Raise your hand if this was just the sign you needed to see today. 🙋 // p: @steeleism
Today I’ve worked on a new Inspirational Friday video for you 🎬 If you’re curious what have daily visual experience and abstraction to do with the quality of life and what’s my trick to feel more joy and excitement on a daily basis you need to watch it - this Friday on the blog! 😉 good night 😘
On the photo- one of my favorite statement pieces - “Love Story no 1”, 100x120 cm on canvas.
Our hearts beat
Our minds create
Our souls ingest
37 seconds well used, is a lifetime
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a blog started by two sisters/mamas to share all their little decisions to create a bigger impact for themselves, each other and the environment. I stand on both sides, as a consumer and as a business that's trying to do better and the honest truth is it's never easy or perfect to try to move to a more conscious way of living and doing business. But it's always the little decisions that add up to big ones. So if you are just at the start, focus on the small decisions then go from there....x
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What I’m struck by when I look back at our wedding photos is how much we’re all smiling. Heads thrown back in wild laughter. That’s how @mikecoxjresq
and I feel when we’re with the people we love, and I’m so glad that we felt that on our wedding day. How could you not with Rev. @andrewbscanlon
presiding over your love?
Photo by @gaetzphoto
My latest knotted tapestry 🌷This piece ended up going in a completely different direction than I had planned, crazy and beautiful 🍂
A friend told me- “models don’t smile” so every time Sloan doesn’t smile for me I’m going to think of that! 😂😍 @madisonjade.co
these turbans are the cutest!!!
Loving this gorgeous gallery wall shot...swipe for the “after” 😉 📷: @scscurlock
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The look on my face when I realize today is Wednesday... I thought yesterday was Wednesday... 🤦🏻♀️ I’m so off... only 2 more sleeps until the weekend, and the oldest is spending the night w/ the grandparents tonight, which means an EXTRA early bed time for the hubs and me👯
You know when you’re doing the best you can but it still doesn’t feel like enough because you’re so good at creating a routine and starting it but then only sticking to it for two weeks because ugh it’s so much work and you’re exhausted? No? Just me? Cool cool cool. Seriously some weeks I’m like SO GUNG HO and karate chopping the crap out of my to do list and then other weeks I’m like oh let’s do....leap frog for school? Hahaha. But hey then we go play outside and fill our lungs with fresh air and I remind myself that tomorrow is a new day with new mercies and I’m not perfect and never will be and thank God for his love and forgiveness because I would be miserable without it. But at least I always have this little nugget of love to fill up my bucket and get me out of my negativity and self doubt.
Taking a moment today to breathe it all in--the incredibly beautiful fall weather, the quiet snuggles, the peaceful in-between moments, everything good.
On the advice of someone wise (i.e. my therapist suggested it), I'm taking a moment every single day to give thanks for something, however small. Giving myself a literal tiny pat on the back. Even if it's for something as little as "got out of bed today," "read five pages of a book," or "bought healthy groceries to cook for my family." Some days it will be larger things, some days tiny, mundane ones. I even have a daily reminder alarm set on my phone for this, like a dork. Whatever. This is what self care actually looks like. Sometimes it's super dorky.
Self care also means doing the things you'd actually rather not. It's not all chocolate and bubble baths and LaCroix around here, guys--although you know I LOVE me some bubbles and bubbles. Self care is joining--and going to!--the gym. It's taking your damn vitamins. It's finally finding out what to call the beast that has been following you around most of your life, and doing something about taming it.
This year, I celebrated #mentalhealthawarenessweek
by deciding to try out a medication that MIGHT help me tame the beast. I have an anxiety disorder and a personality disorder, and it feels like I've been running from this two-headed monster my entire life, never looking it squarely in the eye. Just so you know, "pretending everything is fine" is not a solid wellness plan, in case you were thinking of trying it. Don't. Do. This. I have a certain set of mental conditions I'm working under--but I also have a husband I love beyond all sense, a son I'd do anything for, and a new business I'm trying to nurture--so the stakes are finally, finally high enough that I'm willing to do something about it. Because I never do anything halfway, I'm also trying out the gym, more therapy, and daily affirmations as well as medication--one of these has GOT to work, haha.
