Sprout Kids Furniture + Coupon Code!

We have been trying out and loving this cute, simple furniture from @sprout_kids!🍃 They have darling children's tables, reading chairs, shoe benches, etc., and are giving 20% off their products with the code daintypear20 if you've been looking for cute and easy to set up kids' furniture! {It all clicks into place, no tools required!} Watch here for a giveaway going on tonight with them and a few other cute shops! Happy Tuesday!💕

XO

Two Bananas

Today at church, my sweet friend Katie gave a beautiful lesson on Service. I had to step out for a few minutes with our 1 year old, but loved everything that I was able to catch! In closing, she shared this story about two bananas. Everyone seemed so touched, I know I was! Here it is! Happy Sunday, friends!
XO
Sarah





From the 16--Church News - week ending May 21, 1988:
Several years ago a volunteer worker at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City shared a true experience with her associates at a devotional meeting. It is a story worth re-telling in her own words:
"A few years ago while on a trip our family stopped in a small town to visit a friend we had not seen for a long time. As we drove up in front of her home, she was just going out of her gate.
the first thing we noticed about her was that she had two bananas in her hand. We got out of the car and chatted with her for a moment. When I asked her where she was going with two bananas she explained that she had made a fruit salad the day before and had borrowed two bananas from her neighbor and was now on her way to return them. She said she would wait and return them after we left so she could visit with us.
As that point, my 6-year-old son said he would be glad to return the bananas. He said he ran errands all the time for me, and would be happy to explain who the bananas came from. My friend was impressed by his eagerness, so she gave him the bananas, pointed out the house, and off he went across the street.
We were in the house visiting when my son came bounding in, and with excitement said to my friend, 'Hey, that guy said to tell you thanks a lot. He loves bananas.'
My friend looked puzzled, and said 'He? My friend is a widow and has no husband.' She thought for a moment and then said, 'Oh, I'll bet it was one of her sons. They come to see her often.'
I thought my little boy might have gone to the wrong house, so I asked him to come outside and point out the house where he had taken the bananas. He said he had taken them to the white house with a bush in front of the window.
My friend became rather upset, saying that of all the houses on her street that was the last one she would take anything to. The man who lived there was very repulsive. No one could stand him. His wife and family had left him, and he had lost his job. The only person who ever came to see him was his daughter, and she only came to see him because she felt sorry for him, not because she loved him.
As we walked back into the house, listening to her tell about the man, it seemed to me that he had no redeeming qualities at all. I wondered to myself what he must have thought about suddenly getting two bananas.
We continued to visit when my little boy looked out the window and said to my friend, 'You know that guy I took the bananas to, well, he's coming through your gate right now.'
My friend was uttering a few inaudible words when the knock came at the door. She opened the door, and her neighbor stood before her, tears in his eyes, finding it difficult to express himself. He finally was able to thank her for the two bananas, and said he was glad that someone cared enough to think of him. He thought no one even cared about him anymore. He handed her a sack of freshly picked vegetables from his garden and some plums from his tree. He told her that he had not been a good neighbor, but from now on he would try to be better.
About two years later we again dropped by to visit our friend. We told her we couldn't stay long because it was late in the day and we wanted to set up camp before dark.
My friend begged us to stay and meet her home teacher who was coming by that evening. She said she had the greatest home teacher. 'You remember that man your little boy took the bananas to? Well he's my home teacher now and I have never had a better one. The whole direction of his life changed when he thought someone cared about him.
She went on to explain that he had gotten his job back, his wife and family had come back to him, and everyone in the neighborhood liked him. She said she wished he could always be her home teacher, but she was afraid he would be released because two weeks ago he had been sustained as a counselor in the bishopric of their ward.
This touching story reminds us as we keep the second great commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves that even small deeds can produce great results. Even two bananas!"









