Topped the night off with a DIY I’ve been dying to do ✂️ & my friend Earl Gray☕️. Justin & I buy a mug from all of our most favorite shops & @messengercoffee
takes the cake here in KC. I like how petite it is & love supporting our local shops! It’s a win for everyone! Who else has a mug collection🙋🏻♀️? And if your in the KC area, let me know what your favorite shop is?✨
Sometimes happiness is found in the simplest of things
A person who has the time to interact with your little ones and provide them with an experience they will always remember. The Babysitters Club - your extended family.
Forever our baby you’ll be💓
We are so happy to have Oak Glen nearby. It was a nice little escape from the desert. 🍏🍂
No matter how hard the day, seeing your sleeping child and kissing their sweaty forehead, refuels a mom for the next day ♥️ #momtruth
You would think by now I'd have known to save this kind of dessert until my toddler is napping.. But honestly, what kind of mother would I be if I brought my kid to the fair and didn't feed him funnel cake RIGHT before nap time? The sweaty sugar-rushed sleep deprived meltdown that followed was of my own making... Still, worth it. 😏
Entire fantastic day courtesy of @rachelreid716
and Martin... THANK YOU!
// a season a life where I actually get excited about the thought and need to be up early before the babies. A season with really, extra long days. Tiredness yes, but I feel so so fulfilled. I hope this season will stay, I hope it will bloom, I hope it will flourish. Not just in me, and for me, but for my whole family. It’s been a long time coming. There a subtle, underlying fear that in a blink this excitement will flee... the passion will dim and the tenacity fade. But Jesus. There’s strength that comes in surrendering those fears. There’s a peace in knowing that I’m not actually in control at all. Because He is. A daily, or moment by moment surrendering the unknown; the hopes and prayers, the longings and dreams.
Surrender. Strength. Hope. Peace. Favor. Believing for these things for me, believing for these things for my family. Believing these things for you, and for yours 🍁 .
He always grabs his cheek when he’s thinking. 😍
I love our little waldorf inspired homeschool co-op!
It’s so perfect for the kids to be able to spend time together, and work on skills.
This month we’re making nature bags. Last week they sewed the bag part together, this week they finger knitted the handle.
It’s so awesome to have purposeful work to do, I think it gives them a such a big sense of accomplishment💜
I asked Olivia if she was doing #magic
Today is a good day to have a good day ♥💜🌈
The snuggle is real. Now tell me, do you spy red hair? Or are my eyes just playing tricks on me?
Do you even love your spouse if you don’t take pictures of them sleeping where they look awkward and you look great?!?! This might be one of my favorite pics of us ever! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️I have been the luckiest girl around to get to work with this guy in our pet stores, for the last 20 years. Times have changed, retail has changed. With the introduction of huge online retailers like Amazon and Chewys, we have went from 3 very successful stores down to 1. We are still so lucky that our 1 store does well, but not well enough to support our family. Most of you know that I started my new job a little over a month ago. I was lucky to still get to work on Monday’s with my Big Guy and the other 4 days at the new job. The time has unfortunately come that I will no longer be working alongside my love. Today was our final day working together. Hopefully it won’t last forever, but who knows. We walked out of our store today after work, holding hands and reflecting on our last 20 years. We’ve brought all of our babies to work with us, had fights, struggled through changing economies and had many ups and downs, but we loved every minute of it. We were just kids when we started this and we’ve really grown up in this business together As I looked up at him, he had tears in his eyes as he told me how much he was going to miss me and how hard this is (though if he knew that I posted this, he may not miss me so much😂). I know that we are on the right path and that it will make our lives so much easier financially, but wow does it hurt. It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter. Here’s to hoping that this gets easier❤️ This also seems like a great opportunity to remind everyone to support their local family owned business! I know that online can be convenient, but if you must shop online, you can still shop small! Make sure you are giving your hard earned money to those who’s morals and values align with your own and who are taking your money and investing it into others small businesses! It’s so important that we don’t lose our family owned businesses. It’s so important that we all support each other. ✌🏻
Always happy anywhere he can bring his diggers and play in the dirt and rocks.
