The source of "Joy" is "Grace." As parents we are so distracted by what we have to do that losing sight of important moments like this is easy to do. I have to remind myself daily to allow myself grace and to focus on what matters the most.
'Tis the season! 🍁🍂🎃👻 I like pumpkin spice as much as the next person. My fave? Pumpkin spice bagels. (Recipe in the blog archives!) what is your favorite pumpkin spice recipe? Share ideas with me in the comments!
#throwbackthursday to Nia's FIRST hike in Duluth. Obviously she didn't get too far on her own - tiny legs! These two love hiking in the snow though and I'm sure are eager for that first snowfall. Meanwhile, mom and dad are more than happy to wait a few more months! Does your dog love the snow or are they a "freeze-baby"?
A cute, little #tongueouttuesday featuring Gabby sitting nice for treats! It was an amazing, Summer day on a Sunday in August so we took a short drive to Hastings, MN. We arrived at the dog friendly @alexisbaillyvineyard in time for their jazz in the vineyard. The outdoor space was FILLED with people and pups and the owners went around greeting everyone. We felt so welcome. If we happen to get another gorgeous, fall weekend in the Twin Cities, be sure to grab your pup and check out the beauty of this vineyard and their delicious wine. (PLEASE NOTE: your dogs are not allowed in the vineyard's building)
Feeling the overwhelm? You know, when you have too much on your to-do list, and you don’t know where to start, then you end up doing nothing?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to start small, and finish just one task. Also, make sure you write some things on your list that you really, really want to do!
Your list should comprise 1/3 things you have to do, 1/3 things you want to do, and 1/3 self-care. Your list should not fill you with dread, cuz this is your life, yo. That includes your work day, your after hours day, and your playtime. You. Are. The. Boss.
These little #lavanecklaces and #lavabracelets let you carry around an aromatic experience with you ALL day! Just drop one drop of your choice of #EssentialOil on it and enjoy. Lately, I've been all obsessed with my Custom Citrus Blend- #HappyNap on my necklace at the work bench.
Well this weekend didn't turn out the way I had imagined!
-Had a feast at Filfillah(@filfillahmn ) for some Turkish goodness.
-Checked out a new distillery(Lawless Distillery @lawlessdistilling ) and completely fell in love.
-Brunched at Bellecour (@bellecourmn) after a long time.
-Went for some airline spotting and saw a dreamliner, RAF and a 747 within an hour! .
-Went to Ali Wong's (#babycobra ) comedy show
-Checked out brand spanking new Nolo's Kitchen (@noloskitchen)for some late night dinning and drinks. Can't wait to check out the Basement Bar..
-Made Nepali Beignets aka Gwaramari for the first time
-Went to Minnesota's largest corn maze
-Bought my first real pumpkin, yes it's my first real one 😊
-Saw a real camel for the first time!!! They are total goofballs but vety cute.
-Jumped and played in corn pit as if it is totally normal for adults to jump. We did get some looks.
What a weekend!!! Check out my stories for all the shenanigans.
Tonight’s #seniorsunday is brought to you by, Jacob!
We had to reschedule our original session due to rain but I am so glad because we ended up with gorgeous fall weather and even better fall colors! 🍂🍁🌾🍃
Their faces say it all. Fall + Hiking + No Leashes = BEST DAY EVER. We are soaking up this amazing weather in Minnesota - because before we know it we'll get our first snow fall! Next up on our to-do list: hot cider, pumpkins, and HALLOWEEN costumes!
I had never tried falafels until I started dating the man who is now my husband. He loved to cook for me and my family to try and impress us while he was getting to know us. Food was the way to my heart! ❤️I have since perfected that original falafel recipe. It's in the recipe archives. 👌
So much has changed in my life in the past two years let alone the past six months. I have so much that I want to share on my journey as I have closed one door as a wife and mother to now starting a new chapter. The new chapter as an inspired single mom with an amazing 8 year old daughter making their way on so many new and wonderful adventures. I have learned so much that I want to share with you... Follow me as I show you the best ways to change the way you think and change the way you live your life! I'm excited to share and can't wait for you to be inspired on this next chapter called, "My So-Called Amazing and Wonderful Life!"
We’re treating YOU to celebrate our Birthday! 🎂Receive a FREE luxe roller bottle with every order from mynaptimeJewelry.com through October (or until we run out! 😝) click the link in our bio for more information and to get your free essential oil roller bottle! And cheers to another great year!🍻
Having a blast and a half at #mnblogcon . Learning all about SEO strategies and growing a blog while writing content authentic to me. So far, I’ve spent time in workshops with @nitewrites and @aijac. —
Shout out to @avabeilke for humoring me with a mini photo booth photo shoot.
Happy Friday! I wanted to share a little bit about myself for my new friends!
- My name is Dr. Cassie Wilder and am a registered Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Minneapolis, MN! I graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, AZ & moved back to MN with my husband, Sam ❤
- I was born and raised in #KCMO (Kansas City, MO) but fell in love with MN because there is ALWAYS something to do in any season! I’m excited (& nervous 😝) for my first winter in MN and to experience winter sports and activities!
- I LOVE mornings, probably because I love coffee and breakfast foods, but also the chance to be productive then look at the clock and say “WOW, I got all that done by 1pm!”
- I’m a huge outdoorsy person! I love to travel to new places and get outside! This past year I’ve been Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, San Diego, & Montana. - My favorite treatment modalities to use in medical practice are nutrition, exercise, herbs, and supplementing a good diet with nutrients & vitamins!
- I LOVE teaching! Maybe not hundreds of people at once 😂 (I’m currently trying to get over my fear of public speaking!), but doing my best to educate my patients and provide them with as much information as possible to help them succeed - thats why my appointments run from 60-90mins each!
I’m so grateful for all the support thats helped me get to where I am today 🙌🏼 My mission is to serve people & the community I am in. Please reach out if theres some way I can help serve you or your business. I’m always offering free 15 minute consultations, and you can sign up at the link in my bio. 😘
Jake and Natalie met in their last semester at college and within their first year together lived a thousand miles apart. Like any relationship they’ve experienced job changes, moving to new homes and many other ups and downs that life can throw at you. But through it all they have come out stronger and are ready to face another life change: MARRIAGE!
It is a true privilege to walk with couples during this exciting time in their life!! Fun fact: Natalie can read Jake like a book and totally new he was going to propose! Married/engaged people: did you know when your significant other was going to propose?! Tell me about it! 👇🏻
We're still here! Life man...
We've been busy with the kids back in school and just general craziness. But, We enjoyed a mom's night out to see Hanson the other night (with hundreds of other 30 something white women, OMG) so wanted to share a quick pic and say hiiii!
Anyway, keep on keeping on Fellow Unicorns. Be you. Be original. We'll try to keep checking in from time to time. #unicornmoms4life
Fall is here, and wowza was I blown away by its beauty on my bike ride last night.
If you didn’t know, I love trees and taking nature photos that feature trees. Because of that, this time of year always puts me in my happy place.
The reds and oranges of fall get a whole lot of love, but there is something breathtaking to me about the blues and whites of winter weather.
First frost of the season... can’t believe it! I saw this on my way into work this morning and had to share #nofilter
The prompt today for #fallforsybl is Breast Cancer Awareness. Do your self checks ladies! I have a benign lump that I'm thankful is nothing else but I'm glad it was found. Anyway, repping some pink today with my @thecolorrun hat and some fun pink @colourpopcosmetics lips!