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Meredith Victoria

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Midwest gal living in #nwarkansas . Interior Enthusiast. Hand letterer. Seeker of happiness. Will hug your dog. Appreciator of the tiny bits in life.

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5 years ago today I woke up with butterflies so excited to marry you. ⁠ ⁠ We were surrounded by our nearest and dearest and the whole day was a blur of happiness. We sang and laughed and danced and ate and just smiled so darn much till our cheeks hurt. ⁠ ⁠ My favorite moments with you are when we are listening to music, sharing laughs, sharing our hearts and our favorite memories.  Creating memeories with you is my favorite thing to do.⁠ ⁠ You provide and encourage. You push me to grow and remind me to not be scared (because I’m always so damn scared). To reach higher and to keep on goin’. To be a bad ass (seeing if you're still reading ;))⁠ ⁠ Thank you for making life such a grand adventure.  Happy 5 years bud and cheers to many more
What’s your favorite way to show up for yourself?⁠ ⁠ Is it carving out time for a bath? A book? Calling loved ones? Cooking a favorite meal? ⁠ ⁠ Something less glamorous but life giving like cleaning the kitchen at night so it’s ready for you in the AM? Waking up extra early? Working out? ⁠ ⁠ Maybe it’s a grander gesture like booking a vacation or saving and splurging on an item you’ve been eyeing. ⁠ ⁠ I’m kind of fascinated by this idea. The act of self care and self love. To show up and add a little something to your own ’bank’. It’s not always apparent or clear what we need, but we are all we got. ⁠ ⁠ So let’s show up for ourselves and whisper “I got your back”. I hope you give yourself a little gift today. You deserve it.
This week I’m attending @msrachelhollis rachelhollis rachelhollis #risewknd conference and y’all I’m nervous. ⁠ ⁠ To put it delicately- the past 6 months have knocked me on my ass. ⁠ ⁠ Maybe it’s our fertility journey or moving to a new place. Maybe it’s the growing pains of owning a business that changes locations. Maybe it’s a shifting of my heart or maybe it’s a combination of all of them. ⁠ ⁠ I am in a huge state of unknown.  Transition. ⁠ ⁠ And the gal who clicked “purchased” with all the clarity and fire in her heart, is not with me right now. I feel like a snow globe that has been shaken up. ⁠ ⁠ And for the planner that I am- this is a real inconvenient time to feel blocked. I had invested and taken my leap of faith to propel me even farther forward into my dream. To feel even more jazzed— and here I am like a blinking cursor on a page. ⁠ ⁠ But in all of this I go to my core truth— I love connection. I love teaching. I love meeting new people. And getting excited about things. I love my workshops. And the women I meet. And community. And the collective feeling of growing together. ⁠ ⁠ So I won’t put pressure on this weekend that I will find all my answers, but I hope it nudges me in a direction closer towards my truths.  I hope it gives me some hints and renews me even in the littlest of ways. ⁠ ⁠ And I think that’s pretty darn great. ☕️☕️ Cheers to unknown chapters. ⁠
Life is a series of ‘yes’ and ‘no’⁠ ⁠ Do the thing or don’t. ⁠ Take the trip or stay. ⁠ Try a new hobby or stick with old ones. ⁠ See the person or take time alone. ⁠ Move forward with opportunity or hang back⁠ Commit to something or keep options open ⁠ ⁠ It’s a whole thing. ⁠ ⁠ And what I’ve learned in my short time is that I can’t always bank I will know what deserves a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. ⁠ ⁠ Sometimes I do. Sometimes the choice is real obvious.  Sometimes choices seem fuzzy. Or unsure. Sometimes the answer changes on the season of life’s current chapter. Or the timing of it all. Or feeling like a key piece is missing. ⁠ ⁠ And it’s all okay—⁠ To know or to not know. ⁠ To move forward or to hesitate in the present a little bit longer. ⁠ ⁠ All that matters is we celebrate the “yes” and ‘no’s” that resonate with our truths. That make us feel a little more solid and grounded in who we are. ⁠ ⁠ Who’s with me? ☕️☕️⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas⁠
Home is where the heart is. And where the pup is. And where cozy blankets are calling your name. And fluffy pillows. And it’s full of stuff that inspires you. Feels like you. Reminds you to relax. And rest. And reach for the stars. And to savor the goods you have.  It’s not about square footage. Or the fanciest stuff around. It’s about the heart beats that fill it and the cherished treasure scattered about.  Home is where your heart grows.  #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell  #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas
