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The magic is made and ready for you lovely people!
The magic is made and ready for you lovely people!
Happiness with my radishes #foundlove #joyinthesmallthings #westernspringsil
Fun job Thursday!! I have the sweetest co-workers @karleehernder @meeganlegros ...looking at this wee plant and vintage holder makes me smile...thanks, lovelies :)
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#funjobthursday #iworkwiththegreatestpeople #imsolucky #joyinthesmallthings
Normal day, let me see you for the gift you truly are. #gentlereminder #joyinthesmallthings #godsplan
Catching a breath today in amongst what feels like such a crazy few weeks 🙌🏼 #lovemylife #joyinthesmallthings #takeabreak #creation
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The good list: their shoes in the entryway, chipping away at the chores list, a handful of days with both of them home, laughter
• The good list: their shoes in the entryway, chipping away at the chores list, a handful of days with both of them home, laughter
Looking back on our visit to @creationmuseum 🐫🕊🐘 Definitely a highlight of the summer! Sharing more about it + some tips for YOU on visiting the museum on the blog today! Link is in my profile. ☺️ What's a highlight of your summer? Tell me below!!
Looking back on our visit to @creationmuseum 🐫🕊🐘 Definitely a highlight of the summer! Sharing more about it + some tips for YOU on visiting the museum on the blog today! Link is in my profile. ☺️ What's a highlight of your summer? Tell me below!!
Because my page was looking a little dark and cement-y...here's a drop of colourful joy 🌱🤗
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#happywednesday #joyinthesmallthings #walksaroundtheneighbourhood
"Run from Reality." Poverty must be a metal chamber impeccably made.
Through the course of mankind it has thrived in it's existence. Probably because mankind has failed society.

Even on this day when people were nostalgic in the celebration of Independence day. The lens of my camera happened to capture the fact that we need to ask ourselves the validation of our free state. 
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#theconversationcreator #worldphotographyday

#kolkatastreets #photolove #canon #750D
#canonindia #runfromrelaity #kolkataphotos #collegestreet #expressionsoflove #precious #joyinthesmallthings #streetphotography #independance_day_2k18 #loveforphotography #streetphotographykolkata #streetlife #everydaylife #indianshutterbugs  #igphotography #igersoftheday #instagood #instalike #instafollow #iglikers #instaupload.
"Run from Reality." Poverty must be a metal chamber impeccably made. Through the course of mankind it has thrived in it's existence. Probably because mankind has failed society. Even on this day when people were nostalgic in the celebration of Independence day. The lens of my camera happened to capture the fact that we need to ask ourselves the validation of our free state. EXIF : Camera : Canon 750D. 50mm prime f/4 1/500s ISO 200 @canonindia_official #theconversationcreator  #worldphotographyday  #kolkatastreets  #photolove  #canon  #750D  #canonindia  #runfromrelaity  #kolkataphotos  #collegestreet  #expressionsoflove  #precious  #joyinthesmallthings  #streetphotography  #independance_day_2k18  #loveforphotography  #streetphotographykolkata  #streetlife  #everydaylife  #indianshutterbugs  #igphotography  #igersoftheday  #instagood  #instalike  #instafollow  #iglikers  #instaupload .
I hope you are a friend to yourself. I hope you know that to truly know the real you, your authentic self, your divine center...
you need only know that 
You Are Loved.
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Love knows us, lives within us and shows up in our daily lives.
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We can have an everyday, personal relationship with Love. We don’t need ceremony or pedigree to do it nor do we need to be perfect or even “doing ok”. We can admit how it is with us right now. And we will be heard. And we can learn to hear Love’s response. And we can know we’re never alone. And we can realize that this Love is everywhere.
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We can call this enlightenment, which is a lovely word, but it’s also called friendship. It’s here for us. Next to us. Inside of us.
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So how do we start a conversation with the Divine? Especially if we feel like stumbling fools and prize jackasses half of the time?
