I’ve never done this before, but here it goes!
• I’m Jess 👋🏼 and I’m the founder and lead photographer of my little business, Coral Compass!
• I’m married to my honey who is my biggest fan and the sweetest man around town. We have two little babes, Sky and Zak who appear to be twins but are actually 13 months apart!!
• My passion in the photography world is weddings. Everything about them makes me happy. But, when I’m not shooting a wedding, I like to find new sweet couples to get in front of the camera. Maybe some families, maybe some dogs! Really anything!!
• I’m obsessed with Hobby Lobby + HomeGoods. Oh, and Target. One would think I’m a Starbucks chick too, but nahhhhh. Diet Coke is my thang. Literally surprise me with a DC and I will love ya forever. • I’m tall— 6ft tall even. So, if you see me, don’t be alarmed.
• I love to be comfy, and black is my go-to wardrobe color. When I’m at home editing you can find me with slippers, a hoodie and sweats on.
• That is probably the best synopsis for now, but feel free to go on an adventure with me and we can get to know one another even more! (sounds like a tinder intro lolol)
Oh hey it’s Ty, our letterpress guy! Ty serves as our pressroom manager/tech expert/website fixer/errand boy/doer of all the things no one else wants to do. We love him.
When he’s not wearing one of his many hats at the studio, one might find Ty either watching or attempting* to play basketball or napping on the couch.
Ty’s favorite part about working at the Happy Envelope is getting to kiss the boss whenever he wants 😘
*His actual baller abilities are debatable.
I have a bunch of new followers that I like to call my friends, so I wanted to do a little Monday introduction!! #&becausemakeup .
I’m Cynthia ~ THE Mothercuffer and maker of all the things leather throughout these tiny squares! I started making stamped jewelry when Jackson was little, I was able to stay at home and make a few extra dollars. Umm...well, he’s 17 now, so it’s homeschooling and hanging with me most days...challenging at times but it’s what we do! Fast forward to today and WOW this crazy adventure has turned all kinds of fun and business and so so so much faster then I ever imagined! I’m a do it myself-er but thinking 2019 may have a place for a plus one? Everything is created by me at my home in Georgia. I search everywhere for the very best leather goods for each and every cuff. Many designs are originals and one of a kind pieces! I’m super excited for all of my new friends! Planning to be a little more transparent this coming year and adding stories upon stories so I’m hoping you’ll follow along too! Hopefully more camper shenanigans before too long because let’s be real...Jeff needs a kick in the butt plus some extra time on his hands, that would probably help 🙄 so there’s that!! Thanks for sticking around, liking and commenting makes a girl happy! #mothercuffer #maker #mondayintroductions
Hey friends! You made it through Monday, you are a victor! And can you believe it's only 15 days until Christmas?
For those of you that dont know me, I'm Megan, behind Boulden Creatives. I love helping those that are passionate about their message and mission do their job well. I once lost my car in the parking lot at college, and my dog Zeke basically runs our household (as he sits on my lap while I write this, and he's 50 lbs!). My brand is derived from my wardrobe, and I've been told that I'm honest and will tell you as it is.
Tell me about you and what your life is like this Winter 2018!
Howdy to new folks. I haven't done a Monday introduction in a while, and I think I'm not great at them, but here goes because we don't need to be 100% perfect on social media 100% of the time. And speaking of which, I'm going to keep it real with you instead of saying something about coffee and my favorite Netflix series. ⠀
I'm a photographer and artist who comes from severe generational poverty. I was the first in my family to go to college. I taught myself photography by devouring any information I could get my hands on. I taught myself to value myself--a hard-won lesson that I did not learn from my parents and that I'm still learning. I learned about healthy boundaries and living a wholesome life through a lot of suffering in my early 20s followed by a very long abusive marriage that also set me back financially. I'm a survivor. I'm 36. I've struggled with disordered eating and body image. I had to leave home at 16. I don't feel bitter. My life has made me a resilient, sensitive person who is always seeking what's meaningful, and perhaps I've learned things that I wouldn't have if things had been easier. I don't do this full-time (although I had a brief stint at trying which was complicated by a diagnosis of acute Lyme disease). I bartend full-time, something I also really enjoy. Traveling is a spiritual experience for me and something I want to do a lot more of. I started life out very isolated and always wanted to be a part of something. I recently realized one night at the bar that I became a part of a beautiful community while I wasn't looking. I have an amazing partner who is infinitely interesting, growing, loving, patient, forgiving and understanding of my brain that's been shaped by trauma. I make lots of mistakes and I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. Sometimes people tell me my work or my words make them happy or feel validated and that is more fulfilling than loads of money. I am grateful for the ability to love and create.
Hi. 👋 I’m the very real person behind this account and sometimes I wish I could reach out through these little squares and connect with you all as my true, flawed little self. So here are some real things about me: (If you’re just here for the shiny calligraphy, enjoy the video and skip the caption 😉)
1️⃣My name is Shinah and my parents immigrated here from Korea. I used to reject my Korean heritage and now I wish I knew more about it and, above all, I wish I was better at the language so I could really talk to my parents
2️⃣I thought I was fat and ugly for the longest time. I’ve had to unravel a LOT of unhealthy dieting and exercise patterns and I still feel the most comfortable sitting with a pillow over my stomach to hide it. But I’m really learning how to love myself better. Slowly.
