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Unless it grows from the Earth, I will question its validity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We buy into so much that is unnatural. We question our hearts before the system! When it comes to business we perpetuate broken paradigms, we damage communities and the planet to make profit. Doesn’t make sense... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In attempting to engage in effective change, I signed up for a year long training with @gaiaeducation to learn new concepts and innovative ways to redesign the human presence on Earth. It sounds new age-y but it’s the most coherent framework for development I’ve ever come across. It covers ecological, social, economical and cultural dimensions - based on principles of design thinking and permaculture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If this sounds awesome to you there’s still time to sign up, it’s all online and affordable. They have courses in Portuguese and Spanish too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps - Unesco has formally certified this institution as one of 70 worldwide contributors to the global action program on education for sustainable development. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s to another way 🌿♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks @carolinabergier for putting this in my radar. #thesocialsociety #feminineeconomy #forpurpose #regeneration #choosejoy #gaia #sustainability #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #livebright #exploretocreate #thehappynow #planetearth #petitejoys #livefullyalive #designthinking #permaculture
“People just want to know that they are cared for. They want to be your friend. Everyone needs to eat - and usually, they love to eat together and hang out. Whenever I am eating with someone, I ask if I can pray before a meal, and how I can pray for them when I do this. There is nothing wrong with going around, sharing who you believe in, and that he hears our prayers.” . What a simple way to love people around us - just asking them if and how you can pray for them. Would you commit with us to finding one person this week that you can ask to pray for and how?
If you’ve been watching our Insta-Stories, you’ve seen that we have been pretty obsessed with baking recently! (Our friends @ryanandalyssaphotography played a role in our recent inspiration) One of our favorite’s is the chocolate chip cookie recipe from @joannagaines cookbook and it’s been a great treat for us on this Monday! Here’s to hoping we don’t gain 20 pounds due to our recent infatuation with this cookbook 🙈
If you just need to 🔥sweat it out 💪🏻 work your body🧘‍♀️take a deep breath 🙏🏻 just be 🤸‍♀️ streeeeeetch 💫savasana 😍 then you need to be @sparksyogamacon Tuesday 9:30am for Hot Power Yoga! . . It’s been a crazy roller coaster few months in the Conn house. And sometimes when it seems like you have the least amount of time for yoga is when you need it the most! 💕 . . Sooo excited to teach a new sequence with a new playlist tomorrow at Sparks ⚡️ Be ready to sweat it out with lots of abs and balancing 🔥🤸‍♀️
Bring me back to adventuring and new experiences, please.
FAM
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Happiest of birthday weekends with this guy...thank you for going hard with me all weekend like I turned 21 instead of 30 lol #bestbirthdayever 😍😍
Curls run the world 💁🏻‍♀️
If you find yourself stuck there, remember this...the hand of your Dance Partner is forever reaching toward you. But you are the only one who can decide to stand up and dance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be Still,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Laura⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seekingthestill #messymiracle #faithblogger #thatsdarling #gritandvirtue #risingtidesociety #itiswell #sheiscalled #shereadstruth #sheworksHisway #graceupongrace #giveittoGod #soulscripts #inspiredwomen #givemejesus #lampandlight #lifelivedbeautifully #shepaintstruth #encouragementgallery #communityovercompetition #christiancreative #pursuepretty #solovelysofree #theeverydayproject #livefullyalive #illustratedfaith #calledtobecreative #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #bedeeplyrooted
