It’s official. Happy first day of spring! 🌸
It’s official. Happy first day of spring! 🌸
@ohhhchelsea said it well: if you’re in Austin and you’re scared today, you’re not alone. I’m hugging my people and praying for my city today. Please pray that this beautiful place would stay safe. 💕
A good friend, a few deers and a cat. Yesterday in a nutshell. -•- #exploredgrow #lightinspired #searchwandercollect #theeverydayproject #lifewellcaptured #folkgood #getaftergrateful #dearphotographer #vscorus #vscorussia #stayandwander #livefolk #exploretocreate #visualsoflife #visualstories #thehappynow #collectivelycreate #pursuitofportraits #storyportrait #chasinglight #justgoshoot #toldwithexposure #dusseldorfphotographer #düsseldorf
Words of truth and words to live by - - The question is; do you believe it? Because belief is the key friends. No matter how You look at yourself, doesn’t change the fact that our Father’s love is not based on your works, your mistakes, your background, your achievements, or your view of yourself. And trust me, I need this reminder and this truth declared in my life as much as I speak it for all of you! - - Take this knowledge to heart friends: Your God’s love is mighty for you! Believe it! And rest in His promises! - s/o to @jenessawait for this photo. So thankful for the reminder in these lovely words! Also! Check her page out guys! Her lettering is gorgeous!!!
Cute Swaddles always make these photos that much sweeter! 📷: @beeeetthh
Woke up with a song in my head that I can’t remember the last time I actually listened to. So maybe just maybe someone else needs to hear it today too. Here’s to a new day with new mercies!! ✨✨✨ . I was hollow and closed, in the morning I could not see / Your beloved goodness rained itself out on me. I raged against You like a river on a stone / But against that tidal wave, I am overthrown. Mercy, mercy. // Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
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Yup, this is how we feel about Spring. This photo says it all. #springfever #pastels #weddingseason #springweddings #summerweddings #takemeback #mycrew 📷 @melissahphoto . . . . #joyfulbitsweddingdesign #couplesthatworktogetherstaytogether #sweetmoments #petitejoys #weddingplanner #weddingstylist #weddingdesign #happilyeverwild #elopementweddings #myokanagan #joywed #getaftergrateful #alltheprettythings #shesaidyes #bridetobe #wedokanagan #elopementplanner #sheskillingit #risingtidesociety #alternativewedding
Just a mama and her baby boys 🖤❤️💙 • • • • • #mama #mamainlove #igotthis #kidsofinstagram #kidsstyle #stylishmama #mommyfashion #collectmomentsnotthings #uniteinmotherhood #lifewithlittles #workathomemom #momcommunity #teammotherly #motherhoodalive #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #motherhoodrising #momlifeisthebestlife #ohheymama #igmoms #modernmom #mamaofboys #kochamponadwszystko #jestembojesteś #polishmama #celebratelifeeveryday #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy #momentsofmine #darlingdaily #getaftergrateful
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Sometimes getting out of my head and into my body is best achieved my painting squiggly lines with watercolors. My personal method of mediation @grooveforward
My Monday was a little hectic, but I was doing things I enjoy. I’ve decided to say my life is full, instead of busy (heard that on a podcast this weekend). Full is abundant and wonderful. ❤️ I hope your week is grand, friends! . Also, photo cred 📸 to my little Jack Jack! He captured me being silly. 😝
Today is a gift, celebrate it. Today is a challenge, embrace it. Today is a opportunity, seize it. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, don’t worry about it! . . Make today the Best. Day. Ever! Get this amazing sweatshirt today and help us spread the joy! Ten percent of every purchase goes to one of our listed charities and you get to choose where to send your joy! All you need to do is leave us a note at checkout and we will take care of the rest! If you forget, no worries, we will just choose one for you! Link to shop in our Bio! . . #myjoytribe #bestdayever #purchasewithpurpose #giveback #choosejoy #simplejoys #womenoffaith #joyfulmamas #wildernessculture #gritandgrace #wildernessbabes #girldiscoverers #lifelivedbeautifully #sheislight #flashesofdelight #getaftergrateful #lifewellcaptured #lovejesuslovepeople #familyadventures #shopsmallbusiness #thehappynow #soworthloving #soulscripts #livethelittlethings #alpinebabes #shesrad #womenwhoexplore #theladyalliance
This afternoon the challenges of the long term camping situation of living in the little Blue Cabin, building El Castillo, keeping up with the laundry of 8 people and everything else on our plates had me in a funk. Like naughty words feeling bad. And then...then I remembered to worship .And it helped! Also, this beautifully wrapped package arrived from @looksomethingshiny!! I won an etched knife from a giveaway she held recently. But this package wasn't just the knife but packed full of fabulous! Her creations can be found at *looksomethingshiny.etsy.com* if you'd like your own bit of amazing! Grateful for new friends like you @looksomethingshiny!! #getaftergrateful #snailmailforever #worshipalways
Why give zero f*cks when you give a damn? . I give a damn about authentic human connection. Connection that enriches both parties and helps each get closer to their goals. . About what do you give a damn? Tell me below. . . . . #livefullyalive #getaftergrateful #gratitudeattitude #personalgrowthjourney #liveyourtruth #iamtheeverygirl #dailypositivity #todaysthoughts #selfempowerment #lifestylebydesign
How was your Monday? ☹️ or 😛?
