Heart on my sleeve here. I used to believe that I needed the stamp of approval from others. That I couldn't survive on my own intuition to just be me. Through storms I've learned that no "umbrella" is strong enough to brace the unpredictable change in the wind speed or pattern. I, truly, believe that it must take multiple storms for us to understand that bravery is all we need to let go of that "umbrella" so the wind has an opportunity to guide and deliver us. I'm still on that wind's path and if you are too, take my hand. We will go through it together, my friend.
It's time to ELEVATE your life!!
ELEVATE is a transformational mindset programme, that I’d strongly recommend if you’re looking to strengthen yourself as you uplevel in your life!
If you’re anything like how I am, you are full of determination and you know you are destined for greatness! But maybe right now in life, your experiencing challenges which is making it hard to be constantly motivated.
I’m guessing some days it feels like an upward struggle where you lack energy and focus, and you often ask yourself when will it change? You’re lacking 100% clarity and direction on upleveling your life and feel like there is not enough time in the day to do everything you need to get done and spend time with the people you want to.
Even finding the time and energy to wholeheartedly nourish your body with great food, have adequate sleep and regular exercise whilst you build your dreams feels near impossible AND you’re feeling drained, wishing you could move faster to your next level of success. You feel like you are moving at a snail’s pace, despite your best efforts! I totally get it, I’ve been there and it doesn’t have to be like this.
In the ELEVATE programme I’ll teach you how you can totally…
Build your dream life faster with more effective results, whilst bringing your mind, body and soul back into alignment.
Learn simple processes to do much more in a week, including managing your household and all the things you love.
Break free of the stop-start cycle you play with yourself and obtain boundless amounts of energy.
It has been created in a way that each lesson builds on the last so you know exactly what to focus on from one moment to the next. This enables you to gain momentum as you move through the course so your life can feel more breathable again!
To find out more and to see the full programme details, please visit the link in my bio 💖
I love being surrounded by such kind and awesome ladies who are really making strides to turn their blogs into their business. You can join us to over at the free Facebook group http://www.mamapreneurrevolutioncommunity.com
A P A T H Y~ I confess I have been guilty of this of late & I hadn't recognised it until I took this photo. It's not a remedy I've ever used on myself before so I'm genuinely interested as to how it will work. Maybe it was a coincidence that I chose this post today or maybe I just needed a nudge. 💫
W I L D~ R O S E is for people who have accepted all that life throws at them and have given up the struggle for fulfilment.
In this state we resign ourselves to the way things are, to the extent where we don't complain or seem particularly unhappy. Instead we shrug our shoulders - there's no point trying to change things - and just drift along.
The remedy helps reawaken our interest in life. In a positive Wild Rose state we are happy-go-lucky. Instead of apathy we feel a sense of purpose that brings increased happiness and enjoyment.
You know when you want to post on Instagram but you have no idea what to say. 😂 Er.. here are some nice rings. They are made from silver and rose gold fill. They'll look great on you, I promise. 😎⠀
I used to be someone who always (unconsciously) chose the most challenging, complicated adverse way of getting something done. Like it wasn't a success unless I'd reinvented the wheel, or worked HARD to get there.
Today, I choose a different way, I recognise that there are often options. I don't think that to be strong or successful I have to do everything myself, or prove anything to anyone. I'm happy with getting there in the shortest, easiest, most fun way!
How about you? Do you make things harder than they need to be?
I love what I do. And to shoot alongside a man who pushes me to be a better photographer, a better business owner, and a better woman makes me love what I do all the more. 📷: @raegalleher #jkinstachallenge
A year and four months ago we launched heiter on Instagram. We set out on a journey to find like-minded people and at the same time bring some heiterness to fellow instagrammers. It's been a real joy building heiter to what it is today, it is only what it is now thanks to you, our dear followers. We feel touched by the amount of support, it has an incredibly motivating effect. We appreciate it so much and look forward to finding out what the future brings.
oooh look another new review has been left on our Facebook page. This time from the lovely Sam @lifeabirdseyeview. We moved Sam's blog from Blogger to Wordpress, reformatted her past blogs, handled her new domain and remain her tech support for 3 months post-launch. Oh, and we did it whilst she went on holiday. Imagine coming home to a brand new website?! BLISS. . . "I'm delighted with my new blog site, thank you! Anchor & Dash ensured a smooth transition to my new site, maintaining a professional and calm approach, even when dealing with a panicking technophobe like me. No mean feat, I'm sure. I'm now contemplating signing up for another of their packages - hold tight Laura!"
