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in case no one has told you today, you're more than enough✨sleep tight, friends
Anybody else feel like this? No amount of destressing or decluttering or simplifying or mindfulness ever seems to be enough, does it? It feels like there's always something else that needs our attention.... some email to respond to or dinner to make or schedule to keep. And where is the ease? Where is the deep breath, the calm of a peaceful life? The time to oneself to think one's own thoughts?.I think our kids feel this way sometimes too. In some ways they are just as scheduled and as stressed as we are. My first grader has 8 different learning apps that he's supposed to be using during the week. Poor little guy just collapses into bed at bedtime, exhausted from his big day at school..And how do we teach them to slow down? In our house, we encourage unplugged play. Did you know that open ended pretend play has been shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, and helps kids process their experiences? I'm not gonna say that toys can counteract the effects of a fully scheduled childhood, but I do know how much better I feel when I do something just for the pure enjoyment of it. I think our kids feel better when they have the opportunity to just play for the sake of play. No learning objectives, no milestones to meet, just pure play for the sake of play. Even better when that play can go with you wherever you go..I believe play is something that rejuvenated our children. What is something you do that rejuvinates you?.📷: @janetmarieee ........#seekthesimplicity #learningthroughplay #theartofslowliving #zbesties #tendandtrade #wahm #magicofchildhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #bringingbackthevillage #our _everyday_moments #motherhoodthroughinstagram #writeyouonmyheart #shareyourheart #littlestoriesofmylife #thesincerestoryteller #momentsofmine #momconfessions #livethelittlethings #unschooling #mindfulparenting #littlethingsthatmakemehappy #momentsofmine #mytinymoments #mybeautifulmess #calledtobecreative #seekbalance #teachthemyoung #simplechildhood #developingthewholechild
"Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3.Working on a new blog post! All about being kind to ourselves, speaking truth, and remembering we are God's creation. Inspired by @jennrothschild and written in line with the bible study "Me, Myself, and Lies" from @p31obs ♡.Saw this journal cover shopping around one of the stores in town. Love it! Things are becoming......#liveintruth #truth #trustGod #faith #faith ful #believer #love #alwayslove #scripture #womenofgod #womenoftheword #writing #blog #shereadstruth #shareyourheart #grace #ideas #grace notperfection #journey #journey infaith #illuminate #brave #writewritewrite @wordpressdotcom #truetoself #joy #encouraging #makeitmatter #selfreflection #honor #choosejoy
After going to a pumpkin patch today, for research for my blog post, (link in profile), we went to a restaurant in town that has just reopened after relocating..The place was packed. We were offered a large table. For the two of us..I told the hostess, only out of politeness, she could sit someone with us, if needed. I had hoped not, but would have felt guilty taking up such a large table..Less than five minutes later, a couple approached us, asking if they could join us. And, stated the hostess said it was my idea..We sat in silence for a bit. My daughter and I aren’t ones to offer up conversation. I’m not opposed to it but I have to be in the mood. The couple explained they weren’t used to this either..We soon discovered that it was more comfortable, for all four of us, to sit in conversation than it was to sit in silence..We chatted all through lunch. We talked and talked about my children, their children, being a vegetarian, my daughter’s job and masters degree. Before we knew it, we had finished our meal, paid the bill and were saying our goodbyes..As we were walking to our car, my daughter and I talked about how nice that was and that it was, in deed, better, more comfortable and we actually enjoyed their company..Moral—sometimes the uncomfortable can be comfortable if you open your mind to it..I try to push myself to attempt new things in life. Being comfortable can be stagnant. We must keep the waters moving. Do you agree? Do you push yourself in uncomfortable situations?...a @cameronkaydavis picture
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Sometimes life deals us a hard deck of cards, but it's within our power to make the best with what we're given. Sometimes we come up short, lose the game, or have to take a hard pass. We don't always have the same opportunities as everyone else, but we do have the choice to go out and make the best with what we've got..My mission in life is to help people turn their tragedies into triumph. To embrace their pasts while not being defined by them. Cindy Espino is someone who does just that. Check out her story and my latest post (link in bio) and if you do, leave a little word of encouragement for her below ☺️✌🏼
"He who has a religion that costs him nothing, has a religion that is worth nothing... Love is the costliest thing of all."〰Heart check: Is being a Christian costing me anything? Am I sacrificing things to gain Jesus? How much does Jesus really mean to me? Doing the Lord's work costs me time, money, and energy. But it's okay because God and His lost sheep are worth it all.〰And I know there will be times where I won't give up my time for God and spend it on myself instead. I know there will be times where I'll spend a chunk of money on shopping without hesitation, but second guess whether I should pay for a friend's meal or coffee. And I know there will be times where I'll feel lazy and reluctant to get fed or to serve. But it's during those times where I'll have to remind myself: a religion that costs me nothing is one that is worth nothing - God and His Kingdom are worth everything, my everything. They are worth my time, my money, and my energy. I should be willing to sacrifice because I love God and His sheep that much. #michoncewalkswithJesus
Have you ever wanted something to happen your way, but you kept feeling defeated because it was not happening on your timeline?-As humans, it’s natural for us to want to fix it (hopefully, I’m not on an island by myself). However, when we ‘fix it’ or try to ‘fix people,’ we end up making a sweet mess out of it.-If you need advice in this area-- and how not to make a sweet mess out of it-- click the link in my bio!
