🎹 Her school holiday project is to teach herself piano 🎹 well, via the keyboard inbuilt tutorials and YouTube. I suggest lessons but no, she prefers it this way 🤷🏻♀️ She has already nailed 2 or 3 songs, but hearing her picking away at the keyboard for hours on end is the sweetest thing of all. That inbuilt motivation and drive kinda amazes me to be honest 💛 #littlepianist #makingmusic #schoolholidays
Doing hard things grow you my friend! 💪
I read the book by @mariekondo
over a year ago, I was both convicted and inspired but also felt overwhelmed and ashamed. I wanted to start but had the feeling that it would be tough to get the family on board without them having experienced the book.... so I shelved that desire. The desire to have a tidy home, where everything had its place and my brain could not be overwhelmed constantly or where I would have to hop over or squeeze through different areas. 🤦🏽♀️
“It’s the season of life” I’d tell myself, “I have 3 kids in a less then 1000 square foot 2 bedroom townhouse”.... “they have more space”.... “their kids are older”... but my heart has never settled. And I kept letting the overwhelm and shame keep me from starting the project of tidying my home.
announced they were launching @mariekondo
‘s show! 😱
Could this be it?! The answer to my HOW CAN I MAKE THIS HAPPEN? Problem in my heart..... 🤷🏽♀️
We watched the show, we made a choice and now we are putting in the work! I love how Marie leads with such gentleness and heart. 😘
Be on the lookout for our homes transformation in my stories and here. Excited to share more about it soon. Until then- pray for us!!! 🙏🏽
Today the oily tribe got together and talked about intimacy from a God-centered perspective. Did Stephanie Barker knock it out of the park or what?!?! 🤗
We also ate yummy food, laughed, gave away some fun stuff, made diffuser bracelets, scanned people with the Zyto, drank some Ningxia Red, and made a little DIY recipe for couples to take home.
If you have a favorite moment from today, please share! .
We pray you have freedom and joy in your marriages, Tribe. Thanks for being a part of our community! 🥰
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Us women often fall in the trap of comparison. We wanna be like others ...prettier, happier, thinner...more popular. Or at least what we think they are or how they portrait themselves on socia media.
I gotta admit I'm the same way. I wanna look like some of the women that I follow and that I look up to. So trying to take a good, instagram- worthy pic sometimes takes 20 shots that you don' t see.
Same with today's pic....I'm happy how it looks but if I stand straight up you will see I have a muffintop and rolls 😳
Bottomline is that you can make every picture look like a top model. But that's not real.
Real is what's inside ❤ Heart, kindness & compassion.
Never forget: you do you. Always. Because you are awesome👊
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We’ve got an overachiever. All her goals were accomplished in January. You can stop growing up now Tess! 😭😭 Also this @kytebaby
layette is hands down The. Softest. Thing. Ever! I just need one in every color now 😍 The bamboo is so soft on her poor poor eczema skin 😭 We love @kytebaby
Fun Saturday at the RV show. Went to look at campers and ended up trading my car on a whim 😱. It only me a bazillion minutes and second guesses to take the plunge. I’m seriously the worst decision maker ever. At the end, Cade patted me and said “I’m proud of you for making a decision!” 😂I love that sweet boy!
The past two days were just what my soul needed. I SO enjoyed getting to visit with @ryan_thegirl
and her hubby! My heart is full from good friend time and girl time!! ❤️❤️❤️ We had Hallie’s birthday party this morning and it was so sweet for me to see some of my closest friends meet. I loved watching Hallie enjoy herself at her party. Then this Momma took a hard nap and feels like a new woman now. 😉 It’s been a great weekend so far! I’m reminded of what a blessing friends and great relationships are. Feeling thankful! 🥰 #friendship #hotairballoons #girltime #bestiesfortheresties #myheartisfull
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My sweet girls covet my undivided attention, both of them. They ask constantly for special one on one dates, and never so much as in the days since I got home from my grad school residency. *
But money is tight because we’ve been spending a lot to help a close relative, and Joe doesn’t get overtime in the winter when the construction business is slow. *
“Mom, I just want to get a bagel and do my Diamond Art with you,” she pleaded. “It won’t even cost $10.”
