New love 🔒 | Doubling up on hardware today with the *New* Links Necklace x Odessa Necklace | Both styles available @modernmeico
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I am one of those people who always has at least three projects going at the same time. This blanket has been my “back burner” blanket for several years now, taking a back seat to hats and scarves and gifts for others. I have taken it with me on many road trips... crocheted it in cabins and on docks and airplanes. It has accompanied me to parks and play dates and has been in my lap for many a Netflix binge. When I started it I chose the colors to remind me of the sea in all seasons. And today as I picked it up (after many months), I was so grateful for the practice and gift of making things with my hands. And determined to do a better job at documenting the things I create. 3/365
Missing these pretty streets today
On another note, I accidentally shrunk this sweater in the dryer and have now desperately googled multiple versions of “how to unshrink sweater” 😳
Remember the cutie little Shasta we got a little over a year ago?! She’s officially, official... finally💙 I’ve gone back + forth so many times about what I wanted to do with her... and I’m finally ready to tackle her renovation (welllll.... this spring) lol.
I am resourceful.
I am determined.
I am valuable.
I am strong.
I am creative.
I am grateful.
I AM enough.
I thought I’d let go of a lot of my baby stuff. But this week I’ve been sorting though a pile in the shed- turns out what used to be ‘not much’ now seems like ‘way too much’.
I’m not sure if it’s just my social awkwardness 🤓, but my first question to a first time expectant Mum is ‘are you organised?’ Meaning- have you got all of your stuff? .
Entire industries are built around telling first time mothers what they ‘need’. Did anyone else have one of those checklist templates with all of the stuff?
And now of course we have the internet- non stop images of styled nurseries, and styled babies. That feed the message to vulnerable Mum’s that if your life doesn’t look like this, you’re somehow not doing it right.
New babies need stuff. But they don’t actually need as much as we are led to believe. And spending our resources on the excess can take away from the essential (non material) things that both Mum and baby need. Love, security, responsiveness, cuddles, REST, space to learn and adapt.
If I did all of this over again I’d spend a whole lot less time hunting down coordinated cot sheets or buying shoes for babies that can’t walk 🤦♀️.
Instead I’d ask myself:
🍼 what stuff do we need for the lifestyle we want to lead?
👶 what is important to me as a parent and what values do I want to instill in my kids from the start?
🍼 what is important to keep me going? And how can I simplify our time and stuff to make room for these things?
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When your girl hooks it up with the most badass vintage jacket.
It was a long day of mommin’ over here friends 😳 Now I am off to do a few selfish sews, catch up on This Is Us, and enjoy a glass of mom juice🍷 I know I’m not the only one! 🙋🏻♀️ Happy bedtime mamas! 🎉
"NO PEEKING" super cute bag. Link in the profile.
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We all know HOW to get fit and healthy.
Workout + eat clean, right?!
But it seems soooo much harder than that 🤔. What does “workout” mean? [Crossfit, Cardio, Weight Lifting 🤷🏼♀️🏋🏼♀️ ] What does “eat clean” mean? [organic, ketodiet, paleo 🤷🏼♀️😫]
For me, it’s been about a simple and consistent way to find all of the solutions to those questions
•what does “workout” mean?
•what does “clean eating” mean?
at my fingertips, from the comfort of my HOME 🏡🙌🏻
I get to follow a certified trainer’s bomb ass fitness program from my iPad 🏋🏼♀️📲.
I get to eat a clean diet (with CARBS 💁🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️) based on a plan designed by a certified nutritionist, again from my iPad 🍞📲.
And I get added support from sisters in our Bootcamp helping keep me accountable to me & my goals ✨💕, again from my iPad 👯♀️📲.
Find something that makes sense to YOU and YOUR journey. Find that thing that fits into YOUR schedule at YOUR convenience.
Don’t give up on yourself because that one crash diet didn’t work. Or that one week of slaving away on a treadmill didn’t get you the results you wanted. Work to find the SOMETHING that works for you...because once you do, it’ll stick! And it’ll change your life forever.
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if im being honest, the clementine on my desk today was too cute to eat so i documented him and made him into a little collage. he is still on my desk and im excited to see him again tomorrow. that is all! 🍊
proud new plant parents 🌱
Black n’ tan... I could use one of those right about now 😏🍻 included these black jeans in my “best purchases of 2018” post yesterday (#linkinbio
) cause they are so COMFY 🙌🏻 top is by @woodenshipknits..
