it’s easy to start strong, but it’s another thing to finish strong. and, i think WHAT MATTERS IS HOW WE FINISH.
right now, i am doing my very best to finish twenty-eighteen strong. giving it the best of me.
because, i firmly believe— how we finish one season determines how + where we’ll start the next season.
the journey of creating is rugged. it’s full of ups and downs. and, along the way — it’s easy to start cutting corners, slack off, or drop out of the race. but, there’s too much at stake to not give it our all.
i dare you — finish this last quarter strong. give it your best. give it your all. you entered into this year with a purpose. don’t let what did or didn’t happen detour you from believing that you can still inch closer to your vision— finishing the year off well.
because— pretty dang sure next year has something special in store for all of us. and, we gotta make sure we’ve positioned ourselves to receive it by finishing this year as strong as we can.
WE GOT THIS, FRIENDS.
P.S. just wrapped up a weekend workcation in LA and prettttty dang excited about what’s about to happen these last few weeks of twenty-eighteen. the best is yet to come!! ⚡️🌹
Hey insta-fam despite the somber look 🤪 I am the bearer of good news 💃🏾 We are going to be closing the shop from mid December till mid Jan for travel ...ok so that news is just good for us 😉sooooo....we are having a early end of year sale so you can buy some goodies for yourself, friends and fam with a massive discount ...see stories for deets 💛 link in profile for access to shop #goodnews
Today, I hit a pretty eipc realization that I'm excited to share. Though I'm not the first person to feel it, it might be the first time you hear it. ❤ First, I gotta own up to you: however disappointing, the truth is that I still have a lot of fears holding me back from the clear life direction that I have desperately wanted. (I thought I was just experiencing a creativity block from the exhaustion of motherhood, but noooope 🙄 there are still limiting beliefs lurking in my shadows.) •
When we live in fear the answer is to increase faith, because faith fear cannot coexist. Right? Right. So I started brainstorming how to increase my faith in Christ, only to feel that wasn't what was needed right now. There is always room to grow, but my faith in Christ runs deeeep. He saved my life. He carried me across oceans of pain. I know with all my heart that He lives and that His plan is always greater. As I was pouring my heart out in my journal, the words flooded out through my pen, "Where I lack faith is in MYSELF." Whoa. Lightbulb. I suddenly identified many self-doubts and fears and wrote them all down before they escaped my mind, ready to vanquish them.
I want to challenge you to be aware: What limiting beliefs / fears are deep within YOU? What can you do to identify + eradicate them so that you can be fully consumed by the abundance of good that is held in store for you? If you feel you truly can't climb out of it alone, surround yourself by people who believe in you and LET THEIR FAITH IN. I sit here in awe because I have a best friend by my side who has faith in me every time I lack faith in myself. He has carried me to some of my greatest achievements. Find your people (hint--Christ is one of them) and let them make up for the faith that you lack; let them bless you by their belief in you and allow that to carry you to higher ground. ❤
(Pic of my best friend that I can't wait to welcome another little one into the world with!)
Here’s to two things...
Firstly this week marks officially one year @elleryeventsaustralia followed by 4 years of the @creativelifestylemarket
From day one I have learned so much and worked so hard growing organically from the ground up with no financial help or friends amongst the industry.
I am so proud to say that after all this time I have pushed forward despite minor set backs and obstacles and applied my own passion and imagination to develop what is now in my eyes an already successful business in South Australia. Success in my judgement has never been valued or measured by wealth or profits. Nor the car you drive and fancy clothes but instead by the feeling you get deep inside that sets your soul on fire. That is the feeling I get after each event, gathering, market and new venture has played out. I once was asked who helped me start my business, where did I get all the money and some still horrified I drive a old rusted astra and I honestly can’t help but laugh... I started my official markets from my bed, I had the worst morning sickness with my daughter and couldn’t resume my shifts at a local boutique and tried to come up with a way I could generate money! Already having a young child and being in different to the idea of child care I figured I would use my already growing online group “labels buy swap sell” to create a sale day which what eventually grew into a 60+ stall holder market event now providing support and exposure across so many South Australian business within the fashion, arts and design industry. I had not a dollar in my bank but I knew my creativity always set me apart in anything I did so already I was richer than some and with a note pad in hand the ideas and plans were put in place. I don’t claim to have some fancy degree or study behind me. I have nothing of the sort. If anything I have always been a wild card who is extremely resourceful and passionate about everything I do. My business grew to be a big part of my world. It has helped me grow and develop as a human being and helped define my goals and aspirations. Along the way I have met some amazing people and have built some incredibly supportive business relationships. ✨
You’ve seen the BEFORE and AFTER now check out all the glorious details #behindthedesign 🤩 #WeekendRefresh •
This was my 8th #tutorial video working with @tastemadehome and while I never thought my YouTube channel would be anything along the lines of #DIYhomedecor I’m HOOKED guys! 😆
What type of content do YOU want to see on my YouTube channel? 🎥📺
- DIY home decor?
