We said goodbye to this beautiful view this morning, heading home to a million jobs to do before I leave again tomorrow. “I wonder if the lawn needs mowing” I pondered out-loud in the car, “I wonder if you’re the only person that thinks about mowing their lawn as they head home from holiday?” retorted ed. Am I indeed the only one? In case you’re wondering , yes the lawn did need mowing and it was the first thing I did when I walked in 🏡 Also there’s a little tour of my wee garden in my stories right now, it’s looking ever so beautiful, isn’t nature a marvel?
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This birthday weekend has been my most lowkey birthday weekend to date and I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. Being the mostest that I am, I usually run my birthday for the entire month because why not? . . But in all seriousness, my birthday really is a celebration of the 5 most influential people in my life: . . 1) Jesus. Through His life, death, and resurrection, I can face my future with confidence and hope. That my identity is founded not on my accomplishments or my shortcomings, but on Jesus’ love. This has been the biggest gift I’ve had to unpack this year and I’m so grateful that I get to be sharpened by it. . . 2) My husband. Who bears the image of Jesus in our home and in our marriage. Every morning, he provides for us and protects us with so much sacrificial love it pains me sometimes😭 His heart for people is SO evident that serving them and cultivating intentional community is at the forefront of his life goal - not making dolla dolla bills, but making life-giving, heart-sharpening, mind-engaging relationships. And from his example, I see and I learn Jesus’ heart for people. . . 3) My parents. Who loved each other so much they decided to bear fruit with their love (x3) 💁🏾♀️ They raised us to serve others before serving ourselves and modeled in their marriage what that looks like. They provided (ok, maybe spoiled) us with good gifts in life but reminded us that the best gift is still Jesus Himself. . . 4) My siblings. My best friends and favorite people to play board games w. They are loving and generous and fierce and intelligent. They give a piece of their heart away in friendships because they love so deeply and care so passionately. . . 5) My mentors. Who sharpen and challenge Mitchell and I day in and day out, despite our long distance relationship. Their character and posture in their faith, marriage, parenting, ministry, and business, make Mitchell and I so hungry to listen in and learn how they obey God to get
“And yet, And yet! We believe in love because we want to believe in it. Because really what else is there, amid all our glorious follies and urges and weaknesses and stumbles? The magic, the hope, the gorgeous idea of it. Because when the lights go out and we sit waiting in the dark, what do our fingers seek ? “ ❤️. “The Last Romantics” is a story about four siblings who suffer the traumatic loss of their father as kids. The book follows their lives and how their relationship changes over the years. The story jumped around a bit because it goes from past to present often and I felt like it wasn’t a transition that was written smoothly.What held my attention was how beautifully this book is written. Conklin writes with great insight into these distinctly different characters’ lives and they felt very real. Conklin writes about what love really is in regards to family because familial love is hard - it’s one of the greatest loves, but it’s also the one that hurts the most.
I was sitting outside at a coffee shop working earlier today, and overheard two early college-aged gals chatting while looking over their phones. For 45 minutes, they each scrolled through what I’m assuming was instagram, and the only conversation was “she’s so pretty” “she’s even prettier in real life” ugh I wish” “why is she so perfect” and my mind wandered to what the rest of those thoughts probably were, “she’s prettier than me”, “I’ll never look like or be that”, “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not worth it” “my life sucks”—all thoughts we’ve, more than likely, all had at some point. 📱 I wanted to grab their phones and throw them under the truck that was driving by because there is a two-fold problem here. First, I would tell them to go ride a bike or play with some puppies and dig real deep and talk about the gifts, talents, opportunities, and abilities they have been created with and given. Then, I would tell them to brainstorm ideas of how they can use that list of amazingness to positively impact their peers, life-circle and eventually the world they are given. I would tell them to consider the time and opportunity they are wasting with their faces glued to their phones AND the toxicity they are allowing to take root in their hearts with each word and thought of comparison. 🖤 Those thought and those words, as trivial and fleeting as you may say or think them, are manifesting and creating your belief system; shaping your ENTIRE world view. YOU, and the purpose and God you are created for, deserve you being a good steward of the gifts and badassness you are. So stop wasting time looking around at what you seemingly don’t have, get off your phone, check your thoughts, consider your words, self-reflect, and go impact your world. Maybe this only resonates with me? #cokerconvos#dashseniors
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It's starting up! Today is the first day of the Simply Profitable Summit! I won't be on until Thursday, but until then, SO many amazing speakers will be on. If you want to up-level your design business, I highly suggest you sign up. It's free anyway and most of it you can listen to while you design away 🧡⠀ ⠀ The link is in my bio! Sign up!⠀ ⠀ What are some things you'd like to get better on in your biz?
