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I think I only post when I’m looking after myself on a bad day. How miserable is that?!? 🤔Awful nausea and headache today. I’m grateful I’m controlled in these meds but I look forward to the day the side effect profile is better. I’d like to be at a weights class but I’m on the sofa watching Glee with the kids and a mahoossive bowl of porridge. Apples, dates, chia seeds, almond milk and almond butter. It’s a beast but I need it! #rheumatoidarthritis #veganfitness #wfpb  #antiinflammatorydiet #veganfood #veganrecipes #oatsforbreakfast #honestgram
I think I only post when I’m looking after myself on a bad day. How miserable is that?!? 🤔Awful nausea and headache today. I’m grateful I’m controlled in these meds but I look forward to the day the side effect profile is better. I’d like to be at a weights class but I’m on the sofa watching Glee with the kids and a mahoossive bowl of porridge. Apples, dates, chia seeds, almond milk and almond butter. It’s a beast but I need it! #rheumatoidarthritis  #veganfitness  #wfpb  #antiinflammatorydiet  #veganfood  #veganrecipes  #oatsforbreakfast  #honestgram 
Re previous post - this is a very voluminous £8 top from Tesco. Photo taken first thing in the morning. Pulling it tight to demonstrate the difference that #carbs and #hormones and #agoodnightssleep make to the female form. Unlike the jumpsuit from Hell, it billows out and makes me feel good about myself, even if I go completely out of control and eat something like a baked potato.... #dressforyourself #comfortoverstyle #instafashion #fashionblogger #notreally #honest #honestgram #mumtum #gunt #belly #nobelly #foodbaby #digestivehealth #ibs #endometriosis #pcos #workingmomlife #workingmum #workingmom #bakedpotato
Re previous post - this is a very voluminous £8 top from Tesco. Photo taken first thing in the morning. Pulling it tight to demonstrate the difference that #carbs  and #hormones  and #agoodnightssleep  make to the female form. Unlike the jumpsuit from Hell, it billows out and makes me feel good about myself, even if I go completely out of control and eat something like a baked potato.... #dressforyourself  #comfortoverstyle  #instafashion  #fashionblogger  #notreally  #honest  #honestgram  #mumtum  #gunt  #belly  #nobelly  #foodbaby  #digestivehealth  #ibs  #endometriosis  #pcos  #workingmomlife  #workingmum  #workingmom  #bakedpotato 
I posted this memory of my Nana on FB then thought "I gotta post it on Instagram"! Hope you enjoy! Miss you Nana!!!💜
When my brothers were very young, they used to wet the bed. but at grandma's they didn't have a bed. they slept on fold out cushion chairs. one on her side of the bed and the other at the foot of the bed. She'd get up in the middle of the night and step in it then start cussin. she'd get her strap (which was somehow always within arms reach) then get to swinging! Now you gotta understand... my grandma slept in this white, almost see through nightgown. the neck line was too low and it never stayed on her shoulders...smh. So here's Nana. swinging her strap on my brother and cussin. She'd wake em up from a dead sleep. then after one was awake, she'd go check if the other one wet the bed. if he did he got the strap too. Now I being the older grandson got to sleep on the couch. when this was going on it'd wake me up and I'd peep the scene with one eye and act like I was still sleep. Now with all this whoopin going on, Nana's poor nightgown just couldn't keep up and like clock work... out pops a titty. So here's Nana's with her strap in one hand steady swinging and a cussin, and the shoulder of her nightgown in the other tryin to fix herself. My brothers taking turns cryin, me on the couch looking from under my blanket with a mix of disgust cuz well..yanno, fear cuz if she heard me laughing then I was next by default, and straight hilarity cuz I mean f'real... you can't make this stuff up!! #family #amireallymybrotherskeepertho #bedwetting #whoopin #hilarity #nana #strap #nightgown #honestgram #raiseemright #newyork #meditation #yoga #bnb #namaste
I posted this memory of my Nana on FB then thought "I gotta post it on Instagram"! Hope you enjoy! Miss you Nana!!!💜 When my brothers were very young, they used to wet the bed. but at grandma's they didn't have a bed. they slept on fold out cushion chairs. one on her side of the bed and the other at the foot of the bed. She'd get up in the middle of the night and step in it then start cussin. she'd get her strap (which was somehow always within arms reach) then get to swinging! Now you gotta understand... my grandma slept in this white, almost see through nightgown. the neck line was too low and it never stayed on her shoulders...smh. So here's Nana. swinging her strap on my brother and cussin. She'd wake em up from a dead sleep. then after one was awake, she'd go check if the other one wet the bed. if he did he got the strap too. Now I being the older grandson got to sleep on the couch. when this was going on it'd wake me up and I'd peep the scene with one eye and act like I was still sleep. Now with all this whoopin going on, Nana's poor nightgown just couldn't keep up and like clock work... out pops a titty. So here's Nana's with her strap in one hand steady swinging and a cussin, and the shoulder of her nightgown in the other tryin to fix herself. My brothers taking turns cryin, me on the couch looking from under my blanket with a mix of disgust cuz well..yanno, fear cuz if she heard me laughing then I was next by default, and straight hilarity cuz I mean f'real... you can't make this stuff up!! #family  #amireallymybrotherskeepertho  #bedwetting  #whoopin  #hilarity  #nana  #strap  #nightgown  #honestgram  #raiseemright  #newyork  #meditation  #yoga  #bnb  #namaste 
The BUMP!
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At this stage I’m pretty sure is 40% baby & 60% food baby 😂 I’m normally not much of a carbs eater but when nauseous WE EAT TOAST and I’ve been having a lot of toast this last few months!
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But food bump or baby bump, the bump is there and we can’t wait to share our BUMP fashion with you!
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This is actually one of my favourite “skinny” dresses I love to wear (I call it my skinny dress cause it shows everything, so I usually did a mini two day diet before wearing it 😬🙈) but I thought it would be a cutie for showing of the mini bump. It was a bit of a 50/50 gamble wether it would fit or not but whoop whoop we got it on!
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It’s been a few years since Luna so mammas if there is any awesome #maternity brands you know, I’d love to hear from you! We will also be on the hunt for some awesome BUMP fashion that we can share with are fav mammas 😘
The BUMP! . At this stage I’m pretty sure is 40% baby & 60% food baby 😂 I’m normally not much of a carbs eater but when nauseous WE EAT TOAST and I’ve been having a lot of toast this last few months! . But food bump or baby bump, the bump is there and we can’t wait to share our BUMP fashion with you! . This is actually one of my favourite “skinny” dresses I love to wear (I call it my skinny dress cause it shows everything, so I usually did a mini two day diet before wearing it 😬🙈) but I thought it would be a cutie for showing of the mini bump. It was a bit of a 50/50 gamble wether it would fit or not but whoop whoop we got it on! . It’s been a few years since Luna so mammas if there is any awesome #maternity  brands you know, I’d love to hear from you! We will also be on the hunt for some awesome BUMP fashion that we can share with are fav mammas 😘
Repost from @storisse using @RepostRegramApp - Yesterday I left a very productive day at work and sweatily and dizzily dragged myself to the train station. By the evening we had called the ambulance. A very kind neighbour stayed with the children. (Side note: we were both worried about the stress the kids would go through, however one of them was excited at the prospect of seeing a 'real' hospital, and the other only asked for the fancy dress she was going to wear at today's school talent show). 💃

I spent my night in the hospital, my second ever night in an NHS hospital as an inpatient. 🕔

I had wonderful conversations with inspiring staff, I witnessed angelic patience with some of the neediest people. I was wheeled down long corridors, the paint coming off the walls, the faded notices stuck with masking tape ominously reading, to empty waiting rooms: 'make sure you have a ticket. Have you got a ticket?' 💭

I was smiled to, joked with, my hand was held gently, my worries were alleviated. I was covered when I was cold. ♥️ My memory of the night is a cold blue night light interrupted by intermittent flashes and beeps from life measuring machines, and quiet coughs, hallucinating moans interceding the silence. 🔹

My other memory is steps. Quiet but firm steps from dedicated nurses. ◽️ My best hospital memory is -always- the hospital breakfast. In total antithesis to what I make at home, I absolutely love the soggy, unidentifiable hot white milky mass they call porridge and the milky sweet brew. By the morning I felt refreshed. 🍽

However, it seems I've overdone it the last couple of months.
I go on and on about self-care, yet I have proved so poor at it, in my own life. 🍡

I have decided to take a break. I shall see you soon, hopefully. Bye for now and keep safe. 🤗

#honestgram#tea #halfthestory#selfcare#iamwhole#bereal#realtalk#honesttalk#storisse #charitywork #emotionalstorytelling#everydaystorytelling#tellingstories#goodnewsfeed#smallchanges#givewithadifference #londondiaries#mylifestory#thankfuleveryday#lifestories#instatea #instafeed#pressforprogress #nurses #hospitalstaff #nhs70 #nhs#hospital #hospitalbed #hospitalfood
Repost from @storisse using @RepostRegramApp - Yesterday I left a very productive day at work and sweatily and dizzily dragged myself to the train station. By the evening we had called the ambulance. A very kind neighbour stayed with the children. (Side note: we were both worried about the stress the kids would go through, however one of them was excited at the prospect of seeing a 'real' hospital, and the other only asked for the fancy dress she was going to wear at today's school talent show). 💃 I spent my night in the hospital, my second ever night in an NHS hospital as an inpatient. 🕔 I had wonderful conversations with inspiring staff, I witnessed angelic patience with some of the neediest people. I was wheeled down long corridors, the paint coming off the walls, the faded notices stuck with masking tape ominously reading, to empty waiting rooms: 'make sure you have a ticket. Have you got a ticket?' 💭 I was smiled to, joked with, my hand was held gently, my worries were alleviated. I was covered when I was cold. ♥️ My memory of the night is a cold blue night light interrupted by intermittent flashes and beeps from life measuring machines, and quiet coughs, hallucinating moans interceding the silence. 🔹 My other memory is steps. Quiet but firm steps from dedicated nurses. ◽️ My best hospital memory is -always- the hospital breakfast. In total antithesis to what I make at home, I absolutely love the soggy, unidentifiable hot white milky mass they call porridge and the milky sweet brew. By the morning I felt refreshed. 🍽 However, it seems I've overdone it the last couple of months. I go on and on about self-care, yet I have proved so poor at it, in my own life. 🍡 I have decided to take a break. I shall see you soon, hopefully. Bye for now and keep safe. 🤗 #honestgram #tea  #halfthestory #selfcare #iamwhole #bereal #realtalk #honesttalk #storisse  #charitywork  #emotionalstorytelling #everydaystorytelling #tellingstories #goodnewsfeed #smallchanges #givewithadifference  #londondiaries #mylifestory #thankfuleveryday #lifestories #instatea  #instafeed #pressforprogress  #nurses  #hospitalstaff  #nhs70  #nhs #hospital  #hospitalbed  #hospitalfood 
Yesterday I left a very productive day at work and sweatily and dizzily dragged myself to the train station. By the evening we had called the ambulance. A very kind neighbour stayed with the children. (Side note: we were both worried about the stress the kids would go through, however one of them was excited at the prospect of seeing a 'real' hospital, and the other only asked for the fancy dress she was going to wear at today's school talent show). 💃

