AD | If you’re anything like me, then you probably can’t wait to FULLY embrace all things Fall! You don’t have to wait to enjoy the smells of fall though! Pop over to Walmart and stock up on fall scented goodies from Glade®! There are candles, PlugIns and room sprays that all smell divine! I’m totally in love with the Cozy Autumn Cuddle scent and have PlugIns® in 3 other rooms! My whole home smells like the best parts of fall and its making me so happy! #SparkWarmthAtWalmart
Do you set time aside to rest & just be? Sunday’s are a great day to pause, breathe deep, be grateful & reset for the week. How do you rest during the week? X
Finding inspiration can be extremely personal, but it is almost always more fun collectively! Sam and I have so much fun seeing the world through shared experiences. We find inspiration in nature, beautiful design, and through creative culinary experiences. We are always encouraged and fueled by other's creative processes and endeavors...making recipe books and design books some of the best fodder! I know that not everyone sees themselves as a "creative" who needs inspiration...but I argue that creativity lies in almost every accomplishment you make, even the mundane. It is the part of you that is in everything you do! So, be inspired, and see yourself through new eyes! xoxo, Chanda 🐼 + Sam🤱🏼. 📷 cred @anyaismyname #inspired #inspiration #creativity #zestybesties #creativepreneurs #everygirl #darlingmovement #instapiration_
Feeling MUCH better today! Thank you for your prayers and kind words. Grocery shopping for sure. Everything else? SO optional!
Saturdays are for outdoor brunches and spending time with your best friends🍹⠀
Tag your friends below to remind them of that😉⠀
It’s Saturday! It’s Coach Supply Pick-Up now until 2pm at the GOTR NOVA offices in Fairfax (10301 Democracy Lane). This fantastic group from @acumensolutions
generously donated their time earlier this week to help us get all the supplies for each team sorted and ready for pick up. #everygirl #strongstartshere
Fall is here!! For me that means pumpkin lattes, cozy cardigans and super cute boots everyday.
I love what I love—call me basic, but there’s a reason these things are popular!
What does fall mean for you?
👯♀️ Join us for our fall sip n’ shop from 11-4 today!!!! 🥂
Rainbow badge books ✔️ Rainbow hand books ✔️ An (almost) full set of Stage 1 SB’s ✔️ Full set of Rainbow UMA’s ✔️ and of course a few odd badges 😜 Can you see Daisy was excited? #everygirl #girlguiding
One of our most popular scarves comes in gold, with a touch of this season's uber popular leopard print. These satin scarves are perfect for dressing any outfit. ⏩ Swipe to see more. ⏳⏳⏳70% OFF SALE ending soon. Grab them while stocks last today!
11 years married to my best friend today 💛 i just feel really, really humbled that he chooses me daily and understands my weirdness (or at least tries to..
and even joins in from time to time🐒💛🐒). I love you with every ounce of my being Wade Harold 😍 #happyanniversary #pic #bestfriend #11yearsmarried #15yearstogether
Just me and these crazies celebrating the end of summer and beginning of fall with Halloween jammies and hocus pocus 🍁🕸🎃
Why not take time to encourage a girl in your world today xx
The incentive this month is amazing!! But truthfully, I’m mentioning it because of really big dream/goal we have of hiring #everygirl
at Cornerstone Leadership Academy. But in order to do that, we need more Fellows to join and be a part of the story. So if you’ve dreamed of your own #smallbusiness
, this is an amazing opportunity! Let me know if you’re interested! I’d love to tell you more.
thoughts as of late: there are oodles of boys but *it feels like* there are very few men. (boys reading this will most likely immediately get offended + somehow, in some world think this is directly aimed at them... aka why they are a boy.) .
i’m not trying to be rude. promise.
i used to think it was up to me, as a strong woman, to in some way empower boys to become men. i don’t think it is up to me anymore. don’t get me wrong, i still desire to encourage + empower! most of my friends will tell you— I’LL BE YO NUMBA ONE CHEERLEADER! BUT ultimately, i think boys need to want it for themselves. they need to want to grow, want to work through the hard stuff and want to become the men they are meant to be!!! A little Boyz II Men action ....hahaha anyone remember those guys?! 🤣 anyways, to the men out there: I SALUTE YOU! i celebrate you! i thank youuuuuu! truly! and to the boys, well, i celebrate who you are becoming. 💛
thoughts?! come at me with them! ✨
PS i’m doing a giveaway sometime in the next few weeks! i’m partnering with the company that makes the rad wooden watch i’m wearing in this picture! keep yo sweet eyes peeled!!! .
