Now that fall is just about here, I began to take out some decorations. I wanted a wreath for my front door but wasn't feeling the store bought ones with all those styrofoam pumpkins with orange and red ribbons. I love how the trees look when they turn but I wanted something a little more subtle greeting people at our front door. I had a grapevine wreath in the attic to which I added some eucalyptus and some dried flowers. I found silk branches in the floral section at Walmart for pretty cheap. One was Green Lamb's Ear for $.97 each and the other was Green Eucalyptus Stems for $2.00. As artificial flowers go, they are very inexpensive. I had planned on painting a sign to make it more personalized. Sometimes I can't help myself using typography in home decor. Design should be enjoyed everywhere! I used Adobe Illustrator to manipulate this pretty script font. I added some flourishes and stylized the type to give it that custom hand-drawn look. I used my Cricut to cut out some matte black vinyl. It does look hand-lettered. I cut a piece of scrap 1/4" ply-wood, sanded and painted it white. Small holes were drilled in the corners so I could wire tie it to the wreath. Thankful & Blessed only seemed appropriate going into the season of giving. Happy fall everyone! I hope you have a wonderful first weekend in fall!#diyhomedecor #cricut #diy #vinyl #adobeillustrator #fallwreath #frontdoor #thankfulandblessed #typgraphyinhomedecor
My book club is concentrating on having a heart full of gratitude, even amidst the storms of life. It’s a simple concept to speak of, but can be tough to do when life is so hard!
Today I am thankful for a thermostat that allows me to heat up my home as it’s freezing outside & I’m also grateful for curtains that close so I can hide this sweat pants wearing, fun bun sporting, all over the place mess mama 😂😂😂 #gratefulheart #thankfulandblessed #silverlinings #alwayschoosehappiness #fightyourbattles
I am so glad I got back into the gym and have the motivation to get back into shape. I can't believe I'm starting to look forward to going into the gym instead of it being a burden. I am so thankful to all the support and new friends in the gym to help sculpt me back into feeling like myself... I love all the new tips and tricks on how to work different muscle groups and meal prep. I still have a long way to go but I am determined. 💕 #thankfulandblessed #fitnessmotivation #goals #fitness #bootybuilding
I want to take a moment and THANK everyone of you for following and supporting me along the way 🙂🙏. Happy Day!
💙Let me tell you bout my best friend 💙
This man right here. I realized that yesteday was the first time I had to change a diaper since Owen was born last Friday. I don’t know what I did to get so lucky, mom to 2 wonderful boys and wife to this stud muffin. #thankfulandblessed #countyourblessings
Watercolors + Pumpkins + Beautiful Packaging = Perfect way to welcome fall tomorrow! 🎃🍁 Grab these lovely prints while they last -- for you or that special loved one who needs a little reminder of how much they are loved. .
#fallblessings #handcraftedwithlove #thankfulandblessed
I know some of you think I’m crazy, not sure if you question why I’m working out or how I am, lol!
I have to admit, I can’t believe I am still doing it. After not doing any exercising in my first 2 pregnancies, I didn’t think I would still doing it this far in. Let alone I didn’t think I would make it this far, but as you can see, all pregnancies are different! I have been taking it easier this past week but I’m still doing something!
I have kept my morning routine, this is my me time, even if my boy is there some mornings, it’s still the way I like to start it. It gives me energy, and I know it is great for this baby too! Of course that will all change soon and new routines will be made! #firstfitpregnancy #fitpreggo #fitpregnancyjourney #blessedbeyondwords #mamaof3 #soontobemamaof4 #septemberbaby #september #iamready #cantwaittoholdher #fitnessfun #prenatalworkout #beachbodyondemand #thankfulandblessed
Oh that’s cute, US looking all civilized before our night got started 😂
and thanks to the lady who took this photo but hated every moment of our photo taking demands.
