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"Do arts and crafts with your kids," they said. "It will be fun for everyone," they said. * What they don't say is how crazy it will be. How stressful. How much of a mess they make. And how, even though you love it anyway because you love creating art more than almost anything else, you also kind of hate it. And how even though you are super proud that it's 1pm and the kids still haven't watched any TV yet and you feel like you deserve a medal for that because this is your 4th week of solo-parenting and you are fucking exhausted, you sort of wish you'd turned on the tv anyway. * I always feel a little jealous of those moms who photograph their kids perfectly color-coordinated art space. Not a single drop of paint anywhere other than the paper. Not a single crayon on the floor. Even the mess is adorable, with a little splotch of paint on their kids cheek. Ok, not jealous. Sort of makes me want to puke. * This is what our art space looks like, midway through painting plant pots. Our kitchen looks like Hansel and Gretel came through leaving a trail of crumbs to help them find the refrigerator. And there's marker on the wall in the hall because I left my kids alone for 5 minutes while I tried to eat my lunch in peace. * Did we have fun? Yes. Was it also a little stressful? Yes. Would I do it again? Yes. But I also think it's important to acknowledge that behind those pretty perfect pictures, there's a lot people aren't choosing to show, which makes other moms feel like failures or like lesser moms. You are not less of a mom because your floor or walls are covered in paint. You are not less of a mom if their art space isn't picture perfect. You are not less of a mom if doing arts and crafts with your kids makes you break out into stress hives. Let's stop the mom shaming via pinterest perfect pictures of mom life, please and thank you.
Before & after 25 minutes with Shaun T 😅🤩 . . Today’s workout challenged me. & this was after 10 glorious hours of sleep 😴#teachertired #southernallergies & drinking my preworkout🍋🌱 #plantbasedpower I struggled & lost my balance & had to stop to catch my breath ....& I really started to doubt myself in so many ways. . . & then I realized that it’s not about perfection. It’s about perseverance. It’s about showing up & giving your all. It’s about doing the best you can do in that moment. & my whole attitude changed. 🧡 . . Stop waiting for the perfect time or the perfect workout or the perfect workout clothes or to get in better shape to start workout out-start now. Focus on showing up & stop striving for perfect. Perfect is boring anyway 👊🏻 . . #progressoverperfection #perfectisboring #showup
. I think being a simple guy makes me humble. I've been on top, on top enough to become such an arrogant person. I was so into beautiful things, I would make sure everything was perfect to impress. These days, some left me just because I wasn't like before. But life must go on. The right one will get closer. Just love everyone around you now unconditionally as long as it's not over the limit. Spread love not hate. May Allah bless all of us. Aminnnn. #perfectisboring #aimazingamin #spreadlovenothate
🚨SPOILER ALERT: I don’t have my shit together!! 🤷🏽‍♀️ . . There’s days I lack energy (that’s what preworkout is for ⚡️), there’s days I just don’t want to workout ( thank god for accountability groups 👭), and there’s days when I don’t give it my all. But there is NEVER a day where I don’t continue to show up for myself! . . Why? Because I deserve it to be the best version of myself. 🤗 and you do too girl! Do you know how much your life could change with just giving yourself 30 mins a day 🙌🏼. . Next bootcamp starts October 8th, you ready to change your life?! 😘. . . . . . #lifechanging #dosomethingforyou #leogirlfriend #perfectisboring #girlswithtattoos #traveler #catmom #spoileralert #bebettereveryday #brunettebalayage #hazeleyes #girlssupportinggirls #topknot #anxietywarrior #overcomingdepression #lifebydesign #husslehard #strongisthenewskinny #strongissexy
When you realize you wear a lot of blue...but I love it 💙
How do I get my phone to take non-blurry pictures mid-move 🤔 I’m really determined to have a better day today than I did yesterday - was definitely one of those days that I just want to put behind me and forget about. So! What better way to start the day and the weekend than with some fun dance moves 💃 Bonus for me is that I’m actually doing this to learn the new moves for my next round of Cize class 😋 This is going to be a fun one!!! #cizeinstructor
olddie but goodie which was archived due to its blurriness// this delicious blackberry bowl was crafted with bananas + zucchini + dragonfruit + blackberries and a splash of nut milk // comes out so thick and creamy 🍦 thanks to pre freezing the fruit and veggies 🌈✌🏻💕 #perfectisboring
Quote of the day 🙌🏼
‘Let’s see how sound we clapped’ @_lucywinter_ #live #love #laugh #behappy #peace #music #sing #guitar #singing #guitarist #singer #singersongwriter #edsheeran #thinkingoutloud #perfectisboring #beyourself #bop #clapped #friends #chill also ps yes I had no idea what to do w my hands cos I normally play guitar ahaaa
