Missing this place 🙏🏻 #throwback
| jedno z piękniejszych miejsc jakie było mi dane odwiedzić - Bieszczady 🖤 mam nadzieję, że uda mi się niedługo znów zawitać w te progi! #Bieszczady
I spend a good amount of time either planning my next trip or reminiscing on adventures I’ve already taken. And Japan might just be my favorite of the latter! I often find myself scrolling through photos of our time there, especially ones from the four days we spent in an Airbnb in Kyoto. It was our home base for the back half of the trip, and we hopped Shinkansen each day to take us around the island, from Hiroshima to Mt. Fuji to Nara (my absolute favorite place, picture here).
Today, I’m sharing five day trips from Kyoto on the blog: three we took, one we attempted to take, and another that’s on my list for next time! Where would you go if you could only spend one day in Japan? (For the record, this is criminal and should never be attempted.)
“May your foundation match your neck, concealer be creaseless, and winged eyeliner be sharp enough to kill!”🙏🏼💋// Our @nadittude
”💛Nadia” makeup brushes are re-stocked and our new Domed Foundation Blender - $16 (top seller) is a must-have and a game changer when it comes to evening out the complexion flawlessly. C’mon in and test it out for yourself; you’re gonna love it!👌🏼 #Nadittude #MakeupBrushes
Little Shelfie action. Functional decor pieces are my favorite. Love sticking to a simple color palette with little subtle pops of color. Tip to achieve this is find bins... they’ll ease your eyes if you have OCD tendencies. Lol 🖤✨
Repeat offender in this leopard bodysuit. It’s under $70, has puffed shoulders, and gets me compliments all the time. A definite winner with my all time favorite skinny jeans! Wearing a xs in the top and size down for jeans (they run a tad big). Exact outfit links on the @liketoknow.it
app! http://liketk.it/2znWS #liketkit #LTKitbag #LTKstyletip #LTKunder100
Got to document this gorgeous mama on her due date earlier this week... and now we’re just all patiently waiting for baby to choose his/her birthday. 🎉
Can’t wait to document this little one’s story! (And truly all the 🙌🏻 for having the best clients around!) 💕 #ilovemyjob
Those that know me know I’m @starbucks
on a daily basis, but I’m also a creature of habit and always order the same thing. I decided to try a new drink today thanks to @moxie
! I modified it some due to caffeine sensitivity haha but it’s a must try and I promise you won’t be disappointed! I ordered a half caffeinated americano with cream, 1 pump caramel, 3 pumps sugar free vanilla with salted cold foam! It’s a treat I’m telling you! 😍 #cupsinframe #caffeinateandconquer
100% silk scarf for the neck/hair in earth — find it at shopyucca.co 🦔
Dear Creativepreneur, Mamapreneur, Bosslady, Bossbabe, or whatever name you prefer to be known as, this is for you! Yes, and even those of you who have thoughts and dreams about doing something more but right now you feel limited by time, money or even your own skills set. Perhaps it’s just not the right time, you say. Or maybe you’re already in the boat with your sails high and on a course set for great destiny!
Even if the waters have felt a bit choppy and the wind is boisterous, smooth sailing never made a great captain. It’s when the storm is raging it’s worst and it seems there’s no land in sight that you muster up every ounce of courage from deep within a place that you didn’t even know existed and you steer. It’s dark ahead, but that doesn’t deter you. A spark of hope glimmers ahead that no one else can see because it was birthed inside you. /
This is my mission. To find those treasured stories hidden deep in your heart - the ones of bittersweet tears and courage mixed with grit and determination, the ones that show the fighter in you when everybody else gave up, the ones that show you in a different light when nobody thinks you’re gonna make it - and paint the most beautiful picture you’ve seen. I may not be an actual painter, but with my camera and a vision, it’s always an honor to genuinely listen to each story of triumph and capture moments that families and business owners can treasure for generations. It’s an honor to inspire someone else in their business and watch them flourish. That’s my mission. And I’d love to help you accomplish yours. Whether it’s being a better wife to your husband and growing in faith, or balancing work like + mama life without going crazy, or starting your business from ground zero. From authentic family hugs and conversations to presenting the face of a business with integrity, T H I S is where I shine best. /
I’m praying for you, with you, and cheering you on. Because everyone needs someone who believes in their dream. I’m that O N E.
and after all, you’re my Wndrwall
Grab yourself some besties who’s favorite activities include brunch and post-brunch snuggles.
