LOVED being a guest on The Friend Pod! We discussed tons of #friendship issues like why I think six is the magic going out number, why I won’t offer to drive you to the airport (but will connect you to everyone and anyone even if you don’t ask), and how to deal with being left out—yes, even at 40 years old. Check out friendpod.co (Not com) #mnblogger#podcast#twincitiesbloggers
As we build the Matriarch online network, we also want to build a broader podcasting community in the Twin Cities and the Midwest.⠀
So we're hosting a gathering for women in podcasting, from those exploring the idea to seasoned veterans, everyone is welcome. Whatever your relationship with podcasting - host, producer, editor, PR rep... we want to gather and help eachother. ⠀
11/5 from 11:30-1:30 at @hyggalowertown ⠀
Full details linked above.⠀
You may or may not know this about me... but I’m obsessed with rosemary. Rosemary ice cream, seasoned nuts, cocktails, veggies, you name it. I love it so much that I even have a sprig of rosemary tattooed on my ankle 😂
So, as you can imagine, anytime I come across a new way to use rosemary I am a very happy girl. This is my latest rosemary obsession: roasted veggie rosemary skewers. So good. Plus these make an excellent healthy appetizer!
Whip these up with a side of Muhammara or hummus for a delightfully flavorful and healthy appetizer/snack.
'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!
It's happening tonight! I have all the feels today. Today I dive into teaching my first class. You know when you make a decision, and you KNOW it's the right one because your whole body lights up from the inside? That's what's happening right now!
This topic is so important. Your energy is your most valuable renewable resource. And did you know you could take full control of it? Harness it. Win with it?
What have you been letting low energy keep you from? What would you do if your energy was abundant? Share with me- and join me live tonight at 6:30pm CST right on my website!
NEW POST! chorizo manchego french breads (with harissa & smoky paprika honey!).⠀
guys, i literally have no words. these french breads are SO good. they're inspired by my favorite sandwich from my favorite neighborhood wine shop (which i may or may not have eaten like 3x/week over the summer 😁), with a little bit of appetizer-friendly flare. ⠀
✔️little salty shards of manchego.⠀
✔️smoky-sweet paprika honey.⠀
gang's all here! this easy app would be perfect for a halloween party this weekend - you SO won't be disappointed! link in bio!⠀ ⠀
A gift box company that gives care packages to sex trafficking survivors? Talk about a perfect fit for our event! We are 100% behind @thearisebox, which intentionally curates unique boxes of ethically made goods while giving back. They'll have a booth at the conference and we'll even be giving a box away so don't miss it! Tickets in the bio! 🎉
🍂autumn always has & always will be my FAVORITE time of year🍂 (long - but meaningful! - post alert!)⠀
this year i haven't been doing a great job this year with balance. work-life balance, in particular. learning work-life balance in my corporate job was one of the most important things i learned as a young 20-something. i was working 70-80 hour weeks (for a job i HATED) & yet there always seemed to be more to do.⠀
i quickly realized that: your job & your career will take as much time from you as you allow it to. ⠀
this lesson is one i've been relearning in the past few months. hours & weeks have been long, leaving little time & energy to enjoy other things. & it's not that i don't love what i do, it's that work isn't the only thing that fills my cup.⠀
this fall, i'm very intentionally carving out the time to do the things that fill my cup, especially this magical time of year:⠀
♡ double dates with my bestie & her hubs (we made homemade pumpkin pasta on saturday & it was one of the most fun nights i can remember!)⠀
♡ working out (thanks to chris for being my accountability partner!)⠀
♡ family time (is the best time, right?)⠀
♡ lakeside walks with my dearest gal pal to admire the fall colors & breathe the fresh air.⠀
how have you made time for you this fall? i would love to know. ⠀
“everything you see i owe to spaghetti” 🍝 the spaghetti goddess is a conversation piece every time we have a party. it’s the first “art” (it’s from ikea from awhile back, so loosely - art) i bought for myself because i LOVED it. i think it’s also the first self affirming visual element i’ve surrounded myself with when i moved back to minneapolis.
