Give me this kiddo’s laughter because it’s only Tuesday. Anyone else wishing it were Friday?
Ok this Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood is super dreamy!! I purchased it so I could add it into my skincare regimen and even after just one application this evening, I can already tell that it’s going to help my skin become dewy and my complexion is going have a lovely glow. I’m so excited to have this oil that I have wanted to grab for over a year!! I couldn’t be happier with the skincare + the oils for skin that YL offers!
Makeup artist 💄
Business owner 🧠
Daughter 💁🏻♀️ Friend 👯♀️ I have a lot of roles but being their
is my absolute favorite one!
2 on the outside and 1 inside
under my heart ❣️ #momofboys
Thank you @elise_meader
for encouraging me to get out my big girl camera out today. It has been weeks! It felt good to capture some half face portraits of my kiddos today! A goal I’ve always had! 😍 (I’ll post the boys this week - still need to edit! Check out my stories for before + after!)
I am sooo in love with how this bathroom project turned out!! 😍 It’s a much brighter and happier space after getting rid of all that ugly gray 🙈 - I painted the cabinet, painted the walls, tore down that horrible builders mirror, hung a shelf & decor and replaced the knobs on the cabinets (which I’m still not sure about those, I’m probably going to change them out again 😬) I still need to replace the light fixture & towel rack but other than that it’s done! 🙌🏻 Now that it’s all together i have #noragrets
with the pink cabinet! 💕 swipe for some before pics 😬 or don’t, because they are embarrassing🤣
I went to bed last night thinking about where Cam and I were 4 years ago at this time.
There we were, in our tiny apartment, about 8 weeks into our marriage cold and nearly naked as Cam rubbed me down with freezing antibacterial wipes just as the pre-op nurses instructed. I remember thinking “We just got married 2 months ago... this was not the kind of foreplay I signed up for”. But who signs up for sickness right?
We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. I tried to make light of the situation, taking funny pictures in my surgical hat and hospital socks but Cam and I both knew deep down how devastating our results could be.
My oncologist thought there could only be two possible outcomes. #1
) He would make an incision from my belly bottom to my public bone, open my lower abdomen and remove my right ovary, Fallopian tube and baseball sized tumor from my body and send it to patho to see if it was cancerous. #2
) If the tumor was cancerous, he would extend the incision to my sternum and try to access the damage cancer had done. He didn’t realize however, there was an entirely other outcome.
The day before my laparotomy I was feeling a little heavy and decided to stop at a coffee shop near the hospital to pray. As I settled in I noticed a group of people chatting and knew I was supposed to talk to them. I awkwardly approached the table and simply asked if they were Christians. To make this short, they were- and firey ones! They all stopped what they were doing and gathered around me, laying hands on me and praying bold prayers of healing. I believed God could heal me but I definitely didn’t expect it. I left the coffee shop feeling loved and heard but not feeling “healed”. Thankfully I was wrong and as I came out of my anesthesia, my eyes locked on Cam’s I blurted out “Cancer? Was it cancer”...he responded “Um, well no...they didn’t find it”. Just a few hours later my oncologist walked into my recovery room, pale as a ghost. “ I don’t know what happened- this never happens- I have never seen this happen!” He explained not only was the tumor gone, but the ovary and Fallopian tube it was engulfing were (the rest is in a comment below)
Im not sure where this is but its how I have been feeling lately. Socked in. Its still a beautiful life but I am needing a little time to myself without being needed so much. 😌. I need some guilt free time once a week just to get some things done like post in my blog, catch up with my Oil business, catch up on work emails. How do all you mamas make this happen for yourselves? #ipreview
If you could live anywhere where it be?
I don’t have a specific place yet that I want to live forever. I just want a chance to live everywhere 🤪 #family #home
lots of snow in Chicago rn. and more coming at us this week! #snowmageddon
Came home from a couple days away to a girl immediately in my lap with a book 😍😍 Man I love this sweet thing!
Do you have a must have book for a toddler? Or specifically a little girl? Our collection is reealllyy large, but I can’t stop buying more when they’re so good!
