This little box certainly brightens up my living room and #MadeMeSmile
! I’m loving this gorgeous, easy-to-care-for terrarium of succulents in this reclaimed wood box from @1800flowers
! 😍 I feel it adds the perfect amount of green to this living space. Can we say #SucculentGoals
? How fun to bring a little bit of the beauty of nature indoors! 🌱 #sponsored #1800flowers
Oh well....that's it😏
So today I had planned to go to the Salon, wash my hair, fix my toe nails, then go to a playground around me and chill with my Child.
I had it all in my head, I imagined my day and how I'll slay to the salon...here's how my day started
Woke up by 8:30am😃 (yeah I love my beauty sleep and when I see the opportunity I take with Joy). Baby was still sleeping. I haven't really checked my phone lately, so I wanted to use this Golden time to go through my phone, reply messages and check the Gram. As soon as I picked up my phone, BOOM! Madam woke up😣 na so work start, from trying to hold her from climbing the window, to dragging her legs so we can say morning prayers, then bathe her, feed her, attend fully to OGA at the Top, it was 11.30am🤔
Then I looked at her hair and it wasn't pleasing to the eyes and since we have a play date, I sat her down to make her hair.
With all the Nursery Rhymes from her Tab and all the sweet names I was calling her, immediately she heard her Father's voice, she started shouting and trying to run away 😑 her far said I should leave her to talk to him and I did, Time: 1.37pm😣
I eventually finished the hair and it was already lunch time so started all over again to make sure everyone is satisfied,
Finally I've settled everyone and it's me time🤒💃or so I thought. While I was getting dressed, lil mama dozed off and I tell you that sleep lasted for 2hours and a few mins so....
Time: 4..something almost going to 5
Bottom line, I'm laying on the bed with my overly full hair and yeah I didn't go anywhere again😏
I've moved my appointment to Monday because tomorrow is out of it.
We made it out today for a family lunch today which we love to do on a Saturday and it still feels like such a novelty both being hairdressers but it’s now we makesure we are always guaranteed to be together and I must say it was so nice to all get out of the house! That is after my Saturday lay in I literally live for this lay in all week and it’s now a thing thanks to the best hubby in the world! Rudi seems to be getting better, still not 100% but much brighter than he was! I hope you guys are all having a lovely weekend with your loved ones! Is there something you look forward to on a Saturday or the weekend? P.S I can’t believe I’m back in jeans, can the summer come back ASAP please! ❤️
I love to take pictures of Josephine... 🥰
Our bay window brings in the best light. She was covering her ducky up to make sure he felt better. Ducky was sick or something I can't remember when I took this.
It's a slow tired Saturday for us. It's nice out and I think a walk after dinner is in order. 😊
Be passionate about what you do. Don’t let someone else’s dream determine your life, and do something that you’re proud of and can fiercely defend. Be able to look back and say you felt your life was everything you dreamed it could be ✌🏻💋
I’m home from work, but now I’m working from home!☺️ Luckily, coaching doesn’t feel like work.
Today in WTF: The realization that I hadn’t gotten my hair wet — not even once — ALL SUMMER. Not swimming with friends, not playing at the beach, not at the splash pad or in the sprinkler. Which is pretty lame if you ask me. Because you can’t do cannon balls or handstands or underwater flips without getting your hair wet. You can’t do crazy dives or highlight-reel worthy frisbee catches either. So today I took the plunge and it. was. awesome. We played, like for REAL played, for hours. Reminding me that my usual “supervise with good book at hand” strategy, while incredibly enjoyable, will never hold a candle to going all in.✌🏼
📸 Big G
Sometimes you just need an amazing workout to get those endorphins flowing. Did some cardio + core for 30 minutes and now I’m ready to tackle the rest of this laundry...after chipotle. 😜
Family heirlooms come in many forms. I fell in love with this quilt I'm Vermont that Brian's grandmother made. It has a softness that only comes from years of love, and the floral patterns have softened and faded. It's the perfect combination of prints and colors. It makes me want to try my hand at quilting myself. Though I have no idea where to start or when I'd find the time. Maybe one day I'll have my grandmother teach me. ☀️
The weather is stormy and grey today. This sort of weather makes it feel cozier inside. So I have a pot of a tortellini on the stove for supper! And I'm contemplating starting a batch of scones.
Another wonderful share thank you @leannamarieeex
don’t forget the kids and adults Fierce Mind tees have 20% off until Monday with the code FIERCEMIND when checking out. Don’t miss out ⚡️❤️
Digging through sawdust for coins! The older kids got a little impatient about the extra time for the toddlers, I’m sure thinking they’d take all the money. Little did they know we dropped the same quarter at least 3 times 💸
We are less than a month away from moving into our new house and having over 6 weeks to pack and get ready has given this flighty heart more time to process things.
Our other moves usually took place in 2 weeks or less so being so caught up in the logistics left little time for me to unpack (see what I did there) my feelings.
In all honesty I am sad to be leaving this house. My baby girl came into this home drinking bottles and learned to crawl on these old hardwood floors. She will leave it walking and talking, with far fewer chunky rolls on her arms and legs. My boys grew “like weeds” in this house and now wear baseball caps and pretend to be super hero’s together.
As I lay in bed at night I feel like I will miss waking up in this place. I have so many memories in this short time but it feels like leaving will forever close the door on that season of time. When my children were actual babies and not just me stubbornly clinging to that term because I can’t let it go. 😉
As sad as I am to say goodbye to all of the memories and charm in the walls of this home (oh I will MISS the charm of this place terribly! 😭), I know in my soul that this new house is an answer to prayers.
