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Daddy wouldn’t get me a guinea pig so he got me a reindeer instead 🎄
Every day I am thankful you are mine.
I think it’s safe to say we’ve changed a little over the last 8 years, well I have at least my husband seems to be timeless lol. The picture on the left was us at our first Marine Corps ball together. Just dating, pre our 3 crazy boys, young and in love but still figuring each other out. Fast forward 8 years to the pic on the right. We now have 4 beautiful children, been through multiple deployments, cross country moves, promotions, career changes, hospitalizationS, and a lot of challenges that can really test a marriage. Our transformation in these two pictures while totally physical goes far beyond just what you can see on the surface. We have been put to the test as a couple, faced things together many success but also the unimaginable that is every parent’s worst nightmare, we know all the ins and out of each other, our strengths and struggles, our most beautiful parts of ourselves and our ugliest too, and we love each other more deeply now than we ever could have in that first picture. Don’t get me wrong in that picture on the left we lived a more carefree life (probably with a lot less stress🤪), but the two people in the right know what true happiness is because we’ve been through the fire together, literally through sickness and health (a lot recently as my poor hubby has been majorly under the weather the last couple weeks), and we’ve come out on the other end stronger than we were before. Our focus as a couple now is to be healthy (spiritually and physically) -body, mind, and soul and to teach our kids how to be healthy too. I’ve learned that the happiness that appears on the outside is just a reflection of who you are and how you feel on the inside. SO I’m letting my happiness shine from the inside out! #transformationtuesday . . . . . #sahm #wahm #mompreneur #iamteambeachbody #fitmom #strongmom #boymom #stepmom #milsolife #milso #marinewife #lifewellcaptured #momsofinstagram #unitedinmotherhood #livewell #liveauthentic #dreambig #neversettle #lovelysquares #momboss #girlboss #realmarriage #reallife #luckyinlovewithmybestfriend #marriagerocks #militarywife #lovemymarine
What’s your idea of Heaven on Earth? That place, situation or activity that you don’t want to end? I’m pretty sure my Little Guy’s was the past five days, holed up with his mama in Carmel, with 24/7 mom-attention! Trips to the beach, the park and lunch dates for two. We were at the grocery store Sunday and he said “mama, please let’s go home”. Once we loaded up, he asked me “going home now”? And when I responded “yes”, he sweetly replied “I’m happy mama” 😍. For him, “our home” wasn’t the place he lives, where his room is. It was the place where he had 24/7 connection to the ones he loves, where the only commitment to leave was about activities for him (and food) and where he got to sleep in bed with mom. And though it was unplanned and involved moving around my work schedule, it felt pretty heavenly to me also. Every meal together, lots of toddler conversation and in bed by 8 (to read after he fell asleep). How often do we overcomplicate, over schedule and over plan to create an outcome of joy? When all along, we find it in doing less and BEING more...
“... just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still i’ll rise...” - maya angelou 🌤 also, temporary tattoos are fun 🤙🏼
Cute little floral piece 👌🏻
I WILL BE HERE :: If you need me in the next 48 or so hours you will find me in the cocina de la casa de la luna. No really. I won’t be vacating the premises until well after gratitude day. The menu is looking incredible though. Going to try hard this year to actually capture it in photos. 🙃 Te amo hasta la luna y las estrellas. ✨
Double tap this post if you've got the tree out EARLY this year, and you just CAN'T EVEN with excitement.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [... may have to double tap this post ourselves. 😂]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #whistleandpaper #christmasvacation #clarkgriswold #stationery #digitaldesign #graphicdesign #dailydesign #patterndesign #lovelysquares #thehappynow #ihavethisthingwithchristmas #merrychristmas #christmascards
Author @zuvamart  ⚫⚫⚫ ♥️Chosen with love by @irilika
Love wins! Can you not love that blending of pink and yellow and giving this beautiful peach colour in between? #colournerd Happy hump day guys 🌿