There are lots of ways! I focus on gratitude and the Ignatian Examen to keep these ordinary holy convos going on within. ♥️
Want to learn more? Join me over on FB at Cobbleworks: Soul of a Donkey and click on @cobbleworks  to sign up for my newsletter. August’s free illustration will be arriving soon and it’s all about having a Soul of a Donkey and starting a friendship with Love ♥️
I hope you are a friend to yourself. I hope you know that to truly know the real you, your authentic self, your divine center... you need only know that You Are Loved. ♥️ Love knows us, lives within us and shows up in our daily lives. ♥️ We can have an everyday, personal relationship with Love. We don’t need ceremony or pedigree to do it nor do we need to be perfect or even “doing ok”. We can admit how it is with us right now. And we will be heard. And we can learn to hear Love’s response. And we can know we’re never alone. And we can realize that this Love is everywhere. ♥️ We can call this enlightenment, which is a lovely word, but it’s also called friendship. It’s here for us. Next to us. Inside of us. ♥️ So how do we start a conversation with the Divine? Especially if we feel like stumbling fools and prize jackasses half of the time? There are lots of ways! I focus on gratitude and the Ignatian Examen to keep these ordinary holy convos going on within. ♥️ Want to learn more? Join me over on FB at Cobbleworks: Soul of a Donkey and click on @cobbleworks to sign up for my newsletter. August’s free illustration will be arriving soon and it’s all about having a Soul of a Donkey and starting a friendship with Love ♥️
If I should
die,
before
I had hoped
to.
Remember
me
as one who
listened
for the nightingale’s 
song
in the darkness.
— (I look for) Beauty in the midst of.
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#womenpoets #womenwriters #grace #livefree #instapoet #indiepoets #indiepoetry #poetryisart #poetryporn #poetryislife #poetryisnotdead #livemoremagic #liveinawe #beautyinthemundane #beautyinthestruggle #shewrites #shewritesfaith #joyinthesmallthings #joyinthestruggle #wordsmith #wordstoliveby #iweepinink #spilledink
If I should die, before I had hoped to. Remember me as one who listened for the nightingale’s song in the darkness. — (I look for) Beauty in the midst of. . . . . . . #womenpoets  #womenwriters  #grace  #livefree  #instapoet  #indiepoets  #indiepoetry  #poetryisart  #poetryporn  #poetryislife  #poetryisnotdead  #livemoremagic  #liveinawe  #beautyinthemundane  #beautyinthestruggle  #shewrites  #shewritesfaith  #joyinthesmallthings  #joyinthestruggle  #wordsmith  #wordstoliveby  #iweepinink  #spilledink 
The first two sprouts of hopefully many, many sprouts. I can’t tell you how excited I am. #getgardensmart #startingagreenhouse #hopetheyallgrow #joyinthesmallthings
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The good list: a new schedule, puppy kisses, finding beauty everywhere I look
• The good list: a new schedule, puppy kisses, finding beauty everywhere I look
We went out to lunch with Mom and had a blast!!
Parents who don't let you play with food are lame!! #frenchfries #foodfun #livelifetothefullest #joyinthesmallthings #loveformothers #loveyafamily
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Starting the week lesson planning, baking mom’s coffee cake, and taking in this view.
• Starting the week lesson planning, baking mom’s coffee cake, and taking in this view.
Wednesday is World Calligraphy Day and over the next few days we’ll share our top lettering tips on the grid. 
First (& as far as we’re concerned most important) is that you have to just enjoy the process. That means not pressuring yourself to be perfect but embracing the imperfections (that’s what makes it hand lettered). Not comparing yourself to others but appreciating what you like in your work. Not setting unrealistic expectations but setting small projects and targets and celebrating when you nail it. 
If you enjoy it you’ll keep doing it and get better and better.
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#worldcalligraphyday #calligraphylove #handlettering #thisisnotafont #lettering #brushlettering #moderncalligraphy #moderncalligraphyuk #moderncalligraphylovers #byhand #finetec #finetecgold #thecrafthood #joyinthesmallthings #handpainted #squaresofdelight #calligraphycommunity #calligraphersofinstagram #letteringlove #letteringleague #letteringart
Wednesday is World Calligraphy Day and over the next few days we’ll share our top lettering tips on the grid. First (& as far as we’re concerned most important) is that you have to just enjoy the process. That means not pressuring yourself to be perfect but embracing the imperfections (that’s what makes it hand lettered). Not comparing yourself to others but appreciating what you like in your work. Not setting unrealistic expectations but setting small projects and targets and celebrating when you nail it. If you enjoy it you’ll keep doing it and get better and better. . . . #worldcalligraphyday  #calligraphylove  #handlettering  #thisisnotafont  #lettering  #brushlettering  #moderncalligraphy  #moderncalligraphyuk  #moderncalligraphylovers  #byhand  #finetec  #finetecgold  #thecrafthood  #joyinthesmallthings  #handpainted  #squaresofdelight  #calligraphycommunity  #calligraphersofinstagram  #letteringlove  #letteringleague  #letteringart 
At the dawn of a new week, in my screened in porch happy place having my first cup of coffee, for unknown reasons, I’m very excited about this week. Do you ever anticipate wonderful things ahead? I’ve learned living this way rarely disappoints as I celebrate even the tinest accomplishments or lovely people that cross my path. Wishing you all a week full of delightful surprises big or small.

