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7 simple Instagram hacks to increase your engagement

I'm no social media expert, so if I can make these changes to great effect then you can too!

The 7 hacks involve your:

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Check out my new blog to read the hacks (4 min read - via link in bio!)
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7 simple Instagram hacks to increase your engagement I'm no social media expert, so if I can make these changes to great effect then you can too! The 7 hacks involve your: Profile picture IG Handle and tagline Bio Web link Photos Captions Hashtags Check out my new blog to read the hacks (4 min read - via link in bio!) . . . . #heartoverhustle  #womenempoweringwomen  #fempreneur  #solopreneur  #entrepreneurlifestyle  #shemeansbusiness  #womeninbusiness  #womeninbiz  #girlboss  #positivemindset  #entrepreneurialheart  #determination  #changeonething  #boldbraveyou  #selfworth  #presentoverperfect  #risingtide  #mumsinbusiness  #georginabowdencoaching  #successcoach  #smallbusiness  #savvybusinessowner  #redcliffepeninsula  #businesstips  #femaleceo  #businesscoach  #planoly  #selfemployed  #freelancer  #workfromhome 
Per usual, I was devouring a podcast on my way to work this morning. I'm now the person I used to make fun of😆. I follow some pretty amazing woman who have seemed to have a piece of it figured out. It also fills that part of me that wants to (so badly) figure it all out and sometimes realize that I have more of it figured out than I give myself credit for.
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This podcast this morning by @jodymoorecoaching was most definitely written for me. She spoke about being busy, How that whole concept is just a state of mind. It's just something we allow to overwhelm us and create chaos within us. How, especially during the holiday season, the focus should be about REALLY matters. Does it REALLY matter that you didn't get to the dishes? does it REALLY matter that your house is a mess? The answer is NO, not REALLY. What matters is that your kids feel loved, that they're fed, and that you are spending time with those that matter the most. 
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I'm that person. I'm that person that allows anxiety to whisper in my ear "you won't be able to concentrate if you don't pick up those toys". But does it really matter that there's 45,000 dinosaurs on my living room rug? No, what matters is that my kiddos are being kids.
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Be present over being perfect. Allow yourself a brake. Give yourself permission to get down on the floor with your kiddos and play dinosaurs until the cows come home. Because in the long run, you want your kiddos to remember you as a mom who spent time with them, not a mom who "had to get the dishes done". Ya feel me?
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Some of my fave podcasts:
Better than Happy- Jody Moore
Let's Rise- @msRachelHollis
Goal Digger- @JennaKutcher
Profit Boss Radio- @profitbossradio
Don't Keep Your Day Job- @cathy.Heller
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What are you faves, please share!
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Per usual, I was devouring a podcast on my way to work this morning. I'm now the person I used to make fun of😆. I follow some pretty amazing woman who have seemed to have a piece of it figured out. It also fills that part of me that wants to (so badly) figure it all out and sometimes realize that I have more of it figured out than I give myself credit for. 🎙 This podcast this morning by @jodymoorecoaching was most definitely written for me. She spoke about being busy, How that whole concept is just a state of mind. It's just something we allow to overwhelm us and create chaos within us. How, especially during the holiday season, the focus should be about REALLY matters. Does it REALLY matter that you didn't get to the dishes? does it REALLY matter that your house is a mess? The answer is NO, not REALLY. What matters is that your kids feel loved, that they're fed, and that you are spending time with those that matter the most. _ I'm that person. I'm that person that allows anxiety to whisper in my ear "you won't be able to concentrate if you don't pick up those toys". But does it really matter that there's 45,000 dinosaurs on my living room rug? No, what matters is that my kiddos are being kids. _ Be present over being perfect. Allow yourself a brake. Give yourself permission to get down on the floor with your kiddos and play dinosaurs until the cows come home. Because in the long run, you want your kiddos to remember you as a mom who spent time with them, not a mom who "had to get the dishes done". Ya feel me? _ Some of my fave podcasts: Better than Happy- Jody Moore Let's Rise- @msRachelHollis Goal Digger- @JennaKutcher Profit Boss Radio- @profitbossradio Don't Keep Your Day Job- @cathy.Heller _ What are you faves, please share! . . . . . #nikkiglo  #currentstateofmind  #trustyourdopeness  #GLO  #GLOup  #strengthinmotherhood  #momlife  #motherhood  #mom  #momtreprenuer  #blog  #blogger  #momblogger  #essentialoils  #doterralove  #doterra  #diffuserblend  #diffuserrecipes  #cptg  #cptgoils  #presentoverperfect  #rachelhollis  #jodymoore  #podcast  #hillaryhendershott  #kathyheller  #selfcare 
Today was truly Magical 💖. Quality time spent with some of the ones I love and the Spirit of Christmas all around 💕 (Check out my stories for more Awesome pictures 💖💕🎅) #presentoverperfect 
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Our tiny, petite little toddler became a giant overnight! (Photos of B with Elsa Marie are hard to come by as he's quite uninterested in our newest family member!) While I'm sitting here soaking up cuddles with a tiny human (seriously, you forget they come in such small sizes!), I'm astounded by how large my toddlers now seem. They're suddenly grown up, full of chunk and spunk, playing, fighting, running, giggling. I'm equally and simultaneously amazed by how small Elsa is and how grown up my other two seem. The emotion from both is overflowing and I feel my pulse quicken. Did I soak up their newborn stage enough? Have I been present enough? Did I wish too many sleepless nights away? Did I dream about the next stage too much?

What happened to the tiny babies I held not that long ago?

Be present, mamas. Hold them close. Love them fiercely. Fight the urge to wish moments away.

#babies #babiesofinstagram #toddlersofinstagram #toddlers #holdthemoments #honestmotherhood #newborn #sisters #slowtimedown #bepresent #presentoverperfect #parenting
Our tiny, petite little toddler became a giant overnight! (Photos of B with Elsa Marie are hard to come by as he's quite uninterested in our newest family member!) While I'm sitting here soaking up cuddles with a tiny human (seriously, you forget they come in such small sizes!), I'm astounded by how large my toddlers now seem. They're suddenly grown up, full of chunk and spunk, playing, fighting, running, giggling. I'm equally and simultaneously amazed by how small Elsa is and how grown up my other two seem. The emotion from both is overflowing and I feel my pulse quicken. Did I soak up their newborn stage enough? Have I been present enough? Did I wish too many sleepless nights away? Did I dream about the next stage too much? What happened to the tiny babies I held not that long ago? Be present, mamas. Hold them close. Love them fiercely. Fight the urge to wish moments away. #babies  #babiesofinstagram  #toddlersofinstagram  #toddlers  #holdthemoments  #honestmotherhood  #newborn  #sisters  #slowtimedown  #bepresent  #presentoverperfect  #parenting 
💛✨ another trip around the sun and it goes without saying i learned more than i ever imagined this year.🌟 #newbeginnings #birthdaymonth #saynomore #wordstoliveby #presentoverperfect #infj
When I become overwhelmed with Christmas anxiety, I try to slow down and remember why I loved Christmas to begin with.