Tonight, I felt some kind of way -- like I was second-guessing all of my decisions, my career, and what all of this meant for my future. It usually isn't anything to be alarmed over -- I feel like I have monthly quarter-life crises, so there wasn't much need for worry.
But this time, I thought, "If I could just reference a map, I would feel so much better."
So I made one. Kind of.
I put pen to paper (or fingers to Apple Notes) and wrote down the things that bring me joy, comfort, all the #hygge . From that list, I wrote down four core values that I love by. I already do these things, everyday! So it's not like a resolution -- more of a reminder that I am who I am for a reason, and I can make my decisions, big or small, based on my core values.
Here's my list of personal core values:
1. Facilitate success for my kids
2. Be creative and make things
3. Enjoy being a partner
4. Only step towards freedom (money, habits, time)
Have you ever defined your core values? What would yours be? Tell me! I genuinely want to know!
#MMMay17 Day 25
Weather: Low of 11C High of 20C - Shower or two 🌦
Wearing Me Made: 💋Cherry Cardigan 💋Cherry Sneakers 💋Earrings 💋Betty Bowler Bag
And 💋Bangles - @retro_respection (carved) & op shop (plain) 💋 Jeans - @citychiconline 💋Singlet - Kmart ................................................................. A full list of what I'm wearing, including links to tutorials, will be posted to the blog each Friday in May (link in bio).
And you can also change yourself and in doing so often changes those around you.. Surround yourself with high vibe women in one of the best groups on Facebook (yes I said it) by clicking the link in the bio and joining my free Facebook group for ambitious women and female entrepreneurs live love grow - the high vibe tribe ✨
If you are already a member then tag a friend or 2 who would love this group and let's spread those high vibes! 🙌🏼✨ .
We be planning & plotting👌🏼🌱🍏
"The recovery of food is the answer to the recovery of the people." - Aunty Sharon Kaiulani Odom @kaiu8 with our friends @rootskalihi •
Stay tuned as we prepare to break ground in the next year🤗💚 #molokaichc#fqhc#foodismedicine#communityovercompetition
I don't want your posed, "say cheese!" smiles. Well I mean I kind of do, because Grandma will, so we'll take them, but those aren't the ones I want. I want raw and real and a little blurry maybe because I was laughing because they kissed when I told them not to. I want messy, fun. Because isn't that what love is supposed to be? All of that (oh! and a bag of chips...puhlease someone get my new season of Kimmy Schmidt reference)? I mean not speaking from experience, obviously, but that's the fairytale I have in my head, anyway. A little crazy, a lot of passion, vulnerability. That's the pictures I want. Annnnd the pictures I'll frame in my apartment (yeah pictures of my clients SUE ME one day they'll be of me and bae). Sigh. I love love.
Yesterday's humpday @hustle_group was bloody awesome and the perfect way to start a couple of days off from the day job! Feeling so inspired and grateful to be part of such an amazing community. Feeling all the feels! Special thanks to the amazing Dom @bowdenstores for being such an amazing host and Rox @studionl for bringing us all together!
“I don’t know if I want kids” I replied to the question, you know, THE question, that married couples start getting asked right after they say “I do.” I looked at the floor hoping my friend wouldn't judge me. Though it wasn't a formed realization at the time, the truth was that I was just plain terrified to have kids. The thought of little people depending on me made me as nervous as a wild bunny. The fact that all growing up my four siblings called me "the runty" because of my low pain tolerance made me terrified to go through what is portrayed as (and wrongly, I believe) the most excruciating experience in the world. So FEAR, sneaky, and cold, crept into the back of my mind and lived there for years, only revealing it’s ugly hold when my thoughts would randomly wander to possible future children. After four years of marriage, I had a long battle I had to fight against that FEAR. First, the recognition of it, being able to admit it to myself and others without feeling like a bad person or caring if they judged me. Secondly, with God's help, wrestling through all the lies I subtly believed about bearing children, raising them, and what it was like to be a mother. Through Scripture study and prayer, healing came. My struggle with FEAR over birth and becoming a mother, and the incredible peace I surprisingly found is what gives me such a passion to encourage other mamas out there. Even now as I write this post, I'm getting teary eyed remembering recent trials with my second baby, Cedar, who has already been hospitalized in the ICU twice… I am just overwhelmed at God’s incredible faithfulness to me. He delivered (and continues to deliver) me from FEAR. His grace has taught me to walk more intimately with Him. It’s one thing to believe He is there, and it’s another to KNOW it. So if you’re a mama and have followed me for awhile, or are just now meeting me, this is my heart and passion: to encourage women, especially mamas, to walk intentionally hand in hand with Jesus. It’s the best way to live. For you mama friends on this same wild ride, what's one main way you have grown as a person or in the Lord since becoming a mother? #suzyvandykemotherhood#jkinstachallenge
