Rookie mistake!! This is my third set of coasters and I think it went wrong when I tried to scrape the sides of the cup into the coaster mold. I must have introduced unmixed #epoxy and ruined the set. These are going in the trash... any tips for cleaning out the mold? #learnfrommymistakes#hubbardshandmade
“If you are fortunate enough to reach a high level of success, do you get complacent as a result of the success you have achieved, or do you kick it into high gear to elevate to an even higher level of success?”
🎥 Dawn Wiener
GRAPHIC IMAGES but please read and share. Please please buy size appropriate toys. This is my own dog Nero, on the afternoon of the 4th Dec we nearly lost him. He somehow swallowed this ball and it was a race against the clock for his life. How did it happen you ask? Well we weren’t playing with it, I hadn’t thrown it and he’d caught it, he was just standing in the kitchen holding it in his mouth and managed to swallow it! I tried desperately to get it out but as you can imagine the panic in him meant he was just snapping down on my hand. With a rush to the vets and hours of working on him and a solid hour to get the ball out the only thing that worked was a spoon and nurses prizing his jaws open. Whilst under general he stopped breathing but they managed to get a tube into him and revive him. Never in a million years did I think he could swallow that sized ball but he did!! And apparently it’s common. So please please buy size appropriate toys. If your Dog is one that like’s all the balls in his mouth please just remove them. Remove anything smaller that they may like but if you think it could be swallowed, Take it away. I was lucky and Nero is bounding about like it never happened. I’m hoping on sharing this post it will help others xxxx #swallowedaball#staysafe#dogs#petwelfare#vets#mydog#vets4petsquinton#learnfrommymistakes
Life’s about giving yourself 🎶 room to make a big mistake 🎶 (love the dixie chicks), like I did when I bought these chairs for $475. Sold them last month for twenty bucks. .
🎶 No you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes 🎶
Kanye and the Dixie Chicks all in one post, who can tell me the most obvious thing they have in common?
Just my luck!!! Of course!!! I got swallowed by a whale.🤭I’ve been sitting in here for 3 days now and although these have felt like the longest days of my life, i’m grateful that i am able to reflect on my past decisions. I should have never ran away from God and his calling. I let my own personal feelings of others dictate whether I’d obey the Lord or not. I’ve been praying since the day this whale swallowed me and I am so happy to say that I’ve restored my strong relationship with God again. Hopefully this whale spits me out soon. When it does, I am going straight to Nineveh to spread the news to them!!! #learnfrommymistakes#alwaysbeobedient
What to do with leftover plain yogurt and a single cucumber? Make tzatziki! My mom gave us a cucumber (as well as spinach - see previous post) and tzatziki was the first thing that came to mind. I didn’t have fresh mint or dill, or dried. I used the closest thing I had: a dried “Mediterranean” herb mix I got a year ago at Homesense🤫. I recommend using oregano if you don’t have dill or mint on hand, and not some random spice mix with lavender😬. Still tastes alright tho.
Have you ever LOVED so hard and then QUIT!? You quit because you were tired or didn’t feel the reciprocity. They quit because they didn’t understand where you were coming from and no longer felt the love. .
In my last relationship which was 5 years ago from its death (infidelity/falling apart) and 2 years ago from its burial (actual divorce) It took my amazing Bishop to tell me, “You have done ALL you can do! You didn’t break the covenant, your partner did and it takes two WILLING vessels to make it work so don’t feel bad about your divorce because there is nothing else YOU can do.” .
It was at that moment I was ok with the term #divorce in THAT relationship. God had other plans for our lives and that was/is ok! We both made mistakes! Neither of us were/are perfect! It was preparation for what’s to come! But I can say THAT marriage taught me a number of things. One thing I will never do again as a woman and as a wife...QUIT! But most importantly, the one thing I will ALWAYS DO is give it my ALL and LOVE with no regrets! I won’t make the same mistake twice! .
