This is a great habit to get into... to wash all of your produce as you bring it home which removes all of the dirt and bugs from being ‘handled’ plus it’s an easy way to start the prepping process of your meals 👌🏻
What family traditions do you do each week? What traditions do you remember the most from your childhood?
For the past few months we’ve been going to Sunday Brunch after church @sevillegolfandcountryclub
It’s fun to go as a family and the girls love the waffles! And I do too!!!! The homemade whipped cream on top is what I look forward to every weekend!
I read somewhere lately that a study revealed that people remember family traditions the most from their childhood. Now that the girls are getting older we are starting to create more. I’m so excited about it!
Fearless. This girl is up for anything at the park. She climbs, rides as fast as she can, and swings on all the things. I love watching her go. What makes me smile the most is that she says hi to every kid. She genuinely thinks that every one is her friend and she treats them like one.♥️
Dancing into this new week with a big smile on my face. Counting down the days til we begin our big road trip. We leave next week and our first stop is Joshua Tree 🙌🏼 #circlesontheopenroad
Baby you’re a firework!✨🇺🇸
I couldn’t wait any longer to share this top from @shopthelocale.
I am so excited to wear it at the lake next week!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I linked some festive tees and my favorite jean shorts here: http://liketk.it/2CQAE #liketkit @liketoknow.it
Guys, I think I’m into skirts now. Prepare to see this outfit again when I wear it in NYC in a couple days (because #packinglight
, and because it’s very comfy despite the number of tacos I just ate). Cheers to trying something new (that is, me wearing anything but solid neutral colors) ✌🏼
Ending the day with puppy snuggles, a fun book, and a little CBD oil 👌🏼
Speaking of CBD oil, I finally finished my big comprehensive blog post ALL about what it is, which brands I’ve tried, the different benefits, and more! This post has been on my to do list for almost a year (🙈) - mostly because every time I mention it in my stories, I inevitably get tons of questions about it! But I took my time, did a lot of research, gave myself the opportunity to try a few different brands (some were gifted but no part of this is sponsored!) and I really hope this post helps you answer any questions you might have about it!
Have you ever tried CBD products? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments!!
Guys. Today began the first day of the next chapter of my career in retail... this girl is a BRAND MANAGER YALL 😆💗✨ I did not reach this milestone alone though. So many mentors, friends, coaches, colleagues, and a TON of trial + error got me here. And thank god for each and every one of them. Thank god for the failures. Thank god for life never going according to plan. Thank god for this community that is my FTD fam ✨ You know what I gotta say now right? LETS GOOOOO 🎉 #justgettingstarted #ftdflowers #brandmanagement #bloom
gettin’ me right where it hurts, as per usual. Summer said this several episodes back and it really stuck with me. It’s a great reminder. 🖤 #driftscript
I typically don’t post photos like this at all, but Tom (@foodphotographer
) and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend 💕 Cheers to another year! Some fun facts about Tom: -He’s left-handed
-Raised in Connecticut (and says a few words/phrases with a HARD New England accent 😂)
-He’s a full-time, professional food/hospitality photographer, and I cringe whenever someone calls him my “Instagram Husband” (he’s ridiculously talented!) For outfit deets, you can click on the link in my bio, or head to the @liketoknow.it
app! http://liketk.it/2CONB #liketkit
Dallas, you sure did keep it wild! 2 flight cancellations due to a freak air traffic control outage + 16 hours spent overnight in the airport continuously trying to get the next standby flight back to Baltimore in time for my transplant evaluation wasn’t exactly the “wild night” I had in mind for this past weekend. While I always try to see the adventure & humor in things, I’m feeling especially grateful to be home! 💗
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Rounding up some of my favorite summer dresses on le blog tomorrow 👋🏼 Also, watching the @bacheloretteabc
with my mom, and her commentary is on point! 👌🏼 she was not a fan of the naked bungee 😆
If the saying: “It’s the thought that counts” only applied to activities like working out...I’d be in the BEST shape. 💪🏻
Just one of those days where I couldn’t wait to run home to my pjs instead of the gym.
American Honey 🇺🇸🍯 #TapToShop
This tee is going FAST, ladies!