@cassal says “let me see what’s in this purse to see if mama can go buy me some more 8TT goodies” @8trackthreads 8trackthreads.com Bow: @stitchembowtique Gold Velvet Bell Sleeve Top, Black Velvet + Gold Fringe High Waisted Bloomers, Cheetah Knee High Socks...all in the shop >>> 8trackthreads.com
Spirit of the water I call to you, I call to you . Spirit of the water I bow to you, I bow to you . You are my home You are my home . Thank you Pachamama Thank you Mama Bali . #waters #lifeblood #earthmedicine #comehome #nature #pachamama #bali #sacredwater #lifeisanoffering #rainbows #blessings #livefullyalive
Full Moon vibes. ✌️🌕 I'm consistently reminded that balance is a dance. While at times I may move gracefully, other times might involve a mosh pit, swaying gently to classical music, or perhaps I'm bashing around like Elaine Benes. 😆 The point is, just like everything else, it ebbs and flows. The more I notice my patterns, the more I feel like the key really is to approach all of it with compassion. I mean, compassion is always a good thing right? We talk about having compassion for others, but what about having it for ourselves? I don’t know about you but I could totes use some slack. To quote my incredible astrologer friend @sheetalstory "To get the most of this Full Moon in Aries it is important to stay flexible to the changes that are coming. Take a deep breath and see the opportunities. Adapt to the changes and make space for new things to grow and flourish...the future is yours to create!" I feel like this Full Moon is the perfect time to appreciate how far we've come. To turn inward and honour all the ways we've grown. Appreciate the ideas and desires that have flourished, take the time to fill up the reserves and increase our flexibility with some serious self-care in preparation for the next dance. 💃🏼❤️✨
Nolan took his first steps today! 🙌🏻He did it for buffalo chicken wing dip! 😂😂😂For real though, he’s been cruising along the furniture now for over a month and we knew it was gonna happen at some point. This afternoon Brad was kneeling with him and he let go of his hands and said, “Go get momma!” And I stood there cheering him on. Did he come? No way! 😆haha but a couple hours later when I had chicken wing dip, he let go of Brad’s hands and took two steps! LOL!! I know this doesn’t count as walking yet but it was exciting. Skyler got to see her brother take his first steps too and squealed from the table, “Brudda is waaaaalkinnnnng!!!” 😍#willwalkforfood #ourlittlechamp . . . . . . . . . . #honestlymothering #thesincerestoryteller #stopdropandmom #motherhoodsimplified #thepursuitofjoyproject #bestofmom #wildandfreechildren #littlefierceones #lifegivingsquares #motherhoodlens #abmlifeissweet #abmlifeiscolorful #beautyinsimplicity #wildandbravelittles #raisethemwild #livefullyalive #mybeautifulmess #magicmoments #momminainteasy #livethelittlethings #stayandwander #motherhoodalive #kindredmoments #holdyourmoments #thingsiwanttoremember #homeisacupoftea #coffeeandseasons #enchantedchildhood
“No existe mayor verdad que mirarse a uno mismo...” .⚡️⚡️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #beach #freedom #beyou #spring #photography #sea #ig_color #photographer #myself #enjoy #livefullyalive #creative #woman #womanpower ⚡️⚡️
An attitude of gratitude will take you a long way! #cherishphotography #cherishwithshony
Today's car ride conversation: FAITH: *Boy that shall not be named* said that I am his girlfriend and I said, when we get old enough, we can get married! DAD: You have a boyfriend?! ELLIE: I have THREE! Too soon, ladies. Too soon. . . . . #kcfair18 #kcf2018 #kcfair2018 #fairfriendsforever #kerncountyfair #kerncountyfair2018
9.24.18 // You make all things new, You make all things new, You turn the bitter into sweet The bitter into sweet The bitter into sweet You turn the winter into spring The winter into spring The winter into spring
The flower girls from my wedding this past weekend. Oh. My. Gosh. 😳😍❤️
Church: There is always light. Sometimes after the darkest dark ever, you find the brightest bright ever. And it makes your whole insides feel good. Today was dark. Then He sent this. He even shined down His marvelous light right inside my car as I was praying with a friend from work for her precious mama. I am so very thankful for a God who sees us hurting and sends us love and light and hope through His amazing creation. . . . . . ☀️ . . . . . #instagramtennessee #choose901 #ilovememphisblog #ilovememphis #bringyoursoul #childhoodunplugged #ig_captures #ig_myshot #vscocam #vsco #9vaga9 #blog #travelblogger #bedeeplyrooted #feelfreefeed #global_ladies #oureverydaymoments #heart_imprint #letthembelittle #wildexplorersclub #momlife #momswithcameras #fantasticearth #pocket_allnature #tv_living #artistry_flair #livefullyalive #darlingweekend
