this much [18 mos] | Personal Project

From all the reading I have done, I was very aware of just how powerful modeling is when it comes to teaching behavior. This month, more than any other, it has become evident that I don’t even need to teach my daughter what to do…she learns by watching. Over & over again I was surprised, mostly pleasantly, at the things she would come up with. One of her new favorite words is “neen-ying.” She squeals this, more than anything else (go figure) the moment I grab anything white & start wiping. HA! She is even begging for baby wipes as soon as she cleans her plate of food, just to clean up her spot at the table. This is MY GIRL! Yea! Soon after the cleaning phenomenon hit, she began throwing things away. This did NOT always end with good results…as anything on the floor soon ended up in the trash…yeah…not so great. But she is on the right track. No doubt.

Much to my surprise, she came stumbling out of our bathroom one day with not just a make-up brush, but also one of my Bare Minerals containers. Now, I SWEAR I never ever taught her what they were for. But clearly she had watched me enough, because everyone, I mean EVERYONE (including daddy & rusty the boxer) were getting blush on their cheeks. I was even more surprised at the knocks the the makeup jar (just like I do to get more powder out) and the swirls before application. ::sigh:: She is SO girly. & I LOVE IT. :) This has become a daily occurrence. & yes, I have had to dig the brush & BM jar out of the trash on several occasions. :)

Caroline at work:

& swirling before application, then application to the decolletage ’cause this white girl needs some bronzer. ;)

Now who is still with me? Be sure to link below if you are joining me in this project! It’s never too late to come along for the ride…’cause every mama needs pictures of her & her babe.

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.