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Had a great time with my amazing friends this weekend. We've all experienced so many life changes since we became friends. They've literally dried my tears and held my hand. Lots of wine, laughs, cheese, Fixer Upper, and birthday celebrations. Grateful for my elephants. #sassywomen #girlsweekend #elephanttribe #friends #womenwhosupportwomen
Some people believe that the presence of a dragonfly is a passed loved one paying you a visit. This was on my kitchen screen this morning. The boys left for work and school and there it was. Maybe it's Dad. Maybe it's my Father-in-law. I'm not sure but I know it was meant for me to see because I needed it.
24 hours ago, at this very moment this was us in a closet. See that 'smile' on my face? That's fake as shit.I could hear Irma roaring overhead. To me, it sounded like a train and she was just getting started for us. I was scared and had been for days. I just wanted to ensure my beautiful family was safe. We were the fortunate ones who's house was fine and my electricity was on today. Yet, that doesn't negate the fear- for all 3 of us. Tonight I called for a "family night". Electronics elsewhere as I made scrambled eggs and we ate dinner in our pjs. Comfort for all 3 of us. I'll never ever forget our Irma experience. Thank you for all those who sent us messages of love. I'm heading off to bed...not in a closet...praying for those that are not as fortunate tonight. Xoxox#hurricane irma #irma #wesleychapel #sassyinspirationblog #hurricane #parenting #themousekid
Well, our girl #Irma is here for sure. She's just getting started. Grateful for her reduction in force yet wowza she's noisey and I don't take her lightly. The blue dot is where we live and we're under a tornado watch as well. When things get dicey we're heading to my closet. We have loads of supplies and are ready to ride this beast out. VERY grateful that we still have power.
Outside is now secure. @joefilipowicz read an Army Corp of Engineers tip sheet about how to protect your doors from rain and flooding as much as you can. Sand bags are actually made with cat litter, deer corn, soil, and rocks. My Dad was a BIG believer in the magic of duct tape. He's proud of me today ;) Next up, documents, packing, and outfitting the interior safe closet. Please pray for all of us. Irma is heading right to us. And yes, this is my first rodeo. #wesleychapel #hurricaneirma #irma #hurricaneprep #thepriceoflivinginparadise #wevegotthis #us 3 #TeamFilipowicz
When your candle obsession pays off. Irma prep continues. Candles at the ready. Lanterns being delivered by Amazon by 8 pm tonight. Porch cleared off. Cleaning the bathroom we may have to hide in if shit gets really real. Beer fridge stocked with water, Gatorade, wine on wine and random yogurts. Phew. #HurricaneIrma #irma #hurricane prep #hurricane #fuirma #welseychapel #wine
In all honesty I went to bed and woke up worried. This Hurricane stuff is a bit much. Have I mentioned how shitty 2017 has been? As my laundry is finishing before I pack our "just in case" luggage I'm filling my travel oil kit, rubbing all the oils everywhere and listening to podcasts. What's interesting is I know we'll be fine and we're prepared and the models can shift and it's "only gonna be a Cat 2" when it gets to us but I'm still scared. That's allowed, right? Praying for everyone who has already felt Irma's wrath and who is left to. #HurricaneIrma #irma #fuirma #wesleychapel #floridalife #hurricaneprep
Dinner out for sanity. Watching Hurricane models. Moving outside furniture into the garage. Filling beer growlers with water. Topping off the gas tank. Trying to calm down our Moms. Another day in Irma land. We can do this. #hurricaneirma #wesleychapel #themousekid #morewineplease #imscared #shifttotherightIrma #staycalmMom
Another kind of Hurricane prep. Charge all of the things for The Mouse Kid. We have water, propane, food, booze, wine, sandbags, batteries and lights, chargers.....now this stage. We aren't sure what #HurricaneIrma is going to do but we'll be ready for her. #welseychapel #irma #themousekid #goawayirma #hurricaneprep #imabitnervous
Picked up this little sign today at @brocantemarket . I couldn't resist. I do love us, @joefilipowicz . We keep plugging along even when that's the harder thing to do. This is my nightstand where Ganesh is on watch along with some of my favorite crystals. That handkerchief was one of my Dad's and I put Old Spice on it to remind me of how he smelled. It can be so calming. And my doTerra essential oils have played a huge role in my life- especially during these horrible few months. This little table tells a lot of stories. I love us, Joe. Thanks for standing by me today and everyday. 💗
To my sons future spouse- I'm so sorry. We've tried. Really. He's like an absentminded professor. A cute and kind one, albeit, but this is part of the package. Signed, A Mom Who Taught Him Better
A reminder for me and for you. It's always darkest right before the light breaks. Keep going. You're stronger than you realize and so am I.
I started watching @gameofthrones 2 weeks ago from Season 1 Episode 1 and now I'm on Season 7 Episode 2. I'm in hook line and sinker. The best show I've seen in a long time and I have no idea why it took me so long. And more Jon Snow, please. And badass Dany. She rocks. #youknownothingjonsnow #bendtheknee #gameofthrones #alannisteralwayspayshisdebts #thenorthremembers
I've been doing this more and more lately. I love my girlfriends. Like, really love. I noticed that those of us who are super close have started to say this to each other and I love it. I think it's important for the people who make our life special know that they are loved. Do you tell your friends that you love them?
Tales of a fashion drop out. Recently I've realized that I've gotten in a bit of a clothes rut. I've put on some weight, my digestive issues tummy can flare and bloat, and I wasn't really wearing my clothes As much as I was hiding in them. A few months ago I started to talk with my amazing friend @mamamarcie who runs her own business and knows fashion inside and out. I started to invest in nicer clothes that fit the body I have, not the body I have had. Yesterday Marcie came over and went through my closet with me. She made me try on a whole lot, asked me tough questions about why I was keeping things and how I dress this body. We talked propositions, style, comfort, REAL sizes- it was a game changer. I've been a part of her @ebfashionista community and have learned so much. Scroll through and you'll see how she helped me create an awesome date night outfit from my @cabiclothing WHITE SKINNY JEANS (yup, a plus size woman in white jeans) and a skirt that we realized could be a top. I felt amazing, feminine, sexy, and comfortable. Here's to loving the skin, and clothes, you're in. Xo