We crave a different kind of buzz
Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
One thing about me is I can start over. I feel like I’m the queen of fresh starts (only because I’ve moved multiple times, I have had breakups both friends and romance etc). I know how to have nothing, and rebuild a whole new life. Ladies, if we are going to move forward from the past into the future, we have to have a stronger backbone then a wishbone. We are required to PRESS into Jesus for breakthrough. Then, let him show you where you need to move forward. Are there going to be lonely nights? Yes. Are there days when it’s just you and Jesus? Yes. Is it worth it in the end? Yes. I have countlessly had nothing, but Jesus. He has opened plenty of doors I could’ve never opened on my own. •|P R A Y E R|• Lord, help us to stay faithful in the unknown. It hurts being in these unknown places, and I’m not sure where to go next. Lord, today I press on into the promises you have for me. I know you are faithful as we abide in you. In Jesus name, Amen.
I hope you get to the place where you crave what your heart was truly made for...you know? Like all of those things you loved before the world told you who you should be, you should get back to those.
✨A picture can’t speak what we are thinking. ⠀
TRUTH... I was struggling with my facial paralysis... sad for the face I lost... yet grateful for everything else I had. ⠀
We never know what someone is thinking or feeling unless we ask... and they are will to share. ⠀
Be a friend who’s there for others... It truly is priceless!! ⠀
xo Shari 💕⠀
#Brilliantista #thatsbrilliant #friendships
Liv and I started chatting through Instagram at the beginning of September & we've met for the first time exactly two weeks later at her couple photo session! Liv and Nathan are so kind and fun to be around. I am very happy that I had the chance to meet them and capture their beautiful moments together which were filled with lots of love and laughter.☺️
during her personal branding photoshoot - her shop is the loveliest and I highly recommend a visit! I just wanted to let you know that as of 1st October I’ll be increasing my personal branding prices slightly, so if you’d like to book in at current rates, please do so soon! If you have any questions about personal branding or you’re nervous to take the plunge, just drop me a message and I’ll be happy to help! Happy Thursday peeps 🌸
Wearing princess Aurora today 💖 She’s of my most wanted brooches when I first started collecting. Dreams do come true 😊
Lately I have been trying to work on creating minimal pieces with lots of personality. It's tricky to leave lots of white space untouched, this piece wasn't quite what I was going for, but is close! I thought I would share it as today's painting of the day because I feel it's important to share pieces from all phases of the artistic the process. My painting a day project has been an amazing journey, but I want you all to know that for every piece I post I usually throw away about three. Always keep creating and never give up!!! 💙💙💙 #day263
I LOVE hosting people at my house. Before the drywall went up in @ahomebuiltforjoy
, I prayed through every room & wrote verses on the framing. In my living room I wrote ”Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them.” Those words couldn’t have been truer today as 15 young adults gathered in my living room to study the word of God together. I’m so incredibly thankful for the Christian community that I’ve found in Columbus, but I know that’s not always the case for creative entrepreneurs. That’s why I founded @illuminate_community
& why I encourage you to join the Facebook group. It’s a safe place to make connections with other believers, and to encourage each other to boldly live out their faith in Jesus. I have big plans for this group, and I am so excited to see how the Lord uses it! Picture by @stephaniekasephoto
I was made for sunny days. 😎
Memories of Spain 💕 one year ago. 💕
We go together like Milk, Coffee and Donuts. ☕️🍩🥛💃🏻
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Just over here contemplating the meaning of design this week at #circles2018
, no big deal. Meanwhile, here’s a snazzy photo of me thinking about tacos at @elvez_ftl
back in FTL.
How do you want to feel one year from today and what steps are you taking to get there? (Steps toward the ocean count! 😜)
is a place to change your mind about spending, saving and living your best life. Keep up to date & subscribe to @themoneyedit
via link in profile ☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼
Granola snack sleeves for the win! These colourful dudes are filled with 8 mini granola packs, perfect to fuel on the fly (plus you get to inky-pinky-ponky between the different flavours each day #winning
Stop saying “no” to things that scare you. You are capable of doing whatever the thing is that you think someone else would be better at 💪🏼 YOU GOT THIS!
I’m practicing the simple act of letting go. Letting thoughts go, things go, people go ... Letting go of expectations & outcomes, learning how to work with just this moment, no thoughts of tomorrow, just spending every second as well as I can. Feeling good in this space I’ve created for myself. Slowly building myself a life, a world, a universe of things that make me feel good. Moving with precision, making deliberate decisions, creating my own life & character with wisdom & choice. I no longer want life to happen to me, passively catching up -- I want to actively shape & form my own life & path. I want to happen to life instead.
Sometimes this yoga practice looks like I’m just bending & twisting for the fun of it, but it’s an entirely different inner process that’s going on. It’s the practice of letting go. Of letting everything match up & align, no separation between mind and body, heart & trust. Controlled power, befriending my body, releasing my mind.