I used to be super insecure about my smile, but only because everyone else made fun of it. I always kinda liked it. Now I realize it’s the least of my problems anyway and I don’t really give a f*ck. Perfect is boring and beauty lies in the imperfect. Love yourself and don’t let anyone tell you any different. #snaggletooth #crookedsmile #perfectisboring #acceptwhatmakesyoushine #tyrataughtme
Long time no see friends, but what a WEEK! 😅 Often times we're in such a hurry to reach our goals, that we forget to just be patient with ourselves. If you're struggling in this area, you’re not alone. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world, is to accept the fact that we’re not perfect. I’d be lying if I said I have my life together 100%. 🙈 Raise you hand if you’ve ever felt the desire to do something great, be great, be 'perfect' at something (whether it be your relationships, career, your business..) Envisioned it, planned it out perfectly, and then failed at it? 🤔 {🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️} Well, I'll be the first one to admit that this fault is one of my daily struggles. ———————————————————————————— Perfection is unattainable, always will be. The more you fight that reality, the more you’ll miss out on opportunities to fix the things that prevent you from being a total bad-ass! It's okay if you don't have it all figured out. It's okay if you make mistakes. It's okay if you're feeling frustrated, or if you're stressed out, or uncertain, or unclear. You are enough. Just like there's no changing your humanness, there's no changing God's grace. There's no changing the fact that He wants you and uses you just as you are. The least we can ask of ourselves is to recognize that we aren’t perfect, but still strive for that perfection through constant refinement. So let's embrace that imperfect identity and work with our Creator to be the best we can be! Oh, & here are some gorgeous photos of @palomacontrerasdesign design project in New Orleans 💖, hope they make you as happy as they made me! #inspireothers #patienceisavirtue #perfectisboring #interiordesignerslife
Fall has officially come to this house!!! #pumpkinspiceshakeology tastes as good as it sounds!!!! 🎃 Kind if kicking myself for not ordering more before it got sold out 😳 @carldaikeler - Any chance this will become a regular fall flavor??? Pretty please 😉
𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗’𝚝 𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞’𝚛𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚞𝚝.. . . . #beyou #bedifferent #gypsysoul #happy #unique #perfectisboring #wild #moonchild #notafollower #odd #alphafemale #myrealityisdifferentthanyours #daretobedifferent #onlyyou #moonchild #tgif #freedom #dancing_is_life #music #feelit
No one can body shame YOU if YOU are not ashamed of YOUR body. OWN IT! Own your truth Scara Beauty Colors (❣💜 #birthmarks ) Perfect imperfection. And when you are, DO NOT ask the world for permission. #justdoit 📷 @delcromphoto #BerlangeStory #BeRevealed #ktstrong #chronicillnesswarrior #chooseyou #betonyourself #superficialveins #nolongersilent #thisisme #breakthestigma #chronicallyfabulous #MakeItVisible #perfectisboring
Your passion should make you want to jump for joy. It should light a fire under your booty and excite you! • • • What is something you’re passionate about? 🔥
When one journey ends, a new one begins! This morning I finished the last active workout of an 8 week program. This feeling of finishing the program AND having so much success with it is absolutely indescribable. I would LOVE for you to experience it too!! There is nothing I love more than sharing this feeling with other people ❤️ I start my next round of this program on Monday - are you in???? #liift4results #liift4life
Igår kväll tittade jag på Mia Skäringers program #kropphets på tv. Ett tänkvärt program om hur vi dömer oss själva och jämför våra kroppar med andra. Känns så onödigt att helt normala fina människor med fungerande kroppar ska gå runt och känna sig missnöjda 🤔 Så himla bra, och tyvärr nödvändigt, program. Om du missat det så finns det på @svt_play.se #perfectisboring #olikaärbra #iwillnotcomparemyselftostrangersoninstagram #nuärdetnog #jagdugersomjagär @miaskaringerlazar
Happy birthday mum. Love you, I am so thankful for the last few years. You gave me my life and when I threatened to lose you saved it. 💪🏼❤️🦁. ————————————————— Gerade passiert so viel in meinem Leben ich habe das Gefühl, ich befinde mich im Herzen des Tornados. Aber ich liebe das, denn genau DAS bedeutet leben, zu lernen, voran zu gehen und das mit zu nehmen, was mich ausmacht und das sind Gott sei dank Menschen und natürlich meine Passion das pumpen 😂. Oft tut es auch ein bisschen weh (mein Bruder wandert aus) aber die Vergangenheit lehrt mich, neue Menschen kommen und Sie bleiben. Nicht nur Menschen kommen in mein Leben. Bald habe ich hoffentlich a new friend und eine neue Aufgabe , es wird kein Mensch sein 😜.Ich bin dankbar für euch und so so gespannt und hab Hummeln 🐝 im hintern für alles was kommt ... ahhhhhhhh PS @smile_1706 du fehlst natürlich hier auf dem Bild 🙈
I'm a work in progress. Everyday a little bit stronger mentally, a little bit more accepting of my body. The journey has never been about perfection its really been about loving who I am and I'm getting there. What I think of me is important #thickthursday #curves #curvy #curvywomen #thickwomen #thick #sexyandsassy #thickwhitegirl #loveyourself #curvesfordays #ithinkimsexy #ithinkimbeautiful #selfacceptance #selflove #girlpower #girlstrong #redhead #redheads #gingerhair #ginger #naturalredhead #redheadsaresexy #notperfect #perfectisboring