That’s all she said, but the pleading in her voice convinced me that this was a critical moment for my sweet girl. It didn’t matter that I had mounds of studying to do or that money is tight. All that mattered was that she needed her Momma, and I said yes. *
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This little man is weeks away from his 1st birthday, so it’s about time I finished editing the pics from his newborn shoot. 😆 Time goes so fast and baby suspenders are my favorite 😍
1 year old's don't sit still. 😍😜 Scroll to see our Bunny! We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating with family, what a blessing children are! ❤️#OllieBunny
Before I became a mother there was always a sense that something was missing. I wasn't one of those women that longed to have children, in fact, it was quite the opposite. The idea of children seemed like some distant goal that I may or may not have time for. I'd switched my major in college 3 different times, but still never felt that sense of purpose everyone else seemed to have. Nothing felt like "Yes, this is your calling, this is who you were meant to be". Then God sent me a daughter and everything changed. Suddenly, I knew what my purpose was in life. It was to be her mother. This was the path I had been searching for, but could never find. To some this seems like a low bar to set. Be a stay at home mom? Really? You can do more. You can be more. Yes, I could OR I could live out what God had called me to specifically. Ladies, if you feel like being a homemaker is what God is calling you to be, DO IT. If you feel like He has a different career path along with motherhood, DO THAT. What you shouldn't do is make a decision based on anything outside of what you feel God is calling you to. I'll leave you with this quote by Brittney Moses, "Your calling is meant for you, not for everyone else. Everybody may not get it, and that's okay. It's not for them. They weren't designed for this. You were. God didn't place it in their heart. He placed it in yours. If we left the plans and purposes of our life in the hands of people, our entire life would be conformed to what people want to see instead of who God made us to be, and that's just no way to live." I hope you are encouraged to step out in faith and live out the purpose God has for your life! - The Purpose Driven Wife
January 2018-January 2019
Feeling amazing and seeing this just made me so much more excited to see where me and this bod can go before we turn 30 in about 9 months. 😳
I don’t think I have never felt better, my mind seems clearer, I have all the energy, and just all around happier! 😍
It’s been a journey I am so grateful for. I may have failed a couple hundred thousand times and probably going to a couple more hundred, but Ive learned so much that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. Looking forward to learning even more and becoming just overall healthier!
Be Encouraged No Matter What’s Going On
Many of us have our natural eyes checked, but how many of us have examined our own SPIRITUAL vision? To the pure all things are pure (Titus 1:15). This scripture shows me that I have to pray to see things the way Christ does. We need His lenses! Our lenses are full of "I don't like" "I bet they think" "they are ..." but Christ gives us lenses full of love and mercy that always esteems others higher than ourselves! Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God! Jesus said it! Praying for a pure heart today! Love to all!
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Daily Devotion: The Beauty of Love
The Bible in One Year: Genesis 46–48; Matthew 13:1–30
Today's Bible Reading: Proverbs 5
May your fountain be blessed. Proverbs 5:18
The “Jarabe Tapatío,” also known as the Mexican hat dance, celebrates romance. During this upbeat dance, the man places his sombrero on the ground. At the very end, the woman grabs the hat and both hide behind it to seal their romance with a kiss.
This dance reminds me of the importance of faithfulness in marriage. In Proverbs 5, after talking about the high cost of immorality, we read that marriage is exclusive. “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well” (v. 15). Even with ten couples dancing the Jarabe on stage, each person focuses on his or her partner. We can rejoice in a deep and undivided commitment to our spouse (v. 18).
Our romance is also being observed. The dancers, while they are enjoying their partner, know someone is watching. In the same way, we read, “For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths” (v. 21). God wants to protect our marriages, so He’s constantly watching us. May we please Him through the loyalty we show to each other.
Just like in the Jarabe there is a rhythm to follow in life. When we keep the beat of our Creator by being faithful to Him—whether we are married or unmarried—we find blessings and joy.