3️⃣I used to think I wasn’t a creative person. I thought I was only good at the left-brained stuff like SAT tests and being a corporate lawyer. The first time someone called me an “artist”, I straight up cringed. But now, I think that creativity lives in everyone. It just has different ways of coming out 😊
4️⃣I’m a people-pleaser. I crave other people’s approval, and sometimes that runs my life. But that’s ok - I can un-learn those habits slowly and, in the meantime, use them to help me instead of hurt me.
5️⃣I worry. A LOT. My brain is always thinking about what could go wrong and it never shuts the fuck up. You know what helps with that? Just taking action. Today, I woke up and felt paralyzed by my to-do list. So I just started small: I made the bed, I got dressed, I ate breakfast and eventually, I sat down at my computer and tackled some things. It all seems to turn out ok as long as I give myself grace and don’t force things too hard. 💕
So that was a long-ass truth dump for a Monday morning. 😅 If you got through it all, maybe there were some things that made you say “huh... me too”? If there was... that connects us. Cause behind all the pretty squares, we’re all just humans trying our best. So that means that, if I can do it, you can too, my friend!! 🙌
Meet our CEO/Founder: Thomas Aly.
As a young man leading groups to Kampala Uganda, Thomas began to see the need for discipleship in the church. He knew that for people to sustain their knowledge of Jesus Christ, they needed to be stewarded like Jesus did his disciples. In the spring of 2016, God began to pull Thomas’ heart towards missions’ full time. Running from this calling for about a year, God was cultivating his heart to begin something that was bigger than himself. In August of 2017, Live Missions was started and began to pursue churches and colleges, showing them God’s heart through a missional lens.
Thomas served on staff at Albany First Baptist Church for four years as the Youth Pastor. While at Albany FBC, he led youth and adults from the church on trips to Uganda & Rwanda. He and His wife, Jordan, were married in June 2013. They have one daughter born August 2017, named Laney. Thomas graduated from Hardin Simmons University in May 2014 where he majored in Ministry with a minor in Missions.
Hey! I’m Jess. Remember that one day I didn’t wear sweats and did my makeup? No? Me neither but here’s the evidence. We’ve got some new faces around here so I’ll share a few fun facts about myself. Say hey and do the same in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. This is our mini golden doodle, Wrigley. He was our pride and joy before our two boys were born. Now he’s low man on the totem pole. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Those sweet boys you see here? That’s Brooks and Vance. They’re polar opposites. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. I really came into my own and discovered a newfound confidence once I became a mother. I’m more confident in my body and my decisions than ever before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🙋🏼♀️ || #mondayintroductions #millennialparenting #momlife #dogsofinstagram #tampablogger #flblogger #tampamomsblog
here at Dental Associates of Delaware! Meet the doctors from our Brandywine office! Dr. Bond, Dr. Bradley, Dr. Carafides, Dr. Carroccia. Dr. D'Antonio, Dr. Fortunato & Dr. Tai staff work hard to provide our patients with comfortable, high-quality family and cosmetic dentistry while maintaining a professional and friendly environment. Our patients are important to us and we make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have and to address any of your concerns.
Thank you for choosing our quality family dentistry!
5 loaves of sourdough in 3 days. Half a pint of freshly rendered beef tallow spilled all over my counter and floor (MY LIQUID GOLD 😢), a sourdough for ground moose trade with my father-in-law over Christmas break. Monday you’ve had some really good highs and some really deep lows...now you can take a hike, I’m ready for a new day.
I know it’s not Friday but I’m not one to follow rules so here’s a Monday introduction:
Hi I’m Lindsay! I find new projects and put 98% of myself into them. I’m a “yes” person when I really need to be a “no” person. But I love serving others so can’t stop, won’t stop! I like to plan dinners/make grocery lists for a month in advance because I believe in being over prepared. I’m a pen and paper kind of gal, lists are my jam, I’ve also recently discovered that jam is my jam. What makes you tick?
Let me know in comments!
#momlife #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #serveothers #sourdoughlife #cantstopwontstop #momofgirls #wifelife #mondays #mondayintroductions #fortsask #beerlady #alongforthewride
It has been awhile since I showed my face. And I myself like to scroll others feeds to put a face to a name on IG.
I'm Michelle. I like shortbread Christmas cookies for breakfast, black tea, soft pretzels, stud earrings, (am I making a Christmas list right now?) and watching cheesy Xmas movie with my siblings.
I have two ginger boys and my husband and I have brown hair (they get it from my red head Mom - this makes her very happy).
My husband Caleb is BW's biggest supporter and there would be none of this without him. We met our first day of college. He walked right up to me with some 'really smooth' pick up lines and the rest is history.
Thank you for coming along side me in this and making it so fun, less scary and encouraging for me!
Hope to meet you @lydiaandpearl
Market on Saturday! I'll be the one eating Christmas cookies. 🍪
There’s a lot of new faces here, so I thought I’d do a quick intro post!
Hi all, I’m Ruth, the Dyer behind all the yarn you see here on the Fearless Feet Fiber Co. account! 👣🧶
1. Until about a month ago, I was living in a school bus my husband and I had converted into a tiny home.
2. I also design knitting and crochet patterns (@everydayyarnworks
3. Yarn dyeing is like art therapy for me- I find it very freeing to play with putting colors on yarn and seeing what happens.
4. I have 3 little kids, ages 5, 2, and 1.
5. I loooove coffee! ☕️ 6. I have a podcast on YouTube that gets updated less frequently than I’d like, named Coffee, Yarn, & Dinosaurs!
That’s me in a nutshell! Thank you to everyone who is following along on my dyeing journey! I love seeing the beautiful things you’re making with my yarns!