It’s been a little over 6 months in our new home and it’s been filled with sweetness and growing pains. ⁠ ⁠ Small victories include small spaces that feel like us. That inspire me and make me feel happy when I walk into the room (including our new @juniperprintshop print!) We have nails in our walls that hang some of our favorite items.  Heck, we’ve painted almost 50% of this house. ⁠ ⁠ I’m thankful for these 6 months in our new home and new place. I’m hopeful and excited for the next 6 months to unfold. ⁠ ⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #livethelittlethings  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas⁠ ⁠ 💛💛☕️☕️
What’s placed on your heart?⁠ ⁠ When I share on this little corner of the internet- and it ranges from big to small be it fertility, painting a whole house, moving to a new place, body image- it’s stuff that feels like it’s placed right on top of my heart. It’s what I’m carrying around and thinking about and experiencing. My own little time capsule (and I hope never as emo as a live journal) ⁠ ⁠ And I think there is great purpose with what’s placed on our hearts. Some heart stuff hangs around for years and others placed feel like an epiphany. Instantaneus in that moment and life feels a little bit different. ⁠ ⁠ Some of the stuff placed on our heart is this quiet tapping we haven’t even recognized it’s there. Whatever this week brings- check in with your heart. Get quiet and give it a listen. Maybe you need to call a friend, take a bath, have a good cry, or finally do the thing that’s been nagging at you. ⁠ ⁠ Let’s be good friends and allies to our hearts. ⁠ ⁠ Coffee clinks and hugs ☕️☕️⁠ ⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #livethelittlethings  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas⁠
My goal is to get more comfortable with my “me-ness”⁠ ⁠ Feel good in my skin. ⁠ Find my groove.⁠ Find stuff that works for me that also doesn’t feel crazy high maintenance. ⁠ Own my style. ⁠ Own my quirks (oh, have I got quirks)⁠ ⁠ As cheesy as it sounds, just feel like the most authentic me. Distilled down to my essence and live my truth. ⁠ ⁠ Because don’t we owe that to ourselves in this one beautiful life we have? ⁠ ⁠ I hope to look back one day through the chapters of my life and say-⁠ I’m so happy I was me. ⁠ I’m so happy I took a bet on me. ⁠ I’m so happy I got to know me. ⁠ Learned my struggles, but also discovered and owned what made me shine. ⁠ What lit me up and excited me. ⁠ ⁠ And please know, I’m cheering you on and wishing all the same for you. Because I see it. I see your magic. And I’m so happy you’re here. ⁠ ⁠ Hugs ☕️☕️⁠ ⁠ (#cgmethod day 2. Got some frizz. Got some waves.  Feelin’ Jazzy. Excited to see what’s to come)⁠ ⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #livethelittlethings  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠
I’ve avoided buying a swimsuit like it is my job. ⁠ ⁠ Truthfully, I’m not on great speaking terms with my bod. I’d love to act like it’s all good, but it’s not. I’m mad at her for some things and yet I’m also not treating her the best either. We’ve both changed and I think we have a lot to learn about each other. We’re working on it. ⁠ ⁠ Here’s what I do know- I don’t want to hate being in a swim suit. I don’t want to be thinking about all my imperfections and feeling awful about myself. That’s just silly and it serves no purpose. ⁠ ⁠ Spoiler— it’s not my job to look perfect in a swim suit. My only concern is to have fun. Laugh a little. Soak in some vitamin D (responsibly). ⁠ ⁠ I’m going to focus on how I want to feel and the experiences and/or mindsets that will get me there.  I’m still going to eat chick fila, but I’m also going to keep waking up early and trying to move my body. I’m going to enjoy coffee and wine, but also try to drink more water. ⁠ ⁠ I’m going to keep reminding myself that perfection is an illusion. Experiences are what’s most important. And it’s all about the memories and actions that make us feel good in our own skin. ⁠ ⁠ So I don’t know who needs to hear it, maybe it’s just me, but let’s be kind to ourselves.  We deserve it. ⁠ ⁠ Coffee clinks ☕️☕️⁠⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas⁠ ⁠
Reminder:⁠ Making a house a home takes time. ⁠ And patience. ⁠ And money. ⁠ And heart. ⁠ And coffee. And wine. (Jk... kinda?)⁠ ⁠ At any one time I have at least 5-7 projects I would like to be completing on the house. ⁠ ⁠ Sometimes I feel like this ping pong ball just pinging all over and nothing feels like it’s getting done. ⁠ ⁠ But it’s worth saying that each space that gets a little attention inches us closer to our home. ⁠ ⁠ And maybe for you this means a different area of your life- but same rules apply. ⁠ ⁠ Let’s learn to love and snuggle into the incomplete. ⁠ The imperfect. ⁠ The half done. ⁠ ⁠ Because it allows room for possibility. Hope. ⁠ Change. ⁠ Growth. ⁠ ⁠ And that sounds like a great place to start on a Monday. Cheers to the in-between. ☕️☕️⁠ ⁠ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas ⁠
