Hey friends, I’m going to stop your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this post today. Number one, I’ve come down with some sort of bug so my creative energy is low at the moment. Two, I wanted to show you all a little something, especially those of you who are just starting out. If you wouldn’t mind swiping to the left, you’ll see a piece I made on Feb 18th of 2017. It was my first or second lettering attempt ever and when I did it, I was so proud. I thought to myself: Self, this is badass! A short 11 months later and countless hours of practice and you’ll see exhibit B-which I made last night. Sometimes it’s hard to get a grip on your progress when all you do is compare yourself to those on IG. Remember, some of us have a few more practice hours under our belt. Pay no attention to the videos-they’re usually all sped up anyways. Only compare your progress to you-not anyone else. Furthermore, don’t give up. Keep pushing yourself and practice every day! Everyone’s creative journey is different, so don’t try and compare yours to someone else’s. ❤️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Products: @royaltalensna Ecolines liquid watercolor, @cansonpaper_northamerica watercolor paper 90lb and @winsorandnewton Cotman Rigger 3 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#brushlettering#watercolor#handlettering#rainbow#communityovercompetition#makersgonnamake#progressnotperfection#practicemakesperfect#entershikari#lyrics#moderncalligraphy#brushcalligraphy
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💜This is me, and my handsome oldest boy, Nathan. The one I mentioned two posts back. We've always loved cooking together. He's been my sous chef since he was 4, and he's taken his love of cooking into his career.💕 He is amazing, the hardest worker you will ever meet, and incredibly sensitive and aware of any the needs of people around him. I love this kid! And so many others do too! ❤️ He had a scary a medical emergency last week with surgery and a 5 day Hospital stay.....and he will be out of work for about three weeks total from his injuries. Of course the most important thing is that he will be fine! ❤️
But nothing stresses him out more than being unable to meet his obligations of work and his bills. And as you all know, most of these kids his age live paycheck to paycheck. Heck most all of us do! 🤷🙋😜 So to help, I'm going to be running a free shipping sale on my site. All of the revenue will go directly to him to cover his immediate bills and then some of the hospital bills to come.💸 Like most of you amazing makers, this is my side hustle and this tiny little shop helps cover a few household bills a month for us, but I'm hoping that we will be able to help Nathan to not stress and to focus on healing; knowing that his obligations will be taken care of.❤️ 💌Please use the code NATESHIP for free shipping!💌 💕Thank you for considering supporting us at this time. I'm so so grateful for my Instagram community! 💕😍💕
What I wish my morning looked like ✨✨
Instead, I’m on day 20 of Whole 30 and prepping for a fun event for my team today! Currently using peppermint oil in my water to help me forget about the batch of brownies I made for today 😬😬
Super excited to have some time up at @bigsandycamp with our youth students to get out of the normal grind and into some gorgeous nature. Plus, this dude is tagging along and loving all the extra attention while big brother hangs out with his nana. What’s on your weekend docket? #deaconaaronboy
Gold was not a trend when we got engaged...but perhaps for anniversary number 10 I could request some new gold bling 🤞I was drooling over these gorgeous rings. Guys, rings don’t always have to be dark and brushed metal. Feel free to match your lady’s hand.
I see you fellow badass
although, tbt I am sipping my morning coffee & scrollin insta when my badass should be packing for a flight I have in 3 hours!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
it’s cloudy + quiet and I am comfortable in my chair with
a blanket ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I say do what makes you feel badass, even if you get to where you are going with no undies from rushed packing 😏
I read this the other day and it really hit me deep. I truly to seek to honor God in all I do and especially in how I serve women in health and fitness. I pray over the ladies I work with and I am praying for those who I have yet to serve! So please know that if you choose to allow me to serve you in health and fitness my goal is to do so in a way that honors Him. If you are serving others in any capacity I challenge you to think on this as well.
When my fingers are numb from shooting and I can barely catch my breath in the frozen wind, I wonder why I continue living in the Midwest as a wedding photographer. But then when you’re graced with a glorious white blanket of snow, I can’t think of a more romantic backdrop. 💕❄️ All the warm cuddles and good feelings to Anna + Nate for inviting us to be a part of this glorious day.
Did you celebrate the small wins you made this week? If not, this is for you! Sometimes we get so focused on the big picture that we forget to celebrate small wins. What are small wins? Well for me it can be something as simple as, I got up early enough to do my 1 mile walk, I listened to a podcast, I sent out an email. Remember 👉🏾Small wins lead to big ones!
