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A good, a true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your great success. And a true friend is someone who is there for you when she'd rather be anywhere else. - Wana Miri @wanamiri
It’s tricky, tricky, tricky.
So just got back form 6 weeks of traveling and I’ll be traveling again in 2 weeks. I’ve been going back and forth what to do with Eli.
It went like this in my head.
Wise Arabelle: “You need ME time. You’ve been going round the clock 24/7 since for the last 6 months… doing nights as well as days. You haven’t really rested. You shouldn’t feel guilty about doing this trip for work. In fact you friggin’ deserve some self-care time!”
Mommy Arabelle: “Yeah.. but. Will Eli get fed timely? Will he get cleaned properly? Will be get to sleep at his nap times? Will he get to continue learning ABCD and counting 123?”
Unsure Arabelle: “Umm… I’m not sure if they’ll let you have a baby in the conference room the whole time. May be you need to check if you’re allowed”
Then an incident happened which woke up the fierce mommy. I decided then and there that Eli is traveling with me.
I called my girl friend and it went something like this.
Me: “Hey babe, what do you think of spending time with me & Eli on my next trip… traveling with us all expenses paid?
My saviour: “This is the divine timing! Yes!!!”
But this isn’t about the trip or my friend helping me out. Although I’m ridiculously & extremely #grateful
This is about setting an intention, making a decision and not wavering.
Before the incident, I was wavering.
Umm-ing and ahhh-ing what to do.
I was uncertain.
Sitting on the fence.
Then the Arabelle I like came out.
She has no problem asking for help. Unattached to the outcome. Took an aligned action.
She chose how she wanted to show up. She trusted in the outcome. She set her standards what has to happen.
She set an intention. Knew exactly what she wanted. Dropped into her heart.
And when she acted from that place, things happen just like that.
So now, not only do I no longer need to worry about Eli, I get to have a girls trip which I’ve been talking about for the last two years!
The forecast said that the rain would blow through. I surely hope so. Five boys inside all day is not good...for me that is. It's time to get creative.
How do you keep your kids busy when inside?
The magic happens outside your comfort zone. .
Yesterday I painted live in front of thousands of brides to be at the Melbourne Wedding Show. To say I was nervous is a total understatement! I was way out of my comfort zone and I honestly wanted to just go home and hide in my studio. But I had prepared months for this and I couldn't simply give up now.
So I carried on, put my paint brush in my hand and zoned my focus to my painting. It was a challenging day and I felt uncomfortable pretty much the whole time. .
BUT...... Do you know how many people came up to me and commented on how beautiful my work was, or on how they wished they could paint like me. Do you know how many young girls came and stood beside me and looked up to me as I painted with such delight in their eyes. Do you know how many people commented on what a wonderful gift I had and thanked me for sharing it with them. A lot! .
Earlier in the week I wrote a post on fear or responsibility and how I was freaking out about painting live. I commented that even though I was feeling the fear I know I had a responsibility to show up and serve my gift. And that is what I did .
The magic? Stepping outside of my comfort zone yesterday opened up the opportunity for me to paint live in a local Melbourne Florist. She saw me serving my gift came to my booth and asked me to paint live in her store. Had I chosen not to paint live at the show, aka get way out of my comfort zone, this would never have happened! .
So I guess I better get over this fear, because clearly there is a need to serve my gift. .
What's something that is way out of your comfort zone that you you want to do? Have you considered that perhaps it could lead you to something truly magical.
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Happy Sunday! It’s a brisk 35 degrees in Newnan today...so a fire was a must! As I sit and stare at this warm coziness, I often brainstorm and let my mind wander ,so ... As we start our week tomorrow, I’d love to hear what you struggle with most when it comes to design. Is it color, floor plan, placement, time or something else ? What ever it may be , I’d love to do a Q&A by reviewing all of your questions and then answer as best I can in my insta story 😉😁!!! Sound fun!? Well Ask away!!!
ૐ Enjoy every moment, keep connected with the present and what surrounds you. Living healthy is also about filling your soul with positive energy and good vibes. ૐ
ૐ Disfruta cada momento, mantente conectado con el presente y con lo que te rodea. Vivir de manera saludable también se trata de llenar tu alma con energía positiva y buenas vibra. ૐ
This is your life. Do what sparks your joy. Change the things you can and let go of the things you can’t. If there is something you want, go after it with everything you have. If you have a dream, follow it. Don’t let the opinions of others persuade your choices. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Trust your instincts and believe in yourself above all else. You are capable of more than you might think. When people tell you that you can’t, show them you can. You will fail but you will rise again and again. Learn not only from your mistakes but from the mistakes of those who have succeeded in living the lifestyle you desire. Do not dwell on the past or the future, be present when you can. Be confident in who you are. Stand in your truth. Be vulnerable. Don’t be afraid to express how you feel. Cry when you need to and laugh often. Be whoever you want to be. Go against the grain. Choose the road less traveled. There are no rules. This is your life ✨
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“Show up as who your business needs you to be”
Uhhh - what???
