auburnsoul @auburnsoul

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a speckled redhead + a black beard + a pile of kids homeschool & adventures @saltproject.co

  • auburnsoul

    May 26th at 12:05am

    Kicked off our 5 day weekend at the aquarium with cousins. We always avoid the crowds and stay home over memorial weekend. I have a house project list and a yard project list each a mile long, a to-do list and a should-do list that I'm going to tackle this weekend. We started the week with deep cleaning and some re-arranging and the kids took it as an opportunity to create on their blank slate. My house is now knee deep in forts, cities, stores, battles, and a fashion designing empire. Looks like we will all be busy with projects this weekend.

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  • auburnsoul

    May 22nd at 6:42am
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    Baby No.5 is making 15 weeks look more like 5 months! I'm still 😷 but this second trimester has brought on a huge energy boost that has made all the difference. I'm trading in my daily naps for some deep cleaning and projects this week and hopefully we will finally finish the kitchen that's been under construction for ages. *Now accepting volunteers for painting. Will provide paint brush and nachos #readsbonusbaby

    sharstinm

    11 hours ago
    Well you are too cute!!!

    lindsayheitz

    3 days ago
    Awe so cute!

    aboutprogress

    3 days ago
    congratulations!!!!

    kristen_lynne_young

    3 days ago
    You look great! Glad it's getting better.

    novae_clothing

    3 days ago
    Hey our dress looks fab on you and your baby bump! ❀❀❀❀ My nausea is about gone but I'm tired still 😴 not as much as 1st trimester but...... πŸ˜‰

    brookehurst1980

    3 days ago
    Paint brush and nachos??? Dang girl....im inπŸ˜‚

    robison_tribe

    3 days ago
    You are so darling!!
    I'll come paint. And I'm dying to talk to you about your kitchen.

    hairmaxsalon

    3 days ago
    So beautiful even at just 15weeks

    shelbyosmond

    3 days ago
    Whatever!! Your still so tiny!!! Hope your sickness goes away soon.
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  • auburnsoul

    May 21st at 6:47am

    We are ready for you summer #backyardhangs #firepit

    hairmaxsalon

    3 days ago
    Love the lights

    auburnsoul

    4 days ago
    @reecepix we saw a YouTube video. Then we just winged it. We just used supplies we had on hand, nothin fancy

    auburnsoul

    4 days ago
    @thegardenspot so exciting! Ps love your ig tips! Like a lot!!!!!

    thegardenspot

    5 days ago
    Ahhh!!! So so fun! Summer ❀️

    reecepix

    5 days ago
    So exciting!! I want details on how to make a legit fire pit! I've been talking about it for too long--it needs to happen....s'mores ere night!!πŸ˜‹
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  • auburnsoul

    May 18th at 4:38pm
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    We spent 80% of our day in our old school room. Its where we learned, hung out, played, read. But since moving into our new place we haven't used our school room once! We just naturally gather in the kitchen. So I'm wondering. Where do you do the majority of your homeschooling (or homework if you public school). Do you have an office/schoolroom? Are you in the kitchen? Or just all over the place? I'm really struggling with using our space intentionally. I don't mind being in the kitchen but I would prefer to have all of our books/supplies at our finger tips vs running up stairs. Plus you k ow what they say "out of sight out of mind". I'd love to hear your thoughts...

    auburnsoul

    4 hours ago
    @megborders that is us exactly! But the natural light always wins in my book πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

    megborders

    8 hours ago
    I am struggling with same thing. We just remodeled our kitchen and we love gathering around the big table with snacks close by and lots of natural light, but all our books/school room is upstairs. πŸ˜’
    Our house is all open plan so we have put a "school" work table between the kitchen and the living area. I like having a seperate table for their work as when we used the kitchen table we were forever packing up projects and books when we needed to clear the table for meals. I like that our space is not seperate from the living areas but that it is a definite space, if that makes sense πŸ˜†

    onwillowsbend

    7 days ago
    We use our school room but it is right next to our living space and I think that makes all the difference!

    mamaj41

    7 days ago
    We work better when we intentionally 'go to school' in our schoolroom. But I do love the light so much better in our kitchen!!!

    utahjenn

    7 days ago
    Kitchen counter

    heatherblryan

    7 days ago
    Kitchen

    thomsoncreekfarm

    7 days ago
    I do think the older they get, the more they will want a quieter study space.

    the.knoebels

    7 days ago
    For the longest time, we used our kitchen. We now have a school room, and I like having the kitchen table open for the youngest 3 to play playdoh, color. The oldest 3 can stop for lunch without having to put all their books away.

    auburnsoul

    7 days ago
    @bloomandgrowschool if we build I would make a sun room off the kitchen/family room that would act as an art studio/ school room.
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  • auburnsoul

    May 18th at 1:54am
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    We took advantage of our snow day (yes it's May 17th) and baked banana bread muffins. Then I took advantage of busy hands to read another of our @beautifulfeetbooks history books. We have loved these books so much this year. They are engaging for all ages and written so well! I can't wait to order more for next year.

    auburnsoul

    8 days ago
    @the5sparrows well the kids made the muffins. I just supervised 😊. We got early American history for 4-6th grade I think. I'm going to order the lower grade this fall because ill have 3 more littles to use and enjoy it and I know my big kids will love them all too

    the5sparrows

    8 days ago
    I'm interested in switching to beautifulfeet too. What selection did you get? You rock, btw, muffins, steady mommin', homeschooling! Nice work. ❀️

    jackijasker

    8 days ago
    So sorry for the snow! Love your plant!

