When you have something so gorgeous in stock... just stunning....💛💛
Getting real here for a minute:
My plan for today was to wake up early and have the most productive day. Check off all my to-dos. Catch up on life because between the move and getting a tenant in our house, I feel like I’m just so incredibly behind on EVERYTHING, and failing at life.
Instead, I woke up with an awful headache and struggled to get out of bed. I laid around for a while. Took some Advil. Drank my coffee. Didn’t begin to feel normal till about 11am, and then came the all consuming guilt.
Guilty I’m behind on life. Guilty my blog has been neglected. Guilty my apartment isn’t unpacked. Guilty I haven’t showered yet today. Guilty I didn’t wake up and conquer the day like I planned.
I deal with guilt all the time and it can be really hard for me to overcome it. Most days I let it hold me back, cloud my thoughts, and end up giving up for the day to try again tomorrow. Until I wake up and for some reason or another find myself feeling guilty all over again.
BUT, I decided today I’m not going to do that. It’s something I DO have control of, even if I need to work on it. I’m deciding to let go of the guilt. Allow myself to have a slow morning because I didn’t feel well. Pick myself up now that I feel better, and carry on.
Why am I sharing this? Because if any of you ever feel the cloud of guilt coming in and ruining your day or plans or whatever it may be, I just wanted to remind you to give yourself some grace.
Take a deep breath, let go of the guilt, and carry on. It’s okay to take the morning off if you don’t feel well. It’s okay to be behind, life is crazy sometimes. It’s okay to be easy on yourself, and grant yourself forgiveness. It’s all okay. Give yourself permission to let go of the guilt because holding onto it isn’t going to do you any favors.
Alright, that’s all I’ve got. This was long, so thank you for reading! Happy Wednesday, I hope it’s a great one 💗
My dear friends, I’m spending the day with this charming beastly in my Victorian cottage kitchen sampling and studying of my newest literature. Check my stories to have a peek of the title.
Last evening was spent painting, and writing my Authoress bio for my book jacket and it was rather effortless.
I must confess I write uncommonly fast whilst under the spell of alignment.
Have you ever taken notice of how easily particulars come about whilst in reception of the spirit, yes?
We're delighted to announce that our very own @claire_ransom
, the brainchild behind Lazy Flora, is writing a chapter in a book called In Her Own Way, to encourage young women to follow their dreams and ambitions! 📚 I'm not sure we could be any prouder!
Claire is sharing her story to help young girls feel empowered to start their own thing. "I understand how scary and exciting starting a business can be, and I want to them to be fired up by that. I'm a passionate supporter of women supporting women, and that is why I'm contributing to this book." Please visit the link above in the bio and pledge to buy a copy – your name will feature in the back of the book. And once you've read it, you might just want to pass it on to a bright and ambitious young woman that you know! #femaleentrepreneur #girlboss
HELLO beautiful new bunny bean bags ✨ I am so thrilled to launch our newest range of luxurious interiors with bean bags, ottomans, play mats and play tents 💛 Take a look in our NEW IN section, they are just WOW 😍
Sweet little pieces for my next handmade paper print 🌸💜
A few months ago, I was shooting with @sage_rebelle_photo
and her incredible daughter (@la_petite_styliste_metisse
) and for some reason we started talking about influencer and how they basically have to look perfect on social media because of their job. We talked about how much makeup can be involved, lip injections and all kinds of ''trendy'' interventions used to achieve the perfect Instagram goal body/face. I remember growing up, looking up to famous women to get the look I thought was ''right'' to have. I would do my brows super thin, wear thick eyeliner and even put foundation for no reason at all, just because it was what I read in magazines. I would take more time to get ready before taking pictures for my Instagram just to make sure my look was trendy and I looked like ''I was supposed too''. When I met the beautiful @la_petite_styliste_metisse
and realized how much she knew about social media and ''beauty standards'' I got pretty scared! She is so young, smart, kind and beautiful and I wouldn't want her to think she has to follow any beauty standard because she is perfect in her own way. But seeing ''perfection'' and ''Instagram babes'' all over your feed might get to you at some point, no matter how old you are. That's why I decided to stop wearing makeup on social media. I almost never wear makeup in real life and it's important to me to be as real as I can on this platform so my younger followers can embraced their own natural beauty without thinking they have to follow any kind of rules.
Pro tip; I always moisturize before pictures to get a glow. Drink lots of water!
PS: I'm not shading anyone here. You do you boo! But I want to promote self love and break the beauty standards. You don't have to be an instagram babe, be the best version of YOU!
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I’m so excited I had one of these pictures last week and I was so bummed that no one snapped it up because it was so cute… Then, lo and behold,this week I found its mate! Now I’m quite sure someone will fall in love with the set… Everything happens for a reason trust and the timing! #blueart #floralart #sostinkingcute
Yellow makes me so happy. 💛 There’s a reason I named my blog Sunshine Style. Eating food also makes me happy. Especially acai bowls, tacos or avocado. 😂😂😂. Also wearing a swimsuit all day makes me sooooo happy lol. Life is about learning to enjoy the little things. You’ll be happier that way. 😁 Photo was taken in charming Savannah.
What’s something that makes you happy?