Dear Lord, You know all my ways. Help me to honor You in my relationships with others.
Faithfulness brings joy.
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“Break the Mirror...and look within!” ~Shaun T.
If you’ve been following my journey, you know this past week was week 1 for my team and I using a NEW Shaun T 20 minute workout program.
There have been challenging moments, hard moments in the workouts, and motivating moments like when Shaun shared with us his own transformation picture and story. (Now I understand why he is so motivating...because he’s been there himself!) He has shared with us some very motivating quotes all week, but I keep coming back to this one in my mind.
Why? Because as women, so many of us look in the mirror and the first thing we see is all the things we DON’T like about ourselves! “My legs are too big!” “My arms are too flabby!”
“Ughh I wish I didn’t have so many wrinkles!”
“My muffin top has gotta go!” JUST STOP!!! 🛑
Instead let’s find 1 thing YOU LIKE about yourself and hold on to that!! 💗
For me, I like my hair and my eyes. 😊
Stop ✋🏻 the negative—and say “I’M WORTH IT! I’m doing this FOR ME!!” Doesn’t matter your age or size-Look within!!! What’s the ONE THING you like about yourself? Share with me below so I can give you a high five 🙌🏻 today! ❤️ .
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Do you ever feel at times people are nice to you only when they want something? It doesn’t feel too good to have someone use us only for what we can do. God is the same way, He wants a true relationship with us. He wants us to want to spend time with Him and want to know Him more. He is relational at his core. Women bear that image of God in the sense that we are very relational beings. He knows our inner thoughts and why we do what we do. Spending time with Him heals all that is wounded in us. We were created to dwell with Him. We need that time to thrive. But He won’t force us to spend time with Him, just like you wouldn’t want someone to feel forced to hang out with you. He is in the heart business. He is honestly the only One I trust with my heart completely and fully. The heart is wicked at times, which is why we need Him to create a new spirit within us, a pure spirit.
God must of gave them to me 🥰
Self Love Saturday ✨ ⠀
Keeping it simple this Saturday and using this quiet time ( Nap time 😆) for MYSELF! The unfolding of your words gives light. ~ Psalm 119:130
Do not harden your heart as God removes people from your life. This is the time to build a REAL relationship with Him. He knows who and what you need.
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Bet you wouldn’t guess I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design rn. 😂
Been MIA all day because I’m soaking up every second of having z e r o plans for the day which doesn’t happen often for me. My introverted soul is raising the roof. 🙌🏽😩
I’ve literally just been cuddling with my two fave people and chatting with a couple of ambitious babes about how I became a lifestyle and wellness influencer on social media all day long.
I remember when my Saturdays were a mixture of trying to squeeze living my best life into 24 hours plus trying to run errands and get stuff down around the house because I literally had no free time during the week. The amount of gratitude I’m feeling right now over the fact that I’m able to just breathe and relax today, with zero anxiety or stress, is legit indescribable. 💕
Going to do my best to stay unplugged for the rest of the day and really just be in the moment with my little fam. 🥰
So if you’ve messaged me about hopping on my webinar tomorrow night to get more info on how this all started for me, I promise I’ll get with you first thing tomorrow AM! I see you and I want this for you too so just hang tight. I got you! 😘
After bath-time “cheese” photo!😁
Squeaky Clean! 🛁
Refresh day WIN love love love my @lusbrands
Some days call for a LARGE cup of coffee.
Today is one of those days.
My emotions are all over the place. Blame my hormones. I may post later as to what’s going on. Right now I’m exhausted, I’ve worn myself out with worry, mom guilt, anxiety. Whatever you want to call it. I’m feeling it today.
I’m in two minds if I should start a vlog or just stick with this to document our journey. We did a little shop today in the H&M sale for eldest. I’ll probably post our little haul later too 💕
We were each created on purpose for a purpose. That is truth! Do not believe the lies that you aren’t good enough or you’re not good at anything or you have no purpose. Believe that you were created on purpose for a purpose and go change the world! 😁