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Never underestimate how simple things can bring tremendous happiness. For me, it’s plants. For you, it might be something else and that’s ok. You just have to find what simple thing sparks your joy. I spent the afternoon in my sunroom washing and treating my potted citrus trees to prevent future bug friends. It was quiet, awash in the warm sun, and the tending of each green leaf brought fulfillment. You see, these sweet citrus trees of mine are sustaining me through the dark, cold months until spring arrives and the natural world reawakens. They are bringing me joy from deep down in my soul. And now I dream of other beauties to fill my home-Fiddle Leaf Figs, Rubber Trees, Devil’s Ivy-so many gloriously, simple things. ❤️
If I put snow vibes in my hot coco maybe it will snow in real life ❄️☃️
candles are now available online as well as instore. Take your olfactory senses to special places with these divine fragrances.
“I barely knew I had skin before I met you.” - Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests .
How did I put off reading this book for so long? Far more detailed review to come later, but omg I devoured this novel. If you can get it quickly, the sooner the better.
Probably won’t be buying her any shoes that aren’t @adelisaandco
and by probably I mean definitely.
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness- - it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” ~ Brene Brown. Agnes loves to pick the tiniest most delicate little flowers for me 💓 #everydaymoments #kinfolk #countrylove
Yes, it really is that simple 😘
There’s a freshness here, in the not knowing. The driving home in early black and dreaming you into the passenger seat. It’s the lyric about smelling evergreen and walking through hushed gardens. A fear of the future reshaped into something useful, something that stirs me to move. A new season, of weather and of feeling. To once again let go. To once again find stillness and nourish it. There’s a freshness here, in the in between.
just got little man down for a nap... about to pop in a movie + enjoy a marg with hubs.✨ how’s your wednesday going? #happyhumpday
I'm excited to share little details in our home with you! This is an unassuming little part of our tiny condo, with THREE currently living plants. The succulents continue to try to die on me (bottom shelf), but I feel good about the thriving prayer and aloe plants 🙈 #winning
Also, this wall could totally fit a bookshelf, but we do not have enough to fill one and I freaking love that life! So here's our little cart with our little plants that #sparkjoy
Ruth, it’s your final day as a 4 year old. This day 4 years ago was filled with random contractions, lots of solitaire to keep me distracted, waiting for David’s parents and sister to come hang out with us in hopes that it would encourage you to come out already! We ended up ending this day by heading to the hospital (way to early but hindsight is always clearer.) We still has a whole 24 looong hours to go, but you were coming! 💛 5 years. #ruthdanielle #ruthisfive
I’ve just finished ordering test prints from the printing company I’m using for my site. This is one of the big steps in bringing me closer to launch. I of course want to ensure the quality is well up to par before offering them for sale. I’m so nervous but excited too! 😅
Last year’s amaryllis bulb surprised me with fresh growth this month, which should make me write something relentlessly hopeful about fresh starts and new beginnings. The truth, though, is that I’m battling life stress and situational depression and am pretty much just treading water until things change. And things will change! There will be a season of energy and creativity in my future, but this is not that season. ⠀
Have you been in that place? I hope you’re kind to yourself and that you reach out for help if you need it. And...if you need to just spend some more time gathering energy in the bulb before sprouting, know that that’s okay, too. Amaryllises are kind of show-offs, anyway.
I think nasty negative thoughts.
Up until recently (like, embarrassingly recently) I kinda thought that as long as what I said “out loud” was kind, pure, and God honoring- I’d be good to go. I could push aside all the guilt I felt for thinking nasty negative thoughts and just be sure everything that came out of my mouth was “nice”.
w r o n g
ugh, just so dang wrong.....What part of, “take every thought captive” did I not understand? What part of “you’re dead to sin” did I not grasp?
Our thoughts are the most intimate dialogue I (and you) have with God. It’s just Him and I in those moments, and I can either honor Him with my thoughts or I can play the caddy girl who thinks the grossest things but then turns around and spews total BS when I open my mouth. *just typing that makes me sweat*
This isn’t okay, Friends, God cares deeply about our thoughts because if we’re being real- that’s that REAL US. That’s our heart, that’s sin. My heart is in ever need of Jesus’s grace.
I think nasty negative thoughts - and only He can heal that.
nothing but good days 🌞✌🏼