I watched an inspiring talk that made me think. @prince_ea was talking about how we’re all “influencers”. We all influence people one way or another. How are you using your “platform” ? Whatever kind of platform that is- do people walk away inspired to be a better version of themselves? Or do they leave feeling less worthy ? Remember this as you live life- people are watching you, let’s make sure they’re learning too.
All smiles because it’s sweater weather. Today #ontheblog I’m talking all about this beautiful camel cardi c/o @woodenshipsknits. Head to their website to see all their stunning pieces: www.wooden-ships.com and then head to www.drivingmissmacey.com to read my post!
we spend so much of our lives chasing after moments that we see in movies or that we think other people are having or trying to be someone else and re create their “moments”. I don’t want to live that way, I want to live a life creating my own moments that I desire around people that desire the same. This happens when I’m living a life boldly in doing, but obediently in waiting. A life created for a purpose that extends far beyond the reach I can do alone. A life partnered with others to create moments we can only dream of- ones that matter. We think people have it all together because we see their DOING. But what we don’t see is their WAITING, their STILL. How do they really feel, how is their soul? I think when we reflect quietly before our creator we can go forth in more boldness because we have reflected on the parts that are more than just beauty. We’ve looked into our darkness, hurt, failures and realize we MUST share those parts too to create the moments we aspire to have. #commonflowergatherings
What’s your GO-TO breakfast, TSSM? Is it always on-the-go? Coffee? Your kid’s waffle leftovers? Made some time for myself this morning to actually sit and eat breakfast- tried this delish recipe from @vitalproteins 🍳 🍴 #recipe#ontheblog ⚡️ Have you ordered your #vitalproteins ? - check out TSSM’s Tried & True post for a special discount! 😊
It's no secret that @itcosmetics matte CC cream has been on heavy rotation recently, but I wanted to share a few other current favorites with y'all on the blog today! Click the link in my bio to read about the others!
She is powerful. She is strong. She is smart. She is funny. She is fierce. She is one of a kind. She is a plethora of things. She is Me. Whatever you do, don’t give up, that’s what they want. Be the flow and not go with the flow. Happy Thursday!
I wasn’t lying when I said a lot of leopard print was coming your way 😉 This look is on the blog today and my sweater is 40% off with code FRIENDS! (Sized up to a M for a slouchier fit). Also, my skirt is under $50 and I just saw that it comes in 3 more colors! (Wearing US 6) // Two ways to shop my looks:
1️⃣ Click the link in my bio
2️⃣ Download the free LIKEtoKNOW.it app and follow me (@wearandwhenblog) in the app! @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2xNYU #liketkit#LTKunder50#LTKunder100#LTKsalealert 📸: @juliaarceri
#ThrowbackThursday when aging wasn’t in the vocab.
If there’s one thing that no one in this world is exempt from, no matter how rich, how poor, how thin, how heavy, how nice, how evil, how generous, how WHATEVER… it’s AGING. Yes, we are all aging. And we are all fighting it at the exact same rate as the next person. Some will age better, some will age worse, but it’s a process we all must face whether we like it or not. It is also a privilege - we must never lose sight.
For those who asked for the link to yesterday’s #GlobalTV segment on how to age gracefully, link is in bio ☝🏼and full blog post with my thoughts (and explanation for this pic) today on #WomenOnTheFence .com.
Are you embracing getting older?
Enjoying the beach for the next few days but wanted to share this cozy teddy bear jacket outfit that I’m obsessed with! 🐻 This look is #ontheblog along with a roundup of more teddy bear coats that are this season’s must-have layering piece! Exact links for this outfit are also found by following me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!http://liketk.it/2xNYb #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKstyletip#teddybearcoat#shopkinsleyarmelle#shopka
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. The stats are astounding. 1 in 4 women will go through this. I never once thought I would be one of those women, let alone go through 3 losses, back to back, within 1 year. I have received so much healing, the pain starts to dissipate and I have so much more joy now, sometimes I get to forget how much it all hurt. But then, in an instant, I’m brought back to a moment, and it’s like getting the wind knocked out of me. My chest is heavy, my throat is tight, my eyes start to well up, my heart starts to pound and my stomach feels like there is an anchor in it. Even as I write this It brings back memories and I can start to feel the pain again. It’s a different kind of pain than anything else I have ever experienced. Unlike any other painfuI thing I’ve gone through, this pain left a hole. It feels like a piece of me is now missing. It’s that feeling when your stomach drops or you suddenly get sick to your stomach, but worse. It doesn’t actually go away, I’ve just learned to live with it better.
At one point in my depression, I wondered to myself “when will I get back to where I was. I’m so ready to feel myself again and get back to normal.” And it hit me like a ton of bricks.
There is no going back to who I used to be. I am never going to be the same as I once was, because what I’ve gone through has changed who I am.
I can happily say, that I finally feel like myself again. But I am still not the same as I once was. Now there is more depth, dimension, and perspective. There isn’t a single day that I think about my babies I’ve lost and I’m glad I don’t have them, but I am thankful that I’ve been able to find so much to hold onto out of so much loss. I have carried death within my body, but where there was death, Christ brought life. I don’t know why I couldn’t carry those 3 but could carry Ivy. But what I do know, far outweighs what I don’t know. I have the 4 best kids ever, and best husband and father to those 4. I can’t imagine my life being anything or anywhere else. 🧡 #thesmiths#smithfamilyband#sundayswiththesmiths
Вы умеете готовить каштаны?
Когда я работала, у нас напротив офисного здания продавали каштаны. Я все хотела попробовать, но как-то не складывалось. А когда мы переехали в Краснодар, здесь в осенний каштанопад😅 я решилась. Собрала каштаны, пришла домой и вот тут-то и обнаружилось что они - конские, не съедобные! Для вкусных каштанов необходимо сладкое Каштановое дерево, а такое к сожалению не растёт у нас)) Зато как реквизит к фото эти коричневые орехи отлично подходят!
А часики @danielwellington можно приобрести со скидкой 15%👌 не забудь указать «katebang», на сайте есть ещё классные браслеты, подумываю о таком😊
Who else is really struggling to get out of bed this morning?! All this rain + chilly weather has me wanting to stay in jammies and comfy socks allllll day! Definitely my favorite and most unproductive time of year 😆💤
Doing a little throwback today because I’ve actually been missing my pregnant belly a lot lately. Although having my little guy here with us is the best feeling in the whole world 💕 I loved having him with me all the time. I still can’t believe that such an amazing little human was in my belly that entire time, pregnancy is cray! Anyone else miss being preggo 🤰🏼?
Just received my ER order for the month and I think I found my new favorite 😍❤️🌿 bergamot is good for relieving stress, helps fight acne, it’s an antidepressant, and you can use it as a natural deodorant. It amazes me what these oils can do 🙌🏼
Being environmental is now easier than ever! Today on the Blog: Go Green, Baby: The All-Natural Baby Products You Need
https://blog.registryfinder.com/all-natural-baby-products/ (Photo: @stokkebaby, @crateandkids)