I’m so dedicated to y’all that I did a photoshoot IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN TODAY!
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iPhone snap by my fave @canonsawyer. She is the real MVP today! 📷 ☔️
Waiting for cooler weather so I can finally sweater & boot up, who knows when that will be living in San Diego but I’m ready!
Also tee and jeans are my favorite from @oldnavy that I’ve been talking about religiously! Everything is linked in my bio under Shop my IG 🍁🍁
That Friday feeling. Today on the blog I'm sharing this cute sweater poncho from @stitchfix along with some sale boots pick, and trust me, they're good! I'm also linking some of my favorite sweater ponchos. What's everyone up to this weekend? I'll be hanging low trying to get rid of this cold.... yes it's still here 😪 http://liketk.it/2xPz1 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKunder50#LTKstyletip#LTKshoecrush#stitchfix
Fall Leaves 🍁
Rainy Days 🌧
Pumpkin Spice ☕️
Cozy Nights 💕
Just over here being #basic
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👉 Are you influencing or being influenced? 🤷♀️ That's what my husband asks me every time he sees me posting on the blog or social media. Fair question. I get SO CAUGHT UP in what everyone else is doing, if I can compete, if I should be more like them. When the reason I started blogging in the first place was to put my own unique voice out there, and to connect with the people who related to what I shared ❤ The internet has become a very different place in these last 6 or so years. So this question remains relevant. We can conform to what everyone else is doing. Or we can lend our own very personal experience, be fearless, and be truly creative. Stand out and be you, even if it's you in a selfie in front of an old, dirty mirror. And you will be a much more powerful influence! 💪
#sponsored I'm so happy to be partnering with @JCPenney during the month of October to support their initiatives during Breast Cancer Awareness month! Be sure to stop by the blog to see how they are contributing to breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment. There is beauty in courage and power in strength. #AllAtJCP#BreastCancerAwareness Get outfit details on all of my posts by clicking the link in my profile OR follow me on the @liketoknow.it app (search for wishes_reality) http://liketk.it/2xPyw #liketkit
Family time is the best time ❤️
We’ve been up in the mountains this week and it has been such a nice break. Even in the middle of Von teething and being grumpy and sick it’s still been so fun to be with family.
This week can be filed under Not Good. I didn’t have my usual weekend recharge time - Greg does a lot of the parenting on the weekends - before he was off again on Tuesday for three days. I escaped into my phone a lot, I didn’t take care of myself (sleep, water), and we all felt the poor connection. So today after school we got into nature, C learned a new word (bridge), P learned to pee in the woods (fail on my part to have her go at school), and we had a little chat about why we don’t eat wild mushrooms even if we do love mushrooms in stew. We are ready for the weekend, and praise all the things that daddy is home for it.
Work-from-my-phone-mom. I never knew that this would be a possibility 2 years ago when I joined this AMAZING company. Working anywhere even with kids in the backseat. Sitting in carpool line to pickup more kids ... because we basically have a basketball team of littles 😉. You say you can’t? I bet you can!
Stripes are nice ➖➖➖ and so are fall Friday’s! .
I’m wearing one of my oldest sweater ponchos (I think this is year #4 !!) which has become a cold weather staple. It also covers up any apple cider donut indiscretions... and I’ve had a few 🤦🏻♀️ 😂 I linked my whole look (including some striped sweater poncho styles) for you right this way 👉🏻 http://liketk.it/2xPli and you NEED to check it out. I also happened to find my boots on MAJOR SALE (hello, BOGO!!) — get it, girl!!! @liketoknow.it #liketkit#LTKitbag#LTKsalealert#LTKstyletip#LTKunder100#LTKshoecrush#LTKunder50
🌟Last week I had the most fun time working with @Wantable on their Fall Photoshoot🍁. I had a blast shooting with another Milwaukee blogger @what.riva.wore and the talented @lindseycolephotography 🧡It was a cold, windy day but that didn’t ruin our day. •
I’ve talked a lot about @Wantable here. They have a great styling service if you need to spice up your wardrobe, need ideas on putting outfits together, or just don’t have time to go shopping for clothes. 🌟Send me a message if you have any questions and I’will do my best to answer them. This whole outfit is available at @wantable Fall collection (except the shoes 😜 those are mine). Have you tried their styling service before?
You will be exactly as happy as you CHOOSE to be. In the midst of what an emotional whirlwind motherhood proves to be, you always manage to keep me grounded and remind me of how blessed I am. Today I chose to soak up all of the sweet kisses I can and be present with you 🌻
Those Preschool Pick Up Vibes 🖤🍂 So, I had this caption planned on how this is my favorite sweater and how camo sometimes gets a bad rap, but I'm scrapping it all today to tell a little story. •
Today at pick-up I was talking with another Mom for a few minutes. She has kids a little older than mine and we just exchanged a few casual minutes of chit chat before dismissal. I gathered our crew of 4 kiddos up juggling backpacks and our massive stroller and headed to the parking lot when I saw that she stayed behind just to hold the door for me saying, "I remember that being the hardest part." It was a small gesture, she might not have even thought much of it, but she made my morning a little easier and brighter with a simple act of kindness. What a sweet Friday reminder that we're all in this together. Mommas (and daddies and non-parents, really) whatever it is that you gotta get today, you GOT THIS 👊 •
So, thank you "Max's Mom." And thank you Drive-Thru Starbucks. You're both really the best. #tgif , friends!