Treasure hunting ☁️
Snuggling is my favourite. Also, I’m weirdly obsessed with mom’s robe. #catnapping #snuggle
Got Black Friday Plans? We sure hope you're planning to shop our Ayumi Angel trunk show! 10% off store wide and on trunk show items. There will be a ton of under $50 fab finds! Come hang out with us! 😍😍♥️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #portlandmade #pdxstyle #shoplocal #styleoftheday #visualcrush #fashionista #fashionlover #portlandfashion #fashiondiary #lovelysquares #thatsdarling #simplejoy #pursepretty #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #pdx #portland #calledtobecreative #howyouglow #photosinbetween #whatiwore #fashiondaily #ootd #outfitoftheday #fashionfollow #fallstyle #dressedinmink #shopmink
I always have this thing with black and pink combo. What do you guys think of this duo? 😉 Note: Not that I like Korean Blackpink girl band 😂😆. . . ------ #creativelysquared #cs_black @creativelysquared @burnbabyburncandleco
treat yourself to a spa day at home! grab some of your favorite non-toxic bath bombs- I love the ones from young living- or essential oil infused epsom salts, get your diffuser going with a calming blend (check out the hashtag #eediffuserblends for ideas), and draw yourself a nice, hot bath
NYC Tip - Just to warn you.. clubs don't get going until 12:30am.. aka no one goes out in the city until 11pm! We then party till 4-5am so just be prepared if you want to have a night out 😎
Eight years ago I forgot my hand sanitizer and caught some major feels. Cheers, my Love 🥂
• Today my mind is like an internet browser. 19 tabs are open, at least 3 of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from 🤦🏼‍♀️ #earlytobedtonight
Love, Panda 🐼 for boys & girls! We're already working on designs that would be great for Valentine's Day but will work year round! Our Panda is adorable and can be customized with your child's name. www.bragworthytees.com
Love, Panda ❤ for boys & girls! We're already working on designs that would be great for Valentine's Day but will work year round! Our Panda is adorable and can be customized with your child's name. www.bragworthytees.com
tomorrow tomorrow i love ya tomorrow ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ disneyland, you’re only a sleep away 😍
Don’t forget to keep it fun! 😉 Our Amazing Alphabet snuggle blanket features a cute character for each letter of the alphabet. Your little one would love the bright colours and getting to know their ABC’s while snuggling up to their favourite blanket 🌿 And here are 3 alphabets that we love: FSW = Free Shipping Worldwide 😉🌍 (okay, I know it’s a bit of a reach but just can’t resist as it seems to be fitting 🤣) . . . #abc #snuggleblanket #earlylearning #earlyyears #dailyparenting #babygift #babychristmasgift #christmasgift #hkchristmas #babyshowergift #shopsmall #instamoms #instababy #instakids #babiesofinstagram #cutebabies #hkbaby #aussiebaby #sgbaby #usbaby #trendybaby #trendykids #lovelysquares #thehonestlens #letthembelittle #babystagram #babycute #winterstyle
Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination. -Joseph B. Wirthlin • • 📸 Credit: @passportpalette Location: Puglia, Italy . . . . Just Follow & Tag us to Feature/Shout-out . 🌟 Follow >> @girlsontheroads ------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Email Your Original Size Photos Edited/Unedited along with some detail about location ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- • • #traveldreamseekers #weareinpuglia #travellushes #followingthegirls_ #passionpassport #girlaroundworld #lovelysquares #femmetraveler #girlswhotravel #girlsthatwander #journeyofgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #ladiestraveltribe #yololttw #girlsborntotravel #glt #globelletravels #justbackfrom #findyouradventure #youmustsee #wetravelgirls #pinktrotters #journeyofgirls #prettylittleinspo #darlingplaces #damestravel #prettylittleitaly #girlsvsglobe #shetravels
I just kept picturing Kevin McCallister running to his mom 😜❤️🌃 #rockefellercenter #newyork #homealone #thecebrerostravel
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“...every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God." ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭🌿 ‬‬ ‭‭Be reminded today that the God who built everything, the one who created the world, 🌎 loves you ❤️ and knows your future. He’s already there! Rest in that and smile. 😊 ‬‬
Guess where I am?
