It’s okay that your life doesn’t look like her’s or his or their’s. It’s okay that your life doesn’t look like what you thought or hoped it would look like. Because life isn’t about that picture perfect idea you’ve dreamed up in your head. Life isn’t about a flawless Instagram feed or children who listen every time you ask them to do something or a happily ever after storybook romance. ✨ It’s about the simple and gentle moments that you make you thankful to be alive. It’s about the day to day things and people that you invest your time in. It’s about hope and contentment and faith and longing and sharing. It’s about being grateful for what you have, while striving for more. It’s about acknowledging how much you’ve learned while knowing how far you still have to go. It’s about teaching others while remaining teachable yourself. It’s about progress, not a finish line. ✨ Because when you’ve finally gotten to that place that you’ve always wanted to get to, when you finally reach the peak, there’s nowhere else to go. That’s as good as it’s ever going to get. So I hope I never peak, I hope I never reach the top. I’d rather keep climbing. And help anyone else that I can along the way. 💜
Napa Lantern Parade here we come! All finished with creating it. It was lots of work and fun!! Come and join us at 6:30 at Main Street Boat Dock for the Lantern Parade! And if you see me in the crowd, don’t be shy and come say hi!!😀👍
Excitement Glore 😁 23 days and counting until the next big sewing event for me 👉 Handi Quilter Academy Down Under at the fabulous Gold Coast with amazing classes with Angela Walters @angelafmq of Quilting Is My Therapy, this is going to be totally awesome 👏 👏👏 @thequiltersplanner #qpbestyearever2019#sewingevent#creativelifehappylife Photo Credit: Angela webpage
Motherhood is exhausting and tests my patience more than anything ever has. As a result, some days the only painting I can fit in are a couple layers in my sketchbook or a few drips on a canvas. But those few moments in my studio bring me so much joy, and in return, make me a better mom to my kids✨
@blessedonbluefinch has us ready to put up ALL our Valentine's Day decor right this minute 😍 We're definitely going to be recreating that pretty heart wreath! Do you decorate your kitchen for Valentine's Day?
After painting over a hundred acrylic ornaments this past holiday season, I knew I had found a newly discovered love for acrylic! And with wedding season approaching, I wanted to design unique creations for a client’s special day! • Acrylic table numbers will be available in a variety of designs and colors to rent soon! Different colors and designs to match the seasons and wedding theme! 💒💗 • • • #wedding#michiganbride#detroitwedding
Hello, friends! It was a great day in the office and now Zack and I are unwinding with our latest show. If you aren't watching "You", you're missing out on an amazingly creepy show. It reminds me of a very sloppy Dexter, and I'm positive Dexter would hate everything about Joe.
Y’all, where is the sunshine? ☀️ If you are living in Tennessee I’m sure you’re wondering where it is. It seems like everyone has been moody (maybe lack of vitamin D 🤷🏻♀️) and tons of people around us are getting sick 😷. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, we’re over here getting serious about gratitude! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s so easy to fall into the negative energy that is around you, but if you write down what you’re grateful for and then look for all of the little blessings throughout the day, YOUR gratitude will serve as a shield to ward off negativity✨🙌🏼💓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is with us?! 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏻♀️👩🏻🦰If you don’t already have one, choose your gratitude journal today. (Link in our profile)
Do you feel like you're disappointing someone? Or not doing your best? . This in return can cause unnecessary stress. In fact, it can even be affecting not only your personal and professional life but also impact your mental and physical health. . There are millions of approaches out there. Billions of podcasts and YouTube channels. And yet, you and me, we're never like anybody else. We don't experience or perceive the same book, video or podcast the same way. . CHANGE YOUR APPROACH Especially when it comes to your environment, I'd invite you to approach certain matters at work and in life differently. . I call it the AWESOMENESS APPROACH - #aa 😊 . Imagine this... Do you talk to somebody who annoys you and you can't just turn around and leave? Look at him as your TEACHER. What can you learn or take away from this person or situation? And don't put any energy into your overreacting and programmed way of doing it the usual way. WHY AWESOMENESS? Because it's already awesome when you realize that this reaction gives you exactly zero value! WHY APPROACH? Because it's all about SHIFTING YOUR MINDSET. . And trust, it doesn't matter if you are in an office, at a beach or anywhere else. Your way of looking at things comes with you. No matter in which company you're. Or who you talk to. Because the so-called trolls are everywhere. Like your mind. It's up to you to CHANGE THE CHANEL into #aa or keep playing the same record. And yes, you might say: that's not so easy. Well, it's FOR YOU exactly the way you gonna tell yourself it's gonna be. EASY! #AA . And no matter when you gonna start creating the feeling of not doing your best or disappointing someone while facing some shizzle, just think about #aa and SHIFT What is this/she/he teaching me? OWN YOUR POWER .
