I’m incredibly excited to take a beginning hand lettering class tonight with @rjcalligraphyco and several of my friends. This class is an early birthday gift from my husband and is perfect because I absolutely love learning new art forms and expanding my toolkit of skills! Plus, my mind is spinning with ideas on how I can apply this to projects that I’ve been wanting to do.
I’d be lying if I didn’t mention how terrified I am of failure though! In general, I tend to excel in crafty things, but what if I don’t ‘get it’... These are thoughts that I’m sure run through many of our minds when we consider learning something new. I truly believe that anyone can learn a skill if they slow down, process, are open, and are kind to themselves! I’m writing all of this to say, please don’t let fear of failure stop you from trying something new. Don’t assume that you can’t do something and don’t give up if you don’t ‘get it’ right away. Skills take practice and time! ✨
image credit: @jennyhighsmith
I remember when I spent day after day staring at grey cubicle walls 😩😭 I couldn’t even see a window, got minimal natural light and with winter it made emotions that much more painful. I would envy people with corner offices or windows. ——
The idea of being my own boss and having my own office...like one I actually own...never even crossed my mind because it felt so unrealistic and far out of reach!
Fast forward to today!! New office I LOVE!!! No grey! So many windows...hello natural light! Amazing view!! Climate and lighting controlled by me! And only the BEST distractions ever...my little munchkins 🤣.
Had you told me 5 years ago, even 3 years ago that THIS was possible...and it’s one perk of many...I literally would have laughed, said you were trying to scam me, and doubted that “I” could do it.
Good thing for some reason I had a gut instinct to give it a shot, even though my brain and everyone around me thought it was cray...because oh my lanta #thisismyhappyplace 🙌🏻💕
Tonight is the night for the opening of our annual trunk show with Anne Sportun. She’s brought wraps and wraps and all that glitters. We’ll be here all weekend long for your sparkling pleasure. Remember, too, we’ll be offering 10% off the collection throughout the event. ✨💛🥂
I’m not sure my fall porch decor has ever been covered in snow, but these kids sure love it. ❄️ Not pictured: the long process of getting dressed for the snow, Kolbe’s many, MANY falls and ability to lose his boot and mittens while walking, a snuggly baby napping in the house, and a tired mom who wishes it was also her snuggly nap time. And since we weren’t prepared for a pre-Thanksgiving snow day, Kolbe is rocking extra boots and mittens from his big sis. #noshameinmyMamagame#godblessourbeautifulmess
This is about the only gray I want to see around here. Forget about outside, it’s warm and cozy and full of sparkles at Virtu. Just you wait for our trunk show tomorrow evening with Anne Sportun. It’s going to be simply spectacular. ✨💛
So thankful for this little camera!!! A year ago my husband bought me this DSLR camera from Costco and I’ve been obsessed ever since!!! So grateful to be able to be able to capture so much joy and love. It’s been a privilege to photograph so many of my own moments - and now to do it for others too —> HEART EXPLOSION!!!! <—
What are your tips with photographing young kids??? Do you like “light and airy” or “moody”
Mulla on ollut sellainen positiivinen ongelma, että multa on usein pyydetty PT-palveluja. Mun koulutus on kuitenkin terveystieteiden maisteri pääaineena ravitsemustiede. Ryhmäliikunnan puolelta löytyy myös koulutusta ja lisäksi olen käynyt I-tason valmentajakoulutuksen lajina fitnessurheilu. Urheilutaustaa löytyy kymmenen vuotta kilpa-aerobicista ja kohta toiset saman verran fitneksestä. Mutta. Varsinaista PT-koulutusta mulla ei ole ollut. Ja koska musta ihminen ei voi tehdä mitään ilman koulujen käymistä, niin olen nyt vihdoin aloittamassa PT-koulutusputken. Ja vaikka saliharjoittelusta aika paljon tietoa löytyykin, niin PT-hommista löytyy varmaan melko monta muuta osa-aluetta, joista lisäoppi on paikallaan. Että tämä vain ennakkomarkkinointina, että ensi vuoden puolelta multa saa vihdoin niitä PT-palveluja ja ehkä jopa fitnessvalmennuksiakin taas. Suunnitelma ainakin on hyvä, katsotaan miten toteutus menee 😄
Niin, ja kiitos kotiväelle, joka ymmärtää näitä mun innostuksia. Tai vaikka ei ymmärtäis, niin ei ainakaan torju suoralta kädeltä 😂
•Love grows best in little places.... Or at least that's what we tell ourselves•
I love the Holiday season. It's the time of comfy sweaters, hot cocoa, lights and delicious food...but in a time of social Media it also seems to the be the time of perfect houses and holiday decorations that are probably worth my families yearly income... And it's hard to not want to compete with that, at least for me. But there is no way I would spend hundreds of Euros just to get my perfect little Chanukah Dreidel paradise or a Christmas Wonderland.
So today as I laid my son down to sleep ready to get into my book and munch some Apples with peanut butter in bed I took a look at our super tiny bedroom where the only holiday decorations as of now are those discounter lights in the back and I realized how grateful I am for all that we got. Even if it's not a lot. And even if it's definitely not an Instagram worthy home, it's certainly all we need at the moment and I wouldn't want to change a thing. B"H
When you haven't jumped on your mat in 2 days... In the last 2 days I've been running around but I've literally wanted to do yoga at the most random times 😂 like at 11pm... or in the middle of class 🤷🏻♀️ Definitely going to do my best to roll my mat out today 👌
When we found out about Leo, we wondered how to arrange our little 3 bedroom house to accommodate our growing family. For now, our youngest babe gets a mini-nursery in our room, and it may just be my new favorite corner of the house.
He doesn’t have his own room, but Leo has a big sister who holds him before bed every night, and a big brother who calls him “baby” and loves to pat and kiss his head. We may not have a lot of space, but there will always be room in our hearts for our children, and that’s more than enough. #lovegrowsbest
We’re prepping our cases in anticipation for Anne Sportun’s trunk show this weekend, opening Friday evening. Be sure to join us for our most sparkling affair of the season. In store you’ll find a collection of ones of a kind, pretty posts, and stacks on stacks like these candy colored sapphire bands Remember, too, we’ll offer 10% off Anne Sportun’s work throughout the event. We look forward to seeing you soon! 💕💛✨
This last weekend, we went to the Puyallup Junk Hunt where the girls each bought a fabric pom garland (the navy one pictured). I thought they were so cute that we went to the craft store to make our own for the mantle (yellow one pictured). The girls had so much fun ripping fabric & it was a great way to keep them busy!
“Into the Woods” - last weekend I had the privilege to learn from #danielledonaldson at #donnadowneystudios . This is my humble attempt to recreate one of Danielle’s magical watercolor illustrations. I gave it a valiant try, and I learned a great deal - composition, color mixing, details and of course, patience. Looking forward to taking what I learned and putting it to use on my journey to create original, meaningful art. Thank you to Danielle for sharing her knowledge and talent, and to Donna for creating the most welcoming and well equipped studio retreat! I’m so lucky! 💚