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Heather Knowles

seaandsavor

Architect + Artist πŸ‘·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ | Island living expat πŸπŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ | Faith-fueled familyπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’“| Enthusiastic dreamer πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’«

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πŸ’“Sugar & spice and everything nice. πŸ’“ • It has felt like summertime here in the Bahamas this weekend, and I am loving Violet’s sweet baby thighs in this dainty little @shopsonnyjames romper. 😍😍 #notanad #justsomethingilove
Has anyone else’s bookmark section on Instagram become like a whole ‘nother Pinterest? πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ I have a few categories on mine for our canal cottage dreams, and modern canopy beds are a reoccurring theme for our future master bedroom. 😍 I’m obsessed with this one from @shoppe_by_ai #canalcottageinspo #aid500kgiveaway
We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World. I had NO IDEA that I would love it as much as I did! An entire week nonstop with the kids, and experiencing their joy alongside them....pure magic!! πŸ’“ • You see those silhouettes?! Yep @lindsiemosleycreative can do those for you too!! She is offering a free vinyl decal with every silhouette purchase this month. It’s a great time to order Mother’s Day gifts or a sweet way to personalize gifts at Easter. I just thought you should know! 😊😘
Our hotel room last night was a little suite with a bunk bed tucked into a nook in the back. When we walked in, I instantly felt like the space was familiar. I didn’t have a tape measure, but I pulled out the 3 yard roll of ribbon I have in my suitcase for the girls and confirmed that yes — it is the exact dimensions of the tiny house plan I’ve been working and reworking the past few weeks. •  16’ x 26’ with a sleeping loft. I’ve been laying here all morning and thinking —- we could definitely live in this amount of space!! #tinyhousedreams #canalcottageinspo
The sea never ceases to amaze me. #gulfstream
A little something fun about our island is that we can take a cruise ship overnight to Florida. 🚒 We are taking it tomorrow night to go to Disney for our kids’ winter break from school. I’ve been preparing for our trip for months and I have that same excited feeling I have when I’m wrapping up a big design project! πŸ˜†πŸ˜† • I know everyone has their super helpful Disney tips. Feel Free to share below!! (Our kids are (almost) 8, 5 and 1.)
I’m dreaming of a white kitchen. Just like the ones I used to know. 🎢🎢 I have an upper level obsession with this kitchen by @studiolifestyle_  The woven pendants, director chairs, shiplap, the contrast of the black door. Perfectly layered. Perfectly edited. Just all kinds of 😍😍😍. #canalcottageinspo
*New printable in Etsy shop!* Having easy to follow routine charts has helped our daily transition times become soooo much smoother. Positive and peaceful are the two words that come to mind! πŸ’“ It is nice to feel like we are not nagging our kids every step of the way, but even more than that, we have seen their self esteem soar through the process! They love being able to do this on their own. And yes, that is a certain little bear named “B” (our son’s lovey) that walks them through the process. • Click over to the shop through the link in my profile to check them out. [And while you’re there, if you loved the Jesse Tree Coloring Book during Advent, it would be such a huge help to me if you left a review. Etsy prioritizes shops with lots of reviews and as a brand new shop, I could really use your help!! 😘xoxo]
*Silhouette giveaway winner!!* Let’s call this: the one where the big kids were already in bed so baby Violet got to pick the winner! I hope y’all think this is as cute as we did!!!😍 • And yep!! I’m going to make you watch the video to see who won because I think it’s more fun that way! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜
*coming soon* πŸ€— I will be adding our kids’ routine charts to the Etsy shop next week and I’m also working on my next project: a printable kids’ coloring book for Holy Week. [Name TBD. πŸ˜†] It will have 15 coloring pages that you could do over the course of one or two weeks. The pages highlight 15 stories from Jesus’ life, from His birth to resurrection. AND at the end of it, you will have a darling pennant banner to decorate with on Easter Sunday. πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“ Stay tuned for a release date. [FYI: Easter this year is April 1st.]
That curl. That belly. 😍😍 The baby of the family turns one soon. I’m not ready to talk about it. 😭 #thedaysarelongbuttheyearsareshort πŸ’ž
** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ** Congrats to our winner @elizbatte πŸ’“** I love giveaways because they add in a bit of fun to all of the necessary adulting in our days. πŸ˜‰ I’m hoping to make this a regular thing and I’m thankful for @lindsiemosleycreative joining me in this first one! • • • This week we are giving away one of her beautiful hand Illustrated silhouettes and a vinyl decal (I posted about those last week on our cups). I loooove these and you will too!  Enter below, it’s super easy!! • • • 1. Like this photo ❀️ 2. Follow @seaandsavor and @lindsiemosleycreative 🧑 3. Tag a friend in the comments who would love this giveaway as well. (Each tag is 1 entry) πŸ’› *Bonus: Share this post on your feed or stories for 5 extra entries! (Tag me and/or send me a screenshot so I won’t miss it.😘) • • • May the odds be ever in your favor! I’ll announce a winner this Friday!! πŸ† • • • [International/expat friends: this giveaway is open to you too! If you win I will personally pay to mail it to you because I feel your pain in always missing out on this fun stuff and adulting internationally is extra exhausting! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜] #cc_silhouettes
Wish you were here. πŸ’“πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“