Just went to pick up ibuprofen for my daughter tonight. It's hard to believe that there was a time that I bought name brands without thinking twice. Then when I started the #debtfreejourney it was always a debate. These days I buy the generic without thinking twice. This is one of the many changes that I have made in my daily life. I'm still constantly on the lookout for more. (Bring them on)! A couple of dollars here and there doesn't seem like it will make a difference. First of all it adds up quickly! (Isn't that how I got into debt in the first place)? But mainly it's the mindset that counts. A mindset sans waste. A mindset of becoming #debtfree and free to do what I want with my money. #debtfreecommunity#smarter#learnfrommymistakes#past#present#future#experience#generic#offbrand#ibuprofen#kids#winter#purpose
This is my attempt at "overnight oats". While it looks like it was a success (as some of you may remember that eating oatmeal at all, is a success for me)...it wasn't as one would think. Last night I put oats in the requisite mason jar. Thinking I was about to NAIL this thang. And may be able to collect some sort of gold 'foodie' stars or "good job!" stickers when I got to work. But I didn't realize it should have been 'quick oats' rather than the regular oats I used. So I woke up to some, somewhat softer, oats at the bottom of a jar of milk this morning. And then had to still cook them, negating any "time savings" I was promised by the foodie blogs. Anyway, I cooked them and poured it back into the mason jar. I wasn't giving up that easy. Damn those Insta-perfect people and their whatever-the-heck-filter lives. I'm mucking about with soggy oatmeal all over my kitchen, running out the door late. .
Confession time...😬 I’ve had my oops remover for 2 years😳. Mostly because I didn’t know that you could use it as a primer before applying LipSense and it got gross 😣looking so only used it when I had to use it at night to remove my LipSense color💋
So here’s a couple of tips for you!😍
1. Use it as a primer before applying LipSense layers to get your lips💋 nice and clean. It will help keep them hydrated and make your color last longer.😀 Apply a layer of remover. Rub your lips together for a few seconds to a minute and wipe off remover. Make sure your lips 💋are nice and dried before applying the first layer of color.😯 2. After applying to remove color wipe the wand off on a tissue or towel before putting it back into the tube every time! 🤔 This will keep the wand nice and clean and prevent the bottle from getting gunked up with old color🖐🏻.
After I proudly traversed the bars, as seen on the left, Issac reminded me I need to keep an L shape with my arms, which I promptly faked for a photo I knew I could not in good conscience share on its own. The bend in the arms is used with the bicycle kicks to create momentum. There is a straight arm style of swinging, but that’s not what I was going for. #learnfrommymistakes#holdthel https://toughmudder.com/mudder-nation/blog/tmhq-obstacle-insights-top-5-tips-making-it-across-funky-monkey-revolution
In the spirit of loving me, instead of picking holes in myself as I sat in front of the mirror at @wildromancehair today, with the amazing @jennifermariegolden taming my fro, I chose to list the things I love... My wild hair! 🦁 It’s always a conversation starter and a way to bring a smile to someone’s face. I know @gemmad24 loves nothing more than seeing my mane
My big eyes 👀 - they’ve seen so much love, joy, happiness, growth, fear, expansion, beauty, tears of joy, tears of happiness, seasons, countries, traditions, memories and more.
My 90s plucked eyebrows. Attacked in the 90s, thinner now than “fashion” suggests but at least I have some to tint or pencil in 🙌🏼 #everycloud
Lines. Lines of happiness. Lines of living. Lines of experience. Lines of memories. Lines of love. Lines of laughter. Lines of living.
Grey hair thanks to the Mothership. First one found at the ripe old age of 23. It’s now covered but I’m pondering embracing it 👩🦳 Why not?
My lips 👄 They have kissed some frogs 🐸 and found a Prince Hermie 🤴 They’ve also planted many a smacker on all of my loved ones, worn many a colour of lippy and looked like I’ve had Botox after an accidental Clove essential oil mishap. #learnfrommymistakes
A face shape that fluctuates if I’ve put on a bit of terry and slims down when I go one of my veggie and no booze missions. #rare
And that Cloherty schnozzola. 👃🏼 By no means flush and a little bit wonky but all mine. And highly sensitive. Like my soul.
I look myself in the eye and pay huge thanks for all I have and all that’s to come. #grateful
Next time you’re at the hairdressers, switch the narrative and give yourself some LOVE 💕
#nofilter ✌🏼 ♥️
#FlashbackFriday to this summer at #YSFalls in Jamaica. •••••
As 2018 draws to a close, I owe a huge debt of thanks and gratitude to some of my closest friends and colleagues for helping me enjoy moments like these again. They know that this year has been a year of #healing - FULL of intention and determination to recover the deep losses and shame of an abusive relationship; public humiliation, jealousy, lies, intimidation, manipulation and overwhelming negativity. I’ve overcome this and so much more and will NEVER let that happen again. Above all things, I am a survivor 🙏🏾. •••••To those tagged, thank you for your guidance, your love, your fellowship; for being strong when I was weak and for reminding me of my own strength and determination. Shout out to Dr. Crumpton and KJ (who are not on IG, haha). •••••Much love, peace and blessings.