#joyinthesmallthings #newweek 
#morningtimes #freshstartmonday #enjoyyourtime #wellnessbydesign #mitzibeachinteriors
At the dawn of a new week, in my screened in porch happy place having my first cup of coffee, for unknown reasons, I’m very excited about this week. Do you ever anticipate wonderful things ahead? I’ve learned living this way rarely disappoints as I celebrate even the tinest accomplishments or lovely people that cross my path. Wishing you all a week full of delightful surprises big or small. #joyinthesmallthings  #newweek  #morningtimes  #freshstartmonday  #enjoyyourtime  #wellnessbydesign  #mitzibeachinteriors 
Sundays are for sleeping in, going to the bookstore (while your husband "secretly" shops for your birthday gift) and having excellent Mexican food for dinner, then nursing a food coma in bed while watching movies. 
What's your ideal Sunday? 
#lovinglife
#birthdayweekend
#felizcumpleami
#freebirthdayshot 
#onlyboughtonebooktoday #sowellbehaved
#grateful
#liveyourbestlife
#mexicanfoodlover 
#leftoversfordays
#joyinthesmallthings
#celebratinglife
#bibliophile
#sundays
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The good list: a dog parade, hearing her laugh, flowers along the way
#iwentlookingforbeauty #inmyneighborhood
Super excited!!! I went out to water my garden today and looked more closely at my watermelon plants and I have three baby watermelons growing.  Isn't it amazing how something so small can bring such joy? #joyinthesmallthings #summertime #gardening #novicegardener #watermelon #melodiesofyou #worshipleader #blessed #idahogirl #ilovesunshine #growth #inspiration
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The good list: walking the breakwater at high tide, the taste of salt water, breakfast at On The Alley
• The good list: walking the breakwater at high tide, the taste of salt water, breakfast at On The Alley
Weekend joy: cutting flowers for the house. In August some things are overgrown, some have pooped out, some are just coming into their own. Absolutely loving it all, scraggly and messy as it is. 💚
Weekend joy: cutting flowers for the house. In August some things are overgrown, some have pooped out, some are just coming into their own. Absolutely loving it all, scraggly and messy as it is. 💚
Have you seen our summer photo snapshot competition? See our last post for deets. Kay Crafthood has been on a staycation this week and yesterday visited Bath. How lucky that a fully working gorgeous steam fair was in town. The minis thought they were in heaven and Kay could only marvel at all of the sign painting - I guess that’s a hand letterers life 😍
Have you seen our summer photo snapshot competition? See our last post for deets. Kay Crafthood has been on a staycation this week and yesterday visited Bath. How lucky that a fully working gorgeous steam fair was in town. The minis thought they were in heaven and Kay could only marvel at all of the sign painting - I guess that’s a hand letterers life 😍
Days when we’re all together are the best.  Are they always magical and adventure filled?  No.  Are there hard moments even on the best days?  Yes.  What we choose to dwell on is how we’ll remember the days we live.  So live them well and remember the sweetest, most precious, hilarious, tasty, snuggly moments and your bucket will be filled with a good list. ❤️
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#crazycozads #choosejoy
Days when we’re all together are the best. Are they always magical and adventure filled? No. Are there hard moments even on the best days? Yes. What we choose to dwell on is how we’ll remember the days we live. So live them well and remember the sweetest, most precious, hilarious, tasty, snuggly moments and your bucket will be filled with a good list. ❤️ . #crazycozads  #choosejoy 
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I was inspired by @shannanwrites’ alley photos that she posts once a month, documenting the changing seasons, so I’m joining the fun. This is one of my favorite spots to sit and collect my thoughts, so look for it in my feed on the 10th of each month.
• I was inspired by @shannanwrites’ alley photos that she posts once a month, documenting the changing seasons, so I’m joining the fun. This is one of my favorite spots to sit and collect my thoughts, so look for it in my feed on the 10th of each month.
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It’s a pet peeve of mine when people don’t use blinkers.  They’re part of your car for a reason!
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#crazycozads #safetyfirst #dontbeastinkerusetheblinker
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TBT Alyssa found this picture last month when we were getting ready for our yard sale and it’s been sitting on our hutch ever since. I loved parenting her when she was this age, but I love being her mom now even more.
