Hello! Bryna here. Ok, I’ll admit it. This photo of co-founder @murawski27 and me is pretty ridiculous. I was looking for something to convey the giddiness I’ve been feeling this week about the year ahead. ⠀
We just sent out a few more gift subscription notes and I got all excited. Flowers will start blooming around the time the first monthly packet gets sent! 🌷 By March we’ll be thinking about trilliums. :) And by April we’ll be thinking about 🐝 and ☀️. ⠀
I love the possibilities of each new trail packet! Of newts and frogs and caterpillars and all of that I love the thought of revisiting the fall foliage that are just now waning as we go into the winter season. There’s a beauty to ever season. ⠀
We only have a few more days left to order gift subscriptions. The sale and most order deadlines end Sunday, Dec 16. I hope you’ll join us on our monthly adventures in the year ahead! ⠀
*Link in bio to access that sale 💚
Throwback to those glittery Eve we spend in the chilly New York City.
However chilly it was, the strolls were worth it. The Christmas ornaments and decorations just spike up your energy. You never feel like saying "no". Each and every corner of this city has something special especially during the holiday season.
And you know what? we managed to go to these places with Avi in her favorite @infantinobaby carrier. It was easy to wear her and walk through the busy streets instead of pushing a stroller. she felt warm and cozy when she is worn and hence I prefer baby carrier most of the time. Atleast I get to wear her until she outgrows the carrier.
Hope you all are having a great holiday time with friends and fam.
#newyorkcity#newyorklife#holidaytime#christmastime#ornaments#manhattan#bloggerlife#momblogger#pdxmom#babygirl#babycarrier#infantino # infantinobaby#babywearing
Let me tell you about my kitty friend!! 🐯 After all my kids were off to school I was having a hard time being all alone. It’s totally normal because I have been a Mom for 10 years and all of sudden my house is empty for part of the day. We got this kitty as a ongoing request from the kids to get a pet. I didn’t realize he would bring me so much joy and beat the winter blues. The house doesn’t feel empty anymore. I have a fur buddy to play and cuddle with. 😻 And the kids are crazy about him too, especially miss Alana. 💜
What if you are better than you thought you were? What if you are stronger than you thought you were? What if your potential for life and movement and comfort was greater than what you’ve been living?
Would it be worth a small invest of time to understand and learn and grow? Would it be worth giving up $4-6/day? •••
What’s keeping you from doing this? Fear? Insecurities? Past bull shit? Potential future bull shit?
How can we make this a safer place for you? Tell us what YOU need.
This evening Cora woke up and came downstairs to get me and somehow managed to cut her foot. Her crying woke Liam, who dragged his blanket along with him to check on sister. We were all up just in time for daddy to come home from work and help tuck the babies back into bed. It’s always an adventure around here!
Dry brushing is a form of self care around here! 💆🏼♀️ It’s rare that I have but a few minutes to shower, let alone to pause and remember to dry brush. But when I do, I jump on the opportunity!
A few benefits; exfoliating to the skin, helps the lymphatic system detoxify & drain, increases circulation, and stimulates the nervous system! It’s also been said to help break up cellulite. I like to add a few drops of oil to the brush before I use it!
Do you dry brush? 🛁
Put the time in. Stay committed to a goal. Don’t lose discipline.
Every House member has started somewhere. We’ve each come in here with fears and insecurities towards ourself, our surroundings, and others. Those that recognize this, understand this, and overcome this, fill our space today.
You must first accept where you are, then work to where you want to be. We are a fast paced gym that helps individuals get on a fast track to better health, more strength, and confidence in their abilities.
We can’t help you if you don’t walk through these doors. Take ownership of you and come see us. We got you.
$50 for new members for the month of December is still running. We’ve got 15x more workouts planned this month. That gets you in the door each day at $3 per workout! Stop overthinking and dooooo it! See you soon!
We love Micro-Adventures! One of our favorite things about Portland is how many beautiful trails we have within a few minutes of our house. Tryon Creek State Park is one of our favorite places to get away for a quick trail run or walk. This was Zion’s first little walk in the woods, at 9 days old.
Today I was able to snuggle with the sweetest one week old little boy, all 10+lbs of adorable chubbiness. Jackson looks just like his daddy, who I have known pretty much my whole life. Congratulations Julie & Curtis, he is perfect!!
While I can’t take credit for her stunning color done by @brittanyrpeterson . I most definitely will take credit for chopping off over two feet of hair creating this stylish lob! Having long hair her entire life inspired some change. A show stopping change at that.⠀
It’s all about our favorite holiday gifts at @supernatureadventurs this week! One of our favorite winter trail packet favorite is all about moss, ferns and lichen at Canemah Bluff Nature Park. And it’s 20% off with the code holiday2018.⠀
Canemah Bluff Park in Oregon City has lush forest habitats, meadows, views of Willamette Falls, and a playground! Swipe right to see more about what the trail packet includes. ⠀
Link in bio for more on our holiday sale.