As an adult, I’ve come to love giving gifts more than getting them. Maybe that’s why Christmas seems overwhelmed by so much shopping and buying and wrapping pressure...because i truly want to give that perfect gift. But my love of Christmas began with receiving a Gift. I loved hearing the Christmas story every year...there are lines that even now can still my soul and humble my heart. “I bring you good tidings of great joy”. “Behold, you will bear a Son, and His name will be called Jesus.” “Emmanuel, God with us.” “He will free His people from their sins.” “She wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us...in him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. To me, Christmas is the story of hope. The story of God becoming flesh. The story His birth announcement being made by angels to poor and dirty shepherds in the fields. The story that God’s crib was an animal trough, his mother an unmarried teenage girl. The story that no matter how dark things get, the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Emmanuel. God with us. 
This is how I still my heart this Christmas...by remembering that first Gift, and how it was God giving Himself, wrapped not in pretty packaging but worn cloths, placed not under the perfect tree but inside a manger. May I remember to slow down and give myself, to be light in the darkness, to be a calm and holy presence. “A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
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When I become overwhelmed with Christmas anxiety, I try to slow down and remember why I loved Christmas to begin with. As an adult, I’ve come to love giving gifts more than getting them. Maybe that’s why Christmas seems overwhelmed by so much shopping and buying and wrapping pressure...because i truly want to give that perfect gift. But my love of Christmas began with receiving a Gift. I loved hearing the Christmas story every year...there are lines that even now can still my soul and humble my heart. “I bring you good tidings of great joy”. “Behold, you will bear a Son, and His name will be called Jesus.” “Emmanuel, God with us.” “He will free His people from their sins.” “She wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us...in him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. To me, Christmas is the story of hope. The story of God becoming flesh. The story His birth announcement being made by angels to poor and dirty shepherds in the fields. The story that God’s crib was an animal trough, his mother an unmarried teenage girl. The story that no matter how dark things get, the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Emmanuel. God with us. This is how I still my heart this Christmas...by remembering that first Gift, and how it was God giving Himself, wrapped not in pretty packaging but worn cloths, placed not under the perfect tree but inside a manger. May I remember to slow down and give myself, to be light in the darkness, to be a calm and holy presence. “A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” . . #truemeaningofchristmas  #christmastime  #thegreatestgift  #christmasanxiety  #oholynight  #slowdown  #presentoverperfect  #mindfulmoment 
The greatest gift we can give our children is being PRESENT ❤ .
This time of year can be focused on finding that perfect present that our kids would LOVE and watching their eyes light up as they unwrap their surprise. .
I don't know about you but this weekend hit and I realized, I'm not ready! I've still got presents to wrap, a few little stocking stuffers to find, baking to do, Christmas day dinner to plan.... the list goes on! I can easily let the busyness of this season to put my focus on getting through my long to do list or I can remember what is MOST IMPORTANT. Today was a great reminder for me during this busy time of year that being PRESENT making memories, sharing giggles can be the greatest present 🎁 I can give my kiddos.
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Baking sugar cookies for Christmas cookie plates is something I did with my Mom every year. These special moments have stayed with me throughout the years more than any present I received.  Now I get to pass this tradition on to my kids 👫creating a legacy of LOVE & INTENTIONALITY ❤
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What is most important to you this time of year ? What traditions have you continued to pass on in your family?
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The greatest gift we can give our children is being PRESENT ❤ . This time of year can be focused on finding that perfect present that our kids would LOVE and watching their eyes light up as they unwrap their surprise. . I don't know about you but this weekend hit and I realized, I'm not ready! I've still got presents to wrap, a few little stocking stuffers to find, baking to do, Christmas day dinner to plan.... the list goes on! I can easily let the busyness of this season to put my focus on getting through my long to do list or I can remember what is MOST IMPORTANT. Today was a great reminder for me during this busy time of year that being PRESENT making memories, sharing giggles can be the greatest present 🎁 I can give my kiddos. . Baking sugar cookies for Christmas cookie plates is something I did with my Mom every year. These special moments have stayed with me throughout the years more than any present I received. Now I get to pass this tradition on to my kids 👫creating a legacy of LOVE & INTENTIONALITY ❤ . What is most important to you this time of year ? What traditions have you continued to pass on in your family? . . #christmascookies  #christmasbaking  #familytraditions  #creatingalegacy  #presentmama  #presentoverperfect 
Never underestimate a weekend of recharge as a #coachingcouple so powerful! Thankful to be in this coaching world with @shilohfbcoach it’s fun but at times exhausting and wouldn’t want it any other way! Got a big week ahead... last week of school for the semester, NEW product launch on TUESDAY & Christmas travels upon us... and did I mention lots of Christmas shopping left to do!? Praying I can be present over perfect this Christmas! #coachswife #mrscoach #presentoverperfect
Never underestimate a weekend of recharge as a #coachingcouple  so powerful! Thankful to be in this coaching world with @shilohfbcoach it’s fun but at times exhausting and wouldn’t want it any other way! Got a big week ahead... last week of school for the semester, NEW product launch on TUESDAY & Christmas travels upon us... and did I mention lots of Christmas shopping left to do!? Praying I can be present over perfect this Christmas! #coachswife  #mrscoach  #presentoverperfect 
It’s been 4 whole months of stealing these sugars and I’m not sure I’ll ever figure out how it can feel like he was just born yesterday, yet has been a part of our family forever 🤷🏼‍♀️
#babiesdontkeep #sweetsugar
It’s been 4 whole months of stealing these sugars and I’m not sure I’ll ever figure out how it can feel like he was just born yesterday, yet has been a part of our family forever 🤷🏼‍♀️ #babiesdontkeep  #sweetsugar 
❤️❤️THE WORLD ISN'T ALWAYS GOING TO LOVE YOU.

An oldie but goodie.

They aren't always going to agree with you, like you or belong with you.

I've spent a lifetime getting used to this. Until one day, I stopped trying. I surrendered in and decided to just...Be.

I accepted it.  I am not for everyone.

Neither are you.

And I do my best work by not tryna be. To please everyone is to serve no one fully.

So as best you can, love yourself.

Deeply.
Fully.
Wholely.

I can't possibly describe how important this is. But above all else, love yourself. Imperfections and all.

With love and wisdom from Brooklyn. xx
❤️❤️THE WORLD ISN'T ALWAYS GOING TO LOVE YOU. An oldie but goodie. They aren't always going to agree with you, like you or belong with you. I've spent a lifetime getting used to this. Until one day, I stopped trying. I surrendered in and decided to just...Be. I accepted it. I am not for everyone. Neither are you. And I do my best work by not tryna be. To please everyone is to serve no one fully. So as best you can, love yourself. Deeply. Fully. Wholely. I can't possibly describe how important this is. But above all else, love yourself. Imperfections and all. With love and wisdom from Brooklyn. xx
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It's the final hours of our New Studio Sale! Don't miss out! --- 🍾 In honor of our grand opening, we are pre-registering moms for ALL future classes at $75 off with code “studioB”! To sign up, go to: https://thenewmomschool.com/register/ -- Tag your mama friends or moms to be, who might benefit from our classes! . . . . #momlife  #motherhood  #mommyhood  #momblog  #momlifebelike  #ocparents  #liveauthentic  #newportmoms  #theeverymom  #presentoverperfect  #momtribe  #newmom  #workingmom  #stayathomemomlife  #newmomschool  #ocmommies  #socality  #ocmoms  #hoagbaby  #hoaghospital  #orangecountyca  #mommyandme  #mommyandbaby 
God continues to draw me in, humble me, and show me glimpses of how He wants to use me.

The more I practice being fully present and really listening for his nudges, the more at peace I feel.