I spent my night in the hospital, my second ever night in an NHS hospital as an inpatient. 🕔

I had wonderful conversations with inspiring staff, I witnessed angelic patience with some of the neediest people. I was wheeled down long corridors, the paint coming off the walls, the faded notices stuck with masking tape ominously reading, to empty waiting rooms: 'make sure you have a ticket. Have you got a ticket?' 💭

I was smiled to, joked with, my hand was held gently, my worries were alleviated. I was covered when I was cold. ♥️ My memory of the night is a cold blue night light interrupted by intermittent flashes and beeps from life measuring machines, and quiet coughs, hallucinating moans interceding the silence. 🔹

My other memory is steps. Quiet but firm steps from dedicated nurses. ◽️ My best hospital memory is -always- the hospital breakfast. In total antithesis to what I make at home, I absolutely love the soggy, unidentifiable hot white milky mass they call porridge and the milky sweet brew. By the morning I felt refreshed. 🍽

However, it seems I've overdone it the last couple of months.
I go on and on about self-care, yet I have proved so poor at it, in my own life. 🍡

I have decided to take a break. I shall see you soon, hopefully. Bye for now and keep safe. 🤗

#honestgram#tea #halfthestory#selfcare#iamwhole#bereal#realtalk#honesttalk#storisse #charitywork #emotionalstorytelling#everydaystorytelling#tellingstories#goodnewsfeed#smallchanges#givewithadifference #londondiaries#mylifestory#thankfuleveryday#lifestories#instatea #instafeed#pressforprogress #nurses #hospitalstaff #nhs70 #nhs#hospital #hospitalbed #hospitalfood
Yesterday I left a very productive day at work and sweatily and dizzily dragged myself to the train station. By the evening we had called the ambulance. A very kind neighbour stayed with the children. (Side note: we were both worried about the stress the kids would go through, however one of them was excited at the prospect of seeing a 'real' hospital, and the other only asked for the fancy dress she was going to wear at today's school talent show). 💃 I spent my night in the hospital, my second ever night in an NHS hospital as an inpatient. 🕔 I had wonderful conversations with inspiring staff, I witnessed angelic patience with some of the neediest people. I was wheeled down long corridors, the paint coming off the walls, the faded notices stuck with masking tape ominously reading, to empty waiting rooms: 'make sure you have a ticket. Have you got a ticket?' 💭 I was smiled to, joked with, my hand was held gently, my worries were alleviated. I was covered when I was cold. ♥️ My memory of the night is a cold blue night light interrupted by intermittent flashes and beeps from life measuring machines, and quiet coughs, hallucinating moans interceding the silence. 🔹 My other memory is steps. Quiet but firm steps from dedicated nurses. ◽️ My best hospital memory is -always- the hospital breakfast. In total antithesis to what I make at home, I absolutely love the soggy, unidentifiable hot white milky mass they call porridge and the milky sweet brew. By the morning I felt refreshed. 🍽 However, it seems I've overdone it the last couple of months. I go on and on about self-care, yet I have proved so poor at it, in my own life. 🍡 I have decided to take a break. I shall see you soon, hopefully. Bye for now and keep safe. 🤗 #honestgram #tea  #halfthestory #selfcare #iamwhole #bereal #realtalk #honesttalk #storisse  #charitywork  #emotionalstorytelling #everydaystorytelling #tellingstories #goodnewsfeed #smallchanges #givewithadifference  #londondiaries #mylifestory #thankfuleveryday #lifestories #instatea  #instafeed #pressforprogress  #nurses  #hospitalstaff  #nhs70  #nhs #hospital  #hospitalbed  #hospitalfood 
Flaming heck. Online shopping fail AGAIN. This time it’s a jumpsuit that refuses to forgive a bit of post-dinner bloating. I’m 31. Too old to have to endure food-shaming jumpsuits. At the other end of the spectrum is an odd shiny top that has been apparently designed to “air” the post-dinner tummy. I can’t wear either of these to work - which the whole bloody point of the exercise. #theylookedokonline  #comfortoverstyle #jumpsuit #fashion #mumtum #foodbaby #dressforsuccess #honestgram #honesty #mango #instamom #ukmum #workingmom #dresssense #instafashion #fashionblogger #waster #fuckthisshitimout
Flaming heck. Online shopping fail AGAIN. This time it’s a jumpsuit that refuses to forgive a bit of post-dinner bloating. I’m 31. Too old to have to endure food-shaming jumpsuits. At the other end of the spectrum is an odd shiny top that has been apparently designed to “air” the post-dinner tummy. I can’t wear either of these to work - which the whole bloody point of the exercise. #theylookedokonline  #comfortoverstyle  #jumpsuit  #fashion  #mumtum  #foodbaby  #dressforsuccess  #honestgram  #honesty  #mango  #instamom  #ukmum  #workingmom  #dresssense  #instafashion  #fashionblogger  #waster  #fuckthisshitimout 
Clips from this mornings back suicide, definitely going to feel this one. I struggle like everyone else with where I am and where I want to be. This typically is what drives me, lately I haven't been feeling the motivation to keep going. I go back and forth questioning 'what am I doing?' and if I should quit everything. That's when I try to silence the negative voice and keep going even if I am uncertain if this is what's right for me. 
#keeppushing 
#realtalk
#backday
Clips from this mornings back suicide, definitely going to feel this one. I struggle like everyone else with where I am and where I want to be. This typically is what drives me, lately I haven't been feeling the motivation to keep going. I go back and forth questioning 'what am I doing?' and if I should quit everything. That's when I try to silence the negative voice and keep going even if I am uncertain if this is what's right for me. #keeppushing  #realtalk  #backday 
Gram: Just a gal, with her donut taking on the world 😂🌎 🍩 vs Reality: it popped on a fence before I got a photo so had to hold it before the air escaped 🤦‍♀️🍩 💨🌊 #forthegram #donutfloaties #pinkbeach #honestgram #donsimon #crete
An update for anyone wondering: This weekend has been ROUGH. This photo was taken four days ago, the day before we noticed mold growing on almost every surface in our home. We've had to scrap half of our shoes and about a quarter of our wardrobe due to mold growth, and we're working fervently to save our furniture. Of course, all of this is happening while Daniel still has to work and I have four auditions due, as well as my schoolwork. We just posted a video on our YouTube channel documenting what's been going on, link is in my bio. Your positivity is more than welcomed as we go through this.

