We have changed locations once again, from downunder to the middle of the globe, as my family and I are back in the tropics of my home town! Long trip it was but totally worth it and our daughter Alani behaved like a champion the whole way... Here a close up of a Heliconia rostrata painting I did a few weeks ago, to welcome the tropical vibes and wish you a great start of the week! ❤️
Tonight it happened. A moment I knew eventually would come but I never knew just how much it would hurt my heart. She uttered the words “mom, I hate my legs and my belly, the other girls at dance are smaller than me and I see them stare” I swallowed and a lump formed. She said it with tears in her eyes as she tugged at her shirt. She was uncomfortable and I could tell she was holding this in for a while. 😥
My sweet Emma Rose. You are perfect the way you are. God made no mistakes when he made you. You are strong and beautiful. You have strong legs that will carry you through life and a body that is growing healthy and strong every day. Be grateful for that.
Love yourself. Accept yourself just as you are. Please don’t waste your life feeling not good enough, ugly, uncomfortable and ashamed. For THAT would be not only a waste of your life but so incredibly inaccurate.
I wish she could see herself through my eyes, feel the love I have for her with my heart for then she would never doubt herself again.
I will not let my daughters have body issues. I refuse to have them feel the way I felt and waste their lives hating their bodies. NO WAY. NOT A CHANCE.
We did some affirmations about her body and she went to bed feeling proud, strong and happy. That smile said it all. We will do them until she believes them and until she sees herself exactly as she is, perfect.
I have a heavy heart but I know my own journey has prepared me for this. I am not there 100% but I’m close. To anyone who feels less than, you’re perfect, you’re beautiful and you are more than enough.
All the love ❤️
I’m so sorry for this not so fun picture today. This wasn’t what I though freedom would look like when the kids went back to school this week. But if I’m going to keep it real around here......this has been my big adventure today. Getting caught up on two and half weeks worth of clothing. 🤦♀️
What were you guys up to today?
Our last day in Nice was a dream. We started off the morning making our own custom perfume and cologne (which was pure magic)🌿, continued on to stroll the streets of Old Nice, took an afternoon swim in the sea 🌊, and giggled the evening away because sometimes we’re wildly inappropriate 12-year-olds. This photo pretty much sums it up.⠀
Missing the sea already, but always happy to be home sweet home. ❤️
Friends are all around IG acting sad because they are dropping their kids off for the first day of school and I’m all like 💃 💃 is it 9am yet??? 😬 I’m really excited to get back on routine and even more excited that I found the sweetest gal, @ms.jennifer.lee, to help me with some blog work. She happens to love photography too and snapped this photo of me and my babies in the playroom😍 Of course I will miss my babies, but they will only be gone for a few short hours. #homeofmalones @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2x3bI #liketkit @liketoknow.it.family #37weeks
Playing around with more color combos today🏮🌸. Do you have a cool quote/lyric/phrase that you’d like to see lettered? I’m now taking submissions! All you have to do is either comment below or slide into those DMs 😉.
🎉As promised, the @lucisattheorchard gift card giveaway is happening NOW!🎉⠀
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Winner will be announced August 29, 2018✨
Any other moms feel like they keep picking up the same toys over and over?!? I pick something up only to turn around and see three things i picked up 5 minutes ago back on the floor! 😂😂😂
I have been cleaning out “stuff” in our house and feeling so free every time I take things to donate that weren’t making our life easier, richer, more fulfilling, or better. I love it!!
Kids stuff coming next! Somehow that’s harder!
Thought long and hard about putting him in preschool this year but not regretting my decision to soak up these last few months with just him at home during the day for one single second. 😍 #thegriffgriff#thesearethedays // 📷: @christi.lee.photography
Sweet little auburn haired Samantha wearing the Orchard Suspender Skirt in Cherry Blossom pink! 🌸 This skirt is such a great layering piece for fall, and can be tied in a variety of ways! ..........
✨If you haven’t yet, comment on my last post to enter to win $10 credit to the shop!✨
.......... Take a look at the highlights to find the Fall Lookbook! Fall products launch Monday!
My heart is so happy right now because I helped reunite a dog and it’s owner. This neighborhood I am a part of came together- community is everything! Check out my stories for details 🐶 •
Side note- this tank is on sale right now 😜 Screenshot this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop http://liketk.it/2x380 #liketkit @liketoknow.it
If it’s teaching her and it’s messy then it is a double win for me 👍🏻👍🏻
Our spelling bin is a huge hit around here already and so easy to put together! We do chalk writing/erasing, sprinkle/salt trays, stamp lettering, play-doh words, and Lola’s ultimate love: shaving cream, ALL the shaving cream ☁️
Today is your day.
You're off to great places
You're off and away
You've got brains in your head
You've got feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any
Direction you choose
You're on your own
And you know what you know
And you are the guy
Who'll decide where you go
Out there things can happen
And frequently do
To people as brainy
And footsy as you
And will you succeed?
Yes you will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)
You're off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
Go, get on your way!"
- Dr. Seuss
To all who have checked in on me lately as life continues to transition... Thank you! We are doing well, just tackling each day as it comes. Change is good ❤
It just wouldn’t be Elijah without a few tears over who only knows what. So this is the best we got on our first day picture. Secretly, I can’t wait to pull these pictures out one day, years from now, and laugh with him about it. Maybe I’m just thinking positive to keep from pulling my hair out... 😬🤪🙄😂💆🏻♀️