Finishing out this weekend feeling so filled up 🥰
God continues to draw me in, humble me, and show me glimpses of how He wants to use me. The more I practice being fully present and really listening for his nudges, the more at peace I feel. Finishing out this weekend feeling so filled up 🥰
I choose to remain in a high-vibe state no matter what.
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I allow feelings to pass through me. I observe my feelings without judgment.
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I release that which does not serve me: people, places, things.
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I let go of all resentment towards myself and/or others.
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I do not allow the opinions of others to affect my opinion of myself. I do not allow the feelings of others to affect my feelings.
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I am more than my own best friend. I am married to myself. I treat myself like I would want to be treated as a wife. I am my wife.
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I don’t just love; I am love. ✨
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I choose to remain in a high-vibe state no matter what. . I allow feelings to pass through me. I observe my feelings without judgment. . I release that which does not serve me: people, places, things. . I let go of all resentment towards myself and/or others. . I do not allow the opinions of others to affect my opinion of myself. I do not allow the feelings of others to affect my feelings. . I am more than my own best friend. I am married to myself. I treat myself like I would want to be treated as a wife. I am my wife. . I don’t just love; I am love. ✨ . #mantra 
“People don’t want to be in our home because of the things we have, but because of the way we make them feel when they are here”. I heard this quote recently, and it really resonated with me. I spent today getting the house all cozy and ready for a Christmas shindig at our place tonight. I found myself thinking about this quote as I tidied things up. I love hosting, especially during the holidays. Nothing beats the sound of laughter, love and the smell of yummy food filling our home!  I can be a bit of a perfectionist, and have been known to obsess over details....and ultimately it doesn’t matter much. Things are never perfect by any stretch, but I sincerely hope that despite the imperfections, people always feel loved and accepted for who they really are in our home. That they feel valued, seen and heard. 🖤 ⠀
p.s. Diffusing Gathering and Northern Lights Black Spruce to set a welcoming mood. 🙃 
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“People don’t want to be in our home because of the things we have, but because of the way we make them feel when they are here”. I heard this quote recently, and it really resonated with me. I spent today getting the house all cozy and ready for a Christmas shindig at our place tonight. I found myself thinking about this quote as I tidied things up. I love hosting, especially during the holidays. Nothing beats the sound of laughter, love and the smell of yummy food filling our home! I can be a bit of a perfectionist, and have been known to obsess over details....and ultimately it doesn’t matter much. Things are never perfect by any stretch, but I sincerely hope that despite the imperfections, people always feel loved and accepted for who they really are in our home. That they feel valued, seen and heard. 🖤 ⠀ p.s. Diffusing Gathering and Northern Lights Black Spruce to set a welcoming mood. 🙃 #presentoverperfect  #ighome  #younglivingeo 
I can’t do everything. 
And I’m not good at everything. 
Yet I run around here trying to make the number one spot on anything I can get my hands on. 
I’ve forced myself into corners of disingenuous passion, it leads nowhere and leaves me feeling forgotten. 
All for the sake of, 
this will give me meaning
this will put me on the map 
I can pretend to like this as long as it makes me someone people will look at 
The pressure to win and be great is an overwhelming feat. I think it’s caused a lot of us to choose and make decisions purely based on need;
To be loved
To be fulfilled 
To be seen.
I feel sad that it’s taken me till 22 to see that but I also feel relieved, because now lost Kennedy can breathe, “you’re not lost honey, you just needed to be set free.”
Free from the pressures of being “the one”, free from the anxiety of being told no thanks hun, free from forcing myself into things just because I knew I’d succeed.
Feeding fake passion is like closing your eyes and trying to see. 
So I accept that I’m not everyone’s something, that I won’t win it all and that most wont know my name,
But better that I know it than a thousand others shouting something I can’t even say.
I can’t do everything. And I’m not good at everything. Yet I run around here trying to make the number one spot on anything I can get my hands on. I’ve forced myself into corners of disingenuous passion, it leads nowhere and leaves me feeling forgotten. All for the sake of, this will give me meaning this will put me on the map I can pretend to like this as long as it makes me someone people will look at The pressure to win and be great is an overwhelming feat. I think it’s caused a lot of us to choose and make decisions purely based on need; To be loved To be fulfilled To be seen. I feel sad that it’s taken me till 22 to see that but I also feel relieved, because now lost Kennedy can breathe, “you’re not lost honey, you just needed to be set free.” Free from the pressures of being “the one”, free from the anxiety of being told no thanks hun, free from forcing myself into things just because I knew I’d succeed. Feeding fake passion is like closing your eyes and trying to see. So I accept that I’m not everyone’s something, that I won’t win it all and that most wont know my name, But better that I know it than a thousand others shouting something I can’t even say.
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I would love to flip those dates and tell you that my favorite quarter-zips fit better today than they do a year ago when I bought them, but that wouldn’t be honest. The other night, I caught my reflection in a full length mirror and wanted to cry when I saw what I looked like in a quarter-zip.
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This past year has been honesty one of the worst I have ever experienced. My mental health has been the worst it has ever been and with that I battled through an eleven month long depression phase.
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With my mental health at an all-time low, I was doing all I could to just stay above water. My previous healthy lifestyle routines went out the window for processed foods, eating out, and a downward spiral of emotional eating. Without realizing it had even happened, I walked out on the other side of the depression phase having gained back ALL of the weight I had previously lost.
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I was suddenly almost forty pounds heavier, uncomfortable in pretty much all of my clothes, and in a place where it almost feels like I am starting over with everything.
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The only difference is, this time I have...
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👊🏼 the accountability of community
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You don’t have to wait until January 1st to start. I’m sure not. I would love to cheer you on & do this with you! If you need the same tools I have now, drop your favorite Christmas movie in the comments!
I would love to flip those dates and tell you that my favorite quarter-zips fit better today than they do a year ago when I bought them, but that wouldn’t be honest. The other night, I caught my reflection in a full length mirror and wanted to cry when I saw what I looked like in a quarter-zip. // This past year has been honesty one of the worst I have ever experienced. My mental health has been the worst it has ever been and with that I battled through an eleven month long depression phase. // With my mental health at an all-time low, I was doing all I could to just stay above water. My previous healthy lifestyle routines went out the window for processed foods, eating out, and a downward spiral of emotional eating. Without realizing it had even happened, I walked out on the other side of the depression phase having gained back ALL of the weight I had previously lost. // I was suddenly almost forty pounds heavier, uncomfortable in pretty much all of my clothes, and in a place where it almost feels like I am starting over with everything. // The only difference is, this time I have... 👊🏼 the tools to do so 👊🏼 the accountability of community // You don’t have to wait until January 1st to start. I’m sure not. I would love to cheer you on & do this with you! If you need the same tools I have now, drop your favorite Christmas movie in the comments!
Heads up home skillets & home bodies 🌿🌱🌿 Tonight is your last chance to order online to get your 📦 by Christmas! I’ll be sending a shipment out tomorrow so there’s still time to get on that. 🎄 Otherwise, I’ll be around for most of the week if you want to do a pick-up!! Just choose “Milwaukee Pick-up” at checkout & you won’t have to pay any shipping costs.
Heads up home skillets & home bodies 🌿🌱🌿 Tonight is your last chance to order online to get your 📦 by Christmas! I’ll be sending a shipment out tomorrow so there’s still time to get on that. 🎄 Otherwise, I’ll be around for most of the week if you want to do a pick-up!! Just choose “Milwaukee Pick-up” at checkout & you won’t have to pay any shipping costs.
At a time of year when it's so easy to get caught up in our to-do lists and the busyness of it all, let's always remember to CHOOSE JOY!

Choose to be present and not just buy presents.

