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ME, WHEN YOU SOB ABOUT DOING THE DISHES THEN CARRY ON ABOUT HOW YOU'RE THE WORST IN THE WORLD // Embroidered by @jacquimakesthings because she's so damn cute and talented and cool. She also takes commissions and stuffs. And she's a student from Perth, WA AND a fellow #mentalhealth warrior.
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Speaking of mental health... Soz, mum literally cannot even. She's tired too.
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#fvck #emotions #handmade #medieval #barren #field #feudal #swearing #merightnow #honestgram #parenting #crafty #sewing #artisanmade #slowliving #tantrum #seweveryday #stitches
ME, WHEN YOU SOB ABOUT DOING THE DISHES THEN CARRY ON ABOUT HOW YOU'RE THE WORST IN THE WORLD // Embroidered by @jacquimakesthings because she's so damn cute and talented and cool. She also takes commissions and stuffs. And she's a student from Perth, WA AND a fellow #mentalhealth  warrior. . . . Speaking of mental health... Soz, mum literally cannot even. She's tired too. . . . #fvck  #emotions  #handmade  #medieval  #barren  #field  #feudal  #swearing  #merightnow  #honestgram  #parenting  #crafty  #sewing  #artisanmade  #slowliving  #tantrum  #seweveryday  #stitches 
I'm not going to pretend this post is about anything other than showing everyone my outfit from tonight. #honestgram #standupcomedy
I'm not going to pretend this post is about anything other than showing everyone my outfit from tonight. #honestgram  #standupcomedy 
57 selfies later, a kind person finally walked by and forcibly agreed to take our photo. #honestgram
57 selfies later, a kind person finally walked by and forcibly agreed to take our photo. #honestgram 
This girl is bright, curious, thoughtful, sweet, adventurous, and truly funny. She also has good hearing, a great memory, and A+ timing as demonstrated yesterday when tv time was over and she said “this fucking sucks” 🙉🙊🤦🏼‍♀️ #oops #notmyfinestparenting .
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#honestmotherhood #honestgram #realparenting #wildandfreechildren #outdoorkids #adventurekids #downonthefarm #natureschool
I feel such an Immense sense of gratitude for all heartache I’ve received. 
At the time I didn’t understand why this was happening to me. Why does this always happen to me. Why am I not able to receive the love I so freely give to others. What’s wrong with me? When will it be my turn? 
I still have my moments. I still get angry sad and bitter. I’m human. I desire love and connection.  So yeah I do get down when I look back at the laundry list of failed attempts at love  But I needed every bit of pain and heartache to become the woman I was always meant to be.

For years I was angry and bitter that a man could help me make a baby then decide he didn’t want to be a father. I needed to be abandoned at the hardest time in my life.  From that i learned to stand firm on my own two feet. I learned that I was much stronger than I ever imagined. I learned that I can in fact raise a child without a partner and raise a damn good one at that!

I needed to overlook the gut feelings, the red flags, the cheating. All of that needed to happen. It taught me to NEVER disregard my gut, my intuition, my inner knowing. To walk away when it doesn’t feel right. Yes it hurt but I’m much strong for it now. And I can see that now. 
I’ve realized my worth through all the pain and struggle. “Nothing heals the past like time. 
And they can’t steal the love you’re born to find” 
#strongerthanmystruggles #knowyourworth #rebirth #awakening #witchesofinstagram #crazycatlady #loveyourself #gratitude #thankyou #bettertimesahead #bealright #honestgram
I feel such an Immense sense of gratitude for all heartache I’ve received. At the time I didn’t understand why this was happening to me. Why does this always happen to me. Why am I not able to receive the love I so freely give to others. What’s wrong with me? When will it be my turn? I still have my moments. I still get angry sad and bitter. I’m human. I desire love and connection. So yeah I do get down when I look back at the laundry list of failed attempts at love But I needed every bit of pain and heartache to become the woman I was always meant to be. For years I was angry and bitter that a man could help me make a baby then decide he didn’t want to be a father. I needed to be abandoned at the hardest time in my life. From that i learned to stand firm on my own two feet. I learned that I was much stronger than I ever imagined. I learned that I can in fact raise a child without a partner and raise a damn good one at that! I needed to overlook the gut feelings, the red flags, the cheating. All of that needed to happen. It taught me to NEVER disregard my gut, my intuition, my inner knowing. To walk away when it doesn’t feel right. Yes it hurt but I’m much strong for it now. And I can see that now. I’ve realized my worth through all the pain and struggle. “Nothing heals the past like time. And they can’t steal the love you’re born to find” #strongerthanmystruggles  #knowyourworth  #rebirth  #awakening  #witchesofinstagram  #crazycatlady  #loveyourself  #gratitude  #thankyou  #bettertimesahead  #bealright  #honestgram 
❤️❤️ #Repost @msjfitness with @get_repost
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We carry in us all we could ever possibly ever need! 
This year has definitely challenged my limits in terms of learning how to surrender to things that I can’t control and giving up the belief system that I have to make everything happen. Striving for success in my animal rescue, new cupcake biz, show prep and work forced me to recognize that I didn’t have a handle on what I thought I had control of. Life is not meant to be micro-managed, and as soon as I let go of the tight hold on life and allowed things to fall in place as they were meant to be, life became alot more easier and enjoyable. #honestgram #msjfitness #letgoandletgod #canyourelate #keepitreal #surrender #figuregirl #wnbfpro #fitchickwithapurpose #fortheanimals ...................................................
Sport bra: @vibrant_vixen_ 
Shot by: @the_cali_dream_machine
❤️❤️ #Repost  @msjfitness with @get_repost ・・・ We carry in us all we could ever possibly ever need! This year has definitely challenged my limits in terms of learning how to surrender to things that I can’t control and giving up the belief system that I have to make everything happen. Striving for success in my animal rescue, new cupcake biz, show prep and work forced me to recognize that I didn’t have a handle on what I thought I had control of. Life is not meant to be micro-managed, and as soon as I let go of the tight hold on life and allowed things to fall in place as they were meant to be, life became alot more easier and enjoyable. #honestgram  #msjfitness  #letgoandletgod  #canyourelate  #keepitreal  #surrender  #figuregirl  #wnbfpro  #fitchickwithapurpose  #fortheanimals  ................................................... Sport bra: @vibrant_vixen_ Shot by: @the_cali_dream_machine
Sunday 💛 Actually this was Tuesday but I had nothing to write 😂 #honestgram  #iamfunnyjustaskme 📷 @philippaenid #forallyourphotographyneeds #shethebest #thegroundsofalexandria
Fall is beautiful 😍
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Also, disclaimer, I’m about to hashtag this #optoutside and other similar things, when in reality— I took this from the parking lot of a shopping center where I then spent 2 hours in a store——but I *was* shopping for fall attire.😆🙈 🍁 .
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#leaves #changing #foliage #changingcolors #leaveschanging #nature #beauty #outdoors #shopping #fallclothes #pretty #friday #socialmediaisnotreallife #allthetime #honest #honestgram
Fall is beautiful 😍 . . Also, disclaimer, I’m about to hashtag this #optoutside  and other similar things, when in reality— I took this from the parking lot of a shopping center where I then spent 2 hours in a store——but I *was* shopping for fall attire.😆🙈 🍁 . . . #leaves  #changing  #foliage  #changingcolors  #leaveschanging  #nature  #beauty  #outdoors  #shopping  #fallclothes  #pretty  #friday  #socialmediaisnotreallife  #allthetime  #honest  #honestgram 
Alright ladies, let’s be real with each other, can we? Let’s talk guilty pleasures. We’ve all got one [or a few] so let’s reassure each other we’re not alone in this “guilt game”.
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I’ll go first - I like to watch, what I call, no meaning tv. We just got Sling TV whereas before we didn’t have TV. Anyway, I totally watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians this afternoon. It was a mind-numbing noise I had on in the background while Liam was napping & I was working. 
Nonetheless, I indulged in something completely meaningless. It’s such a guilty pleasure thing & I know this because I literally turned it off when Sam got home because I knew he would be like, “What the heck, Sam”🤭
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We all have them, let me know yours! I’m so curious!
Alright ladies, let’s be real with each other, can we? Let’s talk guilty pleasures. We’ve all got one [or a few] so let’s reassure each other we’re not alone in this “guilt game”. • I’ll go first - I like to watch, what I call, no meaning tv. We just got Sling TV whereas before we didn’t have TV. Anyway, I totally watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians this afternoon. It was a mind-numbing noise I had on in the background while Liam was napping & I was working. Nonetheless, I indulged in something completely meaningless. It’s such a guilty pleasure thing & I know this because I literally turned it off when Sam got home because I knew he would be like, “What the heck, Sam”🤭 • We all have them, let me know yours! I’m so curious!
Walking into the week with so much gratitude and a feeling of enthusiasm and eagerness.
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@lauraritchie85 from @rosiebee_childrensclothing touched my heart and I would love to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support so far. It means the world to me. Can't wait to shop for this #baba.
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You'll should feel the amazing fabric that Laura uses on all of her clothing ranges. It is so so so soft. I have never felt something like it. And the designs is out of this world.
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Mommies, mommies to be & grannies , i'm sure you will love this brand and the maker behind it all as much as we do @rosiebee_childrensclothing ❤️
Walking into the week with so much gratitude and a feeling of enthusiasm and eagerness. 💐 @lauraritchie85 from @rosiebee_childrensclothing touched my heart and I would love to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support so far. It means the world to me. Can't wait to shop for this #baba . 💐 You'll should feel the amazing fabric that Laura uses on all of her clothing ranges. It is so so so soft. I have never felt something like it. And the designs is out of this world. 💐 Mommies, mommies to be & grannies , i'm sure you will love this brand and the maker behind it all as much as we do @rosiebee_childrensclothing ❤️
"Grow where you've been planted." •• I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Three years ago, I moved to a different country because I felt stuck in my own one. I felt like I had to explore new sceneries, meet new people, experience a different culture. And even though I'm still happy I did that, I do get a bit homesick every now and then •• I feel like expats don't talk about this enough, it's really tough to move away from everything and everyone you know. For a long time, I felt like I was in-between worlds, that my life existed in this makeshift space that I created. I was missing my old friends while making new. I missed speaking my mother tongue while learning another. And I wonder, will that ever disappear? Is the saying true, that you can take a girl out of her country, but not the country out of her? 〰 If you moved abroad, how did you experience that? What was the hardest thing for you?
"Grow where you've been planted." •• I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Three years ago, I moved to a different country because I felt stuck in my own one. I felt like I had to explore new sceneries, meet new people, experience a different culture. And even though I'm still happy I did that, I do get a bit homesick every now and then •• I feel like expats don't talk about this enough, it's really tough to move away from everything and everyone you know. For a long time, I felt like I was in-between worlds, that my life existed in this makeshift space that I created. I was missing my old friends while making new. I missed speaking my mother tongue while learning another. And I wonder, will that ever disappear? Is the saying true, that you can take a girl out of her country, but not the country out of her? 〰 If you moved abroad, how did you experience that? What was the hardest thing for you?
And there was a tiny little bump. 🤣
Today is #TBT and thought to share our 14 weeks mark with you.