#jordwatch #authenticportrait #morningjournaling #everygirl #postthepeople #liveauthentic
the moon of my sky,
the love of my life,
Cuando es viernes y el cuerpo lo sabe 😂 When it’s Friday and you feel it! 😂 📷: @pacheco.elvis
Did a corn maze, watched apple cider get bottled, watched a big semi truck full of apples get dumped, ate apple cider donuts, drank cold cider, had a blast with my kiddos and friends. All because Sseko is helping me do those extras with my kids we wouldn't normally do. #becauseofsseko #ssekoinacornmaze #louisburgcidermill #midwestfall
On Friday we wear flannel. 🍁
So tomorrow is the big day!!! Thank you so much for everyone's support and love these past few weeks, especially to my mum for coming with me.
So proud to be walking a marathon for @girlguiding
and to have raised £235 (so far) as well as so much awareness that we are a charity and are all volunteers. Many people think we get paid for our time when in reality we do it for the joy we get from it. Nothing makes me happier than my weekly Brownie meetings and seeing my girls grow into amazing little people❤️ #girlguiding #everygirl #girlscan
BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ website revamp 🖥
✅ updated brand photos with @chantellrae
✅ updated coaching services
✅ creating a mastermind with a retreat at my favorite place ever - Disney World ✨
✅ new amazing freebies
✅ building a podcast 🎤
✅ new logo in the works by @justlikewhitecreative
I can’t wait to show you all these new changes as I lean into this pivot! If you wanna be the first-to-know - be sure to sign up for the newsletter at the link in my bio! ✨
featuring my fav Starbucks drink: Strawberry Açaí Refresher w/ lemonade 🍓🍋
Don’t compare your step 1 to someone else’s step 100 🏃♀️ It’s easy to look around on instagram and feel like you’re sooo far from where everyone else is at. 😍And to immediately look at your inadequacies and think you’re not good enough. But everyone who’s ever done anything great started from ZERO. 💖
Everyone had to LEARN to talk, to walk, to read, to write…..
And sometimes we think, oh she probably came from a good family, has never struggled with money, or is naturally thin, this and that…
But I GUARANTEE you that person had and has struggles too, you’re just not seeing them!!
THERE IS NO PATH TO ANYTHING GREAT, WITHOUT STRUGGLE. But the struggle is the good stuff, that’s the growth. Those difficulties that you face and work through are the things leading you to that vision and BUILDING THE PERSON YOU NEED TO BECOME TO HANDLE THE VISION. 💖
BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, ON STEP 1, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE VISION. Like lifting weights, or running faster or farther, you must take incremental steps and build your way there.
#goalgirlhq #goalcrusher #girlpreneur #goalsetting #runnergirl #peptalk #girlpwr #girlpower
I’m a sucker for beautiful buildings 💐
Is that really too much to ask?... 💁🏼♀️🐼 || @untamedego
Fall season is a busy one, and I barely get to be home on the weekends, or any day really - so in order to spend enough quality time with this little munchkin, I needed to get creative. This morning we decided to break the rules, skip daycare, and just have some much needed family time. Liam and I got to spend the entire morning at the Zoo, and I enjoyed every second of it! Liam's reactions to the different Animals were absolutely priceless! And I think I discovered that feeding giraffes might be my new favorite thing to do!! 😂😂😁😁🤣🙃
I think the biggest struggle of being the owner of a creative business is that work never actually stop. There will always be something to do, especially if you are constantly growing. Today made me realize how important it is to still create a life/ work balance - even on the busiest seasons! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Working mamas, what are your tricks/ routines to maintain that balance? How do you make sure to add enough quality time with your littles?! How do you make sure every minute counts? :)
Pamper time is ME time 💕💕
Who needs a little bit of chill? 💆♀️
Hey guys it’s been a minute since I posted a photo of me and we just had family photos done sooooo of course wanted to share this amazing shot by Heather! ⠀
For those of you who are new and old and everybody in between a little bit about me....⠀
🚜 Grew up in small-town AG⠀
👭👭I have three sisters... all girls yes that was fun growing up ⠀
🏀 Basketball was my sport ⠀
🙋🏻♀️ I live in comfy clothes preferably no bra and no make up⠀
🎶 I blare the music every chance I get and sing at the top of my lungs and think I’m good! ⠀
🛍 gifts/thoughtfulness are my love language ⠀
📸 Self-taught photographer ⠀
👩🏼⚕️ No broken bones but have had back surgery⠀
🖥 Went to school for graphic design⠀
🌙 I’m an old soul who could totally be a hippie ⠀
🎥 Husbands in New York for film school...screen writing and directing. Guess you can say were a creative couple. ⠀
👶🏼 My daughter has blue eyes and curly strawberry blonde hair I were brunette with dark hazel eyes 🤷🏻♀️🤣⠀
🍲 Oh and if I could have one last meal before I die it would be Thanksgiving dinner (Turkey mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, roll, yams the works) and pumpkin pie of course pumpkin pie. Id die happy 🙌🏼⠀
And I wanted to say thank you for everybody who follows, who comments and likes I truly love what I do and to be able to create memories and photos that you guys all get to look back on and it means the world that you are all here supporting that for me because I couldn’t do what I do without all of you so thank you and please reach out I love comments or message me and let’s grab coffee and be friends and not just people behind phones You never know who you reach out to you could be your lifelong friend 😘 ⠀
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"To create big + wild dreams, you gotta do crazy + wild things," I said in response to his question about my husband's perspective on my work habits.