• TBT Alyssa found this picture last month when we were getting ready for our yard sale and it’s been sitting on our hutch ever since. I loved parenting her when she was this age, but I love being her mom now even more.
We are huge tea drinkers at Team Crafthood and are convinced it tastes better in a good cup. We found this set in a local charity shop a while ago after falling in love with the delicate hand painted scenes. It wasn’t until a few days later that we discovered the magic inside - swipe to see what happens with some light behind it. Here’s to unexpected magic and how good it feels. #preloved #littlebitofmagic .
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#thecrafthood #thefeels #itsallgood #kindnessiscool #tealovers #tealoversunite #tealoversofinstagram #handpainted #gild #teadrinkers #teadrinkersofinstagram #joyinthesmallthings #handcrafted #wonders
We are huge tea drinkers at Team Crafthood and are convinced it tastes better in a good cup. We found this set in a local charity shop a while ago after falling in love with the delicate hand painted scenes. It wasn’t until a few days later that we discovered the magic inside - swipe to see what happens with some light behind it. Here’s to unexpected magic and how good it feels. #preloved  #littlebitofmagic  . . . . . #thecrafthood  #thefeels  #itsallgood  #kindnessiscool  #tealovers  #tealoversunite  #tealoversofinstagram  #handpainted  #gild  #teadrinkers  #teadrinkersofinstagram  #joyinthesmallthings  #handcrafted  #wonders 
Photography in the small yet wonderful Michigan back yard! #joyinthesmallthings
Tonight the three of them were happy little muffins quite content to dig in the dirt finding treasures.
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The boys have these times of playing so well together and getting caught up in imagining such fun things!  Benjamin and I get a kick out of watching them and listening to their tiny voices in vibrant conversations. .
I’m so enamored with this stage!  I know it means they’re growing up, but it also means they’re nurturing their brother bond and making memories I hope that will stick. .
So yes little buds, dig in the mud, find rocks you consider treasures and by all means make mud balls while you talk and giggle! ❤️
#crazycozads #wacandtac #loveourgirllulu #winstonandhisjammies
Tonight the three of them were happy little muffins quite content to dig in the dirt finding treasures. . The boys have these times of playing so well together and getting caught up in imagining such fun things! Benjamin and I get a kick out of watching them and listening to their tiny voices in vibrant conversations. . I’m so enamored with this stage! I know it means they’re growing up, but it also means they’re nurturing their brother bond and making memories I hope that will stick. . So yes little buds, dig in the mud, find rocks you consider treasures and by all means make mud balls while you talk and giggle! ❤️ #crazycozads  #wacandtac  #loveourgirllulu  #winstonandhisjammies 
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The good list: when he helps me find beauty, kindness from a stranger, ice in my water
• The good list: when he helps me find beauty, kindness from a stranger, ice in my water
Celebrating friendship this evening with the ever strong, fellow Jesus follower,  @my.mobile.life 
We watched the clouds gathering whilst enjoying fruit cocktails, wine and chats. Giggling is so much fun with friends! Thank you ❤. ... ... ... #friendship #friends #tuesday #fun #mylife #joyinthesmallthings #joy #eveningtime #evening #memories #fruit #wine
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For days I’ve been fighting to find the beauty that seems elusive as we sit on hold with the university, crunching numbers, coming up with a plan. Today I sat in the waiting room as Taylor had his wisdom teeth pulled, listening to Salt of the Sound, and peace rushed over me. Nothing has changed with our circumstances, but today I’m choosing to be still. I am holding space for wonder, sitting with the silence, and letting truth wash over me. #itssimplytuesday #iwentlookingforbeauty
• For days I’ve been fighting to find the beauty that seems elusive as we sit on hold with the university, crunching numbers, coming up with a plan. Today I sat in the waiting room as Taylor had his wisdom teeth pulled, listening to Salt of the Sound, and peace rushed over me. Nothing has changed with our circumstances, but today I’m choosing to be still. I am holding space for wonder, sitting with the silence, and letting truth wash over me. #itssimplytuesday  #iwentlookingforbeauty 
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The good list: colleagues who know just what I need to hear, finding this passion fruit flower on our afternoon walk, grace
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• The good list: colleagues who know just what I need to hear, finding this passion fruit flower on our afternoon walk, grace #iwentlookingforbeauty 
So, I wore my dragon hat, and met a dragon. Yes, my life is magical... and yes, little things like this excite me. #joy #joyinthesmallthings #dragon #stuffeddragon #library #bookworm #librariesrock #findreasonstosmile #magic #lifeismagic #happinessisachoice
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Today
I lived
in the 
present,
enjoying
each 
precious 
moment.