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Somebody is truly excited to find out what the gender is going to be on Saturday. Filled with so much excitement this whole week. Only 2 nights left 🎉🎊💃
Would love to thank my dear friend @faber_makeup for this photo. 💕💐 and @biancaloubser for the treat at the salon 💇 
Just love this outfit from @supre_instagram so much. 💐
Hope you are having an amazing thursday. Is it only me that is this tiny at 14 weeks? 😂
And there was a tiny little bump. 🤣 Today is #TBT  and thought to share our 14 weeks mark with you. 💙💜 Somebody is truly excited to find out what the gender is going to be on Saturday. Filled with so much excitement this whole week. Only 2 nights left 🎉🎊💃 Would love to thank my dear friend @faber_makeup for this photo. 💕💐 and @biancaloubser for the treat at the salon 💇 Just love this outfit from @supre_instagram so much. 💐 Hope you are having an amazing thursday. Is it only me that is this tiny at 14 weeks? 😂
The outpouring of love on our new journey has me in tears and I am so overwhelmed.
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We feel humbled by each and every Comment, Message, DM and phone call received.
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A big thank you for everyone sharing in our joy. Thank you for all the beautiful messages. 
We are incredibly thankful ❤️
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Lots of love 
Chanel & Nico
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The outpouring of love on our new journey has me in tears and I am so overwhelmed. • We feel humbled by each and every Comment, Message, DM and phone call received. • A big thank you for everyone sharing in our joy. Thank you for all the beautiful messages. We are incredibly thankful ❤️ • Lots of love Chanel & Nico • 📸 @davishphoto
Well.... we’ve been keeping something from you! 😬 couldn't wait to share this with you'll. Hence my absence on social media the couple of weeks.
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The time is here and we are over the moon to announce that we are turning the page from just being the two of us to becoming a family of 3. Every scan to date has been evident of God's Grace and that Miracle's do happen. Seeing our little miracle is really special which words can't describe. Baby No. 1 due in Feb 2019!
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First of all I would like to give God all the glory! After a year and a half of trying we we're diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis which my gynae explained was that bad that it was at stage 10. After two operations but for the greater good to have the endometriosis removed they informed us that there might be a possibility that we would have to go for treatments to get pregnant.
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Our biggest prayer was to get pregnant naturally and we are blessed to say that it did happen that way, 1 month after the operation. #ThankyouJesus. #GodisGood
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We got to see our healthy, wiggly baby in our ultrasound on Spring day and it was amazing. Couldn't wait any longer to give God the praise publicly!
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And yes... Our little Jessy 🐶 loves cuddling on my small baby bump. 😂#13weekspregnant
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We are truly thankful for our gynae, Dr Johan Kotze and for our specialist, Dr Abri de Bruin. Both these Drs' are exceptional and great at their profession. We can't thank them enough.
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Thankful for all the love, prayers and support from our family, close friends, clients  and suppliers that become friends. It helped us so much through this journey.
Well.... we’ve been keeping something from you! 😬 couldn't wait to share this with you'll. Hence my absence on social media the couple of weeks. 👶🏼 The time is here and we are over the moon to announce that we are turning the page from just being the two of us to becoming a family of 3. Every scan to date has been evident of God's Grace and that Miracle's do happen. Seeing our little miracle is really special which words can't describe. Baby No. 1 due in Feb 2019! 👫❤️👶🏼#blessedbeyondwords  First of all I would like to give God all the glory! After a year and a half of trying we we're diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis which my gynae explained was that bad that it was at stage 10. After two operations but for the greater good to have the endometriosis removed they informed us that there might be a possibility that we would have to go for treatments to get pregnant. • Our biggest prayer was to get pregnant naturally and we are blessed to say that it did happen that way, 1 month after the operation. #ThankyouJesus . #GodisGood  • We got to see our healthy, wiggly baby in our ultrasound on Spring day and it was amazing. Couldn't wait any longer to give God the praise publicly! • And yes... Our little Jessy 🐶 loves cuddling on my small baby bump. 😂#13weekspregnant  • We are truly thankful for our gynae, Dr Johan Kotze and for our specialist, Dr Abri de Bruin. Both these Drs' are exceptional and great at their profession. We can't thank them enough. • Thankful for all the love, prayers and support from our family, close friends, clients and suppliers that become friends. It helped us so much through this journey.
Happy Sunday everyone. Having this lovely breakfast.
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Now that we know, me and hubby are preparing for the Big Reveal coming up soon.
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Yesterday was filled with so much tears of joy and was so emotional. The more I tried not to cry, the more I did 😂....almost cried the whole way through the visit at the Gynae. The moment was just to big and extremely worth it finding out.
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My wonderful husband comforted me through everything and afterwards did such a special thing that I will always remember. Will share soon.
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Can't wait to share the gender with you'll.
But first what do you think #baba is, a little Nico, blueberry or a little Chanel, raspberry? 🤣
Happy Sunday everyone. Having this lovely breakfast. 💙❤️ Now that we know, me and hubby are preparing for the Big Reveal coming up soon. 💙❤️ Yesterday was filled with so much tears of joy and was so emotional. The more I tried not to cry, the more I did 😂....almost cried the whole way through the visit at the Gynae. The moment was just to big and extremely worth it finding out. 💙❤️ My wonderful husband comforted me through everything and afterwards did such a special thing that I will always remember. Will share soon. 💙❤️ Can't wait to share the gender with you'll. But first what do you think #baba  is, a little Nico, blueberry or a little Chanel, raspberry? 🤣
This dog was so overprotective of Telanie, and found a way to get out of the farm house just to be where she was.
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It is amazing at the same time how dogs can sense a baby on the way and how their behavior changes in a positive way. 🐶🤰🏼
This dog was so overprotective of Telanie, and found a way to get out of the farm house just to be where she was. 🐶🤰🏼 It is amazing at the same time how dogs can sense a baby on the way and how their behavior changes in a positive way. 🐶🤰🏼
Today's chant to myself. I find myself turning toward distracting or destructive habits in times of great loneliness and anxiety. I'm not alone as long as I'm with me. #awareness #physicalpractice #checkins #igotme #icanchangethefuture #brownyogi #desiyoga #selfpractice #honestgram #anxietygram #itshardoutheregram #loveispractice #phillyyoga
Daddy is taking pictures, run !!!!! This boy is going places 😂
No for real, his potty training is going well. And according to him, he pooped a "snake poop" today 😂🙌
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#daddylife #daddysboy #pottytraining #toddler #poop #run #kids #instakids #cute #cuteness #brothers #coparentinglife #coparent #coparenting #parentinglife #parenthood #parenting #norge #norway #pappa #pappalivet #dadlife #fatherhood #farlivet #honestgram #nofilter
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Honestly, I'm not really a lipstick fan🤷🏼‍♀️ I like the look of it, but all the things that comes with it like the thing in the  pictures 😅 and then you need always to check on it... 🙄

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#thetruthisnotpretty #instagramvsreality #igvsrealme
💄💋 . . . SWIPE --> . . . Honestly, I'm not really a lipstick fan🤷🏼‍♀️ I like the look of it, but all the things that comes with it like the thing in the pictures 😅 and then you need always to check on it... 🙄 Anzeige da Markierungen . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality  #igvsrealme 
And there was a tiny little bump. 🤣
Today is #TBT and thought to share our 14 weeks mark with you.
💙💜
Somebody is truly excited to find out what the gender is going to be on Saturday. Filled with so much excitement this whole week. Only 2 nights left 🎉🎊💃
Would love to thank my dear friend @faber_makeup for this photo. 💕💐 and @biancaloubser for the treat at the salon 💇 
Just love this outfit from @supre_instagram so much. 💐
Hope you are having an amazing thursday. Is it only me that is this tiny at 14 weeks? 😂
And there was a tiny little bump. 🤣 Today is #TBT  and thought to share our 14 weeks mark with you. 💙💜 Somebody is truly excited to find out what the gender is going to be on Saturday. Filled with so much excitement this whole week. Only 2 nights left 🎉🎊💃 Would love to thank my dear friend @faber_makeup for this photo. 💕💐 and @biancaloubser for the treat at the salon 💇 Just love this outfit from @supre_instagram so much. 💐 Hope you are having an amazing thursday. Is it only me that is this tiny at 14 weeks? 😂
SEROTONIN PRODUCER // Sitting solo wiping a few tears away, because let's get real: #depressed.
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Luckily I sat down to drink my comfort coffee treat, a caffe latte with vanilla syrup, only to have them bring me a vanilla chai latte. 🙄 I just tried to drink it, but it's sickly sweet. Return to sender. #cafefail #coffee #comfort #personal #grief #loss  #sadface #grosscoffee #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #serotonin #feelgood #hormone #weepy #emotions #thoughts #honestgram #depressionawareness #depression #thegigioutfit
SEROTONIN PRODUCER // Sitting solo wiping a few tears away, because let's get real: #depressed . . . . Luckily I sat down to drink my comfort coffee treat, a caffe latte with vanilla syrup, only to have them bring me a vanilla chai latte. 🙄 I just tried to drink it, but it's sickly sweet. Return to sender. #cafefail  #coffee  #comfort  #personal  #grief  #loss  #sadface  #grosscoffee  #mentalhealth  #mentalwellness  #serotonin  #feelgood  #hormone  #weepy  #emotions  #thoughts  #honestgram  #depressionawareness  #depression  #thegigioutfit 
Those peepers!! 👀

We snuck in a few minutes of fun after Tucker’s audiologist appointment the other day. 😊 
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I was beyond anxious and stressed on Tuesday morning. I had COMPLETELY forgotten that I had scheduled this audiologist appointment and a root canal specialist appointment for Kalyn. I left work on Monday evening having made commitments to very tight deadlines and realized quickly that I just couldn’t do it all. That’s my biggest struggle... there’s just not enough of me to go around. But guess what??? I made both appointments and even though I missed a deadline or 2, I kept it real about the mistake and I’m now KILLING the second half of my week. So at least there’s that!!! 🤨💪
Those peepers!! 👀 We snuck in a few minutes of fun after Tucker’s audiologist appointment the other day. 😊 #honestgram  I was beyond anxious and stressed on Tuesday morning. I had COMPLETELY forgotten that I had scheduled this audiologist appointment and a root canal specialist appointment for Kalyn. I left work on Monday evening having made commitments to very tight deadlines and realized quickly that I just couldn’t do it all. That’s my biggest struggle... there’s just not enough of me to go around. But guess what??? I made both appointments and even though I missed a deadline or 2, I kept it real about the mistake and I’m now KILLING the second half of my week. So at least there’s that!!! 🤨💪
Honestly...
I sat here for WAY too long trying to come with some clever or meaningful caption. Because I want you to think that I am clever and meaningful.
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Honestly... I sat here for WAY too long trying to come with some clever or meaningful caption. Because I want you to think that I am clever and meaningful. #honestgram 
Honestly:
I interrupted our run and asked Kate to run across this bridge 3 different times in order to get the photo I thought people would double tap.
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I bumped the saturation and contrast to make the green look greener.
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I hoped to show that we think fitness is important, and also feel validated for doing it.
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Finally, I am obsessed with this woman, in a healthy way.
