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When one of your latest creations arrives. ๐Ÿค— Can't wait to show y'all! I'll be listing it to my shop this week. (shop link in bio) #tcupcompany #newarrival #supportsmallbusiness #risingtidesociety #printedmint #printedtee #printedmugs
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To kick off the week, we've teamed up with the babes at @guidelesscandles to reward a manifestation candle of choice to one of you! Each candle is crafted with TLC + purpose, named after a verb, and carries a scent supporting that verb's action through aromachology. (We've tested these babies out and are absolutely in love.)
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TO ENTER:
1. Follow @babeswhohustle + @guidelesscandles 
2. Like this post
3. Tag three candle-lovin' friends pals.
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Winner announced this Friday, 5/26! (Psst: everyone who enters but doesn't win will also get their hands on an exclusive BWH discount.) Good luck! #babeswhohustle
***GIVEAWAY*** To kick off the week, we've teamed up with the babes at @guidelesscandles to reward a manifestation candle of choice to one of you! Each candle is crafted with TLC + purpose, named after a verb, and carries a scent supporting that verb's action through aromachology. (We've tested these babies out and are absolutely in love.) โ€ข TO ENTER: 1. Follow @babeswhohustle + @guidelesscandles 2. Like this post 3. Tag three candle-lovin' friends pals. โ€ข Winner announced this Friday, 5/26! (Psst: everyone who enters but doesn't win will also get their hands on an exclusive BWH discount.) Good luck! #babeswhohustle 
When one of your latest creations arrives. ๐Ÿค— Can't wait to show y'all! I'll be listing it to my shop this week. (shop link in bio) #tcupcompany #newarrival #supportsmallbusiness #risingtidesociety #printedmint #printedtee #printedmugs
We're not sure we'll ever stop obsessing over this photo and this wedding day. ๐Ÿ’• Sorry not sorry for blowing up your Instagram feeds all day! #mikeyswifey4lifey #kplusophoto
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That feeling when your inbox is at ZERO ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ญ
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It's always so much FUN reading these ladies' Fitness Project applications and getting to know them better! ๐Ÿ’› So if you applied over the weekend check yo email!
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Our next Fitness Project starts June 5th โ˜€๏ธ and I have 4 spots left for ladies who want to prove to the world (and themselves!) that girls CAN have abs! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ
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Want my EXACT workout routine, nutrition guide, superfoods smoothie recipes, and girlgang membership?
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LET'S CHAT!
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The best way to contact me is through the form in my bio or by email (whoisdanianyway@gmail.com) ...insta doesn't like to notify me about DM's ๐Ÿ™„
That feeling when your inbox is at ZERO ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ญ . It's always so much FUN reading these ladies' Fitness Project applications and getting to know them better! ๐Ÿ’› So if you applied over the weekend check yo email! . Our next Fitness Project starts June 5th โ˜€๏ธ and I have 4 spots left for ladies who want to prove to the world (and themselves!) that girls CAN have abs! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ . Want my EXACT workout routine, nutrition guide, superfoods smoothie recipes, and girlgang membership? . LET'S CHAT! . The best way to contact me is through the form in my bio or by email (whoisdanianyway@gmail.com) ...insta doesn't like to notify me about DM's ๐Ÿ™„
Those tiny toes testing the gorgeous Emerald Coast water. ๐Ÿ˜โ €
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This family means so much to me as they have allowed me capture every step of their parenthood journey. It all began with Katie's cute belly and here we are celebrating Emerson's 1st time around the sun. My heart is full! โค๏ธโ €โ €
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Go check out more of their story on my blog today! Link in profile! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Those tiny toes testing the gorgeous Emerald Coast water. ๐Ÿ˜โ € โ €โ € This family means so much to me as they have allowed me capture every step of their parenthood journey. It all began with Katie's cute belly and here we are celebrating Emerson's 1st time around the sun. My heart is full! โค๏ธโ €โ € โ €โ € Go check out more of their story on my blog today! Link in profile! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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Wedding season is in full swing, and it's feeling lien summer in LA. But being a wife, mom and business owner means balance is a constant struggle. Scheduling is key for me! But it's also my last summer before my daughter goes to school. So everyday there has to be moments for the love, snuggled and kisses and even discipline. What are your struggles and focus this year? .