Highlights from year 31: -Traveling to Europe.  Drinking cafe au lait while looking at the Louvre.  Admiring all the gardens and landscaping even in November.   -Eating german chocolate on rolls with butter. More importantly spending time with our german family and seeing their home.   -Completing our first kitchen renovation and learning to trust my vision.   -Getting the opportunity to live our life in a whole other part of the country. Discovering its beauty and treasures.  -Soaking up all the beauty of Lake Michigan and savoring all of the magic it holds.  -The feeling of true bittersweetness for leaving Michigan and our friends who became like family.   -The beauty of women supporting women and the creative community.  So thankful for my Sistermind ladies.  What I look forward to for 32: -Building a positive relationship and loving relationship with my body.  Embracing strengths and set backs and womanhood.  -Continuing to pursue my passion and wherever that leads me. Pushing myself to try new things and to not play it small (Imagine me going back and underlining that last part).  -Fostering and nurturing the amazing relationships we are blessed with in our life.   -Seeking more love and joy in all things.   Cheers to 32   #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas   
Tomorrow I will complete 32 years around the sun.   I don't think I could have dreamed up the sweetness that we get to call our life.  I wouldn't have predicted living in 3 states in 8 years and stepping away from my career to pursue something that was lying dormant in my heart.  A twinkle in my eye for my cheesy lovers.   And of course I hoped other things would have been part of my story by 32.  There are growing pains.  Challenges.  Things that feel sour. Even now I put this pressure to have more things figured out or solidified, but I know some things just take time.   My friend Lisa (@bikesbikesbaby) sent me this beautiful passage and I'll share part of that stood out.  "You're right where you need to be-- on your path, guided, in just the right place for you today...there is a part of us that knows where we need to be and understands where we really want to go. There's a place in us that has the map, even if our eyes and conscious mind can't see it, can't figure it out, or aren't certain it's there... You're right where you need to be.  Maybe you've been there all along."  And I'm burning that on my heart for year 32.   Cheers.  #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas 
What house projects are you putting off?  We've lived in 6 places together, 3 of which we have owned. Every single house we have owned has had at least a few projects that we procrastinated until we were about to put our house on the market. Painting bathrooms, painting trim, replacing lighting, hardware, etc.   We always quickly hammer out those projects so our beloved home shines to her full potential. And every time we say we wish we would have done that sooner.  Every. Single. Darn. Time.   So I'm trying to be aware of that in our current house. What mini projects am I procrastinating and what can I get moving on to make sure we are living it up? I think that's why I always try and paint quickly (because I like uber neutral walls), so I can let the decorating and other projects unfold a little more organically.   I'm so glad hung these curtains and curtain rods to our family room. Next up, doing a peg rail in the entry in and our bathroom. Then painting our bathroom, laundry, upstairs landing and possibly our closet. And I think some point soon I'm just going to turn into a gallon of paint.   So where my house project procrastinators at? #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas  
I don't know who needs to hear this, but let's kick imposter syndrome to the curb this week.  Let's quietly let our fears give their two cents and then tell them that we have it under control and they can get in the backseat.   Let's push ourselves to reach a little farther, but also give our bodies and brain rest when they've had their fill.  Let's try and eat some vegetables and move our bodies, but also treat ourselves to something that makes us extra happy.  Let's listen to our music extra loud, dance it out, and then throw in our headphones and find our flow.  Let's cross stuff off of our to-do lists and also tack on some new ideas to explore.  Let's go get some shizz done.  Cheers to finding our flow and filling our week with abundant goodness.   #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas 