#fearlessfeetfiberco #meetthemaker #indieyarn #indieyarndyer #mondayintroductions #imakeyarn #yarndyersofinstagram #handdyedyarn #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig
It’s time for #MondayIntroductions
Hi everyone, I’m Gina DosSantos!
I’m a married mom of 3 kids and I’ve worked with bariatric patients for over 10 years with my focus on health and nutrition.
A couple years ago, I had a horrible cold and nothing I took over the counter was working. A friend suggested I try elderberry. At first I looked at her like she had 3 heads but I was at the point where I would have tried (almost) anything!
Lo and behold, it worked, and it worked WELL! I started wondering what other alternatives are out there that doesn’t consist of pharmaceuticals and synthetically made drugs. My search led me to a company called SISEL International! 💪
At Sisel we believe in toxin free and chemical free products. We offer the public a safe, affordable alternative to the many potentially harmful products people buy. Come join me in my mission in living life to the fullest with the safest, most effective products and supplements available! 💙
I’m Risa, the artist behind these daily mini-watercolors. I started this series about 1.5 years ago, as a manageable way to explore abstract compositions outside of the art/calligraphy commissions I’m usually busy with.
I live in a 130-year-old house in Baker with my husband, the musician/artist @halaqua
, and two cats, Chick and Thelonious. But we spend most of our waking hours in the messy studio behind our house. ⚡️
I’m currently having fun composing these mini-paintings into some new grids—watch for those soon. And check out my other insta account, @risaaquastudio
, for more calligraphy-based work. Have a great day! 📸: @tinytaqua
It’s time for #MondayIntroductions
! Meet our awesome Barista, Jenn! 💛DRIP wouldn’t be the same without this gal serving up delicious drinks & treats! ☕️
Thank you Jenn for all you do! 🙏🏻
hi👋🏼 my name is Shelby Lowson and this is my newly created social media page for my ShelbyLowsonPrints design shop on Etsy!! I wanted to do a little #mondayintroductions
and introduce not only me but my partner in crime (and life) my husband! .
A couple of months ago I expressed how I was a little afraid of starting a little business but Ben (hi @bennylowson
and swipe to see his handsome face👉🏼) my husband said, forget fear let’s do this! And this began the journey of ShelbyLowsonPrints!! .
It’s been a tad scary but so awesome cause I know God is in control. I’m so thankful you stopped by and had a look around! This month consisted of our first orders, hitting some social media goals, and looking at some marketing opportunities!! .
I want to reach the lost and the found. I want to share the Good News, and let people experience the Love of Christ through my prints.
I’m so glad you’re here today and I’m so praying that each and every one of you all truly has breakthrough this next month after experiencing the true love of our Father! Happy Monday friends✨
! I never get tired of painting, honestly, I just LOVE it! Meet my other love... Travel. Here I’ll name my top 5 places I’ve been to 🌍👇🏼 .
1. Kenya. The culture is unlike any other. The people are so sincere, genuine, and full of joy. The kids melt your heart. When you go, you’ll go again. .
2. Scotland. It’s rustic, historical, and lively. The castles, pubs, and museums give it a lot of character. .
3. Chile. The people are SO hospitable and inviting. Honestly, I love the people there and love that most are night owls like me. My time spent there had many meaningful conversations till 1am with our Chilean church family that I treasure. .
4. England. Westminster Abbey will make your jaw drop, the Tower Bridge really is magnificent, and the Victoria and Albert museum takes you back in time. Also, the Chatsworth mansion from Pride & Prejudice in Derbyshire was my favorite. .
5. Zion, Utah. It has waterfalls, incredible views, desert mountains, pine trees, the narrows, and even sometimes snow. What on earth? Literally my favorite national park. ⛺️
Good morning! Here are a few facts about me:
1) I am 70% yellow according to the Marc Acceta personality color test. (Have you taken it? I’ll put the link in my bio so you can. Then come tell me your color!) 2) I get super embarrassed for other people when they are doing things that should be embarrassing to them. (IE: Michael Scott on The Office puts me in serious “can’t handle the embarrassment” mode.) 3) I am super sensitive. It’s something I’m working on—thick skin is a must in this world and mine is about as thin as wet paper. Chances are if you don’t see me smiling it’s because my feelings have been hurt over something stupid and I know it’s stupid but the feelings are still feelings and they need time to catch up to the fact that they don’t need to be hurt. You with me? 😆
What are 3 facts about you? Help me get to know you better in the comments! 💗
Hi! Let’s reintroduce ourselves, shall we?
1. I’m Mary Alice, owner of this little company here. Lots of folks think my name is Alice, which is totally understandable, but Alice is actually my daughter and Alexander is my husband. I figured if I named the company after the two people I cared most about I’d be less likely to fuck it up. (So far, so good). 2. I curse a lot. See the F bomb as noted above. Fun fact, my grandmother who also taught me to sew, also taught me some of my favorite curse words!
3. Alice Alexander has officially been in business just over a year, but it’s the past 8 months that have been an absolute whirlwind. If it ever feels like we’re flying by the seat of our pants, it’s likely because we are. (And I thank you for your patience!) 4. Contrary to popular belief my husband isn’t bankrolling this operation. He’s a FT teacher, we live a VERY lean lifestyle and are scrappy as all get out. Each and every sale we make goes right back into the business! #startuplife
but I should also note, having a partner to share household expenses with is the ONLY way I could make being a FT entrepreneur work. Big shoutout to the single folks out there who are making this thing work solo. You’re miraculous.
