The Grinch!

November 20, 2017



I am completely in love with the magic of Christmas and am sooooo excited to surprise our kiddos with tickets to go see the Grinch, they are going to flip! Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is a favorite in our house!!

I really cannot wait, I know they will never forget it!  



If you're in Dallas, you can check out tickets here!!! 

Opening night is December 5th, yay! As many sweet memories as I can make with my babies is priority for me! I hope they always remember the time in the kitchen together with the gingerbread houses, the sugar cookies, the holiday music, the traditions around the tree, the musicals and more. 


After the show, I will share all about our special night! 

close knit.

November 03, 2017



Honored to be over on the Anthropologie blog today with some other sweet mamas that I love! 


BABY LOVE.

October 18, 2017



Having a baby is a transformative time, and it can make you take another look at the products you’re bringing into your home. Knowing how to safely use essential oils for infants is important for you and your baby, and the Young Living Seedlings™ line is filled with products that you can feel good about using with your little one.

I get questions allllll the time about how I use oils with my kiddos and then also how I use oils with baby! 

Adelaide was my first pregnancy to use Essentials oils with, plus first post-partum experience and then my first baby to use them on! I can truly say that everything that felt intimidating or overwhelming quickly just went away!

Having them for emotional support + hormonal support post partum was AMAZING and then quickly having something at home to support my little sweetie, I honestly can't imagine life without them now!






So these three above are my FAVORITE for her. I put them into a little roller and have it on hand....I roll it on her feet throughout the day and also occasionally behind her ears/ down the back of the neck and spine if she needs extra immune support! 

Its a beautiful wellness roller with gentle oils to support her tiny body! Not to mention it smells dreamy!!!

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+ "Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance."

+ I mean Lavender is basically the unicorn oil, what do we not use lavender to support?
Remember, it's our sweet Grandmother oil! Gentle, soft, comforting, supports relaxation, and all about making us feel at home. This is the Swiss Army knife of oils, good for anything!

+Frank. Frank is incredibly grounding ( I personally LOVE this one in my bedtime routine) but also a gentle but strong immune support for little tinies!  

The perfect combo for my little pumpkin! 






Doing a bedtime routine is really important as a "signal" for the babes to know that it's time for sleep. Being consistent with it really helps to unwind your babe. 

We do bath time every night with the seedlings shampoo and wash, then a little feet run with the seedlings lotion and apply Lavender + Peace and Calming on her toes.


Diffusers are amazing- not only do they make your home smell DREAMY but they can support your bodies in so many ways.... sleep support, stress support, immune support & more! 

+PEACE AND CALMING
With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for you children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.






Lastly we LOVE a sweet lullaby spray.
Lightly misting baby lovies, blankets, crib sheets and pillows is a beautiful way to let them experience oils. We also have a diffuser in every room!

Here is a quick video on how to make one! ( click here)

What do we use oils for? EVERYTHING!
Want to hear more? casey@caseywiegand.com
WEBSITE HERE


** I just did the pillow sprays with Adelaide until about 6-8 months old! 

my world.

October 10, 2017




Today I was telling a dear friend, as tears began to well up in my eyes and my voice began to shake....
every night when my kids are asleep or early in the morning when I sneak in to wake them up and they are just laying there quiet and soft....



I look at them.... I think about how much I deeply, deeply love them and adore them. How I would do anything in the world for them...I'd do anything to protect them, fight for them....

how I want to be the best for them....



Every time my mind begins down this path I begin to pray for their future spouses...that they would love them with this much weight and intensity. That they will be slow to anger and tender with them.

That they will protect them, fight for them, love them with all their hearts. That they will run along side them as they step out into their purposes and that they will lay there in the night staring at them thinking, I cant believe he/she is mine.

That they know I have no greater gift on this earth to hand over to them, than these precious precious people. That every single day they know the weight of this beautiful gift. 

our Hope when it Hurts.

October 04, 2017



When I shared our story about what was going on with Aiden, I did so finally because I was at a point where I realized "okay this hasn't ended, this is not ending up the way that I had thought"....we are still here in the midst of it. And there is beauty in letting people into your circumstances, into the trenches with you as you walk through hard things.

This is my baby.
I can't even put into words how many nights I have cried myself to sleep. This is the baby I thought I could spare from broken hearts and protect from pain ( I realize I can't but you get the idea) and even though I have struggled for years with open hands, this was a whole new playing field.

It's watching your child hurt day after day after day. 

Chris sent me this post this morning and it took my breath away. There was a night back last spring where My dad, Chris' brother and a few men from our church prayed over Aiden.
Wept, cried out.
That night will forever impact my heart and I know it will forever impact Aiden's.

To see your own father, uncle, grandfather and fathers of friends of yours literally weep and cry out to the Lord over you, there is no way it couldn't do something powerful in him. 

 "That night I saw the power of the gospel at work in my little daughter’s heart through the pain I longed to free her from. Even though she may only grasp it at a surface level, it was a powerful image for my own heart — reminding me how Christ takes our grief, questions, and pain, and infuses life into what would otherwise be hopelessness." 

 Aiden has had so many similar conversations with me. 
And as I see him be courageous and walk roads I would never have picked for him, I do see God at work in a mighty way deep down in Aiden's heart.
and forever in mine too. 



 "If we get stuck in the cycle of asking “why” and refuse to surrender and humble ourselves under a God who we won’t always understand, then we will find ourselves trapped in the miserable pit of despair. But if we ask Christ to help us bring our grief to the cross we will be able to rest in faith that God is who he says he is and that he will be faithful to his promises."

I want to ask why. I want to cry and beg Him to fix it and for Him to take it from Aiden and give it to me. There are moments I feel helpless.

Then I remember, open hands. 

Glasses.

October 02, 2017



I have been wearing my David Kind glasses for YEARS, I am completely in love.....I actually lost my glasses a few weeks ago and reached out to them so that I could purchase another pair. And even a back-up pair...that is how much I love! 

I seriously can only wear theirs and this particular style. They were so kind to help me out and got me set up again! 

When I discovered David Kind I was elated!!



First I just uploaded a headshot and an expert eyewear stylist chose six different frames that were right for my face shape & personal style and then sent them to me with a return shipping label included. I also mentioned that I liked a more "square" look when talking to the stylist!

The glasses arrived and were all absolutely gorgeous. They came in a stylish cork box with a mirror so I could try them all from home and choose my favorite. I found a pair that I love and next will just email my “stylist” with my prescription info, send the glasses back in the same box they came in, and then just wait to get my new pair in the mail- eeek! It was all so easy & amazing!



I love them and would sincerely recommend this process to anyone! They give you the unique opportunity to get virtually styled into a pair of adorable glasses right in your home. Amazing! This is a really amazing new option/ experience and I am so honored to share them today! 



"David Kind is a direct to consumer eyewear company that offers luxury quality eyewear with an optician service — a better online experience. The team has a combined 20 years of optical expertise and the founder had worked for Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith Spectacles previously. You would work directly with an expert stylist/optician to curate the best selection for you to try on at home"


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Full Disclosure: This post was sponsored by David Kind, though all opinions expressed are my own.

Ains Party day in pics.

September 19, 2017