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.—Rumi. Life is full of challenges and within those challenges some of us constrict, we hold on, we grudge, and we hurt. But life I believe is to unravel, to learn to allow the beauty that is life to kiss your soul. And sometimes we seek paths that are safe, paths that avoid discomfort and fear but those challenging paths are what is is going to open you up. Don’t settle for things, situations or people that don’t demand all parts of you to shine. 📸 @tiphben #motivationalquotes #lifequotes #lifecoach #life #mindset #lifelessons #inspiration #journey #mindfulness #changeyourlife #livefullyalive #dailyquotes #wanderlusting #nomad #chiangrai #meditation #thailand #abroad #reflection #rumi #blackgirlstraveltoo #lgbtqtravelers #lezbtravelers #chroniclesabroad
Chai tea? Don’t mind if I do. ☕️ @burtsbees you speak my love language. 😍
worked five flights today & all I’ve been thinking about is coffee {i survived - I’m just ready to collapse in my hotel room}
Some inspiration. 💛 Don’t forget to check out our girl Podcast - Caramel Chic Radio. Link in Bio! If you would like to enter to win a $50 gift card to Amazon, write a sweet five star review on iTunes (in your Podcast app) and enter for a chance to win! Yay!! Thank you! . . . . . . . . . #pursuewhatislovely #abmlifeiscolorful #solovelysofree #gritandvirtue #womenintheword #bedeeplyrooted #myunicornlife #colorventures #abmlifeissweet #bandofun #creativityfound #livefullyalive #photosinbetween #goodnewsfeed #prettylittlething #howyouglow #thenativecreative #lifelivedbeautifully #sheislight #monoart_ #foundforaged #givemejesus #makeyousmilestyle #colorcolourlovers #doitfortheprocess #wandeleurspark #ihavethisthingwithcolor #cylcollective #thatcolorproject #petitejoys
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 7 years. This month officially marks 7 years of blogging. It also marks the longest job I’ve ever held (outside of motherhood). What started as a “keep mama busy hobby” has become a journey of constant change, growth and reflection. And to be honest, not every memory on this journey has been a happy one. In fact, many days I just want to quit. ✨ But it’s on those days when someone reaches out to say how my words saved their life, how my post made them laugh, how my kids made them smile, how a picture brought tears, how my crazy insane off-the-wall idea worked. My small blog has been a constant in my life - and yet has challenged me every step of the way. I’ve shared dark emotions and wounds so deep - but I can honestly say my “job” has saved my life too. ✨ I’ve learned so much about myself in these 7 years - from a pediatric nurse who had no concept of blogging or coding or social media to a person who is capable of so much more than I thought I could ever accomplish. I have dreams and goals and so many more ideas I hope to share with you. But more importantly, I’ve learned that all of this would be nothing without YOU. So these 7 years, thank you. Thank you so much for being here, reading my thoughts, watching my kids grow, and connecting with me on this journey. I’m not sure what the next 7 years hold. But no matter what happens, I want to continue to pursue life outside of my comfort zone - because that’s where the best part of me lives. #RaisingWhasians
My Trumy. The other night Truman said to my parents “I lost my mind today.” And when my Dad asked if he had found it, Truman replied, “No, not today.” 😳😂😍 . #crazycozads #tacsays
17 weeks. Love her so much already. Praying for her everyday. Having moods swings like never before 👍🏼
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That’s why you memorize that shiiiii 🤑 #themuddroom
little fish, big pond (hint: that’s my little fish right there in the purple backpack 😉💕)
Did a Split-take with these views. 🤤 #splitcroatia
Y'ALL. Y'ALLLLLLLLLLLLL. Look at these stunners! Whewwwwww. 🔥🔥🔥 Ash-Lee told me she was nervous for her shoot. Like... What?! GIRL YOU KILLED IT.