G R O W T H // 🌱 When I learned to lock Fear away and embrace Bravery instead, a world shaking mindset change happened. Courage started rooting deep - I was held and carried by the wild earth, and I tiptoed away from the pool of stagnant water I believed was meant for me. I realized when I crept away from mundane stillness that beauty is in every corner. I laced up my shoes because I wanted to chase it, to evolve a lion's heart that craved bravery. Cultivate courage, my friend. Use the spring rains to wash away fear. - Being a BA for @bangsshoes has been an adventure in itself, to be inspired by so many go-getters and explorers. BANGS gives back to humans around the globe, as 20% of each purchase is invested in entrepreneurs to assist them in finding their own adventure ✨ I can stand behind that. #bangsblitz #liveBANGS #bangsambassador
Tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:00 PST for an Instagram live with @veggiesandvirtue 🥑🥕🥒 She will be talking all about her love it, like it, learning it method!
When I put him down for a nap yesterday he said “I love you!” to me for the first time. 😍😭 Motherhood, man. What a role.
Why do we always overcomplicate things? Or maybe it is just me? I know what I am supposed to do, where I am supposed to be—the calling that God has given me. But I add to it or try to make it happen in my own way and my own timing when all He has ever asked is for me to simply continue to trust Him and follow Him and let Him work it all out. . But then there are those moments, and this is one of them for me. Those moments when your purpose just seems so crystal clear and you know without a shadow of a doubt what He is asking of you and the gifts that He has given you. . All of this—my blog, the things that I share on this Instagram—it all started with a call. A call to tell my story. A call that came in such a profound way that I promise to share with you sometime. And for years I complicated what that meant and what God was asking of me. But right now, after a lot of self reflection in the last week and reading a lot of things that I have written in the past, I can just see it. I can see the why behind the calling and I just want nothing more than to embrace who He made me to be. To stop looking at what others are doing and the gifts that they have and step completely into my own. Because the further that we step into who God has called us to be, the further we step into freedom and victory. And I want that for myself and I want that for all of you. Freedom and victory and living smack dab in the reality of what it means to be children of God. Because trust me friend, there is nothing better than knowing that you are living right in the center of God’s will for you and standing strong in your identity as a child of God. . 📷: @jessicarice.co // #thisyearofbreakthrough
To all the moms who are working long hours, tired nights and early mornings. I see you. Your grind is amazing. Keep hustling 👑
•it was one of those March days, when the sun shines hot, and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade• thanks Mr. Dickens, for the perfect summary of this gorgeous PNW weather. Today feels as though spring is most certainly on the horizon, and let me tell ya, no one around here is complaining 🌱#cabinfever #springhassprung #getoutandexplore
Really bad iPhone shot of the sweetest baby ever [sometimes 😂] ❤️
Saturday marked one year since that conversation on the couch with my husband. The one where he said a few words that knocked the wind right out of me. Words he thought all along but didn’t want to be the one to say. He wanted me to know them and believe them. . “I’m just waiting for the day you wake up, walk down the stairs, and call yourself a writer.” I cried when he said this. I still cry when I think of that day and those tender words. . Because you see, it’s not really about work and vocation so much as it’s about reminding someone of who they are when they’ve forgotten. It’s reminding someone that they have an offering even when they are paralyzed by fear & self doubt. And it’s reminding someone that they aren’t too broken or insecure to be used by God. . Writing freed me. I’m not standing here to say I’m no longer afraid and completely self assured. Goodness no. But instead of choosing shame, I lean harder into the Father. Because the moments I’m trembling and full of doubt - remind me that on my own, I am not enough. It’s my inadequacy that draws me closer. Dependency feels better than false self