Hey friend! Schedule time for you in your calendar every day. Make it an appointment & DO NOT cancel on your yourself. Get up 20 min early, stay up 20 min late. Do what you got to do, but make yourself a priority. Today and every day from here on out. Ready. Set. Go!
I’m so ready for summer! The minute the weather gets nicer, I’m itching to go to outdoor happy hours and rooftops galore🥂😎 I’m especially excited to go back by the Riverwalk. It’s the perfect place for an after work drink. 👌🏻
Tal vez este sea el último año en que pude repetir esta foto con mi Mateo porque hoy cumplió 7 años y me costó cargarlo así como lo hago desde que era un bebé. . Hoy, mientras buscaba alguna foto juntos, encontré que hemos compartido cada momento desde que era un bebé y comprendí ese lazo tan fuerte, mágico y poderoso que nos une. . Mateo es para mi, esa mañana brillante después de una tormenta, esa aventura llena de descubrimientos, ese abrazo que te reinicia en un segundo, esa sonrisa que te da calma y esas palabras de amor que te regalan esperanza. Es una de las luces en mi vida, la cumbre de mi alegría, mi compañero de bailes, meditaciones, yoga, cantos, cocina, fotos y actuaciones graciosas. . ¡Gracias Dios! ¡Gracias vida! por mi Moicinus amado 💛
It may only be Thursday, but I’m so ready for the weekend! Can’t wait to see @tay_set tomorrow and explore ATL. We’ll be drenched in sweat by the end of the day but who cares. Looks like summer weather is here to stay!🔆
I love these moments with my little. I don’t get very many calm moments from my wild child. When I do, I soak every second up. I’m currently gearing up to go back to work and I’m excited but also terrified to leave my little one. He’s been with me since day 1. I’m excited to practice again and be able to offer my support to other people especially woman pre-during-post partum. It’s something that I am passionate about as you can see from my posts. I’m hoping to post my practice and support groups soon. If I can help one client live with more authenticity and pride, my job is done here. I am beyond honored and proud to do this for a living ✨✨✨If you’re in the Pasadena area and want to join please let me know!!
We dropped my Fertility Jars piece off at Beloit College to be a part of the Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition coming up on June 7. #authenticson wanted a picture taken with his favorite sculptures and made me promise they would be coming home again. It's going to be hard to make my living as a ceramic artist when my biggest fan won't let me sell any work. At least our home will be full of beautiful, soulful pieces of art.
Can you tell they starting fighting one second after I snapped this?? 🤷🏻♀️ Walking/breathing/praying through a M A J O R identity crisis over here. With an almost-four-year-old and a two-year-old and being 32 weeks pregnant and the no sleep and the family stuff and the blended family stuff and the constantly trying to grow stuff and the feeling trapped and the trying to maintain all. the. things....I’m walking a fine line between feeling too much and not enough, wanting more and staying present. I don’t believe God would’ve put such a big dream on my heart if He didn’t plan on helping me see it through, but holy crap do I feel stuck in this season. I can’t seem to find the time to get anything done because things seem to just keep coming up. I don’t know if this is just the season or a story I’m telling myself. I do know the thought of abandoning what I’ve put so much work and heart into makes me want to cry and cry and cry. But so does the thought of sacrificing time with the babies. So here I sit, not doing well at anything because of trying to focus on everything. Ugh. In case you are feeling the same, I’m here too. 💕
An unrelated photo, other than the gloomy mood: on my second day of being home, my beloved 2002 Toyota Camry got hit while street parked in front of my house 😭 luckily the guy and his parents stayed to exchange insurance info, and no one was hurt. The repairs cost more than the value of the car though, so it's time to say farewell. It feels weird to be emotional over a car, but it's been around for so long and taken us so many places--it's even older than my brother! And of course this would happen right as I get home, after my parents spent the winter taking good care of it so it would last another summer and be there for me to drive when I visited 😂 goodbye old friend, and thanks for the adventures 😢 . French word of the day: to get hit by a car--se faire renverser par une voiture (for a car to hit something else is "percuter")
The most fun thing I’ve learned about conscious living is how connected it all is. For me, it started with caring about myself + family and the chemicals I was using in my home. As I learned how conventional products filled with toxic chemicals were not just bad for us, but the environment, my interest in planet care was piqued. I dove head first into environmental issues, and I learned that what was in my closet was a major culprit of climate change. The fashion industry is one of the worst polluting industries in the world, and it’s created a vicious cycle of wanting more and over consuming that the planet doesn’t have the resources to keep up with. This research led me to learn about how poorly garment workers (who are mostly women) are treated, and I didn’t want my money to go towards any brands who were abusing human life like that anymore. . It may seem overwhelming at first, but truly, one small positive change leads to another. Starting is the most important step. . And another amazing perk: each change makes your life better. You’re filled with JOY because the impact of your choices are producing good in the world. You aren’t caught in the trap of over consumption and trying to keep up to feel good enough anymore. You get to know yourself better because you’re asking how YOU want to live your life instead of living it by society’s standards. . It’s a beautiful journey, and all you have to do is start.