Today on the show I’m talking about what this means, why it’s important to do it and how the heck you can figure out who that person is! 🙋🏻♀️ Go to this link to be notified when I’m live!
I love everything about this photo including the tiny heart that M drew on her hockey stick🏒🤩 One of my favorite things to do is line these kiddos up and photograph them!! I made these tiny humans and it’s just an amazing thing to watch them experience life at its fullest. We spent 2 1/2 hours on the ice today playing hocking and skating around. My dad used to make us a ice skating rink in the backyard growing up in MN. It was such a cool childhood and I love so much that my kids can experience just a tiny piece of mine. Skating & hot chocolate everyday, can’t beat that for a 3 day weekend!! #newtradition #spurofthemomenttrip #flighty
Tuesday marks 24 years I’ve been alive, and this might be the first birthday I’m actually excited about. For as long as I can remember, I used to think birthdays marked time we’re never getting back. As I grew older, this dread was met with the anxiety of comparing my progress to that of my peers. On my past birthdays, I focused on everything I didn’t do in the last year, how many friends were around me, and the youth I was never getting back.⠀
Maybe it’s a sign of maturing, but I’m finally understanding that everyone’s progress looks different. While I may not reach the milestones of some fellow 24-year-olds this year, I’m proud of my own growth and each step I’ve taken to get to where I am today, both personally and in my career. ⠀
I know now that friendships look different for everyone, too. I no longer think I need a crowd of people around me to show how much I am loved, because the handful of amazing women I’ll celebrate my birthday with this year is more than enough. They support me, inspire me, and are the perfect amount for my little introvert heart to balance.⠀
I now have 24 years of life that I’m never getting back, but that’s okay. Those 24 years formed who I am today, but they were just the beginning. So, this year is going to be different. On Tuesday I will focus on how far I’ve come, the handful of amazing women surrounding me, and the youth I still have left. This birthday and this year will be the best yet.⠀
How has a change of perspective influenced your attitudes recently, babes? -Morgan #babeswhohustle
How about that hand action?? If you can’t tell from this pic, I’m a leftie! Something I shared with my Great Uncle. During the cleaning of his home, my family found my birth announcement in his top dresser drawer... it just confirms what I already knew... #favoriteniece
I am an anomaly; most people around me told me that I wouldn't MAKE IT.
My skin was too dark and needed to bleach my skin.
I had the wrong accent even though I speak 3 languages and a half fluently.
I was born in a third world country, and I had the wrong aspirations for a Haitian girl.
I was told that I should play it safe and have a guaranteed income with a nursing degree.
I worked hard to be top of my class for 2 years at a secretarial school in Haiti but come graduation day; someone who looked more like what the school expected received the award even when I had the grades and had earned it.
A couple of years later, I received a letter of apology from the school which granted the award without the privileges that came with it.
I had the wrong gender for the profession I chose.
I was not expected to make it or excel in a prestigious college in the US. “Stick to the little ones. The ones that would consider the fact that you went to high-school in Haiti” they said.
However, I graduated not taking a dime of student loan Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a degree in Computer Science and MIT paid for it.
I was expected to fall apart and become a statistic when my marriage ended.
I was told that it was my fault, If I pray hard enough my husband would come back, I am too ambitious, and men don't like that in a good wife.
I am still standing and exceeding expectations raising a brilliant son in a single parent household.
I had it all wrong.
However, guess what?
I decided that all my wrongs are what makes me a phenomenal anomaly.
A story that inspires others to strive.
An online business that helps small business owners save time, money and frustrations.
I am supporting the education of young girls in Haiti, the US, and Ghana.
So here’s my message to YOU.
The path you choose is wrong if you decide that it is wrong.
People do not get to write the script for your life, YOU do, and it starts in your mind.
Collect all your anomalies and rise as a phenomenal RIGHT, your RIGHT.
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During my journey, I had ups and downs. When I was feeling lost and sorry for myself, I turned to the Bible. The deeper I dove back into scripture, the more I realized the answers were right in front of me.
Read more about my journey in my book, The Secret Ingredient, available now at the link in my bio or anywhere books are sold 😇⠀
Life is about balance. Yes you can have it all. Business, kids, etc…it’s a daily challenge to make sure your priorities are in the right place so you won’t be scattered and wind up not giving your best. Be present in everything you do. Just a little motivation for your weekend; happy Saturday everyone! 💕 #newyearnewyou #thesecretingredient