These two 😻 We bought Jack a leash so he can go play outside with us too. Is this a normal thing to do or have we bacame crazy cat people? I'm fine with either 🤷♀️
I’m in the never ending loop of photo editing catch-up, and just love this moment of my girls. I have a few shots from different angles, but love this moment between them the most! I’d asked them to be mannequins in the shop window 😂
Sugar and spice and everything nice. 🍬🎀
I’ve teamed up with a group of moms to celebrate our tiny girl gangs in the #girlmomloop
Up next is the amazing girlmom
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Being a Mom is 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙, 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠. I often feel like I’m failing at trying to 𝙟𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙡𝙚 all of the elements of Motherhood, the demands of my career & life itself. My Husband travels for business often, he can be somewhere else in our beautiful country or in another continent at a moment’s notice. The industry I work in is 𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜, cut throat on a good day & the weeks are long & laborious. Sometimes I think “𝓨𝓸𝓾’𝓿𝓮 𝓰𝓸𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓜𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓪” & like a pin popping a balloon my routined, structured, 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙙 world comes undone. It’s usually those times when we are all emotionally, physically drained & peanut butter sandwiches are on the dinner menu. Somewhere in the bubble of our world there resides a wild haired, sprite of a little lady who keeps us grounded. She’s fiercely independent, sharp as a whip & quick witted. When I’m reminded of her, I pick myself up again & rebuild the pillars of our family unit, restoring calm to our chaotic life. 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕀𝕧𝕪 𝕁𝕖𝕒𝕟 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕄𝕠𝕞♥️ .
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I recently completed some business training that gave me lots of food for thought. One thing that really stood out to me was the reminder of the importance of vision casting and the power of speaking life into our lives. Through this training I was challenged to create my own vision board - to keep tangible goals I have set right in front of my face. ✨
While I absolutely love the idea of a vision board, and have made ones in the past, I sometimes struggle with knowing where to place them. That’s when the idea of a Vision Board Journal came to me! What better way to place all of your goals and dreams, along with the things that spark joy and life into you, than on the front of a journal that you can pull out and use each day. 📓
Click the link in my bio and head on over to my blog where I share the quick easy steps of assembling a vision board journal. Try it out! Have some fun compiling all of your own goals and dreams - the things that spark joy into your life, all on one handy little notebook! 💗
The most important thing in the world is family and love, and we are blessed with both ❤️ how cute is Amelia singing « Twinkle twinkle little star » to Lucas so he could fall asleep 😭
looking forward to warmer weather tomorrow so we can hopefully get out + enjoy some fresh air // being outside always makes for an easier bedtime + I’m all for it 🙌🏼
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☀️🚌☀️🚌 It may be absolutely freezing here in NYC, but before they know it my kids will be hopping on the camp bus for another summer of fun and adventure! Camp truly is my kids’ second home, and they look forward all year to reconnecting with their camp buddies and engaging in a wealth of active pursuits. From swimming to go-karts to a gymnastics to archery and more, camp gives them a chance to spread their wings and celebrate their independence, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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This sweet man of mine is headed back on the road! He has worked so hard to get back out there doing what he loves most and I couldn’t be more proud him! To say we will miss him is a understatement!
How’s this for a happy family? Love going back through these shoots now that I have a little time to breathe.
9 mois, deux dents et une petite face de tannante 🧡
Whatever you do in life, puhleeeeasee find something that gives you as much bliss as Zoey is experiencing while eating a chicken nugget. 😆
Sometimes I feel like I need to have really, incredibly magical of my kids all the time. And that’s exhausting, because ☝🏼 my kids don’t like to cooperate for photos and ✌🏼 child photography ain’t my thing- weddings and couples are. Don’t get me wrong- I love trying new things and getting creative and using my kids as guinea pigs. But sometimes my absolute favorite photos of Oliver and Zoey are these simple ones. Ones that won’t be featured or shared or even “liked” very much. But SO MUCH of Zoey’s little personality is summed up in this simple frame, and it means the world to me. 💛
Evening walk with my girl.
Sometimes parenthood is just crazy and frustrating. All you want to do is throw that towel in the ring. It happens. These little humans can be ungrateful and very annoying. That too happens. And it's okay. They are not perfect. Neither are you. ... Just take a deep breath. Calm down. Pray. And talk to them. Explain why their behaviour is not acceptable. Discipline them. You stay calm, how difficult it may be, stay calm. ... And remember that they are still learning how to deal with their emotions. With situations. They look up to you. How you deal with them, with situations...they will copy what they see. So you put the example. ... And don't stay angry or frustrated with those little humans. Otherwise you'll miss a lot. Do it for their smiles, their hugs, their laughter, their joy, their happiness and yours as well. Just take your time to enjoy life together with your sweet annoying kiddos. It's worth everything
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self portrait week 3 of 52.
One thing I value and treasure right now in this stage of life is our slow, easy going mornings. I know one day, from the moment they wake up it’ll be off to the races and they’ll be pulled in a million different directions. Right now it’s about the simple things, and I never want to take it for granted! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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