We prepped so hard knowing we’d be away from our home for over a month that now that we’re away....Im not even sure what to do with myself. Reading, writing, resting...such a freaking gift in the chaos of the holiday season. ____________________________________ #flashesofdelight #livemoremagic #theartofslowliving #finditliveit #verilymoment #lovelysquares #feelfreefeed #theeverydayproject #simplyliving #familytravelblog #centralflorida
Our celestial Hare print - suitable for any interior space! For prints and order info see my Etsy link in my bio 🙌🏻❤️
Our 24 piece chocolate assortment is packed in a perfect sparkly silver [or gold] box ~ ready for gifting ✨~ now in the shop ✨
A {dark} matter of fact - one of my favorite coffee roasters e v e r #darkmattercoffee #chicago #illinois
I feel ya, my dude. #onlyinmn
FIND tiny THINGS that make you REALLY happy. Like this heart on my shirt. It made my whole day happy because I love ♥️’s that much!
What’s your favorite breakfast food?⠀ Кто ходит в загул по барам по вторникам- тот я😂 Сегодня последний рабочий день недели, впереди День Благодарения, и я уже готова to stuff my face пюрешкой и клюквенным соусом ♥️
Escaped to SoCal for clean air and sunshine while SF was enveloped in smoke. Might just stay forever ☀️🌻 #sandiegoliving #eternalsummer #sunlover
I think this is probably my favorite picture taken on top of a parking deck 😍
5am TRX is where it's at on Wednesdays, babes!! Be sure to enroll right here: bit.ly/HavenCo You know we have a fabulous pre-Turkey day burn🔥planned for you! . Havencofitness.com
🖤 We Truly Love Local. 🖤 _____________________________________________ The ladies of Studio 117 know the importance of community. Each of us own our own separate business, so we all have a natural habit of meeting new businesses and business owners. 🙌 . We really love to visit, collaborate, and get to know local businesses because it's a connection that benefits so many people in the long run. And who knows, sometimes it bloosms into an amazing friendship!.... And we all know having bffs, who are also business owners, are essential in staying sane. 😂😆 #BusinessBestFriends . . . . . . . #communityovercompetition #supporteachother #supportlocal #shopsmall #shoplocal #redbrick #whitbyontario #smallbusiness #studio117whitby #studio117market #holidaymarket #durhamregion #durhamregionstudio #calledtobecreative #createeveryday #creativepreneur #visualscollective #handsandhustle #lovelysquares #creative #maker #makersmovement #theimaged #torontobusiness #chasinglight #flashesofdelight #toronto #yyz #canadianmade
HOLIDAY HOURS! ☃️ The Warbler will be CLOSED this Thursday. Open regular hours otherwise. ❄️
Do you travel for the holidays? We have traveled for the last 4 years and I am beyond excited to not be traveling! I really want to enjoy the holiday as much as possible so yes the tree is up! Is your tree up yet? #everysquareastory #photosinbetween #lovelysquares #inspiremyinstagram #visualcrush #theeverygirl #oneofthebunch #feelfreefeed #morningslikethese #seekthesimplicity #darlingmovement #postitfortheaesthetic #pursuewhatislovely #fromabove #liveunscripted #insearchofjoy #thanksgivingdecor #christmas 🎄
I have to really remember to take photos of my own family. I get it, sometimes we get so caught up with making a life we forget to take time to slow down and capture those sweet moments. This was taken on my birthday. A sweet moment I will always remember. I hope Logan will remember these moments with his family and have photos to remember them better. Because these are what he is going to have when his father and I are gone.