All these profile picture throwbacks are revealing that what I lacked in hairstyle choices and social cues, I made up for in picking friggin amazing friends!😊 9 years strong with these ones. (Oh hi @suzannarose32 @laurenakelly__ @maryfbragg
I miss y’all)
She was a storm not the one you run from the kind you chase.
Feels good to be back on the track! 🚂 I'm currently trying to determine my fashion style and I hate to admit this, but: I'm clueless about what fits me best. 🤖 Especially when it comes to color shades. I used to wear black for a long time, then I had a boho chic phase which made me wear flower pattern all day and night. Lately I've been into more earthy tones and I think they fit me best. Wearing a red ribbon is something I have to persuade myself to because it's kind of a statement piece in a signal color. But as soon as it's on my head, I'm loving it. And I feel like I'm often failing to combine things the best way. But it's fun, nevertheless. (If you're asking yourself where I buy my clothes: I usually thrift or trade them and try to avoid buying them new.)
Just the word often creates big feelings in us.
For some, deep belonging and confidence.
For others, heart wrenching insecurities and loneliness.
Most of us are a mix of both.
As I was reading this pic from Playdates on Fridays by Whitney Fleming, one thing stands out.
We have a deep longing, not only to be accepted, but also to be trusted.
It goes deeper than just being a good listener, giving wise advice, and watching each other’s kids occasionally.
Friendship must be a two way street with triumphs, struggles, and grief shared mutually.
It has taken me time and healing to understand this idea fully. You see, I spent several years as a project. What I considered mutual friendship was actually a woman “investing” in me in hopes that she would get a particular result at the end.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for mentorship. It is vital to our growth and I have several mentors.
But friendship is different. Friendship is mutual. Friendship shares laughter, tears, triumphs and fears with abandon, cheering each other on along the way.
So although I do crave what I am reading in the below photo, I had a shift in my thinking when I realized I also need to BE the type of friend described. Openly sharing and trusting.
Man. That is hard.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Lord, help me, not only to accept friendship today but also to give it, trusting Your work in these relationships. Thank You for showing me Your wisdom. Thank you for the beautiful and amazing women you have brought into my life who encourage and love me, always pointing me to You. Amen.
ENVY BIKINIS | happier in a bikini
Coffee pit stop because whew...that 5:30am wake-up call...🙈
Going out of town? Need someone to keep an eye on your plant babies? 🌱 I got a gal for that. HINT: it’s me! 🙋🏻♀️
A little holiday reminder leftover in Spitalfields ~ just wish I had found it pre Christmas 😂 I love it when I'm wondering (as I was in the area for a completely different reason) and you just stumble across something as beautiful as this. Moral of this story... never stop exploring!!
I’m wrapping up the ends of a save the date that been in the works for a while, and I’m so excited to see them finally and get them sent off to Faye and Matt! Getting to see the finished product has got to be the most rewarding part of design, and what’s even more fun is seeing your work beautifully styled like in this photo from my sister’s wedding!
Styling and photography: @lindaibarraphotography
We’ve been a tad quiet on Instagram as I have slowly transformed into a zombiefied version of myself. Eyes have glassed over, hair slowly matting into the point of no return and a sluggish energy has officially taken over. 🧟♀️ Lil’ Potato has hit a growth spurt and cluster feeding roughly every 1.5 hours, peaking at 1am to about 7am. Then the little nugget wakes up happy as ever, sweetly smiling through the morning not realizing the havoc he’s wrecked on his mama’s sleep cycle the night before. Lucky that he’s still cute AF and his heartwarming smiles makes me forget what solid sleep feels like. 😅 #PotatoWonger #ClusterFeedingChamp
Would you lie with me and just forget the world
Buckle up, it’s a long one 😅 but a good one! Honest, + real. That’s how I always like to keep it. On social media, + in real life. But this, this is tough for me. Not because I gained a hell of a lot of weight, but because I was so mean to my body. So let’s go back a bit. Before having my second girl, I was in the best shape of my life, I dropped 60lbs, + gained soooo much muscle. I had started getting abs 😅 throughout my second pregnancy, I continued to follow my workout plan, + my diet. Unfortunately the last few weeks of my pregnancy I developed preeclampsia for the 2nd time, + gained a lot of weight really fast. After having Lo within 6wks lost all but 15lbs of my weight gain..... but I didn’t step foot back into the gym, or even get close to following a diet plan. I lost my motivation, + love for the gym. I gained allllll that weight back.... Towards the middle of 2018 I found it again, slowly started working out again, but still wasn’t eating healthy in the slightest. I had a really bad relationship with food. Binge eating like crazy, + not the “oh I stuffed myself” no the I just ate my daily calorie intake, plus way more + I’m going to continue to eat. I was eating my feelings. PP hit me hard, + it hit me waaaay after giving birth. I didn’t realize it, honestly. The last 5 weeks I’ve been following my fitness plan (S/O to my girl @jess.nagy