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Honestly: I interrupted our run and asked Kate to run across this bridge 3 different times in order to get the photo I thought people would double tap. • I bumped the saturation and contrast to make the green look greener. • I hoped to show that we think fitness is important, and also feel validated for doing it. • Finally, I am obsessed with this woman, in a healthy way. #honestgram 
FEELINGS // Yesterday's brag about finding some #HugoBoss accessories in their box at the #opshop in mint condition has left me feeling a little like this puppy today: #shy #ashamed #embarrassed. To my untrained eye, I saw first, lovely gift boxes, then a label I recognised, and then cufflinks for the hubby and yes, admittedly, even a profit-making opportunity.
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Happily I posted about it and of course, tagged everyone, but to my surprise/embarrassment, was informed that they were fakes. (Really, Gigi, you actually forgot that there is an entire industry of brand reproduction? 🤦🏻‍♀️)
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Even this morning, I wanted so much to delete the post, to discard it and flood my feed with other #fashion finds to boost my ego to rid myself of the #embarrassment, until I realised something: my #shame and #mistake is a tool for learning.
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1. This is a good lesson for me to be #conscious and careful, even when opshopping. (I feel very rich opshopping 😂)
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2. It's also good #graphicdesign learning (swipe to see the difference: the serif on the "s" is not the same as the official logo, for starters). .
3. I don't need to be so hard on myself. A mistake is a mistake, and not even a huge one at that.
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Refinement is the key, whether it's in logo recognition, impulse behaviours or thought processes.  I'm imperfect and that's OK. @brenebrown would be proud.
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#logo #typeface #serif #brand #brandknockoff #consciousconsumer #behaviour #attitude #learning #lifelessons #feelings #bargainhunting #embrass #puppy #hiding #honestgram #thegigioutfit @jfnolen @lequirkychaton.style
FEELINGS // Yesterday's brag about finding some #HugoBoss  accessories in their box at the #opshop  in mint condition has left me feeling a little like this puppy today: #shy  #ashamed  #embarrassed . To my untrained eye, I saw first, lovely gift boxes, then a label I recognised, and then cufflinks for the hubby and yes, admittedly, even a profit-making opportunity. . . Happily I posted about it and of course, tagged everyone, but to my surprise/embarrassment, was informed that they were fakes. (Really, Gigi, you actually forgot that there is an entire industry of brand reproduction? 🤦🏻‍♀️) . . Even this morning, I wanted so much to delete the post, to discard it and flood my feed with other #fashion  finds to boost my ego to rid myself of the #embarrassment , until I realised something: my #shame  and #mistake  is a tool for learning. . . 1. This is a good lesson for me to be #conscious  and careful, even when opshopping. (I feel very rich opshopping 😂) . 2. It's also good #graphicdesign  learning (swipe to see the difference: the serif on the "s" is not the same as the official logo, for starters). . 3. I don't need to be so hard on myself. A mistake is a mistake, and not even a huge one at that. . . Refinement is the key, whether it's in logo recognition, impulse behaviours or thought processes. I'm imperfect and that's OK. @brenebrown would be proud. . . . #logo  #typeface  #serif  #brand  #brandknockoff  #consciousconsumer  #behaviour  #attitude  #learning  #lifelessons  #feelings  #bargainhunting  #embrass  #puppy  #hiding  #honestgram  #thegigioutfit  @jfnolen @lequirkychaton.style
Happy Monday y’all! With my #pinkdrink in hand, I just wanna share an  #honestgram with ya— I’ve fallen off the band wagon for few weeks... frankly, I was a bit afraid to get back on. So I’m telling myself and you that ITS OKAY! Life gets busy and things come up. Just don’t allow shame and fear prevent you from getting back in there! #getbackatit #happymonday
Happy Monday y’all! With my #pinkdrink  in hand, I just wanna share an #honestgram  with ya— I’ve fallen off the band wagon for few weeks... frankly, I was a bit afraid to get back on. So I’m telling myself and you that ITS OKAY! Life gets busy and things come up. Just don’t allow shame and fear prevent you from getting back in there! #getbackatit  #happymonday 
Good morning guys!

A messy home is happy home (or something like that 😂🤷‍♂️) So the house is a mess, cause I'm sorting out, and even more so as the boys found alot of stuff. Though they have been very helpful and tidying up, there's still loads to be sorted. Really glad I began to do this early.🙈 I always wish I could show an Instagram perfect apartment, but that's for you to see in the future.
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#dadlife #coparenting #moving #parenting #imperfect #honestgram #daddylife #fatherlife #fatherson #brothers #kidsplay #messyhome #happyhome #monday #parenthood #farlivet #pappa #pappalivet #singleparent #norge #norway
Good morning guys! A messy home is happy home (or something like that 😂🤷‍♂️) So the house is a mess, cause I'm sorting out, and even more so as the boys found alot of stuff. Though they have been very helpful and tidying up, there's still loads to be sorted. Really glad I began to do this early.🙈 I always wish I could show an Instagram perfect apartment, but that's for you to see in the future. . . . #dadlife  #coparenting  #moving  #parenting  #imperfect  #honestgram  #daddylife  #fatherlife  #fatherson  #brothers  #kidsplay  #messyhome  #happyhome  #monday  #parenthood  #farlivet  #pappa  #pappalivet  #singleparent  #norge  #norway 
Day 274: Today was a weigh in day and I didn’t lose any weight. I can tell myself it’s not about the scale and that I’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight already. It still doesn’t feel great especially because I was hungry for large chunks of the day. I’m at a weight that is very comfortable for my body to stay at and I realize that but these are the short term goals I am committing to: more resistance on my weights at the gym and less snacking, especially sugary ones. Long term goals: continue to add more protein into my diet and find out if I have the food intolerances I suspect I might. Pictured: yogurt with cherry chocolate granola and kiwi, spicy siracha graze box, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, rice with cashews, broccoli and tofu in a coconut peanut sauce and tortilla chips. Not pictured: tea, vitamins, 8 cups worth of water and a square of chocolate. Did yoga and cardio, so within calories. #vegetarian #yummy #food #health #caloriecounting #weightlossjourney #foodpositive #food #foodblogger #honestgram
Day 274: Today was a weigh in day and I didn’t lose any weight. I can tell myself it’s not about the scale and that I’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight already. It still doesn’t feel great especially because I was hungry for large chunks of the day. I’m at a weight that is very comfortable for my body to stay at and I realize that but these are the short term goals I am committing to: more resistance on my weights at the gym and less snacking, especially sugary ones. Long term goals: continue to add more protein into my diet and find out if I have the food intolerances I suspect I might. Pictured: yogurt with cherry chocolate granola and kiwi, spicy siracha graze box, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, rice with cashews, broccoli and tofu in a coconut peanut sauce and tortilla chips. Not pictured: tea, vitamins, 8 cups worth of water and a square of chocolate. Did yoga and cardio, so within calories. #vegetarian  #yummy  #food  #health  #caloriecounting  #weightlossjourney  #foodpositive  #food  #foodblogger  #honestgram 
Laptop ✔️iPad✔️Coffee✔️
Now to browse Instagram on my phone and avoid the hours of work I need to do.
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#honestgram #wealldoit #productivity #musiclife 
#coffeeisbae #imtiredoftodddulaneysongs
#itneededtobesaid
Real talk on the Post Comp Flu Blues 🤒 
I haven't been able to be consistent with training and diet since last Tuesday when I started to get sick - decided to train through it (I always do - I never learn) then ya girl went and progressed herself into bronchitis & taking some strong ass antibiotics & other meds 🙃😅😴 this was so frustrating because I know how important it is post show to keep up the work - not to mention all the water retention and bloating from medication. It's been a real mind fvck guys. But health comes first ✊
THANKFULLY I am starting to feel much better, the rest has been good for my body but driving me insane 😂 so I'm back to training, very light weights, low intensity & no cardio just yet.. slowly getting my appetite back and able to stomach more diet meals & less soups 😝
Last day of antibiotics tomorrow & I can't wait to be pushing myself to the max again!! 😆 & some exciting news to share soon ☄
#flexfriday #motivation #goals #comebackstronger #stronggirls #lightweightbaby #postcompblues #flumustfall #girlswholift #shesquatsbro #workout #workhard #trainharder #realtalk #honestgram #bikinicompetitor #ifbbbikini #fitgirls #fitnessgirls #saynotoaverage #nevergiveup #ramsaysconditioning #bombsquad #bikinigirls #cantstopwontstop #teamramsay
Real talk on the Post Comp Flu Blues 🤒 I haven't been able to be consistent with training and diet since last Tuesday when I started to get sick - decided to train through it (I always do - I never learn) then ya girl went and progressed herself into bronchitis & taking some strong ass antibiotics & other meds 🙃😅😴 this was so frustrating because I know how important it is post show to keep up the work - not to mention all the water retention and bloating from medication. It's been a real mind fvck guys. But health comes first ✊ THANKFULLY I am starting to feel much better, the rest has been good for my body but driving me insane 😂 so I'm back to training, very light weights, low intensity & no cardio just yet.. slowly getting my appetite back and able to stomach more diet meals & less soups 😝 Last day of antibiotics tomorrow & I can't wait to be pushing myself to the max again!! 😆 & some exciting news to share soon ☄ #flexfriday  #motivation  #goals  #comebackstronger  #stronggirls  #lightweightbaby  #postcompblues  #flumustfall  #girlswholift  #shesquatsbro  #workout  #workhard  #trainharder  #realtalk  #honestgram  #bikinicompetitor  #ifbbbikini  #fitgirls  #fitnessgirls  #saynotoaverage  #nevergiveup  #ramsaysconditioning  #bombsquad  #bikinigirls  #cantstopwontstop  #teamramsay 
here's something you may not know about me. I have let go of all expectations and attatchments in this life. I was tired of the disappointment. if I see you. great. if I hear from you. cool. if I don't tho, life goes on. I have come to realize that my priorities aren't your priorities and vice versa. that's cool. I've chosen to approach every day that I'm given with love, blessings and inspiration. at the end of the day I ask myself "if I was to not wake up tomorrow, would I be ok with how I spent today?" so far my answer has always been yes. I'm the most flexible, reachable and approachable person that I know. yet I can only do so much. my spirit is now fine with that. my love, my light and my spirit are immeasurable. if you are currently an active part of my journey. thank you. if you once were and no longer are. thank you. if we cross a destined path later in this life. thank you. I'm not concerned about yesterday. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I've found my balance in today and I'm sincerely grateful for it all. 🕉☯☮💜🕯#bnb #namaste #HonestGram #hurtpeoplehurtpeople #spreadlove #thankful #vibratehigher #loveandletgo #liveinthenow #lifedeathandinbetween #blessedandgrateful #thirdeyewideopen #seeyouwhenIseeyou
here's something you may not know about me. I have let go of all expectations and attatchments in this life. I was tired of the disappointment. if I see you. great. if I hear from you. cool. if I don't tho, life goes on. I have come to realize that my priorities aren't your priorities and vice versa. that's cool. I've chosen to approach every day that I'm given with love, blessings and inspiration. at the end of the day I ask myself "if I was to not wake up tomorrow, would I be ok with how I spent today?" so far my answer has always been yes. I'm the most flexible, reachable and approachable person that I know. yet I can only do so much. my spirit is now fine with that. my love, my light and my spirit are immeasurable. if you are currently an active part of my journey. thank you. if you once were and no longer are. thank you. if we cross a destined path later in this life. thank you. I'm not concerned about yesterday. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I've found my balance in today and I'm sincerely grateful for it all. 🕉☯☮💜🕯#bnb  #namaste  #HonestGram  #hurtpeoplehurtpeople  #spreadlove  #thankful  #vibratehigher  #loveandletgo  #liveinthenow  #lifedeathandinbetween  #blessedandgrateful  #thirdeyewideopen  #seeyouwhenIseeyou 
my large head + my two beautiful (normal sized head) friends had a RILL good time a few weeks ago and I’m just over here trying to practice some #gratitude. You might think this is lame or corny, but when life just feels like A LOT, making a gratitude list really puts shit into perspective. Instagram so rarely feels like an honest or safe place and I’d like to be a part of the change I wish to see and TELL IT LIKE IT IS! so if you are also having a rough day (or rough days), please know that everyone has them and that’s totally ok and I’m with you and I luv you ❤️ #honestgram #bestfriends #keeponkeepingon
my large head + my two beautiful (normal sized head) friends had a RILL good time a few weeks ago and I’m just over here trying to practice some #gratitude . You might think this is lame or corny, but when life just feels like A LOT, making a gratitude list really puts shit into perspective. Instagram so rarely feels like an honest or safe place and I’d like to be a part of the change I wish to see and TELL IT LIKE IT IS! so if you are also having a rough day (or rough days), please know that everyone has them and that’s totally ok and I’m with you and I luv you ❤️ #honestgram  #bestfriends  #keeponkeepingon 
Y'know, I got just a little bit impatient, actually, frustrated, yesterday as I've been expecting progress on something important to me.
