Y’all, I don’t think I would survive this holiday season without @amazon! I’m usually super ahead of the game...as in ALL of my Christmas shopping is completely done Thanksgiving weekend. Not. This. Year. I blame my baby mama brain, lack of sleep and also, the baby. Ha! Thank goodness for Prime and the sweet delivery people who are frequent flyers to my front porch. Also, I just ordered groceries to be delivered tomorrow because I that is the level of adulting I can handle right now. Are you killing it with Prime too?! 🙌💻🤶🎄
Welp... the good news is the tree has lights! 🎄😅 And ONE ornament - my Mom felt sorry for our naked tree and bought us this pretty one. 🤣😍🤣 But I think it’s perfect, who doesn’t want peace on this earth??? ✌️🙏🌍 .
Plus, my house smells amazing with this awesome diffuser combo (you should smell it, no candles needed here, this is waaaay better on SO many levels 🙌🎄), the tree lights are on and I have Christmas music blasting while I’m working, so it totally feels and smells like Christmas! I’ve decided it’s all what you make of it, right? 😉😍 .
What are some of your favorite things over the holidays?
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All is calm & all is bright... unless you're having car problems. 😬🙈 Fortunately, I partnered with @autotrader_com just in time to go car shopping without the hassle! 🚗✨ I've been using #AccelerateWithAutotrader to car shop & skip the dealer so I can spend more time Christmas shopping! I'm sharing the rest of my time-saving holiday hacks on the blog, too. 🙌🏻 Click the link in my bio, @hellorigby, to read more! 🎄❤️ #sponsored // 📷: @diaryofthisgirlmegan
Not going to lie, as much as I love Christmas I hate the holiday shopping. The malls and stores are so crowded, the parking is nearly non existent, the traffic is absurd, and people are just out right rude. It's take away from the spirit of the holiday. It's Christmas time, the season of caring, giving, family and love. Do you really need to be standing here is this store fighting with me over a stupid toy that you want so badly. You can have it. I'm not going to be petty over this nonsense. All you had to do was simply ask. No reason to act a fool and in front of your children. What ever happened to Christmas spirit? What's wrong with people these days. It's like everyone forgot the true meaning of it all. It's really quite sad.
Notes from a dark room:
Whatever you may be going through, tell yourself this: nothing is a waste. Believe it with all your heart and in whatever way feels right, commit to making it so -- someday, even if it isn't right now. Even if you don't know how, yet. You don't need to know. You just need to trust and declare. Our word creates our world.
Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right.
. 📷: @kurt.refsnider
It was self-care Thursday (boy I wish I could make that a real thing that I do every week... but let’s be real, it’s just not) and damn (pardon my French) it felt good! I took two hours to get my hair done, thank God for toddler watching in-laws and infant watching mamas who sit in the salon with you while you sip coffee, joke around, and enjoy a good scalp massage! Amazingly the 1.5 hour drive each way to get my hair done also felt like self care thanks to amazing podcasts to lift my spirit, touch my soul, inspire my life, and give me a God-shot to the arm that I desperately needed! Ended my night in an extra hot bath (I feel like a lobster now) with a tiny bottle of champagne 🍾 and some more words of wisdom in my ears. Man did I need this day, yesterday was HARD! Real life, August isn’t sleeping well, therefore, I am not sleeping well; I yelled at Amabelle over things that didn’t merit yelling and, therefore, cried and felt like a failure (I did apologize to her and she sweetly gave me one of her dirty shirts to wipe my tears on... ps I highly recommend swallowing pride and being remorseful to your kids when you mess up, it shows them that you too are human and will encourage them to come to you when they mess up!); overall yesterday wasn’t my best and a day like today was so needed! Lessons learned today: self care is so important, pour into yourself so you can pour out on others, let people help you, make time for God and faith and truth, don’t let worry and anxiety hold you back! #reallife#itsnotperfect#selfcarematters#bubblebath#bubblestodrink#podcastlove @sally.clarkson @proverbs31ministries @hellomornings @goaldiggerpodcast
Something I've learnt this week is that self-love isn't only about loving yourself and taking care of yourself. It's about being able to recognize when there is something you need to change in order for you to be happier. It's about being open and honest with yourself and then taking the necessary steps you need to in order to move forward.