5. I actually did not study fashion design in college. I studied psychology, social work and law and worked as a social worker for 10 years. While working FT in the nonprofit sector I attended a design program (shoutout @made_institute
) and learned everything I could as fast as I could.
6. I see this business, and the fashion industry at large as my vehicle for activism and social justice. In addition to using this brand as a platform to highlight the incredible diversity of women and our power, I’m firmly convinced that if there is a good paying job on the other end of every single thing we buy and every service we use the world can be a just place.
7. I’m obsessed with building up other women and am often the go-to when a fellow lady-boss needs a pep talk. And trust me, my pep talks aren’t all sunshine and rainbows. I’m a firm believer in brutal honesty in order to grow.
Tell me about you!! Let’s bring the SOCIAL back to social media!
Happy Monday, friends! Since shooting my first wedding in 2011, I often get asked what my favorite wedding trends are. Trends change from season to season, but others stand the test of time. This morning I'd thought I'd share what I'm loving right now, trends and classics. Here are a few of my favorite things 🎶
1. Personally written vows. Although it's not necessarily a "trend", I just LOVE when this is incorporated ❤️
2. Dusty blues and grays for decor and style.
3. Cathedral wedding veils. Give me all the drama! 🙌
4. Photo booths! I can't NOT go in one.
5. Long, family style reception tables.
6. Private "last dance" between the newlyweds ❤️ (my favorite!!)
If you've recently got married, did you incorporate any of these? Soon to be brides, will you have a private last dance with your love? ❤️
here at Dental Associates of Delaware! Meet the doctors from our Hockessin office! Dr. Cornatzer, Dr. Dua & Dr. McSpadden proudly offer patients multiple treatments ranging from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and more.
Our patients are important to us and we make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have and to address any of your concerns. Thank you for choosing our quality family dentistry!
Pixie Travel 🧚♀️ is exited for a new week, new goals, and a new introduction to our Disney Travel Team. Please join us in welcoming Missy Rodriguez!
Missy is a wife, mom, teacher of young minds and a Disney enthusiast. She has many fond memories of traveling to Disney as a child and teenager, but her favorite memories to date is when she took her girls as children. Experiencing Disney through her children’s eyes has been the best thing ever. She has been on Disney cruises (with kids and without) and has lost count of the number of park trips.
Missy stated, “When I am not at Disney, you can find me planning my next visit or helping family and friends plan their vacations. I would love to help you plan your vacation so you can make Magical memories too.”
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”-
Missy, spread the magic, sprinkle some pixie dust, and big things will happen! Happy Planning. 🧚♀️💫
I have to constantly remind myself that insta reels are only just a curated collection of the best moments to feast our eyes on. The truth...that’s only a small part of it.
This past month has been crazy with work and homeownership “💩” that happens with older homes 🏡🙄😩🤦🏻♀️. In some seasons of life, things just uncontrollably happen one right after another and you can either feel sorry for yourself and get overwhelmed with everything that doesn’t go as you plan or you can [try to] breath, tackle one thing at a time without feeling like the world (and you) will fall apart....and find a way to get through it. You’ve got this!
Easier said than done, though, right? I say this today like it’s the norm, as if this is how I’ve always lived my life. Well let me tell you that until just recently, I was making myself sick and didn’t even realize it. I was fed up with my chronic neck pain that was a result, in part, from endlessly sitting at my desk - and probably bad posture, but as I later found out, was mainly due to excessive overwhelm, worries, more worries and even a tad bit more of that as well! Nothing was making me “better”.
Little did I know, there was so much more I needed to address than just my neck pain. That was only the product of everything else going on inside my body and mind....and....was there stuff going on!
For the past two months, I’ve been working on myself; my mind. Mind first, people! You control your state of being, you control how people make you feel, you control how you WANT TO FEEL! You and your attitude decide what’s best for you. For the pieces to connect like a puzzle, your mind has to be in the right place. Work on that, and the pieces easily fall into place. You’ll soon start to “feel” better physically and will have more will to tackle everyday life because the truth is, it’s hard!
If you read all the way to here and need support in any way, I’m by no means an expert - not close, but I have seeked help and it’s working!
I haven’t done a “Hey there! Let’s catch up!” post in awhile so here goes 👇🏼
1. I’m so thankful for the encouragement, comments, art shows, and Christmas orders this season has brought. Y’all have really been making my week over and over with either hosting a show in your home, ordering custom art, and giving me feedback. Thank you, you da best! 🗣💗
2. Thanksgiving this year we ate our hearts out. Over FOOD of course, but also over our newest family member - my cousin who’s now a month old! 👶🏼
3. I’ve made a December to-do list that includes: The Mission Inn Lights, watching Mixed Nuts & Elf, a day trip to Big Bear, and going to see the Christmas tree at Old Town Orange 🍊🎄
4. Coming in January, I’ll be booking more workshops in my studio! Stay tuned for dates. Also, I’ll be launching my website shortly after 🤸🏼♂️
5. This summer so far I have no concrete travel plans in place (which is SO weird, as I usually plan ahead & go somewhere abroad) I’m thinking of visiting another national park and exploring more state side. What’s your favorite state or national park? Gimme some ideas! ⛺️
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If we were in a crowd and someone asked to take a picture I wouldn’t hesitate to do it.
I would do all the poses, landscape and portrait and strangers would be happy how they turned out.
