a lovely corner in @amykavs 's studio 😍 and I spy the macramé I made for her few months ago!! If you don't follow Amy yet , then you should go fix that right now!! She's an amazing artist 😍and along with her art, she's documenting her life as a mama and wife !! Also, she has some great sale going on - find out more about that on her feed!!
Prepping for Black Friday with today’s outfit 😉 // Who’s excited for Thanksgiving? It’s one of my favorite holidays and I cannot wait to eat everything in sight on Thursday! // I love wearing oversized flannels in the fall/winter so I can layer up underneath, I got this one from @llbean and I’ve linked some similar options on my @liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2twxS
It’s almost here! Our Wilderly Bridal Trunk Show is coming up quick! Make sure to mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 24 - Thursday, Nov. 30 to come get an EXCLUSIVE look at the FULL collection! 😍 We are in love with @wilderlybride ’s Rose. Rose’s fluttering lace caps and cold shoulder sleeves are so delicate against the chiffon fabric of the gown. ✨ Come check out Rose and many more of Wilderly’s beautiful & free spirited, elegant designs THIS Thursday! We hope to see you soon!❣️// #wilderlybride#mondaydetails#blackfridaywhitedress#followyourbliss#blissnw
God loves to see His children enjoy life and the earth He created. .
Why do I say that?
***What was Jesus's first miracle? He turned water into wine at a wedding!
So it is okay and good to enjoy the things that money can buy. .
***Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
God has good stuff in mind for us. Taking up your cross for Jesus is about commitment and following Him but it is not about resisting blessings or thinking small. Sometimes God does bless financially and sometimes it is "more spiritual" like offering us peace. We can be shamelessly grateful for whatever we are receiving in the moment and with our desires while keeping God's will our top desire.
Happy Monday! And yay for another week of making magic in your life. ✨ I love to begin my week with a money mantra. It's a way for me to invite mindfulness and intention to my finances, business *and* life.
This week's mantra is: "Money is JOYful and is there to support my creativity." Wishing you a week of money miracles. *Muah* #MoneyandMimosas
It’s almost Christmas season! And I’m super excited this year not only because we are going back Utah, but because both of my kids are cognizant enough to enjoy the holidays. I have a lot of fun activities planned for them both here and in Utah the entire month December! We will be continuing the tradition of Elf on the Shelf again this year. And we will also be introducing Little Lamb from Bethlehem. This adorable little doll is similar to Elf, but it helps kids focus on the religious aspect of Christmas and it comes with a lot of family-focused, Christ-centered activities! You can purchase your from @deseretbook! Click on the link in my profile to read more about 10 Christmas Activities to Experience with Young Children.
Are you creating very good stuff? OR stuff worth telling people about? 🤔
Many people don’t strive to create truly remarkable products because they believe that the opposite of remarkable would be failure. If you travel on an airline and get there safely, you don’t go around telling everyone about it. The airline simply met your expectation. However, if the experience had been remarkable, THAT is something you will share. Remarkable ideas are those worth telling people about! .
Today on the blog, I'm sharing my 4 biggest takeaways from Seth Godin's marketing book Purple Cow! Visit the link in my profile for some great marketing insight! 😉
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Fall, as much as I’ve loved you, (or maybe I haven’t...I don’t know, you were kind of super rainy and cold this year) I’m pretty much ready to retire the pumpkins for candy canes and mistletoe. Also, can we talk about how Thanksgiving is in three days?? Three. Days. 😳😳😳 where on earth did 2017 go? I feel like it was just January and I was dreaming of the year ahead!
Every New Year’s Eve, I write myself a letter for my goals for the following year. I stash it away and typically I’ll look it over once or twice throughout the year to see how I’m doing. This year I’ve completely forgotten about it until this past weekend. Let’s just say, I’ve met some goals I forgot I put down, and far underperformed in others 😬😬. But the good news is, I have one whole month left to go and try and check off as many of these 10 goals as possible!
How have your 2017 goals been going? Are you like me and in the race for finishing things you forgot you wanted to do this year? Or are you a total overachiever and making those goals left and right?? Let me know below!
ALSO, what’s on your dessert menu for Thanksgiving this week?? I’ve got it in my head to make pecan pie bars and a cranberry pear pie...oh and my mom’s famous pumpkin bars 😋😋😋 #mondaymotivation#mondaymoods#makewavesmonday
Under exercise and over-exercise has an affect on our mindbody. Lack of attention to stresses and emotional distress has an affect on our mindbody. Never discount that the root of your physical pain may be planted in unattended to emotions. We must remember that it is really mindbody and not mind “and” body.