Hey babes, guess what? If you worked as hard as you do/would for someone else all week...you’d make all those personal goals happen. 🙌🏼
Don’t mind me exploring towns and finding all the cute doors to take pictures in front of. 🤗🤪
Where is a random place you snapped a picture at recently? 👇👇
You GUYS we are so thrilled to be joined by @_rachelsimone
this week! Money mindset is not a topic you imagine having warm and fuzzy feelings about, but the way Rachel approaches it, you will. We had so much fun talking with her about values, mindset, and planning related to money and we know you’ll have just as much fun listening!
She is connection
She hears the whispers of the Universe
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She is at one with Mother Earth
She values the contributions of those around her
She nourishes the connections and communities that surround her
She longs to spend time in communication with Source
She feels the peace and serenity of the Universe
She is connection
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back on that Monday grind and (trying to) get things done 🌻 when I have a full to-do list, I find I’m much more productive when I keep going! and of course, coffee is necessary ☕️ what are your favorite tips for crossing off a busy to-do list?! 🙌🏼
Felt cute. Won’t delete later. 💜✨
I hate it when I think I’m buying organic vegetables, but when I get home they’re regular donuts.🍩⠀
Tell me the truth... does this ever happen to you? Or am I alone?🤪
For me, life beyond these brick walls can be heart-wrenching and disappointing to the point where it almost feels like my new norm. I take the tests, I see the doctors, I get the same prognosis for my recurring symptoms. It is what it is, and over the years I’ve learned not to dwell on it.
But, to-freakin-day was different. For the first time in a long time (maybe even ever?), I spent less than 30 minutes with my doctor (as opposed to the usual 1+ hours) and was given a clean bill of health. 🙌🏼
It doesn’t sound like much, especially since I was just sick for the last 3 weeks and totally got my butt kicked. But I need to take a minute to honor this feeling because the fact of the matter is this: I live with a chronic illness. I reside in a body that is constantly trying to knock me down and expend all my energy just to stay afloat.
And, maybe you do, too. Or maybe you have your own set of heart-wrenching and disappointing life things to sort through.
Either way, I’ve learned it’s important to capitalize on the good we feel in the moment. Even if it’s fleeting. Even if tomorrow pushes you deeper into the trenches and we feel like there’s no way out, at least we have today.
At least we have this moment to let that goodness work its magic in our hearts and bottle it up for whatever tomorrow brings. So, feel this moment, soak it in, and take a deep breath. Let’s live for today. ☀
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MOTIVATE // If you need motivation and encouragement, this is your blend! It helps you to get into the creative zone, and have the confidence to follow through on your creative aspirations and intentions.
PASSION // This blend encourages you to take risks, to confidently face your fears, and to break free if limitations 🙌🏼🙌🏼 And take it from me, it helps you to get into that inspired flow.
In the diffuser //
3 drops Motivate
3 drops Passion
Don’t just save this for the diffuser though. This combo makes a killer aromatic dressing 😍.
What are your go to oils for getting shit done?
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Happy Monday babes! I'm sharing a try on session today in my stories of this dress and the romper I shared last week that @lulus
sent me so you can see more of how it actually fits on! 💕 I'm also sharing some adorable summer sandals that you can wear with everything! --
In case you missed it, I shared a Wedding Guest Dress 101 post to the blog Saturday that gives a guide of what to wear to ecery wedding you have this summer from head to toe! 🙌 Check out the post by going to the link in my bio! ❤ I was at a wedding this weekend and failed to get any pictures of myself or my husband and I 🙈 oops! Are you always good about getting pics when you go to special events or not?
#lovelulus #lulusambassador #gucciandglamstyle
#kcblogger #kcigers #crossroadskc #kcmo
Summer Summer Summer Time ❤️❤️❤️
I consider myself to be a denim connoisseur. I base this on the simple fact that I spend roughly 95% of my life in jeans and always have. I was pretty tall and thin most of my life which always made finding jeans difficult. Ok. It was beyond difficult. I would literally cry after spending an entire afternoon scouring Nordstrom for a pair of jeans that fit me to no avail. My friends all slid right into whatever they tried on and it was always highwater city for me. In order to get length at this point in fashion, you also got width, which I lacked. From age 11-27 I was 5’9 and a size 00-2. I now rest comfortably between a 4-6 since my accident so it’s a little easier now 😉 .
In the early 2000s Citizens of Humanity and Seven for All Mankind appeared on the scene and luckily my parents were kind enough to drop $130+ on a pair of jeans for me because for the first time in my life, THEY FIT. It’s like these high end, overpriced jeans were made for tall, skinny bitches with suuuper long legs and no hips 😂👏🏼 Granted it was 2003, the era of the low rise bootcut or flared jean and I was rocking mid-rise button fly straight legs, but still...it felt GOOD. .