I never realized being a photographer was a talent until I was the one who keeps getting handed with the camera. I loved taking photos when I was young and even more when I had my daughter. I would hear that I knew what I was doing and I had the eye but really I just go with what I think looks good.
I’m excited for next years plans but I can’t tell you now 🤫 all I want to say is if you have a talent and you love doing it, don’t stop sharing you. There’s no one who looks like you, talks like you or does the quirky things that you do - Keep going.
Tag a talented friend to let them know they’re awesome!
Since this is the start of a new adventure for me, I want to introduce myself and Loving Life Unscripted. I am Amanda, a mid-30’s stay at home mama of 3 with passions all over the place! I am married to by best friend and we have been together almost 9 years. We live on a small hobby farm in the sticks of North Carolina. I am all about health & wellness, DIY, crafting, saving money, outdoor life, and doing it all with my family.
Loving Life Unscripted is my new blog to document it all. My goal is to meet other women who want to just live life- women who aren’t worried about doing what everyone else wants them to, but want to instead follow their dreams and passions to create a life full of love and joy! I want to be able to share my life’s experiences in hopes they will benefit someone else!
Thank you for choosing to follow along with me and as my blog gets up and running, I’ll for sure let you know! Until then, enjoy the glimpses into our crazy, fun life through my pictures and stories here ❤️ xoxo- Amanda
Idk if this is even a thing but... #mondayintroductions
My name is Alesia Allen. I have been doing photography for about 3 years now and I LOVE it! I am married to the man of my dreams (and we are currently looking to buy our first home) and we have a cute little dog named “Rosco.”
Happy Cyber Monday friends! Is anyone else in disbelief that it’s that time of year again already, or is it just me? I love the holidays, but being sick over Thanksgiving really makes me feel like I’m suddenly behind!
If you’re new around here, I’m Elizabeth and even if you’ve only been following a short time, you probably already figured out that I love working with joyful couples and documenting love stories. Wedding days are my favorite! Even when I’m sick (as I was at my wedding last Saturday), I still love my job!
Truth, this photo was taken in my office, but today I’m sporting a messy bun and sweats (my typical office uniform). I’m also drinking hot tea and eating chicken soup. This has been my diet for the last week because the doctor said to push fluids. Fact, sinus infections are BRUTAL. I’m SO ready to have my voice and my tastebuds return to normal.
On the bright side, it’s Hallmark Christmas movie season, so at least I’ve had something good to watch while I’ve been trying to rest (as much as one can rest in the midst of the busiest season of the year!). Now I just need to work on my Christmas shopping list before I miss out on all today’s deals! 📷 @deborahmichellephotography #elizabethgelineauphotography
Hi, there! I’m Annie, a 30-something year old Photographer living in downtown Chicago with my little family. 💁🏼♀️ I thought I’d drop in for a little #fridayintroduction
on a Monday to say hello to some new faces. I’ve never been the conventional type that does life in the correct order, so welcome to my normal. 🤷🏼♀️ I went to college for Advertising, graduated with a Radiology degree 4 years after that, and a few years later- I’ve shot over 100 gorgeous Destination + Chicago Weddings and truly do what I love for a living. 📚
That cute guy standing next to me I met the first day of college at @niu
and today, is the best 2nd shooter I have ever hired😂. But seriously not kidding. We used to live in the suburbs, but have settled into city life and don’t see ourselves moving back anytime soon. We have a 3 year old little girl who lights up our lives and currently still loves to snuggle and tells me how much she loves me I The daily. And, Ellie is our beloved 11 year cocker spaniel who has been our trusty 3rd wheel for most of our marriage. 👧🏼 🐶
My love for Photography, specifically photographs began as a little girl. It wasn’t until my husband bought me my first real camera one Christmas that I realized that I wanted to tell great, great stories with it. 📷
We are still accepting a handful of weddings for 2019, but are booking quickly! All of our business comes from past client referrals and I not-so-secretly love all of our couples for this reason! 🍾
If you’re new- I’d love for you to say Hello! So glad you found us on this little piece of internet real estate! ❤️ #aspcouples
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You should be a storyteller.
Someone said this to me recently, in a context unrelated to my business, and it felt...validating.
It was like, oh, you see that in me too?
But I wasn't uncomfortable by hearing this, as I might have been even just one year ago.
I felt seen. Not necessarily that finally people were taking time to look - it was that I was finally showing myself to people.
I've started to finally be honest with myself and the people around me about who I am - what I want, what I like, what I think.
Accepting and living your truth is so powerful, and it's something I'm still working on. I wasn't built in a day, amirite?
I want this for you too. I want you to be able to show up as YOU for your audience.
That's one of the biggest reasons I do what I do - visual storytelling. For online entrepreneurs, photography is one of the best and fastest ways to spark a connection, and it's how you show your audience who you are.