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 #inspiration #inspo #mondaymotivation #motivation #motivationmonday #meme #quote #creativity #bosslady #girlboss #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #videographer #cinematographer #weddingvideographer #weddingcinematographer #weddingvendor #socalwedding #californiawedding #californiaweddingday #follow #potd #photooftheday #picoftheday #qotd #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby
Wedding season is in full swing, and it's feeling lien summer in LA. But being a wife, mom and business owner means balance is a constant struggle. Scheduling is key for me! But it's also my last summer before my daughter goes to school. So everyday there has to be moments for the love, snuggled and kisses and even discipline. What are your struggles and focus this year? . . . . #inspiration  #inspo  #mondaymotivation  #motivation  #motivationmonday  #meme  #quote  #creativity  #bosslady  #girlboss  #communityovercompetition  #risingtidesociety  #videographer  #cinematographer  #weddingvideographer  #weddingcinematographer  #weddingvendor  #socalwedding  #californiawedding  #californiaweddingday  #follow  #potd  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #qotd  #quoteoftheday  #quotestoliveby 
I do deserve to be happy.
I don't need to suffer to earn my happiness.
Joy is not something meant for everyone else except me.
I don't need to fear that I am enough. I am enough. 
I don't have to live up to their expectations anymore.
I don't need to second guess myself anymore.
I don't need to take care of everyone except me.
I am enough just as I am, just as You made me to be๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ“ท: @mckeelycreative
I do deserve to be happy. I don't need to suffer to earn my happiness. Joy is not something meant for everyone else except me. I don't need to fear that I am enough. I am enough. I don't have to live up to their expectations anymore. I don't need to second guess myself anymore. I don't need to take care of everyone except me. I am enough just as I am, just as You made me to be๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ“ท: @mckeelycreative
I need your help!! I am having a tough time choosing between these three books for my next read! Swipe to the left to see all the choices! Should I read A) The Magnolia Story, B) Why Not Me?, or C) Goodbye, Things Let me know in the comments!!
I need your help!! I am having a tough time choosing between these three books for my next read! Swipe to the left to see all the choices! Should I read A) The Magnolia Story, B) Why Not Me?, or C) Goodbye, Things Let me know in the comments!!
Peak inside the sketchbook ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“’
Peak inside the sketchbook ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“’
Stunning just outside The Campbell House
Stunning just outside The Campbell House
Large scale mini patterns = my heart is about to burst with love for this style!! โคโค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Large scale mini patterns = my heart is about to burst with love for this style!! โคโค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Today is day one of the #jkinstachallenge and I am sharing the current state of my workspace. This desk was made by my hubby @thetylerbenz and I am in love with it, it has become one of my favorite places in my house! It's 6pm on Monday evening and my to do list is not even close to done...in fact it's still growing. I'm praying for a productive and successful week, and treating myself to a yummy @shinerbeer #shinerstrawberryblonde ... (thanks @k_mathews87 ) have a great evening everyone! โค๏ธ #creativelychaotic #myworkspace #inspired #challenge
Today is day one of the #jkinstachallenge  and I am sharing the current state of my workspace. This desk was made by my hubby @thetylerbenz and I am in love with it, it has become one of my favorite places in my house! It's 6pm on Monday evening and my to do list is not even close to done...in fact it's still growing. I'm praying for a productive and successful week, and treating myself to a yummy @shinerbeer #shinerstrawberryblonde  ... (thanks @k_mathews87 ) have a great evening everyone! โค๏ธ #creativelychaotic  #myworkspace  #inspired  #challenge 
Ring bling. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
Ring bling. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
Isn't citrus so pretty? I love citrus in a bowl as decor! But I love eating it even more! I squeeze lime over everything. I put it in my water, I squeezed it over our quinoa salad the other night, and Tyler added a healthy amount into the mojitos he made for us the other night. Not to mention the health benefits: skin health, digestion, heart health and arthritis to name a few! Needless to say, I buy them in bulk now ๐Ÿ˜‰ ALSO! Head over to the blog to see my Amazon Finds to kick off the summer! It's almost hereeee ๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ
Isn't citrus so pretty? I love citrus in a bowl as decor! But I love eating it even more! I squeeze lime over everything. I put it in my water, I squeezed it over our quinoa salad the other night, and Tyler added a healthy amount into the mojitos he made for us the other night. Not to mention the health benefits: skin health, digestion, heart health and arthritis to name a few! Needless to say, I buy them in bulk now ๐Ÿ˜‰ ALSO! Head over to the blog to see my Amazon Finds to kick off the summer! It's almost hereeee ๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ
because the scariest things are usually the things worth doing. except, of course, swimming with sharks. that just crosses the line.
because the scariest things are usually the things worth doing. except, of course, swimming with sharks. that just crosses the line.