Choose to enjoy the little things because at the end of the day it's all about the little things.
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#choosejoy #presentoverperfect #blessings #grateful #thankful #Godfirst #faith #inspiration #encouragement #blessed #christianmom #fulllife #blessedlife #momlife #sundayvibes the #joyfulmamas #faithblog #christianblogger #bostonblogger #momofinstagram #girlmom #twinmom #petitejoys #itsthelittlethings #momlifeisthebestlife #motherhoodinspired #blessedmom #blessedlife #momlife
At a time of year when it's so easy to get caught up in our to-do lists and the busyness of it all, let's always remember to CHOOSE JOY! Choose to be present and not just buy presents. Choose to enjoy the little things because at the end of the day it's all about the little things. . . . . #choosejoy  #presentoverperfect  #blessings  #grateful  #thankful  #Godfirst  #faith  #inspiration  #encouragement  #blessed  #christianmom  #fulllife  #blessedlife  #momlife  #sundayvibes  the #joyfulmamas  #faithblog  #christianblogger  #bostonblogger  #momofinstagram  #girlmom  #twinmom  #petitejoys  #itsthelittlethings  #momlifeisthebestlife  #motherhoodinspired  #blessedmom  #blessedlife  #momlife 
Summer seems so far away, but it’s a new season, and it will not be wasted. #thereispurposeinyourseason 🌿 “The seasons change and you change, but the Lord abides evermore the same, and the streams of His love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever.” - Charles Spurgeon 📷 : @meridithbrightphotography ✨
Summer seems so far away, but it’s a new season, and it will not be wasted. #thereispurposeinyourseason  🌿 “The seasons change and you change, but the Lord abides evermore the same, and the streams of His love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever.” - Charles Spurgeon 📷 : @meridithbrightphotography ✨
☀️Happy Funday Sunday!☀️
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It’s a great day to set intentions for the week, no matter how big or small.
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Put it on a post-it and place it on your mirror!
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What’s your intention for the week?
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PS: I’m really leaning into keeping up with all the good mindset and health habits especially during this season!
#settingthetone #greatnessinthemaking #presenceoverperfect
☀️Happy Funday Sunday!☀️ . . . It’s a great day to set intentions for the week, no matter how big or small. . Put it on a post-it and place it on your mirror! . What’s your intention for the week? . PS: I’m really leaning into keeping up with all the good mindset and health habits especially during this season! #settingthetone  #greatnessinthemaking  #presenceoverperfect 
With less than 2-weeks until baby boy's due date we have only semi-packed our hospital bags. 🤷‍♀️ Brady doesn't seem to be too worried about it though. 🙈
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@tedtakes is thinking our little man will be early, which means we better get our act together but I'm in the mindset that he will come when he comes. 💙
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What do you think, will our little peanut come before, on, or after his due date? Leave your guess in the comments below. 👇
#mommytobe
With less than 2-weeks until baby boy's due date we have only semi-packed our hospital bags. 🤷‍♀️ Brady doesn't seem to be too worried about it though. 🙈 - @tedtakes is thinking our little man will be early, which means we better get our act together but I'm in the mindset that he will come when he comes. 💙 - What do you think, will our little peanut come before, on, or after his due date? Leave your guess in the comments below. 👇 #mommytobe 
Last month, I ran a 14 Days Gratitude Challenge to share the learning of the Gratitude Mindset 😊⠀
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14 Individuals have joined the Challenge and each one of them have done an individual journey to a more positive life ♥️⠀
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As we are counting down the days to Christmas Day, I want to share 8 days of gratuity with you. Each day, I will share a gratitude prompt with you that you can also reflect on as I will 😉⠀
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Today's gratitude prompt is from Oprah who is one of the firm believers of the Gratitude Mindset 👌⠀
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Being thankful for what I have has not been an easy thing to do everyday similar with how my participants had a challenging time at first but once you get over the initial hurdles, I noticed SMALL differences in my life that had a BIG impact 😍⠀
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♥️ I had a better emotional well being⠀
♥️ I am able to see the silver lining⠀
♥️ I am able to become more resilient ⠀
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It may not seem to count for some people especially those that want hard facts and numbers but to me, to be able to go through life with more vigor, positivity and most of all, perseverance in face of hardships are more important than numbers and figures 🔢⠀
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If you can take just 10 minutes of your time today, reflect on what you are grateful for these past year? ⠀
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I would love to hear you answers below or PM/DM me ⬇️⠀
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P.S. I am still taking 12 wonderful ladies for the Quarter Life Project. Be personally mentored by me, get life guidance and most of all, a strong support system from my YB12 Family in Australia 😉 Can it get any better than that?⠀
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Of course, it can! If you want to start as early as before the year ends to get your life together, I will teach you to do a simple vision board to jumpstart your journey 🤗⠀
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Don't wait around till your ready because life does not happen to you at your peak of preparation. It just happens when it wants to 😅
Last month, I ran a 14 Days Gratitude Challenge to share the learning of the Gratitude Mindset 😊⠀ ⠀ 14 Individuals have joined the Challenge and each one of them have done an individual journey to a more positive life ♥️⠀ ⠀ As we are counting down the days to Christmas Day, I want to share 8 days of gratuity with you. Each day, I will share a gratitude prompt with you that you can also reflect on as I will 😉⠀ ⠀ Today's gratitude prompt is from Oprah who is one of the firm believers of the Gratitude Mindset 👌⠀ ⠀ Being thankful for what I have has not been an easy thing to do everyday similar with how my participants had a challenging time at first but once you get over the initial hurdles, I noticed SMALL differences in my life that had a BIG impact 😍⠀ ⠀ ♥️ I had a better emotional well being⠀ ♥️ I am able to see the silver lining⠀ ♥️ I am able to become more resilient ⠀ ⠀ It may not seem to count for some people especially those that want hard facts and numbers but to me, to be able to go through life with more vigor, positivity and most of all, perseverance in face of hardships are more important than numbers and figures 🔢⠀ ⠀ If you can take just 10 minutes of your time today, reflect on what you are grateful for these past year? ⠀ ⠀ I would love to hear you answers below or PM/DM me ⬇️⠀ ⠀ P.S. I am still taking 12 wonderful ladies for the Quarter Life Project. Be personally mentored by me, get life guidance and most of all, a strong support system from my YB12 Family in Australia 😉 Can it get any better than that?⠀ ⠀ Of course, it can! If you want to start as early as before the year ends to get your life together, I will teach you to do a simple vision board to jumpstart your journey 🤗⠀ ⠀ Don't wait around till your ready because life does not happen to you at your peak of preparation. It just happens when it wants to 😅
“Curious, very curious.”
“Sorry, but what’s curious?”
“I remember every wand I’ve ever sold Mr. Potter. It so happens that the Phoenix whose tail feather resides in your wand gave another feather, just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar.”
“And who owned that wand?”
“We do not speak his name. The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.”
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This is the exact kind of self-care day I really needed. It’s been awhile since I’ve indulged in a mostly full day of self-care, but man it sure does fill the soul.
“Curious, very curious.” “Sorry, but what’s curious?” “I remember every wand I’ve ever sold Mr. Potter. It so happens that the Phoenix whose tail feather resides in your wand gave another feather, just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar.” “And who owned that wand?” “We do not speak his name. The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.” // This is the exact kind of self-care day I really needed. It’s been awhile since I’ve indulged in a mostly full day of self-care, but man it sure does fill the soul.
There’s not much I have time for during this crazy holiday season BUT I somehow make time for #mealprep 🥗🍲🍗🥚 For me, it’s more mental than anything. When I know I have my meals prepped for the week, I don’t even think about straying off plan.
Other benefits include:
✨saves you so much money
✨ more time in the evenings to relax
✨ you’re less tempted to eat junk 
AND the list goes on. Its also important to note that when I first started, I had ZERO clue what I was doing. But the more I did it and saw the HUGE benefits, the more I made it happen. I’m here y’all if you need any guidance! Ok, now back to the #Steelers game! 🖤💛 .
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There’s not much I have time for during this crazy holiday season BUT I somehow make time for #mealprep  🥗🍲🍗🥚 For me, it’s more mental than anything. When I know I have my meals prepped for the week, I don’t even think about straying off plan. Other benefits include: ✨saves you so much money ✨ more time in the evenings to relax ✨ you’re less tempted to eat junk AND the list goes on. Its also important to note that when I first started, I had ZERO clue what I was doing. But the more I did it and saw the HUGE benefits, the more I made it happen. I’m here y’all if you need any guidance! Ok, now back to the #Steelers  game! 🖤💛 . . . .#fitnesscoach  #coptic  #mycopticchurch  #egyptian  #graphicdesigner  #curlyhair  #knowthyself  #payitforward  #godisgood  #iamenough  #presentoverperfect  #athomeworkouts  #backrecovery  #targetlover  #overcominganxiety  #balance  #onlinecoach  #personalgrowth 
Yesterday we had our first Christmas party and our first ever Bloom get together. I mentioned in a previous blog post about how I was nervous about it and almost backed out. But I knew I needed to face the fear and just do it.
While Stevie and I were at the church early to set up, I felt like we needed to add a short time of worship and word. It had been something that had been on my mind for awhile, but I was hoping the feeling would past because once again, fear, anxiousness, and uncertainty. But I knew that we couldn’t let the day go by without it. 
So last minute I asked Stevie if she could lead worship and I asked God to give me something to say. And that is what I want to share with you today. Click the link in our bio to read all about it.
Yesterday we had our first Christmas party and our first ever Bloom get together. I mentioned in a previous blog post about how I was nervous about it and almost backed out. But I knew I needed to face the fear and just do it. While Stevie and I were at the church early to set up, I felt like we needed to add a short time of worship and word. It had been something that had been on my mind for awhile, but I was hoping the feeling would past because once again, fear, anxiousness, and uncertainty. But I knew that we couldn’t let the day go by without it. So last minute I asked Stevie if she could lead worship and I asked God to give me something to say. And that is what I want to share with you today. Click the link in our bio to read all about it.
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” -Sue Atkins 
#momminainteasy #presentoverperfect #kristinamae #ryderbarrett #caydenjoseph
I AM COMMUNITY
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Do you recognize this iconic Phoenix restaurant/pizza place/coffee shop? Here's a hint... famous English Muffins!
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SPOILER... We love LGO for creating a warm and welcoming place for their neighborhood. You'll find kids, dogs, people working, and the same friendly staff every time you show up. Go find some free stickers from us and get your intentions right to love the people around you. .
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❤️ #lagrandeorange #arcadia #phoenixarizona #brenebrown #shaunaniequist #presentoverperfect #ilovephoenix #communityminded #bossbabe #mompreneur #stickerlove #satnam #watrrr #localfirstaz #localista
I AM COMMUNITY . . Do you recognize this iconic Phoenix restaurant/pizza place/coffee shop? Here's a hint... famous English Muffins! . . SPOILER... We love LGO for creating a warm and welcoming place for their neighborhood. You'll find kids, dogs, people working, and the same friendly staff every time you show up. Go find some free stickers from us and get your intentions right to love the people around you. . . . ❤️ #lagrandeorange  #arcadia  #phoenixarizona  #brenebrown  #shaunaniequist  #presentoverperfect  #ilovephoenix  #communityminded  #bossbabe  #mompreneur  #stickerlove  #satnam  #watrrr  #localfirstaz  #localista 
That face you make when it’s a perfect sunny ☀️ San Diego day and you can’t go any further than your backyard because you’re still recovering from a cold! The good news is this- slowing down has allowed me to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like a quick peek outside to take notice of and admire my oranges in full bloom, eat a home cooked breakfast and watch football with my boys, catch up on reading, and just time to be still and count my blessings. How many times do we pray for restoration and neglect the rest part of it? I’m expecting so much from God but my crazy pace hasn’t left room for me to be aware of what He’s already doing !!! Thankfully I’m observing the lesson now and don’t plan to repeat it in 2019. More rest. More margin. Give me Jesus. #sundayvibes #notetoself #sundayinspiration #inspire #grateful #blessed #thankful #woke #bestill #margin #sandiego #socal #infullbloom #presentoverperfect #zoegrace #propelwomenelc #propel #supersoulsunday #grace #rest
That face you make when it’s a perfect sunny ☀️ San Diego day and you can’t go any further than your backyard because you’re still recovering from a cold! The good news is this- slowing down has allowed me to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like a quick peek outside to take notice of and admire my oranges in full bloom, eat a home cooked breakfast and watch football with my boys, catch up on reading, and just time to be still and count my blessings. How many times do we pray for restoration and neglect the rest part of it? I’m expecting so much from God but my crazy pace hasn’t left room for me to be aware of what He’s already doing !!! Thankfully I’m observing the lesson now and don’t plan to repeat it in 2019. More rest. More margin. Give me Jesus. #sundayvibes  #notetoself  #sundayinspiration  #inspire  #grateful  #blessed  #thankful  #woke  #bestill  #margin  #sandiego  #socal  #infullbloom  #presentoverperfect  #zoegrace  #propelwomenelc  #propel  #supersoulsunday  #grace  #rest 
Tis the season to be jolly!
But beyond that Christmas is so much more! CHRISTMAS used to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! 
The significance of what this one man would do for humanity and the love he freely gave to all! There is NO LOVE like the love of God and once we really tap into that we understand that Love knows no limit!