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I caught myself getting frustrated with this situation and was feeling my blood boil. I stopped for a moment to take a deep breath and remind myself that our lives will unfold as it should and is destined to happen. I also reminded myself that this person is doing the best that they can and they may have so many other things going on that I'm not privy to.
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Moral of the matter of the mantra of the masala of the story? BE UNDERSTANDFUL!
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In these moments, it takes practice to catch ourselves and more over, correct ourselves. People's world's don't revolve around us. And our frustrations and the feelings and things we tell ourselves are a reflection of our thoughts, not theirs. What do your thoughts say about you? Can you apply more understanding in your day and with some people in your life?
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It's easy to practice being positive and cheery when things are good. It takes even more will power to apply this same practice when things aren't so good.
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Happy new day (and week), my soulfrennns 🤗
Y'know, I got just a little bit impatient, actually, frustrated, yesterday as I've been expecting progress on something important to me. . I caught myself getting frustrated with this situation and was feeling my blood boil. I stopped for a moment to take a deep breath and remind myself that our lives will unfold as it should and is destined to happen. I also reminded myself that this person is doing the best that they can and they may have so many other things going on that I'm not privy to. . Moral of the matter of the mantra of the masala of the story? BE UNDERSTANDFUL! . In these moments, it takes practice to catch ourselves and more over, correct ourselves. People's world's don't revolve around us. And our frustrations and the feelings and things we tell ourselves are a reflection of our thoughts, not theirs. What do your thoughts say about you? Can you apply more understanding in your day and with some people in your life? . It's easy to practice being positive and cheery when things are good. It takes even more will power to apply this same practice when things aren't so good. . Happy new day (and week), my soulfrennns 🤗
Told @lub.s I wanted a picture beside the cute plants before we leave. She readily took her phone out (MVP😂) and I didn’t know what to do so heres a photo of me yelling “do I hold the door?!?!” #honestgram #BTS
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🇺🇸I am an advocate of the idea that it's necessary to leave your comfort zone to grow and develop. And all my life I lived by this principle: I have always chosen maths as an exam, although I am a pure humanist; got the best grades; moved to Germany and left my family; entered journalism as a foreigner; then suddenly switched to design (there was only one semester left to get the bachelor degree); started all over again; learned to code; I was instantly working to get a perfect CV without any gaps; even Instagram is another step out of my comfort zone. And it sounds all good, but I am extremely exhausted. It feels like I've been trying to prove something to someone my whole life. That I am good enough or something.
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🇷🇺Я всегда была сторонником идеи, что для того, чтобы расти и развиваться, необходимо выходить из зоны комфорта. И всю жизнь я жила по этому принципу: как гуманитарий каждый раз выбирала матекатику как экзамен, рвала задницу, чтобы получить золотую медаль, переехала в Германию, поступила на журналистику будучи иностранкой, все бросила и перевелась на дизайн, научилась писать код, постоянно работала, даже инстаграм - это тоже для меня выход из зоны комфорта. И все круто, но что-то я подустала. Такое ощущение, что я всю жизнь пытаюсь кому-то что-то доказать. Но всегда оказывается мало.
🇺🇸I am an advocate of the idea that it's necessary to leave your comfort zone to grow and develop. And all my life I lived by this principle: I have always chosen maths as an exam, although I am a pure humanist; got the best grades; moved to Germany and left my family; entered journalism as a foreigner; then suddenly switched to design (there was only one semester left to get the bachelor degree); started all over again; learned to code; I was instantly working to get a perfect CV without any gaps; even Instagram is another step out of my comfort zone. And it sounds all good, but I am extremely exhausted. It feels like I've been trying to prove something to someone my whole life. That I am good enough or something. . 🇷🇺Я всегда была сторонником идеи, что для того, чтобы расти и развиваться, необходимо выходить из зоны комфорта. И всю жизнь я жила по этому принципу: как гуманитарий каждый раз выбирала матекатику как экзамен, рвала задницу, чтобы получить золотую медаль, переехала в Германию, поступила на журналистику будучи иностранкой, все бросила и перевелась на дизайн, научилась писать код, постоянно работала, даже инстаграм - это тоже для меня выход из зоны комфорта. И все круто, но что-то я подустала. Такое ощущение, что я всю жизнь пытаюсь кому-то что-то доказать. Но всегда оказывается мало.
••I want what I post on here to be a reflection of who I truly am.
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••Because I know that deep down we all just want to feel a little less ALONE in this world. So I will strive to be that person that you can relate to, laugh at and feel motivated by.
••I want what I post on here to be a reflection of who I truly am. • ••To show you the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY in me. • ••Because I know that deep down we all just want to feel a little less ALONE in this world. So I will strive to be that person that you can relate to, laugh at and feel motivated by.
Needed to hear this today #Repost @headtalksnews with @get_repost
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You should never compare yourself to strangers on Instagram because it’s not always reality. You never know what’s going on in their life and JUST REMEMBER that their beauty doesn’t detract from yours✨
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We launched a social media campaign #HonestGram during #mentalhealthawarenessweek as we wanted to create a space on social media for open and honest discussions about how we’re really feeling. How we represent our lives on social media is often very different to the nitty gritty reality of everyday life. Instead of the #lifegoals rose-tinted ideal so many of us often portray, we wanted #Honestgram to give people an opportunity to speak freely about their inner thoughts and feelings - have a scroll through our Instagram page for some inspiring #HonestGram posts!
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Needed to hear this today #Repost  @headtalksnews with @get_repost ・・・ You should never compare yourself to strangers on Instagram because it’s not always reality. You never know what’s going on in their life and JUST REMEMBER that their beauty doesn’t detract from yours✨ • Who else agrees? • We launched a social media campaign #HonestGram  during #mentalhealthawarenessweek  as we wanted to create a space on social media for open and honest discussions about how we’re really feeling. How we represent our lives on social media is often very different to the nitty gritty reality of everyday life. Instead of the #lifegoals  rose-tinted ideal so many of us often portray, we wanted #Honestgram  to give people an opportunity to speak freely about their inner thoughts and feelings - have a scroll through our Instagram page for some inspiring #HonestGram  posts! • • #reality  #tuesdaythoughts  #reallife  #inspiration  #socialmedia  #nocomparison  #beyourself  #selflove  #selfcare  #youarebeautiful 
You should never compare yourself to strangers on Instagram because it’s not always reality. You never know what’s going on in their life and JUST REMEMBER that their beauty doesn’t detract from yours✨
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We launched a social media campaign #HonestGram during #mentalhealthawarenessweek as we wanted to create a space on social media for open and honest discussions about how we’re really feeling. How we represent our lives on social media is often very different to the nitty gritty reality of everyday life. Instead of the #lifegoals rose-tinted ideal so many of us often portray, we wanted #Honestgram to give people an opportunity to speak freely about their inner thoughts and feelings - have a scroll through our Instagram page for some inspiring #HonestGram posts!
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#reality #tuesdaythoughts #reallife #inspiration #socialmedia #nocomparison #beyourself #selflove #selfcare #youarebeautiful
You should never compare yourself to strangers on Instagram because it’s not always reality. You never know what’s going on in their life and JUST REMEMBER that their beauty doesn’t detract from yours✨ ‪-‬---- Who else agrees? ‪-‬---- We launched a social media campaign #HonestGram  during #mentalhealthawarenessweek  as we wanted to create a space on social media for open and honest discussions about how we’re really feeling. How we represent our lives on social media is often very different to the nitty gritty reality of everyday life. Instead of the #lifegoals  rose-tinted ideal so many of us often portray, we wanted #Honestgram  to give people an opportunity to speak freely about their inner thoughts and feelings - have a scroll through our Instagram page for some inspiring #HonestGram  posts! . . . #reality  #tuesdaythoughts  #reallife  #inspiration  #socialmedia  #nocomparison  #beyourself  #selflove  #selfcare  #youarebeautiful 
Yes, I make mistakes too. I picked up my #ankerscardiganmysize today and started frogging the sleeve. Somehow it turned out way too long and wide 😬
Yes, I make mistakes too. I picked up my #ankerscardiganmysize  today and started frogging the sleeve. Somehow it turned out way too long and wide 😬
3 months plus of staying indoors?! No weekly shopping, no walks in the forest, no runs...I needed these to get me through this especially difficult time and there I was, being told, nope, you’ll understand when it’s over. 
No one speaks or explains enough about the Iddah (waiting) period. I was told that the main purpose of iddah was to prevent marriage to another man in case you happened to be pregnant, which you would then find out within 3 complete menstrual cycles if you were. I scoured the web and researched frantically the conditions of iddah. No one in my immediate family had ever gotten divorced. 
My search for knowledge was fruitless. I wanted to hear from other women who had been through this before, not just imams announcing rulings on YouTube. My imam and many family members agreed I could continue working and consulting clients, even encouraged me. I was hopeful. Perhaps there was hope for the patriarchy yet. 
Until I had a complete meltdown the day after consulting with a potential client. Was it too soon? I realized that as much as I wanted to be active and earning an income for Adam, he needed my sanity and emotional support more. As a small business owner, there has always been some months better than others, but here I was removing myself from the market (in more ways than one 😂) I didn’t post anything on Instagram for nearly four months. I removed my face from Whatsapp and started the process of deleting Facebook. I didn’t want to do anything that might invalidate my iddah, and give people more food for gossip. 
Alhamdulillah, even without social media updates, a few clients insisted on me doing work for them, in my own time, solely from home, and really helped me through what could have been an even worse situation. I bumped into a friend a few weeks after my iddah who noted how lucky I was to be my own boss...maybe another company wouldn’t have been as forgiving. 
The emotions came in waves. There were nights I couldn’t sleep. Days I couldn’t eat. I definitely wouldn’t have lasted at an 8-5 post. I kept going over my decisions while looking my son in the eye...did I do the right thing for the two of us. [Continued in comments...]