Yesterday I attended a meetup hosted by @company.club at @hillfolkshop and it brought so many ideas and emotions full circle.   At one point they talked about what responses women gave when asked the question of what they are looking for more support with? Education? Programs?  One word: Transitions.   The in-between. Seasons of life that are fuzzy and unclear. And I immediately thought, “wow, I’m not alone.”   And it was said life is one big constant transition. How true is that?   At this point in time I am waking each morning, taking my basal body temperature, checking in with my body, my damn cycle , my fertility app, my doctor , my medication. I’m checking in with my business and how I want it to look in this season- Am I growing? Where should I be growing? Where should I be spending my time and energy? What am I missing? How can I branch out and make new friends? What do I need to learn? What can I offer? How can I provide for my family?   That’s the story of this transitional time.  Earlier it was learning our new grocery store, using GPS, unpacking boxes. Before that it was giving closure to our chapter in Michigan. Before that it was giving closure and transitioning away from the classroom. Etc. etc.   I know I will continue to transition.   But how can it be less scary? Or daunting ? Or Intimidating? Because it will most likely always be present. A coach in our lives pushing us to do a little more or to try something new, but never giving clear directions.   Y’all, how do we embrace the transitions and let them live within us peacefully and as inspiring parts of our soul? Versus being this scary ball of unknown (just me?)   Asking for a friend.   Cheers to Friday ☕️☕️  #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome
Things I have to remind myself as an adult:  -Change can be a good thing  -Fearlessly be yourself   -Just because something is trendy, doesn't mean you have to like it   -Do things you are bad at   -Reach outside of comfort zones   -Cleaning a little bit each day is way better than one big cleaning session  -Invest in things that truly make you happy  -Take the damn trip  -Talk about scary things  -Sometimes less is more   -Everyone has things they are amazing at and they also have things they struggle with  -Comparison is the thief of joy  -Life will constantly evolve in new ways and lead to new chapters.  Be okay with change  -Life is sometimes foggy, but clarity will come  What do you tell yourself?  Sometimes its just about showing up and moving forward one step at a time.  Coffee clinks ☕   #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas⠀
What are things you do that raise your vibe?  Snuggling Stella, saying sweet things to Phillip (this handsome dare devil Fiddle Leaf fig you see pictured here), and having quality timed with loved ones are a few of my favorite ways.  Or jammin' out to a REAL good song (song recommendations welcome.  I like it all- gimme drake, soulful acapella, somethin' real good beat, pretty much anything that makes a human feel jazzy)  Or jammin' on my planner (where my Leslie Knope fans at?) Kidding, but seriously my @bulletjournal has changed the game for me.   Or seeing kindness happen in the world.  So share em' all and let's raise our vibes.   Hugs   
Things to make your week great:⠀ ⠀ Go for a walk⠀ ⠀ Listen to your favorite song loud and proud (bonus points for singing and dancing) ⠀ ⠀ Drink water.  Lots of it (Y'all this one is so hard for me)⠀ ⠀ Eat your vegetables, but also have some treats. ⠀ ⠀ Read a book you love⠀ ⠀ Share your heart⠀ ⠀ Savor something -nature, a painting, an article, view of someones buns - no judging, just savoring and enjoying⠀ ⠀ Give a compliment (being kind is seriously the best)⠀ ⠀ Give a hug (minimum of 10 seconds.  Heart to heart) ⠀ ⠀ Go do one thing you've been wanting to do - a new hike, coffee shop, restaurant, take a stroll through a new store, anything. ⠀ ⠀ Give yourself rest. ⠀ ⠀ Say something nice to yourself. ⠀ ⠀ What are your favorite ways to make your week great?  Clinks to raising vibes and creating moments of goodness. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #ispyraddesign #aabhome #howyouhome #heyhomehey #apartmenttherapy #homeandliving #ggathome #hgtvmagazine #habitatandhe #hunkerhome #homesohard #myinspiredhouse #cljsquad #myhyggehome #simplystyleyourspace #theeverygirlathome #countryliving #makehomematter #dslooking #kismetcheckoutmyhome #itsadecorthing #breinspired #bhghome #designsponge #showemyourstyled #howwedwell⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight  #theeverygirl #nwarkansas

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