Check your email! Our newsletter just went out announcing two of our speakers for Thrive 2018. One of them is the lovely Tiffany Tolliver, founder of @theemmaroseagency and branding expert. She'll be teaching us all about creating a successful brand that will last a lifetime and help you grow! You can read more about her on our website under the "speakers" tab - and check out the other speaker that was announced in our email newsletter today!
Anyone else surviving on coffee while trying to balance work/clients/personal life? Let me know if you figure out how to keep your sanity.💎
Do you ever feel like a prickly pear? Like if anyone comes too close, watch out. That's a sure sign of my cup being empty when it happens to me. I need to go for a little walk, or take a 20-minute nap, or ask for hugs and love. Let's be real, I'm also probably dehydrated, right @blissholistichealth ? So take that prickly pear feeling as a cue to pause and check in with your self. Please leave a comment and telll me I'm not the only grumpy little bear halfway through the week. 🙏🏻
Pumpkin lovin’ had me a blast 🍂 (those are the lyrics right?)
What books are currently on your shelf? We want to create a culture of pressing into wisdom and taking hold of the freedom that was won for us on a daily basis- in everything that we do. So we are working on You are Free by Rebekah Lyons & Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown this month— If you're like some of us (ahem, Shannon) and have always wanted to be a reader but can never seem to finish the dang book, then jump in! This is your chance, slow down, make time to press in.
Challenges are inevitable. Rising up is optional. Loss is inevitable. Hardships are inevitable. Rising up is optional. Obstacles are inevitable. Rising up is always optional.-It’s my first day back at home from our Alaska trip, so I just had the chance to watch the @centralonline service today. Pastor Jud’s message focused on the spirit of #VegasStrong , and it resonated with me in many ways. So, I was inspired to write this message and share it with you.-Rising up is always an option for us, no matter how hard things may seem. And part of rising up is acknowledging your emotions and validating your feelings. Part of rising up is believing that what you are going through is real and there is no shame in it. Part of rising up is letting your emotions out with no judgment. Part of rising up is knowing when to ask help without embarrassment. Part of rising up is being okay for not being okay at times. Part of rising up is understanding that it is a process, and progress and healing are attained by slowly making small steps. Part of rising up is self care with no guilt and making time to give yourself a break, and rest.-It’s up to you. You can take the option to #RiseUp and strengthen your faith and believe that everything will be okay, even though it’s hard to believe sometimes. Trust that you are not alone in this. Trust God that HE is bigger than anything we tackle. Trust and believe. Hold on. Keep going. RISE UP.
Bruce’s dog guilt game is so strong! He’s sad and bored because no one is playing with him because we have a rehearsal dinner at the farm tonight and have spent the day getting everything prepped. Dog guilt is so real you guys. How can I say no!? Maybe I’ll just throw the ball for a minute... #imasucker #dogguilttrip
You don’t have to keep up with everyone.One of the downfalls of the endless info available in our online world is that it doesn’t end. You know? Like it doesn’t stop. There’s always more scrolling to be done. And if you’re anything like us, the instinct to look and look and look doesn’t always leave you in the happiest of places.So if you need to choose quiet, do.No pressure, no conclusions, no need to share (or have) daily epiphanies. Hit pause. Stop the tap dance. Just be. Learn about you. Find yourself and love her tirelessly. Think of things that set your heart on fire. And do more of that stuff.Fan that little flame within. That’s where the good stuff happens.
Yessssss to thisssss. Double tap if you agree that women who support other women are made of gold. 💛💛💛
I try really hard to tell myself not to be stressed about things I can’t control. Today has tested me. Anxiety is a bitch.
Today #ontheblog we’re talking about comparing your talents to someone else’s talents. When we stay confined in the bounds of comparison, we cannot grow. We stagnate our ability to learn from others when we constantly want what they have and choose to sit in the muck of our own insecurity. It is so incredibly tempting to look to the right or left and allow ourselves to be bogged down in insecurity. But when we consider others as better than ourselves and allow everyone else’s talents to overshadow ours, we miss out on opportunities God has given us to shine and to grow. When I’m so laser focused on all that I cannot do, how can I serve Him with a humble heart?Let’s see the value that lies in knowing the worth in our own gifts and abilities, shall we friends?
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