3 months plus of staying indoors?! No weekly shopping, no walks in the forest, no runs...I needed these to get me through this especially difficult time and there I was, being told, nope, you’ll understand when it’s over. No one speaks or explains enough about the Iddah (waiting) period. I was told that the main purpose of iddah was to prevent marriage to another man in case you happened to be pregnant, which you would then find out within 3 complete menstrual cycles if you were. I scoured the web and researched frantically the conditions of iddah. No one in my immediate family had ever gotten divorced. My search for knowledge was fruitless. I wanted to hear from other women who had been through this before, not just imams announcing rulings on YouTube. My imam and many family members agreed I could continue working and consulting clients, even encouraged me. I was hopeful. Perhaps there was hope for the patriarchy yet. Until I had a complete meltdown the day after consulting with a potential client. Was it too soon? I realized that as much as I wanted to be active and earning an income for Adam, he needed my sanity and emotional support more. As a small business owner, there has always been some months better than others, but here I was removing myself from the market (in more ways than one 😂) I didn’t post anything on Instagram for nearly four months. I removed my face from Whatsapp and started the process of deleting Facebook. I didn’t want to do anything that might invalidate my iddah, and give people more food for gossip. Alhamdulillah, even without social media updates, a few clients insisted on me doing work for them, in my own time, solely from home, and really helped me through what could have been an even worse situation. I bumped into a friend a few weeks after my iddah who noted how lucky I was to be my own boss...maybe another company wouldn’t have been as forgiving. The emotions came in waves. There were nights I couldn’t sleep. Days I couldn’t eat. I definitely wouldn’t have lasted at an 8-5 post. I kept going over my decisions while looking my son in the eye...did I do the right thing for the two of us. [Continued in comments...]
do you ever pray and pray (and pray some more) for god to just show you he’s still there? 
for just one, stupid, little sign that you’re doing okay?

hi, yeah, me too. 👋🏼
sometimes, i admit, i lose sight of His mercy and grace in this crazy world. i lose my way, i lose my footing, i just plain lose it. 
this morning was one of those mornings for me. 
i broke down in my car, just asking God for a sign. 
something. anything.

then an email popped up, letting me know the book i’ve been dying to read was finally ready for me. then when i ran a hot bath and settled in to read it, a song that’s gotten me through some incredibly tough times was the first song to shuffle on. 
coincidence? maybe. but i don’t think so. 
in any case, if you’ve been begging a sign like i have - here it is. 
consider this your reminder that “no it won’t all go the way it should
but i know the heart of life is good.” now, go wash your face. ✨
do you ever pray and pray (and pray some more) for god to just show you he’s still there? for just one, stupid, little sign that you’re doing okay? hi, yeah, me too. 👋🏼 sometimes, i admit, i lose sight of His mercy and grace in this crazy world. i lose my way, i lose my footing, i just plain lose it. this morning was one of those mornings for me. i broke down in my car, just asking God for a sign. something. anything. then an email popped up, letting me know the book i’ve been dying to read was finally ready for me. then when i ran a hot bath and settled in to read it, a song that’s gotten me through some incredibly tough times was the first song to shuffle on. coincidence? maybe. but i don’t think so. in any case, if you’ve been begging a sign like i have - here it is. consider this your reminder that “no it won’t all go the way it should but i know the heart of life is good.” now, go wash your face. ✨
172 lbs. (By far the largest number I have ever seen on the scale.) Tons of zits. No jeans fit. But.. no panic attacks for 3 months. So having faith that with time, continued pilates, biking, running, hiking, and MOVEMENT, continued healthy eating, and patience—that my metabolism will re-emerge from its Lexapro slumber. So much gratitude for the relief from panic disorder. Above all else. #honestgram #whatsREALLYgoinonyall #zitcreamselfie #letsgetreal #showmeyourvulnerability #sundaysafesies #nightnightsleeptightdontletthecomparisonbugbite #mentalhealth #summeroflove #courage #simplefortune
172 lbs. (By far the largest number I have ever seen on the scale.) Tons of zits. No jeans fit. But.. no panic attacks for 3 months. So having faith that with time, continued pilates, biking, running, hiking, and MOVEMENT, continued healthy eating, and patience—that my metabolism will re-emerge from its Lexapro slumber. So much gratitude for the relief from panic disorder. Above all else. #honestgram  #whatsREALLYgoinonyall  #zitcreamselfie  #letsgetreal  #showmeyourvulnerability  #sundaysafesies  #nightnightsleeptightdontletthecomparisonbugbite  #mentalhealth  #summeroflove  #courage  #simplefortune 
While I was away on my first work trip postpartum last week, this little guy turned 6 months old. I have no words to explain the joy he brings my life. He is a mirror to reflect some of my best qualities, but also reveal and amplify some of my worst. I only hope every day to wake up and be better than I was the day before. #workfromhomemom #seekingbalance #honestgram #newmom #6monthsold
While I was away on my first work trip postpartum last week, this little guy turned 6 months old. I have no words to explain the joy he brings my life. He is a mirror to reflect some of my best qualities, but also reveal and amplify some of my worst. I only hope every day to wake up and be better than I was the day before. #workfromhomemom  #seekingbalance  #honestgram  #newmom  #6monthsold 
I’m honestly not a negative person at all but it’s okay to admit that tbh life sucks so bad sometimes lol like this week sos help 🙃 but I have hope knowing that God works out EVERY thing for our good. He is faithful. He will remain above all circumstances. He will always have the final say and no word that he spoke will ever go void. #honestgram
I’m honestly not a negative person at all but it’s okay to admit that tbh life sucks so bad sometimes lol like this week sos help 🙃 but I have hope knowing that God works out EVERY thing for our good. He is faithful. He will remain above all circumstances. He will always have the final say and no word that he spoke will ever go void. #honestgram 
How come it's so hard to appreciate what you have in the moment? When this picture was first taken I thought I looked like a blob, now I'm ten pounds heavier wishing I had this shape again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's a constant struggle to feel neutral about your body. I try to remind myself to cherish what it has done for me over the years but some days I'd rather not look in a mirror. #jabbathehutt
How come it's so hard to appreciate what you have in the moment? When this picture was first taken I thought I looked like a blob, now I'm ten pounds heavier wishing I had this shape again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's a constant struggle to feel neutral about your body. I try to remind myself to cherish what it has done for me over the years but some days I'd rather not look in a mirror. #jabbathehutt 
What a week! Last Thursday morning we were still getting builders quotes for our planned renovation and extension. That evening we decided that what we wanted to do was going to be overcapitalising on the property so we made the decision to sell. We started looking at properties online that night, found one we loved and went to see it at the weekend. A few days later we put an offer in which has been accepted! 🎉💃So the last week has been an exhausting blur of decluttering, sorting and cleaning ready to put our place on the market on Monday and trying to pack for my trip to the UK with the kids (we fly on Sunday!!) I would love to say our house has always looked this good but this is the best it’s ever been thanks to 50% of our possessions now being in a storage unit and a professional deep clean! Our new home is in the country 🌳🌿🐄 in a village fifteen minutes inland from the coast. Sad to say goodbye to our little blue beach shack but we’ve well and truly outgrown it and can’t wait for all the extra space and garden we’re going to have.
What a week! Last Thursday morning we were still getting builders quotes for our planned renovation and extension. That evening we decided that what we wanted to do was going to be overcapitalising on the property so we made the decision to sell. We started looking at properties online that night, found one we loved and went to see it at the weekend. A few days later we put an offer in which has been accepted! 🎉💃So the last week has been an exhausting blur of decluttering, sorting and cleaning ready to put our place on the market on Monday and trying to pack for my trip to the UK with the kids (we fly on Sunday!!) I would love to say our house has always looked this good but this is the best it’s ever been thanks to 50% of our possessions now being in a storage unit and a professional deep clean! Our new home is in the country 🌳🌿🐄 in a village fifteen minutes inland from the coast. Sad to say goodbye to our little blue beach shack but we’ve well and truly outgrown it and can’t wait for all the extra space and garden we’re going to have.
Here’s an #honestgram. I lost my dad month ago, and I haven’t made a piece of jewelry since. I’m oh so behind. I’ve also started a new part time job and my third year of grad school. I promise I will get to making again. Soon I think. Or soonish.
Here’s an #honestgram . I lost my dad month ago, and I haven’t made a piece of jewelry since. I’m oh so behind. I’ve also started a new part time job and my third year of grad school. I promise I will get to making again. Soon I think. Or soonish.
Before this was taken I fell down a dirt hill & made @m0s3ll3 take this pic. so I could feel more #instacool 
I’m not, but it’s worth a try #honestgram
Before this was taken I fell down a dirt hill & made @m0s3ll3 take this pic. so I could feel more #instacool  I’m not, but it’s worth a try #honestgram 
Packing for a new adventure✈
Switzerland 🔜 Lisbon😍
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Packing for a new adventure✈ Switzerland 🔜 Lisbon😍 . . . SWIPE--> . . . I'm sure I'm not the only one who hates to pack😫. That's the only bad side when it comes to travel🤷🏼‍♀️ Could be worse right😋 . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instgramvsreality  #selflove ❤
Yeah... I’m a total cliché (in a few ways) but probably most when it comes to fitness. I start every year pumped, sure this will be the year I get into the habit of working out. My positivity and drive usually stays strong during summer, slowing down in autumn to basically full on hibernation in winter. Then when spring comes I feel disappointed for once again failing myself and not sticking things out. .
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I hate no finishing what I started. I want to be healthy (and for the most part we are) but I have to get active. It’s not about getting back my pre-baby body - I’m proud of what my mombod has done; growing, carrying and nourishing our girls but I need to return the favour and take care of it too. .