My goodness did I miss these two monsters like crazy today. I kept wondering what they were doing, if they were sleeping, if Calvin was dancing to SING with Jaxton, or if he read “Don’t Push The Button” for the tenth time & made all the funny noises.
I couldn’t wait to get home so I could kiss & cuddle them....well I got home & one kept screaming at me because he wanted my fries & the other cried when I looked at her and said “ hi honey I missed you.” Well, that’s motherhood for you. Beautiful with a side of messy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. ❤️
Slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things.
Guess What?? Something beautiful coming your way pretty soon. Would love to hear what you think.
I'll let you in on a little secret that I had to keep for a while...Pssst... I had the amazing opportunity to do Ilze's Family's Pregnancy announcement in one of the most beautiful locations.
It's truly special to capture a new journey in a family's life.
My littlest love is 1️⃣! This one truly snuck up on me and I almost can’t believe that it has really been an entire YEAR! It’s so cliched but time really does go too fast when it comes to our babies. Even more so the second time around. So happy birthday to you my sweet angel boy. You came into this World like a speeding bullet and you haven’t slowed down since! This past year with you has been the very best and I can’t imagine our little family without you! I love you so very much and can’t wait to see what adventures (...and mischief) await you in the years to come.
Why is getting them to play outside so much easier than getting them to play inside?? 🌿
Mondays are just ... crazy. And every week as things seem to stack up against me I’m reminded how lucky I am to have a partner who helps support to keep things going on top of all you already do, from taking over my daycare drop-off days, making dinner, cleaning around the house, stopping at the grocery store, finding ways to make me laugh, and whatever else may help ease my stress. I seriously couldn’t do life without you, especially lately. But even if I could, I wouldn’t want to. Thank you for being the best partner in life and my best friend. Love you my loo and the little family we’ve created! 😍😘🤗
All the fall colours please. 🍁🍂🍃
I’ll always cherish this little cup || I’ve never been a big tea drinker but since my beautiful grandmother passed away in the spring I received (along with my mom + my sister) one of her precious tea cups from her China set. 🌸
I find my self enjoying a cup most nights now and I whenever I do I think of her and all the special memories we had together! I miss her dearly and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her but I’m happy she’s home with our Heavenly Father! Cheers Gma💕
Многие спрашивали о составе и плотности горячего шоколада от @gingerelizabeth
, что я показывала в стори и прошлом посте. “Almond Rocher hot chocolate “🍫 расскажу о составе: Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Fudge Sauce Swiri, dipped in 53% Valrhona Chocolate & Candied Almond Цена за 8 oz -$4,5, 16 oz - $7,5. Аромат потрясающий, вкус тоже. Но мне не зашло: 😟слишком густой, сладкий, с использованием довольно большой гаммы вкусов. Вообщем, для человека, придерживающегося ПП, без использования в рационе сахара, минимальное количество садкого и углеводов не подойдёт вообще. 🙈 я не смогла осилить и 1/3 этой крохотной кружечки всего лишь в 8oz 💪🏻🤦🏼♀️ Если напиток горячий, складывается чувство, что ты пьёшь самый настоящий густой, горячий шоколад 🍫! С одной стороны классно, с другой не привычно. Слишком густой! Будто бы ты пьёшь жидкую кашу. (Напиток очень сытный. У меня сложилось чувство, что я выпила 200 мл протеина🙈). Такой напиток идеально подойдёт в холодную, ночную прогулку по тихим улочкам, украшенным на #christmastime
🎄 )) именно в этот период американцы все как один ходят с кружками ароматного горячего шоколада))) и это незабываемое чувство))) Возможно, я вернусь туда снова)) но очень не скоро )))
Take time to stop and smell the flowers, especially if they come from @hansens_green_bluff_orchard.