    streaminfreedom

    8 days ago
    Are there activities to go along with the boys? Or is it just reading?

    thegardenspot

    8 days ago
    πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
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  • auburnsoul

    May 16th at 1:04am
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    We made my mom a her traditional Mother's Day dinner a few days before Mother's Day. We had spent the day at the park with #wherethegreenferngoes then went straight to my moms to prepare our feast. Locke placed Fern in the bouquet of flowers on my moms kitchen table and then went to his cousins. A couple hrs later I went to move the flowers outside and Fern was no where to be found. I searched and searched then figured Locke must have taken her with him. Then as we sat down to eat I see Fern hanging on the bouquet! So glad we found her and so thankful for these women in my life. #shutterflymoment.

    sharstinm

    8 days ago
    The best day πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    sharstinm

    8 days ago
    Love your sweet fam! Hope you had thebe at Day

    sherriehansen

    9 days ago
    What an awesome thing to do. I like it.

    shutterfly

    9 days ago
    @auburnsoul Thanks for sharing your #ShutterflyMoment

    auburnsoul

    10 days ago
    @ambersundwall so glad you found it! 😱😊
    We used to loose Hali's gecko alllll the time.

    amandasfavorites

    10 days ago
    Fern is so cool! 🦎

    ambersundwall

    10 days ago
    I lost my son's Chameleon a few days ago after putting her in a plant to "hang" out for a while. I was so relieved to find her hiding behind the stereo 😢πŸ˜₯

    sparklesclassandsass

    10 days ago
    🀣I still need to meet cute Fern.

    thomsoncreekfarm

    10 days ago
    πŸ˜‚
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  • auburnsoul

    May 15th at 6:36am

    Twinkle lights & Sunday nights.

    thomsoncreekfarm

    11 days ago
    Magical!
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  • auburnsoul

    May 14th at 7:13am
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    It was epic #lightbattle

    auburnsoul

    11 days ago
    @mrschmidt22 I think this one will go down in history as best birthday ever for him. Glad to hear you still remember yours. That's awesome πŸ‘πŸΌ

    auburnsoul

    11 days ago
    @streaminfreedom me too! Your boys would have loved it

    mrschmidt22

    11 days ago
    This is awesome! I had a Star Wars birthday party as a kid that my parents put together for me & my friends, and it was one of the best parties I have ever had. That cake in your InstaStory too is so good!

    streaminfreedom

    12 days ago
    Wish we could've come πŸ™

    happilyhaley

    12 days ago
    This is AMAZING
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  • auburnsoul

    May 13th at 9:14pm

    My gas light came on today on my way to pick up Lockes cake. Then I realized I didn't have my bag! πŸ™ˆ The gas station wouldn't take a check or Apple Pay. There was no way I was going to make the 40 min drive back home. I embarrassingly asked this sweet woman (a stranger I had just met, the talent behind this incredible cake creation) if she had any cash and I could write her a check. She handed me some money and wouldn't accept my check. Claiming that she would hope a stranger would do the same for any woman in her family that needed help. This sweet simple act of service from one mother to another touched me so deeply. If you ever need a cake @thelittlecakeshoput has the most beautiful and creative cakes in town and more than that, she has a heart of pure gold. #starwars #bb8 #bb8cake

    auburnsoul

    10 days ago
    @allmysauls I wasn't sure about it for a back splash but love it!

    auburnsoul

    10 days ago
    @frontierdreams yes we did it and LOVE it! So easy and inexpensive and totally transformed the room

    allmysauls

    10 days ago
    Look at that shiplap

    frontierdreams

    12 days ago
    Well your one wall looks awesome @auburnsoul! Did uyou do the shiplap yourself? I am trying to convince my husband ;)

    lindsayheitz

    12 days ago
    I want to order a cake from her just because I love good people like that!

    greatscotmax

    12 days ago
    Don't eat it! Put it beside your Wedding Cake in the Buffet cabinet

    auburnsoul

    12 days ago
    @timsondrup πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    libbykleyn

    12 days ago
    What a sweet gal!

    theriverafamily

    12 days ago
    How wonderfully sweet!

    timsondrup

    12 days ago
    Wow! That looks like a professional statue. I share in Rizden's expression of awe.
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  • auburnsoul

    May 12th at 10:19pm

    We had the place to ourselves πŸ‘ŠπŸ» #homeschoolperks Happiest birthday Locke! #12

    auburnsoul

    13 days ago
    @debbado thanks Deb!

    debbado

    13 days ago
    Happiest birthday Locke!!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸ’™

    auburnsoul

    13 days ago
    @amandasfavorites thanks Amanda!

    auburnsoul

    13 days ago

    auburnsoul

    13 days ago
    @me.and.my.three so nice isn't it πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

    auburnsoul

    13 days ago
    @armelle_blog I know! I'm dying!

    armelle_blog

    13 days ago
    He looks so old!!

    me.and.my.three

    13 days ago
    That was us yesterday at Boss Baby...theatre all to ourselves πŸ˜‰

    novae_clothing

    13 days ago
    Oh happy birthday!!!

    wingandaprayer

    13 days ago
    Happy Birthday Locke!!!
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