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It’s about health and feeling good and being strong but I’m going to be honest... I want to rock a bikini too! And nobody’s going to tell me it can’t be done; lose skin, smaller boobs, Diastasis Recti and all. I’ve been hiding behind too many excuses like my age, having no time, walking the dog 😝 NO MORE, I’m going to make time, I’m putting my health at the top of my priority list. So, here I go again, not ready to give up💪🏻
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Greek islands I’m coming for you! #24daystogo #mombodsunitedTAKE2
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Yeah... I’m a total cliché (in a few ways) but probably most when it comes to fitness. I start every year pumped, sure this will be the year I get into the habit of working out. My positivity and drive usually stays strong during summer, slowing down in autumn to basically full on hibernation in winter. Then when spring comes I feel disappointed for once again failing myself and not sticking things out. . . I hate no finishing what I started. I want to be healthy (and for the most part we are) but I have to get active. It’s not about getting back my pre-baby body - I’m proud of what my mombod has done; growing, carrying and nourishing our girls but I need to return the favour and take care of it too. . . It’s about health and feeling good and being strong but I’m going to be honest... I want to rock a bikini too! And nobody’s going to tell me it can’t be done; lose skin, smaller boobs, Diastasis Recti and all. I’ve been hiding behind too many excuses like my age, having no time, walking the dog 😝 NO MORE, I’m going to make time, I’m putting my health at the top of my priority list. So, here I go again, not ready to give up💪🏻 . . Greek islands I’m coming for you! #24daystogo  #mombodsunitedTAKE2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wellnesswednesday  #mombod  #momworkout  #fitmom  #momfail  #momstruggles  #bestofmom  #justamamma  #selflovejourney  #honestmotherhood  #postpartumbody  #postpartumfitness  #uniteinmotherhood  #motherhoodunited  #motherhoodunhinged  #motherofthree  #mom_hub  #honestlymothering  #umh_honestlymommy  #inspiremyinstagram  #ig_motherhood  #realmomlife  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #momdiaries  #honestgram  #motherhood  #mamafail 
From personal experience, and numerous DMs, it seems sisters/mothers-in-law aren’t very welcoming of women either. If you have a good relationship with your in-laws you are incredibly lucky Masha Allah. May the Almighty protect that bond. Too many women suffer in silence with this “taboo” subject. Of course it’s natural for his mom/sisters to feel a bit apprehensive at the beginning of a relationship with a new woman, everyone wants the best for their family. But when that shifts to feeling threatened, to bad-mouthing her and basically being a real witch towards the married-in sis you have to ask yourself - why am I making this good woman’s life so difficult?? Maybe, if they didn’t interfere so much the marriage would have stood a chance. Just be a decent human being?! It’s 2018 for goodness sake! Why are women still bringing each other down?? Many divorcees say they have never felt part of the family and their efforts to constantly make a good impression were either met with back-handed compliments or worse, indifference. I know the feeling all too well. And disappointingly, the “friends” whom I knew long before the marriage (and before things went south) were the first to believe the cruel gossip being spread about me by my then in-laws. Let’s get one thing straight. A true friend/sister is someone who has your back when you’re not there to defend yourself. Someone you can trust not to exploit your innermost fears. My circle has since gotten smaller but my friendships are finally more authentic, Alhamdulillah ♥️
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From personal experience, and numerous DMs, it seems sisters/mothers-in-law aren’t very welcoming of women either. If you have a good relationship with your in-laws you are incredibly lucky Masha Allah. May the Almighty protect that bond. Too many women suffer in silence with this “taboo” subject. Of course it’s natural for his mom/sisters to feel a bit apprehensive at the beginning of a relationship with a new woman, everyone wants the best for their family. But when that shifts to feeling threatened, to bad-mouthing her and basically being a real witch towards the married-in sis you have to ask yourself - why am I making this good woman’s life so difficult?? Maybe, if they didn’t interfere so much the marriage would have stood a chance. Just be a decent human being?! It’s 2018 for goodness sake! Why are women still bringing each other down?? Many divorcees say they have never felt part of the family and their efforts to constantly make a good impression were either met with back-handed compliments or worse, indifference. I know the feeling all too well. And disappointingly, the “friends” whom I knew long before the marriage (and before things went south) were the first to believe the cruel gossip being spread about me by my then in-laws. Let’s get one thing straight. A true friend/sister is someone who has your back when you’re not there to defend yourself. Someone you can trust not to exploit your innermost fears. My circle has since gotten smaller but my friendships are finally more authentic, Alhamdulillah ♥️ @muslimsoftheworld1 * * * * #liveauthentic  #lifelessons  #muslimsoftheworld1  #purposefulliving  #livecolorfully  #bekind  #marriage  #sisterhood  #friendship  #marriageproblems  #girlboss  #vlog  #instavid  #metoo  #candidlife  #honestgram  #truth  #womenwhowork  #makeitblissful  #modestfashion  #samomblogger  #fblogger  #womenempowerment  #vlogger  #muslimah  #realtalk  #motherhood 
I’d planned on starting I’d Rather Be Reading tonight, but........ Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is on Netflix. 🙈 #honestgram
I’d planned on starting I’d Rather Be Reading tonight, but........ Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is on Netflix. 🙈 #honestgram 
Why walk when you can dance?🌹
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How I look when I don't know that my fiance is already taking photos..😅 I swear, I wasn't sad. I always look grumpy when I'm relaxed🙈😅 Can someone relate? It's a big issue if you ask me😂
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Why walk when you can dance?🌹 . . . SWIPE--> . . . How I look when I don't know that my fiance is already taking photos..😅 I swear, I wasn't sad. I always look grumpy when I'm relaxed🙈😅 Can someone relate? It's a big issue if you ask me😂 . . The first picture is inspired by the beautiful @lisamarie_schiffner 🌹 . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality  #selflove ❤
Sliding into year 15 with @nbattershield at my side. I’m convinced that marriage, parenting, and pursuing personal goals are very similar to obstacle course racing - At the starting line there’s a ton of excitement and optimism. Your ready to take on the world - Obstacles will present themselves early and often. You will fall, get hurt, feel overwhelmed and be left with scars - The uphill climb will wear you down and make you feel like quitting - A strong mind, body, and spirit will propel you to keep moving forward. Hang in there with everything you got. Continue to put one foot in front of the other until you reach the finish line. Unspeakable joy will follow - Find a community of like minded people and enjoy the journey. Rinse and repeat 
I encourage everyone try at least one obstacle course race. You won’t regret it and would love to do it with ya!

#honestgram #marriage #parenting #goals #trials2triumphs #persist #obstaclesaretheway #ocr #ocrracing #hillruns #mudrunner #ruggedmaniac #community
Sliding into year 15 with @nbattershield at my side. I’m convinced that marriage, parenting, and pursuing personal goals are very similar to obstacle course racing - At the starting line there’s a ton of excitement and optimism. Your ready to take on the world - Obstacles will present themselves early and often. You will fall, get hurt, feel overwhelmed and be left with scars - The uphill climb will wear you down and make you feel like quitting - A strong mind, body, and spirit will propel you to keep moving forward. Hang in there with everything you got. Continue to put one foot in front of the other until you reach the finish line. Unspeakable joy will follow - Find a community of like minded people and enjoy the journey. Rinse and repeat I encourage everyone try at least one obstacle course race. You won’t regret it and would love to do it with ya! #honestgram  #marriage  #parenting  #goals  #trials2triumphs  #persist  #obstaclesaretheway  #ocr  #ocrracing  #hillruns  #mudrunner  #ruggedmaniac  #community 
Stepping into the weekend like, “Mama told you to sit here, not there...Adam, what are you looking at...sit down here right now!” 🤦🏽‍♀️👇🏽*
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Stepping into the weekend like, “Mama told you to sit here, not there...Adam, what are you looking at...sit down here right now!” 🤦🏽‍♀️👇🏽* * * * * * #motherhood  #momlife  #mothermag  #toddlerplay  #parkfun  #babyoutings  #outdoors  #nature  #exploretocreate  #motherhoodunplugged  #simplychildren  #letthembelittle  #candidchildhood  #thehappynow  #literalmomgoals  #motherandson  #samomblog  #samomblogger  #capetownmag  #honestgram  #chictopia  #vintagefashion  #ohheymama 
Like a wildflower you can grow in all the places people thought you never could🌻
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During taking the pictures for instagram, a bee decided to make a little stop on exact the flower I had in my hand🐝😅 As you can tell, I wasn't that happy about it, I was scared😂🙈
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#thetruthisnotpretty #instagramvsreality #therealme
Like a wildflower you can grow in all the places people thought you never could🌻 . . . SWIPE---> . . . During taking the pictures for instagram, a bee decided to make a little stop on exact the flower I had in my hand🐝😅 As you can tell, I wasn't that happy about it, I was scared😂🙈 . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality  #therealme 
Meanwhile I'm exploring new hobbies... #preteenmom #differentagesdifferentstages #forrealtho 
#Repost from @bigcitymoms with @regram.app ... #Thursdaythoughts - Feel Free to share yours 😳🚽| 📷 @happygreylucky
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A N X I E T Y  A N D  D E P R E S S I O N
This is a visual representation of how I feel today.
The week has cought up with me and I feel disconnected from life, everything feels blurry around the edges and the colour has drained from everything.
I was telling a friend this morning I'm "tasking", which means I have zero response to anything emotionally, only getting tasks done in auto pilot and no connection to anything outside of that.
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I always said I would be open about my journey and part of it is acknowledging the "challenging" days and talking to someone.  I will be booking in with a psychiatrist soon, so will share any insights from that too.
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Keep talking, stay open about your struggles and keep looking forward, even if it's just to the next half-hour, forward is forward!
A N X I E T Y A N D D E P R E S S I O N This is a visual representation of how I feel today. The week has cought up with me and I feel disconnected from life, everything feels blurry around the edges and the colour has drained from everything. I was telling a friend this morning I'm "tasking", which means I have zero response to anything emotionally, only getting tasks done in auto pilot and no connection to anything outside of that. + I always said I would be open about my journey and part of it is acknowledging the "challenging" days and talking to someone. I will be booking in with a psychiatrist soon, so will share any insights from that too. + Keep talking, stay open about your struggles and keep looking forward, even if it's just to the next half-hour, forward is forward!
Never undervalue your worth! If someone doesn’t treat you with the love and respect you deserve, cut your losses and move on. No point in having to prove yourself over again to someone who only sees things in black and white while you possess a galaxy of vibrant colour. The right people will always respect you and have your back, believe it! 
#womenempowerment #youareenough #respect #love #truth #realtalk #believe #metoo #bekind #acolorstory #relationships #womenoffaith #loveyourself #betruetoyourself #keepitreal #honestgram #honesty #lovequote #words #qotd #wisewords #girlboss #risingtidesociety
Never undervalue your worth! If someone doesn’t treat you with the love and respect you deserve, cut your losses and move on. No point in having to prove yourself over again to someone who only sees things in black and white while you possess a galaxy of vibrant colour. The right people will always respect you and have your back, believe it! #womenempowerment  #youareenough  #respect  #love  #truth  #realtalk  #believe  #metoo  #bekind  #acolorstory  #relationships  #womenoffaith  #loveyourself  #betruetoyourself  #keepitreal  #honestgram  #honesty  #lovequote  #words  #qotd  #wisewords  #girlboss  #risingtidesociety 
Enjoying the last days of summer☀️
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Enjoying the last days of summer☀️ . . . SWIPE--> . . . I couldn't open my eyes, because the sun blinded me so much, I couldn't look any other way😅😅 . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality 
The outpouring of love on our new journey has me in tears and I am so overwhelmed.
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A big thank you for everyone sharing in our joy. Thank you for all the beautiful messages. 
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The outpouring of love on our new journey has me in tears and I am so overwhelmed. • We feel humbled by each and every Comment, Message, DM and phone call received. • A big thank you for everyone sharing in our joy. Thank you for all the beautiful messages. We are incredibly thankful ❤️ • Lots of love Chanel & Nico • 📸 @davishphoto
Well.... we’ve been keeping something from you! 😬 couldn't wait to share this with you'll. Hence my absence on social media the couple of weeks.
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The time is here and we are over the moon to announce that we are turning the page from just being the two of us to becoming a family of 3. Every scan to date has been evident of God's Grace and that Miracle's do happen. Seeing our little miracle is really special which words can't describe. Baby No. 1 due in Feb 2019!
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First of all I would like to give God all the glory! After a year and a half of trying we we're diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis which my gynae explained was that bad that it was at stage 10. After two operations but for the greater good to have the endometriosis removed they informed us that there might be a possibility that we would have to go for treatments to get pregnant.
