This picture hits me in the feels. It’s just such a lonely but lovely picture. And it speaks to me on so many levels. I have been the sole parent to my kiddo since he was just a nugget of a heartbeat. We’ve been through so much together, and it has been insanely hard. But we’re together, and we are each other’s source of strength. We are now a family of 3, with the addition of my significant other who officially joined our family in 2018. He’s been my dearest friend for 5 years, and I look forward to more pics of the 3 of us together. This is a random ramble influenced by insomnia and possibly Marmite toast. Art credit: @93.minho (Thank you for this beautiful work)
The holiday season is upon us and I am in love with December because of all the parties and get togethers...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🥳Hosting lets me get creative... and Attending gives me a really great excuse to spend time in front of the mirror. As a busy mom, that does not happen on the regular!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎊What's your favourite? Hosting or Attending parties?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kidspartygoals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partygoals⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partylife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partyplanner⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momblogger⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthdaygifts⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partyinvitations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthdayinvitations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invitations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeinvitations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invited⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invite⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partyplanner⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #partykids⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #canadianblogger ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momblog ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yyzmom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #torontomom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thepursuitofjoy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #instamom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momlife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #creativemama⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #holidays#partyplanner#parties#tistheseason#christmas#motherhoodunplugged#parenting#celebration
Sometimes it feels like all I post at the moment is pictures of my work 😂 but you know all those spring and summer photos I love taking of flowers and blossom and blue skies are a bit tricky at the moment. Our Christmas tree while lovely isn’t very photogenic and I haven’t made any handmade garlands or anything 🤷♀️ My little ones are bundled up in layers of coats and random hats and none of it seems very picturesque- but I know that we will look back at the photos, the seeming chaos and the cold and feel grateful for this winter of 18/19. You may just have to wait a few more months for more interesting photos 😂#weaveallthebooks
These little cuties... this was the easiest & shortest photo session we’ve EVER done with them. 📸 (Unlike every other year.... 😂) I’ve been enjoying photography so much, that I decided to take these ourselves, and it worked out great! Later I’m going to share some editing tips for achieving great photo backgrounds... Stay tuned! ✨
I talk all the time about how young living has changed our home and the quality of our life 🙌🏾🖤 But I’m sitting here reading stories from our team on how it’s providing for their families and I am reminded how grateful I am for this business!! Whatever your dream may be — affording healthier products for your family, paying your mortgage each month, taking your dream vacation, going to NYC to eat all the things (just sayin 😂), you can absolutely do it with young living! What would an extra income do for you and your fam? Wanna run with us? Reach out & I’ll add you into our biz class! 🤘🏾
I’m so excited to be sharing my first “Women in AWE” blog post! In these posts, I will be featuring women who life the AWE (awake, well, and empowered) lifestyle and feature them on the blog. . I hope their stories inspire you to live Awake, Well, and Empowered by offering you a glimpse of what living #intheawe actually looks like. . First up is Maile Parker of @stoneandspark. I fell in love with her jewelry when I came across her booth at @doterra last convention. I also love the mantra behind her business and the purpose she has given to her products. . Please visit my blog (find link in bio) to read all about her and get inspired to get your AWE on. . ALSO, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to @stoneandspark! How to enter: 1. Follow @stoneandspark 2. Comment below with an example of how you live Awake, Well, and Empowered in your own life. AND 3. tag a friend who inspires you or who you want to inspire to live #intheawe. . Contest ends Dec. 20th at midnight CST! Contest winner will be announced on Friday the 21st. • • • #giveaway#oildiffusingjewelry#womeninspiringwomen#womensupportwomen#womenentrepreneurs#creativepreneur#creativemama#awakewellempowered
"I’m so confused." - A while back I was in a power vinyasa yoga class and this was my thought. - For those of you not familiar with this type of “practice,” power vinyasa is basically hot, hard yoga. (In yoga, everything is called a practice. Why? I am not exactly sure. So, I stick to the word 'class,' otherwise I feel like a yogi poser who really does not know what they are talking about.) - Have you ever stepped off a plane in a hot climate to a wall of hot, humid air? That is what it feels like when you open the door to a heated power yoga class. - Anyways, in heated vinyasa yoga you move through a series of (hard) poses in (excruitaing) heat—at first holding the positions agonizingly long and then moving through them fast. On this particular day, the teacher wanted to make the class better (or harder), so she created a sequence of complicated steps. But, in the teacher's efforts to bring more interesting detail to the class, she accidentally initiated confusion. - And then I gave up. - We do this with our writing sometimes, We overcomplicate matters which leaves our readers confused and then they bolt. - Want to know 5 simple copywriting tips that you can implement today? Check out my new blog post! Link in bio 🤗. #tuesdaytips
I love this artwork — Lots of love went in to creating it. I remember the night I sketched out this on my computer and brought it to life — Maggie had gone to sleep and I was determined to get it done 💪🏼😭 I think I got to bed about 1.30am that night (does anyone else HAVE to start and finish something in one sitting?) I was so tired, but it’s the only time I have when noli isn’t destroying something or doing something dangerous in my office 😂 It’s hard being a creative and having a baby — but this is what I LOVE to do. —— If you buy from my Etsy store - I hope you’ll see the love in my work 🧡 Each has been created and penned with intention and thought about how it may bring joy to you x —— I’d love if you’d check out my page @themagnoliacollective_ and my store — you can find me on etsy by searching ➸ themagnoliacostore
This beauty was posted to the USA 🌎🗽🛫 My customer was a dream and so lovely to work with. I felt so proud and honoured to create such a special piece for her to gift to her Mom 🙏🏽💫❤ . www.nataliegaynordesigns.co.uk
Who is ready to make big things happen for 2019. Let's do this! Step out of your comfort zone and send the universe the message that you are serious. . . If you are serious about taking your biz to the next level, snag your tickets to @altsummit ! Link in bio! Use code GLITTERMINDSET to save $50 on your ticket. Tickets are only $699 right now, which drops it to $649- insane deal.