⚠️SPOILER ALERT⚠️: yes, you CAN. The other day I asked y'all what mug you would want if you could have one. And SO many people said they needed this mug because of how they need this reminder every single day. And while I wish I could send every single one of you a mug, I know that can't happen. But can I be honest? It breaks my heart that all ya'll wake up NOT believing that you can do it. You might be sitting there thinking about all the things you aren't good at or that feel too big too accomplish. But, guess what, sister? You are stronger than you think. And you CAN do it. I believe in you. However, if you still need this mug (which you probs do 😜), then you should snag one because we are down to single digit inventory... 🤭
Serious vacation house goals.
Cape dream house hard requirements:
- a million hydrangeas
- can hear the ocean at night
- huge windows for natural light
- outdoor shower
- at least 1 golden retriever puppy
- travel + leisure calls monthly to get it on the cover
How He Asked | Mary Kate + Jason
“My ring has a sapphire and a ruby on either side of a diamond. My favorite color is blue, and Jason’s is red. There is a twofold significance: first, two become one in the sacrament of marriage. Second, it takes three to get married, with God as the center diamond and Jason and I as the jewels on the sides.”
Read more of Mary Kate and Jason’s proposal story today on SpokenBride.com
I'm LOVING this bridal bouquet by @sixpencefloral
! In other news, I've finally shared a bridal session! WHAT!?! It's been almost a year since one has been on the blog, but I promise I still photograph them! I'm proving it by breaking my bridal blog hiatus! Click the link in profile to check out Sara's gorgeous bridals at Laguna Gloria!
You set goals, you write them down, you work toward them. But sometimes you just can’t seem to reach them. Does this sound familiar? 😕
Big goals can be overwhelming sometimes. Maybe you just don’t know where to start with them or you end up getting stuck working on them or something else gets in your way.
Today on the blog, I'm talking about 11 strategies to help you reach your goals. You can read it at the link in my bio! 💙
What’s your favorite strategy to help you reach your goals?
What's on your desk? ✏️ 📚
I typically have so many post-it notes, pens and planners strewn about that you can't see the desktop. I decided to do a series of #instastories
today showing you the more meaningful things I keep on my desk. Check it out and let me know if you feel triggered 😂🙈
Some ingredients for my country garden hairvine.. missing the strawberries, they’re due to go in the kiln later this week. Spot the super tiny gold and lemon stamen on the bottom right ..I have to hold each one with tweezers to paint the gold lustre on, thank goodness my eyes are in full working order! I worked on it all afternoon but there’s more to do on it tomorrow 🍓
My sweet sleepy boy! He was such a brat yesterday but then was so cute snuggling in bed! 💕
favorite summertime hobby: daydreaming 💭
Everything I do, I do for you 🌾
Taking a moment this evening to appreciate life’s small gifts, like the grass brushing against your leg, the sun beating down on your face and this little boy saying ‘Mummy, you are my angel’
One of my favorite things to do is to share the power of oils combined with the power of Jesus with the people in my life!! Both have been so incredibly transformative for me and my overall wellness and joy 🌿🙌🏻 Proverbs 21:20 “There are oils in the house of the wise.”
Who said diamonds were a girls best friend?! 🐶 Super missing my BFF right now! That’s okay tho because I get to hangout with her later this week! ❤️🙌🏻
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. -
There is no need to change ourselves to be something else, because we, as we are, are enough. ✌🏼❤️ -
Everyone for who they are! Let’s praise each other instead of trying to keep up with jones and compare.
Taking baby steps and adventuring on my own today. 🗺 It doesn’t seem like much, but going somewhere new with no prior knowledge of the place, having to pay for an admission ticket, and being by myself as I walk around are things that make me anxious. I like having a buddy to lean on when I go somewhere, especially somewhere new. So today’s adventure was big for me. I know it was something small, but it feels like a big step. A step closer to feeling more comfortable doing things by myself. A step closer to tackling anxieties.
Here’s to baby steps!🍷
Have YOU ordered for Premium Pouch yet? I just left a major hint in my stories. This month’s surprise is soooo good!!
This was the most beautiful winery I’ve ever stepped foot in ✨
Isn’t Stella so adorable?! I loved painting her bright eyes and smile! She’s now on her way to her family!
If you scroll back a few posts you can see the beginning stage of her portrait. 😊
“A secret to happiness is letting everything be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.” .
The only thing we ever need to compare ourselves to is the person we were yesterday. Accept every moment for what it is, one step in a very long road of self improvement. And above all, be kind... even to yourself. #womaninprocess #selfloveisthebestlove #justbeyou
Simple handmade and handlettered details? Sign me up! ⠀
Now if only this envelope could really be making its way across the pond to the Beckham's, but for now I'll just stick to perfecting different styles with fake celebrity addresses 😂
Cleaning Day. We have been traveling around the last 4 days so time to catch up on laundry and clean house before my next trip. Thieves Cleaner, 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼! If you haven’t opened up the sample packet in your starter kit, throw it into a glass bottle, fill it with water. Gentle Shake and start cleaning your house. Everything. Thieves Cleaner eliminated 11 bottles from under my sink. E L E V E N. It’s a powerhouse without all the bad. If you are in our sweet community, check out our entire file of cleaning recipes using Thieves Cleaner! 🌿
We’re back up at @humelake
doing scavenger hunts for pine cones and building up our immune systems from playing in ALL the dirt! It’s our 5th summer up here and it just gets better and better every time! 🌲
10x10 day 8! Rounding it out with another laid back look. These are absolutely my favorite @levis
jeans and I love pairing them with every day accessories.
“One thing that I'm most proud of is coming from The Bronx New York and not being the stereotype. I think I've made it a long way without becoming a stereotype.” 👟: @jumpman23
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