Lisbon Tip: For amazing views of Lisbon go to @topolisboa
for sunset and enjoy one of their mixology cocktails. Perfecto 👌🏼
Early workout with my girl on the last full day of being a single woman. The crazy thing about her is we met on instagram. I had reached out to her because I was amazed that I found someone who spelled my name the same - Sami. We became IG friends and then she became a leading coach on my team. Here we are, 2.5 years later, celebrating her wedding and I’m so honored to stand next to her tomorrow while she marries her love. Sami works full-time, coaches part-time, and still made time to plan a gorgeous wedding. Just wait til you see how freaking BEAUTIFUL she is gonna look tomorrow - her dress is perfect. I’m so lucky to have her in my life and cannot wait to share these days with her 💕. These moments are what I live for 👯♀️
Hey friends! Me Taryn 😊 I've been dark on social media for a few weeks now and have had some people checking in, which I so appreciate! ...
Status update: still pregnant.... 37 weeks to be more precise, so still some time left! Nothing earth shattering happening over here, I've just been focusing on getting through some struggles, stress, and challenges versus social media. House projects, baby prep, one on one time with Cam, helping Cam through some daycare transitions, work stress, 3rd trimester nausea and being uncomfortable. Nothing I can't handle or get through BUT it's alot more challenging juggling at the end of pregnancy! ....
That about sums it up! Hope my insta friends and fam have been doing well! 😘
#mommatobe #crazymomlife #fitpreneur #babybumplove #almostmommyoftwo #toddlermama #strongmommy #happywifehappylife
💕 #100percentmindset #pregnancyfitness #momswhoinspire #lifewithtoddlers #spendingtimetogether #mealplanner #workoutathome #lifewithlittles #prenatalworkout #strongoverskinny #fitbump #momhumor #pregnantnotpowerless #momlifeisthebestlife
💕 #noexcusesmom #boytoddler #fuelingthatbump #mealprepqueen #thankfulandblessed #37weeks #pregnancyjourney
Busy taking in the Lisbon sunset with a fancy drink BRB
(thanks for always being such a good candid photographer 😘)
Marilyn in the Morning!
At the end of the day
I AM THANKFUL
My Blessings are Bigger
Than my Problems!
Make it a great day. Love you always!!!
I have the sweetest bestie @dlbenson12
Last night we had a play date with our kiddos. Then Dana pulls out this sweet mug and had me in tears at the Chick-fil-A play place.
It’s he little things that makes my heart burst with joy and I’m so thankful to have an amazing friend like @dlbenson12
33 ｙｅａｒｓ ago today my parents got married. #1985
ｔｈｅｙ have grown so beautifully as a couple and are best friends to this day who are stronger, wiser and deeper in love. .
ｔｈｅｙ taught me by their example to keep God first, love deeply, enjoy life, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
ｔｈｅｙ have been and continue to be a huge inspiration, impact and tremendous blessing to my life. I really look up to them both.
ｉ ｃｏｕｌｄｎ'ｔ have asked for a better set of parents and I’m so happy to have you guys in my life. .
ｈａｐｐｙ special anniversary Mama @adventurous8787
and Dad! 🎊 I Love you with all my heart!! ❤️
YEEHAW 🤠 here’s to many, many more years of fun, adventures and laughter!! 😄
#liveitup #celebrating #33yearsandcounting
First week back in complete and it feels awesome 💪
This past week our team shared their coaching stories and how their lives have changed since coaching. And every story had one common theme “I’m a happier more positive person since I started coaching” .
So why are we happier?? In coaching we are taught to put ourselves first not only with our physical workouts but also our mental mindset . .
As a mom it’s very easy to put our health on the back burner for our family’s needs. But I know in my house that my family feeds off my energy, so I need to be positive and I need to feel good. .
Thank you coaching for teaching me it’s ok to take time for myself everyday to be healthy, happy, and positive 😍
#sahmlife #thankfulandblessed #gymhairdontcare #oldnavymom #athletamom #girlmommy #girlmomma #momswholift #miraclemorning #5secondrule #mommytime #flexfriday
Happy Friday!!😊 What's your morning routine?
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