Baby Bump

Almost to the third trimester! I've had dreams all week of being in labor, and it's crazy that the real thing is less than 3 months away!💕

He had somewhat of an emotional couple of months with this baby. I'll get into that another time, but so so grateful to be feeling her moving more consistently {I have an anterior placenta with this baby, so it took longer} and also grateful for the  great technology and doctors!:) We all love her so much! The kids ask to see her and our 2 year old says, "She's so cute!" Haha!
XO
Sarah
#thedaintypear #tdppregnancy #tdpmotherhood #baby5


Coco + Kiwi & Hello Tosha {Carryall}

If you've been here for awhile, you know that my friend Jenna has a darling diaper bag and toddler training pants company called Coco + Kiwi. Their newest addition is this collaboration with Hello Tosha! It's a Carryall {tote} bag with two adorable bags that go inside to help you organize, and it comes in blush and black vegan leather. Check them out {HERE} and feel free to use the coupon code: DAINTY15! We went on a little field trip today to this gorgeous field, which was so fun minus just a couple of meltdown incidents! Haha! Love these babies of mine and their little sister that's baking away!
XO
Sarah


Hat: Forever 21 {HERE}
Tote: Coco  + Kiwi {HERE}








Wednesday!

 Love this little piggy-tailed cheeser!:) I've been thinking of what would be fulfilling in this little space. I used to {and still do, but find less time for it} LOVE to blog, write articles, and read quotes. I want to share more of those things, and here is one I found today that I love!

"Your kids don't want a perfect Mom, they just want a happy one."

I know there are so many things that have the potential to bring us down as adults, moms, people, and a lot of them are valid! And we're all allowed to have bad days. But, I've found that my home runs so much more smoothly when I am a happy Mom. When I choose to let things go, when I laugh off the small things instead of getting upset, when I focus on being THERE for my kids instead of being perfect for them. Love getting to be a Mom to all of my babies, and this little girl has such a great personality! My hubby used to say when our first was born and his first year that he was so happy because I was showing him how to be, and I remember it was the greatest compliment to me at the time. I hope that joy is something I can teach my kids, and it sometimes when it doesn't feel like it comes as easily as it usually does, like in the midst of a difficult pregnancy, etc., I always have to remember that I am in charge of checking my attitude and that good ol' Honest Abe said it so well: "Most folks are about as happy a they make their minds up to be!" Happy Wednesday, Mamas!

XO
Sarah












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Easter 2017

Easter.😍 Hope everyone has had a beautiful day! So grateful for these sweet peas and for the Atonement of our Savior. I love that The Atonement is for everyone. For those who need forgiveness and for those who need to forgive. It helps us find solace in our worries and joy in His understanding of each of us! We loved all the beautiful lessons and music today! Happy Easter, everyone! #PrinceofPeace

XO
Sarah











Hubby's Suit: CLICK HERE

Dress & Blazer: Jane Daily Deal {Website is HERE} Search "Dress" and it will come up if searched in the next couple of days!:)

Shoes: Also Jane! {Website HERE}









Goodness in the World

"Even in the most difficult and darkest of times, there is light and goodness all around us." -Elder Bragg💕 As a Mom, sometimes I find watching the news or reading articles that come up on social media all too much. I believe that there is goodness in everyone, and sometimes when crawling down the rabbit hole of reading or watching hard and terrible things happening around the world, it can cause so much anxiety and uncertainty. I struggle with wanting to be informed so that I can help in whatever way I can and pray for specific people and events, and also wanting and needing to take it in serious moderation. I'm so grateful for all the good that is in the world, and I truly believe that it outweighs the bad tenfold. I know as we do as much as we can to help our brothers and sisters around the world, and stay so grateful for the privileges that we have, that our faith will see us through troublesome times and that through our Savior all will be made right." #ThePrinceofPeace



"Even in the most difficult and darkest of times, there is light and goodness all around us." -Elder Bragg💕 As a Mom, sometimes I find watching the news or reading articles that come up on social media all too much. I believe that there is goodness in everyone, and sometimes when crawling down the rabbit hole of reading or watching hard and terrible things happening around the world, it can cause so much anxiety and uncertainty. I struggle with wanting to be informed so that I can help in whatever way I can and pray for specific people and events, and also wanting and needing to take it in serious moderation. I'm so grateful for all the good that is in the world, and I truly believe that it outweighs the bad tenfold. I know as we do as much as we can to help our brothers and sisters around the world, and stay so grateful for the privileges that we have, that our faith will see us through troublesome times and that through our Savior all will be made right.💕 #thedaintypear #PrinceofPeace #tdpmotherhood
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Spring!