I believe in its entirety to explain the love of God goes beyond words and is something that needs to be experienced! 1 Corinthians 13 I feel explains the characteristics of love but to actually feel  the love of God is overwhelming!

A beautiful prayer is to ask God to let me understand your love! Show me your love, reveal it to me or please allow my eyes to be opened to it! Open my heart to love you more and more and may I experience you in ways that I could never have even imagined! 
Rest assured God is faithful and such a desire to know God or even in having the interest to know him can only come from God!

Tis the season to be jolly and spread some more love
Tis the season to be jolly! But beyond that Christmas is so much more! CHRISTMAS used to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! The significance of what this one man would do for humanity and the love he freely gave to all! There is NO LOVE like the love of God and once we really tap into that we understand that Love knows no limit! I believe in its entirety to explain the love of God goes beyond words and is something that needs to be experienced! 1 Corinthians 13 I feel explains the characteristics of love but to actually feel the love of God is overwhelming! A beautiful prayer is to ask God to let me understand your love! Show me your love, reveal it to me or please allow my eyes to be opened to it! Open my heart to love you more and more and may I experience you in ways that I could never have even imagined! Rest assured God is faithful and such a desire to know God or even in having the interest to know him can only come from God! Tis the season to be jolly and spread some more love
Our tiny, petite little toddler became a giant overnight! (Photos of B with Elsa Marie are hard to come by as he's quite uninterested in our newest family member!) While I'm sitting here soaking up cuddles with a tiny human (seriously, you forget they come in such small sizes!), I'm astounded by how large my toddlers now seem. They're suddenly grown up, full of chunk and spunk, playing, fighting, running, giggling. I'm equally and simultaneously amazed by how small Elsa is and how grown up my other two seem. The emotion from both is overflowing and I feel my pulse quicken. Did I soak up their newborn stage enough? Have I been present enough? Did I wish too many sleepless nights away? Did I dream about the next stage too much?

What happened to the tiny babies I held not that long ago?

Be present, mamas. Hold them close. Love them fiercely. Fight the urge to wish moments away.