- Helpful home hacks?
- Real life client projects?
- Weekly vlogs?
- How to’s on style and design?
- Simple Feng Shui tips? •
🗣 Please help ME help YOU!! Pick your TOP 2 favs from this list above (or add your own) and comment below babes! I’m seriously ALL over the place and need you to rein me in!! 🙈TIA my loves!! 🙏🏻💕
This makes life look picture-perfect, but in reality I hadn’t slept well the last few nights and had been feeling sick, too. Thankful for prayer and rest, and looking forward to an amazing Thanksgiving!
I am so thankful for poshmark and our whole poshmark reselling community!
To show my appreciation...Holiday sale starting today!! 50% off sale in my poshmark closet! New items added daily! @ aryabelle @ aryabelle @ aryabelle
This @freepeople X @understatedleather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask in grey has a (Non-toxic) cooling insert, that’s why it’s pretty thick; It keeps your eyes from getting hot while using the mask, and leaves you feeling (and looking) refreshed. So awesome! I get hot pretty fast so a sleeping mask has never been an option for me.. •••
😴 💤 ...until i got my @FabFitFun starter box!! This was the ONE item that i wanted to get in my starter box and i got it!! •••💙 I’ve been using it nightly since. I’ve never tried a cooling mask before and it IS fall here, however it’s still pretty warm since i live in a desert climate. The cooling insert keeps my eyes from getting puffy, and the adjustable elastic strap offers a perfect fit in conjunction with my BiPAP mask. It’s also got really cute patchwork metallic stars.
🌟 ⭐️ •••
I’m so happy i got to try this and I’m considering getting one for my boyfriend now, hopefully they have one without girly stars that i can get him. I’ve never heard of the brand #FreePeople or #understatedleather but i truly like and can recommend this eye sleeping mask. At a $40 price point, it made my box totally worth it alone.
💕 💤 😴
I you’d like to sign up with $10 (first box) or $20 off (yearly subscription) please use my referral link (in bio) i will also get a $15 dollars towards my 1st box purchase for the referral. The link is in my bio and here below ⬇️
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••• #FabFitFun#Bblogger#bbloggers#FFFtrialbox#FFFunboxing#FabFitFunReferral#ReferralLink#HonestBeautyReviews#ProductReviews#Ifb ➡️ @roxyreviewsstuff ⬅️ #followForFollow#Follow4Follow#F4F#RoxyReviews#Beautybloggers#BeautyBlogger#bblogrt#FollowFriday#FrugalBeauty
😭😭😭😭😭👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Get ready to shop Maskcara's all new HUGE eyeshadow collection with tons of NEW COLORS plus GLITTER eyeshadows! Coming at you on Black Friday! (Only a small portion is shown in the pic. There are so many new pretty colors coming out!) DM me for my link to shop!
I’m thankful for family, friends, @frenchiewins & cozy jackets🐻 Shop this @freepeople jacket + @uniqlousa heattech top on the @liketoknow.it app or jetsetandjazzed.com/shop #liketkit http://liketk.it/2yn39
How do I pick just one pic? I gave Ellen the BRIGHT hairline she’s been wanting and we are working on getting her ends a lot brighter as well while maintaining her hairs health. Not bad for round one😍😍😍
| Mercury retrograde is upon us and typically that make me nervous AF. However, I’m trying to use this energy to build rather than destroy. If you find pain in this time period too, switch up your perspective with me. Let the thoughts that come to you these next few weeks inspire you. Let them fuel you. If an epiphany washes over you leaving you breatheless thinking “great, now what?” or you sit back, blink a few times and start to question everything, that’s okay. Know that it’s okay. You have been given a tool box. You can use these tools one at a time, hammering away softly to the beat in your head or you can throw them in a burn pile caused by your own self-destruction. It’s your choice. ✨
Ah, we’ve been waiting for you, Fuchsia. A gorgeous color that finally made its way back onto the runway during #NewYorkFashionWeek for fall/winter 2018 (swipe to see some lewks). While so many styles on the runways this year felt repetitive from the last, fuchsia came out bold and strong and is a preemptive trend that we will likely be around for many seasons to come. Say goodbye to your millennial pinks and hello to its grown up sister!
#FreePeople size 8, $44 via the link in bio 💖
How beautiful is the pattern on this Convertible Day Bag!? Has soft buttery full grain leather, unique design, two side pockets, and converts to a backpack. ITS ON SALE!! Dont miss out, has your name written all over. ❤🤷♀️
Giving you the break down on all my favs for Black Friday tomorrow on the blog! From these boots for under $40 to the best boho rugs for up to 80% off, I’m rounding up the deals to treat YOU and yours ✔️
The countdown is on until Black Friday. Set your alarms for 12:01 am. Everything will be 25% off with a special discount code. Each hour on the hour from 8-5 there will be a Hot Buy Item as well. It’s gonna be good so get readyyyy!
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