The groomsmen and grooms-boy! Cutest one out there!
The groomsmen and grooms-boy! Cutest one out there!
Do you use the EWG (Healthy Living) app to check your personal care, household cleaning, or food safety ratings?  If you don't, please start! The work they do is incredible and help educate us all live cleaner, healthier lives! Also, the amazing @environmentalworkinggroup Sun Sampler is back! โœจโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ .
Choosing a sunscreen can be hard, but with EWGโ€™s 2017 Sun Sampler Box, you can test-drive 11 sun safety products so you know what works best for you and your family. Yes, I have a personal favorite! Check out EWG.org to get yours soon!
Do you use the EWG (Healthy Living) app to check your personal care, household cleaning, or food safety ratings? If you don't, please start! The work they do is incredible and help educate us all live cleaner, healthier lives! Also, the amazing @environmentalworkinggroup Sun Sampler is back! โœจโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ . Choosing a sunscreen can be hard, but with EWGโ€™s 2017 Sun Sampler Box, you can test-drive 11 sun safety products so you know what works best for you and your family. Yes, I have a personal favorite! Check out EWG.org to get yours soon!
Hi friends! It's been a while since I created a new Skillshare class, so I thought it was about time! I just published "Etsy Side Hustle: How to Make Money with Etsy Without โ€œMakingโ€ Anything!" If you already are a Skillshare premium member, it's free! And it you want to try Skillshare free for one month (and you'll get access to ALL of my classes and 1000's more) when you use my link, http://skl.sh/2qJh00k or http://www.CreatingBeautifully.com/etsy (I'll also have that link in my profile for a bit, too!)
Hi friends! It's been a while since I created a new Skillshare class, so I thought it was about time! I just published "Etsy Side Hustle: How to Make Money with Etsy Without โ€œMakingโ€ Anything!" If you already are a Skillshare premium member, it's free! And it you want to try Skillshare free for one month (and you'll get access to ALL of my classes and 1000's more) when you use my link, http://skl.sh/2qJh00k or http://www.CreatingBeautifully.com/etsy (I'll also have that link in my profile for a bit, too!)
Today was the Mondayest Monday I've had in a while. But doughnuts make everything better, right?
Today was the Mondayest Monday I've had in a while. But doughnuts make everything better, right?
I'm feeling the #moodboardmonday vibes today! Actually, I'm pretty much just feeling this moodboard in general. Can you say love?
This is for a super secret project in the works, and I'm so excited I can barely hold it in! *deep breath* But I will! ;)
What do ya'll think? Rose gold. Yay or nay?
If you say nay, we can't be friends anymore. Just Kidding. (But not really.) ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ“ธ: makeup from @kate.lavie - outfit from @emilyrosehannon - interior from @tomdixonstudio - all on Pinterest
I'm feeling the #moodboardmonday  vibes today! Actually, I'm pretty much just feeling this moodboard in general. Can you say love? This is for a super secret project in the works, and I'm so excited I can barely hold it in! *deep breath* But I will! ;) What do ya'll think? Rose gold. Yay or nay? If you say nay, we can't be friends anymore. Just Kidding. (But not really.) ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“ธ: makeup from @kate.lavie - outfit from @emilyrosehannon - interior from @tomdixonstudio - all on Pinterest
I'm all rested up from the 4 hour drive yesterday to the sand dunes! It was beautiful and I can't wait to go back on my own! โค๏ธ
I'm all rested up from the 4 hour drive yesterday to the sand dunes! It was beautiful and I can't wait to go back on my own! โค๏ธ
Double header wedding weekends are so exhilarating when they're happening, but BOY do they pack a punch on Monday.  Despite my own body rebelling, my heart is SO full when I think back on the unfiltered joy that filled these last few days.  Guyssssss.  Gabby + Derek are MARRIED!!! #aarenleephotography #riceandspaghetti
Double header wedding weekends are so exhilarating when they're happening, but BOY do they pack a punch on Monday. Despite my own body rebelling, my heart is SO full when I think back on the unfiltered joy that filled these last few days. Guyssssss. Gabby + Derek are MARRIED!!! #aarenleephotography  #riceandspaghetti 
I loved these harsh shadows at Laura's bridal session! 