Feeling a teeny bit obsessed with these monochrome Christmas Decs 🖤 Six designs to choose from and all retailing under £5 - what’s not to like? From the Instant Happiness collection at Jolipa, give me a call to see the whole range #twagencies #jline #treedecoration #monochrome #monochromechristmas #perfectisboring
13 days post op 🌸 One muscle-less leg and one normal leg (this is only gonna get worse in the next weeks, in week 14 I'm allowed to start with weight training yay) 💪 • TODAY THE PT BENDED MY KNEE TO 58 DEGREES!!!!! party party! Yesterday I ‘walked’ for 7 minutes and today I did my excercises so :))))) #proud #progress 💕 • Sunday I had an infection so I went to the hospital and at first they told me I would have to spend a few nights there, but they ended up giving me some extra pills and i went home on that exact same day ;) yay. Turns out I have anemia, which partially caused the fever and fainting. 💗💟💞 • 10 POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT RECOVERY SO FAR 1. I haven’t been relaxed like this in a looooong long time 2. I sleep 9+ hours every night 3. My life has been ‘paused’. This was really frustrating in the beginning, but it’s actually really good to go through this. I have time. I have so much time. I’m catching up with friends, having the deepest conversations, I have time to listen, to talk myself, to ask questions, to think. 4. I spend much more time with my friends / family / boyfriend than before and I’m feeling much more connected to them :) 5. I’m making progress every day! 6. I’m around people 24/7, before the operation I dreaded this but I’m actually enjoying it a loooot :) 7. The muscles in my leg may be gone but mentally I feel like I’ve gained a lot :) 8. I’m usually not very good at sitting still but now I’m a champion at it 9. I’m not as hard on myself as I used to be 10. I’ve been in the hospital twice since the operation and things haven’t gone completely smooth but the weather’s nice, people are sweet and I rediscovered my love for liquorice candy so things are actually going pretty good, better than I thought they would be 😊😊😊🙊 • #pcl #acl #pclrecovery #meniscus #kneerecovery #pclinjury #recoveryishard #recoveryisworthit #recovering #restingistraining #kneeoperation #fighting #betteratgettingbetter #slowbutsteady #patienceiskey #perfectisboring
Surround yourself only with things that elevate you 🔥💖
If I held on to my perfectionist mentality- I would have given up meditation on the first try - Some days my brain turns off and I find some peace- and some days there is a sweet 90’s station on my internal radio
France, 2007. I didn't think I'd end up sharing this photo because it was a mistake. I moved my hand too quickly. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. It's not accurate to the eye, but it definitely catches my feeling of Paris. . . . . . . #elysearoundtheworld #france #paris #seineriver #mistakes #beautifulmistake #blurry #beautiful #light #perfectisboring #visitfrance #visitparis #travellingthroughtheworld #travel #passionpassport #travelphotography #travelbloggers #travelwriter #reflection #mysterious #night #nightview #tbt #iamtb #旅行 #フランス #夜景 #beautifulriver #seetheworld
I ❤️ this handle ... You should follow it ... it makes me laugh every day! #truth #youwouldntdoeverythingperfect #ideasofwhatwewoulddo #perfectisafarce I like this tag ... #perfectisboring lol ❤️!
I’m not usually one to get emotional when I’m about to complete and workout program, but this time around it feels different!! I haven’t had results like these since my initial weight loss transformation 3 years ago. Today wasn’t the last day - but it was the last weight lifting day and seeing the progression in weights increase since I started this program 8 weeks ago definitely brought tears to my eyes. So many people strive for skinny - but for me this journey isn’t about being skinny, it’s all about being STRONG!!! 💪🏼 #liift4 #liift4results #liift4life
Big shout out to one of our newest clients, Ms. LaTia Pruitt @icanonlybelatia for starting her Polished classes! We would also like to thank @lularoenickiem for her referral and her constant support of Polished ModelsCo.
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Prevention Tip#4 : Laughter Cancercenter.com says, "A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease." Wow! A built in medicine straight from heaven. So go ahead, do yourself a favor, and laugh. Lets add some joy to our daily supplements❤ For more tips check us out on Facebook @ Polished Models Co. Jewelry: @rashyeda96 Photography: @moneygp
In our continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we donned our models with slogans that embody the ongoing fight against this enemy. Got Pink? Polished ModelsCo does!
Who says you can't be edgy and polished? We paired this black and white collard shirt with a faux leather mini skirt. The knee high buttoned socks and white pump gives this style an edge for only those who dare to flare. For the conservative crowd, you can polish this off with a stylish black tight and knee length boots. Email: polishedbehavior@gmail.com Model: @clarissa_elise Makeup: @bella_noveecp
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