I love living on this magic land. I love the turn of the seasons, the views and beauty with every spin around the sun... but most of all , I love the creatures who inhabit this mystical place. It is once again subzero temps out there, and these majestic creatures are handling it with aplomb. The ones I worry about, though, is our homeless population. Leaving work tonight , I saw a man in the parking garage reorganizing all his worldly belongings in his back pack. I walked up to him to see if he was alright, and he told me he was waiting for the shelter to open, so he could go in to sleep. I gave him money , as I looked into his dark clear eyes , and couldn’t help but be startled how shiny , clear and intelligent they were. Give love. Show care. It keeps us ALL warm... #alaskagirl#mylife#bekind#lightbringer#givelove
I’m feeling a burst of GRATITUDE right now!
I’m feeling grateful for... Cheesy Smiles 💜 Galaxy Print 💜 Purple Dresses with guitars on them -thanks @raedean907 💜 Earrings by @kassigrunder 💜 Cousins visiting from OR! 💜 Books 💜 Experiencing new heights of heart-opening Devotion & Giving 💜 Discipline as Self-Care 💜 @organic_olivia new podcast “what the juice” 💜 Macadamia Nut Milk 💜 Snuggles with my kids!
What is making you feel warm & fuzzy or oh-so-excited today??
Oh, dear friend, how grateful I am to be loved by you 💛
To know our friendship spans all phases and days is a steady comfort to a life as chaotic as the ocean —an ocean and world we both relish in, separately, but of a shared shine that I hope brings as much warmth to your gray days as thoughts of you do mine ✨
To see you bravely living your happy in the world is a gift, a grateful reminder that our world is beautiful in the ways you’re willing to see her beauty 🌙 Exploring and evolving on paths that are divergent, but with a want and will to bridge between, to still be #sistersouls : an eternal blessing, you, choosing us.
To feel your love in the talismans I most reach for, the you that comes with me in social adventures and on journeys of self—these are the ways a love like ours buoys the world. Because, “ain’t no mountain high enough,” that I wouldn’t climb with you, babe 🏔
May your 2020 be gloriously filled with adventures to grow on, laughter that nourishes & continued brilliance that reflects the good you are in the world 🎁 —also, cheers to the next #quarterofacentury looking this good on us 🥂
My son is crazy about cheese balls! He’s a regular connoisseur when it comes to these flavor profiles, so today’s offering was made with onion, bacon, and garlic, coated in crushed walnuts. Let the snacking begin! #alaskagirl#mylife#cheeseballs#appetizers
1 1423 January, 2020
Seventeen minutes.. I stir fried my heart out and it only took the time for my rice to steam in order for me to get all the ingredients chopped and cooked. Love is an action word. #alaskagirl#mylife#stirfry#quickcooking
as a symbol of protection, the evil eye stares back at the world to shield you from negativity. add this charm to your locket for extra inspiration and encouragement whenever you need it. 👁
1 722 January, 2020
The flower doesn't dream of the bee...
It blossoms and the bee comes. 🌺🐝
It has to start with YOU! 💞 That love you crave and desire? Show it to yourself.
Self care and self love aren’t always about pampering ourselves. Self care often needs to show up as discipline and reparenting ourselves so that we can serve in a more powerful and compassionate way.
My capacity to love others has grown tremendously as I’ve continued to forgive, nurture, and honor myself. It starts with you, baby boo.
How can you honor yourself today?
This post inspired by @organic_olivia podcast “What’s the Juice”. 🌱
I joined the gym today! I am starting out slow and walking until I feel comfortable running. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a little frisky and go for the elliptical 😂 things are going well! My photo even turned out pretty nice! Feeling good. #keto#intermittenfasting#alaskagirl#newgymmember
Cheers, Tuesday! 🧉🧃
I’m really curious about your New Years Resolutions. 🥳 Did you make one? If so, are you still going strong or did you decide to switch gears?
My 2020 has been off to a slow and thoughtful start. Wondering if I’m the only one who isn’t CRUSHIN’ IT yet? 😬🤷🏻♀️🤍
Hitting the reset button on my routine since things have been a little crazy.
So far I’ve still been at least getting a 30 min workout in and drinking my shake. Things have been a constant go go go but honestly that’s the only thing that’s been keeping me sane.
We’ll be wrapping up things here in AK and will be settling in my new home soon!
5 5621 January, 2020
Rocking my new Valentine's Day set "I'm with Cupid". In addition to this, I'm doing the "Clear as Day" challenge! I will keep you guys posted on how long this set lasts with the clear coat on top. They normally last me about a week because I'm so hard on them. 💪
Here’s a picture of my face (thank you @mikaela.mulder) to let you know my website is live, and has been for awhile. 🤓 Link in profile, although it’s even prettier on desktop! 🎉🍾 I’m still booking out of state weddings as @corinne.graves, but I’m so excited to finally have @outlandcreative fully running just for my Alaska couples. I have so many awesome weddings, elopements, and adventure sessions to blog, so more will be coming soon! In the meantime, there’s a few amazing couples patiently waiting as I edit thousands of their images.... so back to editing for now. 👩💻 Thanks to everyone for all the love as I continue sharing, our local community is amazing and I’m so happy to be a part of it! 🖤
23 27027 September, 2019
I was driving yesterday, looking at the scenery and jamming to my music, when a little voice In my head said, “you are exactly where you need to be”. ♥️
That’s happened to me only once before (when I decided to serve a year and a half mission in Brazil) so I know it was something really special!
I’m so grateful for a Heavenly Father who knows me perfectly. I’m so grateful for little moments of love and encouragement. I’m grateful to know that I’m exactly where I need to be doing exactly what I need to be doing. ⛰
Sometimes I feel like my life is a total joke and a waste of time. I get down about not making enough of a difference, that I’m not good enough, or I’m not doing enough; I’m sure everyone feels that way sometimes. It’s a complete and utter lie. ⚓️
Love and encouragement is the key to success and joy! Even if you don’t believe in God, that’s true. Love is always the answer. ⛴
I’m so thankful for a God who loves me perfectly!!!
“How tall are you?” My most frequently asked question. I’m 5’4... in heels 🤪 but for real I am 5’1 (barely). I sometimes have to climb the shelves at the store. I also really like to eat and I can’t think of any meal that Parmesan isn’t good on. I am a hot mess 97% of the time.. (this photo is me convincing myself otherwise). I like nice things... nice photos, nice clothes, nice friends 😆 I’m assertive but kind. Easily distracted but disciplined. My name is Kendall and the most important thing you should know about me- is that I’m not you ✨ a lot more will make sense after that. .
📸 my girl - @kristianirey