Planner: @musiccityevents 
Venue: @nashvillesymphony
I loved these harsh shadows at Laura's bridal session! Planner: @musiccityevents Venue: @nashvillesymphony
A day at Clear Lake
A day at Clear Lake
After a beautiful and exhausting weekend, we are just barely peering into our inboxes, but mostly we're gearing up for pedicures, dinner, and the premier of Rachel's season of The Bachelorette. #bachelornation, unite!
After a beautiful and exhausting weekend, we are just barely peering into our inboxes, but mostly we're gearing up for pedicures, dinner, and the premier of Rachel's season of The Bachelorette. #bachelornation , unite!
Monday thoughts ๐Ÿ–Š
Monday thoughts ๐Ÿ–Š
It's #motivationmonday. If she's not motivation enough I don't know what is. As you start out this week, give consideration to what your legacy would be. What is it you want to be remembered by. How do you want to grow your life. Who are you working hard to create a future for.  What are you waiting for to take full ownership of your future and your legacy. Start your Will today and own your destiny. You choose, you decide. You are in control. There's no time like the present. Head over to the website and purchase your fully customizable template today. Link is in the bio.
It's #motivationmonday . If she's not motivation enough I don't know what is. As you start out this week, give consideration to what your legacy would be. What is it you want to be remembered by. How do you want to grow your life. Who are you working hard to create a future for. What are you waiting for to take full ownership of your future and your legacy. Start your Will today and own your destiny. You choose, you decide. You are in control. There's no time like the present. Head over to the website and purchase your fully customizable template today. Link is in the bio.
Painted this cute little apartment complex for a couple getting married two months from today! First home portraits make such fun wedding shower gifts ๐Ÿ˜Š
Painted this cute little apartment complex for a couple getting married two months from today! First home portraits make such fun wedding shower gifts ๐Ÿ˜Š
My workspace right now is covered in Wedding Photographer Planners and I don't mind it one bit. They say all great businesses started in a garage right? Does a guest room turned into office count? Grab your planner today! @abbeygrimpaperco
My workspace right now is covered in Wedding Photographer Planners and I don't mind it one bit. They say all great businesses started in a garage right? Does a guest room turned into office count? Grab your planner today! @abbeygrimpaperco
These two get married this week โค Let the countdown this MDW wedding begin!!! | ๐Ÿ“ธ @brittanydrosos.photography
These two get married this week โค Let the countdown this MDW wedding begin!!! | ๐Ÿ“ธ @brittanydrosos.photography
I LIFT (pizza into my mouth) all day. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Okay so maybe working out isn't exactly my forte. And maybe I buy yoga pants just to wear when I Netflix and Nap. ๐Ÿ˜ด But it's certainly never too late to develop a few healthy habits. So this week I'm putting down the pizza and picking up the weights, so to speak. (Any words of motivation will be greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ)
I LIFT (pizza into my mouth) all day. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Okay so maybe working out isn't exactly my forte. And maybe I buy yoga pants just to wear when I Netflix and Nap. ๐Ÿ˜ด But it's certainly never too late to develop a few healthy habits. So this week I'm putting down the pizza and picking up the weights, so to speak. (Any words of motivation will be greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ)
๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธDONE.

A solo glass of wine, my journal, favorite pen and a book on ...money.

I'm officially off for the evening. 
How do you mark the end of your {work} day?  I'm pretty certain there are other things to do aside from drinking alone. Erghmmm, am I right?

Hell, on second thought...maybe not.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ With love, rose and wisdom from Brooklyn. xx
๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธDONE. A solo glass of wine, my journal, favorite pen and a book on ...money. I'm officially off for the evening. How do you mark the end of your {work} day? I'm pretty certain there are other things to do aside from drinking alone. Erghmmm, am I right? Hell, on second thought...maybe not.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ With love, rose and wisdom from Brooklyn. xx
Being off the grid this weekend was so good for my soul you guys. I highly recommend silencing your tech and disappearing for a few days! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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It's a good thing I've got hard working friends like Tript & Prabh over at @buzzingcreatives to cover for me while I'm away. They're hanging out inside my Stories with a sweet surprise for you... click my avatar to check it out! ๐Ÿ’–
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Being off the grid this weekend was so good for my soul you guys. I highly recommend silencing your tech and disappearing for a few days! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ --- It's a good thing I've got hard working friends like Tript & Prabh over at @buzzingcreatives to cover for me while I'm away. They're hanging out inside my Stories with a sweet surprise for you... click my avatar to check it out! ๐Ÿ’– --- pc: @awesomenesstv
We hope everyone had a wonderful Monday!