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A treasure 
to hold
forever.
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#its_gram #its_wow #poetrygram #philosoply101 #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #mypoeticvoice #hrtwords #instapoet #lifeisajourney #joyonthejourney #journeyoflife #joyinthesmallthings #treasure #liveinthemoment
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Praying

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
Mary Oliver
• Praying It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. Mary Oliver
Our sweet Lulu turned 10 last week.  She is the original water lover.  Fact: we bought her a slip n slide the first summer she was ours and she has been obsessed with water ever since.  She loves to be out with the buddies splashing around, drinking water, barking to be squirted and soaked!
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She has been with us for two moves, adjusted to the two kiddos and survived two back surgeries.  She gives the best kisses and snuggles, rivals as the loudest snorer in the family and is an integral part of our family.  We love our Lubaby!
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#crazycozads #loveourgirllulu #wacandtac
Our sweet Lulu turned 10 last week. She is the original water lover. Fact: we bought her a slip n slide the first summer she was ours and she has been obsessed with water ever since. She loves to be out with the buddies splashing around, drinking water, barking to be squirted and soaked! . She has been with us for two moves, adjusted to the two kiddos and survived two back surgeries. She gives the best kisses and snuggles, rivals as the loudest snorer in the family and is an integral part of our family. We love our Lubaby! . #crazycozads  #loveourgirllulu  #wacandtac 
Here's to making memories this long weekend!! Hope you are spending time with friends or family and having a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan (or wherever you may be!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We are keeping it simple this weekend and staying at home in Kelowna. A trip to the farmer's market, beach time, backyard water balloon fights, and board games are filling our days. We are still working through our Summer Bucket List #smallprintokanaganbucketlist. Check out the link in our bio to download your copy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#familytime #love #makingmemories #joyinthesmallthings #kelowna #okanagan #okanaganfamily #smallprintokanagan #smallprintokanaganbucketlist
Here's to making memories this long weekend!! Hope you are spending time with friends or family and having a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan (or wherever you may be!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are keeping it simple this weekend and staying at home in Kelowna. A trip to the farmer's market, beach time, backyard water balloon fights, and board games are filling our days. We are still working through our Summer Bucket List #smallprintokanaganbucketlist . Check out the link in our bio to download your copy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you up to this long weekend? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familytime  #love  #makingmemories  #joyinthesmallthings  #kelowna  #okanagan  #okanaganfamily  #smallprintokanagan  #smallprintokanaganbucketlist 
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Fiesta Farmers Market Dahlias
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Awwww my lil lavender flowers  are blooming baby..yaaaay! When summer starts to turn into autumn will use these beauties to make some lush lavender eye pillows..Happy days down the allotment! Inhale, exhale.. :
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#allotmentaddict #allotmentlove
#catford #lewisham 
#happyhappyjoyjoy #happiness
#joyinthesmallthings #getgrounded 
#greengoodness #greenfingers 
#growyourown #getgrowing
#getoutofyourmind #lavenderlove 
#lavendereyepillows #lavender
#lavenderoil #essentialoils
#siesta #sivasana #insomnia 
#relaxation #naturalrelaxant 
#yoganidra #yogalove
Awwww my lil lavender flowers are blooming baby..yaaaay! When summer starts to turn into autumn will use these beauties to make some lush lavender eye pillows..Happy days down the allotment! Inhale, exhale.. : : #allotmentaddict  #allotmentlove  #catford  #lewisham  #happyhappyjoyjoy  #happiness  #joyinthesmallthings  #getgrounded  #greengoodness  #greenfingers  #growyourown  #getgrowing  #getoutofyourmind  #lavenderlove  #lavendereyepillows  #lavender  #lavenderoil  #essentialoils  #siesta  #sivasana  #insomnia  #relaxation  #naturalrelaxant  #yoganidra  #yogalove 
Saturday afternoon; rich coffee, dark chocolate and a new book. 
Life Couldn't get much more luxuriously relaxed than this. I am allowing the sun to fall from her zenith before heading out later for music in the park. 
The new book is Rory Clements "Nucleus" .. .. ... #saturday #book #newbook #coffeecup #coffee #espresso #chocolate #afternoon #relaxed #rest #mylife #joyinthesmallthings #joy #ilovemylife #luxury #luxurylifestyle
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This table holds the secrets, hopes, fears and dreams of everyone who sat around it at the Shinn’s, so when they asked if we wanted to keep it for them when they moved to Portland we quickly said “yes!” Thankful for the life we lived around this table and hopeful for what’s to come even in this season that’s so incredibly bittersweet.