How do you use photography in your brand/business? 📷: @charukstudios
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Good morning old and new friends alike!! 🌻
I am grateful to have each of you here. Since there are several new faces on here, I thought I’d share a little introduction! 🌻 This account is here to remind you and I and all who are battling chronic illness or suffering of any kind that there is JOY. In Christ. Joy and peace and glory and beauty..! All in the midst of whatever pain might be present. 🌻 The faithfulness of Jesus is what makes my heart sing. It is what keeps me in His Word, in prayer, living every day to the fullest, and loving the people in my life. 🌻 I am 21, the oldest of six, a homeschool graduate, currently studying with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors to serve in our local Church (Grace Bible Church of #coeurdaleneidaho
) and community. I have taught music to preschoolers and played violin in the local symphony orchestra.🎼🎻 🌻 Favorite pastimes include being outdoors no matter the weather, pretending to play piano (often after everyone is in bed), and long conversations about deep things. 🌻 Favorite foods would have to include green smoothies, dark chocolate, avocados, kombucha, and gummy worms. (Sometimes in combination.) 🥑🍫 • What I am truly passionate about is really quite simple: Jesus Christ and people who desire Him above all. And seeing these people living in His joy and proclaiming His love to still more people! ♥️ It would bless me if you took a minute to share what good things Jesus has filled your life with! I look forward to knowing you all better! And sharing together in this journey toward deeper love for Christ and appreciation for this road He has us on - chronic illness and all its challenges included! I aim to be honest and transparent in my sharing...seeking to point us back to the only One with all the answers. ☝️😊 Happy Monday and may your joy be full!! 🌻
#mondayintroductions #chronicfatigue #chronicfatiguesyndrome #fibromyalgia #chronicillnesslife #adrenalfatigue #adrenalinsufficiency #joyinthejourney #choosingjoy
Hello there! Let's do we #mondayintroductions
! My name is Carly Congilosi. I am the Western Regional Youth Partner and moderator of the @ypspreadshope
insta account. My pronouns are she/her. My favorite artist/band is #celinedion
. My long-term life goal is to write and publish a book, and my dream career is to be a clinical social worker!
Your turn! Leave your answers in the comments below. (I'll tag a few people to get us started!) #YPSpreadsHope #yphope
Image Description: Across the top is a black band with the words "Hello There" written in a bold white stencil font. Below are the words "My Name Is" written in black Ariel font and "Carly Congilosi" written in bold black stencil font. There is a horizontal red line and then a list of personal facts (see caption) written in black Ariel font. The YOUTH POWER! logo is in the bottom left corner. "Western Regional Youth Partner" is written in red across the bottom of the post.
It’s already a Magical Monday at Pixie Travel! Please join us in celebrating our good news as we introduce our most experienced Disneyland traveler, Emilee Picthall, to our team.✨
According to her family and friends, Emilee is a proclaimed Disney nerd. She grew up visiting the Disneyland Resort, as her family is from Southern California and still visit multiple times a year. She is also a filmmaker and has even started her own small business that revolves around all things Disney!
Emilee stated, “my boyfriend, Caden, is an all around Marvel & Star Wars nerd, so it is fun bringing him back to the parks now as an adult. I have always been the main contact for friends and family going to any Disney property or destination, so let me take care of all the planning so you can sit back and relax!”
Emilee, Pixie Travel is proud to have you and your level of expertise on our team! We are confident that you have found the perfect business to incorporate your passion for Disney and love of travel! We can’t wait to watch you travel big! Happy Planning 🧚♀️💫
Happy Monday! ☕ Feliz lunes!
Espero que hayáis pasado un finde genial! Yo lo he pasado pensando ya en los regalos de navidad y qué mejor día que en el #cyberweekend
- hoy también es un buen día para hacer compras ➡️ #cybermonday
Recordad que hasta el día 9 de diciembre podéis hacer vuestos pedidos de láminas florales o #universeletters
Aprovecho para daros las gracias a todos los que habéis realizado ya vuestros pedidos! 🖤
I hope you have spent a great weekend! I've been buying some of my presents for #christmas
taking advantage of the cyber weekend ✌🏻 Today's always a good day for that.. so who knows!
Remember you can order some of my botanical prints including my #universeletters
until 9th dec. Thank you all who have already ordered some art to give at Christmas 🖤
#rebeccastudio #mondayintroductions #portrait #happymonday #positivemonday #butfirstcoffee #christmasorders #thankyou
Good morning y’all! I hope everyone is ready to kill this last week of November before we head into a chilly December! It’s time for an introduction as I see some new faces around town! 😊
1. I’m Rachael! I’ve been photographing for about three years now and just recently have had more time to really start developing more of the business aspect.
2. I LOVE LOVE. Weddings are my absolute favorite and so are engagements! I love everything from the details of the cake to the priceless smiles of you and your hubby. ✨
3. I’m torn between Chinese food or chocolate being my favorite food. It’s just such a hard choice! 🍩🥠
4. My absolute favorite place to travel is Italy. I’ve been twice in the past year and just love it so much! 🇮🇹 5. Christmas is my favorite season for the pure fact of the beautiful decorations and the birth of our Savior! 🎄
6. Tell me YOUR favorite holiday and why!
Meet the talented Kylee with @kyleeandchristiancreative
, fellow BWC member. This team is also the talent behind our video on our website. (link in bio) We had so much fun working with them earlier this year. We can’t wait to see what they create in 2019! ・・
Taking cues from our friend @byrebeccastudios
(who also took this photo) with a little Monday introduction! We’re Kylee and Christian, a producer/photographer & filmmaker who got married and run a creative business together. We make ideas come to life on screen for clients big and small, and we absolutely love what we do.
- One not so surprising fact is, we’re probably most passionate about movies - watching them and making them - and though we shoot a lot of different things, we take an artistic approach to every story we tell! Anyone else want to say hey? Post an introduction or comment here with how you found our page!
#kyleeandchristiancreative #mondayintroductions #lovewhatyoudo
I’m Vanessa, and that’s my husband, Sergio! I figured today would be a good day to do an introduction since it’s our 2 year wedding anniversary! YAYYY!
