Dear son or daughter,
Don’t be discouraged. The Lord is fighting for you. So praise, bow your knees and pray, he is ALWAYS with you. .
Do you believe the Lord is always with you not matter the situation?
A sista who believes in you.
Selfie via my handsome husband's sunglasses. Complete with hometown icon.
I recently experienced the pleasure that can come with NOT traveling for a change. I recently canceled a planned trip to Brazil - I would have been gone for almost 2 weeks. But you know what? It's been awesome to be home unexpectedly. I got to take a 6 day Flamenco dance workshop. I was able to attend an amazing Native fashion event in the Tribal community I work for. The extra work hours (and lack of trip spending) is providing a financial boost for my family, and covering some unexpected household costs. I am more able to be spontaneous. And I'm so enjoying spending time with my husband and son in my beautiful hometown. It's showing me the value of NOT packing my schedule.
Have you ever canceled a trip at the last minute (maybe even begrudgingly) and then realized it was the best thing that could have happened – because of all the unexpected benefits? Do tell. ⚡️
This set!!! How gorgeous is this colour 💖💖 A sneaky peek of a gorgeous gift set idea.
. More to come but for now this video will do 😊. I seriously can't believe how close we are to the end of the year!!
If you're looking for a beautiful handmade gift idea or maybe you want to give a lovely person in your life a hint, tag them in this post!!
It's starting to look a lot like 🎄✨❄ // had a fairly #unplugged weekend and was so glad that I got to relax and spent some great time with the family. On the way back, I dreamed about having our own cottage, with two cats, two dogs, four chickens and an alpaca.. A girl can dream, right? 😉
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD 💭💫
We get stagnant and well, comfortable with where were at which tends to lead us down a road of very little to no progress being made.
If there is something you want to achieve whether that be in your health, muscle gain, or even just in everyday life, doing things with a bad mindset or not giving yourself the time you need for yourself everyday, you aren't going to get anywhere.
You need to make CHANGES.
You need to incorporate new and different routines!
What can you start doing differently to help you take things to the next level?
There are SO many things you can do to enhance your life and get a jumpstart on the things you want to start changing.
Invest in a coach, a mentor, take a course, read some more books, listen to a podcast or even go to yoga… the options are literally endless.
It’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to admit that you can’t do it on your own!
The first thing to really focus on is YOU.
This photo was a total accident but I love what it represents. Sometimes, I think it’s easy to fly through seasons - just get to graduation, babies, marriages, new jobs. I don’t want to miss any season, though, or waste it wishing.
Last week I found myself sitting in front of a new friend and hair stylist who somehow fixed my once wild hair so that it now falls perfectly in place all the time. And that’s super because it used to be so hard to manage that a lot of people genuinely didn’t know what it looked like down 🙈 Magic is real people 🏔
Gratitude Day 2: unbelievably grateful for my business. I am so in love with the work that I get to do; Another Cup Photography will be 1 year old in January and I cannot believe the journey and growth I’ve experienced thus far.
I chose this photo from @ladyvlacquer’s launch collection because we just shot the new winter colors today and it was one of those “I can’t believe this is my job” days. Also, it’s really pretty. 💅🏼✨
I felt this in my CORE today. Time for a praise report. The pit of my stomach is where the anxiety I feel day to day likes to dwell. It hangs out uninvited and causes all kinds of inner turmoil. It’s been that way ever since i can remember. Some days are better, some are worse. It’s gotten exceedingly better since i started walking with God but nonetheless i have still struggled here and there. I have cried many times and prayed even more for God to take it; to touch and heal whatever is broken. I always believed He was able, and i also trusted that if He hasn’t, He had a very good reason for it. He sees what I simply cannot. His thoughts and ways are higher than my own. I’d be a fool to believe I know better than the One who holds the stars in place. ————————————————
Yesterday on my drive back home, I was beyond frustrated with it even more than usual, begging God to replace it with the Peace He promises us in His Word. It’s been a nuisance and a hinderance in becoming the person I so badly want to be in the Lord. Bold, fearless, and unapologetically surrendered. Multiple times during that same drive as i cried and prayed, i felt Him so close and heard His voice in my spirit. “I hear you. Be still. Trust me. I have not forsaken you. You are my beloved. You are healed.” I believed and trusted no matter what I felt or what my eyes could see. I knew that even if He chose to leave this thorn in my flesh for the rest of my days, He’s already given me eternal life and that’s more than I could ever ask for. This morning, on my way to clinical at around 5:45am, it hit me. The feeling in my gut was gone. I felt nothing. There was no sinking feeling, no feeling of despair, no raging thoughts, just...stillness. It was...amazing. All I kept thinking was “Is this real? Can i keep this???” I couldn’t hold back the tears. I felt like i had been striving for so so long trying to find answers, fasting, walking in obedience, and doing all kinds of things yet He decided to take the anxiety away when i literally least expected it and when I TRULY least deserved it. It was when i finally stopped relying on my deeds and started leaning on His Spoken Truth that He reached (1/2)
Dear Kings and Queens,
Swipe ⬅️. You’ve been to outsourcing your growth, but your answer is in insourcing (In your Source). That work needs to be homemade. That’s Living Beautifully.