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Well.... we’ve been keeping something from you! 😬 couldn't wait to share this with you'll. Hence my absence on social media the couple of weeks. 👶🏼 The time is here and we are over the moon to announce that we are turning the page from just being the two of us to becoming a family of 3. Every scan to date has been evident of God's Grace and that Miracle's do happen. Seeing our little miracle is really special which words can't describe. Baby No. 1 due in Feb 2019! 👫❤️👶🏼#blessedbeyondwords  First of all I would like to give God all the glory! After a year and a half of trying we we're diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis which my gynae explained was that bad that it was at stage 10. After two operations but for the greater good to have the endometriosis removed they informed us that there might be a possibility that we would have to go for treatments to get pregnant. • Our biggest prayer was to get pregnant naturally and we are blessed to say that it did happen that way, 1 month after the operation. #ThankyouJesus . #GodisGood  • We got to see our healthy, wiggly baby in our ultrasound on Spring day and it was amazing. Couldn't wait any longer to give God the praise publicly! • And yes... Our little Jessy 🐶 loves cuddling on my small baby bump. 😂#13weekspregnant  • We are truly thankful for our gynae, Dr Johan Kotze and for our specialist, Dr Abri de Bruin. Both these Drs' are exceptional and great at their profession. We can't thank them enough. • Thankful for all the love, prayers and support from our family, close friends, clients and suppliers that become friends. It helped us so much through this journey.
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Mirror, mirror on the wall...💬 . . . SWIPE--> . . . ...I don't look like the first picture at all😅😅 . Wish I could look that styled all the time, but reality is (and that's totally fine) I just don't😊😃 . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality #therealme 
OP SHOPPED // Top, skirt, socks - all from an #opshop. The socks were still sealed in packet, top and skirt were dead stock #designerlabels sold at @redcrossshops Pop up at Melbourne Town Hall earlier this year.
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OP SHOPPED // Top, skirt, socks - all from an #opshop . The socks were still sealed in packet, top and skirt were dead stock #designerlabels  sold at @redcrossshops Pop up at Melbourne Town Hall earlier this year. . . . At Father's Day lunch, I was told to pull down my top. 😖😖😖 I love this #outfit  but reluctant to post. . . . #fatshamed  #bodyimage  #stretchmarks  #belly  #body  #feelgood  #feltgood  #lookgood  #jelly  #postpartum  #mumbod  #fit  #unfit  #muscle  #mentalhealth  #healthissue  #feelings  #beauty  #consciousclothing  #selfie  #checks  #checkered  #tanyataylor  #honestgram  #kneehighsocks  #60sinspired  #thegigioutfit 
Il n'y a pas de «petites» actions quand on y met tout son ⚡! Bon long weekend, let's buddha 💪🏻 | 📷 @sipdinedesign
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Scrolling through my graphic design /artist feed @summagrafika there's a subtle change in content. Before the course I'm currently studying, many of my posts were art as #prayer or from a #spiritual perspective. Now I have entered into the design world, into the commercial and secular, my focus has naturally shifted, toward aesthetics and effective #communication.
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I have however, heard in no uncertain terms a number of times this week, comments or remarks about church-hating. One teacher said that she refused the Catholic Church one of her images because she didn't want her work associated with any #religion, maintaining that it's a #personal thing. It wasn't so much what she said (because I understand that it's her right to withhold or share her work according to her own ethos) but how she said it, and a part of me wondered, "What happened to you? Why so much hate?"
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Religion is unpopular. Profession of faith is seen as old, irrelevant and out-of-touch. People who profess religion or faith are seen as closed-minded bigots with no scope of thinking. But I'm here to say that that's not entirely accurate. I am a person of faith, I've inherited it from my family, and have grown up with it. I'm not brainwashed and it's something I freely choose now, as what's important to me, and so to, in sharing it with my children. I see my #faith and the insights given from my experiences as #gifts, another revelation into this thing we all share called life.
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So in honour of pushing boundaries and ideas and concepts we are encouraged to do in #designschool, today's word stands up against haters and embraces what's #different. The genius is to work that point of difference into what is mainstream. Besides, if anyone needs an image makeover, it's the Church. 😉 Talk about subliminal.
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#maverick #catholic #artist #unpopular #popular #topgun #standup #standout #love #openminded #honestgram #honest #identity #design #designer #designstudent #image #makeover #mentalhealth #nohaters
MAVERICK // Word of the day. . . . Scrolling through my graphic design /artist feed @summagrafika there's a subtle change in content. Before the course I'm currently studying, many of my posts were art as #prayer  or from a #spiritual  perspective. Now I have entered into the design world, into the commercial and secular, my focus has naturally shifted, toward aesthetics and effective #communication . . . . I have however, heard in no uncertain terms a number of times this week, comments or remarks about church-hating. One teacher said that she refused the Catholic Church one of her images because she didn't want her work associated with any #religion , maintaining that it's a #personal  thing. It wasn't so much what she said (because I understand that it's her right to withhold or share her work according to her own ethos) but how she said it, and a part of me wondered, "What happened to you? Why so much hate?" . . . Religion is unpopular. Profession of faith is seen as old, irrelevant and out-of-touch. People who profess religion or faith are seen as closed-minded bigots with no scope of thinking. But I'm here to say that that's not entirely accurate. I am a person of faith, I've inherited it from my family, and have grown up with it. I'm not brainwashed and it's something I freely choose now, as what's important to me, and so to, in sharing it with my children. I see my #faith  and the insights given from my experiences as #gifts , another revelation into this thing we all share called life. . . So in honour of pushing boundaries and ideas and concepts we are encouraged to do in #designschool , today's word stands up against haters and embraces what's #different . The genius is to work that point of difference into what is mainstream. Besides, if anyone needs an image makeover, it's the Church. 😉 Talk about subliminal. . . . #maverick  #catholic  #artist  #unpopular  #popular  #topgun  #standup  #standout  #love  #openminded  #honestgram  #honest  #identity  #design  #designer  #designstudent  #image  #makeover  #mentalhealth  #nohaters 
BUSTED😝😂
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There’s nothing quite like waking up to a WhatsApp asking when the class can expect your kid’s Baker’s Day treats - they were supposed to be there yesterday 🙈
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I’m not gonna lie. I totally forgot. I actually didn’t even know. I missed the memo completely.
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Still, I stayed cool... Apologizing and saying tomorrow of course! Now I feel the pressure to wow too because we have to somehow make up for failing, right? 😩
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Obviously I haven’t got this mother of 3 thing figured out yet so ladies help a mama out!
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PLEASE... Any easy, winning Baker’s Day ideas we can whip up this afternoon? Please bear in mind this mama is a beginner in the baking department. 😳 .
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#momfail #momstruggles #bestofmom #justamamma #honestmotherhood #recipeideas #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodunited #motherhoodunhinged #motherofthree #mom_hub #honestlymothering #umh_honestlymommy #inspiremyinstagram #ig_motherhood #realmomlife #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momdiaries #bigfamilylife #truthfulltuesday #honestgram #motherhood #mamafail #motherhood #letterboard #tuesdaymorning #bakersday
BUSTED😝😂 . . There’s nothing quite like waking up to a WhatsApp asking when the class can expect your kid’s Baker’s Day treats - they were supposed to be there yesterday 🙈 . . I’m not gonna lie. I totally forgot. I actually didn’t even know. I missed the memo completely. . . Still, I stayed cool... Apologizing and saying tomorrow of course! Now I feel the pressure to wow too because we have to somehow make up for failing, right? 😩 . . Obviously I haven’t got this mother of 3 thing figured out yet so ladies help a mama out! . . PLEASE... Any easy, winning Baker’s Day ideas we can whip up this afternoon? Please bear in mind this mama is a beginner in the baking department. 😳 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #momfail  #momstruggles  #bestofmom  #justamamma  #honestmotherhood  #recipeideas  #uniteinmotherhood  #motherhoodunited  #motherhoodunhinged  #motherofthree  #mom_hub  #honestlymothering  #umh_honestlymommy  #inspiremyinstagram  #ig_motherhood  #realmomlife  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #momdiaries  #bigfamilylife  #truthfulltuesday  #honestgram  #motherhood  #mamafail  #motherhood  #letterboard  #tuesdaymorning  #bakersday 
👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Instagram became its best purveyor. Seldom though is it a reflection of our every day life. It’s a filtered version just like the images we post. It’s enhanced. It’s polished. It’s made to look its best. I can assure you the the best things in life will never make it to Instagram. And neither will the worst. #honestgram #photographedby @missionjournal #nighttimephotography #justmyself #justemoi
👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Instagram became its best purveyor. Seldom though is it a reflection of our every day life. It’s a filtered version just like the images we post. It’s enhanced. It’s polished. It’s made to look its best. I can assure you the the best things in life will never make it to Instagram. And neither will the worst. #honestgram  #photographedby  @missionjournal #nighttimephotography  #justmyself  #justemoi 
29 and feeling......a little lost, if we’re being honest. But also very loved by the best friends and family, and ready to figure it out one day at a time ♥️ // 📷: @reneekfuller
29 and feeling......a little lost, if we’re being honest. But also very loved by the best friends and family, and ready to figure it out one day at a time ♥️ // 📷: @reneekfuller
#honestgram There are lots of idyllic holiday shots on IG at the mo. Holidays are great but seldom flawless. So this is me holding my small boys hand walking back after a day on the beach. He won’t hold my hand forever and the sun felt gorgeous so I want to hold this feeling forever. Not so much the tantrum in the morning which was the entire reason for us not going with others the the market trip! Or the sand that bothered his eczema or the fact that an uncomfortable bed and lack of sleep mean my joints are bouncing. Being plant based is easier on France now though! All you need is one decent plant milk and nature takes care of the rest. #allthefreshveg #wfpb #rheumatoidarthritis #antiinflammatorydiet #childhood
#honestgram  There are lots of idyllic holiday shots on IG at the mo. Holidays are great but seldom flawless. So this is me holding my small boys hand walking back after a day on the beach. He won’t hold my hand forever and the sun felt gorgeous so I want to hold this feeling forever. Not so much the tantrum in the morning which was the entire reason for us not going with others the the market trip! Or the sand that bothered his eczema or the fact that an uncomfortable bed and lack of sleep mean my joints are bouncing. Being plant based is easier on France now though! All you need is one decent plant milk and nature takes care of the rest. #allthefreshveg  #wfpb  #rheumatoidarthritis  #antiinflammatorydiet  #childhood 
#Lubismotywuje #honestgram

Jeżeli miałabym wymienić coś, co sprawia mi najwięcej problemu na rurce, to będzie to #pdphoenix I szerokopojęte wariacje #pdreversegrabspin 😑

Z progresów to unoszę dupę I udało mi się ją unieść wczoraj kilka razy, więc można powiedzieć, że mam, ale wszystko inne robię totalnie na pałę. 😕 Z teorii tego tricku mogłabym napisać co najmniej magisterkę, ale moje ciało nie chce mnie słuchać, mimo, że doskonale wiem, co robi źle. 😠 
Ponad wszystko wydaje mi się, że ja się tego po prostu boję, co nie pozwala mi porządnie wzlecieć. 😢
Ale z tego miejsca mimo wszystko bardzo dziękuję @agnieszencja I @mariarozbicka.poledancer za ostatnie korepetycje ❤

Wierzę, że I to przyjdzie, jak dziesiątki innych rzeczy, do których w przeszłości traciłam już cierpliwość 🙏

I z tego miejsca mówię do Was wszystkich: nieważne z czym teraz walczysz, może to fonji, może handspring, może superman, może zwykła vka albo podstawowy climb. 😇

Wszyscy czasem z czymś walczymy I mamy poczucie, że przegrywamy, ale nie poddajemy się, tak?
