the stuff that makes life great and it fills my cup .

Being new to the Midwest, there are many places we’ve never had the opportunity to visit. Minneapolis being one of those places we were all looking forward to taking this quick trip to the city. And I wont lie, “The Mall of America” was kind of running through my head with exclamation points dancing around it. When I heard there was a mall with a roller coaster in the center of it I immediately wanted to go because, well, I’m not a thrill junkie or anything, but roller coasters are totally my jam. We went, we saw, we were amazed, but then we were ready to go. And if you don’t already know, it isn’t just a roller coaster in the center, it’s a whole dang amusement park!

I’m glad we made it to the mall and I’m sure we will be back but it was really the city that made this trip special for me. Minneapolis is a beautiful city where the streets are filled with beautiful art and architecture, games for kids (and adults), history, and friendly people. I’m not surprised it was voted one of the happiest cities in America. City life in general has always excited me and when I’m in a good one I instantly want to do my hair, put on my coolest outfit and hit the streets to explore the sites, talk to the people, and eat good food. I always leave wishing I lived there and go home filled with inspiration and determination to do something great. Our visit here was surely that kind of an experience and being there with my family made is 100%.

WILD PETUNIA SHOP

Katie Dolfie

Happy Wednesday you all! I've been a little quiet around here lately but still a lot is happening. Who knew starting a business while homeschooling three littles, and keeping up with the house, oh and paying attention to my husband would be such a task? (Insert laughing/crying emoji here).

Yeah, yeah, so there’s a lot to do, and I won’t lie that sometimes it gets overwhelming, but I enjoy it all so much that I will just keep on going. So what has been going on, you ask?

Well first, my logo has finally been sent off to the graphic designer. This was not easy, as I kept second guessing myself and redesigning, but now I’m really happy with where its landed and glad I took my time. I’m also working on patterns and fittings for my women’s and little girls clothing line. My girl is the cutest model and loves helping mama with her business, so I had to share some photos. Keep in mind that these fabrics will not be in the line so don't be misguided. Instead except all the dreamy, cool colored linens. Last but not least, I’ve got a few home goods going up on the shop that I am so excited to share. While the clothing line takes a bit longer since I’m doing it all myself, I figured I should get some of the home goods out for you. Did you guys know I worked part time (very part time) at a local antique shop? This gives me inspiration and a chance to pick the best goodies for you all.

I’m also spending some time wondering what you all would like to hear about on this blog? More about starting a business and the steps involved? Homeschooling? Home life? Marriage? Leave a comment below and let me know what’s important to you. I really love hearing feedback from you all.

Thanks for being here and have a happy hump day!

How You Like Them Apples?

Katie Dolfie

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It isn’t quite fall yet, and even here in the Midwest it is still pretty darn hot. But the apples are ready for pickin’ and you couldn’t keep me away if you tried.

Picking our own produce is something the kiddos and I have enjoyed doing together since they were babies. I have always felt at peace out on the farm, and food is just at its best when it’s freshly picked. So last weekend we loaded up the car and went on over to our happy place, where we spent the afternoon filling our baskets to the rim with fresh, sweet apples and making plans for all the wonderfully delicious things we would make: applesauce, apple muffins, apple dumplings, and of course, apple pie.

I’m so excited to share our favorite recipes with you, but first I have a confession to make! As much as I love to bake (and that’s a lot), I have always been afraid of making apple pie. I was determined to kick this fear to the curb this year and that sent me on a hunt for the best dang apple pie recipe out there, and, you guys, I found it!! The crust is so flaky and buttery, I have no doubt you will be pleased. But all these recipes are great so I hope you enjoy them.

My only tip outside of following the easy step-by-step directions is to round up some cute little helpers. It makes all the difference in the world.

Flaky Pie Crust

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup salted butter -cold, like keep it in the fridge till the last second cold

  • 6-8 tbsp ice water

  • 1 egg beaten, for egg wash

    *Double recipe for apple dumplings

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees and grease round pie plate.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, and salt until blended. Great for little helpers!