I told Ben that’s while he’s gone we wouldn’t put up the Christmas tree. But he said nothing about the other decor 😁 #christmasinguam
It’s been an interesting few days around here. Elliott has been home from school this week because he has a staph infection in his nose, the poor kid. Depending on how it looks tomorrow we may keep him home one more day. It’s made the days far louder and busier. I almost forgot what it was like to have him home full time 🤣. And these two, they are fighting like cats and dogs these days. It’s been fun to be able to do some actually homeschool work with him though, I wish I had more time to be challenging his math skills. Josie seems to be doing alright from her troubles this weekend. I myself ended up with strep throat and my poor mom is battling a flu. There have been LOTS of hand washing going on around here. We got some ‘normal life” stuff going on this week as well like children’s hospital visits and occupational therapy. Let just say I wish it was Friday but it’s only Tuesday! ••• #thatauthenticfeeling #childrenseemagic #pursuepretty #seekthesimplicity #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #thehappynow #lovelysquares #motherhoodrising #magicofchildhood #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #thatsdarling #theartofchildhood #our_everyday_moments #cameramama #specialneedsmom #noonansyndrome #momentsofmine #nothingisordinary #medicalmama #acupofmotherhood #kidsforreal #thehappynow #parenthood_moments #littlepiecesofchildhood #raisingmytribe #pixel_kids #finnandgrin #brandrep
Snatch these up while you can!! @lularoe came up with the best holiday leggings yet!! #lularoemerryandbright #lularoeholidayleggings #lularoechristmas
Yesterday I got so much of my Christmas shopping done. It feels so good. Stay tuned for my eucalyptus-greenery inspired tree this year 🌿 For those of you who saw my poll on my stories about road rage, let me explain. During said Christmas shopping yesterday, I had a road rage moment, (that to be honest) made me feel embarrassed and horrible. I realize that sometimes in the moment, yes it’s frustrating when people aren’t paying attention or following rules, (and things definitely could have been worse!) but my initial quick reaction to be angry really bothered me. I immediately started thinking of how horrible their day could already be going, and I could possibly just have made it worse instead of acknowledging that they’re human, I’m human, and we all make mistakes. This may just be me ranting, but I think as humans, we all need to pass on more kindness. 💕
People have weird phobias. And I’m one of them.😂☝️ One of mine is standing next to really large objects like planes,rocket boosters or boats. I’ve been this way for a very long time.. I went to the marina 3 days ago and had major anxiety walking on a dock that went a little ways out into the water in between two large boats. I had to stop and turn back around. “Nope, nope, nope, uh-uh, no way, nope. I’m out.”🙅‍♀️I can’t be the only one, right? If you have a strange phobia I’d love to hear it because - I don’t want to be alone out here haha. #causeImAfreakImAWeirdoooooo 🎶👀
“New Hope.....where memories are made.” 💙 #OurFavoritePlace #NewHope #MakingMemories #LaterGram
Cousinsgiving with our favorite crew of littles 🦃✨
yeah, we’re going there. WE DON’T CARE WHAT DAY IT IS. ♥️🤶✨🤣🍸 p.s. currently OBSESSED with these tiny disco ball swizzle sticks you can pick up at @dixieandtwine ! #headtotoehello
We are so proud of our Liam love for “cheering up the grandmas and grandpas” today during this first field trip to an assisted living facility. His preschool class proudly performed some Bible verses, the Pledge of Allegiance, songs, and classic nursery rhymes. Then they colored turkeys with the sweet residents! 🥰
My hands are rough, i swear a lot and i dont fuck around. I mean business and i get the job done. Sometimes i look good doing it.🌿
Nunca pude entenderte, de verdad que no, un día me querías y al otro, me hacías sentir una basura, creo que mi error fue darte más importancia de la que te merecías, le pido una disculpa a mi corazón, pues te amé como a nadie. 💕🌹 #FlorRosa . . . #InterfloraEmotion #interflora #france # #blogolyon #outfitoftheday #lovelysquares #flowers #welivetoexplore #pligfr #plighost #streetfashion #lookoftheday #vscocam #travel #landscape #nature #blogueuse #blogueusemode #blogueuselyonnaise #instastyle #bloggerstyle #frenchblogger #fashionblogger #fashiondiaries #lifestyleblogger #whatiwore
Because of them....... I wake up every day I keep going - working through the tough times I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have been given - the opportunity to be their parent I strive to do better, be better and to teach them everything I can to be self sufficient, trustworthy, honest, caring, compassionate and kind to others I will keep working hard to do everything possible for them I find a way to get my work done and still be available for chauffeuring and activities for my girls. (Which I wouldn’t miss for the world) 🌍 I am learning (an ongoing work in progress) to be present and to enjoy all of their moments On my down days I hear the words from them that keep me going. The “I love you’s”, the “I’m proud of you’s” keep me going. I am showing them how to be a strong independent woman and that they can do anything they set their minds to. I am showing them what to do with their ideas. 💡 I am so grateful and thankful Because of them my heart is happy 💕💜💗
Someone decided to assist me in sending out a customer package. I 💗 the 💕 and support of my girls who always ask if they can help me with the “booties”. Smiling with even the smallest details are part of the experience and responsibility of being an entrepreneur. www.vivigz.com
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