living in new york really took a lot out of me, and while it was a place where i came into my own & was more fierce than ever, it was also the place that broke me down to itty bitty pieces sometimes. when i moved back home, i was determined to love myself better, to actively say nice things to myself, and to do things because they were healthy.
fast forward to a couple weeks ago. it really was empowering in this moment, to look at the thing that began the most recent chapter in the journey of self love. it’s been a chapter full of pasta and good food. one of accepting compliments better because i believe that people would want to be kind to me, and one of growth.
what affirming words do you surround yourself with at home or work or as your phone background? #selfloverevolution#spaghettigoddess#deepnorthportraits
photo by @jessicaholleque
today i was that #newmom that clearly did not have a handle on things: pushing a crying Rowan in the stroller, charlie is barking at everyone and thing in sight & i'm wearing this #SaintPablo tour shirt backwards so that a scantily clad Kim K is on the front, all while desperately trying to get a sip of my now cold coffee 😆 #PosterChildForNewMomDotCom#CantTakeMeAnywhere#NeedsHalp
Food is amazing, and BONUS we can control what we eat! About this time tomorrow (Thursday Oct 19th) I'll be live on my website discussing strategies to increase your natural energy! Busy tomorrow? No problem! Register for my webinar and get exclusive access to the content for 48 hours😉 I got you.
I’m basking in His creativity & love today. Can you imagine ever coming up with anything so profound & beautiful as the changing leaves of fall? There are so many ways & moments in which God is lavishly loving us and reminding us of how fiercely & tenderly He loves us just as we are. We are enough.
Seeing the beauty of the trees & the bright blue sky, He was reminding me that I am enough, that I am loved, that I can tell Him the deepest desires of my heart and lean into my relationship with such a good & loving Father.
Maybe you’re struggling today or frazzled by how many things need to get done. Take a moment, breathe in the beauty and say “thank you” & open your heart to His Love and let it penetrate your soul. Soak it in. Breathe. He loves you. ❤️
“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” - St. Therese of Lisieux
Stress reduction, mental health, and healthy aging. Just a few of the benefits that come with creating a mindfulness practice.
Do you have a mindfulness practice? What does it include? I’d love to know ☺️ Share in the comments below ⬇️
New post now up on the blog! Link in the profile ✨
• Happy Wednesday! Head over my blog StyleAndSenses.com to read my review and enter my GIVEAWAY of the Best At-Home Teeth Whitening product I’ve tried. Make sure to follow the 4 simple rules at the end of my blog post to secure your entry. •
Today's the last day to save $1 off a bottle of #saladgirlsaladdressing @wedge_linden_hills_coop . While you are there pick up some fresh apples, greens, nuts and cheese and make yourself a delicious Fall salad. #Repost ・・・
🍎They're here! L O C A L Zestar ☺️💫 and @sweetango_apple 🍬💃🏻. Not sure which is your fave? 🤷🏽♂️ Ask for a sample!
Holy smokes. Almost on my 100th post. Thanks for all the ❤️ on @girlof10000lakes. I have much gratitude 🙏. After leaving the TV news biz, I knew I needed a new creative venue. Although it's not storytelling on current events, I love having a space to encourage and inspire others to adventure more 🌲🛶🏹🎣🌿⛺️. I guess it's a different kind of storytelling. I'm currently working on a blog post on how I went from the least outdoorsy gal on the planet to basically the polar opposite. Adult onset outdoorsing... is that a thing? 🙌✨
Both of these creamy and dreamy pieces are available in the shop! The sweater tee is a luxelon material - giving it a cashmere feel at a more affordable price. And these ivory pants are lightweight and absolute comfort!
Follow the link in the bio to shop this look and more 👌🏼
Building a business your own way is even more special when you're nursing an infant like conference attendee @139hairbyheidi. She leads the St. Paul morning TuesdaysTogether meetup and is a hair wizard - seriously! You'll swoon over her updos when you take a peek at her Instagram feed. We can't wait to have a fierce group of momma entrepreneurs like Heidi at the event! Tickets in the bio link! 🎉
Fall is in force! It’s 70 degrees (a little warm but 😀) and the colors are amazing...how can we not be grateful for that? Show some gratitude for this beautiful season today and get out in your favorite boots, walk on those crunchy leaves and breathe in that beautiful crisp fall air. For today’s Well Layered Wednesday let me know what you are wearing to show gratitude for this season (and don’t forget to use #welllayeredwednesday )!