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Long before I started Clearwater, there were mentors that lifted me up and provided me the guidance and support I needed.⠀
And now that Clearwater is a reality, I feel so privileged to be able to pay that forward. Today I'm sharing my experiences and journey as an entrepreneur.
Here's a little sneak peek at my 5 core takeaways.
Faith is a thing that is easier said than done. Trust me I know. It's a lesson that has taken me years to learn. I'm not talking that small faith either. I'm meaning that whole hearted, deep trusting, and totally surrender faith in God. You know the faith that gives you the ability to stand and trust God in the middle of the storm and have the perspective to see beyond the here and now. .
Yeah that kind of faith. .
Well, I'd love to say it just took a time or two to achieve that level of faith, but it didn't. It has taken storm after storm, panic attack after panic attack, stress after stress, sleepless night after sleepless night, only to realize that all that worrying was for absolutely nothing. Seriously all it did was take a tole on my adrenal glands, and needless to say that's not good, mentally or physically. .
Eventually each storm ended, the light shined bright, and life was better on the other side. Not one of those panic attacks, stressful days, or sleepless nights got us there. It was always God and his love and kindness that brought us through the storm, and only by his hand each blessing came to pass. These past four months have been, to say the least, a crazy set of storms for us. Lost our job, lost our home, now living with friends in a very small space, and even had a second job change. .
In these seasons of limbo my normal response is complete and utter freak out mode, but from the first moment we found out we lost our job and home my response was "It's ok God's got us." For the first time those were not just empty words, I knew in my heart it was true and I have been blanketed in peace ever since.
Faith is hard to learn but with time, prayer, and persistence it gets easier, trust me, trust him!
hey you! things take time. your lettering may not be as pretty, or bouncy, or aligned as you want it to be, your life right now may be a mess, your future may seem like an even bigger mess (totally me right now 🙋🏼♀️), you may not enjoy your job, you may have spilt your coffee all over yourself this morning and deemed this monday a terrible one, you may be waiting for something that’s just not happening at all.
just know you’re not alone in this world, that someone has been there and has gotten through it, and so will you. just know that some days will be bad and somedays we need to cry about it, and that’s totally okay! i get that👌🏼 just know whatever you’re working on or practicing takes time, and NO ONE started out in any skill or job as an expert.
things take time. show yourself some love and celebrate all the things you HAVE accomplished instead of focusing negatively on all the things you need to work on, need to get better at, or are frustrated with.
you’re seriously WAY more awesome than you know or give yourself credit for, and you got this. 💪🏼💕
Happy Monday friends!! If you aren't following @helloharmonystudio you should fix that, because look how beautiful this shot is!!
This week, I'm focusing on getting past a whirlwind of emails so I can work on content for a new course and prepare for the upcoming Creative Launch Summit!!
Naming our goals can be SO powerful and effective in staying focused! So let's start Monday off right. What are your top 3 goals this week??
This little 1.3lb girl stole heart 9 days ago and she’s already an integrated part of our family. She may be small but she is a sassy firecracker who is constantly cracking us up. ⠀⠀
It’s amazing what a fur baby can do to your spirit... and I’m so thankful we have a mini zoo because they are my therapy. ⠀⠀
Anyone else have a zoo? 💕🐾
I spend considerably more minutes than I should procrastinating getting my to-do list out of my room when baby's sleeping there. I've cowered away with coffee and "energy bites" (mostly chocolate and peanut butter) waiting to get started on my list of lists. One action item?Remind y'all about my giveaway that ends tonight! Check seven posts back for super simple instructions, and get your likes/tags in while you can!
Hello Monday! Alright countdown till Christmas 🎄🏝vacation is on 🙌🏻 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work together? Check out my insta stories for some behind the scenes design action over these next few weeks! 💻 🎉
Ok, I need to get real for a minute. I am a mom and have two small girls in case anyone didn’t know that. They are awesome. They light up my life. But being a mom is 100% the hardest job I have EVER had. Harder than negotiating deals with the White House. (Yes, I did that!)
Today we went to #target to buy sparkle nail polish and some more bins for my daughters legos. What started out as a perfectly fine morning quickly ended with me feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed. They didn’t want to listen. They didn’t want to stay in the ginormous cart they made me get. They didn’t want to look with their eyes.