SPRRRING! It's here! Hahaha! Don't be fooled by the snow on the ground in my town, it's just a little bit confused. Haha! I had some sweet girls asking about this outfit when I posted it on my Instagram, so I thought I'd put the details here!:) I'm 5 feet AND pregnant, so it's not always the easiest to find comfy and fitting clothes. I love stores like TJ Maxx and Jane. I'll be posting more links to outfits that I love and use personally!

XO
Sarah


Shirt: TJ MAXX {Click Here for Website}

Glasses: SheIn {Click HERE for Website}

Jeans: TJ Maxx {Click HERE for Website}

Booties: Jane {Click HERE for Website}






Mom to 4 under 5 + One on the way

After having an epic meltdown last night about our oldest getting ready to be in Kindergarten this fall, I'm trying to find the good, happy, and exciting in every stage. So many parts of me want to freeze time and keep everyone small and within arm's and snuggle reach, and the other part of me wants to help them blossom into amazing and independent human beings. So in love with these tiny people! #thedaintypear🍐#tdppregnancy #tdpmotherhood #4under5#5under6 #motherhood




#NationalCaramelDay




Hope and Help for Your Nerves Chapter 1

            


You guys, SO stoked to finally have chapter 1 done for this book! Like I said in the video, I was about to start filming a couple of months ago, and I started having anxiety. Like BAD. I almost gave up and told my husband I didn't want to be someone who was trying to help and still be having things like that happen, and his words were so supportive to me. I don't remember what he said, but it obviously helped, because here we are. We don't have to be perfect before we try to outstretch our hands to help, even in some tiny way.

Chapter 1 Highlights:

The Power Within You

Dr. Weeks talks about how she will talk about how nervous illness begins and develops and how it can be cured. She asks for courage and perseverance, but makes it clear that she isn't asking for patience, since someone who is nervously ill is rarely patient. Their nerves are agitated and it can seem impossible to read, stay in line, sit through school or church meetings.

One of the things I love is that she calls Anxiety being "nervously ill," instead of mental ill. I liked that distinction, because it made so much sense to me that you can experience physical symptoms because of nerves, and our nerves can become agitated because of thought patterns. It was a lightbulb moment the first time I read it, even though I already thought I knew the concept. There are a lot of things in this book that are like that, I understand them in a new way the way she describes them, and she is super blunt, so I think those might be some of the reasons I like it so much!

*NOTE: Just like in both videos, if you feel that you may have a mental/nervous illness, please please, please be sure to talk to your doctor. You don't have to go through it alone or without help! Assuming you've talked to your doctor, then I hope this helps in some way!<3

Those are just a couple of points, there are more in the video! If you would like to order the book, it's called Hope and Help For Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes!:)

XO
Sarah



Chapter 1 is up on the website & YouTube from the @thedaintypear Anxiety Project!🎥 We are going through the book "Hope and Help For your Nerves!" chapter by chapter. While working on this project, I asked my husband so many times, "Is this a dumb idea?" A couple of months ago when I was about to start filming all of the videos, I started having some of the worst anxiety ever! I wanted to wait until I was in a healthy place before jumping back in, and it came with all sorts of doubts and nerves. I felt that it was best to push through it, because we don't have to be perfect before we try to help in some way. So here we are.😂 After a couple of my previous videos on the topic, I had a few sweet messages of people reaching out saying that it was actually helping them that gave the motivation to do that. If nothing else, I want other Women and Mamas out there to know they're not alone if they are going through something similar, because it is SO real and SO not fun! And hopefully together, we can break stigmas, uplift each other, and connect with one another!💕 Link👉🏼@thedaintypear.🍐 #thedaintypear #tdpanxietyhealing
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