sufficiency ever did. I’m still learning this one. . We can do hard things friend. We can take risks even without a map that tells us how it will all shake out. Just because it stings and you disappoint people, doesn’t mean you’re making the wrong choice. We can remain hopeful as we wait in the dark, trusting that morning always comes. Don’t let the critics direct your steps. When God tells you to do something, you do it. It’s between you & Him. The ones who love you will understand and pick you right back up on the days you forget. . Thanks for welcoming my words this year, I’m so grateful. ❤️ Cheering you on too - in the places you’re serving and loving and showing up. You’re making this world a more beautiful place. PC :: @hilaryhyland
Happy happy birthday to my main man and the very best papa my girls could wish for. Sorry that we've barely seen you, and that when you were briefly home you had to deal with all of us being ill, and also that I ate the last of the ice cream before bed. You're awesome, we love you, and maybe next year we'll be better at celebrating 😂
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Do I need to explain?!?! Military spouse life is not easy and no matter how hard I try no one can replace my husband. He does everything well and he deals with my nuttiness perfectly😜. Come on May and get here. __________ It’s just another Manic Monday is wish it was May-day!!! ________ Do me a favor give Your Hubby a huge kiss. ________ My @mrsmcconeghey captured this love. #sheendures #militaryspouse #sailorswife
When you wake up and realize you technically are not a baby anymore 😉😭😢 • • • • • #mybabyboy #mama #mamainlove #babiesofig #cutestbabyever #babysfirstyear #collectmomentsnotthings #uniteinmotherhood #lifewithlittles #workathomemom #momcommunity #teammotherly #motherhoodalive #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #motherhoodrising #momlifeisthebestlife #ohheymama #igmoms #modernmom #mamaofboys #kochamponadwszystko #jestembojesteś #polishmama #celebratelifeeveryday #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy #momentsofmine #darlingdaily #getaftergrateful #kidsinterior
She loves jumping up and down these stairs 🌻❤️ a couple days ago she found a tiny little 🐸 outside our home 🤗
I have had many times in my life where I am “spiritually a mile wide and an inch deep,” as Donald Whitney puts it. Marriage and motherhood exposed those shallow waters like nothing before. There was so much need for water, but I would have only an inch of it to give. So, like one would dig a well, I attempt to submit myself to the discipline of putting a shovel to the ground of the Word. In that practice, I find that discipline begets the depth that I desperately need and crave. Then, as my depth increases, so does my ability to serve graciously in my roles as wife and mother. #remindingmyownheart
Everything about him just gives me so much joy! Soaking up our last few days (weeks?) of winter before moving back south. . . . . #boymom #getaftergrateful #toddlermom #toddlerboy #naturalliving #naturalmama #singleparent #singlemom #wahm #workingmom #gradstudent #lastwinter #movingsouth #joy #enjoythemoment #henryherbert #11months
Here’s how it went...the day after my birthday was the 20th of September, I said “ok, this is Day 1” and I went for it. I borrowed the DVD’s, I committed to eating clean, I ordered that Shake. I started my journey to lose the pregnancy weight, gain energy and strength to take care of my babes, but I needed just one more thing….Accountability! It’s something that can seem not as important, but it truly is. I got into coaching to help others, but also to help me stay accountable by motivating others. I knew that in our journey together we could all share our struggles daily and find that strength to get the workout in even when we were tired. To share recipes and tips has only helped me stay more excited about Clean eating as I see others trying new things! This team is a group of woman that has strived to put others above themselves and truly empower women, and I am so proud to be part of it. It’s community. The team has changed my life and helped me to look forward to a future that is making an impact in this day. Take your chance today, reach out for accountability, help in your health journey or to ask how I share health with others. Take a step towards who you are becoming. Comment below if you would like me to reach out to you about this opportunity to share love, health and inspire others.