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• This table holds the secrets, hopes, fears and dreams of everyone who sat around it at the Shinn’s, so when they asked if we wanted to keep it for them when they moved to Portland we quickly said “yes!” Thankful for the life we lived around this table and hopeful for what’s to come even in this season that’s so incredibly bittersweet. #iwentlookingforbeauty 
A few things I have received from some of my favorite people..and a sweet reminder #ilovemytribe #thebestthingsinlifearentthings #sweetmoments #joyinthesmallthings
The advantages of Summer...creating beauty with gardens... It's worth the hard work of preparations in the Spring..now to see and enjoy the beautiful flowers, ripe vegetables and even a single fig  sprouting on a tree branch. 😁❤
The advantages of Summer...creating beauty with gardens... It's worth the hard work of preparations in the Spring..now to see and enjoy the beautiful flowers, ripe vegetables and even a single fig sprouting on a tree branch. 😁❤
Found a little surprise in my bok choy the other day 🌼
#veggiesfordaysss #eatyourgreens#healingjourney
#joyinthesmallthings
Its a bright sunshiny day. Sunflowers are the perfect choice on a day like today.
#brightsunshinyday #sunflowers #nofilter #flowers #beautyisallaround flower #simplepleasures #joyinthesmallthings #todayschoice #goodnews
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The good list: impromptu FaceTime with Jane, good report from the allergist, Shoreline Park
#iwentlookingforbeauty
• The good list: impromptu FaceTime with Jane, good report from the allergist, Shoreline Park #iwentlookingforbeauty 
My best friend has a fig tree, and I am blessed by both. ... ... ... #bestfriend #friendship #thursday #gift #fig #homegrown #foodie #food #organicgardening #organicfood #fruit #healthyfood #healthyeating #mylife #joyinthesmallthings #joy #blessed
It's always a good day when you get a box from @birdandblendtea ! So looking forward to trying these! #teatime #teaisgoodforthesoul #YumYumYum #joyinthesmallthings #teastergram #birdandblendteaco #instatea #serenitea #thereisalwaystimefortea #acupaday
Things I find joy in // the first sip of coffee / watching the sky change color / reading my favorite book after forever / petting my dog / hugging my momma / v soft piano music// 🌱🙌🏻
Things I find joy in // the first sip of coffee / watching the sky change color / reading my favorite book after forever / petting my dog / hugging my momma / v soft piano music// 🌱🙌🏻
Some days it’s the little things like being able to scratch your pet cow. .
It doesn’t have to be something big and profound that brings us happiness or joy. It’s finding happiness in the small things. .
The squeals of the baby after his hand got licked. The giggles of two girls so excited to pet their cow. The feeling of your heart bursting with love! This is true joy. .
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#joyinthesmallthings #happiness #petcow #thelightofchrist
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Some days it’s the little things like being able to scratch your pet cow. . It doesn’t have to be something big and profound that brings us happiness or joy. It’s finding happiness in the small things. . The squeals of the baby after his hand got licked. The giggles of two girls so excited to pet their cow. The feeling of your heart bursting with love! This is true joy. . . #joyinthesmallthings  #happiness  #petcow  #thelightofchrist  #christianmom  #raisethemright  #countrykids  #outinthecountry  #momlifeunfiltered  #inspiringwomen  #ranchwife  #ranchwifelife  #countrykids  #countrywoman  #countrygirl  #rurallife  #outinthecountry 
Bubbling blackberries in the cauldron. Joyous summer scents right now! 
Thank you @gohopchick for a beautiful time today xx ... ... ... #blackberries #mykitchen #scent  #perfume #foraging #foodie #food #foodporn #joyinthesmallthings #joy #ilovemylife #blessings #blessed
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The good list: dinner making and talking about the future, evening walk, sibling laughter, fishing pole and tackle box prep
#iwentlookingforbeauty #itssimplytuesday
This morning found me enjoying three hours by the river; prayer walking, finding coffee and cake, and watching a family of swans. What a blessing before work in the studio 😍☀. ... ... ... #joy #joyinthesmallthings #prayerwalk #prayer #mytown #morning #mornings #water #riverwalk #riverside #river #nature #swan #blessed #blessedlife #godalming #surrey
Each moment presents the opportunity for a memory to be made. I hope you choose to distill your favorites and uncork them when longing visits.
