About to reach Twin Lakes...
Thank you @chrissyhc
for hosting us this weekend! We had a fun-filled kid-free weekend and loved seeing your neighborhood. Next time - Buenos Aires. And huge thanks to @johndrez79
for giving Olivia and Ellie a crazy, sugar-filled weekend.
Spotting jelly fish with @kailijay
Bastian, Jyrah & Zyree at the beach this evening x
I got a lot of hate today for sharing what I did about meat rabbits. You saw blood, and death, and it sickened some of your stomachs. I mentioned the care aspect, but that didn't seem to matter.
So here's my #Saturday
night. I'd like you to meet Ham.
Ham is a Virgina bobwhite. She likes warbling and whistling, eating earwigs, and snuggling in spruce branches. She also sings quite loudly when Shannon plays her tin whistle.
Ham has a broken leg, and it is mildly infected. I've spent my evening cleaning and changing her cast, and monitoring her movements. She's eating and drinking fine, hobbling around in her quail jail, and is really happy I gave her extra hay, and fashioned a little nest for her.
She hung out in bed with me for awhile and we did a little light reading. She's a fan of my Grammys quilts too.
By all means, tell me I'm heartless because I raise meat to feed my family.
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Turned out to be a beautiful day!
Went to the farmer’s market this morning and ran into Sue AND we were even wearing practically the same dress. We’re awesome. 👯♀️
Waffles with a side of rural New Hampshire
I have been so aware of my motivation (or lack there of) and excuses lately and I’m definitely working and growing more every day into the woman that is accepting that I’m and fully and truly loved and put on this earth not to just take up space but to make a difference. 💕 you are also fully loved and created with a purpose.
12 years in this biz and I still love just hanging out with my guest.
That isn't always the case. We can get burnt out being a#styleaholic
. Whenever this starts to come on, I do different things like a vacation, education, or just step back from doing to much.
Do you ever feel exhausted, tired of where you work, or are unhappy with something in your life? The best thing you can do about it is to change it. .
It can be as little as read a motivating quote before you start your day. .
Sometimes just a break will do the trick. I feel like we have been taught to be workaholics. Take a #staycation
It does have to be long. Go somewhere for the day or overnight.
Take a moment to figure out why this is happening to you. Writing it down can help you figure it out. Then you can come up with ideas as how to change it.
We get one life. Don't waste it being unhappy, you can love life everyday. Okay, speech over... 🙃
#diys #diyhome #behindthechairstylist #lifeunplugged #hairstylistlife #hairstylistproblems #coloristlife #salonowners #salonowner #beautysalons #behindthescene #behindthecamera
Hanging with some of our favorites this weekend before they leave the US!
That moment when you wake up to hazy skies, squeeze your eyes shut, and remember the beauty of our garden in July 🌿
In need of some reprieve from the smoke? Come on up to the farm for some fragrant experiences at our (indoor) Aromatherapy Bar! Smell our small-batch distilled essential oils, and create your own custom hydrosol spray blend 🌼
Need a little treat for your taste buds? Enjoy a glass of lavender lemonade, a cup of lavender gelato, or (while supplies last) a delicious lavender Italian soda!
She was always smiling about the way he made her feel. He was HOT, DARK, and STEAMY. She felt she couldn’t live without him and she didn’t want to...
HE was COFFEE ❤️
😂I had too
My first baby is 10 years old today! Ten years of the greatest love and the greatest challenges. He is smart, funny, adventurous, friendly, and creative. He loves playing outside, riding bikes, having dart gun battles, building things, drawing, reading, playing with legos, climbing trees, and swimming. Praying for him to have a heart for Jesus, and for God to develop and mold him into the man He created him to be. ❤
Do you crave some time on your own? To connect in with your body and your mind? A chance to step of the treadmill?
With phones by our bedsides, 24-7 connection with social media, babies needing attention, early rising ready-to-go toddlers it can seem like a huge challenge (is it just me?) to get those crucial moments to reconnect.
I've started to meditate in the morning and I find this really helps bring some clarity and quiet, but sometime even hiding away for 10 minutes just isn't an option.