Tonight Chelsea and I are recovering from our road trip woes with all of the immune boosters and catch-up emails. After a weekend full of surprises, my feet are up and my emotions are slowing climbing back to me. As the laundry loads tumble and my night time tea brews, I’m grateful for a ~quick~ night to breathe deeply and catch up with the many hilarious and incredible moments of our adventurous weekend. • TL;DR: emotional worktrip debrief coming soon— but first, some self care and sleep. Any immune boosting tips from babes who know how to bounce back from travel? -Mara 📸: @rayannebarker #babeswhohustle
Both humbled and in awe that I still get to do this. 🙏🏼 I still get nervous beforehand, but there’s really no other place I’d rather be. 😌 This will always feel like home to me, and every opportunity I get, I will never take for granted. 💕
Very excited about this new workout line by @jordynwoods !!
Taking care of yourself is a sacred right as a woman 📸 @priscilaskitchen
A W E . . Filled with gratitude. . . Nothing new, unique or special happened. No dream came true since we last posted. We are filled with gratitude that even in our brokenness we belong to God. We are grateful for the face of God, for His heart not simply what the work of His hands can do for us. . . Ever just sit in awe & wonder, dumbfounded & speechless? Like wow I get to live a life that glorifies God. Whatever that looks like. It could be a mop or a podium but we get to glorify God. Us. Broken us. . . Our gratitude isn’t in response to getting something we want, it’s in response to what He already did. It’s in response to JESUS. Our gratitude is a product of our praise & our praise a product of our faith & celebration in & of The Gospel. . . We challenge you this week to curb your grumbling. The best & worst cases for Christianity to those far from God are Christians themselves. God chooses to share His perfect message through an imperfect you & I. . . Complaint/assumption/gossip are all amongst the dead dust the enemy is committed to living in. It divides, isolates, corrupts & manipulates. It drags us down into a darkness of wretchedness leaving us in a pit of ignorance, delusion, pity & dread. But nothing purges emotions, expands perspective & heals the heart like praise. . . We have the power to decide whether we will be grumbling, defeated Christians or praising triumphant ones. There’s no faster way to route a complaint than to enter His courts with praise. Don’t simply communicate the Gospel, dedicate your life to it. Don’t simply sing worship songs, sing praises glorifying our King. Celebrate the Gospel with conversations that represent the freedom that is the GOOD news. . . The struggle with gratitude is rooted in lack of faith & trust in God, so get naked before God. Stop going to Him with shallow conversation. Let Him reveal to you the root of your sin & disappointment. You can’t get out of your state of despondency by remaining in a state of denial & calling it self-love. Let the Holy Spirit reveal to you the truth. I’m not talking condemnation, I’m talking conviction. That’s what points you to Jesus. Let your trials purify your faith.
This was an almost perfect experiment. Yesterday I got a box and a bag full of strawberries from the farmers market so threw together a raw strawberry pie. • I go into more details in my stories, but basically the flavor was on point, but the texture of the top layer was a little icy. • But, I wanted to share the strawberry cream filling with you because when I make it again, I would do the ENTIRE pie with that cream. It was bomb. I didn’t do that initially because I didn’t have enough raw cashews, so I made a second layer (basically a raw strawberry chia jam) which is what ended up making for the icy pie. • To make the cream: ~2 cups chopped strawberries + ~1/4 cup raw (soaked) cashews + 1 pitted date + squeeze of lemon + pinch of salt. Blended in my @vitamix until smooth and creamy. • BUT, it was not a fail! Shoot, I ate about a quarter of it at lunch. 😏 No, no. No creation in the kitchen is a fail - it’s just an opportunity to learn for the next time.