We will have room to welcome guests into our home for fellowship and refreshment. I long to be a place that offers soul feeding getaways to my people. We will have a totally separate and tucked away guest room for that purpose again.
We will have room to welcome future foster children into our home (we are one week away from finishing our certification 😱) and I pray when then enter into our home they feel the overwhelming love of Jesus.
So the future is bright and I am so thankful. But I am also thankful the Lord knew I needed this time to grieve and “feel all the things.” I am not naturally good at letting myself do that.
I will now be emotionally charged and ready when we move in in a few weeks, ready to tackle all of the wallpaper and brass and carpet... 😬😂 #IwillCreateCharm #SoHelpMe
Cleanser ✔️ Face and body mask ✔️ avocado bath bomb ✔️ I’m beyond excited to start a new regimen with all-natural and cruelty free products. Thanks @masingopartyof3
Had a fun but very long day! Bampi is up for the weekend so we went to the maize maze. As predicted Olly wasn't too fond of the maze but there was so much to do he was entertained. So glad to be home though with him in bed 😂
Namas-stay in bed | hope y’all have a lovely weekend ✨
My two greatest loves
& My whole heart 💛
I think this needs to be a yearly tradition. I’m currently away with @sarajaskyejewels
and our entire tribe. ❤️Posted this on my private fb profile and someone said that they need to recreate this in ten years. MY HEART MAN, I hope they do 😩😭
🌱 So, I went plant based this week. My breakfasts were either overnight oatmeal or toast + coffee (mom fuel). My lunches were all the same: previously prepped bliss bowls. Dinner meals were veggie sandwiches or salad. And my snacks were yogurt + fruit or a plate like this one pictured above. 🌱 I'm positively surprised with the outcome. The meals were not hard to prepare, took me almost the same amount of time. To be honest they were tastier and because they were fresh and cold, it went well with this hot 🔥 summer.
🌱 I didn't miss meat at all and I have the feeling I had more energy. I'm still not 100% plant based yet, but after this week's success, I'm considering it more than ever.
Bubbles, sure sign it’s summer. ✌🏼💛
We are spending our day looking at fall sports, dance classes and a coding class for my 3rd grader.
Future focused, but all I want to do is blow bubbles and play with balloons with her.
I’ll need to make this a priority. ✌🏼💛
Cosy Saturday night in with this gorgeous boy !!
Basically my life right now. 😂 Home from vacation and ready to do 50 loads of laundry! 🤷🏼♀️ At leash I got to come home to a clean house...thanks obsessive cleaning before we go on vacation. 👌🏼 How’s your Saturday looking?
A FLASH SALE on all of my favorites.....the things that help to make me a better Mom to these silly kiddos every single day 🤪 Also, the things that have maintained my Type 1 Diabetic husbands A1C levels at their all time best for the past 3 years #praisegod
People ask all the time if there’s ever a “sale” on my challenge groups or the nutrition and fitness products that myself & my family use on a regular basis, sooooooo, I am happy to announce..... For ONE day ONLY, my ROCK SOLID & RISE UP EMPIRE teams are offering discounts on ALL of our most popular health & fitness products - including my beloved SUPERFOOD shake (the one that acts like 5 trips to the salad bar 🥗) I’ve been enjoying for 3+ years #lifer #365er
- in our END OF SUMMER FLASH SALE 💸 ⚡️Not interested in a nutrition shake but have been looking for a new pre-workout supplement? 💖How about a detox/cleanse? 👫Maybe a healthy smoothie for your kiddos? 🍫How about some healthy snack bars?
ROCK SOLIDS’S & RISE UP EMPIRE'S END OF SUMMER FLASH SALE has our favorite products on sale and it’s STARTING on Sunday, August 19th at 9am EST and will CLOSE on Monday night at 9PM EST!! 👉🏼This sale is for new customers only OR my current customers looking to grab something at a discount 😘
Never done this before and who knows what will happen, but I’m excited to help boost people’s fall fitness goals with this rare offer, FINISH the year STRONG, and CELEBRATE 🎉💪 Want in?
Drop an emoji or GIF below and I’ll send you access to our private VIP FLASH sale group! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
I promise the tears Scarlett’s crying are happy tears! 😂 We ventured out for the first time post Scarlett’s surgery last night & it went better than expected. 👌🏼 Scarlett is slowly starting to understand she can no longer walk and has to sit in a stroller (for those of you who follow me on YouTube you KNOW how difficult it is for me to get her to sit in a stroller). She continues to ask to get “down” and to “walk” & it still hurts my mama ♥️ a little telling her no - but on a positive note we don’t have to walk .5mph 🤷🏼♀️😂 Homegirl had a blast waking the mall & went into major meltdown mode when it was time to go home (hence the tantrum face). Taking it easy today - Have a happy weekend everyone! .
Diffusing this combo this morning because my house needs a fresh uplifting vibe 😅
What’s your favorite diffusing combos?
Afternoon - Assam & Kenyan leave Tea with Lemon &Poppy Slice .
So today I asked this little girl what she wants to be when she grows up. Seemed baffled by the question so I gave examples.
"Maybe you want to be a doctor? A teacher? A chef? A musician, like a rockstar?"
Finally grasping the idea, she replies, "Maybe a rockstar, Mama." 😱 👩🎤🤘😎😋🎶🎸🎹🎤
#babyrocket #babyrocksit #babyrockstar #motherhood #motherhoodrocks