It’s truth universally known (around here) that I will be overly ambitious in my book packing for trips and not read one page. HOWEVER I was also *very* extra and used the HECK out of our rental home to take bookstagram photos before the rest of the family got there. So I guess those books had purpose in my bag. But yeah…I read literally 5 pages while we are away for my sister’s (beautiful) wedding. Lots of family time and exploring instead which is okay for me. I yearned to read but sometimes it just doesn’t happen and I’m okay with how I spent my time instead. GOOD INTENTIONS amirite? And let’s just ignore the fact I haven’t posted in over a week, okay? I started to get that panic-y “OH NO THE ALGORITHM MIGHT SMITE ME” feeling but I pushed it aside. I probably could have posted over the trip and since we’ve been back…but I just didn’t feel like it? Just wasn’t FEELING it. And it felt nice because I feel like lately I’ve lived in this “oh I gotta post or the algorithm will screw me over and people will forget about me or not talk to me and ALL THE FOMO” cycle and I feel like I’m slowly but surely breaking the cycle for myself. It’s nice when my posts get lots of engagement and people chat with me a lot but at what cost to myself? I am not going to let all this make me feel bad or stress me out. I want my account to grow, sure, but I’m okay with it at my snail pace if it means I feel peace when I’m on here. Anyways, I finished A Woman Is No Man since I’ve been back (really great read!) and I’m currently reading The Friend Zone which I am LOVING and just dying to read more of tonight. Also listening to the audiobook of You Bring The Distant Near. What are YOU reading??
So, my husband won’t be here much longer. And we’re conflicted on whether or not we should crack this baby open 😂 I don’t want to find out (but I kind of really do!), and my husband has been wanting to find out ever since we went to the private ultrasound to figure this out a few weeks ago. Originally the idea was to send him on his deployment with the envelope to open whenever he feels like it, but now we’re thinking about finding out in two weekends at Rylan’s birthday party so my husband can still be a part of something here at home. I didn’t want to find out, but maybe I’m a bit more weak than I thought I’d be 😬
Life is rarely ever perfect. Tonight as we enjoyed our first night on the back deck I found myself planning all the work that needs to be done, but sometimes, perfect moments are right happening right in front of you and if you’re not careful, you could miss them. We’ve chosen a path for our life, it’s different than many but it’s full of joy, and you know what it’s not full of? Perfect backyards... and I’m perfectly ok with that 🏡🍃
In a world full of no’s, cant’s, shouldnt’s, I want her to be her own yes, can, could. I want her to be fierce. To not be afraid to have a voice of her own. To look past her fears and to accomplish anything she sets her mind too. To know she’ll never be alone in this world. To be unapologetically herself but have room to grow. Most of all, I want her to learn from my mistakes, my failures and everything in between so that she can be a better person than I ever was. ✨
Strawberries are everywhere here in SoCal, and since the whole family can pretty much live off of strawberries— but that excludes me because I much more enjoy tropical fruit—I got almost 10 pounds worth of the stuff for the lowest price ever. 🙊 I do, however, enjoy strawberry as the main ingredient in a drink! So this is going into a boozeless fizzy strawberry cooler. Yes, indeed.