#babies #babiesofinstagram #toddlersofinstagram #toddlers #holdthemoments #honestmotherhood #newborn #sisters #slowtimedown #bepresent #presentoverperfect #parenting
Our tiny, petite little toddler became a giant overnight! (Photos of B with Elsa Marie are hard to come by as he's quite uninterested in our newest family member!) While I'm sitting here soaking up cuddles with a tiny human (seriously, you forget they come in such small sizes!), I'm astounded by how large my toddlers now seem. They're suddenly grown up, full of chunk and spunk, playing, fighting, running, giggling. I'm equally and simultaneously amazed by how small Elsa is and how grown up my other two seem. The emotion from both is overflowing and I feel my pulse quicken. Did I soak up their newborn stage enough? Have I been present enough? Did I wish too many sleepless nights away? Did I dream about the next stage too much? What happened to the tiny babies I held not that long ago? Be present, mamas. Hold them close. Love them fiercely. Fight the urge to wish moments away. #babies  #babiesofinstagram  #toddlersofinstagram  #toddlers  #holdthemoments  #honestmotherhood  #newborn  #sisters  #slowtimedown  #bepresent  #presentoverperfect  #parenting 
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truth seekers. girl gang. thriving. servant hearts. leading a gen together. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ no fun is had on fridays.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ overflowing with gratitude & joy joy joy. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ truth seekers. girl gang. thriving. servant hearts. leading a gen together. ⁣⁣ ⁣ *swipe for highlights, they are 10/10*
When we put together the incarnation and the resurrection, we see that God is not just concerned about the spirit, but he also cares about the body.  He created the spirit and the body, and he will redeem the spirit and the body.⁣
Christmas shows us that God is not just concerned about spiritual problems but physical problems, too.  So we can talk about redeeming people from guilt and unbelief, as well as creating safe streets and affordable housing for the poor, in the same breath.  Because Jesus himself is not just a spirit but also has a body, the gift of Christmas is a passion for justice.⁣
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#bedeeplyrooted #womenoftheword #cultivatewhatmatters #gracenotperfection #presentoverperfect #maydesigns # #travelersnotebook #loveforanalogue #whenirisegivemejesus #lifecoachtowomen #communityovercompetition #bujojunkies #christianlifecoach #soulscripts #girlwashyourface #risingtidesociety #propelwomen #advent2018
When we put together the incarnation and the resurrection, we see that God is not just concerned about the spirit, but he also cares about the body. He created the spirit and the body, and he will redeem the spirit and the body.⁣ Christmas shows us that God is not just concerned about spiritual problems but physical problems, too. So we can talk about redeeming people from guilt and unbelief, as well as creating safe streets and affordable housing for the poor, in the same breath. Because Jesus himself is not just a spirit but also has a body, the gift of Christmas is a passion for justice.⁣ -Tim Keller⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #bedeeplyrooted  #womenoftheword  #cultivatewhatmatters  #gracenotperfection  #presentoverperfect  #maydesigns  # #travelersnotebook  #loveforanalogue  #whenirisegivemejesus  #lifecoachtowomen  #communityovercompetition  #bujojunkies  #christianlifecoach  #soulscripts  #girlwashyourface  #risingtidesociety  #propelwomen  #advent2018 
4.5 days left between me and Christmas break 😍🎄
4.5 days left between me and Christmas break 😍🎄
Have you ever noticed that the most memorable moments are the least eventful? For the past two days I have been on a cruise in the middle of the ocean with my two children with no network coverage. It has been an amazing time for us to talk, bond, regroup and reconnect. Away from the rat race and grind has allowed us to build on the foundation that makes us great and makes us a family. I’m so grateful for the life I have, it’s filled with the things I do need like love, adventure, spirit, friendships and living out my dreams, rather than the things that society sometimes make us feel we lack - money, assets, material wealth. In these moments you realise what does matter and what you do want to make your life perfect for you. That is all that matters, no right or wrong it’s whatever fits for you. #makeitcount .
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#adventuretime #spirit #soul #moments #love #familygoals #modernfamily #embracenow #presentoverperfect #createyourself #createyourlife #beyou #lovelife #live #breathe #relationshipgoals #onechance #doitnow #selflove #dontlookback #keepgoing #itsallmeanttobe #pacificjewel #australia #lostintherightdirection
Have you ever noticed that the most memorable moments are the least eventful? For the past two days I have been on a cruise in the middle of the ocean with my two children with no network coverage. It has been an amazing time for us to talk, bond, regroup and reconnect. Away from the rat race and grind has allowed us to build on the foundation that makes us great and makes us a family. I’m so grateful for the life I have, it’s filled with the things I do need like love, adventure, spirit, friendships and living out my dreams, rather than the things that society sometimes make us feel we lack - money, assets, material wealth. In these moments you realise what does matter and what you do want to make your life perfect for you. That is all that matters, no right or wrong it’s whatever fits for you. #makeitcount  . . . . #adventuretime  #spirit  #soul  #moments  #love  #familygoals  #modernfamily  #embracenow  #presentoverperfect  #createyourself  #createyourlife  #beyou  #lovelife  #live  #breathe  #relationshipgoals  #onechance  #doitnow  #selflove  #dontlookback  #keepgoing  #itsallmeanttobe  #pacificjewel  #australia  #lostintherightdirection 
Confession Time - every year I try to make cookies with my kids and surprise I get frustrated. They have no interest in the measuring and rolling and baking process. So this year I bought pre-made cookies from Wegmans and yes I judged myself 🙈 BUT today my kids decorated their sprinkles with cookies (yes that’s intentional 😬) and made a giant mess and did not care for one second if they were homemade or not. I realized I was the only one judging myself. Are you holding yourself to super high expectations this year? Simplify the parts that feel hard and see what happens 🤷🏻‍♀️ I vote we all do what make us feel more present, and more peaceful for our families 💕 #momlife #presentoverperfect
Confession Time - every year I try to make cookies with my kids and surprise I get frustrated. They have no interest in the measuring and rolling and baking process. So this year I bought pre-made cookies from Wegmans and yes I judged myself 🙈 BUT today my kids decorated their sprinkles with cookies (yes that’s intentional 😬) and made a giant mess and did not care for one second if they were homemade or not. I realized I was the only one judging myself. Are you holding yourself to super high expectations this year? Simplify the parts that feel hard and see what happens 🤷🏻‍♀️ I vote we all do what make us feel more present, and more peaceful for our families 💕 #momlife  #presentoverperfect 
It blows my mind that this little bottle can cause people to back away with the thoughts that something is wrong with us for taking medication, that something must really be wrong with us because we are experiencing depression and anxiety. It is mind boggling to me that people can express the quick phrase “just pray about it.”
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Why do people think depression and anxiety is something faith can cure? That it is something we can control about ourselves? We don’t choose to live this way. We don’t choose messed up appetites, ridiculous sleep problems, mood swings, and the inability to function normally. We don’t choose the hours we spend playing out every worst case scenario & the faster heartbeat / sweaty palms / shaky voice anxiety causes.
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We don’t want any of this, just like the person battling cancer doesn’t want chemo & the person battling alcoholism doesn’t want to be chained to their bottle of choice. //
We don’t want this. But we have it. It’s our battle to fight & how we choose to fight it makes us brave. The ways we choose to fight and cope vary, but the fact we are choosing to fight says something.
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If you’re fighting this battle, take a minute to remind yourself that YOU MATTER & YOU ARE BRAVE & YOU ARE WORTHY.
It blows my mind that this little bottle can cause people to back away with the thoughts that something is wrong with us for taking medication, that something must really be wrong with us because we are experiencing depression and anxiety. It is mind boggling to me that people can express the quick phrase “just pray about it.” // Why do people think depression and anxiety is something faith can cure? That it is something we can control about ourselves? We don’t choose to live this way. We don’t choose messed up appetites, ridiculous sleep problems, mood swings, and the inability to function normally. We don’t choose the hours we spend playing out every worst case scenario & the faster heartbeat / sweaty palms / shaky voice anxiety causes. // We don’t want any of this, just like the person battling cancer doesn’t want chemo & the person battling alcoholism doesn’t want to be chained to their bottle of choice. // We don’t want this. But we have it. It’s our battle to fight & how we choose to fight it makes us brave. The ways we choose to fight and cope vary, but the fact we are choosing to fight says something. // If you’re fighting this battle, take a minute to remind yourself that YOU MATTER & YOU ARE BRAVE & YOU ARE WORTHY.
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This you guys!! This!!! : : : If you find what you’re consuming is negatively impacting how you feel, then stop consuming it! : : : You are in control, and you have a choice! You don’t have to apologize. You don’t have to feel bad about it. : : : Evaluate what you are feeding your brain. If it isn’t POSITIVELY serving you, let it go.
Celebrating Christmas at Faith Family this weekend! ❤️ •
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There’s still time for you to come out to our 7:00 production. It’s a free event and fun for the entire family!
Celebrating Christmas at Faith Family this weekend! ❤️ • • • There’s still time for you to come out to our 7:00 production. It’s a free event and fun for the entire family!
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Not gonna happen!  Although it is tempting and oh so comfy in thisittle nest I made I have got to get my butt in gear! 🤸🏼‍♀️ I have goals to crush, projects to work on and chores to do around the house. ⁣
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Who's ready for one of the busiest weeks of the year??!
😴 The kids are napping⁣ 👋 Hubs just left the house⁣ 🐶 The dogs are quiet⁣ 🥘 I just ate lunch.....⁣ ⁣ PERFECT opportunity to lay in this bed and catch a few Z's 😴⁣ ⁣ Not gonna happen! Although it is tempting and oh so comfy in thisittle nest I made I have got to get my butt in gear! 🤸🏼‍♀️ I have goals to crush, projects to work on and chores to do around the house. ⁣ ⁣ You can either sleep and waste the day or you can get up and SLAY! 🔥 I choose the latter so I can start this week organized, less stressed and more in control! 💪🏼⁣ ⁣ Who's ready for one of the busiest weeks of the year??!
Not gonna lie, I’ve been crying in every @sleepingatlast podcast on his Enneagram songs. Getting to know more about people and how they operate/think/feel/ is beautiful. I’m a 4, tell me your typeee👐
Not gonna lie, I’ve been crying in every @sleepingatlast podcast on his Enneagram songs. Getting to know more about people and how they operate/think/feel/ is beautiful. I’m a 4, tell me your typeee👐
Everything is muddy & mucky here in upstate... seems it’s been that way since May (you can see the muddy prints across the porch 😩) From gardening to, flower beds, summer yard projects, and the fall cleanup - it’s all been hard to accomplish between the rainy days. So, this year’s exterior illumination has been a struggle. I was stressing that it wasn’t done, (cause apparently I’m good at stressing 🤦🏻‍♀️), I suggested maybe we’d skip it, to which I was met with unhappy pleas. So, with my determined middle by my side, we hauled out the bags, decorated our central focus... 🚪 🎄 ⛄️ , placed a bunch those projector light stakes to light up the house, gave each other a high five 🙌🏻 and came inside for some hot cocoa! ❤️ ✨
Everything is muddy & mucky here in upstate... seems it’s been that way since May (you can see the muddy prints across the porch 😩) From gardening to, flower beds, summer yard projects, and the fall cleanup - it’s all been hard to accomplish between the rainy days. So, this year’s exterior illumination has been a struggle. I was stressing that it wasn’t done, (cause apparently I’m good at stressing 🤦🏻‍♀️), I suggested maybe we’d skip it, to which I was met with unhappy pleas. So, with my determined middle by my side, we hauled out the bags, decorated our central focus... 🚪 🎄 ⛄️ , placed a bunch those projector light stakes to light up the house, gave each other a high five 🙌🏻 and came inside for some hot cocoa! ❤️ ✨
The new Camilla Top in Sand. ✨
The new Camilla Top in Sand. ✨
⚡️Prayers needed⚡️ we know this is a crazy selfie but it’s us. We have a super important meeting today regarding our hopeful tea + coffee space! So we are asking for prayer, words of encouragement, and just anything you’ve got! So thankful for ALL of you! Thanks for believing in us & His plan. UPDATE: our meeting got rescheduled for Tuesday! Keep up the prayers!  #thirtyonecollective #gritandvirtue #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #sheislight #livefullyalive #solovelysofree #flashesofdelight #wmade #wellwateredwomen #lampandlight #mindfulliving #thisismycommunity #therisingtidesociety #lifelivedbeautifully #darlingadventure #adventure #noogagram #shereadstruth #oftenambitious #liveadventurously #presentoverperfect #makemoments #bloomyellow #theeverydayproject #socality #youbelong #instagram #thehappynow #soulscripts
⚡️Prayers needed⚡️ we know this is a crazy selfie but it’s us. We have a super important meeting today regarding our hopeful tea + coffee space! So we are asking for prayer, words of encouragement, and just anything you’ve got! So thankful for ALL of you! Thanks for believing in us & His plan. UPDATE: our meeting got rescheduled for Tuesday! Keep up the prayers! #thirtyonecollective  #gritandvirtue  #thatsdarling  #pursuepretty  #sheislight  #livefullyalive  #solovelysofree  #flashesofdelight  #wmade  #wellwateredwomen  #lampandlight  #mindfulliving  #thisismycommunity  #therisingtidesociety  #lifelivedbeautifully  #darlingadventure  #adventure  #noogagram  #shereadstruth  #oftenambitious  #liveadventurously  #presentoverperfect  #makemoments  #bloomyellow  #theeverydayproject  #socality  #youbelong  #instagram  #thehappynow  #soulscripts 
The reality of family photos 🤦‍♀️ believe it or not this was the best shot of the (very long and exhausting) day...
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Does anyone know of any good parenting books, particularly that will help me figure out how to respond to challenging behavior in older children? In honesty, I’ve never really explored specific parenting styles before - I’ve always just winged it or followed my gut - but I’m increasingly wondering if there’s some wisdom in following a specific (and consistent!) approach. What do you think, do you follow any particular parenting style? Also, who here has recognized traits of themselves within their children, and then felt overly empathetic to the point where it was probably counter productive to effective parenting?! Nope... just me?!?
The reality of family photos 🤦‍♀️ believe it or not this was the best shot of the (very long and exhausting) day... . Does anyone know of any good parenting books, particularly that will help me figure out how to respond to challenging behavior in older children? In honesty, I’ve never really explored specific parenting styles before - I’ve always just winged it or followed my gut - but I’m increasingly wondering if there’s some wisdom in following a specific (and consistent!) approach. What do you think, do you follow any particular parenting style? Also, who here has recognized traits of themselves within their children, and then felt overly empathetic to the point where it was probably counter productive to effective parenting?! Nope... just me?!?
Y’all.  I have NO idea how cookies like this are made.  And I honestly have no desire to learn how.  They’re like tiny pieces of art! ⁣
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You might decorate every room in your house for Christmas or bake dozens and dozens of gorgeous cookies.  I don’t.  My favorite things are reading my advent devotional and journaling about all our Christmas happenings in my Christmas journal I add to each year.  What about you? Do you have any outside-the-box holiday traditions?⁣
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Y’all. I have NO idea how cookies like this are made. And I honestly have no desire to learn how. They’re like tiny pieces of art! ⁣ ⁣ You might decorate every room in your house for Christmas or bake dozens and dozens of gorgeous cookies. I don’t. My favorite things are reading my advent devotional and journaling about all our Christmas happenings in my Christmas journal I add to each year. What about you? Do you have any outside-the-box holiday traditions?⁣ ⁣ P.S. If your favorite thing to do during the holidays is bake, then let’s be friends IRL!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #loveforanalogue  #lifecoachtowomen  #communityovercompetition  #travelersnotebook  #christianlifecoach  #bedeeplyrooted  #propelwomen  #risingtidesociety  #womenonamission  #soulscripts  #gritandvirtue  #biblejournaling  #creativejournal  #plannerperfect  #womenoftheword  #gracenotperfection  #presentoverperfect  #noscreensunday  #gratitudejournal  #journaljunkie  #advent2018 
”The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.” -the one and only, Brene Brown

Recovering control freak. 🙋🏼‍♀️ Why do we overthink, try to overachieve or critize ourselves into a corner? Prayer and journaling have been a huge anchor for me while wading through the mess. Sometimes when getting out what's bouncing around in our head, we find incredible freedom. It's the challenge of putting those amazing coping tools into practice.  Anyone else craving a RESET?