New items are up in my shop‼️ Link in bio‼️
✨Black Brilliant 7/8 Leggings (think lulu align but better..NO PILLING)
✨Rebel T-Shirts in Burgundy, Black and White. Super soft Modal blend
Produce is packed with essential nutrients and full of fiber, especially important to include during pregnancy. Produce should take up a ton of room in your shopping cart, but not on your receipt. If this is the case, there are a couple of things you can do to reduce how much you spend on fruits and vegetables.⠀
• Buy cheaper produce: There are a number of fruits and vegetables that tend to cost less than others. Their price varies by season, but some are usually cheaper than the rest.⠀
• Buy produce that’s in season: Typically, foods that are in season are cheaper than ones that aren’t and they change according to the month. ⠀
• Buy frozen or canned produce: For the most part, frozen and canned produce is just as nutritious as fresh produce. You’ll want to make sure that there isn’t any added sodium in canned produce. They typically last much longer and having both can make it easier to quickly add fruits or vegetables to a meal.⠀
• Grow your own: Not everyone will have the space or time to grow their own produce, but if you do have the option, to tend a small garden or grown some plants on a porch, you can end up saving money while also eating fresher foods.⠀
This about sums up how I’m feeling about today. -
Finding it incredibly hard to stay focused for some reason.
Netflix is definitely calling my name with all those cheesy Hallmark-ish holiday movies 🎄
Who else is ready for some time off? #findyourthrive
Always on the go? Don't have time for makeup in the morning, but you wish you look like u did? Eyelash extensions is your solution!
What would you do with some extra time every morning? *******************
I sleep in! Yes I stay in bed until the last minute and then run like crazy out of the house looking awake and put together thanks to the lashes 🖤😘
Day 12 of our giveaways and we want to thank everyone that participated💋 It has been so much fun sharing our favorite products and services with all of you!! We have loved reading your comments and learning more about you ❤️
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You guys today I tried the 20 minute sample workout for our new ab and booty program and I am in love. 😍 So short and my legs burning by the time we were done. A lot new moves I have never done before so working new muscles. And then there are 36 unique workouts, so I never have to repeat the same workout abs be bored. I was going to post a video but I used the kids stepping stool to do it. My steps are in the mail. But if you want to check out a preview watch my stories. And I mean if you are beginner there is modification option and there is a option without the step. So no excuses!!
Did you know our #strollerstrides and #strollerbarre classes keep your kiddos entertained with songs, music and more! All while you get your 60min workout in for the day!? We love music here at #f4mcedarmill that is why we are partnering up with our local Music Together of Portland! ....
Music Together of Portland is holding free classes for families in NW Portland in two locations the week of December 10-14, 2018 as part of a year long celebration of its 20th year anniversary in Portland! Come join #f4mcedarmill THIS Thursday, Dec. 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1623 NW 19th Ave. Class is a free infant class for moms and non-mobile infants up to 8 months. Come see how fun it is to make music with your little one! Please go to www.musictogether-pdx.com/demo-classes/ to sign up or call 503-236-4304. Check out Music Together with babies video in our bio.
So here’s the thing...life has been pretty darn crazy. We moved (still having second thoughts on that), had Thanksgiving, Dad left for 10 days in Europe, work’s been busy (hello eRetail during the holidays) and well I have a 2 and 4 year old. And even though I’ve done ok squeezing in workouts, my diet has been horrible 🙈🙈🙈🙈 like so horrible I’m surprised I’m not actually a sugar cookie or pasta because that’s basically all I’ve eaten for the past month. But you know what? Such is life. I gained a few pounds. Nothing I can do about it but be better about it today. So here we go. A day that started with a workout and where I try not to eat all the cookies. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
What would your life look like if the goal was to find enjoyment and true pleasure every day?
What different decisions would you make? What would you prioritize? What would you walk away from?
2018 has taught me so many things but my biggest lesson has been in finding Pleasure in my life, my body, my career- as it is right now, today.
I am no longer fighting against what isn’t (I’m not working my dream job, making my dream paycheck, not at my most ideal and perfect weight, etc.) and accepting where I am and allowing peace and pleasure in all aspects of life.
I’ve found life to be an exciting, magical adventure this year. I’m in awe of the wonderful doors that have opened for me because I was willing to take a risk and willing to allow goodness into my life. • I dare you to do something just for yourself today... Maybe even something fun.
It’s all about our favorite holiday gifts this week at @supernatureadventures!⠀
We love this Hoyt Arboretum trail packet for winter family adventures. 🌲🌲🌲⠀
This trail packet is all about exploring conifers and learning to spot the difference between a Douglas fir, a pine, and more. Swipe right to see more details about this packet & location.
Get it for 20% off this week with the code: holiday2018. Head to the link in the bio for more on our holiday sale. (Ends Sun, 12/16) 💫
Lash Extensions, making early mornings that much easier 🤩 I mean, how beautiful is she and those lashes ✨❤️
Signature Classic Lashes by Katie
Book online - nwlashandbeauty.com
(She only has few appointments left for the year)
✨ Our BIG Holiday Gift Card Special is back! ✨
From now thru December 31st, we’re offering our Gift Cards with a Special Bonus. Purchase a card worth $25 or more and we’ll take $5 off. Purchase a card worth $50 or more and we’ll take $10 off. Purchase a card worth $100 or more and we’ll take $20 off of your order. Spread some extra fresh cheer for the holidays and save! 👉Link in our bio for details.
IMPORTANT FINE PRINT: Discounted cards cannot be redeemed on date of purchase.