The beginning of the new year I decided I needed some new clothes and a fresh look. My look has stayed the same if you’re wondering? How can I build a new closet, save money,help the environment, and other small business? Could I have it all in one? Yes, yes you can have it all in one 🥰 I started buying second hand. They’re not “new” but new to me. Buying second hand has saved my family so much money, my outfit in my photo was a cost of $8.00! I sell and buy on PoshMark and I shop small consignment and thrift. I am able to help out others with big dreams and small businesses. Such a win! But the bonus is I’m helping the environment, how am I doing that? There are a lot of major brands that have not practice substantial ways of clothing making. Our Rainforests are ripped down to build sweat shops and the rivers are polluted from the dyes and chemicals. I am a Greenpeace 🌈Rainbow Warrior always! If your interested in learning which companies are substantial and practice good ethics do some simple research. We all have an impact on this planet we’re sharing 🌎
Who else loves a yawning baby?!! I always try to take pictures when Emily is yawning (even tho they are had to get a good/perfect picture bc it happens so quickly) They are my fav! 😍 - #yawningbaby#baby#cutie#precious#mybabylove
This girl. Oofda. She is testing the limits lately! She was sick last week and I swear she stored up all of her energy and it is now uncontrollably bursting out of her! I’m so glad she is feeling better, but this mama is worn out! . She spoiled us by being a very compliant and easy toddler. She has always been strong-willed, but thankfully as a toddler she was just never defiant. As she’s gotten older, she will stand up for what she wants even if she knows it’s not what we want. There are good and bad things about this - I’m thankful she’s an independent thinker, but she still needs to follow rules. And this extra burst of energy she had right now is making that difficult for her. I think what I find most difficult about her misbehavior these days, is that she has a little sister watching her and learning from her (which means little sister isn’t as compliant as a toddler 🙈). . I am curious if other parents notice their kids seem to have an overload of energy once they’re feeling better from being sick? .
late last week i brushed past a man wearing the same cheap perfume as the last beast to break my heart. and I felt sick. upset to my stomach, like I physically realised I had finally, after so long, whipped the last favour of him out of me . today I walked two hours against the ocean with a man I've known almost thirty years of my life. I lost an earring somewhere in our track and when I went back hours later to look for it I caught the suddenly new familiar perfume of him . this evening in a hot bath steaming smoke infused salts and clays I inhaled the musked water perfume of myself and realised the scent I loved best. #ayearofjoys (👈I'm joining in!)
🍁 @oratorio_spinone_al_lago @tuttopescalagodiendine @ecodibergamo . . . 🦋Il gioiello architettonico di Spinone è rappresentato dalla Duecentesca chiesetta di San Pietro in Vincoli, unica residua testimonianza di arte romanica sulle rive del lago di Endine. Questa antica parrocchiale, edificata nel XII-XIII secolo quasi a riva di lago, fu ampiamente ristrutturata ed ampliata nella prima metà del Quattrocento. In questa occasione l'asse della chiesa fu fatto ruotare di 90°, tanto che la lunghezza dell'antico edificio religioso ne costituisce oggi la larghezza.L'abside in pietra bianca, nella quale si aprono tre sobrie monofore, seppur leggermente rialzate, appartiene alla chiesa originaria, come pure alcuni tratti di muri esterni in prossimità dell'attuale portale d'ingresso. Nella quattrocentesca facciata, si apro un semplice portale in marmo bianco di Zandobbio, sormontato da uno sproporzionato rosone; di maggiore interesse l'entrata laterale, ricavata accanto all'abside e costituita da una singolare architrave monolitica sorretta da due massicci stipiti in pietra simona (i materiali utilizzati sono chiaramente di recupero, appartenuti presumibilmente alla primitiva costruzione). La grossa pietra tombale postavi accanto e sulla quale sono scolpite due croci (rinvenuta