it's so late and who knows if anyone will even see this 🤷🏼♀️ i've been staying off of insta the past few days -- felt like i needed a little break. i follow SO many amazingly talented artists from around the world, and honestly, they are SOoO dang good that at times it truly makes me question my own worth. and then i just can't shut my brain off. then, i remember - "comparison is the thief of joy." i think about how far i've come in the last year + how far i'll go. i look at images like this one that i've captured + remember how lucky i am to be able to do something that i love. we all gotta start somewhere, i know i'll get to where i want to be in no time.. and even then, i'll still keep learning + striving to be better. i'm in competition with no one but myself. ✨✨✨ ps) i managed to get through 50 something edits tonight (special shoutout to @dawn.charles/@dcpresets) so the eye twitches are real right now. G'NIGHT. ✨✨✨
There is nothing that I enjoy more than turning my phone off and getting away... especially during finals! A couple weeks ago (in the midst of final projects and essays) I went backpacking in Big Basin. 🏕 Since I love fun facts I thought I'd share some with you lovely people... -Big Basin is CA oldest state park which was established in 1902 -Some of the trees are estimated to be 1,000 to 2,000yrs old -Banana slugs can grow up to 10 inches long and they also have a lifespan of up to 7 years 💕
Also, if you happen to go to Chico State please take advantage of our amazing program @adventure_outings! Rent some gear, grab some friends and get out☀️
the adventurers in us think there's so much romance in an elopement, and these gorgeous "we eloped" announcements and stunning ring are perfect little details! we have a list of amazing spots we would love to shoot elopements at... where would be your dream location to say "i do?" ✨ || paperie: @wildheartscalligraphy | ring: @susiesaltzman | ribbon: @tornandtied | planning: @milbesoscr | workshop: @puravidaretreat ||
TOP TIP for kitchen styling: Practicality is a priority!
The kitchen needs to operate efficiently so try using eclectic jars to store ingredients you grab everyday. Or why not keep your favourite recipe books stacked up on a shelf. 📚 They add colour and are on hand to provide some last minute inspiration!
I would love to hear any of your kitchen styling tips so comment below. 🍽 #kitcheninspo
Aromatouch Diffused Enrollment Kit
Includes 8 of the top dōTERRA oils AND a diffuser, fractionated coconut oil and a year of discounts PLUS $50 in free oils and an exclusive team welcome package!! What are you waiting for? Message me to get this set ASAP. It is hands-down amazing for what it all includes! ---------------------------- •Balance: calms emotions and anxious feelings •Lavender: soothing and relaxing
•Melaleuca (tea tree): good for skin breakouts and respiratory support, works great in DIY cleaning sprays •On Guard: protects and boosts immune system •AromaTouch: respiratory support, massage, soothing •Deep Blue: muscle stiffness and soreness, massage •Wild Orange: bright, calming, helps with anxious feelings, uplifting •Peppermint: great for head tension and for mental alertness ---------------------------- Other Products: Fractionated Coconut Oil (4 oz), Petal Diffuser, Wellness Advocate Introductory Packet ---------------------------- This limited time offer is available through May 31st. Message me for pricing and I'll get you set up this week! So excited to offer this! 💙Nancy .
One of my favorite escapes from the daily crazy is a hiking trail, I am SO much nicer after a visit to the saguaros. Lately, I've been hiking with @jennakutcher in my ear with her latest podcast, @goaldiggerpodcast. I love this lady! Not only is she a Wisconsin girl (me, too...my heart will always be) but her entrepreneurial savvy is exactly what I need to hear as I walk down the road of chasing my own heart's dreams. She's real, she's honest and I feel like I know her even though we've never actually met. Ok, that sounds weird, but it's true!
Podcasts are a whole new, dreamy world to me. I'm craving more, what are some of your favorites to listen to?