GIVEAWAY!!! 🌱✨ - Happy Earth Day, friends!!! 🌎 Do you love the Earth? Do you love keeping your daily routine sustainable and eco-friendly? Do you love @shethinx as much as I do? Do you want to win a limited edition pair of @shethinx undies in the color “ocean” that just released today?! Follow the requirements below to enter! - Requirements: - Must be following me and @shethinx - Must like this post! - Must answer the question box that is LIVE on my STORY right now! - You can repost this photo on your story & tag me for extra entries!! - Giveaway will run for 24 hours and I will announce the winner on my feed post tomorrow!! 🌱✨ #ad#thinx#shethinx
HABITS 🐜 In my latest blog (link in bio 😉), I talked about the 5 reasons why having a routine works and how it can aid you in reaching your goals. In this little video I explain why developing positive habits throughout your day can actually allow your mind to focus on other things that may be more important in the future. Having a routine will not only give clarity with your goals but it will also allow your day to go more Swift like Taylor. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle) What daily habits do you guys have? P.S sorry for the small captions. The IT department have been notified of this and the mistake will be rectified for future videos 👍🏾
Hello Monday! Hello you all! I am writing from my terrace so I can’t be happier! (Actually this amazing tiles are from a cute café I always go with my flamenco pals) Wishing you an excellent post-Easter week . I am trying to keep myself away from the cakes, donuts and chocolates at home but I can’t 😆Too much leftovers 🌸🌸🌸 #createandcultivate#mtlblogger#ihavethisthingwithtiles#ihavethisthingwithfloors
As my littlest person dunks herself in the deepest of bubble baths, I’m sneaking on here to share a snap of the sleepy back streets of Stow from earlier today. Somewhat of a failed expedition when we found the art store closed 😱, but, there was just enough time for a quick peek in Cutter Brooks before heading home. Super flash visit to Bourton after, swerving the tourists for a take out coffee and fresh loaf from our favourite bakery. Also, is it wrong to play music reallllllly loud down the high street as a *mark your territory, pee like a puppy* expression of being local? Never gets old. 😆
I love this chaotic yet joyful photo of the three of us!! We had such a wonderful Easter filled with friends and family✨🐣🐰!! . . . I have to admit that last Easter was a hard time for our family, and I wasn’t sure what God had for us !!! But I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father knows the many trials and gifts we will face.... And I am thankful for this truth that I have seen time and time again in our family “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” I don’t have it all together by any means, but I am extremely blessed, and I do have a perfect Heavenly Father that always loves me, and cares for me!! I have a Father that went to the cross conquering sin so I can have eternal life in Him!! So I am grateful, and I am grateful for all He has done in this past year!! So Happy Belated Easter you are deeply loved!! 💛☀️
“God is within her, she will not fall.” Psalm 46:5 I want to share what I have been studying this past week with you all. I’ve been reading about Deborah and the Lord placed this in front of me: As the Lord begins to direct you to embrace your calling and staring in your heart for his purpose for you, I believe that you will begin to see yourself as a woman of influence, conviction, and power! // Girl, you are needed for His Kingdom! You are a walking testimony! You are a light in dark places! You are a world changer! 🙌🏼 🔥
✳️Sample Sock Knitter Needed✳️ I am looking for a sample knitter to knit a pair of socks using my Moonshadow and Sunburst sock set. Sample will be used as a display at trunk shows and sales. I will pay you in yarn! Due to running a small business and mothering four small children I am unable to knit ALL the things! Please email me email@example.com with your info and your IG handle. I will only be picking one knitter at this time. BUT will be looking for more sample knitters in the near future so please check back often. . . . . . . . . . #sampleknitter#knitallthethings#knitter#knittersofinstagram#knittersgonnaknit#knit#makerlife#makersgonnamake#ourmakerlife#handcrafted#pursuewhatislovely#pursuepretty#handcrafted#handmadeisbest#handmadeincanada#beauthentic#bedeeplyrooted#crochetersofinstagram#creative#creativelifehappylife#thehappynow#thatsdarling#colours#instafashion#socks#sockknitter#homemade#momboss#mompreneur#indiedyer
Join us at the Collide office TOMORROW for a Make-it party where we will work on decor for our upcoming event. No need to be the "artsy type" (although if you are, please come!!), we have plenty to do for anyone who can follow some simple directions and wants to have a fun evening with some amazing ladies. ✏️✂️📐 The fun will be at 1416 N. State St. Bellingham at 6pm TOMORROW.
@michellelmyers ’s posts always encourage me as a believing entrepreneur, and this morning she was spot on (shared it in my stories). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will fess up that being a Christian entrepreneur is hard on this “hustle hard” and “girl boss” centered social media world. These ideas go against the core of my belief system. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even sharing this, as I type, part of me is thinking “you can’t post this- what will your followers think” - yeah, that actually is a concern that raced through my mind for a second. But the reality is that this little square life is a tiny fraction of my real world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A world with disease, special needs and one big great God who has called me to a different way of living. So... back to @michellelmyers if you are a believing entrepreneur and are looking for a community of like minded women who want to honor God with their families and business you HAVE to go check her out. You will most likely find yourself nodding like crazy and wondering where she’s been all your life 😂
Lately, my sister & I have been checking out some cute coffee shops around LA. Today on the blog, im sharing a few of my favorites! 🙌🏼☕🌼 Head to the link in my bio to find 5 shops you need to add to your list + let me know below which one you're checking out next! 💕
I hope that everyBUNNY had an amazing bank holiday?🐰🌸 This is my Easter brunch with all of the eggs, chocolate hot cross buns & pancakes...aka a chocoholics absolute dream.🐥I usually find Easter Sunday the most boring day of the year but this one really has been THE BEST: first bbq of the year with friends and non stop cocktails in the sun. My heart feels so full💖
It feels as though the bank holiday weekend is over in a flash and that's not just because I've no hot cross buns left. We've had so much fun as a little family and I already can't wait for next weekend when Arran is home and we're back as a three again 💫 . Turns out @emmyymayy can take a decent photo ⭐