I used to be stuck at a job that drained me, a place where I gave everything I had but never felt appreciated, worked long crazy hours, I would come home crying, I missed my babies, I was beyond exhaustion and frustrated. But I knew that could not be it!
So I asked myself "Why Not Me?" I was determined to find something that made me happy and gave me purpose. To live a life where I had control. When I could take a sick day without the dread of hearing snarky or negative remarks for being sick and causing “more work” for others 😏 despite the fact I would kill myself working.
Crazy to think that four years later I work from home. I don't have to feel guilty for being sick. I don't have to explain anything to freakin anyone! Grateful for this opportunity and the fact that I can pay it forward to others!
This Chubbee has an old story but new look. Her name is Ruby Red Vindle Vine- She loves Christmas. She is sad 334 days out of the year. She is only happy during the month of December. She covers her house with Christmas lights and decorations. She gets very upset if her reindeer get knocked over on her lawn. She drinks eggnog instead of water.
She bakes loads of scrumptious delights, wears silly Xmas sweaters
and always has Christmas music playing. Her house smells of baked Christmas delights. But when Christmas is over she is grumpy and sad.
#stuffies #chubbee #christmasobsessed #christmastime #red #story #furry #unique #plushies #cute #kidstyle #stuffedanimals #new
Loving this light-up countdown tree we got today from a mystery bag! 💚🎄Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas here!
Loving the body you are in is SO important ! I CANNOT stress this enough.
Recently I have been feeling blah every time I looked in the mirror. I felt like I had gained 20+ pounds and I wouldn’t even workout without a shirt on for the past two weeks (check my feed if you don’t believe me). Then I had an epiphany (which I wrote about in my blog) that I am literally in the best shape of my life, I have NEVER felt this amazing 🎄Energetic
🎄Not bloated 🎄No headaches
Not even when I danced 15+ hours a week! But when I was in high school and I didn’t look this good .. I loved myself and I was confident AF as I walked around school. So I started to meditate on it. I started to cut the cords with my past, judgemental self and began to really learn to love my body the way it is. And then something magical happened.. my body responded ! I looked AHmazing today while I worked out and I haven’t even been eating that clean 🤷🏼♀️ #truth
Are you judging your body and then questioning why you aren’t seeing the results you want? Let me help you 🙏🏻 #linkinbio
I thought I was Christmas obsessed but it’s clear to me now that the gene has been passed down and gone into overdrive with this young boy. First thing every morning - “mum can we watch a Christmas movie”, lunch time - “cut my sandwich into a Christmas tree pwease”, night time - “let’s read elf” annndddd all that comes in between is Christmas Christmas Christmas (I’m loving it).
Think the kid would sit with Santa though... not a chance 🤷🏼♀️.
Mele Kalikimaka 🍍
I mean, is Christmas time complete without some dole whip? I don’t think so. Stopped by my favorite place today and loved all their Christmas decor!
Riley absolutely LOVES it more and more with each visit. If you’re in the HB area, be sure to visit them. Best service and best shave ice/Dole Whip around! 🍍🍦🍧
Christmas in the parks is always so magical, especially in my favorite land ✨🎄❣️ Have you gone to the parks yet to see all the lights and foods?! 😍
Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? Like full on LOVE it - yep, I’m totally one of those people and I am in no way ashamed of that fact.
In no particular order, here are a few of the reasons why:
1/ Christmas songs
2/ Christmas movies
3/ Steve and I met on Christmas Day
4/ Steve and I officially got together the following Christmas Day
5/ Giving presents (and getting presents, obvs)
6/ Reliving the Santa magic through the eyes of my kid
7/ Christmas trees and pretty lights EVERYWHERE
8/ The presents thing again
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas? 🎄🎅🏻
🎄We had the pleasure of watching our dear friend David sing in The Music for the Feast of Christmas with the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus under the direction of Cheryl Anderson. It was a beautiful performance that we were so grateful to have witnessed. David even had his own solo and we were blown away by his amazing voice. We got to sing a bit too!🤗 I also wanted to point out that this church was one of the most stunning churches I've ever seen!😍 @tahoepyle @jgod235
Christmas time comes with so many fun activities and traditions, like decorating Gingerbread Houses!