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Pg. 5 “Collect Wonder”
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#inspireme #glorious #wonders #simpleliving #momsofig #everydayjoy #joyinthejourney #joyintheordinary #joyinthesmallthings #extraordinarylife #todayisagoodday #thisdaywillnevercomeagain
When curiosity gets the better of you ... she fell in shortly afterward. 
Joy in the little things 🤗💕 #kitten #cutepets #cutekitten #bath #joy #funnypets #joyinthesmallthings
There is beauty all around us,if we would only taken the time to look. Photo: vicki_webb1
There is beauty all around us,if we would only taken the time to look. Photo: vicki_webb1
There’s a handful of things that will always bring me joy without fail. At the top of the list in no particular order is:
🌻Spending time with people I love. My love language is for sure quality time!
🐝cute babies - like the one pictured 😍
🐱fluffy animals
🍋yummy food
☀️the sunrise
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So thankful I got to spend time with this little dude and his mama today! Isn’t he so cute eating his peaches?! Watch my story for a video of him playing with the kitten, too freakin cute!
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I listened to a ted talk recently about joy and it’s cause, so now I’m curious to know what brings you joy?
There’s a handful of things that will always bring me joy without fail. At the top of the list in no particular order is: 🌻Spending time with people I love. My love language is for sure quality time! 🐝cute babies - like the one pictured 😍 🐱fluffy animals 🍋yummy food ☀️the sunrise 🦋🦋🦋🦋 So thankful I got to spend time with this little dude and his mama today! Isn’t he so cute eating his peaches?! Watch my story for a video of him playing with the kitten, too freakin cute! . I listened to a ted talk recently about joy and it’s cause, so now I’m curious to know what brings you joy?
The clouds are gone and the sun is back out with its fierce Colorado intensity. I saw my first hummingbird in the garden today and squealed! These little paper lantern lookalikes are Love In A Puff! I grew these vines from seed and they are now covered in these little lime green pods. 😊 .
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#gardendiary2018 #flowerportraiture #joyinthesmallthings
The clouds are gone and the sun is back out with its fierce Colorado intensity. I saw my first hummingbird in the garden today and squealed! These little paper lantern lookalikes are Love In A Puff! I grew these vines from seed and they are now covered in these little lime green pods. 😊 . . . . #gardendiary2018  #flowerportraiture  #joyinthesmallthings 
I’m always talking about how this old prayer, the Ignatian Examen, helped me become a friend to myself, to the world and to the Sacred. Sometimes folks question the world part. They say... -Isn’t the world full of temptation and we need to be wary of it?
-The world seems too broken for me to really help it.
-The world is dangerous.
-The world isn’t as important as eternal things like the spirit so why bother with it?
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I’vewondered about those things too. But the Examen has helped me see a beautiful union, a glorious dance between self, world and Spirit. It shows me life doesn’t work to have one or two of those pieces without the other; they are intertwined.
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God in all things is how Ignatius described it. And he was not the only soul to say so. Witnessing the thread of connection between all things is a living wisdom in many spiritual traditions.
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The Examen helped me and helps me see these connections and then helps me guide my intentions thereafter with a gentle, “Great, so now what?!” I consider the practice an observational and conversational tool and it goes kinda like this for me: -Thank You.
-I’m happy about...
-I’m scared shitless about...
-Spirit, let me listen to what you say about that...
-I hear you say we’re in it together.
-And after sharing and listening, I think we’re on the same page as to how I want to live and be in the world.
-Until next time, thanks!
-And in my experience, God always ends our time with, “Thanks! I love you! I’m here...you’ll see me in you, in other people and even in strawberries! Let’s go!
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Intimate. Personal. Relatable to my life just as it is. Affirming. Hopeful. Acknowledging my strengths and weaknesses. Laying out a path with me (keeping all of that stuff in mind) ...That’s what praying the Examen is like for me. Does that sound like something you’d like to know more about for your own life?