Thanks so much for sticking with me y'all.
An update for anyone wondering: This weekend has been ROUGH. This photo was taken four days ago, the day before we noticed mold growing on almost every surface in our home. We've had to scrap half of our shoes and about a quarter of our wardrobe due to mold growth, and we're working fervently to save our furniture. Of course, all of this is happening while Daniel still has to work and I have four auditions due, as well as my schoolwork. We just posted a video on our YouTube channel documenting what's been going on, link is in my bio. Your positivity is more than welcomed as we go through this. Thanks so much for sticking with me y'all.
Yup, and remember:
🛍Always stretch before a long round of shopping.
🛍You may want to dress appropriately.
🛍 Take as many breaks as you need to.
🛍Make sure you drink plenty of water!
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Yup, and remember: 🛍Always stretch before a long round of shopping. 🛍You may want to dress appropriately. 🛍 Take as many breaks as you need to. 🛍Make sure you drink plenty of water! 😅 . . . . . . . . . . #therealbling  #honestgram  #honestmotherhood  unitedinmotherhood #lovetoshop  #supportsmallbusiness  #momboss #mompreneurlife  #mommyblogger  #quotesforwomen  #womeninbiz  #inspirationalwomen  #girlbosslife  #fempreneur  #smallbusinessowner  #liveyourdream  #businessbabe  #womenpreneur  #confidentwomen  #quotestagram  #instadaily  #quoteoftheday  #motherhoodunplugged  #momhub  #clickinmoms  #funnycauseitstrue  #momlife  #momquotes  #shopaholic  #motivationmonday 
I posted some pictures of #latitude recently. It was a beautiful weekend but the #honestgram campaign popped into my head this morning. The truth is, as someone who manages OCD, this was an amazing weekend but challenging in some ways. You can’t control your environment, how you interact with other people you don’t know or the ‘what if’s’ that OCD demands you address daily in your regular life. I am better than I’ve ever been although there’s a ghost of panic being in a big crowd and catastrophising around certain situations. Now, I don’t run away from these opportunities as I used to, I take them and try to let all those doubts pass me by and ask why if they don’t. I’ve been working on this for over twenty years. OCD can be the biggest restrictive pain in the arse - but with trial and error sometimes you can recognise and live with it and put it in its place. If you’re not there - I’m not always - know that respite does come sometimes. Happy new week all xxx #ocd #honestgram #latitude #happifullucy
I posted some pictures of #latitude  recently. It was a beautiful weekend but the #honestgram  campaign popped into my head this morning. The truth is, as someone who manages OCD, this was an amazing weekend but challenging in some ways. You can’t control your environment, how you interact with other people you don’t know or the ‘what if’s’ that OCD demands you address daily in your regular life. I am better than I’ve ever been although there’s a ghost of panic being in a big crowd and catastrophising around certain situations. Now, I don’t run away from these opportunities as I used to, I take them and try to let all those doubts pass me by and ask why if they don’t. I’ve been working on this for over twenty years. OCD can be the biggest restrictive pain in the arse - but with trial and error sometimes you can recognise and live with it and put it in its place. If you’re not there - I’m not always - know that respite does come sometimes. Happy new week all xxx #ocd  #honestgram  #latitude  #happifullucy 
So this happened!
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After 2 1/2 years of trying, taking meds and whee’ing on ovulation test that always showed negative, we decided to just screw it! It was December holidays and then the start of the year Luna and I traveled up and down to Cape Town a lot and there just wasn’t time to work around the calendar! And of course that’s when it happened! Like every cliche, it will come when you stop trying! 🤯 Guess that’s true!!!
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We are absolutely OVER THE MOON with this news, the moment we found out I literally felt like all my dreams has come true at the age of 25, perfect husband, beautiful little girl and a sibling on the way!! How lucky am I!!!!!
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Even though this has been the best news EVER, this pregnancy has been the complete opposite of my first, I’ve struggled a lot with uncontrollable headaches and the Nausea, the last few weeks I haven’t felt like myself at all and basically lived in the bed and bathroom! (reason for our break on IG)
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I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel though and started to take showers again 😂
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We are so excited for baby no.2 and can’t wait to share this new chapter of our life with all of you!💕 💕
So this happened! . After 2 1/2 years of trying, taking meds and whee’ing on ovulation test that always showed negative, we decided to just screw it! It was December holidays and then the start of the year Luna and I traveled up and down to Cape Town a lot and there just wasn’t time to work around the calendar! And of course that’s when it happened! Like every cliche, it will come when you stop trying! 🤯 Guess that’s true!!! . We are absolutely OVER THE MOON with this news, the moment we found out I literally felt like all my dreams has come true at the age of 25, perfect husband, beautiful little girl and a sibling on the way!! How lucky am I!!!!! . Even though this has been the best news EVER, this pregnancy has been the complete opposite of my first, I’ve struggled a lot with uncontrollable headaches and the Nausea, the last few weeks I haven’t felt like myself at all and basically lived in the bed and bathroom! (reason for our break on IG) . I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel though and started to take showers again 😂 . We are so excited for baby no.2 and can’t wait to share this new chapter of our life with all of you!💕 💕
back to basics ✨
it’s felt like my life has been speeding with the pedal to the medal for the last two months, and yesterday was just the slow-down the doctor ordered. as we head into the back stretch of 2018, i’m making it a priority to continue my focus on self-growth. getting back to the basics, following my heart, and not being afraid to tap the brakes every now and again. #realstagram
back to basics ✨ it’s felt like my life has been speeding with the pedal to the medal for the last two months, and yesterday was just the slow-down the doctor ordered. as we head into the back stretch of 2018, i’m making it a priority to continue my focus on self-growth. getting back to the basics, following my heart, and not being afraid to tap the brakes every now and again. #realstagram 
#Day6 #Goodness #Mantra - So...it’s close to the end of day & I’m still examining my relationship w/ “Goodness.” I’ve spent much of today thinking about what this word means to me & how it resonates as a verb in my life practice. To be “good” in thoughts & deeds, to act with #integrity & #virtue, isn’t always the easiest route. At times the choice to behave with goodness is a subtle one. I’m responding to the challenge to funnel my thoughts, words and actions through a filter of goodness for all beings. Today has provided a lovely and slightly uncomfortable opportunity to take an inventory. How does goodness influence my choices? #HonestGram #Reflection #YogaChallenge #LifeInProgress
#Day6  #Goodness  #Mantra  - So...it’s close to the end of day & I’m still examining my relationship w/ “Goodness.” I’ve spent much of today thinking about what this word means to me & how it resonates as a verb in my life practice. To be “good” in thoughts & deeds, to act with #integrity  & #virtue , isn’t always the easiest route. At times the choice to behave with goodness is a subtle one. I’m responding to the challenge to funnel my thoughts, words and actions through a filter of goodness for all beings. Today has provided a lovely and slightly uncomfortable opportunity to take an inventory. How does goodness influence my choices? #HonestGram  #Reflection  #YogaChallenge  #LifeInProgress 
Precisely!! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
Precisely!! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
WE ARE BACK!
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I want to start by just saying THANK YOU to every single person who messaged us and asked us if we are doing ok. I really didn’t expect so many people to miss us on SM and to care so much! You are all amazing and it’s so wonderful to know that these IG relationships we’ve build over the last few years have grown into actual friendships! Happy Heart!!!!!
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We took the last month off for a few reasons, I wish I could say it was all spa days and shopping trips but unfortunately it was a lot less glamorous. Firstly, I needed some time to take care of myself and make sure I am ok and secondly, I also didn’t want to  fake our Instagram by not sharing the truth, so for us it was easier to take a break until we were ready to share again!
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I am slowly getting back to feeling like my photo happy self again and we are ready to start sharing life as we know it with everyone. There’s some exciting new adventures ahead so keep an eye out for our next post! ❤️
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Love Mommy & Luna Lucas
WE ARE BACK! . I want to start by just saying THANK YOU to every single person who messaged us and asked us if we are doing ok. I really didn’t expect so many people to miss us on SM and to care so much! You are all amazing and it’s so wonderful to know that these IG relationships we’ve build over the last few years have grown into actual friendships! Happy Heart!!!!! . We took the last month off for a few reasons, I wish I could say it was all spa days and shopping trips but unfortunately it was a lot less glamorous. Firstly, I needed some time to take care of myself and make sure I am ok and secondly, I also didn’t want to fake our Instagram by not sharing the truth, so for us it was easier to take a break until we were ready to share again! . I am slowly getting back to feeling like my photo happy self again and we are ready to start sharing life as we know it with everyone. There’s some exciting new adventures ahead so keep an eye out for our next post! ❤️ . Love Mommy & Luna Lucas
#HonestGram alert - Ugh this one has been a stretch for me guys - #Day4 #Patience #Mantra - Though we all know #Tantrums at any age just aren’t cute, often times when I don’t get #MyWay my #Posture shifts & I #ShutDown . I feel judgement of myself or others rise to the surface. I’ve allowed frustration to captain my actions, almost instantaneously. Obviously that hasn’t worked out well in any avenue of life. Ya feel me?! I know you do. 
So... No more of that foolery 🙄#DearYoga please help me #GetMyShitTogether 🙏🏽 Today, let me #VibrateHigher & walk in #DivineTrust #GodsWay #YogaChallenge #ThatYogaLife
#YogaInProgress @burnfitness 7pm
#TBT #LaterGram
#HonestGram  alert - Ugh this one has been a stretch for me guys - #Day4  #Patience  #Mantra  - Though we all know #Tantrums  at any age just aren’t cute, often times when I don’t get #MyWay  my #Posture  shifts & I #ShutDown  . I feel judgement of myself or others rise to the surface. I’ve allowed frustration to captain my actions, almost instantaneously. Obviously that hasn’t worked out well in any avenue of life. Ya feel me?! I know you do. So... No more of that foolery 🙄#DearYoga  please help me #GetMyShitTogether  🙏🏽 Today, let me #VibrateHigher  & walk in #DivineTrust  #GodsWay  #YogaChallenge  #ThatYogaLife  #YogaInProgress  @burnfitness 7pm #TBT  #LaterGram 
MENTAL HEALTH Update // Because wouldn't you love to know! 🙄🙄🙄
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I feel like I haven't been honest with my posts. 🤣 I've posted things in an effort to navigate my way through this #depression I'm in and it's not really worked. Instead I still find myself kinda empty and superficial. How very "contra-Gram" of me.
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Anyway long story short, I'm going into Orientation today for a course, and while I thought I would be happy and excited, I find myself unable to shake off the numbness. It is as though the universe has delivered and I'm apathetic. Not by choice, I assure you. I'm frustrated by this and I'm tired. I'm so tired before I even begin anything. It's really quite puzzling. .
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But what I'm gonna do instead is just ride the waves. I'm going out into the deep with no map,  just me in my canoe. I may get devoured by the ocean. Or I may be hit with a strike of effervesence and zing! and go from there. Either way, I have to do it with #courage. To turn back before I even tried would be
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So in whatever you have today - may your day be full of courage. Courage, from Latin, being "of the heart". I'm sending out these good wishes to one and all. Returns or reciprocity welcome.
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#depression #depressive #mentalillness #mentalhealth #wellbeing #feelings #courage #honestgram #deep #emotional #eq #iq #mood #emotions #psychology #selfaware #blessing #namaste #thegigioutfit
MENTAL HEALTH Update // Because wouldn't you love to know! 🙄🙄🙄 . . . I feel like I haven't been honest with my posts. 🤣 I've posted things in an effort to navigate my way through this #depression  I'm in and it's not really worked. Instead I still find myself kinda empty and superficial. How very "contra-Gram" of me. . . . Anyway long story short, I'm going into Orientation today for a course, and while I thought I would be happy and excited, I find myself unable to shake off the numbness. It is as though the universe has delivered and I'm apathetic. Not by choice, I assure you. I'm frustrated by this and I'm tired. I'm so tired before I even begin anything. It's really quite puzzling. . . But what I'm gonna do instead is just ride the waves. I'm going out into the deep with no map, just me in my canoe. I may get devoured by the ocean. Or I may be hit with a strike of effervesence and zing! and go from there. Either way, I have to do it with #courage . To turn back before I even tried would be cowardice. . . . So in whatever you have today - may your day be full of courage. Courage, from Latin, being "of the heart". I'm sending out these good wishes to one and all. Returns or reciprocity welcome. . . . #depression  #depressive  #mentalillness  #mentalhealth  #wellbeing  #feelings  #courage  #honestgram  #deep  #emotional  #eq  #iq  #mood  #emotions  #psychology  #selfaware  #blessing  #namaste  #thegigioutfit 
All kids have bad days. Today, N and G’s bad days aligned. I watched them sleep a bit before I went to bed to soak up the serenity in their faces after the fits today #KeepingItReal #honestGram #youarenotalone #somuchcrying #staystrong #singlemomday3
#halfthestory promote authentic social media. Part of their campaign is encouraging people to post pictures and stories of themselves which are not curated and which are more representative of the world outside their virtual media. 🤳

This is me tonight. Feeling slightly sweaty, quite tired, and to be perfectly honest, quite a bit excited. I am not originally English, but Britain adopted me 15 years ago and I really really want England to win tonight. 💪

My blog post on the amazing @halfthestory is up on my blog and the link is in my bio. ☝️
It might provide the necessary light reading at breaktime, to calm the nerves. ⚽️ #honestgram#mentalhealth#maternalmentalhealth#mentalhealthcampaign#dontgiveup#motherhoodunplugged #aboutme#portraitphotography #mentalhealthmatters#itsokaytosay#mentalhealth#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#ig_portraits #mentalillness#endthestigma#portrait_shots #selfcare#iamwhole#bereal#realtalk#honesttalk #worldcup #worldcup2018 #semifinals #itscominghome #england #bringithome#storisse#wednesdaywisdom
#halfthestory  promote authentic social media. Part of their campaign is encouraging people to post pictures and stories of themselves which are not curated and which are more representative of the world outside their virtual media. 🤳 This is me tonight. Feeling slightly sweaty, quite tired, and to be perfectly honest, quite a bit excited. I am not originally English, but Britain adopted me 15 years ago and I really really want England to win tonight. 💪 My blog post on the amazing @halfthestory is up on my blog and the link is in my bio. ☝️ It might provide the necessary light reading at breaktime, to calm the nerves. ⚽️ #honestgram #mentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth #mentalhealthcampaign #dontgiveup #motherhoodunplugged  #aboutme #portraitphotography  #mentalhealthmatters #itsokaytosay #mentalhealth #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #ig_portraits  #mentalillness #endthestigma #portrait_shots  #selfcare #iamwhole #bereal #realtalk #honesttalk  #worldcup  #worldcup2018  #semifinals  #itscominghome  #england  #bringithome #storisse #wednesdaywisdom 
I can’t take it off. I have tried and I’ve tried, but it’s too late now, it is stuck to my face and there’s nothing I can do about it. 👤

It’s not gilded, it does not shine, nor sparkle, nor wow. It is not colourful; although it does have a beige tinge which I quite like. 👤

I wouldn’t even mind it that much, if I could remove it every now and then, and maybe even replace it. Or just have a barren face for a while, the pores of my skin breathing, the white of my nose shining in the sun, the pink of my birthmark feeling the raindrops. 👤

In today’s post, I am honoured to be featuring #halfthestory, an online project designed to highlight the real stories beyond the curated media that we choose to show online. @halfthestory encourage us to reconnect on that human level, to raise awareness and educate on the safe and equal use of social media. 👤

Read more about them on my newest blog post, and do check out their Instagram account to feel inspired.