I hear all the time that ladies want to coach but don’t think they have time. I don’t “have” time but I make time! Didn’t get to read my personal development this morning, so I took a few minutes on my lunch break to get it done! Reading gets my mindset right everyday so I always try to make it a priority!! I have big goals this year, so I’m not letting any excuses get in my way!!
Also, looking for new books!! What are some of your favorites?!
It’s about to be one of those days spent mostly in the car 🚗 we used to have such a negative mindset around these trips to doctor appointments but now we just view it as time together. Mindset is EVERYTHING💕
So we’ve been diffusing thieves like crazy lately because I’ve been under the weather. So I added stress away and vetiver today and it smells just like that yummy tobacco vanilla candle! I’m so excited! 5 drops thieves, 3 drops stress away and two drops vetiver.
“Harry Potter!” said the creature in a high-pitched voice Harry was sure would carry down the stairs. “So long has Dobby wanted to meet you, sir…Such an honor it is…” “Th-thank you,” said Harry, edging along the wall and sinking into his desk chair, next to Hedwig, who was asleep in her large cage. He wanted to ask, “What are you?” but thought it would sound too rude, so instead he said, “Who are you?” “Dobby, sir. Just Dobby. Dobby the house-elf,” said the creature.” 🧦⚡️TWO #MagicalMonthsWithMarin
Happy Friday indeed 💕 I’ve been waiting all week for all the tubes and IVs to be taken out so I can just hold and snuggle this cutie. Today was the day! Scarlett is doing wonderful and we are hoping to have her home in the next day or two. I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted, in the meantime hope you are all enjoying your Friday! \\ http://liketk.it/2xPdd @liketoknow.it #liketkit#LTKbaby#LTKfamily#missscarlettreece#babygirl#mommymoments#happyfriday
Isn’t it crazy how we can let ONE person decide OUR life? We hold onto that judgment so much, and it’s hard to let it go. It consumes us and stops us in our tracks from pursuing our dreams. But let me tell you this. You cannot let someone in the CHEAP seats have an EXPENSIVE opinion in your life! You are allowed to have big dreams and pursue them if that little spark is there and it makes you feel alive! I can’t imagine going through this life now and not listening to that spark that told me I was made for so much more! 💕🌈
C and I are about to go for a walk and I’m proudly wearing my new @10minutemamas tank (with a jacket of course because it’s currently 45 degrees). This is exactly what I’m looking for in a program right now. One that says “oh, you slept like shit last night? Great, take a rest day.” I’m not looking for a #nevermissamonday approach because I think there are a million solid reasons why working out on a Monday might not be right for me any given Monday. The two programs I’ve experience postpartum, both of which I highly recommend, are 10 Minute Mamas and #topregnancyandbeyond with @jessiemundell.
How many times did you change your major in college?? One? Two?? Three???? Or maybe you were one of those rockstars who knew exactly what you’ve wanted to be since you were born.
Well, for me, it was 4 times!!! I know 4 times and I really considered a 5th. (No wonder I needed a 5th and 6th year. 😂😂😂)
But seriously, I remember being TERRIFIED of choosing a major and picking out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life when I couldn’t even pick out what I wanted for dinner.
The only thing I was certain about was
1️⃣I wanted to be happy doing it
2️⃣I wanted to help people
3️⃣I wanted to have a purpose
Crazy how I went back and forth a hundred times as to what to do. Well, I finally settled on nursing, and don’t get me wrong, I love it!!!
But, after kiddos, I felt like I was just going through the motions...wake up, take care of the kids, watch Netflix, work, go to bed and do it all over again.
My purpose had been lost!!!
Well, insert coaching almost 2 years ago. It gave me a chance to
1️⃣focus on my own health
3️⃣Find joy in the everyday
5️⃣Make some amazing friends
6️⃣Have a purpose in my free time at home!!
I was no longer going through the motions, I was LIVING!!!! And I was LOVING it!!!💕
I used to TGIF - now I’m building my own business and it brings me so much JOY. Like how fun is it that we can have any kind of lifestyle we’re willing to work for? I think North Americans take that for granted; most of the world doesn’t have the same opportunity. So I choose to go ALL in because I can ❥
Always room for hard working women on our team. Pop me an email if you want to learn more 💌 email@example.com
⭐️Day 37 of 80⭐️
Some days you’re pumped to workout and some days you’re not...I am NOT pumped to workout today. I didn’t want to wake up and I feel low on energy. —
Excuses...I could find a million on a day like today but excuses will do nothing for me! This workout WILL 💗💪
My beautiful Grandma passed away yesterday. She fought so hard for so long and I’m relieved that she has peace now. She was one of my best friends. Her name is my middle name and what an honor that is! She taught me so much and if I can be half the person she was, I will have done my job. The sadness comes in waves. I’m not sure when it will end. In fact, this is only the beginning, as the holidays are coming and that was her most favorite time of the year. She would have been 81 in a week. Lucky for us, she left us the most amazing traditions to pass on. I’m going to miss you so much Grandma, have fun up there in heaven. Cue all the emotional support oils. 💕