  3. Add cold butter and pinch in with your fingers until it is pea sized and grainy in texture.

  4. Add ice water (not ice) starting with 6 tbsp and mix. If texture does not stick together between your fingers add another tablespoon until you have reached a consistency where the dough sticks together.

  5. On a clean surface form the dough into a ball. do not over knead - you don’t want to melt that butter!

  6. Split the dough in half and form into two disc shapes. you should still see pieces of butter and this is good. wrap each disc in plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes up until two days.

  7. when you’re ready, remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. You need to do this so the dough will soften a bit.

  8. Now, roll out each disc using a rolling pin, adding flour if the dough is sticking, until it is about 1’8 of an inch thick. This is my oldest daughters favorite part!

  9. Place the pie dough into your pie plate and add your filling (recipe following).

    The second disk can be placed on top as is, with vents sliced in the top, or you can cut it into strips for lattice crust, or any other decorative finish you fancy and trim the excess dough from the sides.

  10. Brush the egg wash over the top of the pie crust

  11. Bake the pie for about 1 hour at 400 F degrees, until crust is golden.

Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients:

  • 8 medium apples peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

    *double recipe for apple dumplings

Directions:

  1. While the pie crust (recipe above) is resting in the refrigerator mix the sliced apples with the lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and let it sit about 10 minutes.

  2. It’s ready to go into the pie.

Apple Dumplings

Plan ahead for these by making a double batch of the recipes above. They do great in the freezer! And since the ingredients are already made, the kids can do this all on their own.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees and grease baking pan.

  2. Roll out the extra pie crust dough into a rectangle about 1/8 of an inch thick.

  3. Cut it into squares and add the extra apple pie filling into the center.

  4. Now pinch the edges of the dough at the top and place it on a greased baking pan.

  5. Bake at 375 F degrees for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden.

Applesauce and Super Easy Canning Steps

Ingredients:

  • 17 apples peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon if desired, not needed

  • enough water to cover an inch of your pot

Directions:

  1. Steam apples in a large pot with one inch of water in the bottom for about 30 minutes. Stirring periodically.

  2. Add cinnamon if desired - we did one batch with, and one without and they are both so good!

  3. Once the water is gone, give it a good stir and you’re all done. Little helpers are great at this. You can keep the applesauce as is or throw it into a blender for a smoother consistency.

  4. For canning, fill clean and sterilized jars with the applesauce and twist the lids on tightly.

  5. Boil jars covered in water for 20-25 minutes.

  6. Take them out carefully and put them on a dry towel until they have cooled off.

  7. Check the lids to see if they have sealed properly, they should not pop in or out if you push on the center.

    *we used 8 ounce jars, and filled about 6 with each batch, though my kiddos snacked on quite a bit of it before it ever made it to the jars.

Applesauce Muffins

The applesauce is pretty tasty on its own, but since we stocked up, why not try something new? These were a big hit with all of our neighbors!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp allspice

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup applesace

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts - for toppings

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar -for toppings

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees and fill a muffin tin with liners (this recipe makes 12 muffins)

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, and brown sugar.

  4. Melt the butter and mix in with the wet ingredients.

  5. Now, pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir until combined.

  6. In a separate bowl, mix together walnuts and 1/8 cup brown sugar for the toppings.

  7. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and sprinkle with the topping mixture.

  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, checking with a toothpick that they are done.

  9. Let them cool for 5 minutes, if you can handle the wait, we couldn’t.

More on Living Intentionally

Katie Dolfie

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When I think about living intentionally I think about the relationships I have, the people I love, and making the most of the time I have with them. I talked about this last week - how sometimes that means throwing plans out the window and staying in for a snuggle.

On another level, being intentional is something very personal and individualized to each us. To live intentionally we need to take the time to think about what matters most to us and then seek those things out. In the fast paced world we live in, this can be easier said than done. It can be difficult to focus on what's important when everywhere we look people are trying to make those decisions for us. This is true in all categories of life: raising a family, tending to relationships, starting a business - or anything else you do day to day. 

Here is a simple two step process for living intentionally that I hope can benefit you. It involves giving some deliberate focus to our priorities, and then pulling out that calendar to turn intention into action.