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I’m always talking about how this old prayer, the Ignatian Examen, helped me become a friend to myself, to the world and to the Sacred. Sometimes folks question the world part. They say... -Isn’t the world full of temptation and we need to be wary of it? -The world seems too broken for me to really help it. -The world is dangerous. -The world isn’t as important as eternal things like the spirit so why bother with it? 🙏 I’vewondered about those things too. But the Examen has helped me see a beautiful union, a glorious dance between self, world and Spirit. It shows me life doesn’t work to have one or two of those pieces without the other; they are intertwined. ♥️ God in all things is how Ignatius described it. And he was not the only soul to say so. Witnessing the thread of connection between all things is a living wisdom in many spiritual traditions. ♥️ The Examen helped me and helps me see these connections and then helps me guide my intentions thereafter with a gentle, “Great, so now what?!” I consider the practice an observational and conversational tool and it goes kinda like this for me: -Thank You. -I’m happy about... -I’m scared shitless about... -Spirit, let me listen to what you say about that... -I hear you say we’re in it together. -And after sharing and listening, I think we’re on the same page as to how I want to live and be in the world. -Until next time, thanks! -And in my experience, God always ends our time with, “Thanks! I love you! I’m here...you’ll see me in you, in other people and even in strawberries! Let’s go! ♥️ Intimate. Personal. Relatable to my life just as it is. Affirming. Hopeful. Acknowledging my strengths and weaknesses. Laying out a path with me (keeping all of that stuff in mind) ...That’s what praying the Examen is like for me. Does that sound like something you’d like to know more about for your own life? ♥️
How do you find time to take care of YOU?! If you’re anything like I was a year ago, life is so chaotic and busy and so many people need you that finding time for you seems virtually impossible and, truth be told, utterly selfless. I mean, we’re supposed to live to serve others, right?! A year ago, I had hit a point where taking care of me did not seem to be serving my family. I couldn’t run out to the gym anymore. It was making our days even more chaotic than they already are and I could see my family suffering because of it.

So clearly, I had no business finding time getting into shape?! Right?! In all honesty, i was beginning to think that. “That’s just not reality for the life of a mom” (the getting in shape thing, that is). What’s more, I found myself feeding my family complete crap on an almost daily basis — fast food and processed junk at nearly every meal. The name of my game was “quick and easy”. Something needed to change, and it needed to change on multiple levels for my family to really thrive.

God bless my sweet sweet friend Kelley brown for reaching out her hand when she did. Because you see the thing is, i didn’t actually realize what it was that needed to change for my family. I just noticed life was not peaceful. She was the encourager I needed. She reached her hand, offered tools and support that could serve me and my family like never before, and I kid you not when I say that they have changed my life!

It was not the “taking care of me” part that needed to change. It was the “how”. And the junk I was feeding my family, that was so unnecessary even for “quick and easy” meals. I just needed some tools that could help me focus on mine and my family’s fitness and nutrition in a way that would serve us during this season of life and a community of others to support me along the way.

If you can locate yourself in my story at all, I am here to tell you, don’t give up!

Taking care of you; taking care of your family — it is always worth it. YOU are always worth it. And it doesn’t have to be a daunting task!

Join our tribe! Let’s do it together!
How do you find time to take care of YOU?! If you’re anything like I was a year ago, life is so chaotic and busy and so many people need you that finding time for you seems virtually impossible and, truth be told, utterly selfless. I mean, we’re supposed to live to serve others, right?! A year ago, I had hit a point where taking care of me did not seem to be serving my family. I couldn’t run out to the gym anymore. It was making our days even more chaotic than they already are and I could see my family suffering because of it. So clearly, I had no business finding time getting into shape?! Right?! In all honesty, i was beginning to think that. “That’s just not reality for the life of a mom” (the getting in shape thing, that is). What’s more, I found myself feeding my family complete crap on an almost daily basis — fast food and processed junk at nearly every meal. The name of my game was “quick and easy”. Something needed to change, and it needed to change on multiple levels for my family to really thrive. God bless my sweet sweet friend Kelley brown for reaching out her hand when she did. Because you see the thing is, i didn’t actually realize what it was that needed to change for my family. I just noticed life was not peaceful. She was the encourager I needed. She reached her hand, offered tools and support that could serve me and my family like never before, and I kid you not when I say that they have changed my life! It was not the “taking care of me” part that needed to change. It was the “how”. And the junk I was feeding my family, that was so unnecessary even for “quick and easy” meals. I just needed some tools that could help me focus on mine and my family’s fitness and nutrition in a way that would serve us during this season of life and a community of others to support me along the way. If you can locate yourself in my story at all, I am here to tell you, don’t give up! Taking care of you; taking care of your family — it is always worth it. YOU are always worth it. And it doesn’t have to be a daunting task! Join our tribe! Let’s do it together!
Another strange toy found at Big W @bigwaustralia - any budding dentists out there? Well, this is the toy for you!! Dr Drill n Fill!
#toys #bigw #playdoh #dentist #weirdtoys #mumlife #teacherlife #creativity #inspiration #joy #joyinthesmallthings #mademelaugh
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The good list: gifts that arrive just in time, banana salted caramel ice cream, sail boat watching
• The good list: gifts that arrive just in time, banana salted caramel ice cream, sail boat watching