Here’s some facts about us:
We LOVE any true crime show! We’re currently obsessed with the show, Bones!
Sergio is my second shooter/assistant sometimes! So, if yaaa book me for your wedding he’ll probably tag along!
For our very first date I invited Sergio out dancing! And, yessss, yaaaa girl made the first move!
Lastly, we like to wear cat shirts, and eat tonssss of Mexican food!
Until next time, see yaaaaa laterrrr! ♥️💃🏻🕺🏻🌮🐱
👋🏼Hello everyone! Happy Monday!
I can’t believe it’s been 7 months since my last #fridayintroductions
😂 Although I had planned to do one again, somehow every Friday passes and I miss it. So today...It will just have to be #mondayintroductions
I am a Cali girl living in Charleston.
I love brunch (and maple syrup...lots and lots of it)!!
My favorite movie is “You’ve Got Mail”.
I am guilty of staying up all night to work on Etsy orders, party decor, or school projects!
I can’t believe it has been over a year since I started FLOR! I love how it has evolved to what it is now. All of this was possible thanks to the support of family and friends and especially you...the customers!! Please know that all of this is a labor of love!♥️ I hope everyone has a wonderful week with family and friends!
#shopsmall #womanentrepreneur #mompreneur #charleston #shoplocal #etsy #etsyseller #girlboss #makersgonnamake
We’ve got lots of new friends around here so i figured it was time we show our faces 😂👋🏼 and share a few things you may not know + we’d love if you share something too! 1. I’m the youngest of 4 girls. Yes that means my parents paid for 4 weddings 😖 2. My name spelled backwards is my dads name. Ironically it was an accident and they didn’t figure it out till a few years after. 3. I love reading, it has to be fiction though. 4. Before we had Teagan I was a hair stylist + LOVED to do makeup (still do) 5. We love that we’re raising this girl to appreciate the simple things in life! #simplyoilyliving #mondayintroductions #thanksforbeinghere
Hello lovelies!! 👋🏻 There are quite a few new faces around here so I wanted to welcome you and re-introduce myself since it’s been a while since I’ve shown my face!
So I’m Sunny, & this is my face. 😂💁🏼♀️ Some call me Sunshine, SunSun, or Sunny-side-up! (Feel free to call me any of those bc we should totally be friends now that you’re here!!🤗).
Fun fact: I was supremely happy when this photo was taken bc I was wearing my fave sweater. I’m all about coziness & would choose cozy/casual over fancy ANY day! For realz...dressing up is fun sometimes, but the 1st thing I do when I get home is change into comfy clothes. (Think joggers, soft sweaters, fuzzy socks) Who can relate?? Gimme a 🙋🏼♀️ & I’ll send you a 🙌🏻!! 😜.
Fun fact 2: I’m 17 & I’ve crocheted since I was probably 11 or 12...I honestly can’t remember bc once I started I never stopped & it feels like I’ve crocheted all my life 😂 also I have a terrible memory...like I strongly identify with Dory from Finding Nemo most days (if you’ve seen that movie gimme a 🐠 in the comments and I’ll tell you you’re freakin’ AWESOME🤩) so that might be part of it...😂.
Fun fact 3: I LOVE encouraging people & making them smile. 😊 it makes me so happy to see others happy. That’s really why I keep posting here on IG. I love sharing my crochet creations with you if they remind you to smile, even only for a few seconds out of your busy day! 🙂 Many of you who have followed me for a while have shared with me that my cheerful posts encourage you and you look forward to them showing up in your feed, which means SO much to me bc that’s my main goal for this space far beyond selling my plushies! ❤️.
Well, that intro had a mind of its own & turned into a series of fun facts as I was typing, but that’s my favorite way to get to know new ppl anyway, so maybe it was for the better! 🤷🏼♀️ I hope you lovelies enjoyed it! And I mean it when I say I’d love to be friends, so I’d LOVE it if you’d share any random fact about yourself in the comments that not many ppl would know unless they really took the time to get to know you!! Let’s be real, silly, & just have fun bc I’m all for those things & I bet you are too!! 🤗😘
A little #mondayintroductions
for all the new friends tagging along! For all of you who don’t know, I’m Mackenzie, the owner of this small business that I am so very proud of. I get to work with my husband and brother and feel so lucky to do so ❤️ I may or may not have watched Hallmark Christmas movies on Netflix all weekend. I’m a little bit obsessed. Though 4th of July and Halloween are my FAVORITE. Whole Foods is one of my most frequented stores. I could eat the big tub of Chili con Queso easily by myself in one sitting. It’s a gift and a problem. Sadly my red hair is not natural but magically done by @hairby_laurakev
a thing? I’m Allison—co-owner and the creative vision behind Kraftzee. I am also the wife of my favorite fellow, a toddler-mom, a full-time finance consultant, a kitchen gardener, and a sour beer connoisseur. 🍻
I’m an analytical creative. My former high school science teacher, Mr. Monty, really “got me” when he told me (over a decade ago) that I had a “very scientific brain” and the most beautiful formula notebook he’d ever seen.
I see the utility in caring passionately about details because a job well and beautifully done is comprised of so many small things that are also well and beautifully done.
How about you? Are you more of a details or big picture person?
I’d love to hear from you! Please comment below and check out the link in our profile to learn more about myself and about our handcrafted cutting boards and other kitchen goods and barware.