Dziękujcie sobie, że doszliście tam, gdzie jesteście teraz I nie pozwólcie swojej samoocenie spaść do zera przez jeden trick! 💞💞💞 Topik od @dartfrogwear 😍
#Lubismotywuje  #honestgram  Jeżeli miałabym wymienić coś, co sprawia mi najwięcej problemu na rurce, to będzie to #pdphoenix  I szerokopojęte wariacje #pdreversegrabspin  😑 Z progresów to unoszę dupę I udało mi się ją unieść wczoraj kilka razy, więc można powiedzieć, że mam, ale wszystko inne robię totalnie na pałę. 😕 Z teorii tego tricku mogłabym napisać co najmniej magisterkę, ale moje ciało nie chce mnie słuchać, mimo, że doskonale wiem, co robi źle. 😠 Ponad wszystko wydaje mi się, że ja się tego po prostu boję, co nie pozwala mi porządnie wzlecieć. 😢 Ale z tego miejsca mimo wszystko bardzo dziękuję @agnieszencja I @mariarozbicka.poledancer za ostatnie korepetycje ❤ Wierzę, że I to przyjdzie, jak dziesiątki innych rzeczy, do których w przeszłości traciłam już cierpliwość 🙏 I z tego miejsca mówię do Was wszystkich: nieważne z czym teraz walczysz, może to fonji, może handspring, może superman, może zwykła vka albo podstawowy climb. 😇 Wszyscy czasem z czymś walczymy I mamy poczucie, że przegrywamy, ale nie poddajemy się, tak? Dziękujcie sobie, że doszliście tam, gdzie jesteście teraz I nie pozwólcie swojej samoocenie spaść do zera przez jeden trick! 💞💞💞 Topik od @dartfrogwear 😍
🌺🐚💗🥑👏🏻 I’m just posing for the gram - breaky was shite 🙃 🥑💗🐚🌺crazy how instagram can make something seem so desirable but in reality it’s 💩 maybe it’s because I don’t like rock hard ‘ice cream’ and lack of protein 🙄😆 #honestgram This is a great reminder to remember that ‘all is not it seems’ behind the filters 📷 🤐
🌺🐚💗🥑👏🏻 I’m just posing for the gram - breaky was shite 🙃 🥑💗🐚🌺crazy how instagram can make something seem so desirable but in reality it’s 💩 maybe it’s because I don’t like rock hard ‘ice cream’ and lack of protein 🙄😆 #honestgram  This is a great reminder to remember that ‘all is not it seems’ behind the filters 📷 🤐
Here’s the thing...I am good at a lot of things. Pedicures? Nope. Looks like an actual murder. #honestgram #yikes ...also, this was so bad that I also also also ruined my fingernails in the documentation. #thursday
Here’s the thing...I am good at a lot of things. Pedicures? Nope. Looks like an actual murder. #honestgram  #yikes  ...also, this was so bad that I also also also ruined my fingernails in the documentation. #thursday 
.my body has betrayed me. I’ve been battling a running injury since the beginning of the summer and it’s affected my training. I’m ready to throw in the towel but I’m just trying to work through the pain. Thank you for your inspirational and motivating posts— they keep me going!! Please say a little prayer for some healing. Love you! #honestgram #chicagomarathon #mcmarathon #nikeplus
.my body has betrayed me. I’ve been battling a running injury since the beginning of the summer and it’s affected my training. I’m ready to throw in the towel but I’m just trying to work through the pain. Thank you for your inspirational and motivating posts— they keep me going!! Please say a little prayer for some healing. Love you! #honestgram  #chicagomarathon  #mcmarathon  #nikeplus 
MAINTENANCE MODE | Maybe it’s because August is my birthday or maybe it’s because it’s woman’s month or maybe it’s the changing of the seasons...?
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For some reason it’s always the month I use to reflect on and reevaluate everything in our lives. I take toll of all our blessings, admit where I failed and plan for a better future. .
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It’s good to take a moment to yourself but I often catch myself being very critical and comparing myself to others. I know it’s something we all do from time to time but it’s such a useless waste. .
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None of us were ever made to be the same, our true beauty lies in our diversity and endless flaws. The world wants us to cover them up and hide our shortcomings, all just so that we can struggle in silence and isolation. .
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I’ve come to realize that in speaking up, our fears lose their power over us and we also gain the power to help, support and inspire others BECAUSE YOU ARE ENOUGH, MORE THAN ENOUGH - exactly as you are💕
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#motherhoodunited#motherhoodinspired#wellness#thoughtfulthursday#documentingmotherhood#ig_motherhood#selfcare#motherslove#motherhoodmoments#mom_hub#motherhoodunited#womeninspiringwomen#thatsdarling#womansupportingwomen#themommydiary#mytinymoments#motherhoodlens#bestofmom#fashionforwomen#kindredmemories#hyggelife#honestgram#justamamma#unitedmomsnetwork#unitedmomsnetwork#southafricanblogger
MAINTENANCE MODE | Maybe it’s because August is my birthday or maybe it’s because it’s woman’s month or maybe it’s the changing of the seasons...? . . For some reason it’s always the month I use to reflect on and reevaluate everything in our lives. I take toll of all our blessings, admit where I failed and plan for a better future. . . It’s good to take a moment to yourself but I often catch myself being very critical and comparing myself to others. I know it’s something we all do from time to time but it’s such a useless waste. . . None of us were ever made to be the same, our true beauty lies in our diversity and endless flaws. The world wants us to cover them up and hide our shortcomings, all just so that we can struggle in silence and isolation. . . I’ve come to realize that in speaking up, our fears lose their power over us and we also gain the power to help, support and inspire others BECAUSE YOU ARE ENOUGH, MORE THAN ENOUGH - exactly as you are💕 📸 @madisonandwestlifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodunited #motherhoodinspired #wellness #thoughtfulthursday #documentingmotherhood #ig_motherhood #selfcare #motherslove #motherhoodmoments #mom_hub #motherhoodunited #womeninspiringwomen #thatsdarling #womansupportingwomen #themommydiary #mytinymoments #motherhoodlens #bestofmom #fashionforwomen #kindredmemories #hyggelife #honestgram #justamamma #unitedmomsnetwork #unitedmomsnetwork #southafricanblogger 
The Honeymoon pt. II –
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Tucked under the sheets, scared to move an inch to the left. If the Hobby Lobby painting of the beach on the wall had a hidden camera in it, you could have seen that half of my body was hinging off the bed. I brought up this one friend and something funny he did at the wedding, then another, then began negotiating whether or not I should buy a new car once I turned my leaser in—avoidance, survival. Where am I? Don’t make a baby. What do I do with her hair? Do I keep my eyes open? Is there any way out of this? I memorized every stitch in the hem of those sheets, counted the bumps in the mattress from its rivets, traced the lines of the ceiling panels with my eyes. “Oh, just one second, I need to respond to my Dad,” I told her. One last text—a subliminal cry for help to no one—what is going through her head? I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. I can do this. Can I do this?
The Honeymoon pt. II – \ Tucked under the sheets, scared to move an inch to the left. If the Hobby Lobby painting of the beach on the wall had a hidden camera in it, you could have seen that half of my body was hinging off the bed. I brought up this one friend and something funny he did at the wedding, then another, then began negotiating whether or not I should buy a new car once I turned my leaser in—avoidance, survival. Where am I? Don’t make a baby. What do I do with her hair? Do I keep my eyes open? Is there any way out of this? I memorized every stitch in the hem of those sheets, counted the bumps in the mattress from its rivets, traced the lines of the ceiling panels with my eyes. “Oh, just one second, I need to respond to my Dad,” I told her. One last text—a subliminal cry for help to no one—what is going through her head? I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. No I can’t. I can do this. I can do this. Can I do this?
Be happy with what you have while working for what you want🥂💛
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As you can tell from my facial expression, I don't look that happy. It had a simple reason: I was hungry as hell and desperatly waiting for the food😅🙈
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#thetruthisnotpretty #instagramvsreality
Be happy with what you have while working for what you want🥂💛 . . . SWIPE--> . . . As you can tell from my facial expression, I don't look that happy. It had a simple reason: I was hungry as hell and desperatly waiting for the food😅🙈 . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality 
so, 😷🤧😴 doesn’t look that bad (✌🏼)
so, 😷🤧😴 doesn’t look that bad (✌🏼)
december 28, 2017 —> august 18, 2018 
it’s been a minute since i’ve shared my progress, mainly because i took a few weeks off in july due to pure exhaustion from being on the road 10/12 weeks in a row. but also because i’m always a little self conscious to put the more vulnerable side of myself out there
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but it’s been just shy of eight months since i started this journey that has turned my world upside down, 6 months since i was diagnosed with a wheat allergy + gluten intolerance, and 3 months since my doctor dropped the bomb that i’m (mildly) asthmatic
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i’ve ran 75 more miles in the last 3 months than i had the in 22 years prior, shifted my grocery cart from predominantly processed to overwhelmingly off the vine, mastered the kitchen, and even taken complete control of my anxiety and depression.
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230 days ago, i took what i thought was a small step in the right direction and it turned out to be the biggest step of my life. ✨ #realstagram
december 28, 2017 —> august 18, 2018 it’s been a minute since i’ve shared my progress, mainly because i took a few weeks off in july due to pure exhaustion from being on the road 10/12 weeks in a row. but also because i’m always a little self conscious to put the more vulnerable side of myself out there . but it’s been just shy of eight months since i started this journey that has turned my world upside down, 6 months since i was diagnosed with a wheat allergy + gluten intolerance, and 3 months since my doctor dropped the bomb that i’m (mildly) asthmatic . i’ve ran 75 more miles in the last 3 months than i had the in 22 years prior, shifted my grocery cart from predominantly processed to overwhelmingly off the vine, mastered the kitchen, and even taken complete control of my anxiety and depression. . 230 days ago, i took what i thought was a small step in the right direction and it turned out to be the biggest step of my life. ✨ #realstagram 
Better with age? I think so! I’d take 2018 me over 2003 me any day! The last few years have been about getting to know myself again (sounds wanky but it’s true!) and though my demons pop up to say hi every now and again they don’t hang around for long. Social anxiety, poor self image, feeling ugly and weak, thinking I have nothing to offer partners, inadequacy and jealousy have all pestered me at times in my life but I own them now rather than them owning me. Negative thoughts can chew you up and poison your mind if you don’t challenge them and I wish I’d tackled them in secondary school where I think it all started. #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealthrecovery #itsgoodtotalk #iamgoodenough @headtalksnews #honestgram
Better with age? I think so! I’d take 2018 me over 2003 me any day! The last few years have been about getting to know myself again (sounds wanky but it’s true!) and though my demons pop up to say hi every now and again they don’t hang around for long. Social anxiety, poor self image, feeling ugly and weak, thinking I have nothing to offer partners, inadequacy and jealousy have all pestered me at times in my life but I own them now rather than them owning me. Negative thoughts can chew you up and poison your mind if you don’t challenge them and I wish I’d tackled them in secondary school where I think it all started. #itsokaynottobeokay  #mentalhealthrecovery  #itsgoodtotalk  #iamgoodenough  @headtalksnews #honestgram