Link in bio☝️ #honestgram#mentalhealth#healthandfitness#mentalhealthcampaign #dontgiveup#lifeandhappiness #mentalhealthrecovery#dontgiveup #mentalhealthmatters#itsokaytosay #mentalhealth#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalillness#endthestigma#getloud#halfthestory#selfcare#feelhappy#emotionalstorytelling#iamwhole#bereal#realtalk#honesttalk#lookafteryourself#rest#letyourmindwander#storisse#andbreathe#wednesdaywisdom#wednesdaymotivation
I can’t take it off. I have tried and I’ve tried, but it’s too late now, it is stuck to my face and there’s nothing I can do about it. 👤 It’s not gilded, it does not shine, nor sparkle, nor wow. It is not colourful; although it does have a beige tinge which I quite like. 👤 I wouldn’t even mind it that much, if I could remove it every now and then, and maybe even replace it. Or just have a barren face for a while, the pores of my skin breathing, the white of my nose shining in the sun, the pink of my birthmark feeling the raindrops. 👤 In today’s post, I am honoured to be featuring #halfthestory , an online project designed to highlight the real stories beyond the curated media that we choose to show online. @halfthestory encourage us to reconnect on that human level, to raise awareness and educate on the safe and equal use of social media. 👤 Read more about them on my newest blog post, and do check out their Instagram account to feel inspired. Link in bio☝️ #honestgram #mentalhealth #healthandfitness #mentalhealthcampaign  #dontgiveup #lifeandhappiness  #mentalhealthrecovery #dontgiveup  #mentalhealthmatters #itsokaytosay  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawarenessweek  #mentalillness #endthestigma #getloud #halfthestory #selfcare #feelhappy #emotionalstorytelling #iamwhole #bereal #realtalk #honesttalk #lookafteryourself #rest #letyourmindwander #storisse #andbreathe #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation 
{a perfect summer day}
Needles to say, we all totally fell in love with "our" alpacas today.
Such calm, adorable animals and you wouldn't believe how soft they are!
#summer #alpacas #biglove
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Can you believe I almost didn't share the close-up from me and my alpaca because of my eye wrinkles? I even talked to my husband about it and he was like " I can fix that with photoshop if you want to" and that's when I realised how ridiculous this is. Because in no way do I want to convey an image of perfectness, not in real life and not here.
So yes, I have eye wrinkles and most of the time I don't care a bit. It just means I laugh a lot, right? ✌🏻❤
#honestgram
{a perfect summer day} Needles to say, we all totally fell in love with "our" alpacas today. Such calm, adorable animals and you wouldn't believe how soft they are! #summer  #alpacas  #biglove  . . . Can you believe I almost didn't share the close-up from me and my alpaca because of my eye wrinkles? I even talked to my husband about it and he was like " I can fix that with photoshop if you want to" and that's when I realised how ridiculous this is. Because in no way do I want to convey an image of perfectness, not in real life and not here. So yes, I have eye wrinkles and most of the time I don't care a bit. It just means I laugh a lot, right? ✌🏻❤ #honestgram 
Does anyone else get serious anxiety when taking their kids to the shops. I always feel so on edge and try my best to never let Connor bean out of my sight.

We try, for the most part, to not take him with to the shops but sometimes we don't have a choice. There is generally more then one adult (which helps) but when I'm on my own my anxiety is even worse.

We have to watch our kids every move, watch our bags, be aware of our surroundings and then still buy what we need. 
I often feel shattered after a trip to the shops as my nerves are raging. 
I also find my patience with Connor is very short because of my heighted emotional state. They just kids. They don't want to be couped up in a trolley but it's just not safe to have them walk with me. Especially my little 'dash' who loves to run.