Being mindful and being deeply in touch with your feelings is the best thing you can do for yourself.
How do I get over the hurt, anger,confusion and resentment caused by someone that has wasted my time by leading me on for years without ever being committed?
There is an easy answer and a complex answer.
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1. Forgive yourself for not letting go of the relationship sooner.
2. Forgive yourself for seeing the warning signs and not believing what you saw and/or choosing to ignore what you saw.
3. Consider this, Time is the currency of life. Just as you wouldn't give your paycheck to someone else to spend you don't give someone else power to control and consume your time. Your time is valuable. Regain your power and never allow anyone to take advantage of you, in this way, ever again. ♥️
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“Don’t touch my hair”
Don’t touch my hair is not just a boujee phrase...
It’s the realization that your hair is more precious than gold and should be treated as such
It’s the revelation that natural hair is freedom
It’s the comprehension of the fact that your hair is an extension of your very being
Don’t touch my hair is not just a boujee phrase...
Just like the secret service protects the president, I have to protect my hair
Just like top notch security protects celebrities, I have to protect my hair
Just like police officers protect and serve their communities, I have to protect my hair
Don’t touch my hair is not just a boujee phrase...it’s the epiphany of the Queen I am and the Queen I was always meet to be!
SN: And I just have a #TWA just imagine when my hair grows out 🤦🏾♀️😩😂 #NaturallyNat#poetry#rawemotions#reallife#feelings#naturalhair#donttouchmyhair#ilovemyhair#naturalhair#naturalhairrocks
Little buddy- I read something the other week and it said something along the lines of... we all want to give our kids a magical Christmas with amazing presents but the things they will be most impacted by or remember over the toys is our time. I have found this to be a struggle this year—and I hate to even say that...This year we have James’ work party, my birthday, Christmas and a New Years gathering at our house that I’m so excited about and then you add a suddenly stage 100 clinger to the mix I find myself just wanting you to watch a movie or be completely content playing by yourself so I can get all the tasks complete...and then I read that last week. 😭 You my sweets, love Jesus, and give me my dose of reality, peel layers of selfishness off of me, and keep me grounded. Every time we see a nativity scene you HAVE to say, “oh mom!! Your favorite. We love Jesus.” The list goes on and on for your heart! I love you. And your obsession with wrapping presents. And your excitement to write cards for our neighbors with a drawing of you with arms out taped with a real candy cane. Thank you to the person who posted about just being. With them. Those are the memories that are simply priceless. So today- - we spent hours making homemade Rice Krispies in PJs living our best life—putting the to do lists away.
Yesterday he went down the stairs on his own for the first time *with me watching like a hawk.
Climbed onto the step stool
Stood up in his high chair
And helped me show, rather than just tell, his brothers that rules are to keep us safe, healthy and help us learn to make good choices, even though sometimes they seem frustrating, unfair or pointless.
To have it all right here in one place, especially for kids?? It’s the best! Disney World is dead to me. 😂 Just kidding, but seriously! I don’t really think a vacation is a vacation without a beach, but that’s just me! 🤷🏻♀️ Also, Cash cried himself to sleep tonight saying, “I wanna go bowling!!” Over, and over, and over! 🤦🏻♀️ And yes, there is bowling here, but I was more thinking they could go to bed! Because there is only so much whining I can take. 😭 And the whole, “Santa is watching” thing, doesn’t work for us... 😂 // @palaceresorts #thepalacelife#thegrandatmoonpalace#palacegrandwaterpark#gopro#goprophotography
Big Thanks to @backstreetboys for coming to #Boston to celebrate the season with us! 😄🎄🎉 @mix1041 #bsb#underthetreewithbsb @nickcarter @howie_dorough @kevinscottrichardson @rokspics @aj_mclean @greggdaniels @greggandfreddy