Pull your leg up & your joints will restrict you, at first. They will put up a blockage, say no & you will push and pull, forcefully try to get it to where you want it to go.
Instead, let it relax -- breathe deep down into that joint that is stubbornly holding a tight grip on you & be gentle with it. Slowly slowly, little by little, it will loosen its grip and simply let go. Let go of control & control will let go of you.
I’m trying to stop forcing things to happen. I’m trying to quit the aggressively pushing and pulling to get to where I want to get. It’s been beautiful to see the wonderful things that naturally unfold for me when I let go a little. Opportunities line up, events appear & things feel natural and easy, like it was always meant to happen this way. I’m not so worried, not so stressed and scared about absolutely everything and I’m slowly learning to believe that if I open up space for that thing I’m dreaming of and align myself with the path I need to be on to get there, the opportunities will align and I will get there gracefully instead of forcefully.
I’m obsessive about the future and I can’t let go of my past: I’m practicing the simple act of letting go.
When last did you Celebrate your wins?⠀
🎈No this wasn’t me today (I wish) this was from my 40th because I’m a big celebrator! I love bdays - they usually go for a month. I celebrate when I finish a project or a piece of work, geez I celebrate getting through the day most of the time. Red wine anyone?🍷
🎉 One thing I’ve learnt is that if you don’t celebrate the small wins then it’s harder to reach the big wins. Celebrating let’s you reflect on what you’ve done well and pushes you to the next stage with a spring in your step!⠀
🎁 So my little message today is - make the time to stop, celebrate, acknowledge the little things - it just makes life and biz more fun really!⠀
🎊 What could you celebrate today??⠀
love the scripting style and color!! ❤️ Love the message behind it even more ❤️😍 God is so good and connects us at just the right moments ❤️
Go see @discipledesigns2819
and their fantastic t-shirt designs as you also give them a follow too😊
I have been going back and forth between which shirt from the fall collection is my favorite. Truth is, I love them all…Each shirt has some sort of special meaning to me. However, I think I’ve finally decided that the “He Turns My Struggles Into My Story” is my favorite, because the meaning behind it is EXTRA special. ❤️
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Bear with me, the story behind this shirt is a little lengthy, but so worth the read!
A few months ago I asked my Instagram followers what quotes, verses, and hymns they would like to see on a shirt. A stranger at the time, but now my sweet friend @chloelizabeth24
, responded with “Turning my Struggles into My Story.” I knew this wasn’t a bible verse and I was pretty sure it wasn’t a hymn so I immediately knew there had to be a story behind the quote. So I reached out to Chloe to let her know that I loved the idea, and before I could even ask she poured her heart out to me and told me what it meant to her.
Chloe has been struggling with health problems for a couple of years and the doctors have not been able to diagnose her. At first she was hopeful and prayerful that it would be figured out and she would feel better soon, but as time passed by without answers she began to feel frustrated and defeated. Her story could have easily ended there. She could have let anger and bitterness consume her and cause her to lose faith in God. But not Chloe, she’s stronger than that! Chloe has made up her mind that everything she is going through is not for nothing, but instead is a part of "her story" and a plan that God has for her. This phrase has become Chloe’s mantra and I love it!
I am in awe of God’s perfect timing. I too was experiencing ongoing health issues without any answers at the time.
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I wish I had an inspirational caption for this post but I found this yellow jacket and it’s the bomb so I had to capture it. That is all.
🎨That painting behind me has a special place in my heart - every day when I see it above my kitchen bench, I remember the moment it was finished.
I remember this distinct feeling of...’oh?! I’ve reached a new level’
It was a recognition of something AND a discovery of a new perspective.
Like seeing a view on the top of a new mountain.
And every day I remember that sense of renewed confidence. That sense of discovery and joy.
But also remembering the goals and desires I’m still working on.
It connects me to my past self, and also my future self.
It holds that memory from the past, I’ve “upleveled” many more times since (with different special paintings).
It also holds my intentions & visions from my future - my goals and discovery of my higher self.
ALL this from a little painting. My art is always MORE than just a pretty painting for the wall. It can hold your heart & intentions. It can reflect back to you memories & future visions
🔥It’s why I am offering Chapter Change Commissions this month. For you to capture & honour the moments you have had. The moments you are having & those you are going to have.
For you to have a living work of art that evolves with you AND anchors you to your intentions, values and heart.
I shared my story in a video on my Facebook page - Link in bio. Also find the link to the application form if you would like more info about Chapter Change Commissions. It’s an incredible value and immensely personalised & intimate.
I can’t wait to create art that will be a daily joy for you.
Photos - capturd memories for your walls ❤
These two are Chico bound for their I Do’s on Saturday! We love our “job” ❤️🙏 Photo by @ronnyandrene
This Thursday I’ll be at @waineboutique
on the square making jewlz 🍭
I’m going to have bracelets, rings, necklaces, and artwork you can take home 🌟💕
Wedding season is my favorite season of the year✨
Wedding dates// new names// Mrs