Be kind to yourselves today, tomorrow, and every day. Set a dorky alarm on your phone if you have to, a reminder to take two seconds and give yourself a hug. You're worth it. We all are. #endthestigma
The blush pocket of my dreaaaamsss 🤤
Ezra is pretty excited about the new @bestbottomdiapers
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Spring is nuts! Madly bed prepping, seed starting, laying irrigation, planting out, weeding etc. 😯💪🏻
Meanwhile the darling ranunculus are just sitting pretty 👌🏻
God has been whispering to me today. He has been directing my heart towards stillness and resting in His promises. There is a lot to look forward to, but He is reminding me that today matters too. Today, I can be still and know that He is God. I can rest in the assurance that He is good and faithful and mighty. My heart has been longing to look ahead and move on to the next season, but today, God has given me a heart of peace as I reflect on His goodness.
Learn to work with yourself, not against yourself. This doesn’t mean giving into your cravings or desires 24/7, but to simply seek knowledge about yourself so that you can live your life in a way that’s complimentary to your strengths. If you work better in the morning, plan your meetings/assignments/etc. then. If you prefer to step away when a conversation gets heated, do so. If you hate the gym but love taking nature walks, find some trails nearby. You do not have to put yourself through unnecessary suffering. If you’re able to make small adjustments to make your day to day life smoother and more pleasurable, you are empowered to do so.
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I have learned the quickest way to get rid sadness, anxiety, or frustration is to have thankful and greatful heart. To realize that we are so blessed even when everything seems to be going wrong.
Most of us are more blessed than many in other parts of the world we all know this, but do we act like it? We may not see those out there who aren't as fortunate, but they are out there, with true suffering.
Whenever I remember that there are families with no lights, clean water, transportation, medicine, toilets...I stop and thank Jesus with my whole heart that I have these luxuries. Not only do I have those, but MUCH more.
I have NO reason to be unhappy.
But I still am sometimes and this is what I have to say during those times 👇 "Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me."
What are you the most thankful for today?
Thank you for the incredible response on my last post - I am soooo blown away and even a bit overwhelmed that I can’t keep up! How do those mega Insta people do it 🤷🏻♀️😂. SO much kindness in this community right here - who would’ve thought a blurry, unstyled, heavily filtered picture would create the most positive and uplifting engagement....like EVER.
I’m glad I drew back the curtain. I know I’m always showing the behind the scenes but this one was pretty rugged and raw! A saying comes to mind:
“A year from now, you’ll wish you’d started today”. And while I do leave some ideas to “marinate” for a time, sometimes you just gotta start. Baby steps. Because before you know it, five years has passed and you find yourself living this dream you once had.
I do it for these babies of mine. For me and my husband. For our family. And for this, this overwhelming sense of fulfilment. That’s MY why.
#thestyletales #foodstylist #foodphotographer
It’s this stinky baby’s gotcha day today! Over the last two years she has been such a source of joy in our lives, and I’m so happy to be her mom. Throwback pic to when she used to pass out mid-playtime. LYMI #rubywhy
“When someone says it’s too soon for pumpkin spice and you realize you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life” 🧡
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What my office looks like today! Staying cozy by the fire after running some errands, sharing some oily love & picking up my boy on this chilly day.
Now if only someone could pickup Reese for me so we don’t have to go back out in it 😂 #semikidding
On Wednesdays we eat sweets 😋
When I don't have all day to bake I *cheat*. I buy premade cinnamon rolls, butter them, add some nuts, and pop them in the oven. I add a bit of orange extract to the icing and sometimes whip it with cream cheese to spice it up. Ice the cinnamons and voila!
« La sagesse commence par l’émerveillement » est une de mes citations préférées. ❤️ A la fin de chaque journée, j’essaie de me rappeler tous ces petits moments de joie qui m’ont fait sourire 😊 Je me concentre sur les solutions plutôt que sur les problèmes et je consigne toutes mes petites victoires dans un carnet. Cela me permet de me concentrer sur le positif plutôt que de me laisser submerger par les obstacles que l’on croise sur notre route. Et vous, quels sont vos petits trucs pour voir la vie du bon côté ? 🌿😊
Sunday fun day 😌
Sunday mornings are my quiet time. These few hours alone are spent journaling and preparing for the coming week by creating a grocery list, calendar, and chore list because If I don't have a plan my life descends into chaos.