🌟Transformation Tuesday🌟 Microblading is perfect for those that want to reconstruct, define, fill-in or cover gaps in their brows! Book your appointment now! 2 great locations!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
📍Eau Claire, WI @mybrowsbyerica ☎️715.502.9889
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Beautycounter has partnered with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners to help create awareness of the effects of environmental toxins on our health. GET ONE, GIVE ONE. Each award winning oil set purchased, one will be donated to patients with cancer!
One of the perks of pursuing what I love is meeting new (and amazing) people like you👋🏼💛 For those who don’t know, I’m a wellness blogger who loves developing plant based recipes, encouraging others (think fan girl soccor mom) and sharing my journey through writing & a camera 👩🏻💻📸 I started my blog about 4 months ago, and have since felt incredibly lucky to have a space on the web to share my love of food and holistic living. 🌱
Right now I'm working on the relaunch of my YouTube channel and content for my website (I'm also trying to survive classes, prepare for my internship next semester aand do a million other things #whatsnew )😆🤷🏻♀️ •
But that’s enough about me...I want learn about you, so let me know what you're all about! I’d be honored to chat 🙋🏻☕️⬇️
I AM SHAKING. Like I really am. Six months ago I heard Brandon Stanton (@humansofny ) speak live and wrote down this note "DON'T WAIT TO START. YOU MUST BEGIN BEFORE YOU FEEL READY" and put like tons of stars around it because it was the message I needed to hear. For YEARS I have wanted to make this jump into a new part of my business, but didn't do it out of fear (see my Insta story!!). NOW I AM. Still a little scared though, so there's a 🌟giveaway🌟 as an incentive for you to check it out. 😂 @theanniversaryphotographer
Serious inquiry. I’ve had bangs for the last 10 years (aka Warhol-esque fashion years) and I can’t see myself not having them. Should I grow them out? Side-swept? Shave it? Grow a mullet? Flock of Seagulls it? (Obviously not serious about the latter three.) I need a haircut.
you didn't think i was actually going to miss out on #nationalpastaday , did you?!?!⠀
piles of bucatini twirled sky-high with the most uhhhhddictive bolognese ever. ⠀
(seriously...one of my all-time fave pwwb recipes. i linked it in my bio bc it's that good & if you haven't had it yet, you just need to please & thank you!)⠀
what's YOUR fave pasta ever?!?! i obviously want to know, & will be taking notes. 🤓⠀
Breakfast = favorite meal of the day 💕💕💕
Also arguably the most important! Pairing a carbohydrate with protein, fiber, and/or fat provides sustained energy to conquer anything your day may bring 💪🏼. Instead a piece of toast with jelly, try nut butter or an egg. Add leafy greens or sauerkraut for an extra nutrient boost ✨
What are some of your favorite breakfast combos?
#transformationtuesday ✨ It was one year ago this November that I took the leap and enrolled in at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a licensed Health and Wellness Coach. As my formal education nears its end, I can say- I've been transformed!
Not only have I cleaned up my pantry and my plate, but I found a new level of joy, gratitude, and energy for what I do every day! Bonus! I actually lost 20lbs without feeling deprived OR spending my life ( and 💸💸 ) at the gym.
The practice of listening to what my body needs and giving it the quality food it deserves has transformed my life.