durante recenti restauri) è di più antica memoria. Lo slanciato campanile a cuspide conica in cotto, pur evidenziando una tipica struttura romanica, fu riedificato in età rinascimentale.L'interno della chiesa conserva un deteriorato affresco del 1479 ed altre più tarde figure a mezzobusto dipinte sull'infradosso dell'arco trionfale e raffiguranti "Profeti e Sibille" (sec. XVI)🦋 . . . #instatravel #travelmemories#lifeofexploring #travelingram#travelgram#travelstories#passionpassport#travelgo#wanderlust#mytravelgram#lifeintravel#comeandsee#travelinspired#travelblogger#beautifuldestination#travelbloggerlife#travelstyle#travelpics#travellingthroughtheworld
✳ @pro_loco_castiglione_del_lago @castiglione_del_lago @trasimenoturismo . . . 🐎Ai confini fra Umbria e Toscana sorge un’incantevole borgo costruito da secoli di storia, Castiglione protegge il Trasimeno mentre riflette il suo profilo nelle acque del lago. Il luogo più importante della città è senz’altro Palazzo della Corgna. Inizialmente nato come villa, fu poi trasformato nel palazzo di corte della dinastia. Oggi è sede di importanti attività culturali, ma soprattutto ospita un articolato percorso museale, che illustra le vicende dei della Corgna, dipinte dal celebre pittore Niccolò Circignani detto il Pomarancio. Collegata a Palazzo della Corgna, è la Rocca del Leone; fortificazione militare, edificata a partire dalla seconda metà del XII secolo sui resti di un’acropoli etrusca. La Rocca a pianta pentagonale venne modificata da Federico di Svevia in relazione al segno astronomico del Leone; intorno al 1310 venne aggiunto il Mastio, da cui si domina l’intero perimetro del Lago Trasimeno ed i suoi meravigliosi paesaggi. All’interno della Rocca sono conservati i ruderi di una chiesa intitolata ai Santi Filippo e Giacomo, probabilmente di origine bizantina. All’interno delle mura del castello è allestito un suggestivo anfiteatro ove si alternano spettacoli d’arte per l’intero periodo estivo🐎 . . . #instatravel #travelmemories#lifeofexploring #travelingram#travelgram#travelstories#passionpassport#travelgo#wanderlust#mytravelgram#lifeintravel#comeandsee#travelinspired#travelblogger#beautifuldestination#travelbloggerlife#travelstyle#travelpics#travellingthroughtheworld#igtravel#vacaymode#traveltips#travelfriendly#wheretonext#mytinymoments#littlestoriesofmylife
🐞 @villarealedimarlia @comunecapannori @villeinitalia . . . 💍Riportata negli ultimi anni agli antichi splendori, la meravigliosa Villa Reale di Marlia, alle porte di Lucca, è un complesso di grande bellezza che accolse, nel corso dei secoli, ospiti illustri come il violinista e compositore Paganini e il pittore statunitense John Singer Sargentche ne immortalò alcuni scorci nei suoi acquerelli. La dimora, circondata da magnifici giardini, venne ampliata nel corso del XIX secolo dalla principessaElisa Baciocchi, sorella di Napoleone, che decise di lasciare intatti gli splendidi giardini settecenteschiadornati dal loro bel teatro di verzura incastonato nella vegetazione, e solcati dal suggestivo Viale delle Camelie, ritenuto di elevato pregio naturalistico per le numerse varietà di camelie di epoca ottocentesca.Con la caduta di Napoleone, i duchi di Parma prima e i granduchi di Toscana poi, acuisirono il complesso che successivamente, con l'Unità d'Italia passò a re Vittorio Emanuele che la cedette al fratello Carlo il quale, per poter estinguere i debiti del figlio, vendette la dimora, mise all'asta i mobili ed eliminò molti alberi per ricavarne del legname. Fu grazie all'intervento del conte e delle contesse Pecci-Blunt, che la acquistarono nel 1923, che la villa conobbe uno dei periodi di massimo splendore. Tra gli interventi previsti, i proprietari commissionarono all'architetto francese Jacques Greber la riqualificazione dei giardini che prevedeva la realizzazione di boschi, ruscelli ed un lago che andarono a fare da cornice agli eleganti giardini classici💍 . . . #instatravel #travelmemories#lifeofexploring #travelingram#travelgram#travelstories#passionpassport#travelgo#wanderlust#mytravelgram#lifeintravel#comeandsee#travelinspired#travelblogger#beautifuldestination#travelbloggerlife#travelstyle#travelpics#travellingthroughtheworld#igtravel#vacaymode#traveltips#travelfriendly#wheretonext