My first summer in Montana I only saw double rainbows. Every time I saw one rainbow, there was another standing by. I'd never seen two at a time before. It felt like a double promise, a reassurance that all would be well, better than I could ever imagine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Believing in the possibility that my life could reach to and beyond my dreams has been a long journey. It ebbs and flows. Ebbs when circumstances I thought were promising turn out differently than I'd hoped. Flows when I am surprised by things lining up when I thought they couldn't. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I know now is that being with the emotions that arise in each situation is really the key to getting what I want -- a sense of peace and determination to move forward and be still. This peace does not come because things work out. It comes because I choose to be with what it, whether or not I condone it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Montana has reminded me that I find this peace most often in nature. In view of rainbows, with the pines dripping the past hours rain on my shoulders, hearing a cacophony of bird songs over the sometimes shrill fixation my mind has on trying to solve something.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Join me (Andrea Catherine @groundedhere
) and my dear friend Sara Hughes-Zabawa @beinginbalancewellness
for our second annual Fearless Self-Love Retreat in October. We will walk along side you in nature to find that place where you feel truly at home in your heart.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#retreat #montanaretreat #natureretreat #retreatvacation #montanavacation @dancingspiritranch #yogayretreat #brenebrownworkshop #daringway @brenebrown #montanalove #distinctlymontana #doublerainbow #nature #peace #determination
Cherry season is just starting in the Flathead region. We’ve already picked 25 pounds of cherries and anticipate going back for more in a few days. 🍒
On the 4th of July, after leaving the dense forest to crest this ridge I saw Missoula, the Mission Mountains and the core of the Bitterroot Mountains from a perspective I had never seen it all from before. I could also see and hear fireworks from numerous areas across the sky, and it was truly incredible to witness it all from such a wild and remote place; a place only 20 miles from city limits (as the crow flies) where I saw nothing but a bunch of bear sign. It was in that moment I realized, once again, how much I freakin love this place and how lucky I am to call this place home ❤
P.s. I'll be posting a bunch more pictures from here soon 😊
Goodnight, Montana. Goodnight.
completely break with all forms of habit. do things you wouldn't normally do. talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to. go places you wouldn't normally go. the world exist outside of your comfort zone.
Hello friends! It has been quite some time since I’ve introduced myself, so I thought I would stop in today and share a few things about myself so we can get to know each other better. • I am Karen, the voice and photographer behind Sanctuary Home Decor. •I have had many jobs but the most fulfilling and challenging is being momma to my three kids. •My hubby and I have built/renovated six houses in the last 15 years. •I have a tattoo on my left wrist that says blessed
•I love making something inexpensive look expensive. •Our family spends the school year at our home in Southern California and the summer at our 500 acre ranch Montana. •We have three dogs🐶, five horses🐴and ten chickens🐔. •My love of fresh flowers might actually border on addiction😬. •My favorite TV show is The Handmaid’s Tale
•I used to overthink just about everything but I’m getting better about just going with the flow
•My husband is my best friend. •My oldest son just moved out, my middle daughter is in college and my youngest daughter is in middle school. •I believe that practicing daily gratitude is the key to happiness. •I would take a bowl of potato chips over a box of chocolates any day. •I own a 1952 Chevy pickup. •I have never been able to grow a successful vegetable garden🙁 •I lived in Europe for three years in my twenties and traveled the world for almost 10 years . •One of my greatest joys is cooking for family and
•Getting my yoga teacher license was one of the best things I’ve ever done for my body and mind.
•I have been shocked by the friendship, support and inspiration I have found in this amazing community!
Please share something about yourselves in the comments! I would love to get to know all of you better! I feel truly blessed to be a part of this beautiful community of home decor and design lovers and love knowing all
#liveauthentic #finditliveit #chasinglight #makemoments #socality
#housebeautiful #decorating #decor #instalove #interiordesign #finditstyleit #designsponge #traditionalhome #homedecor #mybhg #signaturehomestyle #sharemysquare #howwedwell #wildflowers #montana #flowerpicking #blessedlife #montanacolors #montanalove
Solid scrap between #Bossman
. Based on the controversial decision in the Mattice-Hamazaryna bout... Love was fortunate to get out of Sloan without a loss. Neither #prospect
really suffers a setback though... but Sims Jr's consistent effort doesn't go unnoticed, especially in light of the Chinea loss. Photo by Rosie Cohe/@showtimeboxing
Fin! Both “Evolution” and “Formation” were created specially for @formation.collective
in San Antonio and are available for purchase! If you’re not local, you can purchase through www.emilymagone.com or follow my bio link! 😆✨⛰
Sunrise above the clouds.
We weren't about to let some Montana mosquitoes ruin this gorgeous scenery
I have many happy places. Sipping a @rockfordcoffee
latte on Main Street in Bozeman is one of them.