Let's talk yoga! 🙌 . Have you ever wondered whether or not you should give yoga a try? One of the most obvious benefits is how it increases your flexibility. No one likes that feeling of struggling to get up off the ground or even your chair at work. But when we sit for long period of time, our bodies get stiff. Yoga also increases the strength of your muscles. Flexibility and feeling stronger are two things that I can't live without. With stronger muscles, I can avoid aches and pains that too many people live with. 💪 . Are you ready to give yoga a try? I'm sure there are a lot of amazing places in town to try or you can grab a mat and do some yoga in your living room. Whichever you choose, just give it a try! 💜
Monday funday 🦄☀️💦
feeling like myself again. ✂️
Emmy took her first 3 steps the other day!!! We were spending time with Sean’s family + his cousin brought their sweet golden retriever over to hang out. Em is OBSESSED with “puppies” as she calls them ... 🐶 ~ Eventually Riley (the sweet pup) got tired of being chased around by a super loud tiny human 😂, and just when she thought she was out of reach, Emmy stood up and took 3 steps right towards her like she had been doing it forever!!! ~ It happened so fast that we didn’t even catch it on video, but it was the best thing EVER! 😍😭🙌 📷: @heycourtneytate
After we moved into our new home, one of the vendors we used on the build sent us a sweet, unexpected gift. That gift was such a treat and said a lot about the company. It was a reminder that although they’re running a business, they think about and remember their clients. I’ll never forget it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That feeling…that’s why I love getting to treat my clients to a little something special. Whether it’s photos, a bottle of 🍾 or a sweet treat from @greetabl , I’m able to give them something branded and affordable, while still giving them something special that they’ll love! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this cute little box, I’m able to add a few photos, a simple message, a gift and top it off with some confetti 🎉. Swipe right to see it in action! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Greetabl is the perfect go-to gift for any occasion, but I especially love it for client gifts! 💕 Is there anything better than receiving a sweet, personalized and unexpected piece of happy mail? ✉️ ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re like me and love making your clients, friends or family feel special then you have to give Greetabl a try! And nows the perfect time ‘cause #Greetabl is giving you 15% off your first gift!! 🎁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Use the link in my bio and the promo code ashleynicolephotography for 15%! #ad #GreetablBFF
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Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other's love & support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond & unique beauty of our sisterhood.-Bindu⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #girlbehindthehustle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sisterhood ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #selfcare #selflove #youareabadass #girlcode #sisterhood #livefullyalive #success #motivation #loveyourself #badass #theeverydayproject #livethelittlethings #empoweringwomen #youareenough #youarebeautiful #soworthloving #societygal #sheislight #mybeautifulmess #graceupongrace #flashesofdelight #belovedlife #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck #spirtjunkie #shemeansbusiness #sendingoutlove #girlgang #girlgangmeetup
B R O K E N N E S S | words by @chasingwonderment . . “...Just out of high school I went through some major emotional trauma. I didn’t even realize at the time how much it affected me, and honestly, I was just happy to be through it. I did a LOT of crying, read the Psalms all the time, and thought I was doing okay. (I wasn’t.) . . I thought I had weathered that storm. But as a few years passed, the depression continued to get worse. There’s something about depression that makes everything in your entire life feel broken. You wake up and wonder why you can’t seem to find joy in each day. You wonder what’s wrong with you. It’s a battle to find purpose and meaning, and just getting out of bed feels like it’s impossible....” . . . [Read this powerful Story of Redemption by purchasing a copy of the magazine NOW AVAILABLE at the link in bio]
Back out here and it feels so good 🙌🏼
"Today, you, too, have come to your position, your passion, your opportunity...for such a time as this. And what if it's bigger than you think? What if the implications of your actions go further than you realize? What if the idea, burden, or awareness that now haunts you has implications for more than just you?" - an excerpt from a book I’m currently reading —Favor With Kings: God's Purpose, Your Passion, and the Process of Doing Great Things by Caleb Anderson
We’re really good at admitting our need for God, but normally it’s after we’ve tried everything in our own power first. Relying on God wasn’t something He meant to be our backup plan. We are actually made to lay aside our independence and our own abilities and choose dependency. // First post of fall, “Choosing Dependency” is on the blog! Link in bio
Swipe to view a little surprise addition to #THISWILDIDEA ! ⠀ We need two more seats for Sunday’s working brunch because @shopgoodco ’s Leah Kirpalani and @grittymovement ’s Sarah Panis will be joining us for a little conversation on leadership! ⠀ These brilliant women bring two different perspectives and experiences to the table when it comes to business expansion, team building + scaling to meet your bigger vision! ⠀ The ticket window is closing soon — do not miss this intimate experience; a weekend full of women ready to help you elevate your business and brand! ✨ ⠀ pc: @elanaloo
"Jesus turns the idea that the religious leaders of the day had about who was 'lost' and 'found' on its head. He tells them in these parables that the worst of sinners can repent and be found, and that the most observant and devout religious person can be the one who remains truly lost in their failure to understand God’s grace." –@sclimk on what it means to be "lost" in our Featured Article of the Week - Check out our #linkinbio to read more . . . . . . . #newidentitymag #liveidentified #faithfulmess #finditliveit #gritandvirtue #bedeeplyrooted #createandcultivate #calledtobecreative #liveauthentically #liveauthentic #alifeofintention #livefullyalive #christinculture #intentionalliving #purposefulliving #faithfulliving #shereadstruth #hereadstruth #christianliving #christfollower 📷 Credit @tarynburkleo (Thanks Taryn!)