I think now is good time to introduce myself! Hi! I’m Destinee! I like short walks to the closest Mexican restaurant and whiskey with Vanilla Coke! I’m a mental health and PCOS advocate. I’m set to marry my life partner in crime, Kenny, in about 8 months, and in my free time I love blogging about wedding planning, lifestyle stuff, and cooking! I have a slight addiction to coffee 😬 ☕️ I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life, and it’s only gotten worse due to my PCOS, and it’s been a long journey to self acceptance! I’m hoping to connect with likeminded people and hopefully help some people, too!
I’d love to know at least one thing that you love about yourself in the comments below! 🥰
#plussizefashion #plussizeblogger #pcoswarrior #bodypositive #plussizebride #weddingplanning #mondayintroductions #plussize #plussizeblog #plussizelifestyle
Happy Monday! I figured it was time to do another introduction. So hello, I’m Lauren! 👋 I’m a lover of all things cozy and have a serious sweet tooth. I could eat baked goods any time of day, and love to bake! Cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, I love to bake it all. Sadly, when it comes to actual cooking, I’m horrible and hardly ever make anything edible. 🤢
Since I can remember, I’ve always been a “feeler” and a highly sensitive person. I feel my emotions super deeply and consider myself to be an incredibly intuitive person. Often times, I make my decisions and base my opinions off of how something makes me feel. Sometimes I’m not even able to explain why something feels “off” or weird, but I trust my gut. (And 9/10 I’m right. 💁🏼♀️) While some people may consider this trait as a deficit, it has allowed me to create deep connections and experience life in technicolor. It’s also totally made me believe in psychics, tarot cards, and aura colors. So, come at me, disbelievers! 👻
So how do I get through a tough day? Music. I’ve always had a horrible memory, but, the moment a song is played I can recall every exact detail. I believe that music is tied to my soul and brain. It’s always there for me and has an ability to bring me back in time or create vivid memories. There’s nothing music can’t fix and no better therapy than singing along every word to your favorite song. My current obsession? Mumford and Son’s new album, Delta. 🎶 📸 @lacuna__co
It's very rare that there's a candid picture of me with my little Mason. I'm usually the one behind the camera trying to make sure those memories are captured with everyone else. When my husband showed me this one from the other night I felt it was one worth sharing and the perfect opportunity for a #meetthemaker
So here I go... Hello Instagram people! For those of you who are new to my page thank you and welcome!
My name is Heather. Wife to the most supportive husband @chrispigno
, mommy to human Mason and Fur babies Molly and Boomer, and creative mind behind all the beautiful creations you see on this page. Here are 5 fun and not so fun facts you may not know about me:
1) i fell in love with essential oils while looking for a pill alternative to help with #postpartumdepression
2) I went to SUNY Oneonta for a year but left when i realized I was bored and wasting money.
3) i would rather listen to Broadway music than any other genre and I fully admit I'm a nerd because of it🤦♀️
4) I have a really hard time admitting that I need help and an even harder time asking for it.
5) my first date with my hubby was playing rock band, Dunkin donuts and watching a Stephen Lynch DVD.
Life has not been easy but without the bad we cant appreciate the good. It's my journey, my uphill climb, my story to tell. It's full of twists and turns and a bunch of unexpected surprises both good and bad but it's still mine. I'm still trying to figure out who I am when I'm just Heather and not Mason's mom or Chris' wife but it's a process and I'm getting there☺
#mondayintroductions #nicetomeetyou #essentialoilsforthewin #aromatherapy #mentalhealth #anxiety #selflove #naturalremedies #holistichealth #doterralifestyle #oilymamalife #stayathomeboymom #candidmoments #mommyandson #threenager #readingtochildren #momlife
We have many new followers lately so I wanted to do a quick introduction. My name is Priscilla and I own and operate the farm. You can learn about our farm by visiting our website at the link in profile and by watching our highlights section here on IG. We are heading into a busy day this Monday making pre-ordered & sold out Thanksgiving centerpieces with @daysofmayflorals
a local florist! We also have a sold out flower workshop tomrw evening at @robin_hill_farm_vineyards
that we are harvesting flowers and foliage for. We love that we get to see so many of our loyal (and some new!) customer this week. 🤗 See you soon! And Stay tuned—we have some fun things coming up for Christmas! Thanks for following along and if you have any questions, just drop a comment below! #mondayintroductions #anchoredrootsfarm #maryland #mdgrownflowers #keepgrowing #southernmaryland #farmerflorist #collaborate
I just realized that it’s been over a year since I’ve introduced myself on here and I find myself with some extra time this morning, so here it goes! .
1️⃣Traveling is one of my favorite activities and Paris is probably my favorite. I have been in love with Paris for as long as I can remember and I’ve been blessed to have been three times thus far. Most recently I spent the month of July on a predominately solo trip. 2️⃣I am a first grade teacher. In fact I actually work at the same school that I went to as a child! My kindergarten and first grade teachers still work there too! 3️⃣ I thoroughly enjoy plays and musicals. I went and saw Hamilton in Chicago last month and I have been verifiably obsessed ever since! 4️⃣ I live in northern Indiana. We’re preparing to enter into the icy tundra time of the year. In fact, I’ve got extra time this morning because we have a two hour delay; I believe freezing fog is the cause. 5️⃣I love taking photos and crafting and pretty much anything that lets me be creative. That’s why I love Bible journaling so much. I can only hang so many Pinterest crafts in my little apartment, but with Bible journaling I can let the creative juices flow and praise God at the same time.
#biblejournalingcommunity #illustratedfaithcommunity #mondayintroductions #fivefactsaboutme