Step One, The List.

What matters most to me?

Family: Make time to date my husband. Plan family time both together and individually. Create a homeschool environment that encourages a love for books. Allow plenty of free time.

Relationships: Make time for friends. Show love and support, and give encouragement.  

Health: Use real ingredients, stay away from processed foods, enjoy cooking, bake often (duh), and be active.

Simple Products: Use well made products in the home. (And in my case the shop.) Support small businesses.

Kindness: Teach my example. Spread love everywhere with acts both large and small. Volunteer.

Nature: Go outside often - daily! Play games, explore, make art.

Work: Create simple, modest clothing for mamas and their girls. Collect and share classic antiques that were well made and are full of character. 

Happy Home: A combination of everything above + simple cleaning routines and restful daily rhythms.

Step Two, Make A Plan.

Put it into action.

This is where the planner in me gets very happy. With my calendar on the table in front of me, I gather all of our schedules and previously planned activities, along with my list (from above), and start filling things in. I plan play dates, field trips, date nights, family activities, homeschool, work days, cleaning routines, and meal plans. I also keep a list of things we need for our home and for our wardrobes and buy things accordingly. This is so helpful when trying to buy minimally, support small shops, and have quality items that will last a lifetime.

Before you get overwhelmed, remember this is a list that is individualized. Craft your list around what's important to you. You only have to make time for the things that you want in your life. I've found that I always end up being a certain amount of busy no matter what, but when I take the time to decide what I am going to fill my days (and home) with, I am happier with the time I've spent. 

What are you guys doing to live intentionally? If you try this method, let me know how it works for you. May we make the most of this life and remember to find beauty in the simplest of things. 

Here are some photos of a simple day out with my kids where all we needed was grass under our feet and some ice cream to enjoy some time together. 

Living Intentionally vs. Planning

Katie Dolfie

I don't know about you, but I'm a planner. When it comes to running a household, homeschooling my three babes, and starting a new business I'd be pretty lost without the ongoing stack of to-do lists and calendars keeping me on track.

I spend a lot time meal planning, picking out books and curriculum for our school year and scheduling the right time to start each one, setting aside family time and time with friends, date nights, and work plans. Picking out my planners and notebooks bring me a lot of joy. Plus, who doesn't love that feeling you get when you've crossed out everything on that said to-do list? Well... I haven't had that feeling in a long time, but that's OK. 

Something I've learned in my years as wife and mother is that living intentionally is not the same as planning. It's not staying on that plan, or crossing all those things off your to-do list. Living intentionally is more about making the most of your day, enjoying the people you love, slowing down a bit, and focusing on what's most important.

To me, this means throwing the plan out the window and heading to the park for a picnic consisting of nothing but ice cream cones and races in our bare feet (true story), or pushing back lessons for a snuggle and a good heart to heart on the couch, or baking cookies from a package instead of from scratch like planned because the baby pooped all over the floor and your wiped (wiped... haha, mom jokes, I'm so funny!)

Now don't get me wrong, planning has it's place. That darn thing called adulting is real, and some things just have to get done. But I urge you to slow down when you can, don't panic when things don't go as planned, or when you have to kick that plan to the curb for the things and people you love. 

"Each moment is all we need, not more" Mother Teresa

 

 

 

WILDFLOWER

Katie Dolfie

Hi guys, my name is Katie, and I'm really glad you're here. 

I'm married, mothering and homeschooling three wild kiddos, and [finally] starting something that I have dreamed of for a very long time. My love for simple products and commitment to intentional homemaking has driven our household for many years, along with this dream to open my own shop.

"Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would" E.V. 

Sometimes, it is ourselves who hold us back the most. It is ourselves telling us that there is no need for us here, or that there is no room for us to grow here, that they already have what we have to offer. 

I am so excited to share this journey with you. It is my hope to encourage you to follow your dreams, to be among the wildflowers, because there is room for us all, we all have something to offer. 

Here, I will offer you a glimpse into my life as wife and mother, the steps I take to launch this shop, and soon, simple products for you and your home, including handmade clothing as well as handpicked antiques. It is the simple things that make life beautiful. 

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