In honor of today being National Gingerbread House Day, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the best gingerbread houses I’ve seen and get you to help me pick a favorite!
Swipe to see all entries (from Taste of Home) and comment your favorite below!
12 Days of Happy & Merry. Watch day 1 now on IGTV!
Last chance to get your Christmas orders in!! Order today! 🎄☃️
It’s the “side-piece” tree. AKA the fun ornaments tree. Does anyone else try to put up 2 trees in their house?? #christmasobsessed
DAY 12: We are pulling our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway series to a close with something for every #gritandgracelife
Through every season of the year, we are grateful for all of you - our tribe. ✨ So today, Brynn Currier has gifted these Mary & Martha items to help us show that! Every woman needs this Grace & Gratitude Mug Set and 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude Journal! 📔🖊
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Ma non vorreste abbracciarlo questo fantastico ⛄ orso natalizio? 🎄 🎄
These are the photos I’m using as color palette inspiration for my holiday decorating this year. #🎄 Love the contrast of the dusty tones with the rich deep hues.
Nuts for the reindeer’s 🥜
33rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade at the Santa Cruz Harbor - 12/1/18 -Theme: Song of the Wind. ⛵☃️🎄🎅❄💕 @tahoepyle @james_and_skye
I know I share transformation pictures every single week. And sometimes repetition makes things feel less special.
But not these...sharing my story over and over doesn’t make me any less PROUD of the progress I continue to make with each program I finish and each round I repeat💜
Like tonight...I’m almost finished with my second round of this program. The first time through I didn’t think this one would be much of a challenge🙈I already love @shaunt
, plus 20 minute workouts will be a piece of cake right?? Aaaaaand then I did day one😳
Going into round 2, I knew what I was getting into😅But that didn’t mean I worked any less hard or made excuses!! I have continued to commit, climb, and CONQUER for the last twelve weeks and I truly couldn’t be prouder of myself💪🏼
Transform :20 has been LIFE CHANGING.
Seriously, I mean it.
Far above the physician changes, this program continues to take me to a whole new place mentally. I proved to myself that I CAN continue to grow and challenge myself and commit 100%. And THAT friends is my biggest victory of all💜
It is amazing what the right tools, the right support, and the right MINDSET can do in our lives when we give it our all...you can truly rise up above ANYTHING!! And I am SO PUMPED for my whole TEAM of ladies to experience this amazing program for themselves👯♀️
We kicked off our big Transform :20 Bootcamp this week to get everyone prepped and ready to take on the real thing next month, and to say the excitement is high is an UNDERSTATEMENT🙌🏼 Ready to join us and getting started on your own transformation?? I would LOVE to connect you to these same tools and this same community that we are plugging into everyday! Check out the application in my profile and I’ll be in touch with all the info💌💌
#tuesdaytransformation #wearestrongertogether #ificandoityoucandoit #bodyafterbabies #olderandwiser #thisis31 #strongasamother #busymama #familyaboveeverything #mamaofthree #nicunurse #nurseinthemaking #nursingschoollife #transform20 #transformationtuesday #christmasobsessed #christmasready #lillylover #disneyobsession #takemetodisney #shinebrighter
Supper with Santa at Mike's Farm tonight! 🎅 It was amazing and totally worth the drive! Santa was awesome and the lights on the hay ride were fantastic! 🎄 The kids had a blast and Payton couldn't stop talking about how amazing it all was! ❤️
I finally got my third Christmas tree!!!🎄🎄🎄Just kidding but I will be heading to @CanadianTire
to get all my ornaments for my second tree, and anything else I need for that matter. 🎁🎅🏻@CanadianTire
is Canada’s Christmas Store with décor, hosting gifts, and toys all under one roof! ✨Look how cute these are!! #CTChristmas #SydHoffChristmas #Sponsored
It’s always fun looking back at Christmas decorations from years prior. This one is from our first Christmas as a married couple. 💚🎄