You know how you go out dressed in yoga pants and many times you’ll see older individuals all dressed up (just) to go to the doctor or grocery store? I know this because my parents would do just that. Part of a bygone era when people got dressed for more than just special occasions. Well here’s our daughter dressed in Sunday’s best for her doc appointment at last week’s up-dose. She insisted on packing this outfit for the week’s travel. #oitworks#foodallergymom#foodallergies#dontletherlooksfoolyou#shelloutrunyouinheelsoneday
Some days you get bossed around.. and others YOU are the boss 👊🏻 take control of everyday. Seize all opportunities. Build your name, your business, whatever it is that you’re after. Get up, make yourself a badass breakfast to kickstart your day and keep working towards the goal all day long. The weekend is a great time to get ahead, if you take advantage of the extra time. All week with school, I often have to put a lot aside but when it comes to the weekend, I get myself all caught up. My goal for the new year was to grow, or rise. I use these words pretty interchangeably, because I can see them to mean the same thing. It’s so important to grab everyday and rise above. Rise above the challenges in education, your body, goals, and any hassles of your life. You are more than the struggle, and no matter how deep you are buried, there’s always ways to bring yourself back up. That’s my inspirational message for the day, do with it what you must 🧠👀
Hello you lovely people 🖤 Happy Saturday! I love that I get to use my business to help other small businesses shine ✨ @caitlynfarrellfitness with @candocofitness opened her new private training gym recently and it could not be any cuter. So of course we needed to get some fresh photos for her to promote it. Don’t get confused though, the gym may be cute... but she will whip you into shape. Seriously if you aren’t following her, go do it! And if you are local to the area, sign up! You won’t regret it! #notsponsered 😜 #ijustloveher
I am on my way over to @ivoryhousecreative's indesign workshop this morning! I am so excited to see what Kenzie has planned. She is so incredibly talented and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn from her! 💛
Anorack Beanies all day, every day 😍 Weekends are typically my high gear making time. I’ll be making a few more of these beauties for orders, using @yarnspirations roving. Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a takeover on The Hook Nook Crochet Group Facebook page starting around 5 pm CST. Join me there for a LIVE at 6:30 CST all about how to get your business noticed (and how to help your fellow makers get noticed). I’m super excited - and nervous! Comment or DM me with any questions you hope I’ll answer or any tips you think I should include. I hope to see a bunch of you there!
Pattern: Anorack Beanie - by me, available in my Etsy or Ravelry Shop
I've been giving myself (and the kids) permission to get their hands dirty in sticky substances. This actually makes my heart skip, I can feel my throat grow dry and I start to sweat...but moments like this are so worthwhile for them. I learned that Mick isn't a fan of playing in sticky textures such as Jell-O. I learned that Jolene...is. She was rubbing it in her hair and eating it and squishing it between her toes - she loved it!
Everyone was plopped into the tub afterwards, clean up was easy with a painters tarp and a plastic bin to hold a majority of the mess. All in all...I survived...and I'm already brainstorming our next messy project! :)
To all the women, children and allies that are marching today, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! I am there with you in spirit and will continue to do what I can each day to make sure our voices are heard. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #powerfulbeyondmeasure#womensmarch#2018#bettertogether
This! When I say team Sligh includes the Trinity, y’all don’t even know! This is why I keep going when people pass on Juicy Christians. In the end, this journey is about my God getting His Glory! Going keep friends! Even when people ignore you, don’t believe in you, or don’t understand you. If God has given you a vision, Keep. On. Going.
sweetheart, today & everyday you have such purpose. this whole earth wouldn’t be the same without you. 🧡
remind yourself who and whose you are - and go live in that truth. push through the lies because we all need you. 🌟
you’ve got some kingdom tasks & there’s no time to waste comparing or minimizing who you are. 🌼
perhaps you were born for such a time as this. esther 4:14 👑
Our laptops will be closed today.
You can find us spending our day cheering on our nephew at his first football game.
Going to church on Saturday (yay for sleeping in on Sunday!)
And getting in good quality family time!
Have a great Saturday, friends!
Wood is the traditional gift to give on a fifth year wedding anniversary. I didn't know that for the longest time until my customers informed me! Here's our white 20" we made last week for a sweet couple in Honolulu🌴