They’re just a little extra special! .
Had such a blast tonight with @foreverinthestars
getting ready to highlight a few spots around Spokane. Guess this post is a hint to one of them! .
What’s your favorite thing to do in your city? Is there a spot that’s extra special?
Video credit: @foreverinthestars
A HUGE thank you to: @hansens_green_bluff_orchard
for allowing us to capture your beautiful farm on this perfect Monday evening.
I’m envious of my daughters fall wardrobe 🤦🏻♀️ @target
, can you make this top in my size?
Leiiani & I don’t always get to get as much time alone as we should or want to! But, this past weekend we went on a little excursion in southern Arizona with her Girl Scouts troop. The caves were absolutely unreal & it was so nice to get away with her for the weekend. Are you guys good at getting alone time with each kid?
• Fall 🍪🍁☕️ means baking. cool crisp air. pumpkin everything. booties & scarves. candles. colored leaves. holiday decor. late night fires. And best of all Thanksgiving!!! Im already counting down the days..Yup!! Anyone else? 🦃
• I usually like to bake from scratch but this mama is exhausted and you can never go wrong with @nestletollhouse
Baby boy is already in bed so big brother and I are enjoying a delicious cookie together! Hope you all had a great Monday!
I ordered a couple of fall/winter clothing items for Everly from @zara
a couple of weeks ago and they are SO CUTE!!! Now just waiting for sweater weather to actually make its appearance 🙄
Final proof before it goes to print 😍
Spent the weekend with this guy + 90 others while raising money for @childrensvillagecda.
So thankful to bring two of my passions together to raise money for such a great cause
5 Things You May Not Know About Me
1. I have almost 60 items inside, about half clothes (bodysuits, onepieces and pants) and half accessories (cloths, bibs, towels and blankets). All the essentials you need
2. I have been called a set, a bundle, a pack. I like it when you call me a Cocoon :) please don’t call me a box
3. I am made of 100% organic cotton and natural hemp. Even my zipper is 100% organic! And, of course, all the clothes inside are 100% organic from the softest and most sustainable brands like @underthenile
, and @coloredorganics
4. I come in all sizes and you can use me as your baby grows. When your little one is ready for the next size, you can ship the clothes back and get credits to reduce the cost of the next size that we send you right to your door
5. You can pick the version of me that works best for you! I come in two styles (Classic and Playful), two models (Full set or clothes-only). You can even pick a preloved version and get an extra 30% off!
I know I said 5 but...do you know you can use a monthly installments options if you want to spread the cost? ✨
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Yesterday we drove 10 hours to Colorado and we are ready for some serious R&R before our big move to Texas next weekend 😴
To the mamas who don’t feel like they’re enough: This one’s for you
To the mama hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down her cheeks... To the mama who is so tired she feel likes she can't function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest she needs... To the mama sitting in her car, alone, stuffing food in her face because she doesn’t want anyone else to see or know she eats that stuff…
To the mama crying on the couch after she yelled at her kids for something little and is now feeling guilty and like she is unworthy…
To the mama that is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all she wants is to look in the mirror and feel good about herself…
To the mama that doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now…
To the mama that is calling out for pizza again because dinner just didn’t happen the way she wanted it to…
To the mama that feels alone, whether in a room by herself or standing in a crowd... You are enough.
You are important.
You are worthy.
This is a phase of life for us. This is a really, really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life.
In the end it will all be worth it. But for now it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in so many different ways. We don't always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you.
You are doing your best.
Those little eyes that look up at you;
they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough.
Those little hands that reach out to hold you;
they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.
Those little mouths eating the food you gave them;
they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.
Those little hearts that reach out to touch yours;
they don’t want anything more. They just want you.
Because you are enough. You are more than enough, mama.
You are amazing.
I'm so lucky to be her mama.
👧🏽 | July 16, 2017 | 👶🏽 I hope you both always have a reason to smile 😊