This morning I visited @thevintagerose_ to finish up some window calligraphy and two giant hand drawn wreaths (see my stories). While I was there I met some lovely customers who had come from all over the place, or phoned to purchase some of the products I have in Amanda’s store. Then it was back to the studio to wrap up some orders, make some stars, and add some little votives around everywhere. But, guess what?! I’m going to paint that wooden wall in our living/dining room this afternoon! Stay tuned....
Featured in the @midwesthomemag Luxury Home Tour, this Twin Cities home was full of rich colors and luxe textures. Built by @detail.homes.design.plus.build and designed by @kiplinghouseinteriors, we were beyond excited to furnish the beauty and work alongside such talented local businesses. We just added it to our portfolio and know it will make your Monday a little better 😊 #happymonday#localcollaboration#sweetdreams
I had every intention on getting a blog post up on our weekend at Roper Mountain Science Center, but it didn’t happen, and I couldn’t wait to share this cuteness!!! 😍while we were walking through the garden I asked Solomon to turn and smile for me. He then posed like this and said cheese. Love that boy so much!!!#solomonsthree
Believe it or not - I LOVE Monday’s! And after recently taking the plunge to hire part-time childcare for my young daughter, I can especially appreciate the feeling of a productive Monday! Stay tuned later this week for what’s been keeping me so busy in the studio!
With the holiday season upon us... I’m feeling thankful and I want to give!
I don’t do this very often, but my sidekick and I are mailing out samples this week! 💌
Tell me about your hair and I will send you a home hair spa! ⬇️⬇️⬇️#goodhairday#hairtutorial#healthyhair
I have an incredible amount of pictures of me thrusting a coffee cup into the air. This coffee was really good and the Plaza Food Hall is such a hidden gem. Also, Central Park in the fall is the most beautiful 🍁
I’m thankful. ❤️⠀
I am thankful for the freedom to pursue happiness, to dream and chase after those dreams. I’m thankful for the freedom to speak, the freedom to encourage and lift up those around me. I’m thankful for the life I have lived and the life that lays in front of me and I know that it was a costly sacrifice.⠀
I am thankful for the warriors, the brave men and women willing to sacrifice their freedom for me, willing to risk their life for me, willing to enter into the deepest of the dark so that I myself will never have to face it. ⠀
I’m appreciate the empty seats you’ve left, the birthdays you’ve missed, the milestones and memories you were miles away for. I’m thankful for the years you spent serving and sacrificing for your country and on this veteran’s day I just want to say thank you.
having a major impact or effect. One of our salon values is IMPACT♦️. Never underestimate the power YOU have to change the world. Every action you take has power. How will you use it? You can’t change the world if you’re just like it. Take a stand. Take a stand towards being a LIGHT to the world. We’re either darkness or light. ✨BE impactful
Pink cheeks and noses are a sure sign of getting outside in the winter!
Yesterday was Magnus 3rd Birthday and one of his awesome gifts was a GT racer!
Today we spent the afternoon outside. I pulled him down driveways running as fast as I could in snow pants and boots (which is NOT fast😂), he’d shovel snow from one snow bank to another, and he made beautiful tiny snow angels giggling wildly as I waved his arms and legs for him.
One of the simplest pick me ups we can do for ourselves it get fresh air daily. It’s an instant mood booster, helps you sleep better, and is integral for our mental health.
It wasn’t until Magnus that I made getting outside a priority in the winter. But now, I do it for both of us.
Do you struggle with getting outside in cooler months too, or do you love it? I’d love more ideas for getting outside, what are your favourite activities?