for being the best workout partner!) but the last 17 days I have followed my meal plan to a T + it shows..... these photos are 17 days apart.... yes 17 days. I didn’t realize how much weight I had gained until I took the photo on the left on January 1st, + compared it to my “first” progress before photo from before summer 😳 I had a huge lump in my throat when I put those 2 photos side by side. Again not because I gained a lot of weight (+ I mean a lot) but because of how unhealthy I was, how I can see physically how I abused food. I’m taking my health back. The last 5wks I’ve found my drive to get into the gym wether it’s a 20 minute workout or an hour 👏🏼 I’m nowhere near where I want or need to be, but progress is progress 💪🏼♥️ here’s to learning to love myself, + treating my body the way it deserves
took a little trip to fort worth with my instagram photographer (who is also my mom) last night to visit @snap_151
and had so much fun! go check it out this month before it’s gone. the ladies running the show are so sweet and they have cotton candy sooo 🍬🍬🍬
These two, kissing and hugging and fighting and bickering and plotting and conspiring, all day every day. #oscarandriver
Summer is looking pretty amazing! We’ve started planning out our camping trips and I cannot wait to get back to this gem of a state park!⠀
I have 5 months to get myself into hiking shape, so bring it on! ⠀
What’s on your summer agenda?
It’s a grand total of 9 degrees right now, and I’m cozily snuggled in with the fire roaring and warm Michigan cherry coffee (which is available at Meijer and run, don’t walk to get it, fellow Michiganders and Hoosiers.)
When we got a really big snowfall a few weeks ago, Drew and I decided to just drive around and enjoy the beauty for a few hours. As we were headed out the door, he said “hey, make sure you bring your camera along.”
As we were driving back home, I was reviewing the photos I had taken and suddenly, three deer ran out into the road ahead of us and I was able to get a few photos in the split second they were in my frame.
I miss shopping, but other than that—Northern Michigan is slowly stealing my heart. I love the slow pace here—the way everyone knows each other—that Drew knew the lady that I knocked down the mailbox of—the bountiful snow--that there is time to rest and be still. It’s what winter should be. #pureMichigan
Do you like winter? ❄️
Immerse yourself into a magical journey across the world from #Paris
as we embark on a new voyage in 2019. We take you on a unique cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home to dream your way to a world #LikeNeverBefore
Time to show our cute side with this baby bag. This baby bag can fit everything you need to have a stress free day out with your little one🧸
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Something really important to me personally and a big part of my recovery is “talking the talking AND walking the walk”. In other words, I want to practice what I preach to the best of my ability 💪🏻 this was especially important when it comes to my online business and the wellness program I’ve aligned myself with! I was very particular about choosing this program because of their approach to health. There was no way I could be apart of a program or company that pushed a diet/detox rhetoric, obsessive calorie counting, or that fixated on numbers. What I found with The Healthstyle Emporium was completely different than any other program I’ve come in contact with ✨this is not a diet, it's not a 'booty or bikini challenge' or a 'QUICK SUMMER IS COMING' fad program 🙅🏻♀️ we have a very personalized approach! It’s all about meeting you exactly where you are and helping you work towards your personal goals at your pace and according to your budget, and achieving health & wellness, whatever that may look or feel like to you 🙌🏻
The Healthstyle Emporium is all about holistic health, getting back to basics ~ no restricting, just an abundance of whole foods , conscious movement, and healthy thoughts, feelings + inspired actions 🦋 being apart of this program and this community of women all on a mission to smash their goals makes my heart so full ♥️ I never get tired of the energy and positivity we all give one another 💫
This beautiful nugget is hitting the four month sleep regression with force. 💤 I’m tired. But the beauty of her being number four is I’ve let go of sleep standards. I’m ignoring any “expectations” of what she should be doing at this age or weight, and it is liberating! So no sleep training over here! Whatever works for one mama does not have to be your jam! Some mommies swear by sleep training, and they are better mommies for it! Do what works for you and your family ❤️Did you sleep train? What helped you get rest as a mama?
Need to show off your sweet and sassy sides? This top is now listed! This was one of my most popular mug phrases, so I decided to turn it into a tee! Choose your color and put it in the “Notes to Seller” at checkout. 😉