So many sick people out there 😔

#momlife #honestgram #parentingishard
#preciouschildren #safety #anxiety #currently
Does anyone else get serious anxiety when taking their kids to the shops. I always feel so on edge and try my best to never let Connor bean out of my sight. We try, for the most part, to not take him with to the shops but sometimes we don't have a choice. There is generally more then one adult (which helps) but when I'm on my own my anxiety is even worse. We have to watch our kids every move, watch our bags, be aware of our surroundings and then still buy what we need. I often feel shattered after a trip to the shops as my nerves are raging. I also find my patience with Connor is very short because of my heighted emotional state. They just kids. They don't want to be couped up in a trolley but it's just not safe to have them walk with me. Especially my little 'dash' who loves to run. So many sick people out there 😔 #momlife  #honestgram  #parentingishard  #preciouschildren  #safety  #anxiety  #currently 
#teamnightshift returns to victorious breakfast! #avocadotoast (shocker, I know) with @followyourheart mayo, chilli flakes and basil. Massive spinach, mango, almond milk and @vega plant based powder smoothie. Do not disturb til 6pm please hunger. #rheumatoidarthritis #veganrecipes #wfpb #honestgram #idrankhalfthesmoothiecoshangry
#honestgram My @thevegankind box arrived when I’m on nights. So I did what any self respecting vegan would do and tore into it in my bed. If you look closely you’ll see the @kuhbonbon.de fudge is already opened. Because we NEVER get fudge and it’s the BEST! This lot will so see me through sweaty ICU nights. Esp the glory that is @modelrecommends @colabhair dry shampoo which stops me looking like a wet, feral badger in the heat.  Special points for spotting the exploded gym bag mocking me from the corner.  Next to be ripped into - @fairfields_farm_crisps  @livias_kitchen raw cookie dough bites (genius) @munchyseeds salted caramel shiz. @huel bar for an overnight apology to@my body meal @honestly_co curry masala blend when it’s all over and I’m craving a takeaway......
#wfpb #harderonnights #teamnightshift #veganfood #rheumatoidarthritis #veganlife🌱 #doctorlife
#honestgram  My @thevegankind box arrived when I’m on nights. So I did what any self respecting vegan would do and tore into it in my bed. If you look closely you’ll see the @kuhbonbon.de fudge is already opened. Because we NEVER get fudge and it’s the BEST! This lot will so see me through sweaty ICU nights. Esp the glory that is @modelrecommends @colabhair dry shampoo which stops me looking like a wet, feral badger in the heat. Special points for spotting the exploded gym bag mocking me from the corner. Next to be ripped into - @fairfields_farm_crisps @livias_kitchen raw cookie dough bites (genius) @munchyseeds salted caramel shiz. @huel bar for an overnight apology to@my body meal @honestly_co curry masala blend when it’s all over and I’m craving a takeaway...... #wfpb  #harderonnights  #teamnightshift  #veganfood  #rheumatoidarthritis  #veganlife 🌱 #doctorlife 
Strange times call for strange creations 🥣🖖 I threw four Yukon gold potatoes into a big pot along with a couple handfuls of baby carrots, half of a leftover purple onion, remnants of a head of garlic, one bay leaf, a dash of cumin, pinch of thyme, sprinkle of crushed red pepper, salt and pepper, closed the lid and boiled it til I could smell it 🐽 then added nooch and soyrizo 👽🤷‍♀️ I can’t explain myself ok I’m just being honest 🙃 But hey you know what... it was delicious healthy hearty filling and VEGAN 🏆💚
Strange times call for strange creations 🥣🖖 I threw four Yukon gold potatoes into a big pot along with a couple handfuls of baby carrots, half of a leftover purple onion, remnants of a head of garlic, one bay leaf, a dash of cumin, pinch of thyme, sprinkle of crushed red pepper, salt and pepper, closed the lid and boiled it til I could smell it 🐽 then added nooch and soyrizo 👽🤷‍♀️ I can’t explain myself ok I’m just being honest 🙃 But hey you know what... it was delicious healthy hearty filling and VEGAN 🏆💚
She whined the entire time. She grizzled. She fell to the floor. She refused to sit in the stroller. She refused to walk. We couldn't look at the painting of the apples (Cezanne). She had to eat or drink right now. So we went back out to the Food Gallery and ordered a babycino as requested. Then it was a croissant, which took her nearly an hour to eat. She didn't even like the water wall. We were outside the exhibition for so long that the rest of the party who were elsewhere, had finished with their exhibition, and so joined us. When she saw them though, there was excitement. A brief moment of normalcy. Sweet relief, captured by @thesociableprogrammer. .
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I'm sure she was just so overwhelmed by the intense stimuli around her. First, the train ride, which had her gripping my hand. Then being in an unfamiliar place, with hordes of people.
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It was a day I wanted to share with my family, but also a day that ended up being better on my own for a while. At least I didn't have to rush through like I did with the Triennial exhibit earlier this year.
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#thegigioutfit #fashionforgood #fashionforchange #familyouting #family #ngv #toddlerstyle #leopardprint #parenting #art #gallery #mentalhealth #honestgram #babygigi #exhausted #grateful #emotions #allthefeels
She whined the entire time. She grizzled. She fell to the floor. She refused to sit in the stroller. She refused to walk. We couldn't look at the painting of the apples (Cezanne). She had to eat or drink right now. So we went back out to the Food Gallery and ordered a babycino as requested. Then it was a croissant, which took her nearly an hour to eat. She didn't even like the water wall. We were outside the exhibition for so long that the rest of the party who were elsewhere, had finished with their exhibition, and so joined us. When she saw them though, there was excitement. A brief moment of normalcy. Sweet relief, captured by @thesociableprogrammer. . . I'm sure she was just so overwhelmed by the intense stimuli around her. First, the train ride, which had her gripping my hand. Then being in an unfamiliar place, with hordes of people. . . It was a day I wanted to share with my family, but also a day that ended up being better on my own for a while. At least I didn't have to rush through like I did with the Triennial exhibit earlier this year. . . . #thegigioutfit  #fashionforgood  #fashionforchange  #familyouting  #family  #ngv  #toddlerstyle  #leopardprint  #parenting  #art  #gallery  #mentalhealth  #honestgram  #babygigi  #exhausted  #grateful  #emotions  #allthefeels 
Today's #tbt is just a thinly-veiled excuse to post a selfie that I like from a few weeks ago. I'm also on the Golden Gate Bridge so that's cool. #feelingmyself #honestgram #iusuallysuckatselfies
Being an Instagram Influenfffler is hard, so I decided to post an #honestgram to show you what’s behind my perfect being. 
This is me eating peanut butter with my peanut butter face and my home PJs. The peanut butter makes me look wrinklier as I actually am and my PJs are ugly because they are the only ones Mum can undo quickly to avoid me peeing in them. This is life doggos, peanut butter and pee, which is pretty sweet, just not only fluffy blankets and my #bluesteel face.
Being an Instagram Influenfffler is hard, so I decided to post an #honestgram  to show you what’s behind my perfect being. This is me eating peanut butter with my peanut butter face and my home PJs. The peanut butter makes me look wrinklier as I actually am and my PJs are ugly because they are the only ones Mum can undo quickly to avoid me peeing in them. This is life doggos, peanut butter and pee, which is pretty sweet, just not only fluffy blankets and my #bluesteel  face.
MULTITASKING || I’m pretty chuffed with myself, because amidst all the things I feel I’m not getting around to or could be doing better at, I’ve become an award-winning multitasker!
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I play with Jax, while breastfeeding Ava... I can keep a pot of something good cooking single-handily while holding Ava on my hip with my other hand... I can check an email in between feeding mouthfuls of food to  Ava (although I try avoid doing this often)... and I’ve even mastered online shopping while breastfeeding.
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Are you also an award-winning multitasker?
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#mamahood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodisdarling #love #simplychildren #dearphotographer #mommyandme #stillaboy #babygirl #kids #pixel_kids #documentyourdays #everydaymoments #moments #momlife #blogger #bloggingdays #honestmotherhood #honestgram #clickinmoms #potd #lifestyleblogger #magicofchildhood #writeyouonmyheart #myheart #myhappycapture #cherisheverymoment #trending #instaphoto
MULTITASKING || I’m pretty chuffed with myself, because amidst all the things I feel I’m not getting around to or could be doing better at, I’ve become an award-winning multitasker! 😝👏🏻 I play with Jax, while breastfeeding Ava... I can keep a pot of something good cooking single-handily while holding Ava on my hip with my other hand... I can check an email in between feeding mouthfuls of food to Ava (although I try avoid doing this often)... and I’ve even mastered online shopping while breastfeeding. 😝😝 Are you also an award-winning multitasker? . . . . . . . . . #mamahood  #motherhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodisdarling  #love  #simplychildren  #dearphotographer  #mommyandme  #stillaboy  #babygirl  #kids  #pixel_kids  #documentyourdays  #everydaymoments  #moments  #momlife  #blogger  #bloggingdays  #honestmotherhood  #honestgram  #clickinmoms  #potd  #lifestyleblogger  #magicofchildhood  #writeyouonmyheart  #myheart  #myhappycapture  #cherisheverymoment  #trending  #instaphoto 
I just really like these shoes and wanted to share. #honestgram #fourthofjuly #belated
👟What a GRAND adventure I had today!!! 👩🏻 I’ve struggled a bit to adjust to my “new normal” after my severe ankle break from rock climbing 🧗🏻‍♀️, but today yielded many smiles and zero frustration 🙏 thanks to my new @ospreypacks 🎒 and a couple magical ✨happenings along my 3 mile walk—the longest distance 🎉 I’ve been able to trek since my surgery👨🏼‍⚕️ in March.
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First noteworthy happening: I ventured inside JLM used bookstore, picked up two gems 💎 (one of which is comprised of simple 🌲nature meditations 🌊 to relieve anxiety), and had a wonderful discussion with Joy, the store’s owner. 👭
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Second noteworthy happening: as the sun 🌞 started to warm the fog ☁️, I realized I needed to remove my vest and stopped at the beautiful bench right before East Village. That’s where I found 🕵🏻‍♀️ the gripping, heartfelt 💗 card and handwritten note from @soul.stories . (Swipe left to see the touching artwork up close 😊.)
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As an 📝 indie artist 📚myself, I love connecting with others who are creating, too!! What a gift 🎁. Tams, finding your card 💌 made my day!!! 👑 I am truly grateful 🙌⚡️
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PS: since it’s the 4th 🇺🇸, many of us will be enjoying outside activities. Don’t forget to pick up your trash, and opt for reusables whenever you can. (I finally sprung for my first @yeti a couple weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.) Let’s protect and preserve what nature we have left! 👌😉
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#optoutside #adventure #healing #bookish #shopsmall #indieartist #art #walk #osprey #yeti #honestgram #anxiety #onedayatatime #outsideisbetterthaninside #create #love #happy #instagood #neverstopexploring #hello #vegan #fitfam #plantpowered #indie #cambria #soulstories #grateful #naturelovers #wanderlust #4thofjuly
👟What a GRAND adventure I had today!!! 👩🏻 I’ve struggled a bit to adjust to my “new normal” after my severe ankle break from rock climbing 🧗🏻‍♀️, but today yielded many smiles and zero frustration 🙏 thanks to my new @ospreypacks 🎒 and a couple magical ✨happenings along my 3 mile walk—the longest distance 🎉 I’ve been able to trek since my surgery👨🏼‍⚕️ in March. • First noteworthy happening: I ventured inside JLM used bookstore, picked up two gems 💎 (one of which is comprised of simple 🌲nature meditations 🌊 to relieve anxiety), and had a wonderful discussion with Joy, the store’s owner. 👭 • Second noteworthy happening: as the sun 🌞 started to warm the fog ☁️, I realized I needed to remove my vest and stopped at the beautiful bench right before East Village. That’s where I found 🕵🏻‍♀️ the gripping, heartfelt 💗 card and handwritten note from @soul.stories . (Swipe left to see the touching artwork up close 😊.) • As an 📝 indie artist 📚myself, I love connecting with others who are creating, too!! What a gift 🎁. Tams, finding your card 💌 made my day!!! 👑 I am truly grateful 🙌⚡️ • PS: since it’s the 4th 🇺🇸, many of us will be enjoying outside activities. Don’t forget to pick up your trash, and opt for reusables whenever you can. (I finally sprung for my first @yeti a couple weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.) Let’s protect and preserve what nature we have left! 👌😉 ••• ••• ••• #optoutside  #adventure  #healing  #bookish  #shopsmall  #indieartist  #art  #walk  #osprey  #yeti  #honestgram  #anxiety  #onedayatatime  #outsideisbetterthaninside  #create  #love  #happy  #instagood  #neverstopexploring  #hello  #vegan  #fitfam  #plantpowered  #indie  #cambria  #soulstories  #grateful  #naturelovers  #wanderlust  #4thofjuly 
Last summy I was 15 lbs overweight, this summer rolled around with an extra 5 lbs, in addition to that. But I got these puppies for the first time in my life (and that pot belly!), so whatever I’ll take it. Enjoying life with boobs for awhile- it’s not too shabby! #fuckthe4th #notfreeuntilWEAREALLFREE #migrantsmakeamericagreat #moreboobiesoninstagram #originalcontent #datpotbellylife #wehaveatinyinflatablepool #comeoverandpracticeyourcannonballs #transparency #honestgram #courage #simplefortune
Last summy I was 15 lbs overweight, this summer rolled around with an extra 5 lbs, in addition to that. But I got these puppies for the first time in my life (and that pot belly!), so whatever I’ll take it. Enjoying life with boobs for awhile- it’s not too shabby! #fuckthe4th  #notfreeuntilWEAREALLFREE  #migrantsmakeamericagreat  #moreboobiesoninstagram  #originalcontent  #datpotbellylife  #wehaveatinyinflatablepool  #comeoverandpracticeyourcannonballs  #transparency  #honestgram  #courage  #simplefortune 
#selfcare 💕 I gotta be honest with you, dear followers. I’ve barely worked out in the last two weeks and I’ve been eating rather poorly. I also just got through another rough week of PMS depression followed by excruciating cramps and other period ailments. Sharing my fitness journey with you is one way I hold myself accountable. I also share so maybe one of you will know you’re not alone in your struggles. .
For us women, our bodies are just not the same every week of the month. My mental and emotional state isn’t the same every week of the month. Every woman’s experience is slightly different and our cycles may vary at different stages of life, so my experience doesn’t speak for everyone, but I think this is something we need to talk about more openly. .
Anyway, I’ll be hitting the workouts hard again soon because I’m determined to stay strong, live long, have more energy, and get that endorphin high 💪🏻.
#selfcare  💕 I gotta be honest with you, dear followers. I’ve barely worked out in the last two weeks and I’ve been eating rather poorly. I also just got through another rough week of PMS depression followed by excruciating cramps and other period ailments. Sharing my fitness journey with you is one way I hold myself accountable. I also share so maybe one of you will know you’re not alone in your struggles. . For us women, our bodies are just not the same every week of the month. My mental and emotional state isn’t the same every week of the month. Every woman’s experience is slightly different and our cycles may vary at different stages of life, so my experience doesn’t speak for everyone, but I think this is something we need to talk about more openly. . Anyway, I’ll be hitting the workouts hard again soon because I’m determined to stay strong, live long, have more energy, and get that endorphin high 💪🏻.
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Nothing over a good salad❤🥗 .
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Everybody shows they food on IG, but we usually don't post ourself while eating it (obiously because  it don't look that good😂). Well, I post such a picture 😊. Hope your dinner is as good as mine😘
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Nothing over a good salad❤🥗 . . . Swipe --> . . . Everybody shows they food on IG, but we usually don't post ourself while eating it (obiously because it don't look that good😂). Well, I post such a picture 😊. Hope your dinner is as good as mine😘 . . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality 
2018 has been the most challenging yet rewarding year of my life. I learned/am learning how to let go of things that I deeply love but no longer serve my higher self or the collective good. I love how Instagram makes the quest for enlightenment look like a kale-infused yellow brick road traversed by unicorns and sluiced by glittery rainbows and incorrectly attributed Rumi quotes. Self-improving and actualizing is soul-crushing, agonizing work.