My obsession with premium denim had begun. Over the years I tried them all, Citizens, 7s, Hudson, Paige, True Reliogion and a litany of others...but when I met my first pair of J Brands I knew I’d found true love. I always hated adorned, over stitched pockets like so many brands of jeans possessed. It was never my thing and J Brand is 100% incognito. They have never needed to blast their name all over their denim to sell it, the quality, structure and amazing washes handle that just fine. It’s funny because when I got these not long ago and I keep going on and on about how perfect they fit and how lovely the denim quality is and that they’re the BEST pair of jeans I’ve ever owned...then I remember I said this the last time I got a new pair of @jbrandjeans
😂 Yep, they’re THAT good 🤘🏼
Finally getting a little more sun ☀️ and a bit less rain 🌧 .
Still loving these mom shorts from @americaneagle.
They also just came out with a curvy mom jean that has me excited cause I their other ones were a mess on me, too loose in the waist but too tight in the thigh. Forever struggle to find that perfect fitting jean 👖
HOW TO *ORGANICALLY* BOOST YOUR ENGAGEMENT ON INSTAGRAM - PART 1 📱
IG has been acting all sorts of whack lately - right?! ☠️
While we CAN’T control how the algorithm ACTS, we CAN control how we RESPOND by making sure we’re not just pointing fingers at it, but actively working to combat it 😎
Here’s where to start 👇🏼
(1.) DON’T USE BASIC HASHTAGS
If you’re using broad hashtags like #business
you’re digging yourself into a ditch because (1) they have over a million hits and your post is going to get lost in the depths of that tag and (2) it tells me NOTHING about your brand 🤷🏽♀️
Instead, when I use hashtags like: #societygal
, and #businessbabescollective
// they put me RIGHT in front of my ideal audience because they’re more specific AND have less hits 👌🏼
BONUS: Go through the hashtags you’re using, follow them, and comment on/like those photos when they pop up in your feed! The support is often reciprocated! 💕
(2.) TALK TO ONE PERSON
When you’re talking to everyone, you’re speaking to no one.
You can’t keep expecting to get serious engagement and feedback when all your messaging starts with, “hey guys!!!” And ends with, “hope you ALL love it!” because it creates disconnect 🚫
Don’t worry, this is a major thing I’M personally working on this year, so you’re not the only guilty one 😂
You want to constantly be singling out ONE specific person (a.k.a ideal client/audience member) and talking to them so they begin to form that, “I always feel like you’re speaking DIRECTLY to me” response to your content ❤️
2.) USE CALL TO ACTIONS
In order to get people responding to your captions (and not just saying “so cute!!!”) you need to offer them an opportunity to join the conversation you’re initiating 🗣
Saying things like, “double tap if you can relate!” // “tag a friend below that needs this encouragement / could use this resource / would benefit from this event” // “instagram has been crazy this week, right?!” 😉 - encourages them to look *beyond* the pretty picture and actually ENGAGE 🙌🏼
What are your favorite CTA’s to use when writing captions?
The more I move into design as a career the more I realise just how important it is to create just for fun, just because, without a brief and without attachment to any particular outcome. Oh, and that simple is almost always better! 😆 SWIPE RIGHT for a snippet of what I’ve been up to today, in between client work... #studiobreaktheloop #logodesign
One year ago today I moved to Sacramento.
I had just taken on my first copywriting client, @beachsidestudio.
I packed all my belongings into the smallest Uhaul I could rent, and drove up the state of California to move into my new home.
In many ways, it still feels like a dream. I feel SO LUCKY to live in a place that is culturally diverse and filled with creativity. Every day, I wake up so inspired.
In fact, I think Sacramento draws my creativity out more than I’ve ever seen it happen before. My vision has expanded and new ideas constantly pop into my brain. This refreshed innovation shows up in the work I do for my clients.
I love where I live. It was scary to leave what I knew to start over from scratch in a new city... but I can honestly say the leap of faith it took to get here has made ALL the difference.