I'm inspired by so many of you in this space. What are you wanting to dive into in 2019? A new adventure, growing your family, or starting a new career?  We want to run with you and cheer you on! 🎉
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”The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.” -the one and only, Brene Brown Recovering control freak. 🙋🏼‍♀️ Why do we overthink, try to overachieve or critize ourselves into a corner? Prayer and journaling have been a huge anchor for me while wading through the mess. Sometimes when getting out what's bouncing around in our head, we find incredible freedom. It's the challenge of putting those amazing coping tools into practice. Anyone else craving a RESET? I'm inspired by so many of you in this space. What are you wanting to dive into in 2019? A new adventure, growing your family, or starting a new career? We want to run with you and cheer you on! 🎉 • • • • • • • #vulnerability  #courageous  #womenentrepreneurs  #girlboss  #changeisgood  #selflove  #presentoverperfect  #bebrave  #womenstrong  #womenshealth  #healthymom  #mindfulness  #mindsetofgreatness  #instagood  #togetherwerise  #strongisthenewpretty  #healthymind  #confidence  #riseup  #squaresofdelight  #encouragementgallery  #empoweredwomen  #loveyourself  #lovewell  #growth  #soulgrowth 
Proud of these boys at their performance at church today. For all of you mommies with busy boys, someday they might just stand on the stage and do all the things. Progress! Daddy took us to breakfast to celebrate!
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“Here. Now. You, just as you are. Me, just as I am.  This world, just as it is.  This is the good stuff.  This is the best stuff there is.  Perfect has nothing on truly, completely wide-eyed, open-souled present.” #presentoverperfect #perfectimperfection #ichooseyou #happyanniversaryeve 🥰
16.12.2018// today is a good day, because it's you're birthday!!! Muitos parabéns meu amor! Eu amote e estou a gostar muito de ver o teu crescimento dia após dia, lado a lado contigo! Estou aqui para ti, para tudo o que precisares! Amote ❤ #birthdaygirl #mywife #presentoverperfect #loveyoubabe
16.12.2018// today is a good day, because it's you're birthday!!! Muitos parabéns meu amor! Eu amote e estou a gostar muito de ver o teu crescimento dia após dia, lado a lado contigo! Estou aqui para ti, para tudo o que precisares! Amote ❤ #birthdaygirl  #mywife  #presentoverperfect  #loveyoubabe 
So many of you have signed up for a slower holiday season by requesting my Present Not Perfect Workbook. I love it!! If you want to learn more about how to slow down, experience the joy of the present moment, and banish anxiety & stress this season, this workbook is for you! Simply click the link in my profile to join the Illume Co. community and you'll be emailed the workbook straight away. 💫

I created this Present Not Perfect workbook (originally for myself) to help curb anxiety and stress. The 10 exercises in this downloadable .pdf help us identify our needs, then meet them. They teach us how to cut out the chaos and mindfully simplify. It's the perfect way to end the year and reboot so that we can move into 2019 recharged, grounded, and focused on creating the lives we truly want to live. ✨

If you are already part of the Illume Co. community, you can find the download in my secret Archive where I permanently house all my freebies! (*you know how to get there!). And, those of you already working through the slow living exercises, share your experiences in  IG stories! I want to see how you are doing. ⭐

p.s. The Winter Solstice is this week, and I've been working on some exciting material that I can't wait to share! Keep your eyes open for illuminating ways to connect to nature and celebrate the Winter Solstice. 🌞
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#presentoverperfect #embracingtheseasons #presentnotperfect #livemoremagic #startwithwhy, #theartofslowliving #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #doitfortheprocess #makersgonnamake #communityovercompetition #postitfortheaesthetic #creativepreneur #risingtide #dontquityourdaydream #handsandhustle #nothingisordinary #pursuepretty #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #naturewhispers #exploremore #enlightenyourself #mindfulliving #smilebehappy #embracinglife #naturallife #minimalistatheart #artofslowliving
So many of you have signed up for a slower holiday season by requesting my Present Not Perfect Workbook. I love it!! If you want to learn more about how to slow down, experience the joy of the present moment, and banish anxiety & stress this season, this workbook is for you! Simply click the link in my profile to join the Illume Co. community and you'll be emailed the workbook straight away. 💫 I created this Present Not Perfect workbook (originally for myself) to help curb anxiety and stress. The 10 exercises in this downloadable .pdf help us identify our needs, then meet them. They teach us how to cut out the chaos and mindfully simplify. It's the perfect way to end the year and reboot so that we can move into 2019 recharged, grounded, and focused on creating the lives we truly want to live. ✨ If you are already part of the Illume Co. community, you can find the download in my secret Archive where I permanently house all my freebies! (*you know how to get there!). And, those of you already working through the slow living exercises, share your experiences in IG stories! I want to see how you are doing. ⭐ p.s. The Winter Solstice is this week, and I've been working on some exciting material that I can't wait to share! Keep your eyes open for illuminating ways to connect to nature and celebrate the Winter Solstice. 🌞 . . #presentoverperfect  #embracingtheseasons  #presentnotperfect  #livemoremagic  #startwithwhy , #theartofslowliving  #livethelittlethings  #thehappynow  #flashesofdelight  #doitfortheprocess  #makersgonnamake  #communityovercompetition  #postitfortheaesthetic  #creativepreneur  #risingtide  #dontquityourdaydream  #handsandhustle  #nothingisordinary  #pursuepretty  #calledtobecreative  #creativityfound  #naturewhispers  #exploremore  #enlightenyourself  #mindfulliving  #smilebehappy  #embracinglife  #naturallife  #minimalistatheart  #artofslowliving 
I think often to go deeper, it requires going into the places where we have wandered, experienced conflict within ourselves, places where we have felt shame, wounded areas of the heart or simply places in need of change. It’s THERE that we get stronger. Don’t be afraid of the deep waters of around you, be encouraged that you can end up on higher ground.💙🙏🏼👆🏼
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I think often to go deeper, it requires going into the places where we have wandered, experienced conflict within ourselves, places where we have felt shame, wounded areas of the heart or simply places in need of change. It’s THERE that we get stronger. Don’t be afraid of the deep waters of around you, be encouraged that you can end up on higher ground.💙🙏🏼👆🏼 . . . #sobersis  #sobermind  #godeeper  #presentoverperfect  #giftsofimperfection  #wellwateredwomen 
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Just a llil Sunday reading for you....
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HAPPY SUNDAY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a llil Sunday reading for you.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://news.psu.edu/story/550559/2018/12/05/research/regular-bedtimes-and-sufficient-sleep-children-may-lead-healthier#.XAtxFS4wcWg.facebook ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ if you can’t click above, click link in bio and go to my Facebook Page to read, it’s a great article! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #parenthood  #infants  #toddlers  #babies  #sleep  #naps  #sleepconsulting  #sleeptraining  #babysleepcoach  #chooserest  #presentoverperfect  #bethechange 
Instagram is a great place to put others on a pedestal. 👑 We see images, words, outfits and gorgeous trips and not only do the longings of our hearts get activated... we hand over our power. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don’t put her on a pedestal. Claim your own. 💛

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Instagram is a great place to put others on a pedestal. 👑 We see images, words, outfits and gorgeous trips and not only do the longings of our hearts get activated... we hand over our power. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I want that success. I want those friends. I want that marriage. I want that influence. I want her confidence...” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what we miss completely, is that those longings are asking us to step fully into our power. Envy is your teacher, guiding you back to yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — What do you want that you’re not allowing yourself to want or have? How is “she” calling you to be more bold, more creative, more devoted to your healing and wholeness? ✔️✔️✔️Ahhh there it is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t put her on a pedestal. Claim your own. 💛 PC: @angelahouskat #manifest  #2019  #IAMMYOWNRESPONSIBILITY 
No business but square business.  On this day just take some time to give kindness and AMOR. ⠀
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This L.A. girl living in a Tacoma world. I was pretty proud of myself for wearing a skirt in mid 40’s degree weather yesterday. .
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Such a great weekend with family spending time together and continuing family traditions ❤️ #traditions #presentoverperfect #momof4boys
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Where do you want to see change come about? I’d love to see you press in to those thoughts and start to lead a charge… Share with me in the comments!
Painting a bigger picture… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On our recent Safari retreat we had time to engage in some amazing discussions. We talked a lot about global issues and where we want to see change come about, specifically creating opportunity in under developed countries, working to slow global warming and seeing more women in entrepreneurial roles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are huge issues that are a result of an ingrained culture or consciousness. So if we want to see change, we first need to change people’s consciousness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a pretty large scale goal. But it’s one hell of a motivation to reach for it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where do you want to see change come about? I’d love to see you press in to those thoughts and start to lead a charge… Share with me in the comments!
“Those that look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
Remember with me to look to The Lord with me this week as we prepare our hearts and homes for celebrating Christmas. When we look to Him we are filled with His radiant love that will pour out and spill over.
“Those that look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” Remember with me to look to The Lord with me this week as we prepare our hearts and homes for celebrating Christmas. When we look to Him we are filled with His radiant love that will pour out and spill over.
Alright guys, it’s Sunday. I challenge you to really focus on positivity this week. Destroy those negative thoughts, they do not serve you.
Alright guys, it’s Sunday. I challenge you to really focus on positivity this week. Destroy those negative thoughts, they do not serve you.
You’ve got to keep showing up if you want to see measurable results in ANY facet of life.