And. There’s nothing quite like the moral injury, the whiplash of moving back to a country you left eight years ago when one of your heroes was in power, to find a more divisive nation than you ever naively imagined; a racist president elected despite/[because of] his boasting of grabbing women “by the pussy”; a shame of a southern border, and bigotry enshrined into law. And the realization that to truly triumph over Trump, we must all battle the inner-Trumps in us all. TLDR: We are truly living in dark times. I’ve never had so many goddamn zits and public ugly-cry fests.

Yet I’ve never been so inspired to follow my beloved late colleague Jim Foley’s mantra and embrace moral courage — to question and challenge power.

I have so much gratitude this week to my squad, namely my sisters who buoyed my soul and sent me emoji collages when I cried.

You know who you are. I am because you are.

Love, light, and a luta continua. 🙏🏼🇺🇸❤️
2018 has been the most challenging yet rewarding year of my life. I learned/am learning how to let go of things that I deeply love but no longer serve my higher self or the collective good. I love how Instagram makes the quest for enlightenment look like a kale-infused yellow brick road traversed by unicorns and sluiced by glittery rainbows and incorrectly attributed Rumi quotes. Self-improving and actualizing is soul-crushing, agonizing work. And. There’s nothing quite like the moral injury, the whiplash of moving back to a country you left eight years ago when one of your heroes was in power, to find a more divisive nation than you ever naively imagined; a racist president elected despite/[because of] his boasting of grabbing women “by the pussy”; a shame of a southern border, and bigotry enshrined into law. And the realization that to truly triumph over Trump, we must all battle the inner-Trumps in us all. TLDR: We are truly living in dark times. I’ve never had so many goddamn zits and public ugly-cry fests. Yet I’ve never been so inspired to follow my beloved late colleague Jim Foley’s mantra and embrace moral courage — to question and challenge power. I have so much gratitude this week to my squad, namely my sisters who buoyed my soul and sent me emoji collages when I cried. You know who you are. I am because you are. Love, light, and a luta continua. 🙏🏼🇺🇸❤️
We are surviving on very little sleep at the moment. I think collectively over the last four days we have maybe had about 6 hours sleep.
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These are some essentials that are going to see me through today!
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A LOT of caffeine, taking it easy outside under the sun with a book, or better yet under a blanket on my bed... that’s if Jax and Ava will allow for that! 😂😜
We are surviving on very little sleep at the moment. I think collectively over the last four days we have maybe had about 6 hours sleep. 🤦🏼‍♀️ These are some essentials that are going to see me through today! ☕️ A LOT of caffeine, taking it easy outside under the sun with a book, or better yet under a blanket on my bed... that’s if Jax and Ava will allow for that! 😂😜
This weekend is going to be all about extra cuddles and lots of TLC for this little girl.
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She has been running a higher than normal temperature since yesterday and constantly chewing away at her fingers. Getting a few teeth all at once is not so great!
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Trying teething powder, gel, some meds to ease the pain and all, but she is not happy.
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If any of you mamas out there have a recommendation for something I can try, please share!
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Hope your weekend is a good one!
This weekend is going to be all about extra cuddles and lots of TLC for this little girl. ♥️ She has been running a higher than normal temperature since yesterday and constantly chewing away at her fingers. Getting a few teeth all at once is not so great! 😪 Trying teething powder, gel, some meds to ease the pain and all, but she is not happy. 😌 If any of you mamas out there have a recommendation for something I can try, please share! 🙏🏻 Hope your weekend is a good one!
One of my best friends (@dtlally) took this of me as I came off stage - a place where I feel most connected with the earth. It occurred to me the other day during meditation and prayer, that the #wisewoman inside of me resembles this photo (except the mermaid tail is real and my hair is about 10 inches longer, swirling in pools of turquoise waters). Have you discovered what the inner you looks like? 🧜🏼‍♀️🐬✨ #mermaidtalks #tellem #honestgram #eyebrowraise
One of my best friends (@dtlally) took this of me as I came off stage - a place where I feel most connected with the earth. It occurred to me the other day during meditation and prayer, that the #wisewoman  inside of me resembles this photo (except the mermaid tail is real and my hair is about 10 inches longer, swirling in pools of turquoise waters). Have you discovered what the inner you looks like? 🧜🏼‍♀️🐬✨ #mermaidtalks  #tellem  #honestgram  #eyebrowraise 
Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace🌹 .
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The truth is, it took me more then half an hour and over 50 shots(!) until I had a photo which was good🤷🏼‍♀️ Don't forget, those pictures on IG aren't snapshots🙂
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Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace🌹 . . . Swipe --> . . . The truth is, it took me more then half an hour and over 50 shots(!) until I had a photo which was good🤷🏼‍♀️ Don't forget, those pictures on IG aren't snapshots🙂 Have a great weekend🤙 . . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreality 
#honestgram Anxiety has been kicking my butt for the past two weeks, hoping it will pass and my drawing bug will come back with vengeance. Ps. How lovely is this #capetownrain 🌧 #megydraws #illustration #megydesigns #anxietyillustrator
#partypeople #sowasvonda feiert #premiere auf dem #filmfestmünchen #ffm am 3.7. #einfachnurfett #grosseskino über #crewlove von @jakob.lass #lovemyjob #thistimeforreal #honestgram trailerlink is in der bio FREUDE!
You will forever be my always💞💋 .
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Fact is that my boyfriend hates to take pictures and even more when he has lipstick all over his face😅😋 He really must love me for doing this😂😍 .
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You will forever be my always💞💋 . . . Swipe --> . . . Fact is that my boyfriend hates to take pictures and even more when he has lipstick all over his face😅😋 He really must love me for doing this😂😍 . . . . #thetruthisnotpretty  #instagramvsreallife 
It's been a rosy few weeks, and it's been a thorny few weeks 😂 - we've been enveloped in a bubble of bliss and love but there have also been days that are so hard they have you wondering how you're going to make it to bedtime...How you're going to parent with grace, kindness and compassion for your oldest because the adjustment of being a big brother is life altering - but when you're low on sleep, low on fuel and every boundary is being pushed... it's tough. But these challenging times shine a light on all we have to be grateful for - we are so blessed to be surrounded by the most incredible friends and family who have shown us such love - regular check-ins and messages, prayers, meal drop offs, visits, coming to cuddle the Baby so I can get chores done and giving Levi extra love and attention - which have contributed hugely in helping him settle into his role as big brother. We are so grateful for every thought, prayer, message, visit, meal and the other gestures of love sent our way :) thank you! 💕
It's been a rosy few weeks, and it's been a thorny few weeks 😂 - we've been enveloped in a bubble of bliss and love but there have also been days that are so hard they have you wondering how you're going to make it to bedtime...How you're going to parent with grace, kindness and compassion for your oldest because the adjustment of being a big brother is life altering - but when you're low on sleep, low on fuel and every boundary is being pushed... it's tough. But these challenging times shine a light on all we have to be grateful for - we are so blessed to be surrounded by the most incredible friends and family who have shown us such love - regular check-ins and messages, prayers, meal drop offs, visits, coming to cuddle the Baby so I can get chores done and giving Levi extra love and attention - which have contributed hugely in helping him settle into his role as big brother. We are so grateful for every thought, prayer, message, visit, meal and the other gestures of love sent our way :) thank you! 💕
The best part after a hot day is a cool shower🧖🏼‍♀️💞
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The best part after a hot day is a cool shower🧖🏼‍♀️💞 . . . Swipe --> . . . The best part is actually to make funny hairstyles with the shampoo😂🙌🏻 Anyone else who does that?😀 . . #instagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
🐻Back to the Sugar bear hair!🐻
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So my 3 month order of my sugar bear hair vitamins have arrived about a week ago! This is the 3rd time I am using these vitamins, with my own money. #NotSponsered #WishIWasThough
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 I put a detailed review earlier on my Instagram if you want the full details and my experience along with before and after data of my hair growth.
Overall I absolutely love these vitamins, they taste great, are vegetarian/halal and I always get great results with my hair growing longer, is more shiny and falls out way less than without these vitamins. Most of my friends have noticed a big difference with my hair and have bought these as well.
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Yes I do find them a bit pricey, but when I compared them to cheaper hair vitamins or just taking biotin I have never got results with the cheaper alternatives so for me I will keep buying these vitamins! 
Plus I got a cute shower cap, a wooden hairbrush and a little bottle of 14 gummies which I gave to my little sister to try!
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Of course the vitamins alone don't make your hair great, you have to eat a balanced healthy diet, drink water and avoid putting heat on your hair. The gummies are a helpful addition to a healthy hair regiment.
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Too long didn't read: these hair vitamins work, it's not a scam and are worth the money.
🐻Back to the Sugar bear hair!🐻 _ So my 3 month order of my sugar bear hair vitamins have arrived about a week ago! This is the 3rd time I am using these vitamins, with my own money. #NotSponsered  #WishIWasThough  _ I put a detailed review earlier on my Instagram if you want the full details and my experience along with before and after data of my hair growth. Overall I absolutely love these vitamins, they taste great, are vegetarian/halal and I always get great results with my hair growing longer, is more shiny and falls out way less than without these vitamins. Most of my friends have noticed a big difference with my hair and have bought these as well. _ Yes I do find them a bit pricey, but when I compared them to cheaper hair vitamins or just taking biotin I have never got results with the cheaper alternatives so for me I will keep buying these vitamins! Plus I got a cute shower cap, a wooden hairbrush and a little bottle of 14 gummies which I gave to my little sister to try! _ Of course the vitamins alone don't make your hair great, you have to eat a balanced healthy diet, drink water and avoid putting heat on your hair. The gummies are a helpful addition to a healthy hair regiment. _ Too long didn't read: these hair vitamins work, it's not a scam and are worth the money.
This #frosé was like a disappointing tinder date - really pretty but not good 🍹😐 #honestgram #slushlife #icequeen #ontothenext
Bon Appétit 🥪😋
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Bon Appétit 🥪😋 . . . Swipe --> . . . When there is good food I always eat too much and after I'm finished, I'm totally exhausted 😂🙈 (get a look at my full belly) . . . #instagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
HEART-BEAT // We've had so much good news today. We gathered to celebrate six June/July family birthdays today, but not without the joy of hearing the addition of another - my sister's daughter, born today.
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But I am weighed down by something else. It feels like loss or missing - I think it's that, and I'm processing it. I feel a twinge of sadness because I wish I could be with my sister at this time, but without a job, the savings have just evapourated. Hence the picture.
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#honestgram #confused #happysad #goodnewsbad #feelings #bleh #meh #depression #depressive #mood #everyoneelseisliterallylaughingoutloudandtearsfalldownmycheeks #whatswrong #tired #exhausted #family #happybirthday #heart #emotions
HEART-BEAT // We've had so much good news today. We gathered to celebrate six June/July family birthdays today, but not without the joy of hearing the addition of another - my sister's daughter, born today. . . . But I am weighed down by something else. It feels like loss or missing - I think it's that, and I'm processing it. I feel a twinge of sadness because I wish I could be with my sister at this time, but without a job, the savings have just evapourated. Hence the picture. . . . #honestgram  #confused  #happysad  #goodnewsbad  #feelings  #bleh  #meh  #depression  #depressive  #mood  #everyoneelseisliterallylaughingoutloudandtearsfalldownmycheeks  #whatswrong  #tired  #exhausted  #family  #happybirthday  #heart  #emotions 
I'm so grapeful for you🍇💞
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I'm so grapeful for you🍇💞 . . . Swipe --> . . . I know you shouldn't play with food, but I can't resist🙈😂 Tag a friend who does that too🤣 . . . #instagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
LIFE IS TOUGH, BUT SO ARE YOU // goes the adage. If I'm being honest, that's not me. Not today. The little one is feeling much better, which is good, but she's begun yelling at me again. She says really funny things too, like how my hair, which has come off her brush that she's using to make it pretty, is "disgusting!" She's now singing a song about it. But I'm not enjoying it. My head is pounding.
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Feeling like this is a real bumbum. And such a drain on my life. SUCH A DRAIN. I want to enjoy a few hours' deep sleep, which come to think of it, I haven't really had in a while.
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Thank you to those who've called and reached out. I appreciate your support. It's just a bad day with headaches and feelings and thoughts and tears. You know, just to remind everyone that this is also a mental health account. Sigh. I have no wisdom or lessons, I am just bloody tired.
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LIFE IS TOUGH, BUT SO ARE YOU // goes the adage. If I'm being honest, that's not me. Not today. The little one is feeling much better, which is good, but she's begun yelling at me again. She says really funny things too, like how my hair, which has come off her brush that she's using to make it pretty, is "disgusting!" She's now singing a song about it. But I'm not enjoying it. My head is pounding. . . . Feeling like this is a real bumbum. And such a drain on my life. SUCH A DRAIN. I want to enjoy a few hours' deep sleep, which come to think of it, I haven't really had in a while. . . . Thank you to those who've called and reached out. I appreciate your support. It's just a bad day with headaches and feelings and thoughts and tears. You know, just to remind everyone that this is also a mental health account. Sigh. I have no wisdom or lessons, I am just bloody tired. . . . #depression  #depressed  #tired  #parenting  #myheadhurts  #soldieron  #fulltimework  #parentingisafulltimejob  #unpaidwork  #motherhood  #mentalhealth  #cry  #juxtapose  #juxtaposition  #motheranddaughter  #motherandchild  #motherdaughter  #womanstrong  #anxiety  #family  #honestgram  #honestpost 
YOU WON'T GET #OUTFIT PHOTOS // because the babe just chucked up phlegm on my top. 😐 On the plus side, #MiniGigi is cooking us dinner. Happy birthday. Happy birthday.
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IT WAS A GOOD DAY BUT // I am exhausted. #BabyGigi has been sick and clingy. We did our best to dress up and surprise #MrGigi/ Dad at work for his birthday, with a cake and everything. I had a killer outfit today, put together from my new purchases from the weekend. I even wore my Italian boots. But it's been a bit hectic and my mind is not on taking outfit photos. This #nofilter photo, more accurately conveys the mood right now: exhausted, but full of dreams. Maybe later on, I'll show you what I wore, i.e. this awesome top with sequinned sleeves that shimmer.
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#HappyBirthday to me. And to you @thesociableprogrammer. Twins.
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IT WAS A GOOD DAY BUT // I am exhausted. #BabyGigi  has been sick and clingy. We did our best to dress up and surprise #MrGigi / Dad at work for his birthday, with a cake and everything. I had a killer outfit today, put together from my new purchases from the weekend. I even wore my Italian boots. But it's been a bit hectic and my mind is not on taking outfit photos. This #nofilter  photo, more accurately conveys the mood right now: exhausted, but full of dreams. Maybe later on, I'll show you what I wore, i.e. this awesome top with sequinned sleeves that shimmer. . . . #HappyBirthday  to me. And to you @thesociableprogrammer. Twins. . . . #thegigioutfit  #shimmer  #sequins  #fashion  #honestgram  #fashionpost  #ootd  #glistening  #glitter  #glisten  #sleeping  #eyes  #motherhood  #childhood  #mood 
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“No judgement but I’ve definitely written my fair share of angry, bitter, revenge songs because of the burden of trauma, fear of rejection or abandonment was bubbling just below the surface but TELL’EM is my first response to those songs with pure accountability. It’s not a wagging of a finger, with a hand on a hip anthem of “look what you did to me,” but rather here is my story, my part, my truth. It’s just chapter one... I have so much more to say but for now, without further adieu TELL’EM.” JUNE 21ST.
“No judgement but I’ve definitely written my fair share of angry, bitter, revenge songs because of the burden of trauma, fear of rejection or abandonment was bubbling just below the surface but TELL’EM is my first response to those songs with pure accountability. It’s not a wagging of a finger, with a hand on a hip anthem of “look what you did to me,” but rather here is my story, my part, my truth. It’s just chapter one... I have so much more to say but for now, without further adieu TELL’EM.” JUNE 21ST.
Instagram always encourages you to put your best paw forward, but sometimes life is just ruff! I may look like a bundle of joy, but I'm usually a little monster that is as stubborn as a donkey. This is a typical moment for me, as hoomom tries to train me but I couldn't care less. Here's to all the stubborn beagles out there trying to make a change! #reallifemoments #honestgram