We hope everyone had a wonderful Monday!
This concludes our 9 squares of Ana and Beau. (I didn't re-post any of the amazing sneak peeks I posted earlier in my feed so you can see those by scrolling through) The smoke and lights from the cookout made for the coolest first dance backdrop. Look for more on the blog soon and their wedding is being published in a magazine this summer as well!! โค๏ธ Congrats Ana + Beau.
This concludes our 9 squares of Ana and Beau. (I didn't re-post any of the amazing sneak peeks I posted earlier in my feed so you can see those by scrolling through) The smoke and lights from the cookout made for the coolest first dance backdrop. Look for more on the blog soon and their wedding is being published in a magazine this summer as well!! โค๏ธ Congrats Ana + Beau.
Aside from getting to spend time with fun brides and their bridal party on wedding days I also get to meet and share part of the day with the ladies that doll them up. When any bride of mine says she's hired Rose Glow Beauty it's an instant praise hands moment ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Amanda and Trisha are not only PHENOMENAL at what they do, they're also kind, down to earth, and comforting. I witness this as a photographer frequently (shoutout to all of my brides who have hired them this year) but also as a past bride. I hired @roseglowbeauty_ for my wedding almost a year ago. They did my hair + makeup for my bridal trial (where I instantly fell in love with them), for my bridal portraits, and also on my wedding day. They even dolled up my sister for her prom last month! Oh annnnd Amanda gave me a spray tan for my bachelorette party, bridals, and wedding day. I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY?! Brides, it's your wedding day. Don't spend it (or the days leading up to it) worrying about whether or not you're going to like your hair and makeup. Invest. Don't hire your neighbor's friend's second cousin twice removed because they'll do it for cheap. Trust me. Out of all the stressful decisions that come with planning a wedding, this isn't one. Okay thanks for reading my novel, friends. Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ
Aside from getting to spend time with fun brides and their bridal party on wedding days I also get to meet and share part of the day with the ladies that doll them up. When any bride of mine says she's hired Rose Glow Beauty it's an instant praise hands moment ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Amanda and Trisha are not only PHENOMENAL at what they do, they're also kind, down to earth, and comforting. I witness this as a photographer frequently (shoutout to all of my brides who have hired them this year) but also as a past bride. I hired @roseglowbeauty_ for my wedding almost a year ago. They did my hair + makeup for my bridal trial (where I instantly fell in love with them), for my bridal portraits, and also on my wedding day. They even dolled up my sister for her prom last month! Oh annnnd Amanda gave me a spray tan for my bachelorette party, bridals, and wedding day. I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY?! Brides, it's your wedding day. Don't spend it (or the days leading up to it) worrying about whether or not you're going to like your hair and makeup. Invest. Don't hire your neighbor's friend's second cousin twice removed because they'll do it for cheap. Trust me. Out of all the stressful decisions that come with planning a wedding, this isn't one. Okay thanks for reading my novel, friends. Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ
Jeffrey!
Jeffrey!
When you've spent the better part of your life feeling beat down, always working for the approval of others (even when you didn't think you were), and believing all of the lesser things about yourself that have been reinforced in so many ways by so many sources, telling yourself the truth about you is not automatic. And though I've had a couple of good years of practice, sometimes I fall off the wagon. The good news is, getting back on is not a monumental task anymore. 
43/100 | #100daysofnattyswords #the100dayproject #poetry #moleskine #vscocam
When you've spent the better part of your life feeling beat down, always working for the approval of others (even when you didn't think you were), and believing all of the lesser things about yourself that have been reinforced in so many ways by so many sources, telling yourself the truth about you is not automatic. And though I've had a couple of good years of practice, sometimes I fall off the wagon. The good news is, getting back on is not a monumental task anymore. 43/100 | #100daysofnattyswords  #the100dayproject  #poetry  #moleskine  #vscocam 
day 49/100 - asking for help is not a weakness. #the100dayproject #100daysofanxiety #anxiety #vulnerability #coping
Enjoying that made it through Monday, feet up and a glass of wine feeling right about now โœจ Make sure to stop in this week or shop online with new styles every day!!
Enjoying that made it through Monday, feet up and a glass of wine feeling right about now โœจ Make sure to stop in this week or shop online with new styles every day!!