Do you have a transformation story? I want to hear it!! Send it to @andra_eats and use the hashtag #andraeatsWELL
HEYA! did you catch these little cuties hiding in yesterday's blog post?! chocolate coconut cold brew overnight oats, people. YASSSS. totally healthy. totally easy. totally delicious. link in bio!!!⠀
Do you ever have those weeks that already feel like a struggle and it's only Tuesday? Friends, I'm having that type of week. But, the Lord is still present and active. He's placed a few things on my heart in the midst of this brokenness. We tend to ask "why did this happen?" when things seem to be falling apart. What if we said, "Lord, I trust this is a part of Your plan." Let us press into Jesus and not so easily let the worldly hurt and sin have its power over us. It's way easier said than done, right? Another thing I know and was reminded of last night is that the Lord shows up. When storms come and the waves are barreling in, He shows up. He suffers with us in those times. And today, I'm thankful He's right here on the couch and in the boat with me as I'm fighting these lies from the enemy and the world and I am content.
Is it really a conference without coffee? We are THRILLED to have @willowscoffee sponsor our event by offering Costa Rican coffee in our conference venue, @514studios. They've been brewing coffee for over 100 years - that's something worth celebrating! 🎉 We're so thankful for their generosity. If you want to grab a bag of coffee beans before the big event to find your favorite roast, visit their site at willowscoffee.com.
This past weekend was the second annual trip with my mom up north to Lake Superior’s North Shore. This year though we went at peak fall color time! ✨ We hiked amongst the golden colored trees, drank wine and read books by the giant lodge fireplace, found hidden waterfalls, and had some not so great soup ordering experiences... But the massive amounts of free tiny cookies in the lobby made up for it 😂
this picture is from last year but ya’ll better brace yourselves because mike and i are headed north on thursday for a mini vacay. 🍁🌾🍂🌲there will be many more leaf pictures in our (also your) future.
a little time away is something i’ve probably needed desperately for a month or so. i’m looking forward to being outside, eating & drinking with my favorite human ever, playing games new and old, and probably sitting in a jacuzzi with champagne in hand. that reminds me to add champagne to my packing list. what else should i be sure to pack for an autumnal north shore getaway? #deepnorth#northshore#fallinmn
Truth time. Most of today sucked. My kids didn’t listen to anything I said, I yelled a lot, and I was on the verge of tears by the time my husband got home. He kindly took all three outside to play so I could take a shower, and I was able to calm down and feel like myself again (as opposed to a monster mom). Before bed, I asked these two cuties to forgive me for yelling at them, and without hesitation, each said yes. They are seriously the best, and I am beyond lucky to have them in my life. #cookies#brotherandsister
Let me paint you the perfect picture. Cozy blankets, pumpkin bread, warm tea, fuzzy socks, messy hair and an oversized hoodie. Call me basic— but this my friend, is what I call the perfect fall night. 🤷🏻♀️🍂 Get 15% off your @teamiblends order with the code: LAM15 🍵
One of the best things about photography has been reconnecting and celebrating friendships! Brittany and I went to high school together and connecting over bible studies during our summers home from college, and now she’s marrying the man of her dreams. Thank you for choosing me to photograph the start of your forever! I love the way you two make each other giggle like only your person can. ✨
“What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He Caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Thouse who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart.” - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
The Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary for those devoted to His Sacred Heart ❤️:
1️⃣ I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2️⃣ I will establish peace in their families.
3️⃣ I will console them in all their troubles.
4️⃣ They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
5️⃣ I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6️⃣ Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7️⃣ Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8️⃣ Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9️⃣ I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
1️⃣0️⃣ I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
1️⃣1️⃣ Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
1️⃣2️⃣ The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
- from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's vision of Jesus
Thanks for including our lemony herb 🍋#saladgirldressing in all this healthy goodness #saladgirlsaladsisters
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Leg day GAINS 💪🍴
It's not only important what you do in the gym (or home workout) but what you put in your body throughout the day.
This is my plate tonight after a grueling leg day - how'd my December Challengers do?! Those narrow stance lunges get me BURNING everytime 🔥🙌
So, what's for dinner?
Basmati brown rice | fat-free cottage cheese | organic baby Romaine & free range chicken seasoned with garlic + herb sautéed in extra virgin olive oil drizzled with #saladgirl lemony herb dressing👌
315 cals (for ALL of this!!)
FOOD TIP: if you have a hard time eating cottage cheese because of texture try pairing it with rice or a potato - I promise it'll be a game changer for you