Loads of information, broken up with images! Sometimes, the use of eye catching images can make sure that the information is read. Can't wait to continue to work on this project after it was put on hiatus due to expansion for the company.
Omg I was cruising Pinterest (as I always do) and I stumbled across this BEAUTIFUL pattern!! I'm utterly obsessed ✨ trying to find a way to cover my entire world with this magick. If anyone knows the artist please let me know!
Even after five years in business, we’re still getting used to how our to-do lists ebb and flow — especially when we’re working on exciting additions to our business. ✍🏼 One philosophy we live by is: Always be sure the foundation of your business — your products, services, pricing, process, and schedule — are as solid as can be BEFORE adding more to your business. That way, you can continue serving your customers well, while you add exciting layers to your business. Yes, it requires some patience — but you’ll be so glad you waited. 👭 One project we waited YEARS for was our #wggworkshop — a workshop we created specifically for designers who are eager to experience financial success and sustainability. We simply couldn’t add this layer to our business until we had fully experienced years of simply running our business. ✍🏼 All this to say, there is so much value in learning to run your business well. It’s natural to want to add new layers, but you’ll be so grateful you took time to master the basics first! We know we are! 👭 The details of the With Grace and Gold Workshop will be announced in just over one week! We are SO excited about how the workshop has molded after its first year! ✨ Could you please do us a favor and comment below if you’re a designer — or tag a designer you believe would benefit from our workshop? ⬇️
As biz owners we live for those exciting days. The days that fire us up, get us thinking about the big picture and get our mindsets back where they need to be when we’ve been in a little bit of a funk. Today was one of those days and I’m just so dang thankful for all that we have brewing! New projects, new connections, new interview opps, new adventures in the works, new launches from our community members we’ve gotten to celebrate. All. Of. The. Things!!!💗
Ever had one of those nights where you just don’t sleep 😴 that was my last night so... in spirit of seize the day and make some lemonade I went for a walk just on sunrise and saw all of these guys!! . = winning morning
Giving away one of these ear warmer crowns in the Facebook group. Join when you get a moment 💕 Link is in profile. . . 🌿 Want to win shop credit? Like and comment on our photos throughout the month for a chance to win! The more likes and comments, the more chances you have at winning. One winner will be chosen at the end of the month. You must be following us to win. 🌿
Every have those weeks where everything feels like it's going wrong and you just want to curl up and hide? That's this week for me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My husband has been away from work, my toddler has decided that sleep is overrated, it's been crazy hot here and I'm left exhausted!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although I have a to do list a mile long, I've decided to slow down this week and rest. I've had a few naps while bub sleeps, spent some time pampering myself, enjoyed 2 lunch dates with my little guy, started watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and just all round taken a break.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to know what I have realised from it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even with all the time out from work, I have still managed to get through every necessary item on my to do list! Best part, I've managed to avoid burnout while doing it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The way I made this happen was by cutting out the "busy work". You know the things... Those tasks that make you feel productive but really don't get you anywhere? Endless social media scrolling, "research" that is actually just randomly browsing the internet, tweaking your website for the millionth time... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Please tell me it's not just me that does these things? 🙈)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All of this is to remind you to take a break every so often and do something just for you. You won't regret it at all, and it will make you a better business owner, partner, mum, everything! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you favourite ways of self care and looking after yourself? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *And now I'm going to take a nap again!*⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