It was so fun putting together the winter wonderland Whimsy and Wonderland Paper Club Box 😍 with all things Narnia. (See the full contents on my IGTV) 🎄There are two more days to sign up for this month’s Upside Down box if you want it to arrive with you/ your recipient before Christmas! www.whimsyandwonderland.zoeprose.com
I’m exhausted but still feeling wired from a fabulous day of stepping into my brave edges, and can’t quite make it into bed yet...! I really loved sharing @seasoulblessings at the Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands. It still felt quite scary, but it was easier than last time - which always seems to be the way with those brave edges...! Look at me all proud as punch on my stand (in my lovely new swishy sea jacket and slinky @progettoquid dress that I got myself in the sales on our weekend away - and my beautiful and magic Sea Soul necklace from @stuffmadefromthings - I love it!) Thankyou SO much to everyone who came and said hello, and paused to hear their very own message from the sea, and maybe even brought themselves or their loved ones something lovely - although truthfully I didn’t really mind if anyone brought anything or not, because I just loved doing the readings and sharing that little pause and sea wisdom. I’m still taking UK orders until Tuesday if you want them in time for Christmas...! #seasoulblessing#storyofmum#workingmama#creativemama#bravemama
There is beauty in building bridges, extending love and compassion to folks who differ from you. EVERY one of us is CONNECTED. When you discover the radical, healing and affirming power of God’s love, your heart is transformed. ALL forms of life are sacred, our siblings, not separate from us. ✨ Thank you for this beautiful work @knotsandjots and your powerful words: #repost @knotsandjots with @download_repost ・・・ Even though I sometimes wish I grew up completely immersed in Puerto Rican community, I am also extremely grateful that in its absence I was able to find community with so many people outside of my own culture and race. --- Those relationships have forced me to see beyond the superficial bonds of sharing skin tones or countries of origin and to grasp onto other things like shared values, shared struggles, and shared hope. They have also helped me see beyond my own tradition and culture and allowed me to experience many others that treasure the same values, mourn similar struggles, and celebrate the same hope in so many different, beautiful ways. --- To every person in my life that shared their culture, their traditions, their stories with me, thank you for sharing your beauty and strength with me. --- #diversitymatters#diversityandinclusion#creativesforchange#artivism#creativemama#creativesofcolor#painteddenimjacket#paintedjeanjacket#painteddenim#paintedjacket#denimjacket#latinacreators#mayaangelou#mayaangelouquote
I finally finished a big batch of witch bottle necklaces! I’m getting them ready to send off today. . It all took way longer than I expected... which is great! . Since I’m in the iteration phase of developing this product, I am collecting valuable information about cost, time, and process as I make multiple versions of them. . This all helps me to realistically manage my expectations for this type of work. Which helps me make better plans and goals for future work. . By making these initial necklaces for my first customers, I now realize that these custom pieces are truly a premium product... . They are not just necklaces... they are magical talismans that require a thoughtful, loving process in order to construct them. . Each custom necklace comes with the following elements: . 1. Specifically requested chains and bottles 2. Ingredients like gems, herbs, sigils, and flower essences that are individually chosen to match your intention 3. A list of ingredients explaining the purpose of each 4. Instructions on how to charge your necklace 5. A blessing and affirmation written specifically for you . I’m taking orders for custom necklaces in the New Year... message me if you are interested!
Assemblage Art A few weeks ago, I dove into another creative adventure. I promised myself that it was time to get back creating! If you are a creative; your head is always going, fingers are fidgety and your body wants to be in motion doing something. Then you start a process and once your in the zone, it is THE best feeling! This is my assemblage project that I entitled - 'family'. I am going to enter it in the student show & why not! The point here - dont get hooked up on age, follow your passion, make time for it, stay curious and do! (I also made some new friends) #museofmidlife#inspire#inspiration#influencer#creative#creativemama#assembage#level50
Doing something today that all moms get judged for. ✨ SCREEN TIME. ✨ When my oldest woke up this morning with a fever, she quietly ate her pancakes, then tearfully said she wanted to lay on the couch. Who am I to fight that?? So if you need me today, I’ll be snuggled on the couch with my littles watching PAW Patrol 💜 ✨ Today is the LAST day to order *marbled mugs* in time for Christmas! The last shipment is going out TOMORROW! Shop link in bio
5 years ago, Jason and I hosted his company’s Christmas party when we were stationed in Colorado. . We wore matching ugly sweaters and I was very pregnant with Evelyn. . 2 days later after that photo was taken, she was born. . Today we hosted Evelyn’s 5th birthday party where all of her friends made their own “ugly sweaters”. . Jason and I wore the same sweaters from before. ❤️ . It was so fun and so special for us!! . HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our babe!! And happy “parent anniversary” to us! . (More documentation to come in my stories!)
Today, in Stories, I talked about approaching the Bible as a beginner. How do we not get frustrated when it seems like there’s so far to go? There’s always far to go; we are never going to figure it all out (1 Corinthians 13:12). But a practical thing that has revolutionized my life has been talking through and about the Scriptures with others. Do faith in community. Hear what the Holy Spirit is revealing to others. (He is the teacher, after all!) My understanding of the Bible has grown so much since making this part of my life. Check out stories for the rest of the conversation and tag your theology-loving friend and tell them thanks for how they enrich your life!