I don't want to forget any of it. ๐ŸŒฟThis was back in October.
I don't want to forget any of it. ๐ŸŒฟThis was back in October.
This photo is #unfiltered- what a glorious weekend we got to spend in Yosemite!! Seriously one of my favorite places, if you haven't been here yet you have to check it out!! How amazing is our God who creates such beauty?!
This photo is #unfiltered - what a glorious weekend we got to spend in Yosemite!! Seriously one of my favorite places, if you haven't been here yet you have to check it out!! How amazing is our God who creates such beauty?!
I don't know about you, but there was a lot of pressure for us to have kids. I know that it was just because we are SO AWESOME that everyone wanted us to procreate, but that pressure could be really overwhelming at times. Being a Type 1 Diabetic, and having PCOS also put it's own pressure on me in terms of not really knowing if we could have kids or not. 
It took me forever to feel ready to have a kid. I don't know if ready is even the right word. I think a better way to put it is, it took me forever to stop being terrified at the IDEA of having a kid. I loved our life together and I loved our marriage and everyone kept saying, "everything will be different" but I didn't want things to change.

Then a few of our friends started telling us that not everything has to change. They love to travel, and when they had their 2 girls, they just started bringing them around the world with them. Those little girls have been to more countries than I have! So, when we decided to have a baby we also decided that we weren't going to look at her as an inconvenience, but instead, we were going to integrate her into the things we love. So far, we have taken her on trips and out to dinner. It's not always easy, sometimes she doesn't like where we are at or the venue isn't really baby friendly, but we wanted her to be a part of all the things we love - because we love her so much! 
So, what I'm trying to say... if you are feeling pressured to have kids, just know - people have good intentions, it just means they think you are awesome and want more of your awesomeness in the world (and it is perfectly acceptable to ask them to stop asking you about it). BUT, if you aren't ready to have kids try not to let their excitement feel like pressure or condemnation. (it's not easy, I know) Just know that there isn't a right or wrong answer when it comes to kids. Whatever YOU decide will be the right answer. 
Comment below if you have any encouraging advice for couples who may be feeling overwhelmed with deciding whether or not to have kids! Or, just double tap to give some silent encouragement! <3
I don't know about you, but there was a lot of pressure for us to have kids. I know that it was just because we are SO AWESOME that everyone wanted us to procreate, but that pressure could be really overwhelming at times. Being a Type 1 Diabetic, and having PCOS also put it's own pressure on me in terms of not really knowing if we could have kids or not. It took me forever to feel ready to have a kid. I don't know if ready is even the right word. I think a better way to put it is, it took me forever to stop being terrified at the IDEA of having a kid. I loved our life together and I loved our marriage and everyone kept saying, "everything will be different" but I didn't want things to change. Then a few of our friends started telling us that not everything has to change. They love to travel, and when they had their 2 girls, they just started bringing them around the world with them. Those little girls have been to more countries than I have! So, when we decided to have a baby we also decided that we weren't going to look at her as an inconvenience, but instead, we were going to integrate her into the things we love. So far, we have taken her on trips and out to dinner. It's not always easy, sometimes she doesn't like where we are at or the venue isn't really baby friendly, but we wanted her to be a part of all the things we love - because we love her so much! So, what I'm trying to say... if you are feeling pressured to have kids, just know - people have good intentions, it just means they think you are awesome and want more of your awesomeness in the world (and it is perfectly acceptable to ask them to stop asking you about it). BUT, if you aren't ready to have kids try not to let their excitement feel like pressure or condemnation. (it's not easy, I know) Just know that there isn't a right or wrong answer when it comes to kids. Whatever YOU decide will be the right answer. Comment below if you have any encouraging advice for couples who may be feeling overwhelmed with deciding whether or not to have kids! Or, just double tap to give some silent encouragement! <3
Window seat reading โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—
Window seat reading โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—
My workspace right now is covered in Wedding Photographer Planners and I don't mind it one bit. They say all great businesses started in a garage right? Does a guest room turned into office count?
My workspace right now is covered in Wedding Photographer Planners and I don't mind it one bit. They say all great businesses started in a garage right? Does a guest room turned into office count?
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Happening Tonight! 5 PM PDT/8 PM EST โ€ข Iโ€™m inviting you all to join my community of fellow web designers in a monthly chat. In the name of collaboration, let's put it into action. Letโ€™s chat, network & get to know each other โ€ข Sign up below to chat with me & my design besties to discuss what it is we do as โ€œweb designersโ€ and how we can work together. You in? Join US.