I’ve gotten several questions about our tervis tumblers with the kids’ silhouettes on them. Aren’t they the cutest!! πŸ€—πŸ˜ We had my friend @lindsiemosleycreative do these for us and I am excited to say she and I are going to do a silhouette giveaway next week! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰ • About a year ago we wanted to cut down on the number of cups that were being dirtied on a daily basis. There were always so many!! 😳 But in order to have a cup for each person sitting out on the counter all the time, they had to be beautiful! Form AND function is my modus operandi. πŸ˜† • Keep an eye πŸ‘€ out for the giveaway next week when you can win a paper cut or vinyl sticker silhouette of your child. There’s so much you can do with these cuties!! I’ll share some more ideas, but I’m curious, what would you do with a vinyl silhouette sticker of your kiddo?? I’m all ears! πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ˜†
Work today consisted of construction details for a client’s residence back in Alabama and updating our kids’ routine charts. I’m going to add this printable to the Etsy shop soon because these have been such a big help to us. •  Whether through design and planning or establishing routines and systems, helping other people get their homes running smoothly really makes my heart sing! I guess thats when you know you’re serving in all the right places.... right? πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
Sending you some sunshine wherever you are. β˜€οΈ The sun has even been hiding here the past few days, but today it’s back!
It was so much fun seeing pictures of families coloring the Jesse Tree ornaments from my coloring book during Advent.  Thank you @stacey_branham for sharing this sweet pic of your son’s tree in progress! πŸ’™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Another favorite moment of the season was when a friend helped me translate the titles and scripture references into Spanish. Because of this, we were able to share this resource with two orphanages we love to support in Guatemala and Peru! πŸ’“  I’m looking forward to releasing the Spanish version in my Etsy shop later this year.  #seaandsavorjessetree
We have found that gratitude is a hard thing to teach.  Sure we teach our kids to say "thank you", but they often say it so quickly and rehearsed, I don't sense very much meaning behind the words coming out of their mouths. πŸ˜‰πŸ™ˆ . . . . . . . . . . . .  We love to talk to our kids about the thoughtfulness that goes into buying people gifts. About how the people who gave them gifts, really thought about them and the things they like to do as they carefully selected a gift for them. We'll ask questions like "what do you think Grammy was thinking about when she chose this gift for you?" We can usually see little lightbulbs go off as they smile sweetly and think of the gift giver and their thoughtfulness. πŸ’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  This simple question and answer process connected with writing a thank you note, not only draws their focus toward gratitude, but it usually helps solidify a connection between the gift giver and the gift for the life of the gift.🎁 . . . . . . . . . . . .  I’d love some help here! How do you teach your kids to be grateful? Have you found a method that seemed to really connect the dots for them? I feel like this might be an area right now where we would all appreciate a little help. πŸ˜† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [I’ve shared our thank you card as a free printable, grab it from the link in my profile if that would be helpful for you as well!] πŸ’Œ
We just found out this week that Karis and the other girls in her class are going to be flamingos in Jr. Junkanoo!! They are going to be adorable!! Junkanoo is an annual tradition in the Bahamas where teams create amazing costumes and do a street parade with dancing and music. I’m so excited for our kids to participate in this aspect of Bahamian culture, especially Karis! Jr. Junkanoo is nowhere near as impressive as the real deal, but it will still be fun, and I think you all know how I feel about kids in costumes!! πŸ˜πŸ’“πŸ˜πŸ’“
The kids are back in school today πŸ™ŒπŸ» and it’s back to work I go!! And by “go” I mean to my home office during baby Violet’s naptimes. And by “home office” I mean the tiny desk in the corner of our bedroom. Things aren’t fancy around here! πŸ˜‰ I get so excited to get back to work after a few weeks without a routine. Lots of ideas that need to be released from my head. πŸ’†πŸ»‍β™€οΈπŸ€“
Happy New Year!!!! If you’re looking for a delicious way to serve up the southern New Year’s tradition of greens and black eyed peas, I highly recommend @humblepiebham ‘s New Year’s Pot Pie. It’s amazing!! Find the recipe on her website linked in her profile. πŸ˜˜πŸΎπŸŽ‰

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