I found just what this room was missing and now this space is complete. 👶❤️
Currently munching on a homemade soft pretzel that reminds me of breakfast in Germany; also currently dreaming of little green plants that will be taking over this potting table so very soon. 🌱 #spring
💗 When you find some pictures on your phone taken by Harry when they were playing pile on with daddy yesterday 💗
“Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.” Trying to turn over a new leaf. I’m blessed with two kids that sleep in, like way in. But the downside is that I then also tend to sleep later than I should. I’m definitely more of a night owl, but this morning I got up early, before the girls, and got some shit done. Wasn’t as productive as I’d like, (damn you internet!) but am now sitting pretty with my to do list before lunch time, which means I have the better part of the day to do as I wish (which will involve more work, but more play, too). I just know life for this entire girl tribe would be more productive, fun, and full if I simply set the alarm click and ignored the snooze button. So here’s to #motivationmonday and a full week/life of more everything. 🌸☀️🖤 . . . #momlife #momboss #workfromhomemom #hustle #getaftergrateful #fullhandsfullheart
The kids and I have been working hard on thankfulness in this season of upheaval and change. We truly have so very much to be thankful to the Lord for. Every morning and evening and before our meals, we’ve been singing the Doxology. . When I look out our front windows or pull up to our home in the car, I can see and smell so sweet the cherry tree beside our driveway, and I think of the pink blooming tree back at #our313home in Urbana. Through just those pale pink blooms, I’m reminded of God’s love for me. He knew that would speak to my heart, so He made it so that we’d have a beautiful blooming tree at our new home. . “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.” . #thankful #eucharisteo #hopeunswervingblog #waldersdothepnw
Dear Monday, I want to break up. I’m seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday... This weekend went way too fast but Monday’s means “me and her time.” I just love my Penelope Pristine 💕 3.19.18 • • • • • • • • #documentyourdays #habitandhome #momblogger #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #ourcandidlife #livethelittlethings #honestmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #caliblogger #childhoodunplugged #getaftergrateful #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momswithcameras #clickinmoms #justkids #darlingmovement #communityovercompetition #calledtobecreative #lifegivingsquares #lightinspired #morningslikethese #letthembelittle
Protector of the Infant Jesus & His Blessed Virgin Mother, keep us in your tender care, strengthen our faith, heal our sorrows, and guide us finally to the fullness of joy & peace 💓💐
M O R N I N G | Monday morning with my girlies. Hope everyone’s day is bright and beautiful. Annie’s off to school, I’m heading to a dr appt and Layla is with her Aunt K. We have rain in the forecast which I’m thinking will make for great snuggles this afternoon! 👭💗 #sisters #mondaymorning
Happy Last Day of Winter! Bravely sharing an unpopular opinion with you all: Ranunculus > Peonies 😱 just go ahead and unfollow me! But actually don’t because I’m sharing some important info in my stories this week that will hopefully build a bridge between us despite our floral disagreements. xoxo
It’s been a busy couple of weeks with Aaron out of town, dear friends staying with us (we miss you already @katherine_april and @jonny.freeman12!) and a family trip to Iowa. It’s so nice have a quiet(ish) house again, unpack and freshen things up a bit. I love adventures away, but there’s no better feeling than coming home.🏡 #heymonday
I yelled at my kids by 8:05 this morning. Despite being up for an hour, I still hadn’t made myself breakfast or had coffee. I had tried, which is where the frustration came from, but being interrupted a million times by 4 tiny people made me lose it. I have since apologized, helped them build a fort for superheroes (which they named New York😂), and am making scones for a sweet snack. Y’all, Mondays kinda suck. I’m sure I’ll do something else I need to apologize for, but for now, coffee. Power through, ladies!
Last Monday, we had to get up bright and early to drive to the Grand Canyon. I'm not a big morning person, so I snoozed my alarm till the last possible minute, planted my feet on the floor and took sluggish steps to the shower. Clean, but still half asleep, I dragged myself back to our bedroom to get ready when I heard, "Hot air balloons!" My sleepy eyes popped wide open in excitement. ⠀ ⠀ Just over the red rock ridge in our vacation home's backyard popped three yellow balloons. The sunshine, recently awakened on this crisp, cool morning shown like a spotlight on the hot air balloons - they were glowing. ⠀ ⠀ If only I could have this sight pop up every Monday morning. Who needs coffee when the excitement of hot air balloons floating across the sky jumpstarts your day? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #makewavesmonday #notaniphonephoto #canont4i #communityovercompetition #amwriting #writersofig #christianwriter #milwaukeeblogger #sedonaescape #risingtidesociety #hotairballoons #redrockhotairballoons #sedonaarizona #visitarizona #hopewriter #liveauthentic #takeinstagramback #instagramadvantage #livefullyalive #youbelong #lifeoflegacy #getaftergrateful #wellwateredwomen #wordbeforeworld #sedona
Here’s to keeping this plant alive. I am usually all about faux plants. I am known to kill 😂. Wish me luck!