If you want a relationship that thrives SHOW UP!

If you want to be fit. SHOW UP!

If you want to get recognition. SHOW UP!

If you want to build a brand and an image. SHOW UP (more than you think you need to). And lastly, and most importantly. Be present in whatever moment your in because people need to hear your message & they also need to know that you are WITH them. and you hear their needs.

#fishfoodfriday #brandimage #showup
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You’ve got to keep showing up if you want to see measurable results in ANY facet of life. If you want a relationship that thrives SHOW UP! If you want to be fit. SHOW UP! If you want to get recognition. SHOW UP! If you want to build a brand and an image. SHOW UP (more than you think you need to). And lastly, and most importantly. Be present in whatever moment your in because people need to hear your message & they also need to know that you are WITH them. and you hear their needs. #fishfoodfriday  #brandimage  #showup  . . . . . ##bepresent  #inthemoment  #metricsmatter  #relationshipbuilding  #smallbusinessdevelopment  #spokanegram  #businesslady  #noexcuses  #smallactions  #recognition  #motivational  #entrepenuer  #businessmindset101  #presentoverperfect  #harrypotter  #teambadass  #goaldigger  #onlinemarketing  #daregreatly  #supermom  #dork  #unique  #takeachance 
Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope your day is full of encouragement, joy & simple moments with loved ones! This quote jumped out at me when I was creating a “Vision Board” for 2019 yesterday ... how good is it to know that God has my dreams and desires in the palm of His hand and wants to see me succeed! I mean, how can I let fear hold me back when the God of the universe is on my side? Do you have a dream you are holding on to for 2019? Write it down! Pray over it and know that you are worthy and capable of achieving it because HE is faithful and will finish the good work He started in you! Philippians 1:6⁣
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#organizedwithkids #christianmama #positive #encouragement #gracenotperfection #simplicity #elegant #sincerity #realmotherhood #mamasgotthis #godsgotthis #presentoverperfect #wordbeforeworld #joyinthejourney #yegmama #mommyblogger #simple #simplemoments #visionboard #fearless #bibleverse #uniteinmotherhood #verseoftheday #prayer #mindset #scripture #honestmotherhood #encouragement #sundayreflections
Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope your day is full of encouragement, joy & simple moments with loved ones! This quote jumped out at me when I was creating a “Vision Board” for 2019 yesterday ... how good is it to know that God has my dreams and desires in the palm of His hand and wants to see me succeed! I mean, how can I let fear hold me back when the God of the universe is on my side? Do you have a dream you are holding on to for 2019? Write it down! Pray over it and know that you are worthy and capable of achieving it because HE is faithful and will finish the good work He started in you! Philippians 1:6⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #organizedwithkids  #christianmama  #positive  #encouragement  #gracenotperfection  #simplicity  #elegant  #sincerity  #realmotherhood  #mamasgotthis  #godsgotthis  #presentoverperfect  #wordbeforeworld  #joyinthejourney  #yegmama  #mommyblogger  #simple  #simplemoments  #visionboard  #fearless  #bibleverse  #uniteinmotherhood  #verseoftheday  #prayer  #mindset  #scripture  #honestmotherhood  #encouragement  #sundayreflections 
I said it last week, and I will continue to say it as long as it’s true. Regardless of the progress or wins, these progress photos are NEVER easy to share. But I created this account to be real and transparent as I share my journey, so that’s what I’m going to do.
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Week 1 of @shaunt month is DONE ✅ his style of workouts is something I haven’t done before, so to say it was a challenge is an understatement. I want to share my progress, wins, and losses below as a means of accountability and hopefully inspiration to someone struggling like me.
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6 workouts.
30-45mins/day.
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Progress:
• -1.2 lbs 👏🏼
• Pictures speak for themselves. However, I do feel slightly bloated this morning. At the wedding last night, I had a chocolate frosted long john donut (UGH so good), a decent slice of funfetti cake (UGH so good again), and two heaping scoops of my brother’s Oreo hot chocolate blizzard (UGH 🤤). So although I am still proud of my progress in the photos, I am excited to stay on track next weekend and see how my pictures look then when I am not bloated! But I am very very happy with how my neck and face are thinning out!! That’s usually the first place you can see my weight fluctuation!
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Wins:
• Did not miss a workout!!
• I have been sore the past three days, meaning I am pushing myself and making progress!
• My only treats were last night.
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Needs Improvement:
• Only has shakeology about 3-4 days this week.
• Rarely completed a cool down after my workout.
• Did not track and keep up with my water intake.
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#progress #progressoverperfection #presentoverperfect #newyearnewme #newyearsresolutions #regrets #regretnothing #livethelifeyoulove
I said it last week, and I will continue to say it as long as it’s true. Regardless of the progress or wins, these progress photos are NEVER easy to share. But I created this account to be real and transparent as I share my journey, so that’s what I’m going to do. . . Week 1 of @shaunt month is DONE ✅ his style of workouts is something I haven’t done before, so to say it was a challenge is an understatement. I want to share my progress, wins, and losses below as a means of accountability and hopefully inspiration to someone struggling like me. . . 6 workouts. 30-45mins/day. . . Progress: • -1.2 lbs 👏🏼 • Pictures speak for themselves. However, I do feel slightly bloated this morning. At the wedding last night, I had a chocolate frosted long john donut (UGH so good), a decent slice of funfetti cake (UGH so good again), and two heaping scoops of my brother’s Oreo hot chocolate blizzard (UGH 🤤). So although I am still proud of my progress in the photos, I am excited to stay on track next weekend and see how my pictures look then when I am not bloated! But I am very very happy with how my neck and face are thinning out!! That’s usually the first place you can see my weight fluctuation! . . Wins: • Did not miss a workout!! • I have been sore the past three days, meaning I am pushing myself and making progress! • My only treats were last night. . . Needs Improvement: • Only has shakeology about 3-4 days this week. • Rarely completed a cool down after my workout. • Did not track and keep up with my water intake. . . . #progress  #progressoverperfection  #presentoverperfect  #newyearnewme  #newyearsresolutions  #regrets  #regretnothing  #livethelifeyoulove 
Today is a day of rest and and relaxation! I'm off to a Michigan winery tour with my mother in law and Raiden is spending the night with a different set of grandparents.
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Ya'll I am so ready for this. You know this week has been a hard one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let's all kick up our heels today and get some R & R.
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Cheers to that! 🍷
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Today is a day of rest and and relaxation! I'm off to a Michigan winery tour with my mother in law and Raiden is spending the night with a different set of grandparents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ya'll I am so ready for this. You know this week has been a hard one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's all kick up our heels today and get some R & R. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cheers to that! 🍷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #afroinfluencer  #blackmomsblog  #blackmomskillingit  #blackmommagic  #blackmomchronicles  #chicagomom  #mommydiaries  #bloggermama  #mamablogger  #mamablog  #mamablogger  #mommyvlogger  #blackfriday  #blackyoutubers  #thatauthenticfeeling  #littlestoriesofmylife  #momentsofmine  #seeksimplicity  #myhappyviews  #creativeliving  #authenticliving  #insearchofjoy  #livejoyfully  #bemindful  #presentoverperfect 
If it doesn't help you grow, let it GO! 🌻❤️
If it doesn't help you grow, let it GO! 🌻❤️
I wanted all of these candles but bought none of them. That’s just how it works sometimes isn’t it?
I wanted all of these candles but bought none of them. That’s just how it works sometimes isn’t it?
How I feel about tomorrow being Friday and there’s only been a total of 5 hours of school this week so far.
How I feel about tomorrow being Friday and there’s only been a total of 5 hours of school this week so far.
Decided to make an igloo. Got 1/3 done and said it was good enough. Rested in said igloo.
Decided to make an igloo. Got 1/3 done and said it was good enough. Rested in said igloo.
And the snow days continue...
And the snow days continue...