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Blue Eyed Beauty ๐Ÿ˜
Wine (maybe?), hiking and the Italian Riviera. Our adventure through the Cinque Terre is on the blog tonight! Check it out! Link in bio!โ €
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Wine (maybe?), hiking and the Italian Riviera. Our adventure through the Cinque Terre is on the blog tonight! Check it out! Link in bio!โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € .โ € โ € #iowaphotographer #petitejoys #lightinspired #livethelittlethings #sociality #ABMhappylife #calledtobecreative #liveauthentic #pursuepretty #finditliveit #nothingisordinary #girlboss #blogger #vsco #bloggerlife #prettylittlethings #flashesofdelight #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #theeverygirl #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #visualarchitects #momentslikethese #visualsoflife #livefolk #livesimply #bosslady 
๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ What are everyone's fav books atm?
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I'm listening to this amazing book right now called "Breaking the Habit of Being You" - it's the literal science behind Manifesting. It's SO interesting and on point when I'm in the middle of reinventing myself ๐Ÿ’
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I want to hear what's good on everyone's book shelf xx
๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ What are everyone's fav books atm? โ€” I'm listening to this amazing book right now called "Breaking the Habit of Being You" - it's the literal science behind Manifesting. It's SO interesting and on point when I'm in the middle of reinventing myself ๐Ÿ’ โ€” I want to hear what's good on everyone's book shelf xx
It's Monday which means I am in prep mode for a wedding this weekend. In the meantime I keep swooning over the photos from the lastest styled shoot. I mean suspended florals? This picture makes me the happiest girl in the world. There was no detail left undone. I can't wait to see this featured with @weddingchicks! Tap for vendors. ๐Ÿ“ท:@ashleywittmerphotography
It's Monday which means I am in prep mode for a wedding this weekend. In the meantime I keep swooning over the photos from the lastest styled shoot. I mean suspended florals? This picture makes me the happiest girl in the world. There was no detail left undone. I can't wait to see this featured with @weddingchicks! Tap for vendors. ๐Ÿ“ท:@ashleywittmerphotography
@borrowedcharm is amazing at creating stunning wedding days! Just a taste of their magic at @thetatankaranch.
@borrowedcharm is amazing at creating stunning wedding days! Just a taste of their magic at @thetatankaranch.
This pink and gold baby shower invitation design sets the perfect first impression. What's better than showering your fave mama-to-be with all the love she deserves before she never gets a good night's sleep ever again? Oh right, a good night's sleep.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photography by @lexiefaucherphotography
This pink and gold baby shower invitation design sets the perfect first impression. What's better than showering your fave mama-to-be with all the love she deserves before she never gets a good night's sleep ever again? Oh right, a good night's sleep.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Photography by @lexiefaucherphotography
Planning to say I do?? Our 2017 packages are now available ๐Ÿ˜‰and we still have a few weekends available in 2016 ๐Ÿ’•we'd love to hear from couples who want fun and fabulous weddings ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’Repost from @olegcassini #Weddingdecoration #Weddingaccessories #bride #groom #weddingday
Planning to say I do?? Our 2017 packages are now available ๐Ÿ˜‰and we still have a few weekends available in 2016 ๐Ÿ’•we'd love to hear from couples who want fun and fabulous weddings ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’Repost from @olegcassini #Weddingdecoration  #Weddingaccessories  #bride  #groom  #weddingday 
If you haven't had a chance to already, go check out my blog for this first look with Sam and her father. It was priceless. ๐Ÿ’•
If you haven't had a chance to already, go check out my blog for this first look with Sam and her father. It was priceless. ๐Ÿ’•
It's been a hot and slow Monday but I'm still chuggin along on edits ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ hang in there, Monday's almost over!
It's been a hot and slow Monday but I'm still chuggin along on edits ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ hang in there, Monday's almost over!
Could be coffee....could be wine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Monday friends!
Could be coffee....could be wine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Monday friends!
Just some tiny pretty daisies I spotted along one of my "trying to get rid of pregnancy pains" walks around the neighborhood ๐Ÿ˜‰
Just some tiny pretty daisies I spotted along one of my "trying to get rid of pregnancy pains" walks around the neighborhood ๐Ÿ˜‰
I've never been to Ireland, but seeing the greenery, mist, and old stone building today sure had me thinking about it! Where's one place you want to visit this summer? Charleston, Savannah (round 2 ๐Ÿ™ˆ), and Assateague Island are next on my list!