Rise and shine! It’s a new week, a new day, it’s a new opportunity to chase your dreams, love others, and shine bright!! Make today the Beat. Day. Ever!! . . Best. Day. Ever. Sweatshirts available on our website! Grab yours today and help us spread the joy! Link in our Bio! . . PC: The amazing @lavendervines! Go check her out! . . #myjoytribe #purchasewithpurpose #bestdayever #getaftergrateful #mondaymotivation #simplejoys #flashesofdelight #womenoffaith #joyfulmamas #gritandgrace #lifelivedbeautifully #familyadventure #shopsmall #theeverydaygirl #feelfreefeed #soworthloving #wildernessculture #girldiscoverers #womenwhoexplore #nothingisordinary #youareloved #familybusiness #ittakesatribe #faithwalk #meetthemoment #alpinebabes #shesrad #theladyalliance
Sharing another little nook in our #nursery ! The place where all the action happens requires lots of cute yet functional storage space. This refinished antique buffet has loads of drawers & we added mercury glass drawer pulls from @amazon for a feminine touch. Cute baskets, handmade wooden shelves and a simple mounted wire mail organizer-turned-diaper & lovie holder finish off the space! #theeverydayexchange #nurseryreno #nurserydecor #neutralnursery #projectnursery
Warm sun, cool breeze. Windows open, fire burning. Productive yet restful. Watching them scooter and laugh in the front driveway. Holding his hand in church. Rejoicing in salvation. Hiking together in the afternoon. Realizing that it’s not always about what you serve at the table but rather just simply showing up and offering presence - the very best nourishment you can give... . #itsthelittlethings #thesearethedays #getaftergrateful #theweekend #thegoodlist
👋🏼 Vancouver! It’s been a slice. This girl’s weekend left me with a lost voice (FYI if I ever go to a wedding and loose my voice then you know I’ve had a good time 😉) and beautiful memories with family and friends. Now, back to reality, snuggles with the hubs and puppy child & answering emails like the #girlboss I am 👊🏻 @mariel_xoxox @mikaelaroxanne #cantstopwontstop #byefelicia #vancity #girlsweekendgetaway . . . . #joyfulbitsweddingdesign #couplesthatworktogetherstaytogether #sweetmoments #petitejoys #weddingplanner #weddingstylist #weddingdesign #happilyeverwild #elopementweddings #myokanagan #joywed #getaftergrateful #alltheprettythings #shesaidyes #bridetobe #wedokanagan #elopementplanner #sheskillingit #risingtidesociety #unconventionalbride #alternativebride
Happy 1st birthday, our sweet, smiley baby Julian! We’ve made it past the first year as a family of four on very little sleep, lots of coffee and take out, and copious amounts of love. ⠀⠀ The thing about this motherhood gig is that you need to figure out what works for you and your family, and what doesn’t. And you have to do it on the go. Here are a few things I’ve learned or realized this past year: ⠀⠀ • Happiness is waking up next to my kids; one in the bed with me, the other sleeping in the crib beside it. • My heart is definitely big enough to carry both of them in it. ⠀⠀ • Adjusting my expectations makes me a more relaxed (and fun) parent. ⠀⠀ • Going with the flow (aka out of our routine) doesn’t result in the world apocalypse. This one is huge for me. ⠀⠀ • Tomorrow is a new day. It’s up to me to get up, show up and try my hardest (again) to be the best mama to my boys. ⠀⠀ • Being a parent to two kids and a business baby (or one, five, seven kids/businesses etc.) is hard work and needs to be taken with a double dose of grace, a gallon of laughter and a bottle of wine. ⠀⠀ • I’m not as patient as I thought I was before I had kids. God bless my ignorance. Luckily, they still haven’t fired me. ⠀⠀ • Mommy rage — that scary emotion New York Times talks about in one of their articles — is real and shouldn’t be taboo. ⠀⠀ What’s in your parenting bible? • • • • • #mama #mamainlove #igotthis #babiesofig #beauthentic #thefutureisfemale #collectmomentsnotthings #uniteinmotherhood #lifewithlittles #workathomemom #momcommunity #teammotherly #motherhoodalive #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #stylishmama #motherhoodrising #momlifeisthebestlife #ohheymama #igmoms #modernmom #mamaofboys #kochamponadwszystko #jestembojesteś #polishmama #celebratelifeeveryday #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy #momentsofmine #darlingdaily #getaftergrateful
🍃🌿🌿3 things 🌿🌿🌿 1) I fell deeper in love with God today. I mean .. mind blown. And so grateful about It. • 2) Didn’t think I could but after tonight I’m even MORE excited, confident, grateful and more in love with being the future Mrs. Wright😘 • 3) my son took this pic of me this morning, and it accurately describes how I feel at this moment after the day I had .. happy, at peace, intentional and more powerful 🙏🏽🙌🏽. He grabbed my phone and said, “say cheese, Mommy!” . Mommy is absolutely saying cheese ❤️