Bye bye distracting playground ❤️ Swipe for SOOC 🙌🏻
I know people say not to work from bed, but after getting back from the gym when it’s 5° outside all I want to do is stay under the covers with my hot tea and my pup. Good thing the bitter cold of yesterday has warmed up a bit, just in time for me to have to go places outside of the house!
It’s been about a week since a super personal blog post on my health went live over on the Outer Banks Voice. It’s slightly terrifying to put myself out there to an audience of 70,000 people. It’s moderately embarrassing to share a photo that isn’t “perfect” because my snazzy new heart monitor is showing and I look totally exhausted but more than that, it’s important to share more than just a highlight reel of pretty beaches and cute kids. As moms we tend to put ourselves last but I’m finally starting to feel better after putting myself first and figuring out how to regulate and meditate to get my heartbeat at a healthy rate. It took me months to even make a doctors appointment when my heart was racing at 170+ beats per minute. I was “too busy” to take care of myself. Looking back, that’s about as crazy as it gets! Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary and so important. Maybe you need to read this.💓 Link in profile. 📰 #outerbanksmom
Sliced apples and a fresh flowers. God has provided for a need and gave a gift of beauty. It really is the simple things that make life abundant.
I always want more material things and had to bring that to the Lord this morning because it was distracting me from being with Him. When I yearn for more fill-in-the-blank, I hope that I remember to turn my posture around and to plead with God to make me want more of Him and less of me.
What better way to soothe your aching body after a long walk (with your not-so-little guy falling asleep on top of you) than with CBD?
¿Qué mejor manera de aliviar tu cuerpo adolorido después de una larga caminata (con tu chico no tan pequeño dormido encima de ti) que con CBD?
In 2014, I left a state I lived in my entire life to take a risk in a big city. Roughly 5 years later, I couldn’t be happier. I am so GRATEFUL for the friends and family who supported me on this journey.
Tag someone you’re grateful for in 2019!
The best thing about documentary photography is that real life is way more entertaining than anything I could stage! 🤣
Also, they like playing in the dark. So yet again, I’m embracing the grain.
When I first got started in business I was completely overwhelmed by #allthethings
that I “should” be doing to grow my business.
Growing your email list, posting on Facebook, Instagram, Facebook groups, ads, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, doing regular lives, blogging… it was exhausting, and I quickly realized, a one way ticket to burn out.
But yet, that’s how a lot of people start their businesses’. They dive right in, trying to do everything, and get super discouraged when nothing seems to work (been there girl!)
Which is why I created a brand new FREE mini course taking place on Jan 29 & 30. I'll be teaching you exactly what I've done to push past my fear of putting myself out there, get massively visible, start booking clients and achieve the confidence I needed to leave my soul-sucking 9-5.
This free mini-course is for you if:
✨You have no idea how to stand out in a crowded market when there’s so many others doing something similar to you
✨You’ve tried so many different things in your branding and marketing, but nothing seems to work
✨You've already invested in your logo or website - but you're still not attracting those dreamy clients
✨You’re ready to make an impact and be known for what you do
✨You’re ready to do things differently to get different results
Grab your spot at the link in my bio! .
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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there is a bundle of joy brewing inside of me 🙈
Don’t know if you’re a boy or girl, but I can’t wait to meet you!!! Luff you and see you in June ♥️👶🏻 #18weekspregnant
Since the beginning of the year I’ve been doing a scripture writing challenge. A few days ago I had written down one I really related to during this season of my life. “He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. Also He has put eternity in their heart, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. I know nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor- it is the gift of God. “ Ecclesiastes 3:11-13
When I read this it reminded me of another quote I heard not long ago referring to child rearing and other things we do day to day which said “the little tedious tasks are only that if we look at them that way”.