#beagle #beagles #beaglesofinstagram #beaglelove #beaglepuppy #beaglemania #beagleworld #beaglesdaily #beaglelovers #beagle_features #beagleboy #beagleworld_feature #beagleoftheday #beaglegram #beaglestagram #rescued #rescuedog #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuebeagle #beagle_shoutout #beagle_me
Instagram always encourages you to put your best paw forward, but sometimes life is just ruff! I may look like a bundle of joy, but I'm usually a little monster that is as stubborn as a donkey. This is a typical moment for me, as hoomom tries to train me but I couldn't care less. Here's to all the stubborn beagles out there trying to make a change! #reallifemoments  #honestgram  #beagle  #beagles  #beaglesofinstagram  #beaglelove  #beaglepuppy  #beaglemania  #beagleworld  #beaglesdaily  #beaglelovers  #beagle_features  #beagleboy  #beagleworld_feature  #beagleoftheday  #beaglegram  #beaglestagram  #rescued  #rescuedog  #rescuedogs  #rescuedogsofinstagram  #rescuebeagle  #beagle_shoutout  #beagle_me 
Yesterday I had to let a very close person to me go from my life. 
No matter how much I learn about the universe of myself, losing a loved one hurts. I think that’s the point. 
Passion comes from the word meaning pain, it’s a way to engage with the world around you. 
So today I’m grateful to come to the seaside with another of my great friends. The sea always calms my distress. I can indulge in comforts here; listening to the sea, eating (grilled) fish and chips, and mushy peas. And although it doesn’t mask the pain and discomfort - I wouldn’t want it to either, it feels good. 
Fisherman museum after lunch 😂✨ #iamspirituallylogical #beach #sea #love #education #inspiration #honestgram
Yesterday I had to let a very close person to me go from my life. No matter how much I learn about the universe of myself, losing a loved one hurts. I think that’s the point. Passion comes from the word meaning pain, it’s a way to engage with the world around you. So today I’m grateful to come to the seaside with another of my great friends. The sea always calms my distress. I can indulge in comforts here; listening to the sea, eating (grilled) fish and chips, and mushy peas. And although it doesn’t mask the pain and discomfort - I wouldn’t want it to either, it feels good. Fisherman museum after lunch 😂✨ #iamspirituallylogical  #beach  #sea  #love  #education  #inspiration  #honestgram 
Day 169: Another quick post. These days in the LA area have been crazy. Pictured: eggs, hash browns and avocado from #&waffles, Caesar salad (shared) and pasta primavera from #masitaliankitchen in Burbank and @benandjerrys. Not pictured: water, tea, toast and garlic bread. Enjoying everything but looking forward to getting back to routine soon. Not feeling the healthiest. #vegetarian #laeats #food #yummy #jasmineeatsla #honestgram
Day 169: Another quick post. These days in the LA area have been crazy. Pictured: eggs, hash browns and avocado from #&waffles, Caesar salad (shared) and pasta primavera from #masitaliankitchen  in Burbank and @benandjerrys. Not pictured: water, tea, toast and garlic bread. Enjoying everything but looking forward to getting back to routine soon. Not feeling the healthiest. #vegetarian  #laeats  #food  #yummy  #jasmineeatsla  #honestgram 
NERVOUS AF // What's that now, Gigi? You have an interview with a course advisor and have to bring your work to show? Why on Earth would that make you nervous?
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Hello!

Sometimes poetry is a messy, chaotic, process. Beauty, love, and expression from darkness, observation, and stillness.

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Yes, he did. He cooked those pancakes. Now, I wish I could tell you that this was a carefully pre-arranged and minutely prepared display, but unfortunately it isn’t. It is a very quick snap (and how easily you can tell…) of this morning’s breakfast. I took it in great haste, as we were all starving and we have a thing about eating our food hot.

I may add that this was in no way, shape or form planned to be posted on here, it was simply a snapshot for our family, but I have decided to publish it, in the name of authenticity.