(You’ve heard it before but) I’m here to assure you that, even six years in, I still feel like I’m constantly just starting over daily. Just starting over better, I guess.
We finished the first full rough cut of the flashbacks over this past weekend and doing so illuminated so much I never saw coming. Ideas that at one time felt essential, suddenly seemed like unnecessary fluff. It’s hard to let go of the way you thought something would be but you’ve got to if it’s in service to something better. This week, I’m out in NYC, taking meetings with various production companies and producers who reached out during crowdfunding. For the first time in awhile, I have very little idea how things will reorganize themselves in the coming months again. The pillars are in place and so many different shapes and pieces are orbiting around them. But I also know that my vision and my ability to determine what will serve it is clearer than ever. I feel like I’m in a never-ending game of Super Mario and just keep jumping and climbing, higher and higher.. Oh, the things that have fallen into the fire lol. •
Don’t get too caught on pre-conceived ideas that will try to hijack the vision from going where it wants to. Take what worked and cut what hasn’t. Leave space for things to reorganize better and stronger. Don’t be afraid to continuously be wiping the slate clean. It means you’re really looking. 🕵🏼♀️
This girl! What can I say? She’s my mini me. Not in appearance, but in personality, attitude, stubbornness, drive, and more. I get so frustrated with her because I see so much of the young me in her. As parents, we want so badly for our kids to not make the foolish mistakes we made. We want them to learn from our mistakes and “take our word for it” when we try to guide them. Sometimes, they will. Unfortunately, many choose to learn the hard way. What drives me crazy is that, even when we tell them we’ve “been there, done that”, they still think we’re clueless. 🤦🏻♀️
Don’t get me wrong, this girl is one of the most loving people you’ll meet. She’s goofy and fun. She’s super smart and talented. She’s caring and generous. And she’s gorgeous! 😍
I guess the reason I’m posting this is because I see such similarities in the youth of today but a major difference in parents. Because I love my Baby Girl, I’ll continue to be vigilant in looking out for her. I am excited, as she has become a teenager, to do mother/daughter things together. However, I make sure she remembers that I am her mother, not her friend. You see, friends don’t always look out for YOUR best interests. Friends may not ALWAYS be there for you, through thick and thin. I WILL!! No matter what this girl ever does, I will ALWAYS love her and be there for her! I will be the “bad guy” for the sake of looking out for her best interests and leading her in the way she should go. And I will be her biggest cheerleader and supporter too! .
My biggest hopes for all of our children is that, when they are grown and on their own, they will recognize how much we invested in their lives and appreciate, not resent, our efforts. I hope they’ll invest the same efforts in their children one day too. 🙏
How about you? Are you trying to be your kids’ friend?🤔
“They never talk about it. They don’t have to because I can’t forget it, no matter how hard I try.” I always tried to hide my pain and lock it away, but recently, I realized that the only way to heal is to let it loose. #healingslowly#myowndoctor#learnfrommymistakes
Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror after a long day of mommin and ask myself, did I really look like that all day? It's on days like that that you get a #latergram 😂 in all seriousness though, it's been a good day. I truly have better days when I wake up at 5 and get in a good amount of personal development and most if not all of my workout in before the kids wake up. Don't get me wrong, I'm still very groggy and grumpy at 5 (ask my husband) but with my jar of mom crack in hand, it makes it easier to start the day right. Then, once the kiddos are up, I can blend my sexy mama shake, get them their breakfast and I've had some me time to recharge my batteries so I can be a better mother.
And that really centers me back to the whole reason I started this journey. To take care of me, to give me a creative outlet, to have something that required me to focus on growing my mindset and life. It is not selfish to take care of yourself. In fact, I would argue it's selfish to NOT take care of yourself. Because if you are running on empty, you won't be able to pour into those who mean the most to you.
I'm just grateful that part of my job requirement is personal development. And when I look at really successful coachs who are running effective influential teams, the common denominator you will find, is personal development. So get yourself some today!
I have 2 regrets when it comes to beachbody- •
1) I waited at least 6 months to even buy the program I wanted. I’ve spent more on dinner than that program- which ended up doing so much for me. WHY did I wait to get healthier?! And why did I question it so much? •
2) I stopped sharing-
I have been doing these workouts for years and I stopped sharing my journey and became a discount coach. If I would have just shared what I was already doing I would be a lot happier and my family would be in a better spot financially. •
I was scared of peoples opinions and what they may think of my photos. WHY? Why would someones opinion mean more to me than my own happiness? •
If you’re on the fence or have any questions please reach out. I know the mistakes I have made and I am happy to share them with you and aid in your happiness 💕