Like changing diapers, or not changing diapers and taking your toddler to the bathroom. These things take a lot of time out of our day and we can often think of them as “tedious”. But God wants us to enjoy all our labor and the good fruit it produces. 🍎
So I sing to my baby while changing his diaper, and praise my son for using the big boy potty, and I thank God that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to do so. ❤️💙
Looking at Henry in these photos, I can suddenly see him at sixteen and I think he’s just gonna look more and more like his daddy as he gets older. ❤️ Also, I didn’t coach them at all. I snuck these while they were watching tv together. I love how they love each other. (most the time 😝)
Adventure is out there 🗺...but first let me fix my hair💁🏼♀️ Rachel took dis ❤️
If there’s one thing most of us struggle with – myself included – it’s being organised and efficient with our time! January is here, and there’s never more pressure to achieve your goals, keep your resolutions and be productive than the start of a brand new year! 👩💻 Life tends to get a little busy, we get a little overwhelmed and we start to become less productive. So, when the lovely people over at @efficiuk
asked if I’d like to try out their Productivity Planner, it was a no-brainer – and excellent timing for the start of a new year! 📝 Click the link in my bio to read my thoughts on the planner ☺️ #gifted
Have you ever thought about how a certain color can make you feel?
Take yellow, for example. It always makes me feel bright a cheery, like a new day is approaching and the sun will be shining. Does it make you feel anything?
Colors are important when it comes to logos and websites. How to you want a person to feel when they see it, or when they are browsing your site? These are all things I think about when building a brand! If you are in need of a facelift for your business or something brand new, shoot me a message. Let's chat!
Edinburgh is so moody in January. Just like me when I forget my gloves and my hands turn red 🙃
would love to hang out with my dog like this but instead he starts to chew the menu and act like a knob.
comment if you’re the owner of this image so that we can tag you!
You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars ☀️🌙 ⭐️
Some may see just a dead tree on the beach... but I see a perfect photo opportunity 📸
Who needs a gym when you've got a toddler in 10 pounds of snow gear?
Some days call for an extra bag of tea in the cup. ☕️ It’s so cold outside + this is the only thing keeping my hands warm as I take breaks while organizing our bedroom. 🌿 Thankful for my chai spice black tea by @stashtea
on days like today!
Como madre me toca enseñarle que está bien equivocarse en la vida, no quiero que piense que en la vida siempre todo será perfecto. -
Habrá ocaciones que por más que intentemos que las cosas nos salgan bien y que evitemos que algo salga mal, pues tendremos momentos donde nos equivocaremos, donde tropezaremos, donde caeremos, pero todo eso es parte de la vida y de sus enseñanzas.
Lo importante es criar niños donde les enseñemos a levantarse de sus caídas, aprender de cada uno de sus tropiezos y sacarle el mayor jugo a sus equivocaciones, porque no existen los seres humanos perfectos. Todos nos equivocamos, todos cometemos errores. ¿ es frustrante? si, lo sé, pero la vida se trata de siempre ver el lado positivo de cada una de las cosas que nos pasan, aprender de ellas y pensar que el éxito muchas veces viene después de una gran caída.
Ser exitoso no es sinónimo de perfección, sino de la constancia y la perseverancia ante cada reto que nos imponemos.
Enseñémosle a ser cuidadosos, precavidos, seamos sabios y no permitamos que nuestros niños piensen que equivocarse está mal, después de todo “errar es de humanos”.
#BabyYale #floridablogger #motherhoodinspired #posttheordinary #thisjoyfulmoment #momlife
All I see is Rex’s impression of Joe Goldberg (character in book/show).😬
Tokyo has carriages that are for women only during peak times to stop the persistent groping issue, it’s kind of nice to have a female area but I wish that wasn’t the reason. It reminds me of a street in Hamburg that doesn’t allow females to go down it at all. Have you heard of any other gender restricted areas around the world?
