I recently found myself trapped in envy, comparing my home to all these picture perfect farm houses I follow online. Their perfectly all white everything homes made me long for the same. But then I gave myself a proverbial slap in the face and a dose of reality. I live in the real country lol. We don't put pretty decorative blankets outside on our porch chairs because they'd be covered in dirt, dust and bugs within a half hour. I don't have white things for two reasons; a hard working greasy man and a peanut butter and dirt covered two year old lol. .
My living room gets scattered with toys. Pillows end up everywhere. I have finger prints and learning toys on my fridge. My bed has wrinkles because we SLEEP in it and lord knows I am NOT pressing that sh!t everyday! Shoes are all over the back entryway and my washer and dryer are exposed. There is pretty much always a dirty coffee or tea cup in my sink. .
This is my home and I am proud of it. It may not be perfectly white or perfectly pressed but it is a country home and it is full of love and that's all that matters. ❤️
prima usavo mille filtri, modificavo le foto, mi truccavo in maniera esagerata, odiavo le mie occhiaie, la mia bocca piccola, la mia faccia troppo pallida, eppure ora non uso filtri, ancora odio le parti del mio corpo, ancora odio le mie occhiaie, la mia carnagione, le mie labbra, ma amo l'imperfezione, perché è questo che mi rende umana #beautyisimperfection#nofilter#myself#kindisaster#lovemymess#babygirl
LET ME TELL YOU THIS STORY || There are two material things that I value and love more than anything else... this ring is one of them. I don't wear it at work because customers wouldn't want to sip it in their latte if it fell off, so normally I have 1 of 3 places where I keep it that it's safe. Yesterday, I realized it was lost. So I tore apart my apartment, @jlflo85's car, went back to work & looked everywhere there, searched my bag 5 times, walked around in any grassy area I ever walked through to try and find it.. nothing. [Also in the process of this search I aggressively opened the car door and it slammed into my head knocking me to the ground so there's that visual image for your laughter 🙄] Anyways, ended up crying myself to sleep over it because I'm telling you I have TWO things that are extremely important to me. Of course, I prayed and squalled and prayed some more that I'd find it... And Jesus kept telling me to trust, wait, and that I would find it at work. I don't know the details of how it got back to me like who found it or returned it, but when I was leaving work today it was in my bag!!! So, to whoever found/returned it, thank you for letting Jesus use you. #Refining#MyRing#Delight#PrayerWorks#JesusCaresAboutTinyThings#LoveMyMess
Shift Your Mind, Shift Your Body
My new go-to quote for the rest of the year. Transforming your mind is just as important as being HEALTHY! Realizing that being confident and happy on the inside needs just as much work and focus as working on your physical health. Notice I didn't say skinny or thin...HEALTHY. I will never be super skinny and I'm ok with that. But what I focus on is being the healthiest I can. This doesn't mean I can't indulge in treats but it means most of the time I focus on fueling my body with healthy food choices. I get up and move and workout. I try to make sure I'm making smart choices. •
My new group kicks off Monday. That will kick off prep week and then on the 24th we'll be diving into a BRAND NEW program TOGETHER! That's right...it's like nothing we've ever done before and I'm SO EXCITED!
Lose 5-15 lbs or tone up majorly
25-45 min workouts
Beginner to advanced fitness levels (there's always a modifier)
A progressive meal plan
I'm looking for 5 more ladies to join me and kickstart their journey. Don't be scared. Don't sit back and just watch. JOIN US and start getting the results YOU WANT. #postpartumweightloss#workforit#shiftyourmindshiftyourbody#girlswhoworkhard#curlyhairdontcare#lovemymess#focusonyou#fitmom#tiumom#tiuteam#postpartumfitness#athomeworkouts#givemeallthesuperfoods#superfoods
I didn't feel good today 🤢 didn't feel like working out. Didn't feel like pushing play AT ALL. All I wanted to do was chill out and relax. But I didn't. •
I got up, hit up my pre-workout and pushed play. Not to brag. Not to shove it in anyone's face. But because I needed to. Working out is my therapy. It made me feel good to do it (although not while doing it) 😂 but afterwards I was glad I did. •
Plus how do I help others work towards their own goals when I make excuses myself? 🤷🏼♀️ I'm accountable also #leadbyexample right?! If you need accountability and need someone to keep pushing you, I can help. I have an amazing 💖 group of ladies who are all on the same journey and who are working towards their own goals, while supporting each other. Who wouldn't want to be a part of a group like that?🤔 if you're curious...if you're questioning yourself after reading this...reach out. There's no harm in asking!
💕 Bedtime cuddles!! 💕
Life of a night shift mom....by bedtime I am beat! Can I just go to bed too? Is 8pm too early? 😜
4 hours of sleep ✔
Workout Wednesday ✔
15 min bonus Ab workout ✔
Pick-Up kiddos ✔
Get to the store....dinner...and baths!!
Sometimes I don't know how I get it all done....let me tell ya...I don't!!
Dishes are still in the sink...laundry is not done...and who knows if I actually am on top of all the end of school activities! 😬
As long as these two know they are loved and I do it all for them....that is all that matters!! ❤💜❤
This was my quiet spot • this past year, this was my calming place.. whether to be productive or just to sit alone and be. So here's to the many teas I've now tried and every wonderfully vegetarian/GF meal I've eaten ✌🏼#Delight#LoveMyMess#LoveMyPetals#QuietPlaces#TeaTime @dobrateanc <-- Asheville/BlackMountain people check this place out