How about you? Do you have any tips for finding ways of switching off?
If a bit of space sounds dreamy, come and join me this morning at @bright.and.well.studio
for an hour and fifteen minutes of time to focus on yourself. You'll get the added bonus of some great core strengthening exercises and some stretches to leave the week behind.
10.45am-12. drop-in or class packages available
Every Saturday. But no class next week due to holiday ☀️
Sunsets and oceans are two of our favorite things. ☀️Did you know we post our best deals to our Facebook page? Check it out right now for details on a week-long trip to Cancún staying at the Marriott with flights - only $1,000 ✈️ #vamosméxico #RichLivingLessSpending
roark & i sent the captain of our ship off to a surprise, all expense paid 3-day getaway with 7 close friends as a thank you for being our #1
day in and day out. our time over the weekends have become sooo very precious, so he will be missed, but a taste of the “old” life is much deserved. 🍻🚤🌲☀️
My phone finally succumbed to its broken screen. It was death by a thousand cracks. Towards the end the screen was such a jagged mess that the unlikeliest of strangers would admonish me. They would solemnly shake their heads and mumble of a neighbor or aunt who had been lacerated or electrocuted with such a screen. It was odd. I swear I’ve seen a little old lady cross an eight-way intersection with bundles of groceries, a leg in a cast, and a cane in hand who didn’t solicit such concern. In spite of their genuineness, these PSAs only encouraged me to see how far I could test the limits of the screen. It took almost six months before the final blow was dealt, unsurprisingly, by my butt (which was unharmed, btw). The gift of a busted phone was quickly revealed. How often do we find ourselves with nowhere to be, no known destination? It’s rare these days. Yesterday we headed out, directionless, to explore Cape Cod. We ate clam chowder at a place that promised to be the best on the cape and it wasn’t. But you know what? We had a great time. We couldn’t find anywhere to park for less than $40 but we enjoyed driving past the aftermath of the Provincetown Carnival parade and lovingly watched the masked and feathered masses stumble home or rage on. We found a quiet, dog-friendly beach and enjoyed the calm seaweed-filled water. As we built castles and played “keep away” with a particularly rubbery piece of seaweed a beautiful young woman arrived and began manically running back and forth between her phone and the water trying to capture the perfect image of herself in the pre-sunset splendor. All of her poses suggested ease and relaxation. After about twenty attempts she packed up and left. I wish I had a phone so I could see which one she posted.
(Photo by T)
🍾 I'll be honest I wasn't entirely sure that we would all survive today... some fab moments and some questionable moments. I am so lucky to be able to be at home with my children and I really do LOVE and feel so blessed for that but my GOODNESS being a parent is HARD sometimes.
But we survived, we had some fun, some laughs, some smiles, some (a lot) of cries. The girls are sleeping (for now) the fizz is cold, a beautiful candle (thanks @apresly
) is lit and just breathe 🎉
🔌 Unplug 🔌
Earlier this week I got a notification on my phone that I had already used up 80% of my monthly data because my wifi was switched off 😬 a blessing and a curse... I've had to be very conscious about when, where and how much I've allowed myself to access social media. I stopped stressing about missing something and the notifications on my phone because less urgent and didn't pull me away from what I was doing. I've been toying with the idea of deleting the app from my phone for one day a week... If you've ever tried it I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Das gute an einer Insel, viele, viele schöne Ausblicke.
Taking 13 days away from my phone and computer allowed some time for reflection. The great thing about camping is most of your energy and brain power is taken up just doing basic necessities.
Paddling, unpacking, setting up camp, relaxing, making dinner, cleaning up, socializing, sleeping, packing, making breakfast, repeat.
What surprised me is how much I needed the downtime for my brain. I realized halfway through how much less I was trying to accomplish and how much better I felt for it.
On the blog I share more photos and my reflections on living a healthy lifestyle. 👉 Link in profile.
Here's hoping you all find your version of unplugged this summer.
📷: Me. Quiet Lake, Yukon.
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