I've never been to Ireland, but seeing the greenery, mist, and old stone building today sure had me thinking about it! Where's one place you want to visit this summer? Charleston, Savannah (round 2 ๐Ÿ™ˆ), and Assateague Island are next on my list!
I'm so glad little Madi let us take a few group pictures with her in them! You'll never guess what we were told to say to get her to smile! ๐Ÿ˜„
I'm so glad little Madi let us take a few group pictures with her in them! You'll never guess what we were told to say to get her to smile! ๐Ÿ˜„
My packaging game for @nethertonpaperco just went from eh to ๐Ÿ”ฅ | Thanks @stickermule!
My packaging game for @nethertonpaperco just went from eh to ๐Ÿ”ฅ | Thanks @stickermule!
The city that never sleeps ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
The city that never sleeps ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
Moody Mondays ๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ
#weddingphotography: @ktouzel 
#weddingplanning: @foreverandadayevent 
#weddingdress: @springsweet 
#weddingflowers: @damselfloral 
Makeup: @beauticontrol
HOW could I possibly keep this goodness to myself?! @_staciiio #rebeccastonephotography
Today has been a crazy Monday...I've been cleaning like a crazy person, I look a hot damn mess, and I still don't feel very accomplished! So now it's time for a shower + time with my dance family. The next few days are going to be filled with friends + photoshoots and I'm SO excited.
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I am still looking for some models for a few shoots across the state, so if you are in Illinois and wanting some photos with your love, contact me and we can work out details! XO #modelcall #illinoisphotographer
Today has been a crazy Monday...I've been cleaning like a crazy person, I look a hot damn mess, and I still don't feel very accomplished! So now it's time for a shower + time with my dance family. The next few days are going to be filled with friends + photoshoots and I'm SO excited. . I am still looking for some models for a few shoots across the state, so if you are in Illinois and wanting some photos with your love, contact me and we can work out details! XO #modelcall  #illinoisphotographer 
"I'm just happy that bushy eyebrows, thick thighs, big booties and no retouching are in right now..." - @jennakutcher
GOSH we LOVE this girl!
"I'm just happy that bushy eyebrows, thick thighs, big booties and no retouching are in right now..." - @jennakutcher GOSH we LOVE this girl!
I couldn't let Monday slip away without a little mood board love. ๐Ÿ’› Definitely feeling this peach + soft neutrals combo.
I couldn't let Monday slip away without a little mood board love. ๐Ÿ’› Definitely feeling this peach + soft neutrals combo.
KISS this ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป | shop vintage tees online now! #themuddroom
KISS this ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป | shop vintage tees online now! #themuddroom 
Made homemade biscuits with my granny this weekend. I usually try to get her reaching in, but I never pose those and kept my phone out of sight for our morning together. I snapped this real quick because I love working at this table with her and using her biscuit cutter was so fun โค๏ธ #hannahblackphotography #grannyventures #travelingtoms #oneforone
Made homemade biscuits with my granny this weekend. I usually try to get her reaching in, but I never pose those and kept my phone out of sight for our morning together. I snapped this real quick because I love working at this table with her and using her biscuit cutter was so fun โค๏ธ #hannahblackphotography  #grannyventures  #travelingtoms  #oneforone 
May has been an emotionally draining month. Taking walks in the sunshine and taking pictures of cute houses help me through it. #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #risingtidesociety #thehappynow #pursuepretty #wandeleurspark #flashesofdelight #calledtobecreative #sanjose #nagleepark
Recently made some EO sprays with a friend & boy did they come in handy this weekend!Between the gnarly gnats/flies in #MaconGA & my daughter shoving her hand in an ant pile ๐Ÿ˜ณ we put these guys to good use! But, I'm pretty sure I spend more time coming up with cutesy names & making labels than it takes to make the actual #doterra concoctions ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜ฌ Y'all have any summer time #musthave EO recipes?
Recently made some EO sprays with a friend & boy did they come in handy this weekend!Between the gnarly gnats/flies in #MaconGA  & my daughter shoving her hand in an ant pile ๐Ÿ˜ณ we put these guys to good use! But, I'm pretty sure I spend more time coming up with cutesy names & making labels than it takes to make the actual #doterra  concoctions ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜ฌ Y'all have any summer time #musthave  EO recipes?