I seriously LOOOOVE flowers. Just looking at a gorgeous bunch of blooms makes me feel all happy and warm inside. Want to know why I called my little business Born to Bloom Social? Because that's the type of feeling that I want to create when I'm working with someone. I want my clients, my TRIBE to have this kind of feeling when we collaborate. ✌
#goals 📷 @oncewed
Last night I got to serve coffee at an event called 'Taste of the Valley' at the Children's Farm Home. Wearing one of my favorite dresses from one of my favorite small businesses, @shopvelour, I got to experience the beauty of #communityovercompetition in a room filled with other small business owners hustling hard to rep their brand and share what makes them special. It wasn't until the last few years that I started really understanding what it means to invest in your local community and small businesses, how healthy it is financially for your town because your money is just being invested back into it. Supporting the little guys isn't just a cliché saying, it's a beautifully rewarding lifestyle that does so much more good than you realize!
I once read that before leaving the house, dressed and accessorized, you should remove one piece of jewelry. Well, I have to say, that's not really my style!
You see that pile of bracelets on my arm? Those bracelets tell so many stories! They're my favorite pieces of jewelry because they serve as daily reminders of the significant milestones in my life. Milestones like my graduation from college, my first (and last) time gambling in Vegas, my wedding day, my first home, my girls' births, and many more. They tell my story, and they fit well within my life vision...wear what makes you happy!
What makes you happy? 📸: @jenniferloew
jensen wants my caption tonight to be about his hair dresser patrick. not even kidding. hahahhaha. he is up the street from us in the sketchiest salon ever (he is the only person that works there) and every time he goes I think he will come home with lice.. but jensen loves it. it has fulfilled his life long dream of going to the hair dresser, sitting down and just saying "the regular, patrick" and then only paying $12. if only patrick knew how much jensen talked about him and how much he loves him hahaha. every single time we drive by the salon jensen reminds me "there's my boy patrick" and insists again that I need to go meet him so we can be friends too. hahahahhahaha #thisismarriage#patrickfinallygetshiscaption#thankfullynoliceyet
It was what I was born for —
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world —
to instruct myself
over and over
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,
the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant —
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,
the daily presentations.
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost ❤️ •
Makeup and Hair: @gildthelily_artistry
Instagram can make things look so perfect. We get stuck comparing ourselves to a small little box on a social media feed. You know that's not real right? I always talk about how I want to create a space where women can live in freedom of their struggles. But I'll be honest I haven't shared too much about my own. Mostly because I have too many to share. Too much from the past that still haunts my present. So much so that my husband and I haven't found the right way to share it all yet. But also, so much of which I've come out on the other side of and have gained so much good from. Basically why I feel I am "qualified" to lead a movement that will unite us instead of avoid each other out of fear of rejection, shame or guilt.
So when you scroll through my feed know that I am human too. I'm so blessed to have two kiddos and an awesome husband. But that doesn't mean I don't have struggles. And praise the Lord that each day he restores, because I call on him each day. Just. Like. You.
Would you rather pack or unpack? I definitely don't think I like either lolz But when I think about one meaning it's about to happen, & one meaning that it just happened! Both then, feel awesome. 🌞❤️💍 Off to San Diego this wknd, where should we lunch?! 😉💭✌🏿👋🏻 Hey @samerica.studios Wanna play?! #ldfotosengagements#ldfotos LindseyDenman.com shot for @myonelove
Hi, I'm Cierra and I'm a black and white "photoholic." I have always loved black and white photos, I think they are beautiful and evoke something colored prints just can't. @schreibs25 is so sweet and lovely! And I'm lucky to call her my friend! This black and white photo captures her grace, style and I love the blur of trees and sunlight behind her. 😍
Two weeks ago I hosted my very first photography workshop, entitled "It's All in The Details" and couldn't be more thrilled with the results. Our styled shoot portion of the class was designed and orchestrated by @pomevents, this bouquet was created by @alexisflorals, the @misshayleypaige gown is one of the newest designs at @jbridalboutique 😘 Since our whole focus was "details" you will be seeing a lot more photos from this photoshoot very soon! I'm in the works of planning my next workshop for July in Tucson, Arizona so check out the link in my bio to sign up to receive the first notification once it's announced! #pureinartworkshop
I feel like we should call this a reality bun instead of a messy bun. Because... #reality almost every day of my life. 🙈 Who's with me?
I mean...this is what the real behind the scenes looks like... 😂 While I love doing my hair, at the end of the day, its just gotta go up! 😂😂 #jkinstachallenge
Such an awesome week for my girls. My Seniors are all graduating, my Juniors are excited for all the senior Rites of Passage coming up, my sophomores are becoming focused driven young women and my adorable freshman move up from the beginning and step into their story. I LOVE these girls so big! They have my heart and I look forward to an amazing summer of fun with them.