Social media sometimes can urge you to play a dangerous game. You know the one where you are trying to post the perfect photo of what your day looks like. The perfect pose from the 20 snaps you took and the perfect filter to give that extra glow to your cheek bones. The perfect write up with intention to gain followers and interest. It’s human nature to want to be loved and accepted. Can I tell you honestly how much that scares me? This charade we play - while people clap on the sidelines and a whole other generation of instagramers is born thinking this is the “norm.” Everyone wants to be an influencer right now and all I want to say is to be careful. You want to know who the biggest influencer in the world is .. sadly.. the enemy. And do you know that he actually wants to isolate you, have people talking behind your back, judging you and worst of all he wants you to fail. Are you allowing the enemy to influence you? Do you feel unworthy when a post doesn’t reach a certain number of likes and go back and delete it? Is your following really following the REAL you? Would they still follow if they knew you were struggling with seasonal depression and haven’t worn an ounce of makeup for weeks yet been posting a “look” daily to keep up? Are you constantly trying to live up to expectations? Can I tell you why social media has changed for me in the last couple years and how my following has grown !? - because I let my heart influence my posts. I let what God was doing in my life be the spotlight. I’m not afraid to post my short comings and struggles because someone else needs to know she’s not alone. We need each other more than we need likes. Don’t just be a follower, an influencer, an opinion giver..be a friend, and a real one at that. Can you do something for me next time you post... can you ask yourself your intentions? Do you know who you are truly influencing... young women.. young moms.. and can we start being real about our lives, our bodies, our struggles so that we can lift each other up rather than tear down?
Bit of a #mumfail
here today - I thought choir had been cancelled so sent Chloe to childcare after school, only to find out that it's cancelled next week 🙄 She wasn't best pleased that she missed out on going to her bestie's house!
Luckily the rest of my day has been considerably more successful - I went to visit @mini_travellers
for a co-working day. I have come home with serious office envy and a massive to do list as a result of our planning and brain storming. I only wish she lived close enough to do it more often.
Working from home can be quite lonely at times so I'm grateful for the time I've spent with @genuineplacebo84
over the last few days - my head is now spinning with ideas and things to do!
I know it's only Tuesday but I'm already looking forward a day off with @daveofadventure
On sunny Florida days we love to sit outside under our Zip Dee awning! But it’s actually pretty tricky to situate and Mack always has to do it (mostly because I can’t reach it)! But since we had Adam and @lovemaemiller
show us how it works - we’re sharing the how to over on our IGTV in case you have an older Airstream that requires a manual process to open it! Side note, the new Airstreams have a nice automatic feature but we’re living that 90’s life!
"Believe you can, then you will." - Mulan
While my sweet little girl is ecstatic about starting her first year of Kinder, I on the other hand am not sharing her enthusiasm. Does there ever come a time in a mother’s life where you feel ready to let them go out into the big wide world. #staylittleforever
Since I started off the week by saying that I want to try to be more open, I’ll do a little introduction. So, here we go, rapid fire random facts:
I’m a PreKindergarten teacher and I love every second of it! It’s something I was born to do. I find such joy and happiness getting to work with kids everyday. They are some of my greatest teachers about life and perspective. I have a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and I’m in the process of applying to grad school. In my free time, I love to paint (acrylic + watercolor), take pictures, do anything outside, challenge myself physically, and most importantly, nap. I like reading books about psychology, child development, and personal growth. I’m an INFJ, which, in non-Myers Briggs terms means I’m an aggressive introvert. I have anxiety, which is something that I’ve been working on since I was little. I just recently got into audiobooks, so I’m “re-reading” all the Harry Potter books. I’m very passionate about using natural, clean, organic products both on my body and in my environment. I love finding and learning about new products and how things found right in nature can clean, soothe, protect, and heal. I’m a sucker for the Target dollar spot (what teacher/human isn’t?). Anyone who knows me knows of my love for all things rainbow. I met my boyfriend when I was a senior in college, and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. A true joy for me, and what I feel is my calling, is being able to inspire and educate others. .
If you are able to relate to any of the random stuff I just said, let me know, so I don’t feel as awkward saying all this stuff into the instagram void!😬😅
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I got my ears pierced when I was pretty young (maybe kindergarten or first grade), and from middle school on I begged my parents for more piercings. Short story: they said no. With that said, my first act of being 18 was to get a second piercing 😂. I’ve been debating more piercings but can’t be bothered with tending to a new piercing, so I was super excited when @auratenewyork
sent me their bold ear cuff. I’m all about ear stacks and this one is low key convincing me that I need to just bite the bullet and get more piercings.
What are your favorite ear piercings (whether you have it or not?)
#auratenewyork #earstack #minimaljewelry
Connecticut cottage casual
girls just wanna have fun
cheers to long weekends, big belly laughs, & calories consumed that don’t count during winter months 🤗 had a blast with these beauties and our hubby’s.