I have a secret I’ve been keeping! We are rebranding & relaunching our studio! 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the years, the style of our brand has evolved greatly. We first launched this brand in a very different season of life & of business. We’ve gone through a lot in the last few years - we’ve done a lot right & done a lot wrong & learned from so many experiences that help us continually improve what we do. Our team has grown significantly as I finally realized I couldn’t do it all alone (shoutout to @harleyjayne + @brandonkasteler + @cjkasteler + @_wifeytrujillo for all that they do to keep this show running! ❤️)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only that, but we’ve spent a lot of time growing & changing & evolving as we learned more about ourselves as a brand, who it is we love working with, & what our message is as a company. We want to make sure that we feel connected & inspired by every single incredible person we get to work with & with that, that our process is refined in a way that highlights that as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With that said, you might have noticed a gradual shift in our social media posts & overall brand style. We’ve realized the disconnect between our brand & the work we really want to be putting out into the world. We learned how deeply we value intentionality & mindfulness & how important it is that our brand conveys that. We are striving to create a presence that is filled with heart & that every element of our brand is meaningful & well thought out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have a ways to go before this change is complete (helloooooo naming a business is the hardest thing on earth). Client work has been keeping us especially busy during our normal business hours & then some the last few months so our personal projects get bumped around a bit & we don’t have a launch date yet. And though it’s probably not super kosher to make an announcement like this before anything is finished, we wanted to be able to share it all with you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t care how much I gush about her. I will never stop saying how lucky I feel to have this unicorn of a baby as my panik (daughter in Inuktitut)
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It’s better to be alone for a while than be in the arms of someone who’s not willing to give you their whole.💕
this year has been filled with so many answered prayers; i became the wife of the greatest guy on the planet, got promoted at work, and started serving the students at our incredible church. as i’m making decisions + planning my way through these new roles, i honestly have no idea what i’m doing! . each responsibility is wildly difficult, yet equally important. i’m excited + terrified in the same breath, never sure if i am doing this right. but i am learning i don’t need to have it all figured out because of this beautiful thing called grace; God’s supernatural favor and strength. . it’s easy to put all the pressure on myself to make things happen + even tempting to take the blame when things go wrong. most days have more mistakes than wins, but God promises to help me. the same grace that provided these gifts, is the same grace that will teach me how sustain to them. . the words here sit across from our bed, tapping me on the shoulder every morning. reminding me i’m never alone. whispering, you are enough. . “but because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” - Ephesians 2:4-5
I took these photos three years ago and seeing them brought back so many memories of grabbing my camera after finishing our homework and shooting past sunset with this girl. She helped me discover my love for photography and I could never thank her enough for that. I took a few days off here to think about what I *really* want to use this space for. I sometimes find myself posting content that doesn’t feel authentic or inspiring... only to keep it consistent or curated. And that just seems like a waste of time and energy to me. I’ve never felt more excited to post more of my work, not to attract a specific audience or following, but to share solely what flows from my heart and soul.
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