They wanted to run around like crazy, hide on mommy, drop snacks everywhere and take every nail polish bottle off the shelf. So basically, they wanted to be 2 and 4. LOL But today, it just felt harder for me to deal with than usual. While I managed to hold it together, I cam home feeling wiped out from it all. Hence the image I selected to share!
But now that we are home and everyone is napping and having quiet time I have a minute to breathe and reflect. And I want to say this to all you moms. SAHM, WAHM or Working moms. Know this - you are not alone in the struggle. It’s hard! And we all have bad days. And horrible days and days that are fine but just feel “meh” just because. And if you’ve had a bad moment, a bad day, a bad week even….you are not a bad mom. You are human. And you are an awesome mom who is in the thick of it and still making it happen for yourself and your family. So keep going. Keep your chin up and don’t let that crown ever slip off!💖
Hiiiiiiiii! So, it's been awhile. Recently, I have come back to Instagram after a long hiatus. I was pushing so hard, in too many pods, comparing everything from my weight to the amount of followers I didn't have, to the amount of time I wasn't spending with my kids. Mentally, I broke. I was exhausted. The last 2 years have been an absolute wind tunnel of emotions. I had another surgery on my spine in June. We lost our chance to file a medical malpractice suit. My health was dictating my business. I was tearing myself down every day I didn't get a potential client contact me on IG. I took so many courses, listen to so many webinars, watched all the YouTube videos until I snapped. I walked away. Life shouldn't be such a rat race. Success is VERY important to me. I started to wonder at what cost. I knew I had to step away to start telling myself my home, art and life won't look like anyone else's. I searched deep within and really hashed out if I wanted to continue with photography as a career. One thing I know for sure, nothing in life worth having comes easy. With that, I'm going to continue on this journey, for better or for worse. I'd like to take you along with me. Let's take this journey together. (Me and my number one 2 year old, Matty) #therisingtidesociety
Gorgeous light, amazing freelensing, wonderful friend! Today I am sharing the fabulous Megan @hello_meganboggs for #instaspiration_monday . She is seriously awesome - someday I am going to base my cozy mystery novel main character partly after her she is so cool (really!) Check her out!! Send some love from me!
Why does it feel like whatever season of life we are in, we are always waiting for the next thing, whether it be graduation, dating, marriage, buying a house, having kids, getting the next job, retiring…. It never ends and we are never fully satisfied. Seasons of waiting are hard. Being in a place of unknown and waiting lifts our ability to control, which is probably one of the single hardest things for anyone — to be out of control. But if we got everything we wanted when we wanted it, what little excitement there might be would wear off because removing the wait dulls the satisfaction of finally having that thing. Waiting causes us to be grateful and appreciative. And as hard as it is, sometimes God is doing things behind the scenes or in our hearts during a season of waiting, preparing us or providing something better than what we could hope for ourselves. It doesn’t always make sense but one day it will. So remember to see the in between as a blessing because there is always purpose when you trust in the Lord’s timing.
If you are finding yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with planning for the New Year, new quarter, new month, new week or even a new day -- take a moment and step back -- have faith in yourself.
It's okay to not have every piece and every detail planned, right now, take a day to breathe in what you have accomplished so far and then get back to work!
Let’s talk first looks. What do you guys prefer? An intimate first look shared only between you and your sweetie, captured by your wedding photog? Or seeing your hubby to be for the first time as you walk down the aisle? Trends are changing and we want to know your thoughts - tell us below! 📷: @alluretravelingbeauty ••• #tahoesouth#tahoesouthweddings
Our Mastermind Shoutout today is @morespace_organizing. Mara is passionate about bringing peace to homes through organization. MoreSPACE was founded on the belief that our quality of life is determined by what we allow to take up space in our minds and our homes. If you're preparing for the holidays and feeling stuck in the clutter, reach out to Mara and let her bring more space to your mind and home so you can focus on what matters most. Swipe to see pics of Mara's work and a client testimonial. Mara, you add so much to Mastermind and we can't wait to see what you'll do in 2018!
I actually dreamt of having a lonnnnng shower and shampooing my hair last night 💆🏻Definitely just a dream.
Happy Monday, ladies!
I will be doing orders today and tomorrow. If you'd like to place an order to be shipped out tomorrow or Wednesday, you can checkout via my website or Etsy 🛍 @teenytotsstudio