Do you love where you live? Tell me about it! 💛
At least insomnia is good for getting orders packaged! 😅
if you would’ve told me I was going to post this a month ago, I wouldn’t have believed it. This caption should provably be a full blog post, but here’s a tiny bit of vulnerability. •
My skin has always been a struggle for me; acne and scarring in my mid-twenties? Embarrassing, but recently fixed (I’ll talk about that later because it’s a miracle). Not loving the way you look starting with the color of your skin? Crushing. •
Truthfully, I’ve stepped back from Instagram and blogging because this is something I’ve struggled with. I don’t look like most girls who blog and it’s been a serious self-esteem hit. I’d scroll through my timeline then realize I would never look like these girls. I would repeat this, planting and watering seeds of insecurity, hurt, and rejection of myself. I was harming my heart by constantly bombarding myself with images that, frankly, aren’t an accurate representation of what the world looks like. I purposefully began seeking out women who look like me and my perspective shifted. •
One of my favorite bloggers @goodtomicha
(gorgeous, smart and hilarious go find her) recently participated in a dialogue about lack of representation in the media landscape, particular social media marketing. To some, a lack of representation is unnoticeable. To women of color, it can say “this isn’t for you.” Whether it’s a makeup, a boutique, or a service being offered, it screams that they are not valued. •
My heart knows my value is rooted firmly in Jesus; I’m made in His image and I am deeply loved by God. My head had to learn that my value isn’t rooted in what Instagram places before us as the ideal. Weeding out these thoughts is a slow process, but it’s been worth it. •
So, there will be some changes around here. I don’t know the specifics. I’m growing and hoping to be part of the change. If you got to the bottom of this novel, I hope you are too 💛
I have embarked on many adventures this year! I am so excited to once again be on a plane north bound to Utah. Coming from the heat of the blazing Arizona sun I'm pretty stoked to have some actual weather rolling around the mountains of the Provo Valley.⠀
I grew up visiting Utah yearly as a summer tradition. It was the highlight of my summer as a kid because I could run around outside bare-foot in the cool grass. Oh who am I kidding my feet are way too sensitive to be running anywhere bare-footed. Either way I loved being able to be outside from dawn to dusk playing in my grandparents large yard. I loved it so much so that I would cry every time we journeyed back home.⠀
Being more adult now I still love to escape from Arizona every now and then, but the experience is quite different. I've been traveling for photography more lately, which is a true blessing, leaving me itching to explore as much as possible. This means leaving my grandparent's yard to see the surrounding cities, to meet other photographers, and be out in the beautiful natural world of mountains, lakes, and valleys that Utah has to offer.⠀
So as I prepare for the plane to land, I ask you; What do you recommend I explore, or who should I look to meet in Utah this time around? Drop a comment of anyone I could do a photo shoot with, of any hiking spots, or of any local restaurants to try. I'll be in driving distance of Provo, Park City, Salt Lake, and Midway
🤤 over this beauty from @store5a.
I’ve been stalking it every day since I had the pleasure of styling it last month. Who’s going to snag it before I do?!
Happy Monday Beauties!
Today’s question...As a female entrepreneur, what’s your makeup routine? 💄
Do you only throw on some moisturizer and mascara? Or maybe add a lip color? Are there things you’d like to use but don’t know how?
I’m listening ladies! I would love to know your preferences, needs and wants when it comes to your makeup routine.
Comment or send me a DM! 👇🏽
Taking over the world one gingham piece at a time 🖤✨
Double posting because today Maeve turned 🌸11 months🌸 . . .
I can’t believe this is the second to last time we will be taking monthly photos like this! The year has flown by. Miss Maeve has a huge personality (her multitude of expressions may hint that this is the case). Sweet, and yet stubborn. This girl keeps us busy 😊
Come July these photos will happen once a year. Crazy!
✨ new blog post: bright & colorful summer style 🌈 today on the blog I’m encouraging you to branch out & try new color palettes. come see my favorite vibrant looks for summer at thehoneyprint.com!
what color(s) do you typically wear?
http://liketk.it/2CPHL #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkunder100
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This entire weekend in LA was so amazing I reunited with friends and also go to attend this amazing event! Thank you to @shopgypsyqueen @lasocialhour
for hosting such an amazing event! I made so many new friends/connected with my fellow boss babes! So amazing! Thank you! 💕
So happy it's officially summer and also the start to cancer season. Where my cancers at?🙌🏾 I can't believe my birthday is only a week away! This weekend I'm spending time doing some last minute birthday preparations as well as prepping for 4th of July holiday. I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weekend😘 📷 by @casual_le #KikiStyleDiary
| Espadrilles: @gap
| Sunglasses: @hm