I am the first one to love that well curated account, I revel in their skill and truly appreciate the hours spent to prepare and choose that one magnificent shot. I love Instagram for the fairness of opportunity it offers to so many creative minds. It is mainly a visual tool and it celebrates aesthetics, and I simply love it for this. At the same time I am, slowly but surely, becoming aware of the understated but consistent pressure that posting something good on Instagram takes on those creatives, and equally of the pressure experienced by those who follow them. 🥞

I actually think I love it the most when the amazing artist reveals a little bit of their creative process. I love the half-missed poses, the food out of focus, the eyes half shut. 🍯

So here it is, an imperfect shot in the name of authenticity. 🍋

If you’re curious to find out whether the baby ate those crepes, swipe to the right. At least her dressed matched. 🍋 
#storisse#bloggershusband#peopleinthebackground  #crepeseveryday #pancakes #sundaymood #sundayvibes #breakfastideas #inspiremyplate #fathersday#fatherslove #fatherslove❤️ #halfthestory#honestgram #fathersdayspecial #fathersday2018  #coolestfather#Fathersday2018 #Fathersday #feelingproud #prouddad #instafood #fatherofdaughters #instagramvsreality #vsreality #authenticity #authenticaccounts #authentic #imperfections #reallife
Yes, he did. He cooked those pancakes. Now, I wish I could tell you that this was a carefully pre-arranged and minutely prepared display, but unfortunately it isn’t. It is a very quick snap (and how easily you can tell…) of this morning’s breakfast. I took it in great haste, as we were all starving and we have a thing about eating our food hot. I may add that this was in no way, shape or form planned to be posted on here, it was simply a snapshot for our family, but I have decided to publish it, in the name of authenticity. I am the first one to love that well curated account, I revel in their skill and truly appreciate the hours spent to prepare and choose that one magnificent shot. I love Instagram for the fairness of opportunity it offers to so many creative minds. It is mainly a visual tool and it celebrates aesthetics, and I simply love it for this. At the same time I am, slowly but surely, becoming aware of the understated but consistent pressure that posting something good on Instagram takes on those creatives, and equally of the pressure experienced by those who follow them. 🥞 I actually think I love it the most when the amazing artist reveals a little bit of their creative process. I love the half-missed poses, the food out of focus, the eyes half shut. 🍯 So here it is, an imperfect shot in the name of authenticity. 🍋 If you’re curious to find out whether the baby ate those crepes, swipe to the right. At least her dressed matched. 🍋 #storisse #bloggershusband #peopleinthebackground  #crepeseveryday  #pancakes  #sundaymood  #sundayvibes  #breakfastideas  #inspiremyplate  #fathersday #fatherslove  #fatherslove ❤️ #halfthestory #honestgram  #fathersdayspecial  #fathersday2018  #coolestfather #Fathersday2018  #Fathersday  #feelingproud  #prouddad  #instafood  #fatherofdaughters  #instagramvsreality  #vsreality  #authenticity  #authenticaccounts  #authentic  #imperfections  #reallife 
No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up and never give up.🖤👖
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I love those skinny jeans, BUT they are extremly tricky to put on....😅 workout done for today ✔
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#instagramvsreality #thetruthisnotpretty
No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up and never give up.🖤👖 . . . Swipe --> . . . I love those skinny jeans, BUT they are extremly tricky to put on....😅 workout done for today ✔ . . #instagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
My instagram could not truly capture my time in Italy without a picture of gelato 😋 #diet #gelato #sicily #solotravel #italy #europe #foodislife #honestgram
#HONESTGRAM 
Today I’ve learned a lesson, about  expectations. I found a hair salon that looked nice and with great reviews. I showed up to my appointment, showed some pictures of all the options I expected to have (in case one could’ve failed).
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Then..I got this hair colour (in pic)😬😭😫! (Now I laugh 🤣) Some people around here get this hair colour, but personally I don’t like it with my Latin brown skin! Oh how much I cried when I saw Josh🤣 ! I wasn’t expecting that! I explained to the ladies and they told me there is a process and that’s how it had to be done 🤨. Anyways I could’ve argued with them or explain again my thoughts and leave them in peace haha! I did the second option but when I got to the car I was crying because I was so frustrated!! And my frustration was almost managing me! I realized that because Josh told me he never saw me crying like that before (maybe I was a bit dramatic 😅) •
Anyways I was so hopeful on how my hair might turn out because I had put so much plan and excitement into it day after day. Unfortunately my plan and ideas not only failed to get done, it looked (still) worst than how my hair was 😣(oh wait, my hair wasn’t bad at all!), so that was all. I haven’t fixed my hair yet, but.. since I don’t know what to expect now, it is easy for me to accept whatever the outcome my be (I know everything’s gonna be ok) (there is always a solution). •
Disappointment are bound to take place whenever we set certain expectations 🤷🏽‍♀️
and more often we aren’t prepared for those disappointments, so it hits us more than we thought🤦🏽‍♀️ . Guys...managing expectations is an art. When things do not work out the way we had planned, it is much more beneficial to realize that is how life works and stay confident, rather than becoming frustrated at the situation. •
Have hope rather than expectations and you will tend not to be as disappointed. That’s what I can say so far because I don’t have enough space to keep writing in here... 😅 Thanks to my husby for being with me in this girly moment 🤪 and let me cry and for reminding me that laughing at those moments is better than getting frustrated (because there’s solution) 😂 ⬇️⬇️
#HONESTGRAM  Today I’ve learned a lesson, about expectations. I found a hair salon that looked nice and with great reviews. I showed up to my appointment, showed some pictures of all the options I expected to have (in case one could’ve failed). • Then..I got this hair colour (in pic)😬😭😫! (Now I laugh 🤣) Some people around here get this hair colour, but personally I don’t like it with my Latin brown skin! Oh how much I cried when I saw Josh🤣 ! I wasn’t expecting that! I explained to the ladies and they told me there is a process and that’s how it had to be done 🤨. Anyways I could’ve argued with them or explain again my thoughts and leave them in peace haha! I did the second option but when I got to the car I was crying because I was so frustrated!! And my frustration was almost managing me! I realized that because Josh told me he never saw me crying like that before (maybe I was a bit dramatic 😅) • Anyways I was so hopeful on how my hair might turn out because I had put so much plan and excitement into it day after day. Unfortunately my plan and ideas not only failed to get done, it looked (still) worst than how my hair was 😣(oh wait, my hair wasn’t bad at all!), so that was all. I haven’t fixed my hair yet, but.. since I don’t know what to expect now, it is easy for me to accept whatever the outcome my be (I know everything’s gonna be ok) (there is always a solution). • Disappointment are bound to take place whenever we set certain expectations 🤷🏽‍♀️ and more often we aren’t prepared for those disappointments, so it hits us more than we thought🤦🏽‍♀️ . Guys...managing expectations is an art. When things do not work out the way we had planned, it is much more beneficial to realize that is how life works and stay confident, rather than becoming frustrated at the situation. • Have hope rather than expectations and you will tend not to be as disappointed. That’s what I can say so far because I don’t have enough space to keep writing in here... 😅 Thanks to my husby for being with me in this girly moment 🤪 and let me cry and for reminding me that laughing at those moments is better than getting frustrated (because there’s solution) 😂 ⬇️⬇️
Make me bubble 🖤
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Just me, trying to make a huge bubble for the picture, which didn't really work...🤷🏼‍♀️ Happy weekend guys❤
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#istagramvsreality #thetruthisnotpretty
Make me bubble 🖤 . . . Swipe --> . . . Just me, trying to make a huge bubble for the picture, which didn't really work...🤷🏼‍♀️ Happy weekend guys❤ . . #istagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
Both Jax and Ava are in bed already....and this NEVER happens...so taking advantage of the situation!
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#chilltime #onlineshopping #relax #putyourfeetup #motherhoodunplugged #motherhood #momlife #ig_motherhood #takeadvantage #tea #whoamikidding #ratherwine #wine #oureverydaymoments #honestgram
Excited to finally see the Foo Fighters💕😋🎶
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Just enjoyed the show🤘🏻❤ it was just the best I've ever seen! Thank you😍 @foofighters
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#reality #instagramvsreallife #truthbehindthegram #lifefaker #mentalfitness #celestechallengeaccepted #quote #realisticgram #photography #behindthegram #behindthescene #honestgram #ididitforthegram #selfie #foofighters #rocknroll #concert #rockband #music #wildandfree
*posting pretty photos on IG to show that I have a life outside of work💁🏻‍♀️But really I don’t and these were taken over two weeks ago🤦🏻‍♀️But hey they are still pretty photos🙋🏻‍♀️ 📷: @snowlittlenono ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#adulting #honestgram
*posting pretty photos on IG to show that I have a life outside of work💁🏻‍♀️But really I don’t and these were taken over two weeks ago🤦🏻‍♀️But hey they are still pretty photos🙋🏻‍♀️ 📷: @snowlittlenono •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #adulting  #honestgram 
Dog cuddles🐶💕
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Sometimes he's just not in the mood to cuddle..😅 His face expression: "Help me to get rid of her..."🤣
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#instagramvsreality #thetruthisnotpretty
Dog cuddles🐶💕 . . . Swipe --> . . . Sometimes he's just not in the mood to cuddle..😅 His face expression: "Help me to get rid of her..."🤣 . . . . #instagramvsreality  #thetruthisnotpretty 
HAPPINESS is YOU!
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And of course happiness is wearing matching outfits with you!
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New blog post coming up today at 10am, we feature the amazing new winter collection for our all time favourite mommy&me brand @flynnjaxon! I am so in Love with the items we are wearing, the quality, style and comfort is all spot on and I can honestly say that we’ve been spending most of our  winter days twinning in style!
HAPPINESS is YOU! . And of course happiness is wearing matching outfits with you! . New blog post coming up today at 10am, we feature the amazing new winter collection for our all time favourite mommy&me brand @flynnjaxon! I am so in Love with the items we are wearing, the quality, style and comfort is all spot on and I can honestly say that we’ve been spending most of our winter days twinning in style!
A Sunday kinda love 💕 Wait - who am I kidding!?! This weekend we're camping in the rain at a Bluegrass festival and inbetween fights about muddy boots inside the camper there's swing dancing to a live band then there's fights about who's doing the dishes then it's holding hands during live music ... There, that's a more realistic Sunday kinda love 💕
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#honestgram #love
#Livethelittlethings #chasinglight  #exploreYukon #adventure #KluaneNationalPark #adventureiscalling  #wildflowers #rainy #NeverStopExploring #explore #ourwild  #themountainsarecalling #blessed #wanderlust #cloudscape  #travelgram  #skyscape #optoutside #flowers #exploreCanada #mountainscape #Yukonbuilt #stayandwander #wildatheart #landscape #purple #passionpassport #adventurethatislife
A Sunday kinda love 💕 Wait - who am I kidding!?! This weekend we're camping in the rain at a Bluegrass festival and inbetween fights about muddy boots inside the camper there's swing dancing to a live band then there's fights about who's doing the dishes then it's holding hands during live music ... There, that's a more realistic Sunday kinda love 💕 . . . . #honestgram  #love  #Livethelittlethings  #chasinglight  #exploreYukon  #adventure  #KluaneNationalPark  #adventureiscalling  #wildflowers  #rainy  #NeverStopExploring  #explore  #ourwild  #themountainsarecalling  #blessed  #wanderlust  #cloudscape  #travelgram  #skyscape  #optoutside  #flowers  #exploreCanada  #mountainscape  #Yukonbuilt  #stayandwander  #wildatheart  #landscape  #purple  #passionpassport  #adventurethatislife