I think faster than I talk (people have said I sound like an auctioneer), I sleep six hours a night, and I type on my laptop at 4:30am.
When people ask how he puts up with me, I just shake my head and say, "I DON'T QUESTIONS MIRACLES, BABY BOO!"
This weekend we are preparing for our first live Social Curator event in Newport Beach...and by "preparing" I mean he's planned everything and I'll just show up to sprinkle glitter. And drink champagne.
Shout out to the business partners, spouses, and supporter who help us pursue our dreams!
Who pushes you forward? Holler at them today....or tag them here so they know they're loved and appreciated!
Summer is officially over! Hiiiiii Fall! 🍁🍂 #heyyycel
"We are born makers." ~Brene Brown
It's true, yet all my life, until very recently I claimed "I am not artistic. I am not creative." I make art yet I literally can't color inside the lines.
I distinctly remember a time in third grade when we were given the task to color an American Flag. I was trying really hard to color inside the lines. It hurt my hand. And I was board out of my mind. I had undiagnosed ADD, dyslexia, and likely small motor coordination delays.
But also, maybe I just wasn't meant to color inside the lines. A well intentioned teacher showed me a classmates flag and said "NO color neatly, like this." Shame. She shamed me. And that shame went deep.
You better believe I think about this often when I talk to my kids. In our house, creativity is as important as literacy. We have an entire room dedicated to art. We have markers in jars and blank paper on the dinning room table. Note pads, paint, and pastels at the ready. Instruments available and music is usually always playing. Creative writing and storytelling is encouraged.
And of course they get to see their mama making a living being an artist.
I spent the better part of my adolescent and early adult life denying my creativity. Thinking I had to take the safe path in life to succeed.
Well, not anymore. Nope, I don't color inside the lines. But I am a maker and I make EVERY DAMN DAY.
As my friends at @creativelive
say, "There is a creator in all of us." So go be the creator you were meant to be, friend! .
Photo by @sandracoan
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Happy Fri-yayyyy!! Before I dive into a #fridayintroduction
, I have to tell you that if you want to start your day in the BEST mood, take a moment to google “Kevin Hart scared of Robert Irwin’s animals on Jimmy Fallon.” I LAUGHED SO HARD. You’re welcome. 😘
Ok, now that your day is going to be awesome, here are some fun animal-based fun facts about me (because Robert Irwin just makes me so damn happy and now I want to get cable just so I can watch his Animal Planet show when it comes out): 1. My first pet (besides my parent’s cocker spaniel who hated me for coming into this world and stealing all their love from him), was a giant grasshopper I named Grassy Grassy.
2. When I was 9, I had a notebook filled with dog names, and when we got out poodle-bichon and she was already named Honey, I was super bummed my names wouldn’t be needed. 😂
3. I got a parakeet when I was 9 (his name was Sky because he was blue #duh
), and he lived til I was 18!
4. We had a small 2.5 acre farm when I was in high school and had goats, sheep, ducks and chickens...oh and a cat, bird, dog and hamster.
5. I have no problems holding a snake, but literally any spider needs to stay 10 feet away from me.
6. I got to bathe elephants and cuddle baby tigers in Thailand, and it was quite possibly the best thing EVER.
7. Before Winston, I had a cocker spaniel named Lexie. She lives with my parents now (long story), and they call her their grand-doggy.
8. I still haven’t seen a sloth in real life (despite being to Costa Rica multiple times), and if someone can make that happen I might go full on Kristen Bell.
9. I had two gerbils in college - Milo + Topher. My friends kidnapped them and held them for ransom one time and in retaliation my friend and I stole all of their underwear. (Shhh it makes total sense.)
10. One time when I was little, a squirrel scratched my finger (it was in a park where you could buy peanuts to feed the squirrels), and I thought that automatically meant I had rabies and spent months worrying about when the disease would fully kick in. 😂🤦🏼♀️ (Photo by @teresaearnestsocial
+ edited by me)
TGIF! Who else thinks they kicked this weeks butt! 🙋🏼♀️ I sure do! #carryoncort
Be fearlessly AUTHENTIC!
This is how you stand out on social media.
Show your style. Be vulnerable. Give value. Show up consistently. Just do you.